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New fires burn in central Washington

QUINCY, Wash. (AP) — A new fast-spreading fire near the central Washington town of Quincy has burned thousands of acres and temporarily forced the evacuation of several dozen homes.

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1 missing after boats collide in Commencement Bay

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says crews have suspended searching for a man who went into the water after two boats collided on Commencement Bay late Saturday.

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Smoke from Canada wildfires streaming over Port Angeles

PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — Fire officials in Washington state say smoke from wildfires in Canada, not Washington, is casting a haze over the Port Angeles area.

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Evacuations ordered due to N. Idaho wildfire

ATHOL, Idaho (AP) — A fast-moving wildfire in northern Idaho has prompted authorities to issue mandatory evacuation orders.

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New wildfires burn near Detroit Lake, Burns-Hines

A heavy ground and air assault has slowed a new, 70-acre fire burning in the forested hills above Detroit Lake, allowing ODOT to keep Highway 22 open east of Gates, but holiday-weekend returnees were warned to expect slowdowns due to firefighting efforts; a new blaze near Hines topped 1,000 acres.

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Power outage affects about 8,000 in Seaside area

SEASIDE, Ore. (AP) — Pacific Power says power was restored to thousands of customers in the Oregon coast town of Seaside after an outage Saturday night.

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Heat has been good for Hermiston watermelon crop

HERMISTON, Ore. (AP) — This summer's hot weather has been good for the watermelon crop in Hermiston, with farmers harvesting a couple of weeks ahead of schedule.

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Former Klamath County jail deputy sentenced to prison

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — A Central Point man and former Klamath County jail deputy has been sentenced to seven years in prison on multiple sex crime charges.

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Portland police: officer stabbed, suspect shot

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland police say a man stabbed a police officer and was shot early Sunday in northeast Portland.

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Salem man, 81, dies after boat capsizes off coast

NEWPORT, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State Police say the man who died after a small boat capsized off the Oregon coast near Newport Saturday was 81-year-old Lowell Leather, of Salem.

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