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Official in charge of wildfire response demoted

Albert Kassel remains employed by the state agency even as more than 100 Carlton Complex wildfire victims seek compensation for wildfire damages

Slash piles being burned near Omak Mountain

Smoke visible from Omak is from controlled burn, Mount Tolman fire officials say

Cougar killed in Oroville

The cougar that is believed to have killed several small pets north of town was killed last week.

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Fire damages claim filed against state

Brewster attorney Alex Thomason seeks damages from state Department of Natural resources on behalf of 65 residents.

Farmer investigated for killing wolf

State Department of Fish and Wildlife officials say farmer "pursued" wolf south of Pullman

Tommy Creek area opens for firewood

U.S. Forest Service officials allow residents to cut firewood in Duncan Fire break areas.

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Sept. 27 is a 'free day' at state parks

Residents and visitors can spend the day at state parks without having a buy a Discover Pass.

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New Lake Roosevelt school complex unveiled

Hundreds turn out for opening ceremony for new Lake Roosevelt K-12 school complex in Coulee Dam

Campfire restrictions eased

State, federal agencies allow small campfires in some campgrounds with developed fire rings

Tumwater Campground closed for the season

Potential flooding prompts officials to close campground until 2015

Cascades River Road repairs delayed

North Cascades National Park officials say the work will be rescheduled for 2015

Agencies to talk landscape recovery

More than a dozen natural resource agencies and organizations will be available Wednesday to talk with landowners about post-fire recovery of the landscape.

'Abundant' lightning expected today

National Weather Service issues red flag warning for Okanogan, Methow valleys and surrounding areas

Fire weather watch issued for Coulee area

Meteorologists say lightning and wind could lead to new wildfires in the Grand Coulee and Mansfield areas, as well as the Waterville Plateau

Flash flood watch issued for area

Methow Valley has the highest potential for flash flooding and debris flows, National Weather Service says

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