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Starbucks says Schultz to Step Down as CEO, Become Chairman

NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks says CEO Howard Schultz is stepping down from the coffee chain that he joined more than 30 years ago.

The Seattle-based company announced Thursday that Kevin Johnson will become chief executive as of April 3...

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EPA Calls Federal Study of Coal-export Project ‘Flawed’

LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency has criticized as "inadequate" a draft study the Army Corps of Engineers did on a proposed coal-export project in Washington state...

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Man Stabbed During Argument Over Politics

PASCO (AP) — A Richland man was stabbed during an argument authorities say involved the politics of President-elect Donald Trump.

The Tri-City Herald reports that a 29-year-old Trump supporter and 40-year-old Alvaro Campos-Hernandez were arguing Wednesday night in a Pasco bar...

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Virginia Tech Community Mourns Day After Deadliest U.S. Shooting
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Hundreds Attend Vigil for Slain Officer

SEATTLE (AP) — Hundreds of people attended the first of two vigils honoring a Washington state police officer who was slain on duty.

People gathered Thursday at officer Reginald "Jake" Gutierrez's home police station in Tacoma, lighting candles, singing songs and sharing memories...

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Decomposed Body Found in Homeless Camp

KIRKLAND (AP) — Police say a decomposed body has been found in a sleeping bag at a small homeless encampment in the Seattle suburb of Kirkland...

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Bush Salmon Protection Plan Under Fire In Courts
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Washington Fishing Guide Pleads Guilty to Keeping Wild Coho

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A longtime Washington state fishing guide has pleaded guilty to a federal misdemeanor charge that he violated the Endangered Species Act by helping clients keep a pair of wild coho salmon...

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Workers Report Possible Chemical Vapors at Nuclear Tank Farm

RICHLAND (AP) — Three workers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation have reported symptoms consistent with exposure to chemical vapors at one of the tank farms...

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U.S. Citizens Head To The Polls To Vote In Presidential Election
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Washington Presidential Elector Joins Anti-Trump Movement

OLYMPIA (AP) — A Democratic presidential elector from Washington state says she is joining a national effort to try and deny Republican Donald Trump the presidency at the Electoral College...

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Man Charged With Alleged Machete Assault on Woman

BREMERTON (AP) — A 28-year-old man is facing charges after being accused of assaulting a woman with several objects, including a machete.

The Kitsap Sun reports that the suspect was arrested by King County deputies on Nov...

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A Tip Sheet for Workers and Workplaces Where Pot is Legal

BOSTON (AP) — Changing marijuana laws aren't necessarily making weed more welcome in the workplace.

For now, many employers seem to be sticking with their drug testing and personal conduct policies, even in states where recreational marijuana use is now permitted...

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