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Teen charged with murder, rape in girl's death

PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) — The teenager accused of sexually assaulting and killing a 6-year-old Washington girl has been charged with aggravated murder and aggravated rape…. …read more

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WSU regents approve plan for new medical school

By By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Washington State University’s board of regents on Friday unanimously approved the administration’s controversial effort to start a new medical school in Spokane, citing the “dire need” for more doctors in the state…. …read more

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Large number of salmon return to Columbia River

By By GOSIA WOZNIACKA PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of salmon are making their way from the ocean up the Columbia River this month, a windfall for salmon eaters, and for tribal and recreational fishermen in the Pacific Northwest…. …read more

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Windows broken in more than 50 cars in Seattle

SEATTLE (AP) — More than 50 cars parked near Lake Union in Seattle overnight had windows and mirrors smashed…. …read more

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Fire destroys Ferndale fiberglass boat business

FERNDALE, Wash. (AP) — A fire Thursday night in Ferndale destroyed the building that housed Northwest Marine Industries, a business that manufactured about three fiberglass sports boats a month…. …read more

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Group cites police killings in support of I-594

By By GENE JOHNSON SEATTLE (AP) — A group pushing an initiative that would require background checks for private gun sales in Washington state is citing a new study that finds many of the police deaths here since 1980 have come at the hands of people legally prohibited from having firearms…. …read more

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Jumbo digital graphic at Boeing Everett factory

By By DAN CATCHPOLE EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — The world’s largest digital graphic is coming together slowly, strip by strip at the Boeing Co.’s plant at Paine Field…. …read more

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Fight over World War II-era tank goes to court

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) — A company headed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has filed a lawsuit in the San Francisco Bay Area over a World War II-era German tank it says it paid $2.5 million for but never received…. …read more

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Groups appeal decision on oil-train facility

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — Several environmental groups are appealing a decision by Skagit County officials that they say will allow a proposal for an oil-train facility at an Anacortes refinery to move forward without a serious review of the risks…. …read more

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Pumpkin hurl weekend at Snohomish festival

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Catapults capable of hurling a pumpkin up to half a mile are one of the attractions at this weekend’s Pumpkin Hurl and Medieval Faire at Snohomish…. …read more

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