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University Place teacher pleads guilty

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A man who had sex with a student while he was a teacher at Curtis High School in University Place pleaded guilty Thursday in Tacoma to sexual misconduct with a minor and violating a no-contact order…. …read more

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Court expands convicts' access to DNA testing

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington’s Supreme Court is expanding convicts’ access to DNA testing that could prove their innocence…. …read more

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Voters write-in Batman, Jesus Christ, Mickey Mouse

MONTESANO, Wash. (AP) — Batman received eight write-in votes on ballots in this month’s primary election in Grays Harbor County…. …read more

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Yakima spending $350,000 more on underpass art

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — The Yakima City Council agreed to spend $350,000 on a public art project called “Bins of Light” that celebrates the city’s fruit industry. It’s an electric light sculpture designed to look like stacked fruit bins…. …read more

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Settlement pays teacher in Wenatchee drowning case

WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) — The teacher who was in charge of a Wenatchee High School gym class when a student drowned will be paid for two more years to remain on leave…. …read more

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Hazel Dell church fire was caused by someone

HAZEL DELL, Wash. (AP) — The Clark County fire marshal’s office says the fire that caused $1.5 million damage to a Hazel Dell church was started by someone, but investigators don’t know if it was intentional or accidental…. …read more

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Man knocks down guard fleeing Bremerton court

BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — Police say a Bremerton Municipal Courthouse guard who was knocked down by a fleeing suspect suffered a broken shoulder…. …read more

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