Man convicted in 2011 Ore. plumbing shop killing

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — A 52-year-old man has been convicted of murder in a fatal 2011 shooting at a plumbing shop near Milton-Freewater, Oregon…. …read more

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Man who lives in travel trailer sees it stolen

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — In Vancouver, an 86-year-old man who lives out of a travel trailer is hoping anyone who sees his stolen home will help him get it back…. …read more

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Rooster hitches ride with owner to job site

WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) — Kim Lancaster’s drive to work took her 112 miles over sometimes-rough roads. When she reached her job site along the Columbia River in central Washington, she discovered she had inadvertently taken her rooster to work…. …read more

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Horse stuck in mud winds up rescuing self

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A fire chief says a horse that got stuck in the mud of a runoff pond on Washington’s Key Peninsula ended up rescuing himself, with a little help from a guide…. …read more

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2nd-in-command named acting US attorney in Seattle

SEATTLE (AP) — Annette Hayes has been named acting U.S. attorney for the Western District of Washington, following the resignation of Jenny Durkan…. …read more

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Federal grant to boost air travel out of Yakima

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell says the Yakima Airport will receive a $290,000 grant to boost travel service to Seattle and establish a new flight to Portland…. …read more

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Traffic alternatives for East Aberdeen to be detailed at October Open House

East Aberdeen Mobility Project

Find out what the city of Aberdeen plans to do about traffic at the Gateway Plaza at a Community Open House later this month to detail the East Aberdeen Mobility Project. Vickie Cummings, Executive Director of The Grays Harbor Council of Governments, told Port Commissioners in August “The task is to figure out a way to improve the mobility of vehicle, general commerce, and freight, and [to] not impact businesses while you’re doing that.” Cummings said they’ve been talking with businesses affected by traffic “Nothing new, they’re very frustrated about the issue. Everybody’s excited that we’re having this discussion and that we’re going to involve the community to find a solution.”

Their consultant David Evans and Associates came up with 10 possibilities – some more drastic than others include closing one or more of the lesser-controlled intersections. “We kind of vetted the big ones out, and we’re coming down to a final few. So later this month [August] our team of the Port, the COG, and the city, will get together again and we’re going to get the six or seven we have left down to three to present to the community.” They plan to present a final plan by the end of the year.

The open house will be held Tuesday, October 14, from 5:00-7:00 PM, at the Port of Grays Harbor Commission Chamber 111 S. Wooding Street in Aberdeen.

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Inslee: More needed to prevent oil train explosion

By By PHUONG LE SEATTLE (AP) — Citing deadly risks associated with increasing volatile shipments of crude oil through Washington, Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday said the state and federal governments need to take swift action to prevent and respond to oil spills…. …read more

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Black Press buys Hawaii and Washington newspapers

By By CATHY BUSSEWITZ HONOLULU (AP) — The owner of Hawaii’s largest newspaper has bought two daily publications on Hawaii’s Big Island and several newspapers in Washington state…. …read more

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Cause of large Seattle fire undetermined

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Fire Department says the cause of a two-alarm fire at the Asko metal finishing plant in the city’s Fremont neighborhood remains undetermined…. …read more

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