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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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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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Rally Planned to Return Vietnam Vet’s Remains to Washington

Family and friends in central Washington are planning a rally to help bring home the remains of a U.S. Air Force major who was shot down while flying a mission in North Vietnam in 1968.

San D. Francisco, who graduated from Central Washington University, was forced to eject from his F-4 Phantom fighter-bomber

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Oregon Officials Preparing for Potential Legal Marijuana

The leadership of Oregon's largest agencies has quietly convened high-level meetings to discuss how to deal with an upcoming marijuana legalization measure.

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Woman Survives 15-Foot Fall in Wheelchair

A southwest Washington fire chief says a woman in an electric wheelchair fell off a trail and 15 feet down an embankment to a Camas lake bed but escaped with only minor injuries.

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Secretary of State Predicts Voter Turnout in the 60 Percent Range

Washington state's top election official is predicting that 62 percent of eligible voters will participate in the November election.

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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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