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Mosquitoes in Franklin Coounty positive for West Nile virus, first in state this year

  • Jul 7, 2012 at 6:40PM

Prevent West Nile virus infection with simple precautions to avoid mosquito bites.

Health care reform still a work in progress | Don Brunell

  • Jul 7, 2012 at 6:45PM

The 5-4 U.S. Supreme Court decision to uphold the federal health care law doesn’t close the book on health reform. The court ruled that the individual mandate requiring everyone to purchase health insurance is constitutional because the fines for not purchasing insurance are taxes, not penalties.

Ecology seeks comment on proposed rule for Mercury-Containing Lights Product Stewardship Program

  • Jul 7, 2012 at 6:49PM

The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) proposes adopting a rule that is necessary to carry out the law creating the state's Mercury-Containing Lights Product Stewardship Program. Ecology invites the public to comment on the proposed rule.

Tacoma man faces charges after claiming $20,000 for fake dead cat

  • Jul 7, 2012 at 6:51PM

A Tacoma man is facing attempted theft and insurance fraud charges after filing a $20,000 claim for a fictitious dead cat, using pet photos he lifted off the internet.

Fireworks sales and use ends | State Fire Marshal

  • Jul 7, 2012 at 6:54PM

State Fire Marshal Charles M. Duffy announced that the sale and use period for consumer fireworks concludes today, Tuesday, July 5, 2012 at 11:00 pm. The next legal period for sales and use will not occur until December.

Quartermaster Harbor closed for all species of shellfish harvesting

  • Jul 7, 2012 at 7:13PM

Paralytic Shellfish Poison (PSP) levels pose health risk

Commissioner of Public Lands announces forest health hazard warning

  • Jul 7, 2012 at 7:25PM

The Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark today proposed a “forest health hazard warning” under Washington State law in order to get a jump on deteriorating forest conditions.

The Silver Fish | Poem by Shawn Pittard

  • Jul 7, 2012 at 7:29PM

Lots of contemporary poems are merely little personal anecdotes set into lines, but I prefer my anecdotes to have an overlay of magic. Here’s just such a poem by Shawn Pittard, who lives in California.

King County Executive applauds the United States Supreme Court decision

  • Jul 7, 2012 at 7:32PM

King County Executive Dow Constantine today applauded the United States Supreme Court for upholding the Affordable Care Act.

Makors Finale and Exclusive Diva looking for stakes win | Emerald Downs

  • Jul 8, 2012 at 3:00PM

Trainer Tom Wenzel and his red-hot 3-year-olds seek to extend winning streaks in a stakes double-header Sunday, July 15.

Boeing Handicap notes | Emerald Downs

  • Jul 8, 2012 at 3:02PM

Track & State Record: 1:33, Sky Jack (7), Aug. 24, 2003

Preparing your car for vacation | Cars4Charities

  • Jul 8, 2012 at 3:05PM

Many people are planning their family vacation. For most, that means a long car ride.

Rocky’s Quest finds the winner's circle in Saturday feature | Emerald Downs

  • Jul 8, 2012 at 3:24PM

Rocky’s Quest took the early lead and kept right on going Saturday at Emerald Downs.

Fire season has started in state | Washington State Department of Natural Resources

  • Jul 8, 2012 at 3:00PM updated at 5:57PM

Fire risk rises significantly as cold-wet spring turns to hot summer.

Kentucky Derby winning jockey Mario Gutierrez returns to Emerald Downs for Kent Handicap

  • Jul 8, 2012 at 4:29PM

Kentucky Derby winning jockey Mario Gutierrez returns to Emerald Downs for the $50,000 Kent Handicap on Sunday, July 15.

So who’s the fun one now? | Living with Gleigh

  • Jul 8, 2012 at 5:49PM

This weekend my family and I went to one of the many rod runs we attend every year. A rod run is an event involving modified vintage cars called street rods. Some last a weekend or more, some only a day. This one was in Port Angeles sponsored by the street rod club Old Timers Northwest.

Standing up for sauvignon blanc | David White

  • Jul 8, 2012 at 6:01PM

For years, some of America's most prominent wine critics have bashed the grape. In Slate Magazine, Sauvignon Blanc was once described as "maddeningly dull."

U.S. Department of Justice announces COPS hiring program

  • Jul 8, 2012 at 6:49PM

The U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) today announced funding awards to over 220 cities and counties, aimed at creating or saving approximately 800 law enforcement positions.

Graduating seniors and teens: risky driving behaviors can turn tragic

  • Jul 8, 2012 at 6:51PM

Memorial Day to Labor Day marks the summer vacation season, but it’s also a high risk time for teen drivers. Graduating high school means independence and the beginning of many important choices in a teen’s life. It’s a milestone that’s life-changing for them.

Chiller Pansies | Poem by Debra Wierenga

  • Jul 8, 2012 at 6:55PM

I have irises that have been handed down through my family over the generations, being dug up again and again, moved to another house, another garden. Here’s a poem about that sort of inheritance, by Debra Wierenga, who lives in Michigan.

Class Included wins $50,000 Boeing Handicap | Emerald Downs

  • Jul 8, 2012 at 7:57PM

Class Included tries hard, fires every time and is conditioned by Washington Hall of Fame trainer Jim Penney.

Gas prices fall 5.8 cents | GasBuddy

  • Jul 9, 2012 at 8:01AM

Average retail gasoline prices in Seattle area have fallen 5.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.58/g yesterday.

29-year-old Buckley man still missing after raft capsized in Puyallup River

  • Jul 9, 2012 at 9:08AM

Six people were rafting on the river north of Orting when their raft overturned. Four got out on their own, one was found later in the evening and treated for injuries.

White River water flow will be reduced to make repairs to dam

  • Jul 9, 2012 at 2:34PM

Flows over the next few days will move from about 3,000 cubic feet per second to 350 cfs by July 16. Flows will be increased when the work is complete – likely on or before July 19.

Rafter rescued after raft flips on Green River | Mountain View Fire and Rescue - Black Diamond Fire Report

  • Jul 10, 2012 at 12:00PM

Mountain View Fire and Rescue - Black Diamond Fire Report July 3-9

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