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The latest from news outlets and blogs around the Northwest and beyond, chosen by Crosscut editors.

Seattle drops tree-cutting charges against former Magnuson Park volunteer

The Seattle City Attorney's Office has dropped charges against a former Magnuson Park volunteer accused of wrongly cutting down trees in the park.

SEATTLE TIMES

Laborers in Brewster lost nearly everything to fire

Fifty laborers and family members living at the King Blossom Natural orchard in Brewster lost almost everything they had to the Carlton Complex fire. Now they are starting to rebulid their lives. 

SEATTLE TIMES

Sunken ship raised from Tacoma waterway

Crews are working to remove a sunken freighter from the Hylebos Waterway 18 months after the wreck. 

NEWS TRIBUNE (TACOMA)

Oil train derails without a spill

The accident under Seattle's Interbay area happened around 2 a.m.

SEATTLE TIMES

Last body found after Oso landslide

Searchers discovered what they think is the last missing body from the Oso landslide. 

DAILY ASTORIAN (ASTORIA)

EPA imposes strong salmon protections on Pebble Mine plan

Sen. Maria Cantwell calls the action a significant victory for the environment and Alaska native groups.

SEATTLEPI.COM

Town empties as wildfire burns homes

Residents evacuated Pateros, WA Wednesday as wildfires engulfed 35 homes.  

KOMO NEWS

Study: Climate change worriers use more electricity

A British government study found that "people who claim to worry about climate change use more electricity than those who do not."

TELEGRAPH (UK)

Search continues for missing Mt. Rainier hiker

The search continued for a 64-year old hiker from Tacoma who went missing on Mt.Rainier over the weekend. 

NEWS TRIBUNE (TACOMA)

Earthquake rocks Japan, tsunami warnings issued

A 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck offshore near Fukushima, Japan today. Tsunami advisories have been issued for the Pacific coast in the region of Tohoku, Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures.

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