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Inslee Talks Trade With South Korea, Japan During Nine-Day Asian Mission

OLYMPIA (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is on a nine-day trade mission to Korea and Japan.

Inslee flew out of the state on Friday along with many members of the delegation, which include directors of the state agriculture and commerce departments, as well as 60 leaders from the business, education, economic development and local government communities

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Sunday Memorial Service Honors Three Firefighters Who Died Fighting Okanogan Complex

WENATCHEE (AP) — A service for the three firefighters who died while battling the Okanogan Complex of wildfires last week will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Toyota Center in Wenatchee.

The memorial service for 20-year-old Tom Zbyszewski, 26-year-old Andrew Zajac and 31-year-old Richard Wheeler will be held about 90 miles south of where they died last week in Twisp

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Yakima Valley Fire Donations Are On Their Way to Okanogan Complex

Yakima city officials thanked local volunteers and community contributors Friday afternoon as a truckload of donated goods for crews and residents affected by the Okanogan Complex fire left the Yakima Convention Center

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Yakima’s Generosity for Firefighters Is In the Bag(s) [PHOTOS]

The city of Yakima’s donation campaign to help Northwest firefighters battling the Okanogan Complex wildfires has shifted into package mode.

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Australian Firefighters Will Join Okanogan Complex Battle

OKANOGAN (AP) — Help is coming from Down Under to help fight the Okanogan Complex of wildfires, the largest in Washington history.

Sixteen of the Australian firefighters who have arrived in the United States to help battle Western blazes will be assigned to the Okanogan Complex

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Fire Crews Gain 10 Percent Containment on Complex Burning Near Twisp

TWISP (AP) — Fire officials in Washington state say a complex of wildfires burning in north-central Washington is about 10 percent contained.

Spokesman Dan Omdal says containment does not mean the fire has stopped burning

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Wildfires Still Growing, But Crews Hope to Gain Upper Hand This Weekend

TWISP (AP) — A second of the four firefighters injured in a wildfire on Wednesday has been transferred to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, the Northwest's major burn center. Harborview spokeswoman Susan Gregg said Saturday that the firefighter was transferred Friday night and is listed in satisfactory condition

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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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Zigzag Highway Line Gives a New View to the Road

STANWOOD, Wash. (AP) — Unknowing drivers in Washington state may slow down just from the sight of a new zigzag line on Highway 9 near Stanwood. The Daily Herald reports the unique lines were painted on purpose to catch the attention of motorists and warn them that a Centennial Trail crossing is near

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Here’s Why Everyone Should Have An Office With A Window

Having difficulties staying motivated at work? You may want to look out the window.

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