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    Man arrested in 1989 rape, murder of teen near Bellingham

    BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a man in connection with the rape and murder of a teenager near Bellingham nearly 30 years ago. The Bellingham Herald reports Whatcom County Sheriff Bill Elfo said DNA evidence led to the arrest of 50-year-old Timothy Bass of Everson on Tuesday. Sheriff’s detectives arrested Bass on suspicion […]
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    Cooke fined $8K for violations at Bainbridge Island farm

    PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) — Washington state regulators have fined Cooke Aquaculture $8,000 for water quality violations at its farmed salmon operations off Bainbridge Island. The violations are unrelated to the company’s Cypress Island net pens, which collapsed in August and released tens of thousands of non-native Atlantic salmon into Puget Sound. The state is […]
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    Mariners land pitchers in exchange for international money

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Seattle Mariners have landed two pitchers in a pair of trades in exchange for some of the international slot money the club had acquired in the hopes of landing Shohei Ohtani. The Mariners got right-hander Shawn Armstrong from Cleveland on Wednesday and picked up minor-league lefty Anthony Misiewicz […]
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    2 teens shot in Federal Way

    FEDERAL WAY, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say two teens were shot and seriously injured near the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way. The shooter or shooters fled the scene and remain at large. KOMO reports the incident unfolded at about 9:40 a.m. Wednesday when two 17-year-old boys went to meet with someone in the […]
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    Inslee promises state action on net neutrality protections

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A day ahead of a vote by the Federal Communications Commission on a plan to undo the country’s net-neutrality rules, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee says he and other state leaders will take steps to protect consumers regardless of the outcome of the vote. At issue is Wednesday’s planned vote on the […]
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    Washington state man sentenced for crash that killed 3

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Spokane, Washington, man was sentenced to seven years in prison and 25 years under the supervision of the Oregon Psychiatry Security Review Board for a crash that killed three people last year. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports 32-year-old Nathan James Verhaeghe was sentenced last week after he pleaded guilty in October to […]
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    Seahawks add depth at LB, place Aboushi on injured reserve

    RENTON, Wash. (AP) — With concerns about depth at linebacker, the Seattle Seahawks have promoted linebacker Paul Dawson off their practice squad and placed offensive lineman Oday Aboushi on injured reserve. The Seahawks made the roster moves Wednesday before beginning preparations for Sunday’s NFC West matchup against the Los Angeles Rams. Seattle is uncertain of […]
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    Washington man sentenced to 10 years for Alaska fraud scheme

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A federal judge in Anchorage, Alaska, has sentenced a 56-year-old Washington state man to 10 years in prison for defrauding Alaskans out of $2.7 million. Floyd Mann, Jr., of Puyallup (pew-AL’-up) was convicted in July of 11 wire fraud counts and eight money laundering counts. Judge Timothy Burgess called Mann a […]
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    State wildlife officials confirm wolf killed alpaca

    LA GRANDE, Ore. (AP) — Investigators from the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife have confirmed that wolves killed an alpaca on private land in Union County. The Capital Press reports that the incident last Sunday comes after the same agency ruled that wolves “probably” killed a llama in the same county a few weeks […]
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    Feds to slow harvest of skates as fishermen near quota

    The federal government is cutting down on the harvest of skate wings because fishermen are nearing their quota for the seafood item. Skate wings are the meat of skates, which are fished commercially on both coasts. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is reducing the commercial skate wing possession limit from 4,100 pounds per trip […]