Prostitution plea in barista sex case in Everett

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — The owner of Java Juggs and Twin Peaks espresso stands pleaded guilty Tuesday in Everett to charges of promoting prostitution and money laundering…. …read more

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Unmanned Aircraft Use banned from Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park

Launching, landing, or operating an unmanned aircraft from or on lands and waters administered by the National Park Service within the boundaries of Olympic National Park is prohibited except as approved in writing by the superintendent.

“The use of unmanned aircraft would create unacceptable safety risks to park visitors, as well as impacts to visitor experience and enjoyment of the natural sights and sounds of Olympic National Park,”  said Sarah Creachbaum, Olympic National Park Superintendent.  “Additionally, the Wilderness Act of 1964 prohibits the use of motorized equipment within designated wilderness, which comprises 95 percent of the park.”

The term “unmanned aircraft” means a device that is used or intended to be used for flight in the air without the possibility of direct human intervention from within or on the device, and the associated operational elements and components that are required for the pilot or system operator in command to operate or control the device (such as cameras, sensors, communication links). This term includes all types of devices that meet this definition (e.g., model airplanes, quadcopters, drones) that are used for any purpose, including for recreation or commerce.

More information about the closure and other Olympic National Park regulations is contained in the Superintendent’s Compendium, available on the park’s website at http://www.nps.gov/olym/parkmgmt/upload/2014-Compendium-signed_20140818155824-1.pdf

State agency spent $600,000 on staff workshops

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A state agency is being criticized for spending $600,000 on workshops for more than 2,000 state employees…. …read more

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Couple caught in Ocean Shores rip current

OCEAN SHORES, Wash. (AP) — A husband and wife from Spanaway barely survived a rip current at an Ocean Shores beach…. …read more

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Colorado struggles to adjust marijuana supply

DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s pot regulators are trying to make sure the state’s marijuana growers aren’t producing more pot than they can legally sell – a hedge against state-grown pot ending up in places where it’s not legal…. …read more

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Port of Portland says propane terminal to be built

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Port of Portland has reached an agreement to house a Canadian company’s propane terminal, importing the fuel by rail from Canada and exporting it by ship to Asia…. …read more

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Demonstrators block tracks in Everett

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — About a dozen protesters have blocked railroad tracks at a Burlington Northern Santa Fe yard in Everett…. …read more

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N. Idaho oil pipeline rerouted from under river

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho (AP) — Portions of an oil pipeline in northern Idaho are being rerouted to eliminate sections that travel under the Coeur d’Alene River…. …read more

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Hunters find body north of Leavenworth

WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) — Two hunters found a body Sunday in a remote location north of Leavenworth…. …read more

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Hop farm worker killed in Toppenish accident

TOPPENISH, Wash. (AP) — A hop farm worker was killed in an industrial accident in Toppenish…. …read more

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