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  • Missing Washington state hiker disoriented by smoke located

    Missing Washington state hiker disoriented by smoke located

    Tuesday, August 21 2018 7:09 PM EDT2018-08-21 23:09:02 GMT
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    SEQUIM, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say an avid hiker went missing in western Washington state after becoming disoriented by the high smoke volume in the region. The Clallam County Sheriff's office says Tuesday that 59-year-old Roger Gates was hiking near his home in Sequim on Sunday when he got lost amid smoky, hazy conditions from wildfire smoke.    He phoned his family on Monday, reporting he was along the 3 O'Clock Ridge trail and believed he could make it back to his

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    SEQUIM, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say an avid hiker went missing in western Washington state after becoming disoriented by the high smoke volume in the region. The Clallam County Sheriff's office says Tuesday that 59-year-old Roger Gates was hiking near his home in Sequim on Sunday when he got lost amid smoky, hazy conditions from wildfire smoke.    He phoned his family on Monday, reporting he was along the 3 O'Clock Ridge trail and believed he could make it back to his

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  • Moses Lake man injured in semi-truck crash

    Moses Lake man injured in semi-truck crash

    Tuesday, August 21 2018 6:53 PM EDT2018-08-21 22:53:58 GMT
    Courtesy Pasco PoliceCourtesy Pasco Police
    Courtesy Pasco PoliceCourtesy Pasco Police

    PASCO, Wash. -  A Moses Lake man was injured Tuesday morning after his semi-truck rolled on Highway 397 in Pasco. According to Washington State Patrol, 40-year-old Timothy Robertson was driving south when he missed a curve in the road. Troopers say the semi-truck and trailer rolled, coming to rest blocking the intersection of Highway 397 and James Street for about three hours.  Robertson was taken to a nearby hospital for a 

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    PASCO, Wash. -  A Moses Lake man was injured Tuesday morning after his semi-truck rolled on Highway 397 in Pasco. According to Washington State Patrol, 40-year-old Timothy Robertson was driving south when he missed a curve in the road. Troopers say the semi-truck and trailer rolled, coming to rest blocking the intersection of Highway 397 and James Street for about three hours.  Robertson was taken to a nearby hospital for a 

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  • Fire crews investigate string of suspicious, human-caused fires in Kellogg

    Fire crews investigate string of suspicious, human-caused fires in Kellogg

    Tuesday, August 21 2018 6:43 PM EDT2018-08-21 22:43:32 GMT
    Fire crews investigate string of suspicious, human-caused fires in KelloggFire crews investigate string of suspicious, human-caused fires in Kellogg

    KELLOGG, Idaho - Monday evening, firefighters in Shoshone County were dispatched to 13 fire starts on the east end of Kellogg.  Crews worked until midnight to contain the flames. Investigators say the fires are human-caused and are currently under investigation.  Anyone with information that may assist with the investigation is urged to call the Shoshone County Sheriff's Office at (208) 556-1114. 

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    KELLOGG, Idaho - Monday evening, firefighters in Shoshone County were dispatched to 13 fire starts on the east end of Kellogg.  Crews worked until midnight to contain the flames. Investigators say the fires are human-caused and are currently under investigation.  Anyone with information that may assist with the investigation is urged to call the Shoshone County Sheriff's Office at (208) 556-1114. 

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  • Washington sues sham breast cancer charity

    Washington sues sham breast cancer charity

    Tuesday, August 21 2018 6:07 PM EDT2018-08-21 22:07:01 GMT

    SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) - A court found that a sham charity took millions of dollars from Washington residents donating to help fight breast cancer.    KING-TV reports Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson's office began investigating the Breast Cancer Prevention Fund in 2011 after receiving complaints the organization was misleading donors into believing their donations were funding mammograms for uninsured and under-insured women. Ferguson's office took the charity and its

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    SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) - A court found that a sham charity took millions of dollars from Washington residents donating to help fight breast cancer.    KING-TV reports Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson's office began investigating the Breast Cancer Prevention Fund in 2011 after receiving complaints the organization was misleading donors into believing their donations were funding mammograms for uninsured and under-insured women. Ferguson's office took the charity and its

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  • 8 Montana residents treated for potential rabies

    8 Montana residents treated for potential rabies

    Tuesday, August 21 2018 5:57 PM EDT2018-08-21 21:57:28 GMT

    BUTTE, Mont.  (AP) - Eight residents of a southwestern Montana county underwent precautionary treatment for rabies after being exposed to bats within the last three weeks. The Montana Standard reports health officials aren't sure if anyone was bitten. Madison County nurse Melissa Brummell says in one case, a dead bat was found in a house and all five members of a family who slept there were treated. Two other people were treated after a dead bat was found in another house....

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    BUTTE, Mont.  (AP) - Eight residents of a southwestern Montana county underwent precautionary treatment for rabies after being exposed to bats within the last three weeks. The Montana Standard reports health officials aren't sure if anyone was bitten. Madison County nurse Melissa Brummell says in one case, a dead bat was found in a house and all five members of a family who slept there were treated. Two other people were treated after a dead bat was found in another house....

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  • Idaho gets $3.2M in grant money for election security

    Idaho gets $3.2M in grant money for election security

    Tuesday, August 21 2018 5:50 PM EDT2018-08-21 21:50:32 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho is receiving $3.2 million from the U.S. Election Assistance Commission to secure and modernize its elections systems.    The commission on Tuesday released a report showing how states plan to spend $380 million allocated by Congress to strengthen voting systems amid threats from Russian and others. The largest chunk - roughly 36 percent - is being spent to improve cybersecurity in 41 states and territories.    Idaho's plan to spend the fed...

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho is receiving $3.2 million from the U.S. Election Assistance Commission to secure and modernize its elections systems.    The commission on Tuesday released a report showing how states plan to spend $380 million allocated by Congress to strengthen voting systems amid threats from Russian and others. The largest chunk - roughly 36 percent - is being spent to improve cybersecurity in 41 states and territories.    Idaho's plan to spend the fed...

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  • State lawmaker calls journalists 'dirty, godless, hateful'

    State lawmaker calls journalists 'dirty, godless, hateful'

    Tuesday, August 21 2018 5:46 PM EDT2018-08-21 21:46:46 GMT
    State lawmaker calls journalists 'dirty, godless, hateful'State lawmaker calls journalists 'dirty, godless, hateful'
    She releases statement on proposal to create new state in Eastern WAShe releases statement on proposal to create new state in Eastern WA

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A Washington state lawmaker lashed out at the media at a gun-rights rally by calling journalists "dirty, godless, hateful people." The Spokesman-Review reports that Republican Rep. Matt Shea of Spokane made the comments Saturday at what was initially a protest against a gun control ballot measure tightening sales. The ballot measure was tossed by a judge days before over technicalities and is now in limbo with an appeal of that decision ahead...

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    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A Washington state lawmaker lashed out at the media at a gun-rights rally by calling journalists "dirty, godless, hateful people." The Spokesman-Review reports that Republican Rep. Matt Shea of Spokane made the comments Saturday at what was initially a protest against a gun control ballot measure tightening sales. The ballot measure was tossed by a judge days before over technicalities and is now in limbo with an appeal of that decision ahead...

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  • Judge: President, Congress should eye 3D guns

    Judge: President, Congress should eye 3D guns

    Tuesday, August 21 2018 5:41 PM EDT2018-08-21 21:41:54 GMT

    SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) - The Latest on a lawsuit aimed at blocking a settlement that allows a company to post online plans for printing 3D guns. (all times local): 11:30 a.m.  A federal judge hearing arguments over a settlement that allows a company to post online plans for printing 3D guns said the overall issue of such untraceable plastic weapons should be decided by the president or Congress. U.S. District Judge Robert Lasnik said Tuesday that he'll rule on the ...

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    SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) - The Latest on a lawsuit aimed at blocking a settlement that allows a company to post online plans for printing 3D guns. (all times local): 11:30 a.m.  A federal judge hearing arguments over a settlement that allows a company to post online plans for printing 3D guns said the overall issue of such untraceable plastic weapons should be decided by the president or Congress. U.S. District Judge Robert Lasnik said Tuesday that he'll rule on the ...

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