International Help To Fight Western Wildfires

Posted by Associated Press on August 20, 2015
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Boise, Idaho (AP) —  Australia and New Zealand are sending firefighters to help battle wildfires burning in the west.

The National Interagency Fire Center in Boise announced Thursday that the top fire managers representing various U.S. agencies requested about 70 fire managers and specialists from the two countries.

Details are still being worked out, but the firefighters are expected to arrive in …

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Silver Alert System To Launch In Washington State

Posted by Jim Ferretti on August 20, 2015
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Olympia, Wash — Written By Washington State Department Of Transportation.

Help is on the way for families searching for missing senior members. Starting Thursday, Aug. 27, motorists may see a new alert message on Washington’s electronic highway signs.

The new Silver Alert messages will be for endangered missing people who are 60 years or older. Previously, those messages were handled as Endangered …

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Washington Little League Softball Team Accused of Throwing Game

Posted by Brett Reckamp on August 18, 2015
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PORTLAND, Ore. — The Washington squad from South Snohomish representing their state in the Little League Softball World Series has been accused of deliberately losing a game.

Sunday, they appeared to be throwing the game against North Carolina when they lost 8-0.  They benched their starters and every hitter bunted instead of hitting away which resulted in zero hits.  The strategy …

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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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