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Officials Authorize Killing of Wolves in Stevens County

Hunters aboard a helicopter took aim at wolves that have been killing sheep in Stevens County in northeast Washington.

The Spokesman-Review reports state officials have OK'd the hunt for a portion of a wolf pack that's killed at least 22 sheep this month.

The announcement comes after the state authoriz

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Sand Ridge Fire Completely Contained

In a press release this morning, it was announced that the Sand Ridge wildfire is now 100% contained.

The fire, which occurred eight miles east of Bickleton in Klickitat County, started on Aug. 20

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Mudslide Damages 10 Homes Near Okanogan

Officials in an area of north-central Washington scarred by massive wildfires say heavy rains unleashed mudslides that damaged or destroyed 10 homes and blocked highways.

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Millions to be Spent Easing Shortage of Beds for Mental Health Patients

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has approved spending as much as $30 million to start meeting a state Supreme Court order to add more psychiatric evaluation and treatment beds to hospitals around the state

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Cantwell Seeks Equal Opportunity For Women Entrepreneurs

 3 out of 10 Washington Businesses are owned by women but just 1out of 10 Small Business Loans are made to women.  Washington Senator Maria Cantwell   has introduced legislation that would change that disparity by expanding access to loans and business training for women entrepreneurs.

 Women-owned

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Wildfire Victims Getting Property Tax Refunds

A few hundred people who lost their homes or other buildings in wildfires in north central Washington are getting property tax refunds.

Okanogan County Treasurer Leah McCormack says the county has sent out over $10,000 in tax refunds for lost structures and reduced property values because of the wildfires

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Millions Coming In for Competing Gun Initiatives

While voters won't weigh in on two competing gun-related ballot measures for months, money is already pouring into the campaigns in advance of the November election.

One measure proposes universal background checks for all gun sales and transfers in Washington state, with some exemptions

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Missing Couple’s Car Found in Idaho

Authorities say a car belonging to a Spokane Valley, Washington, couple reported missing after a suspicious fire at their home has been found in nearby Benewah County, Idaho, with two bodies inside.

The identities of those found in the car Friday were not immediately made public

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Accident Near George Injures Five

The Grant County Sheriff's Office says two men suffered broken necks and three others were also injured when their car rolled over after failing to negotiate a curve near George.

Alcohol and speed were cited as factors

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Major Storm Wreaks Havoc on Central and Eastern Washington

A massive, dramatic dust storm more often associated with the Southwest blew through Eastern Washington and north Idaho on Tuesday evening in advance of thunderstorms, lightning and rain.

Washington state troopers say the dust storm reduced visibility to zero in parts of Whitman and Adams counties, leading to numerous traffic accidents, especially in the Ritzville area southwest of Spokane

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