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August 1, 2014 at 1:14 PM

1 child dead, 1 hurt in Cannon Beach; Wash. woman sought

The Associated Press UPDATE, 5:32 p.m. | ASTORIA, Ore. — Authorities in Clatsop County, Ore., say a 2-year-old girl has been found dead at a Cannon Beach inn, a 13-year-old child was injured and the mother is being sought. Cannon Beach Police Chief Jason Schermerhorn says a housekeeper discovered the children Friday morning at the Surfsand Resort….

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August 1, 2014 at 11:15 AM

Lost Canadian sailboat found off Ocean Shores

The Associated Press OCEAN SHORES — The Coast Guard says a sailboat that was reported missing July 11 off of British Columbia was found capsized Thursday about five miles northwest of Ocean Shores. There was no sign of 69-year-old Paul Clark, who sailed alone out of Prince Rupert, B.C., earlier in July on his way to Port…

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August 1, 2014 at 10:50 AM

Motion filed in immigrant minor deportation case

The Associated Press OLYMPIA — A coalition of immigrant-rights advocacy groups is asking a federal court to block upcoming deportation proceedings against several minors unless they have proper legal representation. The preliminary injunction motion was filed Thursday night by several groups, including the American Civil Liberties Union, American Immigration Council and Northwest Immigrant Rights Project. The groups, which…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: American Civil Liberties Union, deportation, Illegal immigration;

August 1, 2014 at 10:35 AM

Authorities investigating Alaska whale, ferry collision

The Associated Press KODIAK, Alaska  — A team of scientists is investigating the death of a humpback whale that was struck by the state ferry Kennicott near Kodiak. KMXT reports that law enforcement from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is investigating whether the ferry strike killed the animal. Kate Wynne, a marine mammal specialist for the University…

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Comments | More in General news | Topics: ferry strike, Kodiak, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

August 1, 2014 at 8:39 AM

Washington ferries getting back on schedule

The Associated Press SEATTLE — Washington State Ferries says the Wenatchee has had a leak repaired at a Vancouver, B.C., dry dock and is returning to service Friday. The Wenatchee should return to the Edmonds-Kingston route by midday, allowing the Chelan to return to the route through the San Juan Islands. That will allow service to resume…

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Comments | More in General news, Traffic & Transit | Topics: Washington State Ferries

August 1, 2014 at 7:01 AM

Auburn man accused of pimping in Bellevue, Portland

The Associated Press SEATTLE — A man accused of forcing two women to work as prostitutes in the Seattle area and Portland has been indicted on sex-trafficking charges. The U.S. Attorney’s Office says 33-year-old John Henry “Lucky” Cyprian, of Auburn, was indicted Thursday by a grand jury in Seattle. He was arrested in June following an investigation…

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August 1, 2014 at 6:55 AM

Friday Memo: Nightclub arsonist sentenced … Beast Mode is back … Otter attack

Nightclub arsonist sentenced: The man who set a fire inside a crowded Capitol Hill nightclub on New Year’s Eve was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in a federal prison — double the amount of time agreed to by attorneys in the case. The judge didn’t buy Musab Mohammed Masmari’s claim that he had no recollection of torching Neighbours nightclub because he was…

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August 1, 2014 at 6:25 AM

Otter attacks boy, grandmother in Snohomish County river

The Associated Press Update at 9:34 a.m.: SEATTLE — State and federal wildlife agents are trying to trap the otter that attacked a boy and his grandmother as they were swimming Thursday in a Snohomish County river. Because it has pounced on people, the otter will likely be killed unless it is a female with pups, said Capt….

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August 1, 2014 at 6:15 AM

Missing Oregon woman may be in the San Juan Islands

The Associated Press FRIDAY HARBOR — An Oregon woman who has been missing more than a week may be in Washington’s San Juan Islands. San Juan County Sheriff Rom Nou told KOMO that detectives in Oregon told him Jennifer Huston may be in the San Juans or on her way there. Her family says she had spent time in the…

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August 1, 2014 at 5:09 AM

Spokane shooting victim’s family warns of donation scam

The Associated Press SPOKANE — The family of a woman shot and killed by her husband at a Spokane medical complex is warning the public about a possible donation scam. Sheena Henderson’s family says someone is collecting money in her name, but the money isn’t making it to them. KREM reports that according to a family friend a…

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