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Plane makes emergency stop due to unruly passenger

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The FBI says a Southwest Airlines flight from Seattle to Sacramento, Calif., made an emergency landing in Oregon because of an unruly passenger…. …read more

House passes bill allowing Tesla to expand

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A bill that would allow electric car manufacturer Tesla to open additional stores in Washington state is headed to Gov. Jay Inslee’s desk…. …read more

Port Angeles couple fighting new smart meter

PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — A Port Angeles couple says the city electrical utility has threatened to cut off their power unless they accept the installation of a smart meter that sends readings wirelessly…. …read more

Starbucks cup identifies rape suspect in Olympia

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A discarded Starbucks cup helped lead police to a rape suspect in Olympia…. …read more

Ky sues crew of barge that collapsed bridge

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky transportation officials are suing the crew of a cargo ship that struck and collapsed part of a bridge over the Tennessee River in western Kentucky…. …read more

Washington's top lawyer explains gay lawsuit

KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) — Attorney General Bob Ferguson explained his gay discrimination lawsuit against a Richland florist during his visit Wednesday to the Tri-Cities…. …read more

Modular nuclear reactor study funded for Hanford

KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) — The Tri-City Development Council has picked the URS Corp. to study the possible benefits of building a small modular nuclear reactor system at the Hanford nuclear reservation…. …read more

Soggy Washington weather forecast into next week

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington residents can expect the rainy weather to continue into next week, after a possible sunbreak Friday…. …read more

Rain, melting snow fills some Washington rivers

SEATTLE (AP) — The Weather Service has added flood warnings Thursday morning for the Snoqualmie River near Carnation, the Puyallup River near Orting and the Cowlitz River at Randle…. …read more

Costco's 2Q performance misses analysts' estimates

ISSAQUAH, Wash. (AP) — Costco’s fiscal second-quarter net income fell 15 percent, hurt by softer sales of some non-food items, weaker gross margins in its fresh foods business and the impact of weaker foreign currency exchange rates on its international results. The year-ago period was also helped by a tax benefit…. …read more

Wage increase supporters pack Seattle hearing

SEATTLE (AP) — A public hearing on Seattle’s minimum wage drew a crowd estimated at about 700 people Wednesday night, many of them red-shirted advocates of a move to increase the city’s minimum to $15 an hour…. …read more

Deputies check ankle monitor, make burglary arrest

OKANOGAN, Wash. (AP) — The Okanogan County sheriff’s office says a man accused of a break-in at the Okanogan, Wash., Eagles Lodge was arrested after deputies checked where his ankle monitor had been…. …read more

Police: bomb threat man sought prison

SEATAC, Wash. (AP) — Port of Seattle police say a suburban Seattle man accused of threatening to blow himself up with a homemade bomb at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport later told them he was desperate and wanted to go to federal prison…. …read more

Legislature OKs misdemeanor arrest bill

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A measure that has passed the Legislature would allow law enforcement officers to make arrests in misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor cases even if they weren’t the officer who saw the alleged crime…. …read more

Man gets 2 years for sending white powder letters

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge in Portland, Ore., has sentenced a man to two years in prison for sending threatening letters laced with a suspicious powder to members of Congress, journalists and comedians Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert…. …read more

Washington issues first legal pot business license

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state issued its first legal marijuana business license Wednesday, launching a new phase in the state’s ambitious effort to regulate a market that has been illegal for more than 75 years…. …read more

Judge says Yakima detectives tricked suspect

KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) — A Benton County judge says two Yakima County sheriff’s detectives tricked a homicide suspect into talking with them after he asked for a lawyer…. …read more

Missing Gresham man found in Seattle

GRESHAM, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a 76-year-old Gresham man missing for two weeks has been found in Seattle…. …read more

Water main break floods 3 homes in Bellevue

BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) — Three homes were flooded when a 6-inch water man broke about 3 a.m. Wednesday morning in Bellevue…. …read more

Federal public defender for Western Washington

SEATTLE (AP) — Michael Filipovic (fil-uh-POH’-vik) has been appointed the new federal public defender for Western Washington…. …read more

Olympia college told to crush prized training car

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Chrysler has told the automotive program at South Puget Sound Community College in Olympia that it must destroy one of its prized cars, a pre-production 1992 Dodge Viper…. …read more