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

Water skiing meets jet pack, and flyboarding takes off

An expensive new sport (which is also practiced around Seattle) is becoming increasingly popular on Minnesota's lakes. 

STAR TRIBUNE (MINNEAPOLIS)

Evacuation zone grows for wildfire near Ellensburg

Evacuation zone grew Sunday for a wildfire burning north of Ellensburg.

SEATTLE TIMES

Hiker hoisted to safety after sliding under bridge

A hiker hoisted to safety after sliding under High Steel Bridge near Shelton.

SEATTLE TIMES

Search party for missing Mount Rainier hiker scaled back

Search party for missing Mount Rainier hiker scaled back to six people .

NEWS TRIBUNE (TACOMA)

Photos: The supermoon seen round the world

The moon last night was huge! Photos of the the supermoon from around the world.

KOMO NEWS

Tim Egan: Let the kids eat dirt

"Somehow, we’ve arrived at a moment when a kid playing by himself, Internet-free and helicopter-parentless, is a surprising thing."

NEW YORK TIMES

Fire threatens Entiat homes

Residents of about 200 homes have been advised to evacuate, due to a wildfire that spread nearly 8 square miles yesterday, threatening homes in the Mills Canyon area about four miles west of Entiat in Chelan County. 

SEATTLE TIMES
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