Inslee declares drought emergency

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Gov. Inslee has declared a statewide drought emergency because of poor water supply conditions and hot, dry weather throughout the region. The cities of Seattle, Tacoma and Everett are not included in the
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Chuweah Creek fire evacuation still holds

NESPELEM, Wash. (AP) — A wildfire that destroyed seven homes and led to the evacuation of the town of Nespelem continues to burn in north-central Washington. Firefighters across eastern Washington braced for the arrival of strong winds
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Weyerhaeuser sells 145K acres of timberland

(KONP staff) – 145,000 acres of Weyerhaeuser timberland in Washington have been sold to Hampton Lumber, the companies announced this month. The transaction is valued at around $266 million. The purchase includes land in Whatcom, Skagit, Snohomish,
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Wildfire closes State Route 20 in Cascades

POMEROY, Wash. (AP) — A wildfire has closed the scenic North Cascades Highway, the most northern route through the Cascade Range in Washington state. The state Department of Transportation Monday morning closed State Route 20 west of
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