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    Seattle adopts new rules limiting short-term rentals

    SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle City Council adopted new rules on short-term rentals in an attempt to prevent property owners from taking permanent housing units off the market. The rules approved on Monday require operators of short-term rentals to obtain licenses and places limits on the number of units they can list with short-term lodging […]
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    Kick return ace Devin Hester retires from NFL

    CHICAGO (AP) — Devin Hester, the all-purpose speedster who holds the NFL record for kick return touchdowns with 20, has announced his retirement from the NFL. In a post on social media, the 35-year-old Hester said had realized it was time . “Good news: Commissioner Goodell, you can put the kickoff back at the 30,” […]
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    Recovery plans for Snake River salmon, steelhead released

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Authorities have released recovery plans for federally protected Snake River chinook salmon and steelhead with the goal of making sure each species is self-sustaining in the wild. The plans released Tuesday by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries include spring and summer chinook, fall chinook and steelhead. Authorities listed the three […]
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    Seattle police fatally shoot robbery suspect after car chase

    SEATTLE (AP) — Authorities are investigating an armed robbery and car chase through North Seattle that left the suspect shot dead by Seattle police officers. Seattle police say multiple officers are now on leave after opening fire on the man at Magnuson Park. Police say the case began with the man and a woman threatening […]
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    New trial scheduled for former Olympia school bus driver

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A new trial has been scheduled for the former Olympia school bus driver charged with sexually assaulting a 10-year-old boy. The Olympian reports the case against 51-year-old Jimmy Wall ended in a mistrial last month after a jury was unable to reach a verdict. Wall was charged last year with four […]
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    2 arrested in protest against Tacoma natural gas plant

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say two people were arrested after locking themselves in a construction crane tower as a protest against a liquefied natural gas plant being built in Tacoma. Multiple news outlets reported the protesters were arrested Monday afternoon after coming down from the crane peacefully at the end of the construction work […]
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    Authorities arrest 5 teens in connection to fatal shooting

    EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Authorities have arrested five teenagers on first-degree murder charges for a robbery attempt that led to the fatal shooting of a 54-year-old woman outside of Everett. The Daily Herald reports Julie Knechtel was shot and killed last week after she attempted to defend her 17-year-old son who authorities say was the […]
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    Driver injured when stolen car crashes into Seattle home

    SEATTLE (AP) — Authorities say one person was critically injured after a stolen car crashed into a home in Seattle’s University District. The Seattle Times reports the car hit a home near the intersection of Northeast 53rd Street and Ninth Avenue Northeast Monday night, trapping the driver of the vehicle and striking a natural-gas line. […]
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    Police: Teen with explosive device arrested at school

    SILVERDALE, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a student with an explosive device in his backpack was arrested at Central Kitsap High School. The Kitsap Sun reports a 15-year-old boy was arrested Friday on suspicion of threats to bomb and bringing an explosive device to school. The Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office says deputies responded Friday after […]
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    Federal appeals court considers kids’ climate change lawsuit

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court is weighing in on an unusual lawsuit by a group of young people who say the Trump administration is violating their constitutional rights by failing to address climate change. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments Monday from attorneys for the […]