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Bellingham council may replace Columbus Day

The Bellingham City Council will consider an ordinance to celebrate Coast Salish Day instead of Columbus Day.

Utility pulls plug on Puget Sound tidal power plan

A utility has pulled the plug on a project that would have tested generating electricity from tidal waters flowing in and out of Puget Sound.

Yakima voting rights plan going to federal judge

A federal judge will be asked Friday to choose between different plans for improving Latino voting rights in Yakima.

Soon, you won't be able to drive down Bell Street in Seattle

Seattle removed a lane of traffic on Bell Street in Belltown in order to create a pedestrian park. Now, the city is going to restrict car access even more.

Spokane parents camp out for kindergarten spot

More than 50 parents camped out overnight at Prairie View Elementary in hope of claiming a spot Wednesday morning in next year's kindergarten class at the popular school in the Mead School District near Spokane.

2 Spokane coffee stands robbed; 3 arrests

Spokane police say they took three people into custody after two coffee stands were robbed within an hour and a half.

Man gets 17 years for killing friend

A Grandview man has been sentenced to 17 years in prison for fatally stabbing a friend, then running over his body and stashing it in a car trunk.

Seattle police: 2 vehicles hit girl, drive off

Seattle police say two vehicles struck and seriously injured a 10-year-old girl as she crossed a street in south Seattle. Witnesses say both vehicles drove off as they tended to the child.

Update: Seattle police say just 1 car sought in 7-year-old's hit and run

Seattle police now say just one car struck a 7-year-old girl as she crossed a street in south Seattle Tuesday night.

Grenade found in Belfair trash bin

The Mason County sheriff's office says Habitat for Humanity workers in Belfair, Washington, found a World War II-era grenade in a large trash bin next to their building.

BMX rider busted for disability fraud after posting races on Facebook

A Kent man faces criminal charges for fraudulently collecting thousands in disability benefits while continuing to race his BMX bike, and posting pictures of his exploits on Facebook.

Former King County deputy gets more prison time

A former King County sheriff's deputy who was sentenced to one year in prison after pleading guilty to promoting prostitution and other charges has been given a longer term after he was found to have lied to the court.

Large fire burns, releases chemicals in Seattle

A large fire destroyed a manufacturing building in Seattle, sending a big plume of black smoke over the city and prompting an effort to contain toxic chemicals.

Cowboys' Carter out this week with quad strain

Dallas linebacker Bruce Carter is out this weekend against Houston and could miss next week's game at Seattle because of a strained quadriceps.

Second marijuana shop opens in Seattle

A second pot shop opened Tuesday in Seattle.

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