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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

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

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

Site of Seattle massacre to be demolished

SEATTLE (AP) — The site of Washington’s deadliest mass killing – the 1983 Wah Mee massacre – will be demolished because a Christmas Eve fire left the Chinatown building unsafe…. …read more

Rainy couple of days ahead for Washington, Oregon

SEATTLE (AP) — The Weather Service says a moist westerly flow will bring rain through Thursday for most of Washington and Oregon…. …read more

Man pushing bike hit on Puyallup street

PUYALLUP, Wash. (AP) — A man pushing a bicycle in a crosswalk was hit by a car and critically injured Monday night on Puyallup’s South Hill…. …read more

3 Frisbee team members killed in Minnesota crash

NORTHFIELD, Minn. (AP) — Neither alcohol or excessive speed appear to be factors in a crash that killed three Minnesota college students, who were members of one of the nation’s top Ultimate Frisbee teams, the Minnesota State Patrol said Saturday…. …read more

Despite banning legal pot, Yakima seeks tax money

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Despite banning the sale, growing and processing of legal marijuana, the Yakima City Council is seeking tax money from the upcoming pot industry…. …read more

Hummus drives chickpea growth; farmers benefit

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The rising popularity of hummus across the nation has been good for farmers like Aaron Flansburg…. …read more

Women could soon begin serving on Navy submarines

ST. MARYS, Ga. (AP) — Enlisted women could begin serving aboard submarines as early as 2016, depending on the interest female sailors have in serving on the boats…. …read more

Seattle council committee votes rideshare limits

SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle City Council transportation committee has voted to limit rideshare car services in the city…. …read more

Ex-Microsoft engineer to challenge DelBene

SEATTLE (AP) — First-term Congresswoman Suzan DelBene is facing a challenge from a fellow ex-Microsoft employee in her re-election efforts this year…. …read more

New trial in soccer dribbler death on Oregon coast

LINCOLN CITY, Ore. (AP) — A new trial date has been set for the driver accused of killing a man as he dribbled a soccer ball along Highway 101 at Lincoln City on the Oregon coast on the way from Seattle to Brazil…. …read more

$5,000 reward in case of neglected Wash. dog

SEATTLE (AP) — The Humane Society of the United States hopes to identify the person responsible for neglecting a dog so severely that its embedded collar had to be surgically removed from its neck…. …read more

Wash. teen confesses to killing, skinning pet goat

LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — A Cowlitz County Humane Society official says a Longview, Wash., teen who wanted to try being an outdoorsman has confessed to killing and skinning a family’s pet goat…. …read more

Bogus 'gunman' tweet: Wash. student arrested

STEVENSON, Wash. (AP) — A Skamania County sheriff’s officer says a Stevenson, Wash., High School student accused of sending out a Twitter message that put the school into lockdown has been arrested…. …read more

Boats burn at northwest Washington marina

LA CONNER, Wash. (AP) — At least four boats have burned at a marina near La Conner in northwest Washington, sending up a huge cloud of black smoke…. …read more

Louisiana man charged in alleged child porn ring

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An Abita Springs man has been charged with operating a pair of child pornography websites that offered tutorials to 27,000 followers on coaxing young boys into producing sexually explicit videos…. …read more

Colorado governor reveals pot tax spending plan

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has announced a plan to start spending nearly $100 million in marijuana tax money, the first signal of how much Colorado is reaping from recreational pot sales and what it plans to do with the funds…. …read more

Wash. woman run over by truck dies

WOODLAND, Wash. (AP) — The Cowlitz County sheriff’s office says a Brush Prairie, Wash., woman has died after she was run over by a runaway truck while loading firewood…. …read more

Death of man near Renton called suspicious

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — King County sheriff’s detectives are investigating a suspicious death at a house at Lake Desire near Renton…. …read more

Corps: narrower review of Wash. coal-export plan

SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it plans to do a more narrow environmental review of a proposed terminal on the Columbia River to ship millions of coal to Asia…. …read more

Tesla protests bills that would limit expansion

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Tesla Motors enthusiasts drove their electric cars to Olympia to protest legislation they say would prevent the company from opening and operating additional facilities in Washington state…. …read more

Lacey council votes to ban plastic bags

LACEY, Wash. (AP) — The Lacey City Council voted 4-3 Thursday night to ban the lightweight plastic bags typically used at grocery stores…. …read more

2 killed, 2 hurt by avalanche in eastern Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An avalanche in the Wallowa Mountains of eastern Oregon killed two backcountry skiers and seriously injured two others Tuesday, officials said…. …read more