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Flash Flood Watch issued July 31 at 5:11PM PDT until August 01 at 11:00PM PDT by NWS

...FLASH FLOODING POSSIBLE ON RECENT BURN AREAS FRIDAY... .BRIEF DOWNPOURS FROM ISOLATED TO SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS COULD PRODUCE FLASH FLOODING ACROSS AREAS THAT HAVE EXPERIENCED RECENT WILDFIRES. DEBRIS FLOWS AND RAPID RUNOFF WOULD BE A SIGNIFICANT THREAT IN THIS CASE. ...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY

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Hiker died of hypothermia on Mount Rainier

SEATTLE — A 70-year-old hiker who died of hypothermia in rugged terrain in Mount Rainier National Park over the weekend was experienced, prepared and knew the mountain well after having written dozens of stories about treks through the area.

Logging threatens wandering wolf’s den, pups

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A conservation group is challenging a national forest timber sale because it may be too close to the den where Oregon’s famous wandering wolf, OR-7, is raising pups.

Feds to help keep sage grouse off threatened list

RENO, Nev. — The Obama administration is launching an effort to accelerate protection of sage grouse along the California-Nevada line with $31 million in spending commitments through 2024 to help ranchers and others improve grouse habitat.

Seattle student accused of online death threats

SEATTLE — Federal prosecutors have charged a University of Washington student accused of posting online threats to kill women in solidarity with Elliot Rodger, who went on a murderous rampage last month in California.

House candidate offers to give away 3 guns

SPOKANE — U.S. House candidate Clint Didier is offering to give away three guns as part of his campaign to replace retiring Rep. Doc Hastings, R-Wash.

Forecast shows uptick in Washington state revenue

Slow economic growth is expected to continue in Washington state, but officials on Tuesday warned that the state still faces a “significant budget challenge” while writing a new two-year budget next year.

Future of Hanford site may include uses for public

YAKIMA — Despite setbacks and delays in cleaning up Hanford, plans to open parts of the nearly 600-square mile reservation are moving forward, a federal Department of Energy official told the Yakima Rotary Club on Thursday.

Suit filed over red-light camera refunds

The city of Spokane has not refunded traffic ticket money a judge ruled was wrongfully collected using red-light cameras, and is still trying to collect from drivers who haven’t paid, according to a lawsuit filed last week.

State must explain education funding

SEATTLE — The Washington Supreme Court has ordered lawmakers to explain why they haven’t followed its orders to fix the way Washington pays for public education.
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McMorris Rodgers won’t seek Cantor’s spot

The day after the House of Representative’s No. 2 Republican fell to a primary challenger, Eastern Washington congressional candidates were hoping for a boost to knock off the No. 4 Republican.

No blanket exemption for police dashcams

OLYMPIA — The state Supreme Court has ruled that police dashboard cameras can’t be withheld from public disclosure unless they relate to pending litigation.

Suspect flees after pursuit in Moses Lake

MOSES LAKE — An unknown person led Moses Lake police on a high speed vehicle pursuit early Tuesday morning in a stolen vehicle, later crashing and running away.

Franchisees sue city to block new wage law

Five Seattle franchisees and their trade association Wednesday filed a lawsuit to block the city’s new minimum-wage ordinance from taking effect in April.
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Papers give details on Skagit bridge collapse

SEATTLE — A pilot driver escorting an oversize load that triggered an Interstate 5 bridge collapse north of Seattle told investigators that the clearance pole mounted on her car never hit the structure.