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  • AP State

    Committee OKs more anti-harassment training for senators

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A key Washington state Senate committee has approved annual anti-harassment training for senators and their staff. The Seattle Times reports the training would be provided around the start of every legislative session. Previously, senators and staff would get training in their first year with sometimes a refresher course in later years. […]
  • AP State

    Camas paper mill to partially close, cut up to 300 jobs

    CAMAS, Wash. (AP) — The paper mill in the southwest Washington city of Camas is cutting up to 300 jobs. The Columbian newspaper reports that Georgia-Pacific announced plans Tuesday to shut down several operations at the mill, which opened in 1885 and employed about 2,400 workers in the 1980s. After the partial closure, which is […]
  • AP State

    Environmental group sues for records of wolf killings

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — An environmental group is suing the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife over its failure to release some public records on wolf deaths in the state. The Center for Biological Diversity is seeking records about the killing of a wolf from the Smackout Pack this summer and the killing of nearly […]
  • AP State

    Court tells state more work to do on education funding

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington Supreme Court says that while lawmakers have made progress in a multiyear effort to fully fund basic education, they are not on track to meet a court-imposed deadline. The high court ruled unanimously Wednesday that it will retain jurisdiction in the case, and gave lawmakers another legislative session to […]
  • AP State

    Sounders’ Clint Dempsey wins MLS Comeback Player

    TUKWILA, Wash. (AP) — Seattle Sounders forward Clint Dempsey has been named the MLS Comeback Player of the Year after a heart condition put his career in jeopardy. Dempsey was the choice after scoring 12 goals in the regular season and leading Seattle to a second-place finish in the MLS Western Conference in the regular […]
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    Bellevue eyes driverless shuttle technology from California

    Bellevue officials and businesses are considering placing driverless shuttles on the city's streets to connect people with corners of the area.
  • AP State

    Washington justices: Immigration status usually inadmissible

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington Supreme Court has adopted a rule saying a person’s immigration status is “generally inadmissible” in court. The Seattle Times reports that proponents say the new rule, which takes effect next September, will help those who might fear bringing a civil suit or testifying in a criminal case because of […]
  • AP State

    Pay phone at ranger station near Granite Falls reinstalled

    VERLOT, Wash. (AP) — A pay phone described as vital in emergency situations has been reinstalled at a ranger station northeast of Everett. The Daily Herald reports that Frontier Communications on Tuesday confirmed it had removed and reinstalled the phone at the U.S. Forest Service Verlot Public Service Center. The phone was brought back after […]
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    Pay phone removed near Big Ice Caves, prompting safety concerns

    The only form of communication at the popular Big Ice Caves -- known for sometimes collapsing, endangering visitors -- has been removed.
  • head tax Local News

    Seattle council rejects head tax on city’s largest businesses

    The Seattle City Council voted down a proposed head tax on employees, but the fight isn't over. Seattle will return to the issue.
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    Kneelhawks? TV ratings prove anti-Seahawks rhetoric false

    The anti-Seahawks movement stemming from the decision by some players to kneel during the National Anthem may be confined to a vocal minority.
  • Jenny Durkan, committee Local News

    Durkan forms ‘diverse, inclusive’ transition committee

    Seattle Mayor-elect Durkan has formed a transition committee with leaders from business, unions, immigration organizations, and other special interests.
  • AP State

    State to pay $4M to settle suit over girl living in squalor

    EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Washington state has agreed to pay $4 million to settle a lawsuit claiming it failed to protect a girl and her siblings who were abandoned in a filthy home. The Daily Herald reported Tuesday that the case was filed on behalf of a 9-year-old girl who is now living with her […]
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    Inquest into fatal shooting by Seattle officers scheduled

    SEATTLE (AP) — A hearing has been scheduled to ascertain the facts about the fatal shooting of a woman by two Seattle police officers. The Seattle Times reports that the inquest into Charleena Lyles death is scheduled for April 16. King County District Court Judge Susan Mahoney on Monday gave Lyles’ relatives time to work […]
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    Boeing inks $1.3B Ethiopian Airlines deal for 777 freighters

    Boeing Co. inked a $1.3 billion deal on Tuesday to sell four 777 freighters to Ethiopian Airlines as an aircraft provider to a Kuwaiti carrier resuming operations tentatively agreed to buy 25 Airbus A320neos.

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