PATEROS, Wash. (AP) - Donations for victims of the Carlton Complex fire are overflowing and officials in north-central Washington say they can't accept any more. Community Foundation of North Central Washington director of donor services Jennifer Dolge told the Wenatchee World that the massive amounts of donated items might amount to "a second disaster."
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and Lands Commissioner Peter Goldmark are asking the state's congressional delegation for their support in seeking additional money that could be used for fighting wildfires. The legislation being considered would allocate additional money to the U.S. Forest Service for wildfire suppression, and would allow access to emergency funds for wildfires without having to cut other programs.
SEATTLE (AP) - Seattle police say a man was shot during a confrontation with police officers at a city park early this morning. Police say officers were looking for a man who attacked a security guard at Gas Works park when the man lunged at officers with a broken bottle. Both officers fired and man was transported to Harborview Medical Center with life threatening wounds.
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) - Clark County Commissioners have approved placing an advisory vote on November's ballot to gauge public interest on a third bridge over the Columbia River. The Vancouver Columbian reports that residents will weigh in on building a bridge in the east part of the county for an estimated $860 million. Supporters argue a third bridge is more affordable that rebuilding the Interstate 5 crossing.
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