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New wildfire totals: 300 homes destroyed

OKANOGAN — Wildfires that went out of control late last week burned 300 homes, double the number that officials have estimated since last weekend.

Power is back on in Winthrop, Twisp and Mazama

OKANOGAN COUNTY — The Okanogan Electric Co-Operative restored power to Winthrop, Mazama, and areas around Twisp on Friday after fixing the transmission line along Highway 20.

Derailment intensifies concerns over oil transport through state

A train carrying nearly 100 cars of crude oil went off the track under the Magnolia Bridge in Seattle early Thursday. Nobody was hurt, no oil leaked and there was no threat to the public when five of the train’s 102 cars went off the track about 2 a.m., said BNSF Railway spokesman Gus Melonas.

Engineers accuse Boeing of age discrimination

EVERETT— The union representing engineers has filed age discrimination complaints against Boeing, saying that older employees are being targeted for layoffs.

Northwest has few children from border surge

PORTLAND, Ore. — Federal officials say a relatively small number of the unaccompanied immigrant children who have been flooding into the United States from Central America have been sent to Oregon, Washington state and Idaho over the past six months.

Battle rages in Gaza amid truce talks

JERUSALEM — Israeli aircraft struck 30 houses in the Gaza Strip early today, killing a leader of the militant Islamic Jihad group and two of his sons.

Central American leaders at White House to tackle U.S. border crisis

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will urge Central American leaders to help slow the influx of unaccompanied children fleeing their countries for the United States, even as Congress remains deeply divided over proposals to stem the crisis at the border.

Black box found at Air Algerie crash site

PARIS — French soldiers secured a black box from the Air Algerie wreckage site in a desolate region of restive northern Mali today, the French president said. Terrorism hasn’t been ruled out as a cause, although officials say the most likely reason for the catastrophe that killed all onboard is bad weather.

Fire lines will be tested by hot weather

NCW — The anticipated return of fire weather — very hot and dry conditions — this weekend is expected to reawaken wildfires burning across the region and test miles of newly-built containment lines.

Council hashes over marijuana options

WENATCHEE — Marijuana was back before the Wenatchee City Council on Thursday as city staff sought direction on how to draft possible new laws.

Stores rally to keep Methow Valley stocked

METHOW VALLEY — A week ago, Twisp grocer Hank Konrad felt confident that an extra 5,000 bags of ice would meet demand for an upcoming weekend music festival.

Helicopter crash pilot identified

WENATCHEE — A 40-year-old Beaverton, Ore., man was the pilot killed in a helicopter crash Wednesday afternoon at a Stemilt Growers field used as a landing site.