Bullet in suicide attempt almost hits 3 people

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Yakima police say a bullet that a man used to shoot himself almost hit three people in an adjacent apartment…. …read more

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Anti-government activist’s house auctioned

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The Clark County government has auctioned off the house of a long-time anti-government activist who owed taxes…. …read more

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Marijuana industry battling stoner stereotypes

By By KRISTEN WYATT DENVER (AP) — Tired of Cheech & Chong pot jokes and ominous anti-drug campaigns, the marijuana industry and activists are starting an ad blitz in Colorado aimed at promoting moderation and the safe consumption of pot…. …read more

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22 years for Wash. man who fatally stabbed wife

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — A 33-year-old man who fatally stabbed his wife on a Monroe, Washington, sidewalk as she tried to hand him a protection order has been sentenced to 22 years in prison…. …read more

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Seattle police respond to report of cake assault

SEATTLE (AP) — Officers responding to an assault report at a north Seattle restaurant quickly got the facts: a man walked into a KFC, hurled a store-brand cake at employees, then walked out…. …read more

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Charge filed against dad in 1983 toddler killing

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Prosecutors in Pierce County, Washington, have filed a manslaughter charge against a 57-year-old man for killing his 3-year-old son in 1983…. …read more

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Grant to help rebuild trail wiped out by Oso slide

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A $75,000 state grant is helping Snohomish County rebuild a part of a trail buried by the deadly mud slide in Oso…. …read more

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Driver runs over girl, 1, in Tenino driveway

TENINO, Wash. (AP) — A 1-year-old girl has died after she was run over by a vehicle in the driveway of her Tenino home…. …read more

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Port of Grays Harbor expects to finish 2014 with big numbers

Port of Grays Harbor
Expecting good numbers for 2014 from the Port of Grays Harbor, Deputy Executive Director Leonard Barnes told Port Commissioners last week “we’re looking for a really strong finish to this year in the last quarter, very strong finish; all of our commodities are up.” Barnes said when exports in one area were low this year, another division seemed to fill the gap “You know even though the log business has been slow here in the last few months, the first half of the year was extremely strong so we’re still ahead of the curve.” The lulls kept the port from traffic jams on and off the water, as auto exports slowed when trains became hard to come by earlier this year. Barnes added “Even though we were hit hard with the auto [exports] the first half of the year with the winter storms and lack of engine power, we’re ahead of our projections and ahead of last years’ volume numbers. And we’re seeing some diversification with different types of autos now.”
In July, Pasha Automotive Services exported a record 17,109 automobiles, and they’re not just Chryslers anymore either, Barnes said the Port has been working with several car manufacturers; “May be small numbers from newer manufacturers, but that gives us opportunity to grow those businesses.” The cars are shipped by rail from production facilities in the eastern United States to Western Washington, then shipped to ports like Japan, China, Korea, Australia and New Zealand.

Report: More needed to improve oil train safety

By By PHUONG LE SEATTLE (AP) — With increasing numbers of volatile crude oil trains moving through Seattle’s “antiquated” downtown rail tunnel, city emergency planners say more must be done to lower the risk of an oil train accident and improve the city’s ability to respond…. …read more

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