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Mount Rainier National Park website
Mount Rainier National Park website
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Fees for National Parks Could Rise

Visiting Mount Rainier and Olympic national parks could be more expensive next year, if proposed fee increases are approved.

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Sean Gallup/Getty Images
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Mercer Island Child has E. Coli, Water Tests Come Back Clean

Public health officials say a child who lives on Mercer Island likely has E. coli.

The state lab has yet to confirm the case and King public health officials say it's not possible to say whether there is a link between the child's illness and problems with the Mercer Island water system

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Wikimedia
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Woman Fatally Injured Chasing Shoplifter

The co-owner of a convenience store in the northwest Washington community of Sedro-Woolley was fatally injured and her nephew was less seriously hurt after they chased a shoplifter out to a waiting vehicle

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Firewood Cutting Season Extended Two Weeks

Nothing says autumn like the smell of the smoke and the crackle of the fireplace on those cool October nights.  If you haven’t stacked enough wood for the season ahead you still have a little more time.

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Grandview Man Sentenced for Stabbing Friend

A Grandview, Washington man has been sentenced to 17 years in prison for fatally stabbing a friend, then running over his body and stashing it in a car trunk.

The Tri-City Herald reports that 25-year-old Robert B

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Gorge Amphitheatre Facebook
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Owner of Gorge Amphitheater Looking to Expand

On concert weekends, the Gorge Amphitheater becomes the largest community in rural Grant County.

Now owner Live Nation wants to improve and expand the scenic venue, upsetting residents who are tired of battling the crowds, the drinking and trespassing that often accompany the concerts

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Medal of Honor Recipient Retires from Army

The second of three Medal of Honor recipients at Joint Base Lewis McChord left the Army this week.

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St. Helens School District
St. Helens School District
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High School Evacuated, Teen Arrested After Bomb Threat

Authorities say a high school in the small town of St. Helens, Oregon, was evacuated after a report that a student had put a small homemade bomb in his locker. The Oregon State Police bomb squad swept the school and found one device

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Media Could Face New Rules, Fees for Filming in Wilderness

The U.S. Forest Service is proposing rules that restrict filming and photography by media organizations and others in more than 100 million acres of the nation's wilderness.

The rules would require a special use permit -- and agency approval of proposed projects -- as well as a fee of up to $1,500 for commercial filming and photography in federally designated wilderness areas

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FEMA In Town To Help You Prevent Disaster

With apologies to Ben Franklin, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) knows a pound of prevention is worth a ton of cure.  That’s why federal mitigation specialists are on hand this week at Home Depot and Lowe’s in Yakima to provide information about ways to rebuild or remodel that can reduce the risk of damage from wildfire, flooding, flash flooding and other disasters

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