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At least 4 injured in log truck crash on Highway 101

SHELTON — Washington State Troopers responded to a serious injury collision at U.S. Highway 101 in Shelton involving a log truck and two cars. The crash occurred around 1 p.m. Friday. Trooper Russ Winger tweeted that at least four people were injured, some critically. A 20-year-old female was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

Entiat garbage site not hinging on contract with Snohomish

ENTIAT — Waste Management’s proposal to build a truck-to-rail garbage transport facility just north of this city’s new Columbia River-front park is not dependent on the company’s winning a potential bid to handle Snohomish County’s garbage, a company official says.

Drug use suspected in Chelan crash

CHELAN — A 52-year-old Chelan man arrested Wednesday after crashing a Jeep into a real estate office had a substance in his pocket that appeared to be methamphetamine, Sgt. Jerry Moore, Chelan County sheriff’s spokesman, said Friday.

Photo Gallery: Osprey at Confluence State Park

Osprey are making good use of  a nesting platform at Confluence State Park. The nesting platform is just across the street from the offices of Columbia Marketing International and the staff there have named the mated pair Russell and Carroll, fitting Seahawks names. According to Kelly Cordell-Stine, a wildlife biologist with Chelan County PUD, this time of year the young are growing their flight feathers and getting the strength needed to fly.

Jobless claims lowest since 1973; leading index rises

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The number of Americans filing new applications for unemployment benefits last week dropped to its lowest level in more than 41-1/2 years, suggesting the labor market maintained a sturdy pace of job growth in July.

Pharmacy owners cannot cite religion to deny meds

SEATTLE — The state of Washington can require a pharmacy to deliver medicine even if the pharmacy’s owner has a religious objection, a federal appeals court ruled on Thursday, the latest in a series of judgments on whether religious believers can opt out of providing services.

Website linked to shooting denies that it sells guns

NEW YORK — The website where friends of the Tennessee shooting suspect said he had purchased guns before last week’s attack denied on Thursday that it was in the business of selling weapons, saying it instead offered “a free speech forum.”

Turkey OKs air strike from Incirlik

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Turkey has agreed to allow U.S. planes to launch air strikes against Islamic State militants from the U.S. air base at Incirlik, close to the Syrian border, U.S. defense officials said on Thursday.