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Flash Flood Watch issued August 22 at 6:37AM PDT until August 22 at 9:00PM PDT by NWS

...STORMS FRIDAY AFTERNOON MAY PRODUCE FLASH FLOODING OR MUD SLIDES OVER NORTH CASCADE BURN SCARS... .SLOW MOVING SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP THIS AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE THROUGH EARLY FRIDAY EVENING. LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN WILL BE A POSSIBILITY IN AREAS RECENTLY BURNED BY WILDFIRES...INCLUDING THE CARLTON... CHIWAUKUM...LITTLE BRIDGE

Today

Hi80° Scattered Thunderstorms

Tonight

Lo63° Scattered Showers

Saturday

Hi82° Sunny

Saturday Night

Lo58° Mostly Clear

Sunday

Hi84° Slight Chc Showers

Sunday Night

Lo64° Partly Cloudy

Monday

Hi86° Mostly Sunny

Monday Night

Lo62° Mostly Clear

Tuesday

Hi91° Sunny

Tuesday Night

Lo64° Mostly Clear

Rescued flagpole painter plans to return to work

YAKIMA — Seventy-three-year-old Warren Hinrichs plans to return to work painting flagpoles despite passing out and having to be rescued from the pole atop the federal Courthouse in downtown Yakima.

Crops faring well in heat

Farmers and industry officials are predicting high-quality fruit coming off vines and trees in the coming weeks and months in the Mid-Columbia region, with only some minor issues caused by repeated days of 100-plus degree temperatures.

Doctor suspected of promoting prostitution

SEATTLE — A Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) investigation into an anesthesiologist who was making large cash bank deposits has turned up an international prostitution ring involving the doctor and his girlfriend, according to federal court documents.

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.
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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.