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Heat Advisory issued July 29 at 8:28AM PDT until July 29 at 8:00PM PDT by NWS

...HOT CONDITIONS EXPECTED AGAIN ON TODAY... ...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM PDT THIS EVENING... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SPOKANE HAS ISSUED A HEAT ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM PDT THIS EVENING. * TEMPERATURES...HIGHS 99 TO 105. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. * TIMING...TEMPERATURES WILL BE WARMEST BETWEEN 1 PM AND 8 PM.

This Afternoon

Hi102° Hot

Tonight

Lo71° Mostly Clear

Wednesday

Hi100° Hot

Wednesday Night

Lo70° Mostly Clear

Thursday

Hi99° Hot

Thursday Night

Lo71° Mostly Clear

Friday

Hi95° Slight Chc Thunderstorms

Friday Night

Lo70° Slight Chc Thunderstorms

Saturday

Hi94° Mostly Sunny

Saturday Night

Lo71° Partly Cloudy

Senators seek uniform U.S. guidelines on recreational pot

SEATTLE — Spurred by the recent Interior Department decision to block the use of federal irrigation water to cultivate marijuana, the four U.S. senators from Washington and Colorado want the White House to direct federal agencies to adopt uniform guidelines impacting recreational pot.

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.

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.

Oil train derails in rail yard; no spill

SEATTLE — Three tanker cars in an oil train from North Dakota derailed at a rail yard in Seattle early Thursday, but Burlington Northern Santa Fe says none of the oil spilled.

Sunken freighter raised from waterway

TACOMA — A drug-smuggling freighter that sank in Tacoma’s Hylebos Waterway 18 months ago has been refloated and is being moved to Seattle in a salvage operation expected to cost at least $1.2 million.
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Obama offers emergency aid

SEATTLE — The federal government will provide emergency assistance to help restore electricity in areas of Central Washington where wildfires have knocked out power, Gov. Jay Inslee said Tuesday.

Obama fundraising amid many challenges

SEATTLE — Fundraising amid a swirl of overseas and border challenges, President Barack Obama conceded Tuesday that foreign crises are creating anxieties in an American public already worried that a recovering economy is not improving their lives.

SPU shooter’s journal released

Aaron Ybarra, the accused shooter at Seattle Pacific University, chose the small Christian college because he was unfamiliar with it, according to his journal released Tuesday evening.

Oregon firefighters chase new fires

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Lightning rolled through much of eastern Oregon on Tuesday, leaving in its wake several dozen reports of new wildfire starts, fire officials said.

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.