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Horse stuck in mud winds up rescuing self

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A fire chief says a horse that got stuck in the mud of a runoff pond on Washington’s Key Peninsula ended up rescuing himself, with a little help from a guide…. …read more

From:: AP Washington News

2nd-in-command named acting US attorney in Seattle

SEATTLE (AP) — Annette Hayes has been named acting U.S. attorney for the Western District of Washington, following the resignation of Jenny Durkan…. …read more

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Federal grant to boost air travel out of Yakima

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell says the Yakima Airport will receive a $290,000 grant to boost travel service to Seattle and establish a new flight to Portland…. …read more

From:: AP Washington News

Inslee: More needed to prevent oil train explosion

By By PHUONG LE SEATTLE (AP) — Citing deadly risks associated with increasing volatile shipments of crude oil through Washington, Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday said the state and federal governments need to take swift action to prevent and respond to oil spills…. …read more

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Black Press buys Hawaii and Washington newspapers

By By CATHY BUSSEWITZ HONOLULU (AP) — The owner of Hawaii’s largest newspaper has bought two daily publications on Hawaii’s Big Island and several newspapers in Washington state…. …read more

From:: AP Washington News

Cause of large Seattle fire undetermined

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Fire Department says the cause of a two-alarm fire at the Asko metal finishing plant in the city’s Fremont neighborhood remains undetermined…. …read more

From:: AP Washington News

Amazon closing distribution plant in Kansas

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Amazon.com plans to close a distribution center in southeast Kansas in February, a move that is expected to affect hundreds of workers…. …read more

From:: AP Washington News

Army drops murder charges over Iraqi boys' deaths

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The Army has dropped murder charges against a soldier in the shooting of two unarmed Iraqi boys during a blown reconnaissance mission in 2007, but he still faces prosecution on allegations that he obstructed the investigation and threatened a journalist’s wife…. …read more

From:: AP Washington News

16-year-old boy arrested in Spokane Valley arsons

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. (AP) — A 16-year-old boy was arrested Tuesday evening and accused of a Spokane Valley arson spree…. …read more

From:: AP Washington News

College students train as Chelan firefighters

WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) — With regulations making it harder to use volunteer firefighters, Chelan County Fire District 1 in Wenatchee has found a way to boost its workforce while helping students start their careers…. …read more

From:: AP Washington News