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WSDOT truck hit on I-82 in Yakima County

YAKIMA CO., Wash. — Charges are pending for a 27-year-old Granger man after crashing into a Washington Department Of Transportation truck protecting a maintenance crew Thursday morning, according to Washington State Patrol. Washington State Patrol says the crash happened around 9:47 a.m. Thursday on I-82 just west of Sunnyside. The...
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Lindsey Baum: Suspect arrested for rape, abduction possibly involved in young Washington girl’s death

A man arrested earlier this week on rape, abduction and related charges could possibly be linked to the death of Lindsey Baum, a Washington girl who disappeared in 2009. Grays Harbor police arrested and booked 50-year-old Paul James Bieker into the Grays Harbor County jail on Tuesday. He’s accused of abducting and sexually assaulting a 17-year-old girl in 2003, The Olympian reports. Detectives are now looking into a possible link between Bieker and the murder of 9-year-old Lindsey.
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Searchers recover body of father who drowned in Lake Washington

BELLEVUE, Wash. - Search crews have recovered the body of a man who drowned Wednesday in Lake Washington while trying to rescue his young son, police say. The man's body was found resting near the bottom of the lake, about 100 feet below the water's surface, by a remotely operated vehicle. The body was then brought to shore late Thursday afternoon and turned over to the King County Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy.
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Judge dismisses Washington state governor recall petition

OLYMPIA — Washington state officials have said a petition that was filed last month to recall Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic was dismissed this week. The governor’s office said Wednesday that a judge ruled to dismiss the petition filed in May by five residents...
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This Animal Kills More People in Washington Than Any Other

Washington's most murderous animal may not be what you're expecting. Summer's here and you're finding yourself outside more. Maybe it's for recreation and exercise. Maybe it's your quest to have the perfect lawn or yard. Whatever brings you to the great outdoors (even if it's just two blocks down), it's good to stay alert and be mindful of the local inhabitants.
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Spokane, Washington Apartment Vacancy Rates Fall to Historic Lows

Spokane County’s apartment vacancy rate has dropped to a historic low, a symptom of an ongoing housing crisis worsened by the pandemic that is impacting renters in most counties across the state. According to the University of Washington’s Center for Real Estate Research, Spokane County’s vacancy rate for apartments is...
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'A matter of life and death': Blood supply in Washington remain critically low; donors needed

A critical nationwide blood shortage is being felt here in the Pacific Northwest with non-profit organizations urging more residents to donate blood. Earlier in April, Bloodworks Northwest issued a "code red" alert, signaling that there was less than a 24-hour supply of blood on shelves to supply to local trauma centers and call for more donations. The nonprofit organization blamed "donor fatigue" and high rates of no-shows for appointments.
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WA man hospitalized after crash near Hazelton

HAZELTON, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — A Washington State man was sent to the hospital after a three-vehicle crash on Interstate 84 near Hazelton. The accident occurred Thursday at 1:15 p.m. in the eastbound lanes near milepost 187. Juan Vela, 41, of Pasco WA, was eastbound in a 2009 Peterbuilt semi-tractor hauling...
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Sleep In A Yurt On The Shores Of A Private Beach At This Quiet Campground In Washington

If you’re the camping type, you already know that Washington has some incredible campgrounds. In fact, there are a few spots in the Evergreen State where you can camp right on the beach. However, nothing can quite compare to the setup at Skamokawa Vista Park. Not only can you camp inside a cozy yurt, but […] The post Sleep In A Yurt On The Shores Of A Private Beach At This Quiet Campground In Washington appeared first on Only In Your State.
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3 Washington state beach towns rank among best places to live in the US

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, some people opted to leave more populated and expensive cities in favor of more space and more affordable housing. As remote work requirements turn to long-term options, and office buildings across the county reconsider their leases, a new report by WalletHub found some people opted for a more laid-back way of life in 2020 by relocating to beach states. According to the report, these states included Florida, Maine and North Carolina — all of which also fall in the top 10 states with the most coastline.