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  • Man gets 32 years in prison in Washington throat-slashing

    EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — A man who pleaded guilty in the throat-slashing death of a Maltby, Washington woman has been sentenced to 32½ years in prison. The Daily Herald in Everett reports John Kuljis Jr., 32, was sentenced by Snohomish County Judge Michael Downes on Friday. Prosecutors said Kuljis was in 78-year-old Barbara Decker’s home […]
  • Father: State failed to supervise daughter’s alleged killer

    RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The father of a Washington woman who was fatally shot says the state Department of Corrections did nothing when his daughter’s alleged killer failed to show up for court-ordered inpatient drug treatment a week before her slaying. The Seattle Times reports Zachary Craven is on trial in King County Superior Court […]
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    Missing McCleary girl’s remains found near Ellensburg

    Police confirm that Lindsey Baum’s remains were found about 20 miles west of Ellensburg in a remote area.
  • Cano hit by pitch, has fracture on right hand

    DETROIT (AP) — Robinson Cano left Seattle’s game at Detroit in the third inning Sunday with a broken right hand after being hit by a pitch. Cano was struck by a pitch from left-hander Blaine Hardy, then went to the dugout while being replaced by a pinch runner. The 35-year-old Cano is hitting .287 with […]
  • Officials work to enhance scenic Pacific Northwest Trail

    SEATTLE (AP) — Officials are working to enhance the Pacific Northwest Trail, one of 11 National Scenic Trails in the county. The Seattle Times reports Pacific Northwest Trail Association Executive Director Jeff Kish is leading the charge to protect, promote and improve the trail’s 1,200 miles (1,931.1 kilometers). Kish, who has completed the hike between […]
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    Head tax supporters attended Sawant’s rally in Seattle

    Those pushing to tax approximately 3 percent of Seattle's businesses haven't quieted. A rally and march led by Kshama Sawant is this weekend.
  • Detroit’s Gardenhire ejected in second game of doubleheader

    DETROIT (AP) — Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire has been ejected from the second game of Detroit’s doubleheader against Seattle. Gardenhire was dismissed in the bottom of the fifth inning by plate umpire Carlos Torres on Saturday night. The ejection came with Detroit catcher James McCann batting. It wasn’t clear what led to it. Torres ejected […]
  • Detroit’s Castellanos leaves with injured finger

    DETROIT (AP) — Nicholas Castellanos has left the second game of Detroit’s doubleheader against Seattle with an injured finger on his left hand. The Tigers described the injury as a contusion. Castellanos was hit by a pitch in the first inning and had his left hand checked before going to first base. He remained in […]
  • Mariners beat Tigers 9-5 for doubleheader split

    DETROIT (AP) — Robinson Cano hit a three-run homer in the fifth inning, and the Seattle Mariners slugged their way to a 9-5 victory over Detroit on Saturday night, salvaging a split of their doubleheader with the Tigers. Detroit won the opener 4-3, thanks in part to a terrific catch by center fielder JaCoby Jones […]
  • Second lawsuit filed after outbreak at Puyallup hospital

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A class-action lawsuit has been filed against a Tacoma-area hospital after it issued a hepatitis C warning for 2,600 emergency room patients last month. The News Tribune reports attorneys filed the suit Friday, accusing the MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup of breaching its duty of care. The hospital advised patients […]
  • Man dies after fishing boat capsizes off Cape Flattery

    PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — The Clallam County Sheriff’s Office says a 58-year-old Sequim man died after a fishing boat capsized off Cape Flattery in the Pacific Ocean. KOMO-TV reports that three people were in the non-commercial fishing boat Friday afternoon near Tattoosh Island when a wave hit the vessel. The wave pushed the boat […]
  • Interests widen in legal fight over coal-export terminal

    SEATTLE (AP) — Six Western states and several national industry groups have lined up against Washington state in a legal battle over its decision to reject permits for a massive proposed coal-export terminal on the Columbia River. Utah-based Lighthouse Resources, which operates coal mines in Montana and Wyoming, sued Washington state officials in federal court […]
  • Flooding in Eastern Washington reaches emergency levels

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee proclaimed a state of emergency Saturday for counties in the eastern part of the state that are experiencing severe flooding. Flooding is impacting communities in Ferry, Okanogan and Pend Oreille counties and could get worse next week. The proclamation covers these three plus the 17 other […]
  • Correction: West Coast Volcanoes-Q&A story

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — In a story May 12 about West Coast volcanoes, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Hawaii was part of the “Ring of Fire,” a Pacific Ocean area prone to earthquakes and volcanic eruptions due to subducting tectonic plates, and that the eruption of Kilauea had experts eyeing volcanoes on the U.S. […]
  • 3 dead in roll-over crash in Vancouver

    VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Officials say three people were killed and another suffered critical injuries in a crash in Vancouver, Washington. KGW8-TV in Portland reports that the crash occurred at around 10:20 p.m. Friday near Grand Boulevard and East Evergreen Boulevard. Vancouver Fire and police said they responded to the crash and found a heavily […]

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