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Fish get aid at cracked dam

SPOKANE — Modifications on the cracked Wanapum Dam will allow migrating salmon to pass through the structure starting this week on their journey to spawning grounds, the Grant County Public Utility District said Tuesday.

Battle Ground High trumpet player wins pair of soloist awards

Battle Ground: A Battle Ground High School trumpet player won soloist awards at two recent jazz festivals. Sophomore Steve Montecucco won awards at the Next Generation Jazz Festival in California on March 30 and the Charles Mingus Jazz Festival in New York City on Feb. 16. Montecucco and other students traveled to the competitions with the American Music Program Jazz Band.

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100 schoolgirls kidnapped amid Nigerian violence

LAGOS, Nigeria — Suspected Muslim extremists kidnapped about 100 girls Tuesday from a school in northeastern Nigeria, less than a day after militants bombed a bus station and killed 75 people in the capital — a surge of violence that raised new doubts about the military’s ability to contain an Islamic uprising.

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.

Technology giving deaf-blind online access

SANDS POINT, N.Y. — Tanisha Verdejo loves to surf the Internet for online shopping deals. She chats on Facebook, learns about new recipes and enjoys sending emails to friends and family.

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