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  • FILE - In this April 12, 2017, file photo, Marie Ries, center, marches with others in support of defendants on trial in federal court in Las Vegas. A federal jury in Las Vegas that heard five weeks of prosecution testimony is deliberating the fate of four men accused of wielding assault weapons against federal agents in a 2014 standoff near Nevada anti-government figure Cliven Bundy's ranch. (AP Photo/John Locher, File) AP State

    Jury in Vegas returns to work in Bundy standoff gunmen trial

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A federal jury has resumed deliberations in Las Vegas in the retrial of four men accused of wielding assault weapons against federal agents in a 2014 standoff near the Nevada ranch of anti-government figure Cliven Bundy. Jurors returned to work Thursday in U.S. District Court after spending about 90 minutes Tuesday […]
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    The Latest: Nevada judge clears way for more pot licenses

    CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on a legal battle over licenses to distribute recreational marijuana to retail dispensaries in Nevada (all times local): 11 a.m. A Nevada judge has cleared the way for the state’s marijuana regulators to start issuing pot distribution licenses to businesses other than existing alcohol wholesalers. Carson City District […]
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    Court: juvenile sex crimes can be basis of civil commitment

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington state Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that civil commitment of people designated as sexually violent predators can be indefinitely extended for those whose crimes occurred when they were juveniles. While the court had previously ruled that previous juvenile sexual offenses could be considered when they later committed a sexual […]
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    Seattle’s construction projects threatened by work strike

    SEATTLE (AP) — Progress could be halted on Seattle’s many construction projects following a decision by more than a quarter of King County’s concrete delivery-truck drivers to go on strike. The Seattle Times reported (http://bit.ly/2x7VQeq ) Wednesday that the strike has halted some concrete deliveries for nearly a week as developers rush to take advantage […]
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    2 men arrested in Everett drive-by shooting

    EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Everett police have arrested two men suspected of participating in a drive-by shooting. The Daily Herald reports (http://bit.ly/2wTw8Le ) that two parties, one in a Jeep and another in a dark-colored car, shot at each other as they drove down the road Wednesday. Everett police officer Aaron Snell says it’s not […]
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    Puyallup man in custody after setting house on fire

    PUYALLUP, Wash. (AP) — The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office says a Puyallup man is in custody after setting his own home on fire. KOMO-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2v3VWSO ) The fire broke out around 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at a home on 66th Ave E and quickly engulfed the whole house. Firefighters had to shut down the street […]
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    Found body might be man who fell in river while fishing

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A body recovered from a Washington river is believed to be a man who went missing while fishing with his family. KCPQ-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2wdJQvC ) the body was found on Wednesday in the Puyallup River. The 46-year-old man was fishing with his family May 28 when he fell into the water […]
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    Confederate memorial in Seattle causes tension

    SEATTLE (AP) — In the wake of the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, some cities have removed Confederate statues. KOMO-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2i6Jv7y ) that a Confederate monument on private property in Seattle is causing some tension. Lake View Cemetery on Capitol Hill closed Wednesday because of the angry messages they’ve received over a memorial for Confederate […]
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    Man charged with killing 2 at Kent homeless encampment

    SEATTLE (AP) — King County prosecutors have charged a man with fatally shooting two people at a Kent homeless encampment last year. The Seattle Times says (https://goo.gl/emYRm2 ) 31-year-old Bradley Shaw was charged Wednesday with two counts of first-degree murder. He was arrested over the weekend following a police tip. Authorities found 32-year-old Louisa Campos […]
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    3 police officers treated after exposure to heroin smoke

    ARLINGTON, Wash. (AP) — Three police officers received medical attention this week after exposure to heroin smoke. The Daily Herald of Everett reported Wednesday that the officers from Arlington, Washington were treated Monday after police said a woman smoked heroin in front of them at a hotel, where they were looking for someone with a […]
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    Bellingham man accused of assaulting elderly neighbor

    BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — A Bellingham man is facing a misdemeanor charge of assaulting an elderly neighbor. The Bellingham Herald reported Wednesday that 44-year-old Alexander Ransom was cited for fourth-degree assault and warned by police not to contact the neighbor. Police Lt. Don Almer says Ransom began yelling and cussing at his neighbor, a man […]
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    Commission: Seattle violated state bargaining laws with body cam order

    An initial ruling states that Seattle may have violated bargaining laws when it forced police to start wearing body cams.
  • FILE - In this March 22, 2017, file photo, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz speaks at the Starbucks annual shareholders meeting in Seattle. Schultz has told employees at an employee following the violence at the Aug. 12, 2017, white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that bigotry, hatred and senseless acts of violence against “people who are not white” cannot stand. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File) AP State

    Starbucks chairman questions country’s ‘moral fiber’

    SEATTLE (AP) — Starbucks chairman Howard Schultz says the events surrounding a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend have put the “moral fiber” of the country in question. Schultz said at an employee forum in Seattle on Tuesday that he has “profound concern about the lack of character, morality, humanity,” displayed at the […]
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    Trump supporters rally to tear down Fremont’s Lenin statue

    Washington state Trump supporters gathered around the Lenin statue in Seattle's Fremont neighborhood calling for it to be torn down.
  • FILE- In this July 1, 2017 file photo, people wait in line at the Essence cannabis dispensary in Las Vegas. A judge cleared the way Thursday, July 17, for Nevada to allow more businesses to move marijuana from growers to stores in an effort to keep up with overwhelming demand since recreational pot sales began last month. (AP Photo/John Locher, File) AP State

    Nevada judge clears way for expanded marijuana distribution

    CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A judge cleared the way Thursday for Nevada to allow more businesses to move marijuana from growers to stores in an effort to keep up with overwhelming demand since recreational pot sales began last month. Carson City District Judge James Russell lifted an order blocking regulators from issuing pot distribution […]

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