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Big fence built to protect Skagit farm from elk

BIRDSVIEW — On land nestled against the Skagit River and surrounded by forested hills, a team of state and tribal staff took on the task of installing a 2 mile long, 6 ½-foot tall fence this summer.

Next Afghan leader seeks influence in Washington

WASHINGTON — Months before becoming president-elect of Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai began spending tens of thousands of dollars on lobbyists in the United States, using his ties to the West to seek influence in Washington.

Law enforcement finds arbitration imperfect

The state’s grievance arbitration system was designed to protect public employees from discipline without just cause and violations of their employment contracts. Yet some arbitrator decisions reinstating police officers terminated for criminal activity or alleged criminal activity have called into question whether the arbitration system serves the interest of public trust in law enforcement.

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  • Battle Ground fire

  • Salmon Creek Interchange

  • Vancouver Farmers Market 25th anniversary

  • Hoops on the River in the Park

  • The Refuge

  • Feast of Corpus Christi procession

  • Shifting gears in transportation

  • Looking for a few good recruits

  • Last day of school

  • Yard cleanup

  • Shooting at Reynolds High School

  • WSUV graduation

  • Paddy Hough parade

  • CCF&R Fireboat

  • Bridge Creek apartment fire

Press Talk: When in Chi Town, remember The Goat

I found myself back in Chicago this week at a news media conference and — during a break — headed to one of my favorite haunts: A journalists' hangout known as the Billy Goat Tavern.

Secret Service interviewed accused intruder twice

WASHINGTON — Secret Service agents in Virginia and Washington earlier this summer twice interviewed an Army veteran accused of climbing over a White House fence during the weekend and running into the executive mansion in the two months before the embarrassing security breach, a federal law enforcement said Tuesday.

Study: Changing winds linked to Pacific warming

A new study released Monday found that warming temperatures in Pacific Ocean waters off the coast of North America over the past century closely followed natural changes in the wind, not increases in greenhouse gases related to global warming.

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