WWU president won't be offering budget cut ideas

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Every two years for at least a decade, the governor and the Legislature have asked public university and college presidents to project what kind of cuts they would make if they have to slash their state budgets. And every time, they groan and figure something out…. …read more

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Dams removed, chinook spotted in upper Elwha River

PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — Olympic National Park says that for the first time in more than a century, chinook salmon have been spotted in the upper reaches of the Elwha River following the recent removal of two dams…. …read more

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Shopper grabs $25K in jewelry from Seattle store

SEATTLE (AP) — Police in Seattle say a man in his 30s who walked into a downtown Seattle store and asked to see some expensive jewelry pulled out a gun and took off with items worth roughly $25,000…. …read more

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Seattle lake closed to swimming due to toxic algae

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle parks and public health officials have closed a popular city lake to swimming and other water contact for people and pets because of an increased level of toxins in the algae…. …read more

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2 women threaten Niketown staff in robbery

SEATTLE (AP) — Police in Seattle say two women who stole bags of clothes from a downtown Niketown store made their getaway by threatening staffers with a metal foot-measuring tool…. …read more

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Appeals court overturns child porn conviction

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court overturned on Friday a Washington state man’s conviction for possessing and distributing child pornography because he was found out by a military investigator…. …read more

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Wash. apartment fire displaces 25 residents

MOUNTLAKE TERRACE, Wash. (AP) — A fire department spokeswoman says a fire likely caused by a smoldering cigarette butt has displaced 25 people and caused more than $500,000 damage at a Mountlake Terrace apartment complex…. …read more

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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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Three Chinook Spotted Above Glines Canyon; First Salmon Return to the Upper Elwha in 102 Years

Two Olympic National Park fisheries staff conducted a snorkel survey of the Elwha River above the old Glines Canyon dam site and found three adult Chinook salmon, all between 30 and 36 inches long, in the former Lake Mills, between Windy Arm and Glines Canyon. http://www.nps.gov/olym/parknews/three-chinook-spotted-above-glines-canyon.htm …read more

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