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Firefighters died from smoke, burns

TWISP —The three firefighters killed in a wildfire near Twisp last week died from smoke inhalation and “thermal injuries,” or burns, Okanogan County Coroner Dave Rodriguez said Friday.

Man, 79, one of first to get new device aimed at preventing strokes

SEATTLE — A 77-year-old Lake Stevens man with a serious history of stroke was at the front of the line this spring when the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finally approved a new device aimed at stopping a common cause of the often-deadly problem.

Archaeologists to revisit early human cave settlement

PORTLAND — Archaeologists will revisit a cave in remote central Oregon, where the world’s oldest-known footwear was unearthed decades ago, in the hope of shedding new light on the spread of early human settlement through the Americas.

Marblemount hatchery doing better than most in the state

MARBLEMOUNT — While unusually warm water has killed fish at some of the state’s hatcheries and closed operations at others, the Marblemount Fish Hatchery in east Skagit County is doing well in the face of widespread drought.

Teen inmate who shot himself on detail expected to survive

CHELAN — The youth-camp inmate who escaped from a work detail at the Chelan complex fire and then shot himself in the head as deputies approached had stolen the handgun during a car prowl, the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office said.

Idaho wildfire season worst since 1926

BOISE — Fire conditions in Idaho are the worst they’ve been since 1926, the state forester reports, and things are only looking to get worse.

Suspect in fatal shooting spree held on $5 million bond

SEATTLE — A Seattle-area man has pleaded not guilty to killing a 71-year-old man and spraying bullets at a woman during a shooting spree last week and is being held in lieu of $5 million bail, county officials said on Tuesday.

Cooler temperatures help contain Cougar Creek Fire

GLENWOOD — At the end of the narrow, undulating highway that leads to this small town of about 600 just south of Mount Adams, the nearby Cougar Creek wildfire means the incident command has taken over Glenwood School.

About half of students pass state’s new, tougher tests

Slightly more than half of students in third through eighth grades are proficient in English/language arts and slightly less than half are proficient in math, according to statewide test results released Monday.

State fined $100,000 a day over school funding gap

SEATTLE — Washington’s top court on Thursday fined the state $100,000 per day for failing to put forward a plan to fully fund education from kindergarten through high school, which the court said was required by its previous orders and the state’s constitution.