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Sunnyside Hospital Gunman Was Suicidal, Police Say

SUNNYSIDE (AP) -- Police say a man who fired a shotgun in the emergency room of Sunnyside Community Hospital hoped to provoke an officer into "suicide by cop."

The shotgun blast Saturday didn't hit anyone, but an officer working as a security guard suffered a cut on his head in the fight to disarm the man

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Fireworks go off safely in Boston in this July 4, 2013, photo from Getty Images.
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State Fines Fireworks Plant After Fatal Explosion in June

TENINO (AP) -- The Washington state Department of Labor & Industries has fined a fireworks plant $1,200 for safety violations after investigating a fatal explosion this past June.

Entertainment Fireworks produces professional fireworks shows around the region. A

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Winds Blow Some Winter Into the Yakima Valley

SEATTLE (AP) -- Forecasters say Arctic air moving into the Northwest will push temperatures below normal in many areas into New Year's Day, and the Yakima Valley will not be spared.

But the National Weather Service says the air is dry, and clear skies should keep significant snow away from Washington and Oregon until possibly next weekend

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New Slide Buries Sound Transit Tracks South of Mukilteo

SEATTLE (AP) — Sound Transit did not run Sounder train service Sunday for Seahawks fans because of the weather forecast calling for heavy rains.

Their precaution turned out to be warranted after another mudslide fell Sunday morning on the tracks about a mile south of Mukilteo

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Immigration Action Creating Farmworker Shortage

Farmers already scrambling to find workers in California fear a greater labor shortage under President Barack Obama's executive action to protect some 5 million people from deportation.

Manuel Cunha of the Fresno-based Nisei Farmers League said that 50,000 California farmworkers may leave seasonal field jobs for year-around work building homes, cooking in restaurants and cleaning hotel rooms

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