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Inslee: SBA approves emergency help for wildfires

Businesses and residents in several counties in central Washington affected by summer wildfires may be eligible for disaster loans under a new disaster declaration.

Detectives discover more victims of Bremerton child rapist , school volunteer

Investigators say they've identified at least five additional victims and there could be more after the arrest of an accused Kitsap County child rapist and pornographer who volunteered at local schools.

Seattle activates Montero from suspended list

The Seattle Mariners have activated Jesus Montero off the suspended list and designated outfielder Corey Hart for assignment.

Deal reached to pump Hanford tank

A deal has been reached between officials for the Hanford Nuclear Reservation and the state of Washington to remove nuclear wastes from a leaking tank.

King County Council shelves additional Metro Transit cuts

Metro bus cuts planned for next February are shelved, for now. The King County Council Monday refused to approve further cuts until after the county's two-year budget is adopted in November.

UW's med school to accept deferred-action students

The University of Washington's medical school will now accept students enrolled in the federal program that allows youth brought to the United States illegally as children protection from deportation.

Boeing to cut, move 2,000 jobs out of Puget Sound area

An estimated 2,000 Boeing workers in the Puget Sound area will lose their jobs or be forced to move over the next few years as the company consolidates the majority of its defense work to the midwest.

Rankings: Seattle tops for 'coffee snobs'

Sure there's a Starbucks on every corner. But a new survey says Seattle is tops in the country for coffee snobs who wouldn't set foot anywhere near the mermaid.

Transit group pushes Sand Point-Kirkland Lake Washington light rail crossing

It's only a dream, but some transportation advocates are hailing Sound Transit's willingness to study the long-term feasibility of a new light rail line running between Ballard and Redmond.

Seattle TE Zach Miller undergoes ankle surgery

Seattle Seahawks tight end Zach Miller underwent ankle surgery during the team's bye week and there is no timetable for his return.

I-5 HOV speeder had stuffed bear in passenger seat

Not only was a woman speeding at 74 mph on Interstate 5 in Lynnwood Monday morning, she also was alone using the HOV lane.

State patrol: Woman caught driving with Costco bear 'passenger' in HOV lane

HOV lane violators are getting creative, like one woman busted in Lynnwood Monday morning for using a giant Costco bear as her second passenger.

Plea deal reached in girlfriend's death

A man who strangled his girlfriend and then attempted to dissolve her body in acid will spend 14 years in prison if a judge accepts a plea deal.

Breweries have hop farmers racing to meet demand

Hop farmers in the Yakima Valley say it's a challenge to keep up with demand from Washington's craft breweries.

State expects record apple crop

The Washington Apple Commission is projecting that this year's crop will be the largest in state history.

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