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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

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

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

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

Man apologizes for Tacoma back-seat robbery

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A 31-year-old man accused of hiding in the back seat of a woman’s car in Tacoma and taking her purse told police he needed money to get married…. …read more

Not guilty plea in wrong-way Longview crash

KELSO, Wash. (AP) — A Portland woman accused of a wrong-way crash in Longview that killed a man and seriously injured his wife and daughter pleaded not guilty Tuesday to vehicular homicide and vehicular assault charges…. …read more

Gresham man disappears on drive to Seattle

GRESHAM, Ore. (AP) — Police are looking for a Gresham man who hasn’t been seen since he left Feb. 27 driving a U-Haul truck to Seattle…. …read more

Spokane sex offender accused of exposing himself

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The sex offender accused of exposing himself to a 16-year-old girl at a Spokane bus plaza had recently been released from jail for exposing himself last fall in Spokane…. …read more

More than 2 years for former water district clerk

SEATTLE (AP) — A former office manager of a suburban Seattle water district has been sentenced to more than two years in prison for embezzling about $350,000…. …read more

Navy seeks permit for Northwest training exercises

SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. Navy is seeking to renew permits to conduct sonar and explosive exercises off the Washington, Oregon and California coasts, raising concerns among marine mammal advocates…. …read more

Senate: No tax breaks for pot production

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Senate has unanimously passed a measure that would exclude producers of marijuana and marijuana-infused products from qualifying for agriculture tax breaks…. …read more

Wash. to issue first pot-growing license Wednesday

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state is set to issue its first legal marijuana business license…. …read more

Spokane councilman spends staff money on homeless

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Spokane City Councilman Steve Salvatori says the homeless need a place to sleep more than he needs a full-time assistant…. …read more

Record wine grape harvest in 2013 in Washington

KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) — A record 210,000 tons of wine grapes were harvest last year in Washington…. …read more

Taxi passenger killed in crash near Tacoma

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A taxicab passenger was killed and three other people were injured in a head-on collision with a pickup truck early Tuesday on Highway 167 east of Tacoma…. …read more

2 convicted in Texas drug ring face prison, fines

LAREDO, Texas (AP) — Two men face up to life in prison and possible $10 million fines for helping recruit drivers and couriers in a Texas drug trafficking ring…. …read more

Indiana developer sentenced for W. Pa. kickbacks

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The former vice president of an Indiana development company will spend 18 months in federal prison for taking $766,000 in kickbacks to get a Pittsburgh-area construction firm work on two mall projects…. …read more

Pedestrian killed on Interstate 5 near Woodland

WOODLAND, Wash. (AP) — A semi-truck hit and killed a man early Monday in the northbound lanes of Interstate 5 near Woodland in southwest Washington…. …read more

Wet week forecast for Washington

SEATTLE (AP) — Forecasters say a series of Pacific storms this week will bring rain to most of Washington and snow at higher mountain elevations…. …read more

Ex-federal official pleads guilty in Seattle

SEATTLE (AP) — The former agent in charge of the Seattle office of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms pleaded guilty to taking money from a fund for undercover informants…. …read more

Man wounded at apartment complex south of Seattle

SEATTLE (AP) — Police are looking for the person who shot a man in the stomach early Friday at an apartment complex in Skyway, just south of Seattle…. …read more

Sex offender from Denver reported in Cheney, Wash.

CHENEY, Wash. (AP) — A sex offender who fled monitoring in Denver was reportedly spotted in Cheney…. …read more

Cold air surging into Washington this weekend

SEATTLE (AP) — Cold air surging in Washington this weekend will remind residents it’s still winter…. …read more