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Big Quake Rocks Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A powerful earthquake sent some coastal Alaska residents running for higher ground in fear they would be swamped by a tsunami.

The magnitude-6.7 quake struck at 11 p.m

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Gang Shootings Have Yakima Police Concerned

A string of shootings in Yakima have police concerned about growing gang activity. City Manager, Tony O'Rourke says there is a strategy in place. The 3 elements to this strategy are prevention, intervention and suppression

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Dangerous Summer For Teen Drivers

Now that Memorial Weekend is behind us, teens will soon be out of school, with keys in hand, and looking forward to a little summertime fun. During the days between Memorial Day and Labor Day, from 2009 to 2014, there were 63 traffic deaths in Washington involving 16-20 year-old drivers where the teen driver or teen passengers died

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Senate Passes Drought Relief Package

The state Senate has approved $18 million in emergency drought relief as lawmakers wrapped up its first special session Thursday.
But the House hasn't taken action yet, so the Department of Ecology is waiting for about $9

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Lawmakers Propose Changes To Mental Health System

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Legislature has responded to a federal judge's order to cut wait times for crime suspects' mental-health services to seven days or less.

Lawmakers sent Gov. Jay Inslee policy changes addressing the number of beds and doctors needed to provide additional mental-health services to inmates Thursday

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Pasco Shooting Report Content Kept Secret

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A special investigative unit has completed its report on the February death of an unarmed Mexican man who was shot by police in the central Washington city of Pasco.

The report was presented to the county prosecutor Thursday, but the contents weren't released

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Second Special Session Underway Friday

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee has ordered Washington state lawmakers to convene for a second special session on this morning.

The governor also told lawmakers he wants them to move their negotiations over the state's more than $38 billion two-year operating budget to his office, starting Monday morning

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Moxee Police Arrest Student For Threats

The Moxee Police Department says an 18-year-old student was arrested Thursday after threatening to stab someone at East Valley High School.

The school was placed into lock down while officer's searched for the student Thursday morning after she posted on Facebook that she was intending on bringing a knife to school to stab another student

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Man Who Stabbed Customer At Credit Union Arrested

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Vancouver, Washington, police and U.S. deputy marshals have arrested a 24-year-old man accused of stabbing a customer while robbing a credit union.

Timar Degraffe was arrested Wednesday

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Report On Pasco Shooting In Hands Of Prosecutor

PASCO, Wash. (AP) — The Franklin County, Washington, prosecutor says he expects to receive a special investigative unit's report Thursday in the Feb. 10 shooting death of an unarmed Hispanic man.

Officers from area police agencies have spent nearly four months investigating the death of Antonio Zambrano-Montes, who was fatally shot by Pasco police officers

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