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Mild Winter Lets Road Crews Start Clearing Passes Early

OLYMPIA (AP) -- After a mild winter with relatively little snowfall, road crews are already getting to work clearing some of Washington's mountain passes.

The state Department of Transportation says work's underway to clear Chinook Pass on State Route 410 and Cayuse Pass on State Route 123

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Old Japanese Sword Among Stash in Busted King County House

COVINGTON (AP) -- A King County sheriff's spokesman says officers have found a stash of stolen property in a south county house. Among the items found is a World War II Japanese katana-style sword.

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WSU Officials Respond to Fraternity Racial Incident

 

About 100 people met with Washington State University president Elson Floyd this week to discuss a February incident when a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity allegedly made a racial slur against a group of young black women.

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Gov. Inslee Declares Drought Emergency for East Side of Cascades

While much of the U.S. was pounded by snow this winter, creating immediate problems for many in those regions, the lack of snowfall in our state this winter will make for potentially bigger problems for the Yakima Valley this summer.

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Sprague Kidnap Suspect Involved in Prior Case

 

The 15-year-old boy arrested in connection with an attempted kidnapping in Sprague had previously been investigated a year ago for allegedly trying to lure a minor.

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15-Year-Old Boy Arrested for Attempted Sprague Kidnapping

 

A 15-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with the attempted kidnapping of a toddler that was caught on surveillance video in the town of Sprague. 

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SCOTUS Turns Down Yakama Tobacco and Tax Case

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to review a case over whether a Washington tribe's treaty rights should exempt a tribal member's cigarette business from paying state tobacco fees.

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Own a Piece of State History Before It Sails Into the Sunset

TACOMA (AP) — If you're shopping for souvenirs this week in a Tacoma suburb, the head of the crew that scrapped the historic ferry recommends gloves and your own container. The port holes, pistons, brass window frames and assorted other hunks of metal are dirty and rusty

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State Officials Preparing for Worst, Seeking $9 Million Drought-Relief Fund

YAKIMA (AP) — The state of Washington has not yet declared a drought this year, but they're asking the Legislature for $9 million for drought relief in case it's needed.

The Department of Ecology says snowpack levels statewide are about 28 percent of normal

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Congratulations, Mount Rainier National Park — 116 and Going Strong! — Dave’s Diary

In 1899, Mount Rainier National Park was created. Who here among us hasn't marveled at that awesome mountain on a sunny day?  What a great icon of the Pacific Northwest.

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