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Not guilty plea in Lake Sammamish fatalities

The woman accused of crashing a car through a home while under the influence of alcohol and a sleep aid pleaded not guilty Thursday in Seattle to vehicular homicide charges in the deaths of her husband and son-in-law.

Man shot by Pierce deputies killed self

The Pierce County medical examiner's office says a homicide suspect shot by two Pierce County deputies actually died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Seattle Seahawks sign Wright to 4-year extension

The Seattle Seahawks have signed linebacker K.J. Wright to a four-year contract extension, keeping one of their key defensive players from reaching free agency.

Broken treetop hanging on wire gets holiday decor

Some Washington state residents are getting in the holiday spirit by decorating a Douglas fir that toppled onto an unused utility line in a recent windstorm and looks like an upside-down Christmas tree.

Seattle signs trio to minor-league deals

Right-handed pitchers Justin Germano and Mark Lowe and utility infielder Carlos Rivero have signed minor-league deals with the Seattle Mariners with invites to major league spring training.

Reporter Tim Haeck leaving KIRO Radio after 36 years

Award-winning KIRO Radio reporter Tim Haeck has announced he will be retiring after 36 years reporting the news in Seattle.

Settlements reached in fraud case

Federal charges related to time card fraud are expected to be dropped after two former managers and a former supervisor of CH2M Hill Hanford Group agreed to pay civil fines.

Governor proposes capital gains tax for Washington

The governor is proposing a new capital gains tax to help address a projected state budget gap of more than $2 billion over the next two-year budget cycle.

Donor pays off layaway toys at Olympia Wal-Mart

An anonymous donor spent about $2,000 to pay off the Christmas layaway accounts for 10 families at the Hawks Prairie Wal-Mart store near Olympia.

Vancouver school wins contest for recycling

A project that turns waste cardboard at a Vancouver high school into mushrooms has won an innovation contest.

Richland lab supports 6,800 jobs

The U.S. Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland supported more than $1.3 billion in spending and 6,800 jobs in the Washington state economy last year.

Supreme Court says closed drug court meetings OK

The Washington Supreme Court says not all drug court hearings have to be open to the public.

Mom wounded in Pasco gang house shooting

The mother of a gang member was slightly wounded in the third gang-related shooting this year at a Pasco home.

Trial approved for legal malpractice case

A federal judge has ruled that the Catholic Diocese of Spokane can take its legal malpractice claim to trial against the law firm that handled its 2007 bankruptcy over priest sex abuse claims.

Amazon launches 1-hour shipping in Manhattan

Amazon says it is offering one-hour delivery of thousands of basic products to its Prime customers in Manhattan.

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