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Washington Wildfires prompt state of emergency declaration

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 23:04
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A state of emergency has been declared in 20 Eastern Washington counties because of multiple wildfires that threaten several hundred homes.The declaration allows officials to get help from the Washington National Guard and the State Guard if needed. It also directs state agencies to help local governments in responding to wildfires.

Fresh wildfires gain ground in Washington; winds aid crews battling destructive Oregon fire

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 20:19
A handful of new wildfires, some started by lightning, grew dramatically Tuesday in central Washington, and several threatened homes even as firefighters made progress against a destructive Oregon blaze. A brush fire that jumped containment lines Tuesday night temporarily closed a 20-mile stretch of Interstate 90 in the central part of the state, said Washington State Transportation Department ...

Lightning sparks fresh Washington state wildfires

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 14:49
PORTLAND, Ore. – A handful of new wildfires, some started by lightning, grew dramatically Tuesday in central Washington, and several threatened homes even as firefighters made progress against a destructive Oregon blaze.

Fresh wildfires gain ground in Washington

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 14:12
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A handful of new wildfires, some started by lightning, grew dramatically Tuesday in central Washington, and several threatened homes even as firefighters made progress against a destructive Oregon blaze.

Washington to use drone to monitor wildfires

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 09:57
Washington state says the Federal Aviation Administration has given it authorization to use an unmanned drone to monitor wildfires that pose an urgent threat.

State to fight change of venue request for Washington trial

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 08:04
State prosecutors are fighting state Sen. LeAnna Washington's attempt to move her corruption trial from Montgomery County to Philadelphia. Washington requested a change of venue July 3, arguing that the people and activities at issue in the case are centered in Philadelphia. She is charged with using taxpayer-funded staff and offices to plan her birthday party campaign fund-raisers, which were ...

NTSB faults Washington state, trucking firm in bridge collapse

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 05:05
A series of safeguards failed to prevent an oversize truck from hitting a low-clearance bridge on Interstate 5 in Washington state last year, leading to the collapse of one of… Click to Continue »

Washington State Park Closes Over Health Scare

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 04:45
Kitsap County in Washington state closes lake park over norovirus-type health scare

Review: Systematic errors led to bridge collapse

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 03:59
Insufficient route planning, a distracted pilot driver and an inadequate permitting process by the state of Washington all played a part in last year's Interstate 5 bridge collapse north of Seattle, which sent two cars into a river below, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday.

No pot taken in burglary at legal Washington grow - Tue, 15 Jul 2014 PST

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 03:52
SPOKANE — A legal marijuana grower says robust security measures required by the Washington state helped foil an early morning burglary.

Review: Systematic errors led to bridge collapse

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 03:20
(AP) — Insufficient route planning, a distracted pilot driver and an inadequate permitting process by the state of Washington all played a part in last year's Interstate 5 bridge collapse north of Seattle, which sent two cars into a river below, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday. According to the investigation, Scott thought his load was 15 feet, 9 inches — about 2 inches ...

NTSB: Series of deficiencies led to Skagit bridge collapse; pilot driver distracted by cell phone

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 02:33
WASHINGTON — The collapse of the Skagit River Bridge in Washington state that was struck by a truck carrying an oversize load last spring was caused by a series of deficiencies in a system intended to safeguard the passage of oversized loads over the state’s roadways, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) stated today.

NTSB: Series of deficiencies led to Skagit bridge collapse; driver distracted by cell phone

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 02:18
WASHINGTON — The collapse of Skagit River Bridge in Washington state that was struck by a truck carrying an oversize load last spring was caused by a series of deficiencies in a system intended to safeguard the passage of oversized loads over the state’s roadways, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) stated today.

NTSB: Bridge collapsed in Washington state because truck hit the structure

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 02:01
Investigators said an over-sized truck hit the bridge, causing a partial collapse last year.

NTSB: Bridge collapsed in Washington state because truck hit the structure

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 02:01
Investigators said an over-sized truck hit the bridge, causing a partial collapse last year.

NTSB: Bridge collapsed in Washington state because truck hit the structure

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 02:01
Investigators said an over-sized truck hit the bridge, causing a partial collapse last year.

NTSB: Bridge collapsed in Washington state because truck hit the structure

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 02:01
Investigators said an over-sized truck hit the bridge, causing a partial collapse last year.

NTSB: Bridge collapsed in Washington state because truck hit the structure

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 02:01
Investigators said an over-sized truck hit the bridge, causing a partial collapse last year.

NTSB: Bridge collapsed in Washington state because truck hit the structure

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 02:01
Investigators said an over-sized truck hit the bridge, causing a partial collapse last year.