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Ailing ferry out until at least December

Washington State Ferries says the ferry Tacoma likely will be out of service until at least December.

Pierce County deputy shoots, wounds 1 man

A Pierce County sheriff's spokesman says a deputy shot and wounded a knife-wielding man late Friday night in the Tacoma, Washington, area.

Seahawks use big first half to rout Bears 34-6

Seattle's defense is expected to among the best in the NFL again. If Russell Wilson and the Seahawks' offense can play this well in the regular season, look out.

Gov. OKs $30M to ease mental health bed shortage

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has approved spending as much as $30 million to start meeting a state Supreme Court order to add more psychiatric evaluation and treatment beds to hospitals around the state.

3 bodies recovered from Mount Rainier identified

The Pierce County medical examiner has identified the bodies of three climbers recovered this week from Mount Rainier. They were part of a party of six who vanished on the Washington state peak last May.

Judge: Yakima city council elections must change

A U.S. District Judge says the city of Yakima must change its city council elections to comply with the Voting Rights Act, finding that Latino residents do not have proper participation.

Elephant dies at Seattle's Woodland Park Zoo

Seattle's Woodland Park Zoo says its only African elephant has unexpectedly died.

Woman fears for her life, but won't return Buddy the dog

A woman at the center of a dog adoption controversy claims she is being harassed and is fearful for her life.

Woodland Park Zoo elephant euthanized after falling ill

A 45-year-old African elephant was euthanized at Seattle's Woodland Park Zoo Friday morning after falling ill.

$2B economic value seen in Vancouver oil terminal

An oil export terminal at the Port of Vancouver could generate an estimated $2 billion in economic value, according to an analysis prepared for the companies planning the project.

Body in Parkland car investigated as homicide

A body was found Friday in a car outside a home in Parkland after a woman called 911 to report a man appeared to be sleeping.

$9 million raised for Oso mudslide recovery

More than $9 million has been raised to help recovery efforts in the five months since a mudslide wiped out a neighborhood in Oso and blocked the highway to Darrington.

State ferry system makes changes to avoid last week's mistake

After an overloaded ferry had to turn back ahead of a Seahawks preseason game last week, the Washington State Ferries is reviewing loading policies and scheduling extra sailings.

What?! Seahawks 12th Man ranks ninth on Forbes' list of best NFL fans

A new Forbes ranking of the best fans in the NFL has the Seahawks 12th Man a little peeved. Fans who hold the world record for crowd noise only came in at ninth place.

South Korea astronaut has landed in W. Washington

South Korea's first astronaut has landed in Puyallup (pew-AL'-up) and is looking for a job in science or technology in Western Washington.

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