Wildfires
5:50 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Governor Inslee: Feds Will Help Restore Power In Fire Zone

Map of current large fire locations in the Northwest.
Credit Northwest Interagency Coordination Center / Google

Washington Governor Jay Inslee says President Obama has pledged immediate federal aid to help fire-swept areas of north central Washington. That announcement came late Tuesday as Obama touched down in Seattle on a fundraising trip.

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Wildfires
5:41 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Firefighters Camped out in Winthrop

Some 2,100 firefighters are living in Winthrop, Wash. as they battle the Carlton Complex wildfire.
Credit nex12go / Flickr

There's a small city of firefighters camped out on the grounds of Liberty Bell High School in Winthrop. Some 2,100 firefighters are living there as they battle the wildfire known as the Carlton Complex.

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Wildfires
5:27 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Carlton Complex Wildfire Update

The Carlton Complex fires in Central Washington were 16 percent contained as of Tuesday afternoon.
Credit Washington National Guard / Flickr

Firefighters battling the largest wildfire in Washington state have made significant progress since yesterday.

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Marijuana Legalization
5:22 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Oregonians Will Vote On Marijuana Legalization In November

Chief petitioner Anthony Johnson prepares to turn in signatures for verification in Salem last month.
Credit Chris Lehman / Northwest News Network

Oregonians will decide in November whether to legalize recreational marijuana. An initiative to do just that qualified for the ballot Tuesday.

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Oso Landslide
4:55 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Scientists Say Earlier Slide Set Up Oso Disaster

A small landslide in 2006 set the stage for the catastrophe that claimed 43 lives in Oso Wash. this past March.
Credit Dave Norman / Washington DNR

A small landslide in 2006 set the stage for the catastrophe that claimed 43 lives in Oso, Wash. this past March. A panel of scientists says that first slide left a loosely packed mass of debris suspended above the Steelhead Haven development and its neighbors.

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Breaking
2:53 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Latest Fire Updates From Twitter

The Mills Canyon Fire in North-Central Washington
Credit Northwest Interagency Coordination Center

  The latest on Pacific Northwest fires from Twitter...

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Fire Help
6:16 am
Tue July 22, 2014

Here's How You Can Help Wildfire Victims

Credit American Red Cross

Update 7/29: The Okanogan County Sheriffy's Department says Okanogan County is no longer accepting donations of goods. They ask that people instead donate cash for the relief effort.

There are many opportunities to help those displaced by the Carlton Complex Fire in central Washington. Here are a few ways you can donate money or items.

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Fire Shelters
6:08 am
Tue July 22, 2014

Fire Evacuees Find Help With Donation Centers, Shelters

Volunteers hang cardboard signs to point people in the direction of donation centers and shelters.
Credit Courtney Flatt / Northwest News Network

Update: You can give to the Red Cross or volunteer to help fire victims by visiting redcross.org/ewa or calling 509-663-3907

The Okanogan County Sheriff’s Department ordered more homeowners to evacuate this afternoon Monday. These newest evacuations come after firefighters saw a brief relief from high winds and hot weather Sunday. Correspondent Courtney Flatt visited donation centers in the region where people are turning for help.

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Wildfires
5:26 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Brewster Residents Say They Wanted More Warning about Fire

Smoke over U.S. Highway 97 near Pateros, Wash.
Credit Courtesy of WSDOT

Residents of the town of Brewster in Central Washington consider themselves lucky to have escaped with their lives after wildfires burned up to the edge of town Saturday.

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Foster Care
5:26 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Judge Sides Again With Washington Foster Youth

A judge in Bellingham Monday ordered the state of Washington to do more to locate foster children who run away.
Credit RoHerreraP / Flickr

The state of Washington must do more to locate foster children who run away. That’s just one of the requirements contained in a court order issued Monday in Bellingham. This is the latest chapter in a nearly 16-year-long legal fight to improve Washington’s foster care system.

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