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The Watermelon Hill fire consumes trees after crossing Pine Springs Road near Fish Trap, Wash., Saturday July 19, 2014. The wildfire is growing rapidly and is moving in a southeast direction toward timber. A level three evacuation order has been given to people living near the path of the fire. (AP Photo/The Spokesman-Review, Colin Mulvany)

Helpful weather coming to Washington wildfires

WINTHROP, Wash. (AP) — Cooler temperatures and lighter winds are forecast to descend on wildfire-stricken Washington state, helping firefighters battle flames that have been growing unfettered for a week and have covered hundreds of square […]

07/20/2014

President Barack Obama pauses while speaking at the House Democratic Issues Conference in Cambridge, Md. Friday, Feb. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama to survey deadly Washington mudslide damage

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama plans a brief visit near Seattle to survey damage from a recent mudslide that killed more than three dozen people. Obama will stop while on his way to the […]

04/22/2014

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Marijuana now legal in Washington state

A new law makes it legal to possess and smoke marijuana in Washington state, but pot possession is still a federal crime. Watch this CNN report.

12/06/2012

Kangaroo loose

(AP) – Startled drivers weren’t seeing things – it really was a kangaroo hopping down the highway in Washington state. The meandering marsupial nearly caused a couple of accidents Saturday and police responded, keeping the […]

07/03/2012

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