Bakken arrests lead to prison sentences

By By The Associated Press A Washington state man is scheduled to be sentenced in federal court Friday after authorities say he led an interstate trafficking ring that brought methamphetamine into the Northern Plains’ Bakken oil patch. At least twelve other defendants in Montana linked by authorities to alleged ringleader Robert Farrell Armstrong have been sentenced. Five more have been convicted and are awaiting sentencing…. …read more

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Competency check for teen accused in girl's death

PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) — Kitsap County prosecutors say a 17-year-old accused in the rape and killing of 6-year-old Jenise Wright will be evaluated next week to see if he’s competent to stand trial…. …read more

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Major Bakken drug case figure to be sentenced

By By MATTHEW BROWN BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Washington state man faces sentencing Friday in federal court on charges he led an interstate meth-trafficking ring that exploited workers in eastern Montana’s oil patch…. …read more

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Eatonville Post Office to be named for park ranger

EATONVILLE, Wash. (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service is paying tribute to National Park Ranger Margaret Anderson who was shot and killed in 2012 while doing her job at Mount Rainier National Park…. …read more

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Rehabilitated bear released back into the wild

MONROE, Wash. (AP) — An underweight black bear that used to live off a Redmond family’s bird feeder has been rehabilitated and released back into the wild…. …read more

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Chalet in Olympic National Park to be relocated

SEQUIM, Wash. (AP) — Park officials say the Enchanted Valley Chalet in Olympic National Park is being relocated to protect the east fork of the Quinault (KWIH’-nawlt) River…. …read more

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WDFW, partners protect key wildlife habitat near Yakima

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Marine Areas 2, 3 and 4 to include wild coho in the two salmon daily limit

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From:: WDFW Sportfishing Rules Updates

Police: driver crushes parking officer's hand

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle police say a driver with at least four unpaid parking tickets crushed a parking enforcement officer’s hand with his Lexus as he tried to keep the vehicle from being immobilized by a wheel clamp…. …read more

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SR 530 detours to take place first full weekend in September; Next community meetings scheduled

SR 530 detours to take place first full weekend in September; Next community meetings scheduled …read more

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