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    Cardinals linebacker Deone Bucannon placed on PUP list

    TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals placed starting inside linebacker Deone Bucannon on the physically unable to perform list Friday. Bucannon had ankle surgery in May to repair a lingering problem. Bucannon was selected as a safety in the first round out of Washington State in 2014. The Cardinals soon moved him to inside […]
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    Veteran prosecutor nominated to be the US attorney in Alaska

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A veteran federal prosecutor was nominated Friday by President Donald Trump to be the next U.S. Attorney for the District of Alaska. Trump nominated Bryan Schroder for the post. Schroder has been the acting head of the Alaska district since Karen Loeffler (LEFF’-luhr) and 45 other U.S. attorneys appointed by former […]
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    Elderly woman sexually assaulted at assisted living facility

    SEATAC, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say an 83-year-old woman was assaulted while in her room at an assisted living facility in SeaTac. The King County Sheriff’s Office says an unknown man entered the woman’s room through a window Thursday while she was watching TV. Once inside, the sheriff’s office says the suspect hit her several […]
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    Washington state man indicted in death of Alaska surgeon

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska grand jury has indicted a 32-year-old Washington state man suspected of killing a Ketchikan surgeon. Jordan Joplin in April was charged with stealing expensive items and cash from Dr. Eric Garcia, who was found dead at his home March 27. A superseding indictment Friday also charges Joplin with first- […]
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    Washington Supreme Court rules police unlawfully stopped man

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington Supreme Court has ruled that a police corporal did not have the right to stop a man who was walking quickly and looking around after leaving a known drug house. The Tri-City Herald reports (http://bit.ly/2tObb1G ) the justices reversed a Benton County Superior Court judge’s decision that was twice […]
  • Don Damond, the fiance of Justine Damond, is comforted outside his home by Valerie Castile, the mother of Philando Castile, as demonstrators march by Damond's home during a march in honor of Justine Damond, Thursday, July 20, 2017, in Minneapolis. Both Philando Castile and Justine Damond were shot and killed by Minneapolis police officers. (Aaron Lavinsky /Star Tribune via AP) AP State

    Minnesota police shooting isn’t only death of 911 caller

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The fatal shooting of an unarmed Australian woman in Minnesota isn’t by any means the first-time police in the U.S. have mistakenly killed someone who called them for help or to report a crime. Officers around the nation have mistakenly slain or wounded people in other cases, including a pregnant Seattle mother […]
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    2 fugitives arrested in Washington’s Ferry County

    MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — Two males suspected of killing a Washington man and dumping his body near Troy, Idaho, have been arrested in Ferry County, Washington. The Latah County Sheriff’s Office says 18-year-old Matthew McKetta and 17-year-old Keagan Tennant were arrested without incident Friday afternoon by Ferry County law officers. Their stolen car had been […]
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    Court allows withdrawal of guilty pleas in child’s death

    CHEHALIS, Wash. (AP) — Five months after the state Court of Appeals allowed a man to withdraw his guilty plea in the of a 3-year-old due to an error in tabulating his criminal history, the court ruled this month that his wife will have the same opportunity. Danny and Brenda Wing each pleaded guilty to […]
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    DNR: Budget failure leaves Washington forests in jeopardy

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The Legislature’s failure to pass a capital budget means the state Department of Natural Resources is short of money to deal with unhealthy forests. The Legislature adjourned Thursday night without passing a capital budget, costing DNR $15 million to remove trees struck by insect blight, disease or drought. Commissioner of Public […]
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    Mariners send top prospect O’Neill to Cardinals for Gonzales

    SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners have acquired young left-hander Marco Gonzales from the St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for top outfield prospect Tyler O’Neill. The clubs pulled off the surprising deal Friday, the second move to add pitching help in as many days for the Mariners. Seattle acquired veteran reliever David Phelps from Miami […]
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    Washington wildfire grows rapidly near Yakima

    YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — A large wildfire is burning amid the grass and sagebrush of the military’s Yakima Training Center in Washington state. The fire grew to 50 square miles (129 square kilometers) on Friday morning, but was not threatening any structures. Fire spokesman Rick Acosta says the fire is being driven by winds through […]
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    Tougher distracted driving law to take effect in Washington

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington drivers will soon have to put down their phones or else face tougher penalties under a new distracted driving law that takes effect this weekend. Texting or holding a phone to your ear is already against the law, but the new law that takes effect Sunday prohibits anything else that […]
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    Delegation from Pullman and WSU heading to American Samoa

    PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — A delegation of people from Pullman and Washington State University will be traveling to American Samoa next month. The August trip is billed as a goodwill gesture following a series of arrests last summer involving four Samoan football players at Washington State. The Moscow-Pullman Daily News reports the travelers will include […]
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    Man accused of fleeing, ramming cop cars while high on PCP

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A Washington man accused of being high on PCP when he rammed two deputies’ cars during a police chase is facing multiple felony charges. The 27-year-old man was scheduled to be arraigned on Thursday, but a Pierce County court commissioner ordered him to undergo a mental health evaluation before arraignment. The […]
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    Western Washington University to raise tuition

    BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — A 2.2-percent tuition increase is coming for resident undergraduate students at Western Washington University. The Bellingham Herald reports (https://goo.gl/QBJ7G5 ) Western’s Board of Trustees approved the increase Thursday along with the university’s 2017-18 annual operating budget of $168.8 million. Tuition rates also will rise 3.5 percent for nonresident undergraduates, resident graduates, […]

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