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September 18, 2014 at 8:23 PM

Judge tosses out suit over Washington’s fish-consumption rate

The Associated Press A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit related to how much fish people eat in Washington — and thus, how much toxic pollution they consume. Conservation and commercial fishing groups sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency last fall, saying the agency has for too long let state officials underestimate fish consumption, resulting in…

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September 12, 2014 at 5:25 PM

Cigarette blamed in fire at Mountlake Terrace apartments

MOUNTLAKE TERRACE (AP) — A fire department spokeswoman says a fire likely caused by a smoldering cigarette butt has displaced 25 people and caused more than $500,000 damage at a Mountlake Terrace apartment complex. Snohomish County Fire District 1 spokeswoman Leslie Hynes said flames were coming from three apartments in a three-story, 24-unit building at the…

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September 10, 2014 at 5:45 PM

5-year-old boy treated for E. coli improving at Tacoma hospital

TACOMA (AP) — Officials at a Tacoma hospital say a 5-year-old boy they are treating for complications often associated with E. coli is still in critical condition but steadily improving. The boy attended the same gathering as a 4-year-old Oregon girl who died Monday evening from a type of kidney failure. A spokeswoman for Mary Bridge Children’s…

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August 25, 2014 at 8:16 PM

125-mph chase on I-5 nets carjack suspect

GRAND MOUND, Thurston County — Thurston County sheriff’s officers say a man accused of threatening a woman with a board, stealing her car and leading deputies on an Interstate 5 chase that reached speeds of 125 mph has been arrested. Authorities say a woman who left the kitchen door open at her Tumwater home as she…

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August 25, 2014 at 4:35 PM

Kirkland company recalls pesto: possible listeria contamination

KIRKLAND (AP) — A Kirkland company is voluntarily recalling about 20 containers of “basil pasta pesto” packed in 8 ounce plastic tubs because it could be contaminated with listeria. Tjs Place says the pasta was sold between Aug. 18 and Aug. 21 in convenience stores, pharmacies, cafes and espresso stands in King and Snohomish counties. Listeria can…

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August 18, 2014 at 5:32 PM

Body found on Mount St. Helens is that of missing Japanese tourist

STEVENSON,  Skamania County (AP) — The Skamania County sheriff’s office says human remains found earlier this month on Mount St. Helens have been identified as those of a 27-year-old Japanese hiker reported missing last November after indicating he planned to climb the southwest Washington volcano. Undersheriff Dave Cox said Monday that the Clark County Medical Examiner’s…

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August 18, 2014 at 3:47 PM

Oregon says no to coal terminal on Columbia River

PORTLAND (AP) — Oregon state regulators have rejected a proposal for a coal terminal on the Columbia River that would be a conduit for exporting millions of tons of American coal a year to Asia. The decision is a victory for tribal groups that said the terminal threatened their fishing. An Australian company, Ambre Energy, proposed to…

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August 13, 2014 at 3:46 PM

Lynnwood man held in N. Korea visited by Swedish diplomats

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department says the Swedish Embassy in North Korea has visited a detained Lynnwood man at a labor camp. Spokeswoman Marie Harf said Wednesday this week’s visit was the 12th by Swedish representatives since Kenneth Bae was arrested in November 2012. He is serving 15 years of hard labor for alleged hostile…

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August 12, 2014 at 6:47 PM

Car of missing Everett woman, 89, found with body inside

Everett police say they located the car belonging to a missing 89-year-old Everett woman in bushes off 12th Street Northeast in Lake Stevens on Tuesday. A body was inside the car, a 1987 Chevy Nova, but it has not yet been identified, according to a news release from the police department. Ethel A. O’Neil has been missing…

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