19 People Found Inside Vancouver Drug House

Posted by Brett Reckamp on October 2, 2014
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The Clark County – Vancouver Regional Drug Task Force along with a SWAT team executed a search warrant at 7120 NE 131st Avenue early this morning as a part of an ongoing investigation.  Commander Mike Cook says they found 19 people inside and ended up arrested 12 of them for various charges.

Commander Cook says they had been monitoring the home …

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Fire Forces Evacuation of 900 Homes in Central Washington

Posted by Cort Johnson on July 17, 2014
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CENTRAL WASHINGTON – Authorities in Central Washington are asking residents in nearly 900 homes to evacuate, as the Chiwaukem Creek Fire continues to grow.

The fire has zero percent containment, being fed by high temperatures and steady wind.  Nearby, the town of Leavenworth is full of smoke.

So far, the lightning caused wildfire has burned over 1,300 acres, an area of nearly …

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New Study On Washington’s Expanded Liquor Sales Confirms Lawman’s “Worst Concerns”

Posted by Steve Leader on May 29, 2014
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A preliminary report for the Washington State Liquor Control Board ties an increase in emergency room visits in the Seattle area to expanded liquor sales.

The study found a 50% increase in hospital visits in King county, related to alcohol, from June, 2012 (when liquor began being sold in private stores) and September, 2013.  During roughly that same time researchers also …

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Washington State Archives Spring a Leak

Posted by Christina Kemp on April 25, 2014
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Not what you want to walk into work and find on a Friday morning. A staffer at the state archive building in Olympia arrived around 7 am to find several inches of standing water on the main floor. State archivist Steve Excell described the scene as a swimming pool and what’s worse the water started to seep through the floor …

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Widespread 9-1-1 Outage Overnight

Posted by Pat Boyle on April 10, 2014
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Clark County, Washington – 9-1-1  emergency service in Washington State and Northwest Oregon was not working for more than five hours over night. Clark County  Regional Emergency  Agency manager Anna Pendergrass says they noticed the system was down around 1 am and it didn’t start coming back on line  until after 6:15 am this morning.

She says  they …

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