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Okanogan Complex Now Largest Fire In History of the State

The Okanogan Complex of wildfires has surpassed last year's Carlton Complex blazes.
Fire spokesman Rick Isaacson said Monday the Okanogan Complex was measured overnight at just over 400 square miles, slightly more than the Carlton fires, which also burned in Okanogan County

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Half-court Basketball Shot Wins Tuition

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — He isn't the first incoming freshman to get tuition from a college for being able to sink a basket. But Lem Turner is one of the few who got a free ride — but didn't do it as a member of the school basketball team

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Big Drop In Gas Prices In Yakima Before Summer Ends

Average retail gasoline prices in Yakima have fallen 8.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.96/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 91 gas outlets in Yakima. This compares with the national average that has fallen 7

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Cougar Fire Burning Near Mt. Adams 25% Contained

Improving news for the Cougar Creek fire burning near Glenwood, it is now 25% contained.

Over 500 firefighters are trying to contain the wildfire that has already burned 25,000 acres of timber and tall grass

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Yakima Police Searching For Stabbing Suspect

The city of Yakima's 6th homicide happened early Sunday morning after a fight at a bar in the 1000 block of South Third Avenue. Yakima Police say a 27-year-old man was brought to a Yakima hospital in private vehicle and that's where police found the victim at about 1:40 a

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Smoke Lifting Fire Activity Slowed In State

TWISP, Wash. (AP) — Fire officials in Washington state say smoke is lifting over a complex of wildfires burning in north-central Washington.

Spokeswoman Suzanne Flory says visibility has improved and so has air quality, but so far fire activity has not heated up

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Cano’s Two-Run Homer Helps Lift Mariners Over White Sox

SEATTLE (AP) — This time around, the Seattle Mariners didn't let their lead slip away. Almost, but not quite.

Robinson Cano had a two-run homer and Nelson Cruz doubled in two runs to help the Mariners beat the Chicago White Sox 8-6 on Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep

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Washington State Wildfire Info Center

The folks at NBC-TV affiliate KING 5 in Seattle have compiled a helpful list of links to help those concerned and interested keep up with the latest on the Washington wildfires spreading across the state:

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Thousands Answer State’s Plea for Volunteer Firefighters

OMAK (AP) — Washington officials say more than 3,000 people have called and emailed in response to the state's request for volunteer help with wildfires.

The bad fire season has been severely straining resources

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President Signs Declaration Federal Help On The Way

WASHINGTON D.C. - The President on Friday declared an emergency exists in the State of Washington and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local response efforts in the areas affected by wildfires beginning on August 13, 2015, and continuing

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