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Hazel Dell Elementary School first-grader and Afghan refugee Murwarid Azizpour, 6, leaps into action while participating in field day with her classmates in the week before summer break.

Afghan refugee family: ‘We are happy here’ in Hazel Dell

There’s been precious little time for Maryam Azizpour and her family to slow down and take a breath since the U.S. military evacuated them from Afghanistan last year.
FILE- This March 14, 2018 file photos shows students at Roosevelt High School taking part in a protest against gun violence in Seattle. In the wake of a Valentine's Day shooting that killed 17, a handful of Parkland, Fla., teenagers are on the cusp of pulling off what could be one of the largest marches in history with nearly 1 million expected in DC and more than 800 sister marches planned across every continent.

Washington law looks to address the trauma of ‘active shooter’ drill

Justin McKaughan, a music teacher at Michael T. Simmons Elementary in Tumwater, said that for his entire 21-year career, he’s had to be prepared — and to prepare kids —…
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Wildland firefighters watch and take video with their cellphones as a plane drops fire retardant on Harlow Ridge above the Lick Creek Fire, southwest of Asotin, Wash., Monday, July 12, 2021. The fire, which started last Wednesday, has now burned over 50,000 acres of land between Asotin County and Garfield County in southeast Washington state.

What Washington’s cold, wet spring means for summer wildfires

Spring 2022 was cold and wet even by Washington state standards. While some residents complain about winter overstaying its welcome, others may be cautiously optimistic about avoiding deadly heat waves…
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"I'm fighting as hard as I can to deliver a landmark investment in climate action and clean energy to President Biden's desk as soon as possible," U.S. Sen. Patty Murray said in a statement regarding the Supreme Court's ruling limiting the reach of EPA.

WSU professor: Supreme Court ruling is setback for efforts to fight climate change

Last week’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling against the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to regulate greenhouse gas emissions will not harm Washington’s ability to forge its own path in seeking carbon…
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Shoppers visit TNT Fireworks, left, and the nearby Blackjack Fireworks while preparing for their Fourth of July celebrations Friday morning. Fireworks business owners expect crowds to grow larger and larger over the weekend; they'll also be open on Monday.

Sparks fly between July 4 fireworks competitors

With the Fourth of July just around the corner, one of Clark County’s most explosive business rivalries is heating up.


Tressie Corsi sits with her great great granddaughter Amelia Hollis on the porch of the house she has owned in Johnstown, Ohio, since 1972 to that she is giving up to make way for an Intel manufacturing plant during an interview Monday, June 20, 2022. Corsi and her husband raised four children and welcomed multiple generations of grandchildren and great-grandchildren, including some who lived right next door.

‘Silicon Heartland’ boon for Ohio, but families mourn homes

When President Joe Biden applauded a decision by Intel Corp. to build a $20 billion semiconductor operation on “1,000 empty acres of land” in Ohio,…


FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2019, photo, a guard stands in the intake area at the Adelanto ICE Processing Center in Adelanto, Calif. In a wind-whipped California desert town, a sprawling facility can house nearly 2,000 immigrant detainees facing the prospect of deportation. These days, however, the privately-run detention center in Adelanto is nearly empty.

Government pays for empty beds at immigrant detention facilities — including in Tacoma

A sprawling, privately run detention center in the wind-swept California desert town of Adelanto could house nearly 2,000 migrants facing the prospect of deportation. These…

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Raptors outfielder Jacob Sharp points as he rounds second base after a home run Tuesday, June 28, 2022, during a game between the Ridgefield Raptors and the Portland Pickles at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

Breakout series has Raptors’ Jacob Sharp leading WCL in home runs

Walk-up songs among this year’s group of Ridgefield Raptors players typically fall within one of a few genres.


FILE - Vice Chair Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., speaks as the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol holds a hearing at the Capitol in Washington, June 28, 2022. (AP Photo/J.

Jan 6 panel: More people turn up with evidence against Trump

More witnesses are coming forward with new details on the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot following former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson’s devastating testimony last…

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Vancouver apartment fire where two were found dead investigated as murder, arson

A Saturday apartment fire, in which two men were found dead, is being investigated as a murder and arson, according to court records.

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Chelle Wyatt uses her cell phone with the Otter app Friday, April 15, 2022, in Salt Lake City. People with hearing loss have adopted technology to navigate the world, especially as hearing aids are expensive and inaccessible to many.

Why captions are suddenly everywhere and how they got there

People with hearing loss have a new ally in their efforts to navigate the world: Captions that aren’t limited to their television screens and streaming…


In this image made from video supplied by NASA, astronaut Kayla Barron exits the SpaceX Dragon space capsule after splashing down in the Gulf of Mexico off Tampa, Florida, early Friday, May 6, 2022. NASA???s Barron, Raja Chari, Tom Marshburn and the European Space Agency???s Matthias Maurer undocked from the International Space Station less than 24 hours earlier.

Richland astronaut relearns gravity, readies for next assignment after return to Earth

Richland astronaut Kayla Barron has been getting used to gravity since returning to Earth after her six months aboard the International Space Station.

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FILE - Fireworks explode over Baltimore's Inner Harbor during the Ports America Chesapeake 4th of July Celebration, Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Baltimore. The city of Baltimore is resuming its Independence Day celebrations after a two-year hiatus.

A turbulent U.S. this July 4, but many see cause to celebrate

Independence Day has arrived as the United States is rocked by hearings over the Jan. 6 insurrection, awash in turmoil over high court rulings on…

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