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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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‘Wheel of Fortune’ Contestant Solves Puzzle With 1 Letter, Earns Record $91,000

Everyone loves a boneheaded game show contestant, but sometimes you gotta give it up for a contestant who's actually really, really good. Like this guy.

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Gina McCabe to be Sworn in Early on New Year’s Day in Goldendale

 

The new representative from Washington's 14th Legislative District will be sworn in advance of the upcoming legislative session on Jan. 1.

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Airstream Campers Well-Insulated Against Recession — They Can’t Build ‘Em Fast Enough

JACKSON CENTER, Ohio (AP) -- The people who assemble those retro-looking Airstream campers at an Ohio factory can't build them fast enough these days to meet the demand.

The plant in the small town of Jackson Center builds 50 travel-trailers every week, all gleaming and aerodynamic and riveted together by hand

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News in Brief: Skiers Thinking Snow, PDC Struggles to Keep Up Website, Baby Jesus Missing from Capitol

SEATTLE (AP) -- The National Weather Service says a weekend storm could dump more than a foot of snow in the Cascades, and as much as 30 inches in some areas.

A winter storm watch says the storm is forecast to begin Friday night and continue through Saturday night

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Crews Behind Schedule On Trail Rebuilding After Oso Slide

OSO (AP) -- The rebuilding of a section of the Whitehorse Trail in Snohomish County that was destroyed in the Oso mudslide has been delayed.

Officials say they need additional time for planning and permitting and are keeping a close eye on water flow along the trail

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Sound Transit Scurries to Get Trains Going for Seahawks Game

SEATTLE (AP) -- Sound Transit hopes to resume Sounder train service north of Seattle in time for Sunday's Seahawks game.

Passenger train service was halted between Everett and Seattle's King Street station for 48 hours because of a mudslide on Wednesday

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How to Open Champagne With a Rifle and Win New Year’s

New Year's Eve is right around the bend, so why not make a splash when it comes to uncorking a bottle of bubbly?

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Washington’s Minimum Wage Rising to $9.47 an Hour Next Week

SEATTLE (AP) -- Washington state's minimum wage will rise to the highest in the nation on Jan. 1.

The Seattle Times reports (http://bit.ly/1dcGPu6) that the minimum wage in the state will hit $9.47 an hour then

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State-Funded Preschools Yielding Higher Test Scores, Study Finds

SEATTLE (AP) — A new study shows low-income kids from Washington state who go to a state-supported preschool are likely to do better academically than their peers at least through fifth grade.

Researchers found Washington state's Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program has a positive impact on third-, fourth- and fifth-grade test scores, which were given five or six years after the students were in preschool

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