Tag Archive for Washington News

House passes bill allowing Tesla to expand

By By LISA BAUMANN 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Rude food weekend in Seattle: punches, coffee fly

SEATTLE (AP) — It was some kind of rude food weekend in Seattle…. …read more

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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

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Washington issues first legal pot business license

By By GENE JOHNSON 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

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