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    Homicide detectives investigate shooting in West Seattle

    Police are investigating a homicide after a shooting in West Seattle on Tuesday night. The shooting happened in the 8100 block of 31st Ave SW.
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    Seattle touting success of private bikeshare pilot

    Private bikeshare companies are already boasting great success in just two months in Seattle, ranking the system's use second highest in the nation.
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    KeyArena group’s transportation fund not nearly ‘aggressive’ enough

    On the surface, the Oak View Group's proposed transportation fund that would help mitigate traffic around Seattle's KeyArena is a blessing.
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    Officers investigating homicide in southwest Seattle

    SEATTLE (AP) — Authorities say one man was fatally shot in southwest Seattle. Seattle police said on Twitter that officers were called to the 8100 block of 31st Avenue Southwest Tuesday evening for a report of a shooting. Police said in a later tweet that the shooting had been confirmed as a homicide and that […]
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    Names of officers who fatally shot man in Tacoma released

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Tacoma police have identified the three officers who fatally shot a man they say shot at them earlier this month. Police spokeswoman Shelbie Boyd said Tuesday that 35-year-old William Johnson, 38-year-old Matthew Watters and 47-year-old Jeffrey Robillard fired their weapons Sept. 10 at Frankie Santos. Police say officers were called to […]
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    Seattle cops off-duty work comes under investigation

    Seattle police have been the focus of an investigation regarding the unchecked use of off-duty cops for high-priced security work.
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    Washington state study looks at home-grown recreational pot

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state lawmakers are split on whether to allow residents to grow recreational marijuana in their homes, so they’ve implemented a study to look into three potential plans. The Daily Herald reported (http://bit.ly/2xvvS80 ) Tuesday that the state Liquor and Cannabis Board is studying two scenarios that would allow four plants […]
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    Judge OKs lawsuit seeking better protection of Puget Sound

    SEATTLE (AP) — Washington’s Department of Ecology faces the possibility of losing millions of dollars in federal money after a federal judge declined to dismiss a lawsuit brought by an Oregon-based environmental group. The lawsuit, by Northwest Environmental Advocates, is designed to force the state to do more to protect Puget Sound from pollution or […]
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    Department of Natural Resources eases campfire restrictions

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — State officials will ease restrictions on recreational campfires because of recent rain and cooler temperatures. The Washington State Department of Natural Resources said in a news release Tuesday that effective Wednesday, campfires will be allowed in approved fire pits in campgrounds on Washington lands protected by the agency. Other forms of […]
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    Washington state school shooting suspect pleads not guilty

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A 15-year-old boy accused of killing a student at his rural Washington state high school and wounding three others has pleaded not guilty to charges of first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder, according to court documents made public Tuesday. Caleb Sharpe, a sophomore at Freeman High School near the small town […]
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    Appeals court upholds Seattle police policy on using force

    SEATTLE (AP) — A federal appeals court panel has unanimously upheld the Seattle Police Department’s policy on the use of force by officers. The department adopted the policy under its 2012 reform agreement with the U.S. Justice Department. The policy dictates that when necessary, officers shall only use “objectively reasonable force, proportional to the threat […]
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    Inslee on East Coast to discuss climate change

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is in New York and Connecticut this week for talks on climate change. He’s scheduled to attend meetings and panels in New York as part of its annual “Climate Week NYC” events, as well as the Yale Climate Forum in Connecticut, The Seattle Times reported Tuesday (http://bit.ly/2yndj3R […]
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    Permits invalidated for big Washington state methanol plant

    SEATTLE (AP) — U.S. environmental groups opposed to the Pacific Northwest becoming an international fossil fuels gateway scored a major victory when a Washington state board invalidated two permits for a $2 billion project to manufacture methanol from natural gas and export it to China. Last week’s decision by the state Shorelines Hearings Board is […]
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    Man arrested in pot shot kidnapping confesses to TV station

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A man arrested in the kidnapping of a Cheney marijuana store employee has given a jailhouse confession to a Spokane television station. Donovan Culps told KHQ-TV Monday that he shot Cameron Smith several times after Smith declined to sell him pot products because he didn’t have identification. The 36-year-old Culps told […]
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    Ivory dealer goes undercover to help bust wildlife smuggler

    SEATTLE (AP) — A Washington ivory and antiquities dealer will serve six months in prison after pleading guilty to federal smuggling charges four years ago and then going undercover to help authorities prosecute a former Canadian wildlife smuggler. The Seattle Times reports (http://bit.ly/2wvvHKU ) court documents say David L. Boone had been working with federal […]

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