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State Health Officials Trace Salmonella Clusters to Pork

OLYMPIA (AP) — State health officials say they are investigating clusters of Salmonella that appear to be linked to eating pork.

At least 56 cases have been identified in eight counties around the state

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Fire Danger Is Extreme, So Don’t Flick Cigarette Butts Out the Window, Transportation Officials Warn

OLYMPIA (AP) — Washington state transportation officials say people throwing cigarette butts out their car windows are starting brush fires nearly every day.

Department of Transportation spokeswoman Claudia Bingham Baker says another brush fire briefly disrupted rush hour traffic on Interstate 5 near Lacey on Thursday afternoon

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Dramatic Blast, Fire Shut Down Interstate 90 Near Moses Lake

MOSES LAKE (AP) — A dramatic fire and explosion that sent a propane tank flying 1,000 feet has burned five buildings at a company that makes plastic tarps to cover haystacks and set fire to 11,000 tons of hay in central Washington state

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Alaska Air Seeks to Smooth Out Any Bumpy Rides

I’m a “less than relaxed” flyer and my radio pal Lance is basically a nervous wreck! We both HATE  turbulence!  The Northwest’s prime provider Alaska Airlines

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Pay More At The Pump For Millions In Projects Headed To Yakima – Dave’s Diary

 It’s been no easy task, but the task is done. They talked about it, met with residents and argued among themselves but there is a new state transportation packaged headed to the governor’s desk.

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Rep. Newhouse Stops The EPA And IS Stopped By The Confederate Flag – Dave’s Diary

I had the chance to speak with 4th District Congressman Dan Newhouse on Thursday about an amendment he passed to protect farmers, livestock producers, and dairies from efforts by the EPA to issue new regulations under the Solid Waste Disposal Act (42 U.S.C. 6901 et seq.) that apply to animal feeding operations.

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Franklin County Authorities Make Arrest In Connection With Discovery of Two Burned Bodies

KENNEWICK (AP) — Authorities have arrested a 25-year-old man that they say is tied to the killings of an adult and child found badly burned in a car last week.

Franklin County Sheriff Jim Raymond says Prudencio Flagos-Ramirez, of Connell, was booked into jail after his arrest on investigation of murder

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Heritage University Fast Tracks Teaching Masters – Dave’s Diary

 If you want to be a teacher today expect to need a Master’s Degree.  And now you can get it on a fast track.

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New Vision Needs A New Leader As McFadden Takes Seattle Post — Dave’s Diary

Dave McFadden, president of Yakima’s Economic Development organization New Vision,  is resigning to take over as development director of the Port of Seattle.

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Legalizing Marijuana

SEATTLE (AP) — Dozens of government officials and researchers from a half-dozen U.S. states and a few countries that have legalized marijuana or are at least thinking about it are gathering in Washington state for meetings focused largely on one question: How do we know if it's working?

Organizers say it's crucial to get a better handle on what data are being collected about the impacts of legalization and to consider what further research is needed

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