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Muddy wasteland awaits Obama visit to mudslide

President Barack Obama is scheduled visit the scene of Washington state's devastating mudslide Tuesday. He'll find a haunting wasteland of shattered timber and deep muck, dotted here with the wreckage of a pickup truck, and there with young girl's flip-flop.

Sherpa guides on Seattle team killed on Everest

A Seattle-based guiding service says five Nepalese guides on its climbing team are among those who died in an avalanche on Mount Everest.

High winds uproot, damage 14 trees in Tacoma park

High winds damaged or uprooted at least 14 trees Thursday night in Point Defiance Park in Tacoma.

APNewsBreak: State rejects Hanford proposal

The state of Washington is rejecting the U.S. Department of Energy's proposal to amend the federal court agreement governing cleanup of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, the nation's most polluted nuclear weapons production site.

Pe Ell town marshal resigns after DUI arrest

The newly hired Pe Ell town marshal who was accused of drunken driving in the patrol car has resigned.

Public art tribute to Moxee's hop-growing history

New public art in Moxee combines the Yakima Valley town's history of growing hops and Indian heritage.

Deputy denies tipping off Everett bikini baristas

A man accused of tipping off bikini baristas to undercover officers when he worked as a Snohomish County sheriff's sergeant pleaded not guilty Thursday in Everett to charges of promoting prostitution and official misconduct.

Report: Sheriff's deputy under investigation for allegedly aiding wife in prostitution

The King County Sheriff put three deputies on leave this week but wouldn't say why they were taken off the job.

Mysterious humming sound at times in Olympia

Some Olympia residents say they have been awakened in the overnight hours by a mysterious humming sound.

Fired Wenatchee teacher wins job back

The Wenatchee High School teacher who was fired after a student drowned in the school pool will return to work next term.

Woman's fight against City of Seattle will continue, even in death

A listener send us a note yesterday and asked us whatever happened to that private parking lot near the Seattle Waterfront that the city wanted to condemn so it could turn it into a public parking lot. Here's what we found out.

Legalizers in denial

Professor Mark Kleiman of UCLA was one of the strongest voices arguing that if drinking alcohol didn't get you thrown in jail, neither should pot.

Urine sample request in Port Angeles only a prank

The Port Angeles School District is telling students not to bring urine samples to school.

Asparagus harvest off to good start in Washington

Asparagus growers in Washington say the season is off to a good start.

Minister accused of abuse reported in Spokane-area

The Washington State Patrol says investigators have acted on 20 or 30 tips this week as they check locations in the Spokane-area in their search for a self-professed minister accused of sexually abusing at least two girls in rural Minnesota.

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