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Downed power line sparks 2,500-acre wildfire near Spangle

A downed power line sparked a wildfire about 6 miles northeast of Spangle that raced eastward Sunday evening through farm fields, brush and forests. Multiple homes, farm buildings and power poles burned, but no one was reported hurt.

Yakima homeless encampment ‘very thankful’ for water donations

YAKIMA — After issuing a plea for ice, water and other supplies to help Yakima's downtown homeless encampment ward off heat stroke, Yakima Neighborhood Health Services has received an "enormous" outpouring of donations from the community, staff say.

Conservatives split over U.S. land transfers to Western states

ELLIOTT STATE FOREST, Ore. — Every time Dean Finnerty sees the locked neon-yellow gate and “NoTrespassing” sign deep in Oregon’s Elliott State Forest, he bristles at the growing movement to transfer federally owned land to U.S. states.

Cantwell presses DOE on oil-by-rail

When an oil train derailed in Mosier, Ore., earlier this summer, the firefighting foam that first responders rely on to extinguish oil fires dissolved before it could suppress the flames.

Family rescues Idaho girl from jaws of mountain lion

SALMON, Idaho — Idaho wildlife managers on Monday praised family members who charged a mountain lion and rescued a young girl from the jaws of the animal which was attempting to drag her off for the kill.

Community comes out to support Idriss mosque

SEATTLE — For 15 years, North Seattle’s Idriss mosque has thrown a summer barbecue as thanks to a community that has embraced the place of worship — and shielded it from periodic anti-Muslim threats.

Republican Bryant doesn’t back Trump

SEATTLE — Bill Bryant, Washington state’s Republican candidate for governor, has finally taken a public stand on the Donald Trump question: He doesn’t support the GOP nominee for president.

GOP claims Inslee ad broke rules

OLYMPIA — Washington Republicans are calling foul over a recent commercial in the governor’s race, claiming Jay Inslee’s campaign is violating federal election law by showing a photo of Donald Trump and saying he and GOP hopeful Bill Bryant are “wrong” for the state.

Feds critical of oil refinery safety measures

MOUNT VERNON — A federal agency issued new oil refinery safety recommendations Thursday that it says if not followed would leave the industry vulnerable to more incidents such as the explosion that killed seven workers in 2010 at Anacortes Tesoro Refinery.