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New Wildfire Burning Near Cashmere

State, federal and local firefighters have attacking a new wildfire burning in a central Washington canyon north of Cashmere.

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With First Pot Stores Opening in July, State Focuses on Protecting Minors

As Washington state prepares to issue the first licenses for marijuana retail stores, Gov. Jay Inslee and other state leaders on Tuesday announced a coordinated campaign to make sure pot stays out of the hands of minors once products start hitting store shelves next month.

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Small Train Tips Over, Injures Six

Police say six people suffered minor injuries, including an 8-year-old boy who was taken to a hospital as a precaution, after a 'kiddy train' amusement ride tipped over at a city festival in Puyallup, south of Seattle.

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Conservation Groups Emphasize Nonlethal Wolf Control

Eight conservation groups are complaining that it is too easy to kill wolves that attack livestock in Washington state.

The groups recently filed a petition asking the state Department of Fish and Wildlife to require livestock producers to exhaust nonlethal measures to prevent wolf depredations before any wolves are killed.

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Police Find Ephrata Man Stabbed to Death After Standoff

Authorities in the central Washington community of Ephrata say a man was stabbed and later died Friday.

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DNR Issues Warning on How to Prevent Fires

The Cottonwood 2 Fire that started on Tuesday north of Selah and burned nearly 9,000 acres is 100 percent contained.

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Jobless Rate Remains the Same

Washington state's unemployment rate is holding steady at 6.1 percent, and the state's employers added 4,000 jobs last month.

Numbers released Wednesday by the state Employment Security Department show that the job growth reported for May comes following a strong month in April, where upward revised numbers showed a gain of 8,900 jobs

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Attack at Walla Walla Prison Sends Two to Hospital

State officials say some prison officers were injured while breaking up an early morning attack at the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla.

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College Only Getting More Expensive

Community college and university officials have been told to plan for more budget cuts to balance the state's 2015-17 budget.

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Toppenish School District In the Spotlight Again

The Toppenish School District has gained national attention after announcing that it is arming administrators to protect kids when classes start again the fall.

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