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  • Mariners rookie Lewis homers 3rd game in row since debut

    SEATTLE (AP) — Mariners rookie Kyle Lewis has tied a major league record by hitting a home run in his first three games. Lewis joined Trevor Story as the only players to accomplish the feat. Story connected in his first four games — totaling six homers in that span — for Colorado in 2016. Lewis […]
  • Washington city passes overnight homeless parking ordinance

    MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — A city in Washington state has passed an ordinance allowing overnight parking by homeless people on the properties of religious organizations. The Skagit Valley Herald reported Thursday that the Mount Vernon City Council passed the ordinance allowing up to 12 people in five cars at each property. Parking will be […]
  • Cop cleared over friendly texts with far-right group leader

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland Police Chief Danielle Outlaw and Mayor Ted Wheeler have announced that the bureau’s former crowd control liaison was largely doing his job when he exchanged friendly texts with Patriot Prayer leader Joey Gibson to gather protest information. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Portland’s Independent Police Review didn’t find sufficient evidence to prove […]
  • Police say crash that killed mother was livestreamed online

    SEATTLE (AP) — Police in Washington state are searching for the driver of a vehicle that caused a fatal crash while a passenger was livestreaming video on social media. The Seattle Times reports 23-year-old Amairani Uribe Beltran died in an Aug. 12 accident in Tukwila that also injured Beltran’s 1-year-old son. Police say as of […]
  • Washington man formerly convicted begins second murder trial

    LYNNWOOD, Wash. (AP) — A second murder trial has begun for a Washington man previously convicted, but he claims self-defense. The Everett Herald reports that defense attorney Phil Sayles says 27-year-old Encarnacion Salas told him he stabbed 40-year-old Jesse Cardenas Lopez in self-defense in 2014. Officials say a jury convicted Salas of the same crime […]
  • Oregon pot retailers begin pulling vape brands in lung scare

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon marijuana retailers on Thursday began removing vaping products from their shelves and offering returns on previously purchased vape pens amid a nationwide scare over severe lung illnesses and deaths tied to electronic cigarettes. The move came after the agency that regulates Oregon’s cannabis industry told The Associated Press on Wednesday […]
  • Sage grouse numbers stumble in Montana, across US West

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana’s greater sage grouse population has fallen more than 40% over the past three years, mirroring recent declines across the U.S. West for the wide-ranging bird species that federal officials rejected for protections in 2015. State wildlife officials estimate there were about 44,000 ground-dwelling sage grouse in Montana this spring. The […]
  • Ukrainian man pleads guilty to hacking, wire fraud charges

    SEATTLE (AP) — A member of a sophisticated international hacking group that authorities say targeted businesses in 47 states to steal credit and debit card records pleaded guilty to hacking and wire fraud charges in Seattle. Fedir Hladyr, a 34-year-old Ukrainian, also agreed to pay $2.5 million in restitution as part of his plea Wednesday […]
  • Hanford officials move nuclear waste from Columbia River

    RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — The Columbia River is safer this week after Hanford Nuclear Reservation workers removed the last of the highly radioactive sludge stored in underwater containers near it. That news was released by Energy Secretary Rick Perry on Wednesday to the Tri-City Herald. Perry says the project came in ahead of schedule and […]
  • Woman pleads guilty to role in sheriff’s deputy killing

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A woman accused of driving two men to a robbery in which a Pierce County sheriff’s deputy was killed has pleaded guilty in Superior Court. The News Tribune reports that 53-year-old pleaded guilty Wednesday to first-degree rendering criminal assistance. She will be sentenced in October. Authorities say Troyer drove 34-year-old Frank […]
  • Mitzi Johanknecht

    King County Sheriff commissions Chief Patti Cole-Tindall (UPDATED)

    Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht has given a full commission to a chief who is not approved by the state of Washington as a certified police officer.
  • Trial for man accused in slaying of Native woman delayed

    YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — The trial for a man accused of killing a 25-year-old Native woman has been moved from later this month to February at his lawyer’s request. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports 29-year-old Jordan Stevens appeared in U.S. District Court in Yakima Wednesday in connection with the death of Alillia “Lala” Minthorn. Stevens was […]
  • human remains Black Diamond

    Human remains found in woods near Black Diamond construction site

    The King County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after human remains were discovered in Black Diamond.
  • washington wolf

    Washington state giving out $350,000 in non-lethal wolf deterrence grants

    Washington state is giving out two grants worth more than $350,000 to groups focused on deterring wolves without killing them.
  • vaping, e-cigarette

    Health officials to release details on possible vaping illness in Washington state

    King County and state health officials are set to release information on Wednesday afternoon about a possible vaping-related illness in Washington.

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