Washington Wildfire Torches Homes and Evacuates Residents

Posted by Associated Press on June 29, 2015
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Photo Courtesy: The Wenatchee World

SEATTLE — A wildfire fueled by high temperatures and strong winds roared into a central Washington neighborhood, destroying properties and forcing residents of several hundred homes to flee, authorities said Monday.

The blaze ignited in brush just outside Wenatchee on Sunday afternoon, quickly burning out of control and also leading some businesses about 120 miles east of …

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Fireworks Sales Begin Today In Oregon

Posted by Pat Boyle on June 23, 2015
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PORTLAND, Ore. — Fireworks are now on sale in Oregon.  Legal fireworks include cone fountains, sparklers, ground spinners and illumination torches.  Oregon bans fireworks that fly, explode or travel more than a foot into the air or more than six feet on the ground.  Firework sales are allowed through July 6th.

In Clark County, you’ll have to wait.  The City of …

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Protesters Derail Portland City Council Meeting Over Reservoir Issue

Posted by Brett Reckamp on May 13, 2015
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PORTLAND, Ore. — Wednesday’s Portland City Council meeting was shut down twice by protesters upset over a proposal from the Water Bureau to demolish the two open reservoirs in Washington Park.

After about an hour of protest outside, a very vocal group continued to shout “No” and “No demolition” among other things inside council chambers.  Mayor Charlie Hales pleaded with the …

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Planned Teacher Walkout Day in Evergreen School District

Posted by Brett Reckamp on May 4, 2015
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VANCOUVER, Wash. — The Evergreen School District will not have classes on Wednesday, May 13th because they won’t have enough teachers.  The local teacher’s union has decided to take that day to head to Olympia to protest with the state.

The day will have to be made up and will be tacked on to the last day of the year.

We received …

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Washington State AG Wants to Raise Smoking Age to 21

Posted by Brett Reckamp on January 21, 2015
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Bob Ferguson wants his state to be the first in the country to raise the minimum age for smoking from 18 to 21.  He introduced a bill into the state house that would amend the constitution.

Nearly 50 American cities, most of them on the east coast have already raised the minimum smoking age.  Several other states are working on similar …

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