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  • Man gets probation for forcing emergency landing in Oklahoma

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A Washington state man who pleaded guilty to screaming at a flight attendant on a commercial flight and forcing it to make an emergency landing in Oklahoma has been sentenced to probation. Federal prosecutors in Tulsa say 29-year-old Bolutife Olorunda of Vancouver, Washington, was sentenced Wednesday to three months of probation. […]
  • The Latest: Supreme Court wrestles with immigration case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on an immigration case being heard by the Supreme Court (all times local): 12:30 p.m. The Supreme Court is wrestling with a case involving the detention of immigrants. The issue in the case the justices heard Wednesday has to do with when federal law gives immigration authorities the ability to […]
  • Legislative landscape to be decided by Washington voters

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Dozens of legislative races across Washington state will determine whether or not Democrats maintain — or possibly even increase — their control of the Statehouse. All 98 seats in the House are up for election Nov. 6, and voters will decide 25 of the Senate’s 49 seats. Seventeen of the races […]
  • Spokane police teaming up with mental health professionals

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The Spokane Police Department is launching a new program where mental health professionals ride along with several officers so the department can better respond to the city’s mental health dilemma. Spokane Police Chief Craig Meidl says people in a mental health crisis typically ended up in the hospital or jail for […]
  • Amazon plans packaging center in suburban Indianapolis

    GREENWOOD, Ind. (AP) — Online retail giant Amazon is planning a packaging center in suburban Indianapolis that’s expected to bring about 1,250 jobs to the area in the coming years. The Daily Journal and the Indianapolis Business Journal reported Tuesday that the site where Seattle-based Amazon signed a lease for in Greenwood is where a […]
  • State superintendent calls for capital gains tax for schools

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington state superintendent is urging for a capital gains tax to fund schools. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal on Tuesday released his 2019-21 budget request that suggested taxing earnings from the sale of stocks, bonds and other assets to create a $2 billion pot of money for education […]
  • Official hurls profanity at board chairman, who is her son

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A county board meeting in Washington state became overly heated when a member hurled a profanity at the panel’s vice chairman, who happens to be her son. The Tacoma News Tribune reports that Pierce County Councilwoman Pam Roach directed the expletive at Dan Roach as he sought to limit an increasingly […]
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    WSU tells McMorris Rodgers to stop using ‘Go Cougs’ in campaign fliers

    Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers has officially been asked by Washington State University to cease the use of the school's trademarked catchphrase in campaign flyers.
  • 3rd accidental inmate release in 3 months prompts review

    SEATTLE (AP) — After a third inmate in three months was accidentally released from jail, King County Executive Dow Constantine says he has appointed an outside investigator to review the county’s inmate-release policies at facilities in Seattle and Kent. The Seattle Times reports the latest incident involved what jail officials called the “inadvertent release” of […]
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    Prop 1 aims to improve access to early learning with $600 million levy

    Seattle voters next month will be asked to approve Prop 1, a more than $600 million education levy that covers multiple education programs in the city, including subsidized preschool.
  • Standoff, school lockdowns over in Auburn

    All students at two schools in Auburn have been released to return home after they were locked down for hours on Tuesday. A nearby police standoff prompted the lockdowns.
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    State superintendent proposes capital gains tax to fund education

    The State Schools Superintendent is proposing a capital gains tax to pay for education.
  • Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson

    Starbucks unveils subsidized child care for employees

    During a rough year for Starbucks from a public relations perspective, the company announced a deal with Care.com to help subsidize employee child care.
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    Seattle City Council endorses state carbon tax on November ballot

    I-1631 is the latest carbon tax on the state ballot, and Seattle City Council voted to endorse it in full, buoyed by support from Mike O'Brien and Kshama Sawant.
  • Puget Island man sentenced in shooting at officers

    LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state man accused of shooting at two Wahkiakum County deputies and a state trooper is expected to be sent home this week. The Daily News reports 55-year-old Lee Wages of Puget Island was sentenced Monday to six months in jail and 15 years of state Department of Corrections supervision […]

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