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Grant County deputy fired

The Grant County Sheriff's Office has fired a deputy who was suspected of fourth-degree assault-domestic violence.

4.3 magnitude earthquake hits Coulee Dam

Residents throughout Okanogan and surrounding counties may felt the rattle of a 4.3 magnitude earthquake this morning.

Mother, two children hospitalized following minor crash

Jessica A. Saffel fell asleep at the wheel while driving near Entiat

Jessica A. Saffel, 27, Cergio Britt, 8, and Alyssa Britt, 5, all of Yakima, were transported to the Wenatchee hospital following a one-vehicle crash along U.S. Highway 97A.

Trudi Inslee visits fire areas today

Washington first lady Trudi Inslee is in Pateros today touring fire areas. She toured the Alta Lake spike camp to thank firefighters for their efforts.

Public meeting about fires is today in Nespelem

A public meeting about the North Star and Tunk Block fires will be at 5 p.m. today at Nespelem School, 229 School Loop Road.

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North Cascades could reopen Sunday

The North Cascades Highway, closed for a week and a half because of fire, could open as soon as Sunday.

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Causes of death: Smoke, burns

Andrew Zajac of Winthrop, Tom Zbyszewski of Walla Walla and Richard Wheeler of South Haven, Mich., died from smoke inhalation and burns to their bodies, coroner says.

Electricity may be restored tomorrow to Omak flats

Electricity should be restored by late Friday to areas of the Omak flats and Riverside Cutoff, Greenacres and Johnson Creek roads.

High winds to fan Ferry County fires

Intense fire behavior is expected today throughout Ferry County as officials from the National Weather Service are predicting high winds with gusts upward to 25 mph.

North Star Fire continues burning northward

The North Star Fire, burning mostly on the Colville Indian Reservation, has blackened 170,000 acres of forest, brush and grass.

Leads sought on homemade bomb in Grant County

A homemade explosive device found along a road Wednesday evening was neutralized by the Richland Police Bomb Squad and Grant County SheriffĂ­s Office.

Red Flag Warning issued for winds, low humidity

Winds expected Thursday evening, gusts 20-25 mph

North Star Fire continues, more evacuation notices issued

The North Star Fire continues to burn along a broad swath extending from Ferry County to just east of Omak-Okanogan.

Kettle Complex fire meeting planned tonight

A community meeting is planned to discuss the progress, of the Kettle Complex fires, tonight at the Orient Elementary School.

Lynden man killed in North Cascades crash

A Lynden man was killed Tuesday afternoon when his car went off state Highway 20 and over an embankment about a mile west of the Whistler area and 20 miles west of town.

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