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Temperatures break records

Heat records fall in Omak, Mazama, Republic, Winthrop and Grand Coulee

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Heat advisory blankets Eastern Washington

Meteorologists at the National Weather Service have announced a heat advisory covering much of the state, including Chelan, Douglas, Ferry and Okanogan counties, and Idaho.

Bear captured near Havillah

State Department of Fish and Wildlife Sgt. Dan Christensen will be transporting the bear to Omak for a short health check before releasing the bear.

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'Cinder' returns to the wild

Two bears released in a remote area 40 miles north of Leavenworth

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Crew works to clean up oil spill near Keller

A gasoline tanker-truck heading north on state Highway 21 north of town overturned this morning and spilled 70 gallons of diesel and 2,800 gallons of gasoline into a ditch across from the San Poil River.

Flood advisory issued for Okanogan, Chelan counties

The National Weather Service in Spokane has issued a flood advisory for Okanogan and Chelan counties, effective until 9:30 p.m. tonight.

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Drought area expanded

Gov. Jay Inslee has expanded his earlier drought declarations to include the whole state.

Prescribed burn planned today for Rendezvous Pass

The U.S. Forest Service will burn underbrush today in the Rendezvous Pass area between Fawn and Cub creeks.

Conservation Fair set for Saturday

The 21st annual Ferry County Conservation Fair is planned for 10 a.m. Saturday at the Ferry County Fairgrounds.

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Ecology: Expect dust storms, wildfires

Drought conditions — above-average temperatures and low snowpack—are expected to create dry fields and forests in Eastern Washington this spring and summer.

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Drought emergency declared

Wenatchee area one of three areas affected

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State's first Karelian bear dog retiring

Karelian bear dogs — black and white dogs weighing 40-65 pounds — are trained to track, capture and deter predators.

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Grizzly bear meeting set for 5 p.m. today

Hundreds expected to oppose plan to introduce predator to North Cascades

Avian influenza quarantine lifted in Okanogan County

Early this afternoon the state Department of Agriculture lifted the avian influenza (bird flu) quarantine zones in Riverside and Oroville.

Wolf relocated to Yelm sanctuary

Officials capture, relocate wolf before it could mate with a domestic dog

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