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Business, Individual Recycling Efforts Lost Momentum in 2013, State Reports

OLYMPIA (AP) -- People and businesses in Washington state recycled less in 2013 than the year before.

The Washington Department of Ecology says the state's recycling rate fell to 49 percent last year, down from just above 50 percent in 2012

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Coroner Confirms Body Found On Rainier Is Missing Snowshoer

TACOMA (AP) — The Pierce County Medical Examiner's Office says it has confirmed the identity of a snowshoer killed in a severe storm on Mount Rainier over the weekend.

The man was identified Tuesday as 37-year-old Louis Landry of Puyallup

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Winds Blow Some Winter Into the Yakima Valley

SEATTLE (AP) -- Forecasters say Arctic air moving into the Northwest will push temperatures below normal in many areas into New Year's Day, and the Yakima Valley will not be spared.

But the National Weather Service says the air is dry, and clear skies should keep significant snow away from Washington and Oregon until possibly next weekend

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New Slide Buries Sound Transit Tracks South of Mukilteo

SEATTLE (AP) — Sound Transit did not run Sounder train service Sunday for Seahawks fans because of the weather forecast calling for heavy rains.

Their precaution turned out to be warranted after another mudslide fell Sunday morning on the tracks about a mile south of Mukilteo

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Immigration Action Creating Farmworker Shortage

Farmers already scrambling to find workers in California fear a greater labor shortage under President Barack Obama's executive action to protect some 5 million people from deportation.

Manuel Cunha of the Fresno-based Nisei Farmers League said that 50,000 California farmworkers may leave seasonal field jobs for year-around work building homes, cooking in restaurants and cleaning hotel rooms

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Lawsuit to be Filed Over Wildfire Claims

More than 150 property owners are preparing to sue the state of Washington over wildfire damage claims that have been denied by the state Department of Natural Resources.

Brewster attorney Alex Thomason told the Capital P

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Shots Fired by Soldier at Joint Base Lewis-McChord

A soldier assigned to Joint Base Lewis-McChord fired several shots into the air from a parking lot early Sunday.

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Washington State University Researching Safer Winter Driving

Researchers at Washington State University are working on environmentally friendly ways that use less salt to reduce snow and ice on roads.

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Washington Population Rises by Another 88,000, Census Bureau Reports

SEATTLE (AP) -- The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that Washington's population grew by nearly 88,000 people from July 2013 to July 2014.

Estimates released earlier this week show Washington had just over 7 million residents as of July 1

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Trial in Carnation Killings Begins Seven Years After Murder

Seven years after six family members were killed in Carnation on Christmas Eve, a King County judge is nearly ready to begin hearing the case against one of the two people charged with six counts of aggravated first-degree murder.

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