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Military Dept. preps earthquake readiness techniques

Military Dept. preps earthquake readiness techniques

The Washington Military Department worked together with state, county and local agencies to respond to a notional Cascadia Subduction Zone event, which included a simulated 9.0 earthquake and a tsunami during Exercise Evergreen Tremor.

Our 4-part documentary on the Washington Youth Academy

Our 4-part documentary on the Washington Youth Academy

The Washington Youth Academy is giving a second chance to youths who have dropped out of high school or are on their verge of dropping out. Here's what the academy in Bremerton has to offer.

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