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Suspected explosive closes N. Idaho highway

SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) — A Bonner County sheriff’s officer says the discovery of a suspected explosive device led to a precautionary five-hour closure of a stretch of state Route 200 in north Idaho…. …read more

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Man shot in head in Spokane Valley, minor injuries

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. (AP) — Spokane County sheriff’s officers say the person who shot a man in the head in Spokane Valley remains at large but they don’t believe there is a threat to the public…. …read more

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Judge orders shooting defendant back to hospital

ST. HELENS, Ore. (AP) — Nearly four years after the Rainier, Oregon, police chief was fatally shot, a judge has ordered the man charged in the case sent back to Oregon State Hospital to be forcibly medicated…. …read more

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Colorado high court considers pot firing case

By By SADIE GURMAN DENVER (AP) — Pot may be legal in Colorado, but you can still be fired for using it…. …read more

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Sheriff: stolen car driver flees, killed in crash

AUBURN, Wash. (AP) — A King County sheriff’s spokesman says a stolen car driver who fled when a deputy tried to stop the vehicle was killed a short time in a crash involving another car. Four other people were injured…. …read more

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Boeing moving jobs to Oklahoma City, St. Louis

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Boeing plans to move most of its defense and support-related services from Washington state to cities that include Oklahoma City and St. Louis…. …read more

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UW's med school to accept deferred-action students

SEATTLE (AP) — The University of Washington’s medical school will now accept students enrolled in the federal program that allows youth brought to the United States illegally as children protection from deportation…. …read more

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Senators ask for more oil train notifications

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Four West Coast senators want the federal government to expand a recent order for railroads to notify state emergency responders about crude oil shipments from the Great Plains…. …read more

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Chiefs fans trying to break Seattle record

SEATTLE (AP) — While the Kansas City Chiefs are trying to beat New England in the Monday night football game, Seahawks fans are watching to see if Kansas City fans can beat Seattle in crowd noise…. …read more

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I-5 HOV speeder had stuffed bear in passenger seat

LYNNWOOD, Wash. (AP) — Not only was a woman speeding at 74 mph on Interstate 5 in Lynnwood Monday morning, she also was alone using the HOV lane…. …read more

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