Northwest Fires Burn Almost 1 Million Acres, Dozens Of Homes

Northwest Fires Burn Almost 1 Million Acres, Dozens Of Homes

By Maria L. La Ganga and Matt Pearce, Los Angeles Times An eruption of lightning-sparked wildfires across the northwestern United States over the last two weeks has scorched almos ...

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Firefighters Face New Lightning Storms In Northwest

Firefighters Face New Lightning Storms In Northwest

By Maria La Ganga and Matt Pearce, Los Angeles Times SEATTLE -- An eruption of lightning-sparked wildfires across the northwestern United States over the last two weeks has scorch ...

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Did Federal Shutdown Really Cause July Baby Boom In D.C.?

Did Federal Shutdown Really Cause July Baby Boom In D.C.?

By John Moritz, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- For years, the weather has been blamed when there are alleged cabin fever-induced spikes in births. Now, some in the Wash ...

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Fires Intensify As Hundreds Flee 21 Blazes In Washington And Oregon

Fires Intensify As Hundreds Flee 21 Blazes In Washington And Oregon

By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times The dry Northwest continued to battle an outbreak of 21 wildfires in Washington and Oregon where lightning strikes and arid tinder have conspi ...

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Weekend Reader: ‘Good Catholics: The Battle over Abortion in the Catholic Church’

Weekend Reader: ‘Good Catholics: The Battle over Abortion in the Catholic Church’

Today the Weekend Reader brings you Good Catholics: The Battle Over Abortion in the Catholic Church by the former editor of Conscience magazine, Patricia Miller. Good Catholics ex ...

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Washington Pot Shops Facing Dilemma: High Demand, Low Supply

Washington Pot Shops Facing Dilemma: High Demand, Low Supply

By Andy Mannix, The Seattle Times SEATTLE -- Hopeful marijuana buyers started lining up outside Freedom Market in Kelso around noon Tuesday, the time the shop planned its grand op ...

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Washington State’s Old Pot Laws Go Up In Smoke

Washington State’s Old Pot Laws Go Up In Smoke

By Maria L. La Ganga, Los Angeles Times SEATTLE -- The first customer to buy legal pot -- for partying, not medicinal reasons -- here in Washington's biggest city was a retired 65 ...

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Asiana Crash: NTSB Report May Help Resolve Legal Claims, Firm Says

Asiana Crash: NTSB Report May Help Resolve Legal Claims, Firm Says

By Dan Weikel, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — Attorneys representing victims and relatives of those killed or injured when Asiana Flight 214 crashed in San Francisco last summer ...

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Lawmakers Join To Honor MLK Jr., But Are Split Over Voting Rights Bill

Lawmakers Join To Honor MLK Jr., But Are Split Over Voting Rights Bill

By Rebecca Bratek, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Members of Congress joined in a rare moment of unity Tuesday on Capitol Hill. Leaders linked hands and gently swayed toge ...

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What Will Become Of Right-Wing Bergdahl Billboard?

What Will Become Of Right-Wing Bergdahl Billboard?

Among the bellwethers of right-wing politics in western Washington state is a popular and iconic billboard perched next to the northbound lanes of Interstate 5, almost exactly hal ...

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