Washington's first charter school prepares to open

By By DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP SEATTLE (AP) — In some ways, the first day of school will be nothing new at First Place in Seattle…. …read more

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Law enforcement part of debate over gun measures

By By RACHEL LA CORTE OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Whether or not Washington state should expand background checks on gun sales and transfers has divided support within the law enforcement community, with some organizations choosing to not weigh in at all on two competing measures on the November ballot…. …read more

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8 rescued when boat capsizes off Washington island

SEATTLE (AP) — The Coast Guard says one of its Response boats and a civilian vessel rescued seven adults and a 4-year-old child after their skiff capsized off Bainbridge Island, Washington…. …read more

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Sheriff's office: Worker pinned by trailer dies

TOPPENISH, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a 22-year-old man has died after a flatbed trailer he was pulling with a small tractor came loose and pinned him in southern Washington…. …read more

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Seattle man found guilty in fatal Oregon crash

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — A Seattle man has been found guilty of second-degree manslaughter after driving a car that crossed a center line and crashed head-on against another vehicle, killing two Seaside residents…. …read more

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Olympic National Park bans drones amid US order

SEATTLE (AP) — Following a nationwide directive, Washington state’s largest national park has joined the list of those banning drones…. …read more

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9 people hurt in 50-car pileup in Washington state

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say nine people were hurt in an interstate pileup involving about 50 cars during a dust storm Saturday in southeastern Washington…. …read more

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9 people hurt in 50-car pileup near Tri-Cities

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say nine people were hurt in a pile-up they estimated involved 50 cars on Interstate 82 during a dust storm Saturday afternoon…. …read more

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Seattle police kill armed man who shot at officers

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle police say an armed man was shot and killed by officers after he fired at them Saturday night…. …read more

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Legislature heads to court on education finance

By By DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington Supreme Court is marking the beginning of school with a mandatory assembly for the Legislature on education finance…. …read more

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