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Shelton man, 80, says he killed in self defense

Bail was set at $10,000 for an 80-year-old Shelton, Washington, man arrested in the fatal shooting of a 51-year-old acquaintance.

Gunfire damages BPA insulators, reward offered

The Bonneville Power Administration says people shooting at its high-voltage power line near Joint Base Lewis-McChord in the Tacoma, Washington, area have damaged power line insulators. The agency is offering a maximum $25,000 reward for tips leading to those involved.

Who's shooting up electrical equipment near JBLM?

Someone's taking shots at high-voltage power lines near Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Tacoma, and the Bonneville Power Administration is offering a reward of up to $25,000 to catch whoever is doing it.

Washington Girls Basketball Prep Poll

How a state panel of sports writers rates Washington high school basketball teams in the weekly Associated Press poll of 2014, by WIAA divisions, with won-lost record and total points (first-place votes in parentheses):

Small fire after car hits Seattle teriyaki shop

A Seattle Fire Department spokesman says a car that hit a Seattle teriyaki shop caused a gas line break and that sparked a small wall fire.

Washington Boys Basketball Prep Poll

How a state panel of sports writers rates Washington high school basketball teams in the weekly Associated Press poll of 2014, by WIAA divisions, with won-lost record and total points (first-place votes in parentheses):

Pump fake still an old standby tool in QB's belt

like a slant-and-go -- while the guy on the back side of the formation gets free on, say, a move up the seam.

State feeding deer to keep them out of orchards

The Washington Fish and Wildlife Department generally discourages the public from feeding wildlife, but the agency is temporarily feeding Okanogan County mule deer to keep them out of orchards in the Pateros area.

Snohomish County avoids state's first-ever government shutdown

Snohomish County has avoided the state's first-ever government shutdown after the County Council reached a compromise Wednesday on a new budget.

Inslee proposes plan to charge big polluters to fund budget priorities

Governor Jay Inslee concedes he faces powerful opposition to his plan to charge the state's biggest polluters to raise money for key budget obligations.

Washington governor proposes cap on carbon pollution

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday proposed an ambitious cap-and-trade program to require the state's largest industrial polluters to pay for every ton of carbon they release.

Seattle acquires outfielder Justin Ruggiano from Cubs

The priority for general manager Jack Zduriencik and manager Lloyd McClendon was to add a pair of right-handed hitters and a starting pitcher for the Seattle Mariners this offseason.

US court denies ex-officer's appeal in 2006 death

The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the appeal of a former Washington state police officer convicted of using excessive force in the 2006 death of a developmentally disabled janitor he wrongly suspected of theft, a case that helped lead to a federal review of the Spokane Police Department.

Injury might be keeping Derrick Coleman on sidelines, but he's still inspiring off the field

Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman says it's killing him to sit on the sidelines after being placed on injured reserve following a foot fracture, but the man recognized by many as the first deaf offensive player in the NFL is still inspiring people off the field.

Threat prompts Issaquah middle school to close Wednesday

A threat left outside a classroom prompted the district to close a middle school in Issaquah Wednesday morning.

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