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Wentachee Hospital Lockdown Due to Pigeon Gun

A BB gun that triggered a lockdown last week at a Wenatchee medical center was meant to scare pigeons.

The Wenatchee World reports that officers from local law enforcement agencies locked down the busy Confluence Health's Wenatchee Valley Medical Center after a witness reported seeing a man with a rifle butt extending from under his coat. The incident ended after 90 minutes with no inju

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Controversial Common Core Standards Progressing in Washington

Despite opposition from many Washington teachers and their union about new national education standards and the tests that will judge how they are being taught, the state is ploughing ahead with its plans to embrace Common Core.

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Lawsuit in Fife Could Undo Legal Marijuana

The state's legal pot system will be in the spotlight when a trial starts Friday in Fife, where two pot retailers have challenged the city's marijuana retail ban.

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Sunnyside Educator Named ESD 105 Regional Teacher of the Year

 

Sunnyside High School math, science and engineering teacher Spencer Martin was announced as the 2014  Educational Service District (ESD) 105 winner at a ceremony Tuesday morning.

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Seismologist Says California Quakes Unlikely to Impact Washington Fault Lines

A University of Washington seismologist says there is no connection between the earthquake in California and those that typically hit the state of Washington.

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Officials Authorize Killing of Wolves in Stevens County

Hunters aboard a helicopter took aim at wolves that have been killing sheep in Stevens County in northeast Washington.

The Spokesman-Review reports state officials have OK'd the hunt for a portion of a wolf pack that's killed at least 22 sheep this month.

The announcement comes after the state authoriz

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Sand Ridge Fire Completely Contained

In a press release this morning, it was announced that the Sand Ridge wildfire is now 100% contained.

The fire, which occurred eight miles east of Bickleton in Klickitat County, started on Aug. 20

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Mudslide Damages 10 Homes Near Okanogan

Officials in an area of north-central Washington scarred by massive wildfires say heavy rains unleashed mudslides that damaged or destroyed 10 homes and blocked highways.

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Millions to be Spent Easing Shortage of Beds for Mental Health Patients

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has approved spending as much as $30 million to start meeting a state Supreme Court order to add more psychiatric evaluation and treatment beds to hospitals around the state

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Cantwell Seeks Equal Opportunity For Women Entrepreneurs

 3 out of 10 Washington Businesses are owned by women but just 1out of 10 Small Business Loans are made to women.  Washington Senator Maria Cantwell   has introduced legislation that would change that disparity by expanding access to loans and business training for women entrepreneurs.

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