DNR purchase on Olympic Peninsula adds to wildlife habitat and working forest

At its regular monthly public meeting this week, the Board of Natural Resources authorized the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to purchase 1,720 acres of forestland

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Additional trout releases to focus on lakes in Seven Western Washington counties

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is stocking 47 western Washington lakes with 340,000 catchable-size trout this fall.

This is nearly four times more fish than were released

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Harborview Medical Center ready to accept Ebola patients

Harborview Medical Center has volunteered to become one of the hospitals willing to consider receiving U.S. patients evacuated from Western Africa for treatment of Ebola. The decision follows

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FBI seeks information on bank robber nicknamed the ‘Quick-Change Bandit’

The Seattle Safe Streets Task Force is seeking information about a bank robber nicknamed the “Quick-Change Bandit.”

The unidentified bank robber is believed to have

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West Nile virus infection confirmed in Washington resident

A Walla Walla County man is the first Washington resident in 2014 known to have been infected with West Nile virus in our state. The man in his 20s was likely exposed near his home and was

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Mason County search crews find missing 10-year old safe Friday morning

Search-and-rescue crews have located the 10-year old boy missing in Mason County overnight, spotted by helicopter around 9:30, he was reported safe shortly after. Searchers from Grays

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2014 WA Primary: Your vote, your voice

by Brian Zylstra

Ten years after Washington voters adopted the Top 2 Primary system by initiative, it’s time for the 2014 edition.

Check your mail over the next few days for your Primary ballot. 

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Measles case count up from last year, continuing to spread in Western Washington

Washington has had more measles cases so far this year than in the past five years combined. State health officials are sounding the alarm to remind people that vaccination is the best protection

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Washington Attorney General files lawsuit against company behind failed crowdfunded project

Consumers who financially backed a failed crowdfunding project are finally getting some backing of their own. Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed the

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Repeat offender sentenced to 14 years after stealing guns and Marijuana from Grower/Distributor

A federal felon who was still under court supervision when he committed an armed robbery of a marijuana distributor was sentenced to 14 years in prison, announced U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan

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