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Deportation of minors won't stop during lawsuit

A federal judge in Seattle isn't stopping the deportation proceedings of eight minors suing the federal government over legal representation.

2 hit in West Yakima by BNSF freight train

Two people have been hit by a freight train traveling on a bridge over the Naches River in West Yakima.

Large fire burns building in Seattle neighborhood

Fire crews are fighting a large blaze burning a building in Seattle's Fremont neighborhood Tuesday afternoon.

Jail escape in Washington not detected for 2 days

An inmate's escape from a jail in Washington state went undetected for two days last week until the man's defense lawyer stopped for a visit and he couldn't be found.

Washington's minimum wage jumps to $9.47 per hour

Washington state's minimum wage will increase by 15 cents to $9.47 an hour starting on New Year's Day.

Smoke at Boeing Everett is only boiler firing up

A cloud of dark smoke over the Boeing factory at Everett Tuesday looked worse than it was.

Huge fire burns Fremont metal plant

Dozens of fire fighters battled a 2-alarm blaze that destroyed a metal finishing processing plant in Fremont, sending plumes of smoke into the sky that could be seen for miles.

1 dies in Tacoma apartment fire

One person has been killed in a fire at a Tacoma apartment building for seniors.

Rock star rages against popular Seattle restaurant for denying him entry

Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello and the owner of a popular Seattle restaurant have become embroiled in social media spat over his treatment at The 5 Point Cafe over the weekend.

Nuclear waste tank OK'd to keep leaking for 1 year

A new deal allows a radioactive waste storage tank to continue leaking for more than a year before its contents are pumped out at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, the nation's most polluted nuclear site.

Olympia criminal hotspot: the library

One of the places frequently calling the police for help in Olympia is the library.

State Rep. Don Benton plans Cambodia trade mission

State Sen. Don Benton of Vancouver plans to lead a weeklong trade mission to Cambodia to promote trade and governmental ties.

Connell prison supervisor sold to co-workers

A financial supervisor at the Coyote Ridge Corrections Center is accused of violating state ethics law by selling a nutritional supplement to co-workers at the Connell prison during work hours.

Deputy fires at man who shot self in Puyallup

The Pierce County sheriff's office says a man fatally shot himself as deputies approached his pickup truck Tuesday morning in the parking lot of a store in the South Hill area of Puyallup (pew-AL'-up).

State reaches agreement on more union contracts

About 6,000 employees at the state Department of Corrections will receive a pay raise of nearly 10 percent over the next two years under an arbitration judgment.

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