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

Attorney general to fight Fife’s pot ban

The City of Fife is taking the unprecedented step to protect its pot ban by arguing that federal laws supersede state marijuana laws. Attorney General Bob Ferguson said Thursday he would fight “vigorously” to protect Washington I-502.

NEWS TRIBUNE (TACOMA)

Central Washington fire 90% contained

The Carlton Complex Fire, the largest wildfire in Washington state history, is now 90% contained, officials say.

KPLU-FM

Cost of wildfires exceeds $50M

The cost of fighting this summer's wildfires has gone beyond the $50 million mark.

SEATTLE TIMES

300 homes burned in wildfire

Approximately 300 homes have burned so far in the largest wildfire recorded in Washington state history.

SEATTLEPI.COM

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
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