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SATURDAY, AUG. 13, 2016

Legendary mountain climber Fred Beckey, second from lower left, sits next to Megan Bond, left, his friend and companion, as they view a trailer for “Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey,” an upcoming documentary feature film about his life, at a sold-out fund-raising event in Seattle. Beckey, 93, has bagged more first ascents than any other mountaineer and wrote the definitive guidebooks to a major North American mountain range. (Ted S. Warren / Associated Press)

SATURDAY, AUG. 13, 2016, 8:37 P.M.

At 93, legendary climber Fred Beckey still plotting routes

He’s notched more first ascents than any other American mountaineer, wrote the definitive guidebooks to a major North American mountain range, and at age 93, Fred Beckey is still plotting routes – though more slowly and buoyed by a cadre of fiercely protective partners.

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SATURDAY, AUG. 13, 2016, 8:06 P.M.

Two injured in ATV crash near Cliffdell

NILE, Wash. – Two people were injured Thursday when the side-by-side ATV they were riding rolled off road into a ditch and flipped over, the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office reported. The two, identified as a married couple in their 20s ...

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SATURDAY, AUG. 13, 2016, 7:17 P.M.

Lewiston airport a hub for recharging firefighting planes

LEWISTON – With its 6,511-foot runway, the Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport can accommodate large tanker planes that forest fire-quenching operations in the Northwest often require. The airport’s wide footprint allows ample room for a staging area for fire operations ...

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FRIDAY, AUG. 12, 2016

FRIDAY, AUG. 12, 2016, 11:28 P.M.

Judge says Tim Eyman violated order to turn over documents

A Snohomish County Superior Court judge has ruled that Tim Eyman and his political committees violated her order to turn over documents by a court-ordered deadline as part of an investigation of campaign-finance practices, but deferred ruling on whether to hold them in contempt.

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FRIDAY, AUG. 12, 2016, 11:25 P.M.

Judge upholds Oregon denial of coal export permit

An administrative law judge in Oregon on Friday found that state regulators acted within their authority when they rejected a proposed coal terminal on the Columbia River that would funnel millions of tons of American coal to power-hungry Asia each year.

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FRIDAY, AUG. 12, 2016, 8:46 P.M.

Texas man drowns in Montana kayaking accident

KALISPELL, Mont. – A 53-year-old Texas man has drowned in a Montana kayaking accident. Flathead County Sheriff Chuck Curry says Musa Rashid of Sugar Land, Texas, was kayaking on Flathead Lake near Bigfork, Montana, on Thursday when his kayak tipped ...

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FRIDAY, AUG. 12, 2016, 12:30 P.M.

Oregon standoff defendant files lawsuit against judge

PORTLAND – An Oregon standoff defendant who has had multiple clashes in court with the presiding judge has now filed a lawsuit against her. The Oregonian/OregonLive reportedin a lawsuit filed Wednesday against U.S. District Judge Anna Brown and prosecuting attorneys ...

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