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With a little help …

With her father’s encouragement, Cael Hare, Mill Creek, tries to keep her balance on a Ripstik caster board while camping at Lincoln Rock State Park on Tuesday.

Healthy jump in statewide insurance coverage

SEATTLE — Nearly 325,000 people have enrolled in individual insurance plans in Washington, marking the first time in four years that group has grown significantly, according to figures released Wednesday by the Office of the Insurance Commissioner.

Tri-Cities house fire

A Richland firefighter sprays smoldering areas Tuesday on the back porch of a house in Pasco. One person was home but was not hurt, officials said. The fire damaged the interior, the attic and a nearby garage. Thirty-five firefighters from Pasco, Kennewick, Richland and Walla Walla Fire District 5 helped fight the blaze.
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3 protesters killed in Ukraine clash

The turmoil in Ukraine dominated the European landscape today, as three protesters were killed in a clash in southern Ukraine, high-level talks were held in Geneva and Vladimir Putin weighed in on his neighbor’s future.

Russia: Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says top diplomats have agreed to take immediate steps toward calming tensions in Ukraine. Four parties gathered today in Geneva — the U.S., European Union, Ukraine and Russia — will work to establish a broad national dialogue to ensure that people’s rights are protected.

School district told to pay $1.3M in stabbing case

SEATTLE — Jurors have told the Snohomish School District to pay $1.3 million for negligence in failing to protect two high school girls stabbed in 2011 by a mentally disturbed classmate.
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Death toll in mudslide hits 39

EVERETT — The death toll from the massive mudslide that hit the town of Oso last month has risen to 39, officials said Wednesday.

News of record

News of record reports for Douglas and Chelan counties
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Lights, sirens on before collision

Officials said two fire trucks had their lights and sirens running when they collided Wednesday afternoon in the Monterey Park area of Los Angeles, sending one careening into a restaurant.

Progress, but unrest continues in Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela — Negotiators for the government and the opposition have agreed to broaden membership in a truth commission that is to investigate who is to blame for 41 deaths tied to weeks of political unrest in Venezuela.
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Emails show PUD’s Wright was tipped to hiring concerns at Bonneville

WENATCHEE — Chelan County PUD General Manager Steve Wright says that emails released this month to a newspaper show that his actions as head of the Bonneville Power Administration were correct, if minimal, in delegating concerns about the federal agency’s practices for hiring veterans.
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Do monarchs’ woes signal broader problems?

ANGANGUEO, Mexico — On a high mountain slope in central Mexico, a patch of fir trees looks dusted in orange and black. In fact, millions of monarch butterflies cloak the trees. The forest murmurs with the whir of their flapping wings.