For gamers, combating online abuse not easy

By By DERRIK J. LANG SEATTLE (AP) — While most attendees of Penny Arcade Expo come to the boisterous convention to play games, bag swag and meet like-minded people, a few take the time to investigate online bullying and why it’s so prevalent among the gaming community…. …read more

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Barista-stand owner faces prostitution charge

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — The owner of bikini coffee stands in Washington state banked more than $2 million in just three years because her baristas were also selling sex acts, according to local prosecutors…. …read more

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Census: Orca population in Puget Sound falling

FRIDAY HARBOR, Wash. (AP) — With two new deaths this year and no new calves since 2012, the population of endangered killer whales in the Puget Sound continues to decline…. …read more

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Orca population in Puget Sound declining

FRIDAY HARBOR, Wash. (AP) — With two new deaths this year and no new calves since 2012, the population of endangered killer whales in the Puget Sound continues to decline…. …read more

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Tacoma shooting leaves 1 dead, 2 arrested

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Tacoma police say a 20-year-old man died overnight Friday after a shooting…. …read more

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No jail for man who stole $400k from water group

SNOHOMISH, Wash. (AP) — A man who pleaded guilty to stealing more than $400,000 from a private water association will not face jail time…. …read more

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School official elected without campaign resigns

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — A woman who won a Yakima school board post without campaigning has resigned eight months after her controversial election…. …read more

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Washington schools move toward national standards

By By DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP SEATTLE (AP) — Despite opposition from Washington teachers and their union about new national education standards and the tests that will judge how they are being taught, the state is ploughing ahead with its plans to embrace Common Core…. …read more

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Parrot takes off from Kittitas County, Wash., Fair

ELLENSBURG, Wash. (AP) — A parrot that’s part of the “Pirate’s Parrot” show at the Kittitas County Fair in Ellensburg, Washington, has vanished and its owner is asking residents to watch for the bird…. …read more

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Wash. police ID blood found on burning flooring

AUBURN, Wash. (AP) — Police say blood on flooring and towels found burning along a road in the south Seattle suburb of Auburn is that of a 30-year-old Puyallup, Washington man…. …read more

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