Our news coverage plans Friday.
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HUNGER IN WASHINGTON
SEATTLE — During the recession, hunger has increased in Washington state at a faster rate than in most other states, according to new data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. By Donna Gordon Blankinship.
WHITE SALMON — Residents of about four-dozen homes who were forced to evacuate by a wildfire in the Columbia River Gorge could be allowed to return home Friday, a spokesman for fire managers said. Fire officials and the Klickitat County sheriff's office are re-evaluating the evacuation order for 49 homes and the warning given to residents of another 400 homes and cabins, said spokesman Stan Hinatsu of the Forest Service.
Global Animal Health
PULLMAN — Washington State University will unveil its new Paul G. Allen Center for Global Animal Health on Saturday. The center, intended to help stop deadly diseases from jumping from animals to humans, was funded by $26 million from Microsoft co-founder Allen and $25 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
SEATTLE — Oakland starts three-game series in Seattle.
BATON ROUGE, La. — When a fan asked Les Miles what he thought about Washington placing a live tiger next to its practice field this week, the LSU coach said light-heartedly that it sounded to him like the Huskies "are concerned about our mascot." Miles then added, "I can promise you this: The mascot is not the issue." By Sports Writer Brett Martel. AP Photos LAWH118, LAWH109, WAET108.
— SEX INCIDENT-HOOPS CAMP — No charges in Olympia student hazing incident.
— PUYALLUP FAIR — Puyallup Fair begins 17-day run.
— ACCIDENTAL JAIL RELEASE — Released inmate surrenders in Port Angeles.
— SEATAC MOTEL SHOOTING — Fatal shooting at SeaTac motel.
— B-1 BOMBER FREEWAY — B-1 bomber to be trucked from Portland to Seattle.
— CHILD RAPE SENTENCE — 8-year sentence for Richland child rape.
— BURLINGTON MAN KILLED — Body identified as missing Burlington man.
— WEATHER — Warm, dry weather continues in Washington.