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Nurse Caught With Child Porn Photos Gets 11 Years in Prison

TRI-CITIES, Wash. (AP) — A Washington nurse has been sentenced to 11 years in federal prison for downloading over 1,400 child pornography photos...

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Man in Semitrailer Dies in Crash With Train

PLYMOUTH, Wash. (AP) — A 66-year-old man died in a crash involving his semitrailer and a freight train in southeastern Washington.

The Benton County Sheriff's Office says deputies responded to the crash Wednesday afternoon near Plymouth by the Columbia River...

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Deadly Wildfire Rages In Washington State
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30-Acre Burn Near Tampico Threatens Homes Before Flames Are Doused

A Brush fire threatened homes near Tampico on Wednesday as firefighters worked to get the nearly 30 acre fire under control. Firefighters were able to douse the flames late Wednesday but not before the fire threatened about 10 homes about 3 and a half miles Northeast of Tampico...

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Yakima Businessman Named Recipient Of Annual Community Service Award

He copied a lot of documents for people in Yakima when he ran his copier business and Rick Pinnell has been named the recipient of the Ted Robertson Community Service Award...

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Officers in Seattle Fatal Shooting Had Crisis Training

SEATTLE (AP) — The two Seattle police officers who shot and killed a pregnant woman inside her apartment had less lethal options and had been trained to deal with people showing signs of mental illness or other behavior crises...

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As Pot Comes Out of Black Market, Regulators Face Scrutiny

DENVER (AP) — States with legal marijuana have an ethics problem.

Not just because they're violating federal drug law. They also have to look out for pot regulators who might have improper dealings with an industry still emerging from the black market...

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Study: Seattle Minimum Wage Hasn’t Cut Jobs

SEATTLE (AP) — A new study says Seattle's $15-an-hour minimum wage law has boosted pay for restaurant workers without costing jobs.

The report, from the University of California at Berkeley, is certain to add to the debate as activists around the country push for increases in local, state and federal minimum wages...

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Vacancy Rate For U.S. Apartments Reaches Highest Rate In 20 Years
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Seattle Landlords Must Give Voter-registration Information

SEATTLE (AP) — Property owners in Seattle will soon be required to provide new tenants with voter-registration information.

The Seattle Times reports the Seattle City Council voted unanimously Monday to approve Councilmember Kshama Sawant's proposal...

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Student Loan Servicer Fights Back as States Eye Protections

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A company that hopes to become the nation's single servicer of student loans under a plan backed by U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is lobbying against licensing efforts in Maine and elsewhere this year...

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Bar Association President Resigns, Criminal Warrant Filed

SPOKANE  (AP) — The president of the Washington State Bar Association resigned a day before a search warrant was filed seeking to charge her with three counts of second-degree theft...

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