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Officials rule out natural causes in Wenatchee blaze

Authorities say a wildfire that has destroyed nearly 30 homes in the central Washington city of Wenatchee was likely human-caused.

A sidewalk outside the Legislative building is bustling with people on the first day of the 2014 session of the Washington state Legislature, Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash.

Legislative all-nighter: ‘Nasty things slip through’

When lawmakers race to pass budgets and bills by working into the early morning hours, advocates of open government say they are working in the dark in more ways than one.

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Artifacts from 1700s found under Seattle bridge

Archaeologists are cataloging artifacts dating back to the 1700s that were found under a Seattle bridge by construction workers.

Wash. lawmakers approve drought relief

State lawmakers have approved $16 million in emergency drought relief over two years to help farmers and others struggling with water shortages.

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Sen. Cantwell’s bill aims to address water issues in Yakima

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell has introduced legislation aimed at ensuring a reliable supply of water for…

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Initiative to protect animals collects enough signatures

Supporters of an initiative to help protect endangered animals that are being poached or exploited say they've collected enough signatures to get their proposal on the November ballot.

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Washington has a budget, but Legislature isn’t finished

Washington state has a budget for the next two years. The government has not shut down. So why haven't state lawmakers gone home for summer vacation?

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PeaceHealth, union come to agreement

St. Joseph Hospital workers took one day-strike over contract back in May

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Bellingham bans all outdoor fires

You can still use charcoal for BBQ

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Louws urges no fireworks

County executive asks people to make other plans for celebration

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Bellingham paramedic seeking reinstatement

He was fired, following a second alcohol-related incident.

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