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AP Top Washington Headlines at 9:07 a.m. PDT

Sheriff's: Wildfire near Gorge amphitheater was 'accidental'
GEORGE, Wash. (AP) -- Grant County officials say a weekend wildfire that burned within three miles of the Gorge Amphitheatre was started when a campfire got out of control....

Hiker rescued off western Washington mountaintop
SNOQUALMIE PASS, Wash. (AP) -- Search and rescue volunteers helped a stranded man off a western Washington peak on Sunday morning....

Radioactivity at Oak Ridge sewage treatment plant reduced
OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (AP) -- A U.S. Department of Energy contractor says radioactivity levels have dropped at an Oak Ridge sewage treatment plant in the past two years....

Fire extinguished at Seattle homeless camp
SEATTLE (AP) -- Fire crews quickly extinguished a fire at the Seattle homeless camp known as the jungle on Sunday morning....

Judge orders Washington Medicaid to provide hepatitis C drug
SEATTLE (AP) -- A federal judge has ordered Washington Medicaid to provide an expensive drug to all hepatitis C patients, not just the sickest ones....

Lake Stevens woman shot over argument over lawn mowing
LAKE STEVENS, Wash. (AP) -- An argument over lawn mowing in Lake Stevens led to a shooting that sent a 49-year-old woman to the hospital....

Water managers look to Alpine Lakes for more water
SEATTLE (AP) -- Seven spectacular high-country lakes in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness for decades have helped irrigate hundreds of acres of pear, apple and cherry orchards in the Wenatchee Valley and supplied water to a federal hatchery....

Washington state parks have 2 free days in June
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Washington state parks have two free days in June: June 4 and 11. On those days, visitors do not need a Discover Pass to park at state parks....

Body recovered in Oregon, believed to be homicide victim
WALLA WALLA, Wash. (AP) -- Police in Walla Walla, Washington, say they have recovered a body believed to be that a missing man who may be a homicide victim....

Residents of Garfield move to recall mayor
GARFIELD, Wash. (AP) -- Residents of the eastern Washington city of Garfield are working to recall the mayor due to looming fines from the state Department of Ecology and issues with the town's public works department....