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50 arrests in Tri-City gang sweep

Police arrested 50 people this week in a gang sweep across the Tri-Cities, prompted by a wave of recent shootings.

WSP trooper hits 2 pedestrians in Bellingham

The Washington State Patrol says a trooper hit two pedestrians in a road about 1 a.m. Friday in Bellingham.

Attorney: Florist who refused gay wedding job should have chance to argue case before jury

A Richmond flower shop owner refused to provide flowers for the wedding of two gay men and now she will learn if she'll be allowed to take her case to a jury.

Threat keeps Issaquah middle school closed for third day

Pacific Cascade Middle school is closed for a third straight day as a precaution, after a threatening letter was found on campus.

Burglar takes 24 pounds of pot from Seattle grower

A legal marijuana grower in Seattle says it's recovering from a costly burglary.

Yakima official suspended for too many texts

The head of Yakima's Utilities and Engineering Department has been suspended for two weeks without pay for using her work phone to send too many personal messages.

Pair of warm, wet storms headed for Washington

Forecasters expect a rainy weekend in Washington as a pair of wet, warm fronts blow into the state on the jet stream.

SPD holds first-ever 'hackathon' to tackle glut of video from in-car and body cameras

The Seattle Police Department will hold its first ever "hackathon" with 35 tech experts trying to come up with a way to process millions of police videos.

Feds complete review of Spokane Police Department

The Justice Department is scheduled to release its review Friday of the Spokane Police Department.

New dark blue uniforms for Seattle police

Seattle police will soon have new uniforms, and a pilot project on body cameras is about to begin.

Jury says jail's video cameras didn't violate rights

Federal jurors have decided that the city of Puyallup, Washington, didn't violate the privacy rights of people arrested for investigation of DUI by using video cameras to monitor holding cells at the city jail.

ID theft suspect found hiding in clothes dryer

Here's one takeaway from the Cowlitz County sheriff's office account of a woman's arrest: hiding in a clothes dryer may not be a successful strategy.

China's wealth finds home in Washington state

Savvy Seattle-area real estate agents have gained an advantage by paying attention to the growing connections between China and Washington state.

Hospice care for man hit while trying to help victim

A southwest Washington man accused of causing a sequence of injury collisions on Interstate 205, then driving away, has been ordered held on $200,000 bail while one of the injured has been moved to hospice care.

EPA to step in on water rules tied to fish consumption

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will come up with its own water quality standards for Washington state that are partly tied to how much fish people eat.

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