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Outdoor burning banned in Mid-Columbia
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Gov. Inslee Bans Nearly All Outdoor Burning in Mid-Columbia

Due to extreme fire danger, the only option is the bbq.

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Saddle Mountain fire at 25,000 acres
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Wildfire Burning on Yakima Training Range and South of Vantage

In what has been a very dry, volatile fire season,  25,000 acres have burned on the Yakima Firing Range.

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State of Emergency in WA due to wildfires
State of Emergency in WA due to wildfires (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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Wildfire Emergency Declared in 20 Washington Counties – Including Benton, Franklin

Washington emergency management, and Department of Natural Resources officials Wednesday declared the emergency condition due to extreme wildfire activity.

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Drones to be used to monitor WA forest and wildfires
Drones to be used to monitor WA forest and wildfires (Photo by David Silverman/Getty Images)
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Drones To Help Monitor Washington State Wildfires

This is a practical use of an unmanned aerial vehicle we can accept.

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Gardening with Tom and Gayle
Gardening with Tom and Gayle (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
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Did You Miss Gardening with Tom and Gayle? Catch up With the Show Here! (AUDIO)

They just might have had that one answer you're looking for on how to get rid of ants swarming your flower garden,  or those bugs that leave those mysterious "holes" in the leaves of your plants.    Catch up with last Saturday's show here.

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Gardening with Tom and Gayle
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Listen to Gardening with Tom and Gayle, Right Here! (AUDIO)

If you missed Gardening with Tom and Gayle, which airs live Saturday mornings on Newstalk 870 from 8-9a.m,  don't worry - you can listen here!

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Worklers smell odors again at Hanford tank areas.
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Another Hanford Worker Treated After Smelling ‘Odors’ at Hanford Tank Farm

A Hanford worker is back at work after being treated with precautionary measures after smelling odors at the AP Tank Farm at Hanford.

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Gov. Inslee trying to push green agenda on Chinese?
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Gov. Inslee, Bill Gates, Prepared to “Push” Environmental Agenda on China

Apparently Gov. Inslee isn't satisfied with just dragging Washington state into the clutches of environmentalists - regardless of economic impact.  Now his sights are set on Asia, and Microsoft's Bill Gates is at least along for part of the ride.

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WA AG Bob Ferguson
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Years of Legal Action Has Led to Today’s Controversial Environmental Policies

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson chimed in on Obama's controversial new carbon reduction standards by issuing a statement.

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Inslee, Kitzhaber issue press releases lauding Obama
Inslee, Kitzhaber issue press releases lauding Obama (Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)
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Gov. Inslee, West Coast Leaders “Applaud” Obama’s New Carbon Standards

While numerous business and economic leaders are warning of the negative effects it will have on the economy,   political leaders are applauding.

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