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Boogeymen and shady deals define spin for Senate

WASHINGTON — The fight for the Senate majority boils down to boogeyman billionaires against the shifty septuagenarian — if party operatives’ spin is to be believed.

Camas robotics team heads for national championship

Camas — Team Mean Machine, the robotics engineering team based at Camas High School, was a Dean's List Finalist during the recent District Robotics Championship held at Portland's Memorial Coliseum.Battle Ground's 4-H CloverBots — a volunteer-driven team without the school resources and sponsorships of some of the others, they point out — and Vancouver's StormBots also competed in Portland. The Camas team will head for the national championships in St. Louis this coming weekend.

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Blast at natural gas plant leads to town's evacuation

An explosion and fire at a natural gas plant in southwestern Wyoming forced the evacuation of the nearby town of Opal, a plant spokeswoman said Wednesday.

Storm topples RVs near Mississippi's Gulf coast

GAUTIER, Miss. — A storm barreled through Mississippi Gulf Coast communities, leaving about a dozen damaged or destroyed RV trailers at one campground Tuesday amid downed trees and power lines.

New data released on state's health exchange enrollees

SEATTLE — About 164,000 Washington residents have signed up for private health insurance through the state’s health care exchange, with the bulk of people enrolling in the final three months leading up to the March deadline, state officials announced Wednesday.

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