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Officials ask Feds to reconsider wildfire aid

Members of Washington state’s congressional delegation are asking the federal government to reconsider a decision denying help for individuals affected by huge wildfires.

Three bodies retrieved from Rainier

The location of the three bodies was revealed by the melting snow, but getting to them was another matter. They were high on a glacier at one of the most treacherous spots on Mount Rainier, an area pummeled by falling ice and rocks.

Ferry system incidents gain attention

As lawmakers call for hearings and sackings, the head of Washington State Ferries says the public ought to focus on what he calls an unparalleled safety and reliability record.

Connector road could relieve some I-5 congestion

TACOMA — Starting next winter, drivers wanting to access the northern part of Joint Base Lewis-McChord will no longer have to use Interstate 5 or back routes. Instead, they’ll be able to drive a connector road that runs from McChord Field to the main gate, linking the two sides of the sprawling base.

Hot weather takes toll on wheat

REARDAN — Too much heat and too little rain this summer are taking a toll on the winter wheat crop in eastern Washington.

Moment of silence observed in Seattle

SEATTLE — Seattle was one of 90 U.S. cities where demonstrators held vigils Thursday in solidarity with protesters in Ferguson, Mo., site of the fatal shooting last weekend of an unarmed black 18-year-old by a police officer.

Grant County Fair closure costs nearly $100,000

MOSES LAKE — Grant County Fair Director Jerry Gingrich said the tough decision to close the fair on Tuesday afternoon because of an approaching storm cost taxpayers nearly $100,000.

Moses Lake schools consider second bond

MOSES LAKE — Moses Lake School District officials are seeking volunteers to work on a committee to determine whether or not to offer a construction bond proposal to voters.

EPA agrees to set anti-spray buffer zones

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The final agreement has been filed in a decade-long battle to get the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to set buffer zones to keep some harmful agricultural pesticides out of salmon streams in Oregon, California and Washington.

Labeled ‘failing,’ schools fire back

Because most Washington school districts don’t have 100 percent of their students passing state math and reading tests, the federal No Child Left Behind law says the districts must send letters to families explaining why.

Police: Be careful what you tweet

SEATTLE — Police in Washington state are asking the public to stop tweeting during shootings and manhunts to avoid accidentally telling the bad guys what officers are doing.
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Cold Train iced as BNSF juggles higher rail volumes

QUINCY — Cold Train Express suspended its Quincy-to-Chicago service on Thursday after executives said increased congestion across BNSF Railway’s northern routes slowed Cold Train delivery times and cut business up to 70 percent.

Pasco man pretended to be immigration lawyer

PASCO — A Pasco man who pretended to be an immigration lawyer and took money from trusting clients pleaded guilty in Franklin County Superior Court to extortion and unlawful practice of law.

Body of missing Bremerton girl found

SEATTLE — Authorities believe they have found the body of a 6-year-old Washington girl who vanished from her home last weekend and are focusing on a criminal investigation.

Missing girl’s dad had previous molestation charge

SEATTLE — Law enforcement officers searching for a 6-year-old Washington state girl who vanished last weekend say they’re aware of a past molestation charge against her father but are focused right now on finding little Jenise Wright.