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    Gov. Jay Inslee signs package of voter access bills

    Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a package of bills aimed at increasing voter access in Washington state.
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    City considers more transit-only lanes for Seattle streetcars

    The Seattle City Council will discuss creating more transit-only lanes to keep streetcars from getting stuck in traffic.
  • Vancouver port, groups reach agreement in open meetings case

    VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The Port of Vancouver and environmental groups have reached an agreement that resolves a lawsuit alleging the port violated the open meetings law. The port said that under the agreement filed Tuesday, it will concede that some meetings held in 2013 didn’t comply with state law. The Washington state Supreme Court […]
  • Police: Child porn found in illegal treehouse, at man’s home

    NORTH BEND, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say they’ve connected a Seattle area man with child pornography found in a remote fairytale-like treehouse inside a Washington state forest. Court records show 56-year-old Daniel Wood of Mill Creek has been charged with two counts of child pornography possession. Wood couldn’t be reached by phone calls to a […]
  • Authorities: Death of homeless man accidental

    BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Authorities have ruled as accidental the death of a homeless man who became unresponsive while in police custody. Whatcom County Medical Examiner Dr. Gary Goldfogel told The Bellingham Herald that 49-year-old Robert Gagnon died of cardiac complications caused by acute methamphetamine use. He called the matter “accidental.” Gagnon died early Thursday […]
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    ‘Gingerbread house’ in Snoqualmie forest found with child porn

    The FBI investigated a "gingerbread house" in the Snoqualmie National Forest where evidence of child pornography were found in 2016.
  • Officer shoots pit bull terrier after dog fight in Yakima

    YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a Yakima police officer shot and wounded a pit bull terrier that ran toward the officer after a dog fight. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports two pit bulls that live in adjacent houses began fighting Monday morning. Yakima police spokesman Mike Bastinelli says one of the dog’s owners was bitten […]
  • 21-year-old man charged with murder in death of his parents

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A 21-year-old man has been charged with two counts of aggravated murder in the death of his parents. The News Tribune reports Jared Standley was charged Monday in the deaths of 56-year-old Theresa Standley and 55-year-old Steven Standley at their home near Buckley. Charging papers say Jared Standley apparently beat his […]
  • Toddler dies after falling into culvert on Yakima River

    KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a 2-year-old boy died after he wandered into the Yakima River while his father was asleep. The Tri-City Herald reports the boy died Monday at Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland. Benton County Sheriff Jerry Hatcher says the child’s father took a nap with the boy and his 3-year-old […]
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    Washington’s Extreme Risk Protection Orders explained

    Extreme Risk Protection Orders may vary between the states that have them. But the idea is picking up traction since the Parkland school shooting.
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    Confederate memorial may be on its way out of Seattle

    A former president of the United Daughters of the Confederacy is advocating for the removal of a controversial Confederate memorial in a Seattle cemetery.
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    Spring ushered in with cold temps, lower snow levels

    The forecast for the next several days includes rain and cold overnight temperatures around Puget Sound. Typical first week of spring, KIRO 7's Nick Allard says.
  • Bremerton man accused of kidnapping woman in her own house

    PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state woman says she was kidnapped in her own house and assaulted for two days by a man who police have arrested. The Kitsap Sun reports that Bremerton resident John Charles Troiano Jr. was charged on Monday with first-degree kidnapping. Kitsap County Sheriff’s deputies began searching for the […]
  • Washington state barge company fined over fertilizer spills

    VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The state Department of Ecology has fined a Vancouver barge company $18,000 for spilling 40,000 gallons (151,000 liters) of fertilizer in the Columbia and Snake rivers in April. The Columbian reported Monday that state investigators found two of Tidewater Barge Lines Inc.’s steel tank barges weren’t adequately maintained and allowed urea […]
  • Saint Mary’s moves on in NIT, beats Washington 85-81

    MORAGA, Calif. (AP) — Jordan Ford made a wide open 3-pointer with 45.3 seconds to go and Saint Mary’s won its program-record 30th game of the season with an 85-81 victory over Washington on Monday night to reach the NIT quarterfinals. Washington freshman Jaylen Nowell answered with a deep 3 to pull to 82-79 at […]

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