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Flash Flood Watch issued July 23 at 7:04AM PDT until July 23 at 11:00PM PDT by NWS

...HEAVY RAINFALL MAY LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING ALONG THE EAST SLOPES OF THE NORTHERN CASCADES... .A BAND OF MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINFALL IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP IN THE CASCADES LATE WEDNESDAY MORNING INTO THE AFTERNOON. THIS BAND WILL ALSO CONTAIN SOME EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS WITH LOCALLY HEAVIER RAINFALL RATES THAT COULD LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. THUNDERSTORMS

This Afternoon

Hi75° Showers

Tonight

Lo58° Scattered Thunderstorms

Thursday

Hi73° Slight Chc Showers

Thursday Night

Lo59° Breezy

Friday

Hi83° Sunny

Friday Night

Lo61° Mostly Clear

Saturday

Hi88° Sunny

Saturday Night

Lo67° Clear

Sunday

Hi95° Sunny

Sunday Night

Lo73° Clear

Vapor team to visit Hanford

The Hanford Tank Vapor Assessment Team led by the Savannah River National Laboratory will make its first visit to Hanford on Thursday.

Wildlife refuges to phase out pesticide

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Federal wildlife refuges in the Northwest and Hawaii will phase out a class of pesticides that are chemically similar to nicotine because they pose a threat to bees and other pollinators key to crop growth.

Spiral fish slide planned at Cle Elum Dam

YAKIMA — Slightly more than 10,000 adult sockeye salmon just arrived in Lake Cle Elum, their upstream migration diverted by a tanker truck ride courtesy of Yakama Nation Fisheries.

Crescent Bar channel work begins in August

CRESCENT BAR — The Grant County PUD will speed up a plan to excavate the access channel at the Crescent Bar boat launch, under the terms of an agreement between the utility and Crescent Bar Inc. The channel connects the boat launch with the Columbia River.

Vantage pileup closes eastbound I-90

A chain-reaction accident involving at least 24 vehicles closed eastbound Interstate 90 for much of the day Thursday as emergency crews struggled in blowing dust, ash and smoke to remove cars and semis from a quarter-mile stretch above Vantage near the Columbia River.

State closes deficient bridge

MABTON — The Mabton bridge is now completely closed, thanks to a few drivers who would not follow the rules.

Microsoft to cut up to 18,000 jobs over next year

REDMOND — Microsoft announced the biggest layoffs in its history today, saying it will cut up to 18,000 jobs or 14 percent of its staff as it works to cut down on management layers and integrate the Nokia cellphone business it bought in April.

State: We’re tackling issues in NTSB’s bridge-collapse report

State Transportation Secretary Lynn Peterson said steps already are being taken to correct what a federal panel Tuesday labeled “a series of deficiencies” that led to last year’s collapse of the Interstate 5 bridge over the Skagit River.

Residents concerned about Central American kids at JBLM

Confusion, questions and concerns — along with offers of support — have spread in the communities around Joint Base Lewis-McChord since word got out that the military installation could be used to house hundreds of children from Central America who have crossed the Mexican border unaccompanied into the United States.

Man using ‘blowtorch’ to kill spider started fire

SEATTLE — A man who used a can of spray paint and a lighter as a makeshift blowtorch to kill a spider in his laundry room started a blaze that caused $60,000 worth of damage, Seattle fire officials said Wednesday.

In Seattle, one service delivers legal pot illegally

SEATTLE — William “Jackrabbit” Large pulls his SUV onto the side of a downtown Seattle street, parking behind an Amazon Fresh delivery truck and carrying a product the online retailer doesn’t offer: marijuana.
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Inventor pushes solar panels for roads, highways

SPOKANE — The solar panels that Idaho inventor Scott Brusaw has built aren’t meant for rooftops. They are meant for roads, driveways, parking lots, bike trails and, eventually, highways.