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Campfire starts Eastside canyon fire

EAST WENATCHEE — Three East Wenatchee boys started a campfire Tuesday evening, sparking a wildfire that sent flames up a large canyon off of South Mary Avenue, damaging about 20 houses.

Some who die on Mt. Rainier never found

OLYMPIA — It may be weeks or months — if ever — before rescuers can get on the ground to search for six climbers who likely plummeted to their deaths high on snow-capped Mount Rainier in Washington state.

Seattle hikes minimum wage to $15

SEATTLE — Seattle activists celebrated a successful campaign to gradually increase the city’s minimum wage to $15 by calling for a national movement to close the income and opportunity gaps between rich and poor.

Longtime KOMO personality dead at 66

Ken Schram, who for 35 years was the gruff but, for his many fans, endearing personality and commentator at KOMO Radio and TV, died Thursday at age 66 after a long illness.

Gorge hopes to expand facilities

EPHRATA — The Grant County Planning Department is considering a request from The Gorge Amphitheatre owner Live Nation to expand its operation to include more festival-goers and more facilities for them.

Washington among states with measles

SEATTLE — Washington state is one of a handful of places where a national measles outbreak has hit record levels this year.

‘The Weed Fairy’ visits Seattle, gives out pot

SEATTLE — A woman who calls herself the “Weed Fairy” distributed free nuggets of marijuana to people in Seattle over Memorial Day weekend, taping the free pot on fliers around a city neighborhood.

Plot to disguise heroin as candy foiled, suspect held

SEATTLE — A South King County man is facing prison time after investigators allege he painstakingly unwrapped the signature gold foil on Ferrero Rocher candies, replacing a boxful of the chocolate hazelnut nuggets with gold-wrapped globs of black-tar heroin.

Washington, Colorado seek more pot banking help

OLYMPIA — The governors of Washington and Colorado are seeking more guidance from the federal government about banking services for their new legal marijuana industries.

Lawsuit blames sprouts for E. coli infection

A Coeur d’Alene woman who was hospitalized with an E. coli infection earlier this month has sued a North Idaho sprouts producer and the restaurant she says served her the food that made her sick.

Driver holds breath, crashes in tunnel

A 19-year-old faces criminal charges in Oregon after crashing his car, injuring himself and three others, because he passed out behind the wheel while trying to hold his breath through a nearly 800-foot-long tunnel.

Delta Airlines adding four Spokane flights to Seattle

DELTA AIR LINES WILL ADD FOUR DAILY FLIGHTS TO SEATTLE FROM SPOKANE STARTING NOV. 3. — The daily flights from Spokane are scheduled to leave at 8:25 a.m., 10 a.m., 3:35 p.m. and 7:05 p.m. Return flights leave Sea-Tac International Airport at 6:50 a.m., 10 a.m., 1:35 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Salmonella linked to chicken, 524 sick

WASHINGTON — An outbreak of antibiotic-resistant salmonella linked to a California chicken company hasn’t run its course after more than a year, with 50 new illnesses in the past two months and 574 people sickened since March 2013.