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The County of Maui shared photos on Facebook of the aftermath of fires on the island. // CREDIT: County of Maui on Facebook

Washington State team deploys to help in aftermath of deadly Hawaii fires

A team of search and rescue personnel based out of the Pierce County Department of Emergency Management deployed to Hawaii Friday after President Joe Biden ordered federal aid to the state to help areas impacted by devastating wildfires.
The 45-person FEMA team is made up of emergency responders and other professionals trained in search and rescue from Pierce and King counties.
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Futuro de Pac-12 preocupa a alumnos y ex alumnos de WSU

Cada ESPN College GameDay, en algún lugar de la multitud se puede ver una bandera carmesí gigante con el logotipo de la Universidad Estatal de Washington ondeando por encima de las cabezas de la gente. La bandera ha adornado los televisores de los aficionados al fútbol americano 287 veces en total, pero este año podría haber un pequeño inconveniente para la diversión. Continue Reading Futuro de Pac-12 preocupa a alumnos y ex alumnos de WSU

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A canoe family paddles onto shore at Alki Beach Sunday, July 30. // CREDIT: Tracci Dial, NWPB

Paddle to Muckleshoot: An epic canoe journey returns

There was a breeze, clouds and humidity in the air in West Seattle that hadn’t been there for days on the morning of July 30, as visitors to Alki Beach found seats or meandered down to the shore, waiting.
A little after 11 a.m., as the sun began to break through the gray, the tip of a canoe and its passengers’ paddles could just be seen cutting across the water, the first canoe to arrive of what would be over 100 to the homelands of the Muckleshoot People.
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The Sourdough Fire has consumed 1,710 acres of forest since starting July 29. // CREDIT: Washington State Department of Transportation North on Twitter.

Part of HWY 20 reopened, firefighters still actively working in area as Sourdough Fire burns

Scenic State Route 20 which runs through North Cascades National Park is now reopened.
The highway had been closed between Newhalem and Rainy Pass in Whatcom County, as it is the main access point for firefighters working the Sourdough Fire. Mark Enty, public information officer with Northwest Incident Management Team 10, said crews are still working in the area and drivers should be extra cautious.
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