CHELAN — With smoke filtering the summer sun and flags at half-staff to honor three firefighters killed near Twisp, Gov. Jay Inslee and other top elected officials pledged state and federal resources to battle fires that by late morning Thursday were scorching nearly 400,000 acres around the state.
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Although firefighters will get a break from the searing heat Thursday as a large cold front moves through central Washington, little relief is expected from strong, gusty winds.
This past June John Lennon’s remastered post-Beatles oeuvre became available on 180-gram vinyl as a nine-LP box set, John Lennon, ‘Lennon’ (Capitol). This week, the albums can be purchased as individual LPs.
They say pot makes you paranoid. In Mike Howell’s case, apparently not enough.
“Little Boy”: 2 stars. The film is guilty of trying too hard. Had it just focused on a youngster’s heartbreaking efforts to get his father home from World War II, it would have been a touching tale.
Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, Aug. 16, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide.
THE ROYALS: Sex, drugs and scandal vex (fictional) modern U.K. monarchy in E!’s delish new soap hit. Elizabeth Hurley steals scenes as the scheming queen-on-wheels, with Vincent Regan the king who’s had enough, William Moseley and Alexandra Park their tabloid-bait heirs. Plus: Joan Collins! (Season 2 starts in November.)
The Top 10 DVD rentals at Redbox kiosks for the week of Aug. 10:
OMAK — When Joe Smillie put out the call for firefighting volunteers, he knew the response would be large. But this?
Is the severe drought in the Western United States a product of climate change?
The primary election for Tenino’s pivotal mayoral race has reinforced the notion that every vote counts.
YAKIMA — Northwest cherry growers ended up harvesting 20.25 million boxes of cherries, just 2 percent more than what they predicted in May, according to a news release from the Northwest Cherry Growers association, which represents orchardists in five Northwest states.
BELLINGHAM — Congressional and business leaders from Montana shrugged off the concerns of environmentalists and praised a coal terminal proposed for Cherry Point.
OLYMPIA — The state will suspend sales of prepaid college tuition units — called the GET program — for as long as two years while the group overseeing them wrestles with the downside of what many Washington lawmakers saw as a major legislative success: lower tuition at state colleges.
Initial results from a program to monitor the Cascadia Subduction Zone in unprecedented detail show that the fault off the Northwest coast isn’t as seismically quiet as it has long appeared.