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    Missing woman found dead near Washington-Idaho border

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A woman reported missing in late December has been found dead in a drainage area near the Washington-Idaho border. The Spokesman-Review reports that 58-year-old Donna M. Kemp had been found by hikers on Jan. 14. The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office says Kemp appeared to have died from exposure and there were […]
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    96-year-old woman struck and killed while crossing street

    YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a 96-year-old Yakima woman was killed after being struck by a motorist while she was crossing a street. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports the woman was crossing the street at about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday when a 75-year-old man driving a pickup truck hit her. Lt. Shawn Boyle with the Yakima […]
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    1 dead in Mount Vernon house fire

    MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say one person died in a fire that destroyed a home in Mount Vernon. The Skagit Valley Herald reports firefighters were called to the home at about 3:30 a.m. Tuesday and that once they arrived, they called for additional personnel. Mount Vernon Fire Chief Bryan Brice confirmed that a […]
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    House committee approves lower carbon fuels standard

    SEATTLE (AP) — A House committee has approved a measure that would require fuel producers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with gasoline and other transportation fuels. Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon, a Seattle Democrat who sponsored House Bill 2338, says it’s an opportunity to reduce air pollution and carbon emissions while spurring change in fuel technologies. […]
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    Third suspect arrested in Washington deputy’s slaying

    ROY, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a 29-year-old woman has been arrested in connection with the slaying of a Washington state sheriff’s deputy. The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department says the woman was arrested Tuesday south of Tacoma. She’s the third suspect arrested in the death of Deputy Daniel McCartney. Authorities say the woman was booked […]
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    Senate panel consider slate of sexual harassment bills

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — As lawmakers work on creating a task force meant to stamp out sexual harassment at the Washington Legislature, a Senate panel will consider bills meant to address such misconduct in all workplaces. Democratic Sen. Karen Keiser of Des Moines has introduced three bills on the issue that are set to receive […]
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    Man sues after propane torch engulfed him in flames

    SPANAWAY, Wash. (AP) — A Washington man is suing a tool retailer after he says he caught on fire while using a gardening tool in his yard. Brandon Austin of Spanaway says he was burning his weeds last August with a Greenwood Propane Torch when the torch caught on fire in his hands. Austin’s attorney, […]
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    Clark County firefighters to wear masks to prevent flu

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Washington county public health department is requiring firefighters and paramedics to wear flu masks during all patient-care calls and in-hospital visits in response to flu threats. The mandate began Jan. 18 and will be in effect until further notice. Clark County Fire District EMS Training Captain Eric Simukka who has […]
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    Spokane airport set passenger records last year

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Last year was a record year for business at Spokane International Airport. More than 3 million passengers traveled through the airport last year, and they brought more than 72,000 tons of luggage with them. KXLY-TV reports that the total passenger count of 3.5 million for 2017 beat the previous record of […]
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    Officials look into high-speed train from Spokane to Seattle

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Officials are looking into the logistics of a high-speed train from Spokane to Seattle. The Washington Department of Transportation published a study in December that looked at how well an ultra-high-speed train system would work in the Cascadia Mega region, which is about a 350-mile stretch including Portland, Seattle and Vancouver, […]