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Bike Ridden by Michael Bennett Sold for Charity

The police bicycle that Seattle Seahawks player Michael Bennett rode to celebrate the team's NFC Championship has been auctioned off for charity.

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Millions in Improvements to Railway System Coming to Washington

Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad says it will spend $189 million to improve its track system in Washington state this year.

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Group Protests Prohibition of Guns in Legislative Viewing Areas

Approximately 50 gun-rights advocates held a rally at the Washington state capitol to protest rules that prohibit openly carrying guns into the House and Senate viewing galleries.

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Suicidal Man Shuts Down I-5 Near Vancouver

Authorities say a suicidal man on an Interstate 5 overpass in Vancouver, Washington, prompted them to shut down the freeway for several hours Friday night, backing up traffic for miles.

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Lake Stevens Parents Face Charges of Criminal Mistreatment and Abandonment

A Washington state man and woman accused of leaving three young children alone without food in a cold, filthy house have been charged with criminal mistreatment and abandonment of a dependent person.

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Citizens of Arlington, Oso and Darrington to Get Medal of Valor

Washington lawmakers have moved one step closer to awarding one of the state's highest honors to the people of Arlington, Oso and Darrington for their heroism following last March's deadly mudslide.

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Pullman and Washington State University Await Decision on Golf Course

Golf is slow, but this is ridiculous.

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Washington State Ferries Temporarily Renamed After Seahawks

If your Super Bowl plans on Sunday include travel on Washington state ferries, you can step aboard the "M/V Russell Wilson" or possibly the "M/V Marshawn Lynch."

Gov. Jay Inslee has directed that the ferries be temporarily renamed in honor of the Seattle Seahawks

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Cigar Bars Could Return to Washington State

For the fourth time since a smoking ban took effect, Washington state is seeing a movement to give cigar lovers state-regulated places to smoke.

A bill passed unanimously Thursday by the Commerce and Gaming Committee of the Washington state House would legalize cigar bars and smoking rooms in tobacco shops, allowing 115 new venues to smoke pipes and cigars

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Indictment Handed Down to People Who Stole from Yakama Nation Scholarship Fund

Fifteen people have been accused of stealing $179,000 worth of scholarships from the Yakama Nation Higher Education Program.

An indictment in federal court in Yakima says they were awarded 67 checks for studies at colleges and universities that reported the students had never enrolled or completed coursework

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