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No jail for man who stole $400k from water group

SNOHOMISH, Wash. (AP) — A man who pleaded guilty to stealing more than $400,000 from a private water association will not face jail time…. …read more

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School official elected without campaign resigns

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — A woman who won a Yakima school board post without campaigning has resigned eight months after her controversial election…. …read more

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Washington schools move toward national standards

By By DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP SEATTLE (AP) — Despite opposition from Washington teachers and their union about new national education standards and the tests that will judge how they are being taught, the state is ploughing ahead with its plans to embrace Common Core…. …read more

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Parrot takes off from Kittitas County, Wash., Fair

ELLENSBURG, Wash. (AP) — A parrot that’s part of the “Pirate’s Parrot” show at the Kittitas County Fair in Ellensburg, Washington, has vanished and its owner is asking residents to watch for the bird…. …read more

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Wash. police ID blood found on burning flooring

AUBURN, Wash. (AP) — Police say blood on flooring and towels found burning along a road in the south Seattle suburb of Auburn is that of a 30-year-old Puyallup, Washington man…. …read more

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Man critical after van rolls on top of him

SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle fire official says a van rolled on top of a man’s head at a north Seattle home, leaving him in critical condition with life-threatening injuries…. …read more

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Guard shoots, kills inmate; prison on lockdown

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — An inmate at the state prison in Pendleton was shot and killed by a guard Friday while fighting in the yard…. …read more

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Bloomberg group donates $1M to gun initiative

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A campaign seeking universal background checks on gun sales has now raised more than $7 million after a $1 million donation from a group funded by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg…. …read more

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Leader of Bakken drug ring gets 20 years prison

By By MATTHEW BROWN BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana judge has sentenced the leader of an interstate drug ring to 20 years in prison for his role in a trafficking operation that stretched from western Washington to the Bakken oil fields of the Northern Plains…. …read more

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Fatal bike accident closes downtown Seattle block

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Police say a bicyclist was hit and killed near the Seattle Art Museum during the Friday morning commute…. …read more

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