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Washington sales tax dependence cited in report

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington is among the states that depend most heavily on sales taxes for revenue, and a new report links a decline in growth of such funds to the rising concentration of wealth for the richest U.S. households…. …read more

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2 with severe burns after boat engine explodes

PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a man and a woman were hospitalized with severe burns after a boat engine exploded near Blake Island Sunday evening…. …read more

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Microsoft to buy Minecraft maker for $2.5 billion

NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft will acquire the maker of the popular game Minecraft for $2.5 billion…. …read more

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Police seek driver who fled fatal crash in Tacoma

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Authorities are asking the public for help to find a driver involved in a crash that killed a Joint Base Lewis-McChord solider last month in Tacoma…. …read more

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Man shot in Seattle parks building sues city

SEATTLE (AP) — A man who survived a gunshot to the chest last year at a Seattle parks building is suing the city of Seattle…. …read more

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Leaking vapors prompt shutdown of I-90 in Spokane

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Leaking vapors from a tanker truck prompted the shutdown of Interstate 90 near the Washington-Idaho border…. …read more

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Liquor fee fight pushes Costco to Washington GOP

SEATTLE (AP) — Executives at Costco Wholesale have long been big supporters of Democratic causes and candidates, but an obscure liquor tax fight is prompting the company to support Washington state Republicans…. …read more

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Coast Guard: Vessel runs aground near Brinnon

BRINNON, Wash. (AP) — The Coast Guard says a 65-foot vessel ran aground while being towed near Brinnon with up to 500 gallons of diesel fuel aboard…. …read more

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Hikers try to improve Pacific Crest Trail app

By By AARON SWANEY EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Hiking along the Pacific Crest Trail this summer, Lon Cooper looks like a human version of the Google Street View car…. …read more

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Health officials warn of Sea-Tac measles exposure

SEATAC, Wash. (AP) — Public health officials are warning that people may have been exposed to measles at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport…. …read more

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