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  • Beavers’ Luke Heimlich: ‘Fans can cheer me. They can boo’

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Oregon State pitcher Luke Heimlich is the probable starter in the opening game of the College World Series on Saturday against North Carolina. He says he is ready for any kind of reception he receives from the fans. The 22-year-old Heimlich pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a young relative when he […]
  • Man’s death marks fifth death at Spokane jail in past year

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Authorities says an inmate died in his cell at Spokane County Jail after a possible attack marking the fifth inmate death at the Spokane detention center in the past 12 months. The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office says a corrections officer found the inmate lying face down on his bunk, not moving […]
  • Small Washington town must pay ex-mayor in records dispute

    RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — The small Franklin County town of Mesa has been ordered to pay its former mayor $175,000 to resolve a long battle over public records. The Spokesman-Review reports a state appellate court on Thursday upheld an earlier judge’s award to former Mesa mayor Donna Zink and her husband Jeff, who sought twice […]
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    Redmond detectives kill suspect at busy Kirkland gas station

    Police are responding to an officer-involved shooting at the Kingsgate Safeway in Kirkland.
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    Woodinville cheerleading coach investigated for child pornography

    A cheerleading coach out of Woodinville has is facing a child pornography charge and detectives are seeking public help identifying victims.
  • Vancouver port to pay $500K to settle open meetings lawsuit

    VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The Port of Vancouver has agreed to pay $500,000 to settle a lawsuit over open meetings laws that the port admitted to violating while commissioners debated a lease for an oil terminal. The Columbian reported Thursday that the payment will cover court costs and fees incurred by Columbia Riverkeeper, Sierra Club […]
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    Critics of safe injection sites still trying to get I-27 to voters

    There is still a pending legal battle over I-27, the initiative that would ban safe injection sites in King County.
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    Vials of liquid shut down Bremerton shipyard, ferries affected

    Police have blocked off Pacific Ave South to the ferry terminal entrance in Bremerton for a potential threat.
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    City of Seattle sued; head tax signatures submitted anyway

    The City of Seattle is being sued for violating the state's Open Public Meetings Act over the special meeting that resulted in the end to the short-lived head tax.
  • Bogaerts’ HR sends Boston past Mariners, 2-1

    SEATTLE (AP) — Xander Bogaerts hit a tiebreaking home run in the sixth inning and the Boston Red Sox beat the Seattle Mariners 2-1 Thursday night for their fourth straight win. David Price (8-4) pitched seven innings of four-hit ball to earn his sixth victory over his past seven appearances. He gave up a run […]
  • Oregon woman pleads guilty to visa fraud, forced labor

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon woman accused of fraudulently obtaining visas to bring cooks to the U.S. for cheap labor at two restaurants in Washington state has pleaded guilty. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports 59-year-old Tanya Jumroon pleaded guilty in Portland federal court Thursday to charges of forced labor, visa fraud conspiracy and filing a false […]
  • La Conner enacts ban on distribution of plastic bags

    MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — A town in northwestern Washington state has banned businesses from supplying customers with plastic bags. The Skagit Valley Herald reports the La Conner council enacted the ban Tuesday, prohibiting businesses within town limits from distributing the bags. The ban will apply to shops, gas stations, markets and festivals. It will […]
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    Weather shift: Rain will give way to sun, 90 degrees by mid-week

    A mostly-dry weekend will precede at least a few days of hot weather next week.
  • With head tax dead, where will money come from to help the homeless?

    Disappointed by the sudden repeal of the head tax, the Low Income Housing Institute is now looking for funding help from King County Executive Dow Constantine.
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    What has happened to Seattle’s Tully’s Coffee?

    Tully's Coffee has experienced months of turmoil in 2018, leading to a "temporary" closure of its stores. That closure, however, may not be as temporary as previously thought.

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