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Overnight Earthquake Hits Puget Sound

A 4.0 magnitude earthquake rattled the Puget Sound early Wednesday.

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Grant County Wildfire Threatening Dozen Homes

The Washington State Patrol announced in a news release last night that state fire assistance has been mobilized to fight the Trinidad Fire in Grant County.

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Oregon City Might Ban Smoking on Sidewalks

The City of Salem is looking at banning smoking on some public sidewalks.

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Oso to Receive Seedling from 9/11 Memorial Survivor Tree

Seedlings from a callery pear tree recovered from the smoldering ashes at the World Trade Center are headed to sites of tragedy in Washington, Mississippi and Texas.

The National September 11 Memorial & Museum says Friday six-foot seedlings from the 9/11 Memorial's "Survivor Tree" will be sent to Oso, Washington, Gulfport, Mississippi and Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas

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Seahawks Recognize Wapato Coach for Breaking the Streak — Dave’s Diary

The Seahawks do something cool each week -- besides win. They recognize football success around the state, and this week it's a tip of the beak to the Wapato Wolves and varsity head football coach, Brian Hake (hay-kee)

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Gov. Inslee Asking Feds to Reconsider Wildfire Aid

Gov. Jay Inslee is asking the federal government to reconsider providing federal aid to people hurt by the state's largest wildfire.

Inslee said Wednesday that more homes were destroyed or damaged than initially thought

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Naches Sportsman Days Brings Fun to Valley

One of the longest running festivals in the Yakima Valley starts Friday in downtown Naches.

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Multiple Tribes Ask Federal Government to Step In on Water Rules

An alliance of Washington tribes says it will ask the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to step in and come up with new water-quality rules for the state.

The Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission sent Gov

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Background Checks on Washington State Fair Workers After Reports of Sex Offenders

Following news that several sex offenders had been employed at the Washington State Fair in Puyallup, fair officials are requiring background checks of all the people working at rides and games this year.

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Yakama Tribal Member Owes Millions in Taxes

A federal judge has ruled that a tobacco company owned by a Yakama Nation tribal member owes $58 million in back taxes and penalties.

The ruling last week in Yakima sets the amount owed by King Mountain Tobacco and follows a previous decision that treaty rights didn't exempt the White Swan business from federal income taxes

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