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    Trump budget again targets regional water cleanup programs

    TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — For a second consecutive year, President Donald Trump is trying to drastically reduce or eliminate federal support of cleanups for iconic U.S. waterways including the Great Lakes and Chesapeake Bay. Trump’s proposed 2019 budget for the Environmental Protection Agency released Monday would cut funding by 90 percent for the Great […]
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    Seattle activists call for government to knock down felony marijuana convictions

    After Seattle leaders called to vacate misdemeanor marijuana records, others are calling for them to go further -- knock down felonies.
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    19-year-old man shot near Pioneer Square improving

    A 19-year-old man remains in critical condition after one of two shootings in Seattle over the weekend.
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    New traffic system to improve drive times in Snohomish County

    Commuters in Snohomish County could soon see their drive times improve, especially during rush hour.
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    Ex-Gov. John and Lois Spellman remembered at joint funeral

    SEATTLE (AP) — Former Washington Gov. John Spellman and wife Lois Spellman were remembered Monday for their public service, Catholic faith and a devoted marriage that spanned more than 60 years. The Seattle Times reports a joint funeral was held for the couple at St. James Cathedral in Seattle. John Spellman, who was elected the […]
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    Man suspected in Vancouver stabbing now faces murder charge

    VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A man accused of stabbing an acquaintance is facing a murder charge after the man died from his injuries. The Columbian reports 24-year-old Charson Lotius appeared in Clark County Superior Court Monday on suspicion of murder and assault. Vancouver police were called early Sunday to a convenience store for a disturbance […]
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    Senate passes bill banning sale of certain firefighting foam

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The state Senate has voted to ban the sale of firefighting foam that contains certain chemicals of concern. The bill would ban the sale, manufacture or distribution of firefighting foam where chemicals known as PFAS are intentionally added. The Senate on Saturday passed Senate Bill 6413 on a 39-8 vote. It […]
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    Tumwater man arrested on 13 counts of cruelty to dogs

    TUMWATER, Wash. (AP) — A 50-year-old Tumwater man has been arrested on suspicion of 13 counts of first-degree animal cruelty after investigators found pictures and videos of the man engaged in sexual activity with at least three dogs. The Olympian reported Monday that the man was arrested in January for allegedly possessing child pornography. Charging […]
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    State attorneys general: No citizenship question on census

    NEW YORK (AP) — A coalition of state attorneys general on Monday urged the U.S. Department of Commerce to not add a question about citizenship to the 2020 census, saying it could lower participation among immigrants and cause a population undercount. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey and California Attorney […]
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    Washington seeks ban on income-based rent discrimination

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state lawmakers have advanced bills that prohibit landlords from rejecting housing tenants based on the source of their income. The Seattle Times reports that Senate Bill 5407 prevents landlords from turning down applicants who rely on income from Social Security, veterans benefits or Section 8 housing vouchers. It also establishes […]
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    Trump administration proposes $230M cut for Hanford

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The Trump administration is proposing a $230 million cut in cleanup spending at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in fiscal 2019. The budget request released on Monday cuts $61 million from the budget for Hanford’s Office of River Protection, and $169 million from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Richland Operations Office. The […]
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    Othello rancher leaves small fortune to important causes

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — An Othello cattle rancher has left a small fortune to benefit everything from rural health care to wildlife in Eastern Washington. William Crosetto died on Jan. 25 at the age of 75. The Spokesman-Review says he worked with the Inland Northwest Community Foundation to establish a legacy. His $5.1 million estate, […]
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    Student files claim after alleged threat from teacher

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A 17-year-old student who allegedly was threatened by a Washington teacher has filed a $500,000 claim for damages against the school district in connection with the confrontation that was captured on video. The News Tribune reports the cellphone footage appears to show Mount Tahoma High School history teacher Mike Andersen at […]
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    Swim coach gets plea deal after girl reports fondling

    PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) — A former youth swim coach in Washington state has pleaded guilty to a lesser crime after a girl reported that he said: “I like touching your butt.” The Kitsap Sun reports that a plea deal allowed 48-year-old Patrick Roland Hamilton to plead guilty to assault with sexual motivation. The gross […]
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    Washington state middle school student arrested for BB guns

    COLBERT, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a 14-year-old middle school student in Washington state was arrested for bringing air soft guns to school. The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office on Friday arrested the Mountainside Middle School student after discovering the two black air soft pistols in the student’s backpack. An air soft pistol is like a […]

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