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Aberdeen man airlifted from Mt. Hoquiam

ABERDEEN — A coordinated response between eight local and federal agencies led to the successful rescue of a 57-year-old Aberdeen man late Monday morning.

Woodland murder suspect appears in court

A suspect with a long, violent criminal history was in Clark County Superior Court today, where he made a first appearance on suspicion of three counts of first-degree murder and one count each of attempted first-degree murder and unlawful possession of a firearm.

Case closed: FBI stops investigation to find D.B. Cooper

SEATTLE — Forty-five years after a tall, dark-complected man hijacked a Seattle-bound Boeing 727 on Thanksgiving Eve and parachuted into history from the rear of the plane with $200,000 in cash, the FBI has officially closed the investigation.

DOE wants deadline extension for Hanford demolition

KENNEWICK — The Department of Energy will not be able to meet a legally binding deadline to have Hanford’s Plutonium Finishing Plant demolished by the end of September, but demolition might be ready to start then.

Starbucks to raise wages for workers

SEATTLE — Starbucks said it will raise worker pay in its U.S. stores this autumn, after employees accused the coffee chain of “extreme” cutbacks in work hours that they say are hurting morale and service.

Hanford plans layoffs and hiring

RICHLAND — Bechtel National, the Hanford vitrification plant operator, will lay off about 45 employees in the coming months, project director Peggy McCullough told staff Thursday.

Wildland fire southwest of Yakima mostly contained

YAKIMA — Firefighters were continuing to work into the evening Friday mopping up after a wildlands fire that burned at least 25 acres on Ahtanum Ridge, about 10 miles southwest of Yakima.

Tribal report: Region’s salmon remain in peril despite habitat restoration

Although millions of dollars are being spent on research and restoration projects aimed at protecting the region's salmon fisheries, salmon habitat in Puget Sound is not as healthy or abundant as needed to support recovery of the fish, according to the 2016 State of Our Watersheds report produced by the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission.