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    Touting record against Trump, AG Ferguson challenges FCC

    Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson is preparing to challenge the FCC's decision over net neutrality.
  • AP State

    State settles suit claiming abuse at foster home for $1.5M

    CENTRALIA, Wash. (AP) — The state Department of Social and Health Services has settled the first lawsuit claiming abuse and negligence at a state-licensed foster home that closed in 1994. The Lewis County Chronicle reported Thursday that the department agreed to pay $1.5 million to be split equally between the three plaintiffs listed in the […]
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    Man pleads guilty to vehicular homicide for wife’s death

    MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — A 27-year-old Mount Vernon man has pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide. The Skagit Valley Herald reports that Jose Pablo Cruz’s entered the plea on Thursday as part of a deal with prosecutors. Cruz originally pleaded not guilty when he was arraigned April 20. Court documents say he was charged after […]
  • earthquake Local News

    Magnitude 4.0 earthquake shakes south of Portland

    Thousands of people reported feeling a magnitude 4.0 earthquake south of Portland Wednesday evening.
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    Sounders acquire defender Waylon Francis from Columbus

    SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Sounders have bolstered their defense by acquiring defender Waylon Francis from Columbus in exchange for $50,000 in general allocation money. Seattle made its first significant move of the offseason on Thursday by adding depth to a position of need. Seattle is losing starting left back Joevin Jones to a club […]
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    Washington to retire Isaiah Thomas’ jersey in February

    RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Former Washington star and current Cleveland Cavaliers guard Isaiah Thomas will have his number retired by the school. The retirement ceremony for Thomas’ No. 2 has been scheduled for Feb. 15 when the Huskies host Utah. Thomas joins Brandon Roy and Bob Houbregs as they only players to have their numbers […]
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    Lawmaker resigns leadership post amid harassment allegations

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A state lawmaker who is facing scrutiny over past allegations of sexual harassment has been removed from his ranking member position on a House committee, and resigned his position as assistant floor leader, House leaders say. Republican Rep. Matt Manweller was removed from his position on the House Labor and Workplace […]
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    Seattle police release footage of fatal shooting of man

    SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle police have released a body-camera video of a fatal officer-involved shooting. The Seattle Times reports police officers shot the man at Magnuson Park early Tuesday. According to police, the man had fired shots toward the employee of an apartment complex and police officers before officials caught up with him at the […]
  • AP State

    Seattle counselor made trades with patient info about Zulily

    SEATTLE (AP) — A mental health counselor in Seattle has agreed to settle charges that he used insider information disclosed by a patient who worked at the online retailer Zulily to make profitable stock trades. The Securities and Exchange Commission says in documents filed in U.S. District Court on Thursday that 43-year-old Kenneth Peer began […]
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    Supreme Court denies re-sentencing in juvenile murder case

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana’s Supreme Court has ruled a U.S. Supreme Court decision prohibiting mandatory life without parole sentences for juveniles convicted of murder also applies to Montana cases in which judges used their discretion to hand down the same sentence. However, in a 4-3 ruling Wednesday, justices denied a man’s petition for resentencing […]
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    Study: Oil tankers may need tug escorts on Columbia River

    ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — A new study says more tethered tug escorts may be needed for oil tankers on the Columbia River if tanker traffic increases due to new marine terminals. The Daily Astorian reports that the study commissioned by the Washington Legislature says five proposed bulk terminals could create up to 1,379 additional one-way […]
  • AP State

    Inslee proposes tapping reserves, carbon tax in budget plan

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee has proposed tapping into the state’s reserves to comply with a final timeline required for Washington state to come into compliance with a state Supreme Court mandate on education funding, and he’s proposing a new tax on carbon emissions from fossil fuels to backfill that withdrawal. The governor […]
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    Bob Ferguson says he’ll sue over FCC’s net neutrality repeal

    SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson says he plans to file yet another lawsuit against the federal government: this one over net neutrality. In a news release, Ferguson said that within days he will challenge the Federal Communications Commission’s vote Thursday to repeal Obama-era rules that guaranteed equal access to the internet. […]
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    Report: Increasing I-405 toll fees will reduce congestion

    SEATTLE (AP) — A new report says that the maximum $10 toll fee for Interstate 405 should be increased to reduce congestion on the express toll lanes. The report by experts from the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geo-Engineering at the University of Montana was released Wednesday. The report recommends charging drivers higher rates during […]
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    Tentative deal approves $216 million for Idaho utility

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho officials have reached a tentative agreement approving a utility company’s $216.5 million in relicensing expenses for a three-dam hydroelectric project on the Snake River on the Idaho-Oregon border. The Idaho Public Utilities Commission on Wednesday said it’s taking public comments through Jan. 5 on the proposed agreement with Boise-based Idaho […]

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