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Firefighters Battle Wolverine Fire Near Lake Chelan

LUCERNE, Wash. (AP) — A lightning-caused fire in Central Washington has burned 25 square miles near Lake Chelan, and officials are concerned more thunderstorms could be on the way.

The Wolverine Fire started June 29 in remote timber and grass on the west side of the popular lake

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Water Supply Forecast Is Out Small Increase For Growers

The Bureau of Reclamation’s August 2015 Total Water Supply Available forecast for the Yakima Basin indicates a full water supply for senior water rights during this irrigation season, but an estimated 47 percent supply for junior water rights

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Expect Traffic Congestion in Downtown Selah This Week

If you plan on driving into Selah this week you might want to plan for a few extra minutes of travel time. Washington State Department of Transportation maintenance crews will be repairing the right northbound lane of South First Street from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. today through Wednesday (Aug. 5).

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How to Slice a Watermelon — Lance Tormey’s Mom Demonstrates [VIDEO]

For years I've tried to figure out the best way to cut a watermelon. Most of time I just cut it in half and start carving out what I can.

But then I remembered how my mom carved a watermelon and I had to pass it on. Maybe it's worth a try today -- Aug. 3 is National Watermelon Day.

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Gas Tax Hits Washington Drivers Higher Prices Now At The Pump

OLYMPIA, Wash (AP) — The price of gas may be going down nationally, but Washington drivers may see slightly higher prices at the pump as the state's gas tax makes the first of a two-step increase

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Big Fire Keeps Firefighters Busy Near Lake Chelan

LUCERNE, Wash. (AP) — A lightning-caused fire in Central Washington has burned more than 9 square miles near Lake Chelan.

Several hundred people have been evacuated from a Lutheran retreat center and the Holden Mine Remediation Center

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Double Homicide In Toppenish Sunday No Arrests

Toppenish Police are investigating a double homicide. Authorities say the two were shot early Sunday morning when someone opened fire at a family party. Toppenish police officers were called to a home in the 1100 block of Satus Avenue just after 2:00 a

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Simons’ Gem Helps Pippins to Sweep

LONGVIEW – In the midst of a close playoff race, the Pippins turned in a dominant pitching performance Sunday night to finish the sweep of the Cowlitz Black Bears with a 2-0 win.

Lefty Darrion Simons worked eight scoreless innings for the Pippins (26

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Ronda Rousey Knocks Out Bethe Correia in Just 34 Seconds at UFC 190

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Ronda Rousey defended her bantamweight title by knocking out Bethe Correia only 34 seconds into the first round at UFC 190 on Saturday night.

Rousey charged at Correia at the start and finished the fight by throwing a rapid sequence of punches

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Pippins Win Again in Longview — Same Score as Friday

LONGVIEW – For the second straight night, the Pippins left David Story Field with a 7-2 win over the Cowlitz Black Bears.

Friday night, one explosive inning did most of the damage for Yakima Valley (25-22)

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