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Insufficient Grounds to Recall State Senator

BELLINGHAM  (AP) — A petition to recall Sen. Doug Ericksen has been dismissed by Whatcom Superior Court Judge Raquel Montoya-Lewis.

The Bellingham Herald reports the judge ruled Thursday the recall effort was based "on the way in which some of his constituencies would like him to carry out his duties, but not a legal requirement about how he must carry out those duties...

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Vermont Battles With Deadly Heroin Epidemic
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State Senate Passes Bill to Ban Heroin Injection Sites

OLYMPIA (AP) — The Senate has passed a measure that ultimately bans safe-injection sites for heroin users in Washington state.

Senate Bill 5223 passed in the Republican-led Senate Thursday on a 26-23 vote and now heads to the Democratic-controlled House, where it is not expected to advance...

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British Newspapers Unite Against Section 40 Which Threatens Press Freedom
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State Senate Passes Bill Protecting Students’ Free Speech

OLYMPIA  (AP) — The state Senate passed a bill protecting high school and college students' rights to publish and speak freely in school-sponsored media...

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Yakima Police Name 2016 Officer Of The Year

Yakima Police Officer Bryan Elliot has been named the department's 2016 Officer of the Year. Chief Dominic Rizzi says Elliot was recognized as a leader and expert level patrol officer...

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Yakima Police Department Awards First Ever Medal Of Honor

The Yakima Police Department awarded the first Medal of Honor to officer Brad Althauser during a ceremony at the Yakima Convention Center Thursday...

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Seattle’s Tunneling Machine Bertha Veers Off Course

SEATTLE (AP) — Recent surveys have found that Seattle's new highway tunnel is a few inches off course and digging has stopped until next week while more measurements are made...

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Seattle Pool Lifeguard Arrested for Voyeurism

SEATTLE (AP) — A 19-year-old lifeguard at a Seattle pool has been arrested after staff found he had set up a cellphone to record video in an employee locker room...

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Hispanic Man Wins $1.85M Judgment Over Racial Abuse on Boat

SEATTLE (AP) — Attorneys for a Hispanic man who worked on an Alaska fishing boat say he has won a $1.85 million settlement against his former employer, Seattle-based Alaska Longline, after he was subjected to relentless racial harassment...

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Quakes Underneath Mount St. Helens Prompt Eruption Fears
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Federal 2017 Quake Forecast Highlights Oklahoma, California

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal scientists forecast that Oklahoma will continue to have the nation's biggest man-made earthquake problem but it probably won't be as shaky as recent years...

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Bull Trout Lawsuit Targeting Columbia Basin Dams Dismissed

BOISE (AP) — A federal lawsuit by an environmental group seeking to force federal agencies to analyze whether about two dozen dams operating in Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Montana are harming bull trout has been dismissed...

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