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

Obama declares wildfire emergency in Washington

President Obama declared an emergency in Washington on Wednesday due to the widlfires.

NEWS TRIBUNE (TACOMA)

Better weather conditions help fight wildfires

Cooler weather and less wind has helped firefighters take on the Carlton Complex of fires in north-central Washington.

NEWS TRIBUNE (TACOMA)

Man dies trying to save home in Washington fire

A man in Okanogan County died from a heart attack while trying to fight a fire near his home.

SEATTLEPI.COM

Gusty winds fuel Washington fires

"A massive wildfire that has forced the evacuation of towns, destroyed numerous homes and blackened scenic hillsides in north-central Washington has been burning into new areas, fueled by dry conditions and gusty winds."

KOMO NEWS

Sheriff says up to 100 homes lost in Washignton fire

Sheriff estimates that up to 100 homes have been lost in Washington fire.

NEWS TRIBUNE (TACOMA)

State of emergency declared in Washington

State of emergency declared in 20 Eastern Washington counties due to multiple wildfires threatening several hundred homes.

SEATTLE TIMES

Three days of marijuana sales pull in more than $148,000 in excise taxes

After only three days of legal marijuana on sale, the state will pull in 148,256 in excise taxes.

SEATTLE TIMES

Wash. issues its first pot shop licenses

Washington state issued its first retail marijuana licenses on Monday with overnight email.

NEWS TRIBUNE (TACOMA)

Tri-City woman chows pet food to prove a point

Can you subsist on kibble and birdseed for an entire month? That’s what one pet store owner from Richland is doing to show that food for critters should be just as nutritious as human food.

TRI-CITY HERALD (KENNEWICK)

Same-sex couples wake up married today

Same-sex couples in domestic partnerships are waking up married this morning due to the state’s same-sex marriage law, which automatically converts domestic partnerships to marriage unless a couple filed paperwork to prevent their relationship from automatically converting to marriage.

SEATTLE TIMES
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