The Associated Press

Natural Gas
2:13 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

Explosion At LNG Plant Leads To Evacuations

Smoke rises from the Williams Co. liquid natural gas plant near Plymouth, Wash., on Monday after an explosion at the site. The photo is taken from Umatilla.
Credit Contributed Photo/The East Oregonian

PLYMOUTH, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say four workers were injured and about 200 residents were evacuated after a large explosion and fire Monday morning at a natural gas processing plant in the eastern Washington town of Plymouth.

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Genetically Modified Wheat
8:53 am
Fri May 31, 2013

EU, Japan, South Korea Markets React To Modified Wheat Found In Oregon

Flickr Photo/Jonny Boy

WASHINGTON (AP) — World markets are responding to this week’s discovery of genetically engineered wheat on an Oregon farm. Japan has suspended some imports of US wheat, while the European Union and South Korea will increase inspections of wheat imported from the US.

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Bridge Collapse
10:22 am
Fri May 24, 2013

Wash. Governor Declares State Of Emergency In Three Counties

Mt. Vernon resident Susan Riedel took this photograph of the scene near the collapse Thursday night as first response teams arrived.
Susan Reidel

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has declared a state of emergency in three counties around a collapsed Interstate 5 bridge.

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Breaking
8:55 pm
Thu May 23, 2013

Portion Of Interstate 5 Bridge Collapses Over Skagit River

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) -- An Interstate 5 bridge over a river north of Seattle collapsed Thursday evening, dumping vehicles and people into the water, the Washington State Patrol said.  

The four-lane bridge over the Skagit River collapsed about 7 p.m., Trooper Mark Francis said. There was no immediate estimate of how many people were in the water or whether there were any injuries or deaths, he said.

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Seattle Loses Sonics...Again
6:32 am
Thu May 16, 2013

NBA Owners Reject Sacramento Kings Move To Seattle

Kiley Sullivan with the band Kore Ionz performing in Sonics gear hours after the NBA rejected Seattle's bid to buy the Sacramento Kings. His hat shows the word “robbed” on top of a basketball net.
KUOW Photo/Deborah Wang

DALLAS (AP) -- NBA owners voted Wednesday to reject the Sacramento Kings' proposed move to Seattle, the latest in a long line of cities that have tried to land the franchise.

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Immigrant Rights And Labor Supporters
7:29 pm
Wed May 1, 2013

Thousands March Through Seattle In May Day Rally

Immigrant supports waves American flag at May Day march.
Liz Jones KUOW

SEATTLE (AP) — Thousands of people marched about 2 1/2 miles from the Central District toward Seattle's downtown Jackson Federal Building on Wednesday after a May Day rally supporting immigrant rights and labor.

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Sports
2:40 pm
Sun February 24, 2013

Jimmie Johnson Wins Second Daytona 500; Danica Patrick Makes Historic Leads

Jimmie Johnson celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday in Daytona Beach, Fla.
Chris Graythen Getty Images

Originally published on Sun February 24, 2013 9:59 pm

A big first for Danica Patrick, but an even bigger second for Jimmie Johnson.

Patrick made history out front at the Daytona 500, only to see five-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson reclaim his spot at the top in the end.

Johnson won his second Daytona 500 with a late push on Sunday, grabbing the spotlight from Patrick as she faded on the final lap. Patrick became the first woman in history to lead laps in "The Great American Race" and was running third on the last lap, but slipped to eighth in the late push for position.

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