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Regional Headlines: Keystone Pipeline Delay; 13 Sherpas Dead in Everest Avalanche; 2014 Wildfire Season Prep

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Here are some stories making headlines around the region:

Firefighters Prepare For 2014 Wildfire Season - Wildfire season is just about here, and the Missoula Fire Department and Missoula Rural Fire District are already gearing up. Firefighters said every year they take different classes to train for the fire season. http://bit.ly/1nuZ2pU

Possible Merger Between Nursing Home and Medical Center - Last fall the Teton County Board of Commissioners and Medical Center Board met with a financial expert to review the numbers of the hospital and the nursing home since both were failing. http://bit.ly/1tjEV2g

Keystone Pipeline Hits Another Delay - The U.S. State Department will delay its final decision on issuing a permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline. http://bit.ly/PdU5pq

At Least 13 Sherpas Dead As Avalanche Sweeps Mount Everest - An avalanche swept down a slope of Mount Everest on Friday along a route used to ascend the world's highest peak, killing at least 13 people in the mountain's deadliest disaster. http://bit.ly/RwikkS

Washington Rejects Dept. of Energy's New Plan for Hanford Cleanup - The state of Washington is rejecting the U.S. Department of Energy's proposal to amend the federal court agreement governing cleanup at Hanford. http://bit.ly/QlFhWX

 

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  • Person injured by falling tree branches outside Spokane courthouse

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    Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:35 PM EDT2014-07-24 01:35:37 GMT
    One person was injured when strong winds caused tree branches to fall to the ground outside the Spokane County Courthouse in Wednesday afternoon.Fire crews and police officers told KHQ the person who was hit by the branches was quickly taken to the hospital.>>
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