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Helicopter crash starts forest fire

SPOKANE — The helicopter was part of a logging operation near Pierre Lake and the Laurier border crossing. The pilot was transported to a hospital in Colville, and is reportedly “doing fine,” said Franklin Pemberton, a Forest Service spokesman.

Bill would give courts leeway on DUI ignition locks

State legislators are looking at a bill that gives repeat drunken-driving defendants an option to swear they won’t drive, instead of getting an ignition-interlock device installed while awaiting trial.

Gray wolf seen in Oregon: State weighing lifting protections

PORTLAND, Ore. — A rare male gray wolf has been detected wandering through an Oregon Indian reservation, wildlife officials said on Monday, days after Oregon wildlife managers ordered a review that could lessen state protections for the once decimated animals.

Schools reach parents with phone apps

SEATTLE — Moms used to send kids to school with lunch money tucked into envelopes, but now they can just top off an online cafeteria account with a few taps on their smartphones.

Police detain gunman at Lacey school

SEATTLE — A student fired off two shots inside a Lacey high school on Monday and was tackled by a teacher before anyone was hurt, averting a potentially deadly tragedy, police and students said.

Plane headed to Vancouver’s Pearson Field missing

VANCOUVER — The Piper PA-28 Cherokee, a single-engine aircraft, had one person on board and was bound for Pearson Field, according to regional Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Allen Kenitzer. It look off 4:30 p.m. Tuesday from Creswell’s Hobby Field, which is more than 120 miles from Pearson. The pilot didn’t file a flight plan, Kenitzer said.