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  • Legislature: Breed bans must have ‘good citizen’ exemption

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Finding out just who’s a good dog is set to become the responsibility of local jurisdictions under new rules on breed bans passed by the Legislature. Passed by the Senate Wednesday on a 25-23 vote, the rules wouldn’t block breed bans entirely, but would require exceptions for owners who can prove […]
  • Fisheries managers set Nooksack River chinook salmon limits

    BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — State wildlife officials are again setting limits on Nooksack River chinook salmon because of projected low returns. The Bellingham Herald reports a statement issued Tuesday by the Department of Fish and Wildlife says closures of local fisheries for threatened chinook include the San Juan Islands in August and Deception Pass in […]
  • Gonzaga forward Brandon Clarke to enter NBA draft

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Gonzaga forward Brandon Clarke, who led the nation in blocked shots this season, plans to skip his senior year and enter the NBA draft. Under new NCAA rules, the junior can sign with an agent and still return to school if he chooses. Clarke has until May 29 to make a […]
  • Former Grand Canyon superintendent returns to San Francisco

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The former superintendent of Grand Canyon National Park is returning to San Francisco. Christine Lehnertz oversaw Golden Gate National Recreation Area before taking over at the Grand Canyon less than three years ago. She resigned last month after being cleared of allegations she created a hostile workplace and wasted park resources. […]
  • City welcomes new center for at-risk youth, young adults

    EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — A new nonprofit youth services and housing building is set to open in Washington. The Daily Herald reports Cocoon House’s new three-level space in Everett will soon house 20 at-risk teens and 20 young adults. The new location will consolidate the nonprofit’s services and administration into one center. Cocoon House CEO […]
  • Arrest made in fatal carjacking

    KENT, Wash. (AP) — Police have arrested a suspect in a carjacking in Kent, Washington, that ended with the death of a 38-year-old man. KOMO reports the suspect is a 23-year-old Kent man. His name was not immediately released because he has not been formally charged yet. Police said a second person of interest in […]
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    Union Gospel Mission brings in stylists for homeless makeovers

    Getting people off the street and into treatment is one step. But Seattle's Union Gospel Mission took another step this week -- providing makeovers for 50 men who had been experiencing homelessness.
  • Man pleads not guilty in 1972 killing of young woman

    EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — A 77-year-old man charged with murder in the 1972 killing of a young woman has pleaded not guilty. The Daily Herald reports Terrence Miller of Edmonds entered the plea in Snohomish County Superior Court in the death of Jody Loomis. Charging papers say Miller’s DNA was found on a boot Loomis […]
  • Malnourished gray whale found dead in Seattle’s Elliott Bay

    SEATTLE (AP) — Whale researchers say a dead gray whale whose carcass was found floating in Seattle’s Elliott Bay Sunday had likely died some time ago and showed signs of malnourishment. KOMO-TV reports the 39-foot (12-meter) whale was discovered near the Coast Guard station at Elliott Bay and was examined by whale researchers and veterinarian […]
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    Block the box bill gets new life in Olympia, passes House

    Many thought the bill was dead. It aimed to allow traffic cameras to lawfully fine drivers for block the box infractions. Now it has new life, passed the House, and is headed for the state Senate.
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    Report: Amazon gives $200K to Seattle political committee

    Amazon has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to a local PAC, sponsored by the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, which could help fund candidates for city council.
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    Body found in truck believed to be missing man in carjacking

    A Kent man has been missing since Monday night when police say his truck was reported stolen in a carjacking. That truck has been found along with a body.
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    State lawmakers pass sweeping protections for Puget Sound orcas

    Four bills providing sweeping protections for Puget Sound's ailing orca population were passed by the Washington State House and Senate in April.
  • Slumping Mariners look to end 5-game skid

    Cleveland Indians (10-7, first in the AL Central) vs. Seattle Mariners (13-7, second in the AL West) Seattle; Wednesday, 6 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Indians: Carlos Carrasco (1-2, 12.60 ERA, 2.50 WHIP, 17 strikeouts) Mariners: Erik Swanson (1-0, 9.00 ERA, 2.50 WHIP, 4 strikeouts) LINE: Indians favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 runs […]
  • Bieber, bullpen lead Indians to 4-2 win over Seattle

    SEATTLE (AP) — Shane Bieber struck out five and combined with three relievers to hold Seattle to six hits as the Cleveland Indians beat the Mariners 4-2 Tuesday night and stretched their winning streak to three games. The Mariners extended their major league record home-run streak to start the season to 20 games. Seattle now […]

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