With hose in hand a resident near Days Creek tries to save his possessions which were consumed by Bland Mountain
Gerard Tangalan Of Seattle leans on International Fountain while cooling off at the Seattle Center July 29, 2009 in Seattle, Washington. Temperatures throughout the Northwest have reached or are approaching triple digits.
Flanked by security personnel, the Dalai Lama answers a reporter’s question upon arriving at his hotel in Seattle.
An Oregon Army National Guardsman is greeted after a six-month deployment to the Sinai peninsula in Egypt at the Medford Armory.
Katy, a border collie-Australian Shepherd mix, chases down a radio-control motorcycle driven by owner, Kevin Puntigam of Roseburg Wednesday evening at Stewart Park.
Six-year-old Elizabeth Hernandez of Fort Lewis, Washington waits for the opportunity to reunite with her father, Benajamin, during a homecoming ceremony for members of the 514th Medical Company and the 547th Area Support Medical Company after returning from a 15-month deployment to Iraq in Fort Lewis, Washington.
An International Aerospace Machinist Union member grabs a sign before heading out to the picket line at the Boeing manufacturing plant in Everett, Washington. The machinists went on strike after a 48-hour contract extension expired.
Jo Urbansky competes in the fifth round of Omegathon during the final day of the Penny Arcade Exposition at the Washington State Visitor and Convention Center in Seattle, Wash.
Police officers salute the caskets carrying fallen Lakewood, Washington police officers, from top, Ronald Owens, Tina Griswold, Greg Richards and Mark Renninger during a public memorial service at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Washington. More than 20,000 people were in attendance to pay tribute to the officers.
Honor Guard Jeremy Price of the Portland Police Bureau stands next to the casket of Lakewood, Washington police officer Greg Richards prior to the public memorial service for the fallen officers at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Washington.
A Washington State Corrections officer holds a candle during a community prayer service for four slain Lakewood, Washington police officers in Lakewood.
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Ivan Wilson, a member of the Crow nation, leads a procession through the Billings Logan International Airport during a ceremony celebrating his return from teh conflict Iraq.
Police investigate the scene where suspect Maurice Clemmons was shot and killed by a Seattle Police patrol officer in Seattle, Washington. Clemmons was the subject of a massive manhunt after he allegedly killed four Lakewood, Washington police officers.
A van drives past the mud-caked carcass of a cow awaiting disposal near Curtis, Washington. Many livestock were killed when the waters of the Chehalis River overflowed its banks.
SWAT team members ride on a armored vehicle while searching foa subject who killed four Lakewood, Washl., Police Officers in a coffee shop near Lakewood,
Firefighters from the Columbus Rural Fire district put water on the edge of a fire near Reedpoint, Mont.
An upset David Eggers, 18, of Roseburg holds his head in his hand at the scene of a collision on Highway 138, about 10 miles east of Roseburg. Driving a Toyota Camry eastbound, Eggers apparently fell asleep and hit a Jeep Grand Cherokee, causing the vehicle to flip. Eggers was cited for careless driving.
Jared Ringgold, lying down, 10, of Hanford, Chennel Ringgold, left, 10, and Danielle Ringgold, 7, both of Porterville enjoy the Exchange Club fireworks show atop their car on Sunday night at Jamison Stadium in Porterville. Thousands of people turned out, inside and outside the stadium, to watch the fireworks display. People gathered along roadways and in the yards of homes near the Porterville College campus Sunday night to watch the aerial display.
A Cycle Oregon participant makes his way through a sea of yellow tents at camp north of Canyonville, Ore.
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama speaks to a crowd of more than 18,000 during a rally at Key Arena in Seattle, Washington, one day before the Washington State Democratic caucuses.
Third generation longshoreman Ali Vekich, center bottom, and other dock workers and supporters take part in a May Day march to protest the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan in Seattle.
A spring chinook salmon appears to take an interst in the ice cream of seven-year-old Cassidy Smith of Roseburg, Ore., who was visiting the Winchester, Ore., Dam Fish Ladder on the North Umpqua River with her parents.
Microsoft CEO Bill Gates speaks during the Microsoft advance08 Advertising Leadership Forum at the company’s campus in Redmond, Wash. Microsoft unveiled Live Search Cashback programs, which offers case rebates to consumers who buy certain products through Live Search.
eattle mayoral candidate Joe Mallahan, left, talks with supporter Kathy Anderson of Seattle while campaigning at Greenlake Park on election day in Seattle, Washington. Mallahan and his opponent, Mike McGinn, are running for public office for the first time.
A Boeing 787 Dreamliner jet takes off at being its long-waited first flight at Paine Field In Everett, Washington.
Five-year-old Greg Marshall of Beaverton celebrates the prospects of his next move against his father, Steve, during a game of checkers in the men’s parlor at Wolf Creek Inn. The famous landmark has been visited by Jack London, Clark Gable and Carol Lombard to name a few.
A helicopter dumps water on the Alexander Fire near a brush fire engine north of Billings, Mont.
From the right, Reed Waite of the Washington Water Trails Association, wife Tina Waite, Lorna Johnston of Kirkland, and Ed Matkovick of Issaquah hold on as the water rises in the Ballard Locks in Seattle.
After an afternoon of fishing, Sandy McKean, left, of Seattle and Brian Curtis of Silverdale, Wash., hike away from Monogram Lake in the North Cascades National Park near Marblemount, Wash. McKean and Curtis are members of the Trailblazers, a group of high lakes anglers that help stock the lakes with fish.
SWAT team members stand above a trio of Patriot Guard members outside during a public memorial service for four Lakewood, Washington police officers.
Husband and wife Brad, left, and Cathy Korth of Friday Harbor, Wash., prior to the start of the Seattle Marathon in Seattle.
Nearly Naked Fireworks stand employees Sarah Dyrseth, left, and Shelby Connolly-Lajaret head out to wave signs to attract business to the stand in Puyallup, Washington. Taking the idea from bikini and lingerie coffee stands, the owner, Rikk Martin, hired bikini clad women to sell fireworks, which as provoked some protest from neighbors who claim that it is inappropriate. However, many have stopped by to support women.
Judy Robb, left, of Bothell and Jennifer Johnston of Bothell paddle across Baker Lake near Concrete, Wash.
From left, Cynthia McMath, left, of Cynthia McMath of Lynnwood, Wash., Richard Chou of Kirkland, Wash., and Lorna Johnston of Bothell, Wash., head into the Snoqualmie Pass tunnel on the John Wayne Pioneer Trail between Hyak, Wash., and Rattlesnake Lake near North Bend, Wash.
Crow Tribal Chairman Carl Venne, left, salutes Lt. Col. Richard Steiner of the 10th Special Forces Group after presenting the Crow national flag during a ceremony honoring veterans at Apsaalooke Veterans Park in Crow Agency