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    Helpful weather coming to Washington wildfires

    Cooler temperatures and lighter winds are forecast to descend on a wildfire-stricken Washington state, helping firefighters battle flames that have been growing unfettered for a week and have covered hundreds …

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    Fast growing fire near Fishtrap Lake

    There is a large, fast growing fire near Fishtrap Lake in Lincoln County that is rapidly spreading east into Spokane County. Fire engines have responded from Lincoln, Spokane and Whitman … 29

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    New fires burning in Central Washington

    Existing fires in Central Washington grew overnight and new fires have begun to burn, stretching emergency responders even further. 26

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    Up to 100 homes lost in Washington wildfire

    A small north-central Washington town and a nearby hospital have been evacuated ahead of a wind-whipped wildfire that has already burned at least 35 homes, authorities said. Okanogan County Sheriff … 35

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    Firefighters trying to contain Carlton Complex fire

    Many of the more than 1,600 firefighters battling the massive Carlton Complex wildfire that has scorched more than 300 square miles of the scenic Methow Valley will focus their efforts … 2

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    SEC now on Comcast

    Comcast has reached a deal with ESPN to carry the SEC Network. The network, which launches on Aug. 14, was already set to be carried on cable and satellite providers … 1

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    CdA Casino cancels Ted Nugent show, cites rocker’s past ‘hate-filled remarks’

    The Coeur d’Alene Casino dumped rock musician Ted Nugent from its summer schedule Monday, saying his “racist attitudes and views” have no place there. 132

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    Houseboat owner fined in Park Service shooting incident

    The houseboat owner facing charges of assaulting a federal law enforcement officer agreed to a deal Monday that will keep him out of jail and order a $100 fine for … 37

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    Auto notes: Elliott claims Nationwide victory at Chicagoland

    Chase Elliott held off Trevor Bayne to win the Nationwide Series stop at Chicagoland Speedway on Saturday night in Joliet, Illinois. Elliott had a strong car all day long for …

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    No power, phone service in towns hit by wildfire

    Burned cables, telephone poles and power lines have cut off of all power, phone and internet services in several Central Washington towns hit by wildfires. 6

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    Film, TV legend James Garner, reluctant hero, dies

    NEW YORK (AP) — Few actors could register disbelief, exasperation or annoyance with more comic subtlety. James Garner had a way of widening his eyes while the corner of his … 6

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    City of Pateros told to empty as blaze enters town

    Okanogan County’s sheriff has issued an urgent evacuation notice for the wildfire-threatened small town of Pateros and officials are also evacuating a hospital in a nearby town. 10

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    Jury rejects harassment claims against Whitman assessor

    A federal jury on Friday threw out claims of sexual harassment against longtime Whitman County Assessor Joe Reynolds. 2

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    Annie’s Mailbox: No vacation with his grandson around

    Dear Annie: My significant other of 20 years is a great guy, and he’s been wonderful to me. Here’s the problem: “Bob” has an 11-year-old autistic grandson. Every time we … 1

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    Relief effort begins in charred Methow Valley

    The devastating wildfire that has displaced hundreds of people and burned 150 to 200 homes in north-central Washington slowly moved away from populated areas today, allowing for a massive relief …

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    Obama gives protection to gay, transgender workers

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Monday gave employment protection to gay and transgender workers in the federal government and its contracting agencies, after being convinced by advocates of what … 71

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    Fire near Cheney grows to 13,000 acres

    A fast-moving wildfire burning across rangeland southwest of Cheney grew to about 13,000 acres Sunday but no longer was threatening homes.

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    Dutch tell rebels: Train full of bodies must leave

    HRABOVE, Ukraine (AP) — Dutch forensic investigators told armed separatists guarding train cars full of bodies from the downed Malaysia Airlines jet on Monday that the train must be allowed … 9

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    New Miss Idaho proudly wears insulin pump

    BOISE - Sierra Sandison has become a role model for many ever since she took the Miss Idaho crown after learning to embrace her diabetes diagnosis with pride. 2

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    Rebels take full control of plane crash bodies

    Rebels in eastern Ukraine took control today of the bodies recovered from downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, and the U.S. and European leaders demanded that Russian President Vladimir Putin make … 1