Army drops murder charges over Iraqi boys' deaths

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The Army has dropped murder charges against a soldier in the shooting of two unarmed Iraqi boys during a blown reconnaissance mission in 2007, but he still faces prosecution on allegations that he obstructed the investigation and threatened a journalist’s wife…. …read more

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16-year-old boy arrested in Spokane Valley arsons

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. (AP) — A 16-year-old boy was arrested Tuesday evening and accused of a Spokane Valley arson spree…. …read more

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College students train as Chelan firefighters

WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) — With regulations making it harder to use volunteer firefighters, Chelan County Fire District 1 in Wenatchee has found a way to boost its workforce while helping students start their careers…. …read more

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Ex-Marine who caught jumper among Carnegie Heroes

By By JOE MANDAK PITTSBURGH (AP) — A retired Marine who caught a woman as she jumped from the upper deck of a stadium following an Oakland Raiders game was among 21 people honored with medals and cash from the Pittsburgh-based Carnegie Hero Fund Commission…. …read more

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Work starting on 40-story Seattle apartment tower

SEATTLE (AP) — A developer is starting construction on a 40-story building in downtown Seattle that will hold about 400 apartments…. …read more

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Learn about SR 520 construction in Seattle

Construction of the State Route 520 West Approach Bridge North Project is kicking off in Seattle. Washington State Department of Transportation staff will be on-hand to answer questions and share the latest construction information about the project at an open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2 at the Montlake Community Center. …read more

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Woodland principal takes deal in assault case

LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — A man who was principal of a school in the Cowlitz County town of Woodland for 15 years agreed to a diversion deal to avoid prosecution on allegations he used excessive force against a 9-year-old special needs student…. …read more

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Man to be sentenced for plot to bomb holiday event

By By STEVEN DUBOIS PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Mohamed Mohamud, the young Somali American convicted of trying to bomb Portland’s downtown square while it was filled with holiday cheer, will learn Wednesday if he gets to leave prison before he’s an old man…. …read more

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Bellingham council may replace Columbus Day

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — The Bellingham City Council will consider an ordinance to celebrate Coast Salish Day instead of Columbus Day…. …read more

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Utility pulls plug on Puget Sound tidal power plan

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — A utility has pulled the plug on a project that would have tested generating electricity from tidal waters flowing in and out of Puget Sound…. …read more

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