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    Driver injured when stolen car crashes into Seattle home

    SEATTLE (AP) — Authorities say one person was critically injured after a stolen car crashed into a home in Seattle’s University District. The Seattle Times reports the car hit a home near the intersection of Northeast 53rd Street and Ninth Avenue Northeast Monday night, trapping the driver of the vehicle and striking a natural-gas line. […]
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    Seattle City Light CEO pay is not out of the ordinary

    Seattle City Light's CEO is often called the highest paid city employee in town. Actually, in 2016 he wasn't and his pay is on par with his counterparts.
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    Stage 1 burn ban called for King County

    Officials with the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency said Sunday that due to sustained stagnant weather conditions and rising air pollution, a Stage 1 burn ban has been called for King County.
  • AP State

    Police: Teen with explosive device arrested at school

    SILVERDALE, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a student with an explosive device in his backpack was arrested at Central Kitsap High School. The Kitsap Sun reports a 15-year-old boy was arrested Friday on suspicion of threats to bomb and bringing an explosive device to school. The Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office says deputies responded Friday after […]
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    Federal appeals court considers kids’ climate change lawsuit

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court is weighing in on an unusual lawsuit by a group of young people who say the Trump administration is violating their constitutional rights by failing to address climate change. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments Monday from attorneys for the […]
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    Ex-deputy in domestic violence case pleads guilty to assault

    MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — A former Skagit County sheriff’s deputy charged with domestic violence has pleaded guilty to second-degree assault with a firearm. The Skagit Valley Herald reports 34-year-old Russell Whitmore pleaded guilty last week, just days before his trial was scheduled to begin. Court documents say Whitmore choked his wife during an argument, […]
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    No suspensions for Seahawks after Jacksonville meltdown

    RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks will not face any suspensions for the melee that broke out at the conclusion of Sunday’s loss to Jacksonville. The league is still reviewing the fracas that broke out in the closing moments of Jacksonville’s 30-24 victory for potential discipline, but no suspensions will be coming. Michael Bennett, […]
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    Teen suspected of shooting 2 near Graham school arrested

    GRAHAM, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a 16-year-old boy suspected of shooting and wounding two students outside a high school near Tacoma has turned himself in to authorities. The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office says the boy was taken into custody Monday afternoon in Tacoma. The sheriff’s office says he will be booked on charges of […]
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    County plans suit against state to recoup costs from new law

    EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — A Washington county is preparing to sue the state to get back money it spent to comply with a law that required placing more ballot drop boxes countywide. The Everett Herald reports Snohomish County is gearing up for what could be the first of many lawsuits against the state. The law, […]
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    Lawmaker placed on leave from college due to investigation

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A state lawmaker who is facing scrutiny over past allegations of sexual harassment while teaching at Central Washington University has been placed on leave by the school because of a new investigation. The News Tribune and Northwest News Network reported Monday that the university would not disclose the nature of the […]
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    Police: Seattle fatal wreck possibly linked to road rage

    SEATTLE (AP) — Police say road rage may have precipitated a Seattle crash that caused the death of the 20-year-old driver. Washington State Police detectives are investigating the wreck that occurred on Interstate 5 near State Route 520 early Sunday morning. Police say a Jeep Liberty was traveling northbound when the driver lost control and […]
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    Homeless man crashes stolen van through police precinct

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A homeless man stole a van from a bakery and rammed it into a building. That building just so happened to be a police precinct. Employees at Sweet Frostings Blissful Bakeshop in Spokane were loading a gingerbread house into a van early Sunday morning, when a man screaming profanity and threats […]
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    Reward for information on slain wolves grows to $20,000

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The reward for information regarding the killing of two wolves in northeastern Washington state has grown to $20,000. The Center for Biological Diversity and Cascadia Wildlands on Monday said they had doubled a previously announced reward by Conservation Northwest for information leading to conviction in the killing of the wolves. Over […]
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    Some farmers in Washington and Idaho seeing more acidic soil

    LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — Some farmers in northern Idaho and western Washington are looking for solutions after years of applying nitrogen-based fertilizer has left their land with acidic soil. Carol McFarland with Washington State University told the Lewiston Tribune that soil surveys show a gradual increase in the acidity of soil in the region since […]
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    Girl wounded in Vancouver shooting

    VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a 17-year-old girl was wounded in a shooting in Vancouver’s Shumway neighborhood. The Columbian reports officers and ambulances responded following a report of a shooting Sunday night and found the girl suffering from a gunshot wound. She was transported to a hospital and is expected to survive. A suspect […]

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