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April 18, 2014 at 9:15 AM

Former Snohomish deputy denies tipping off Everett bikini baristas

The Associated Press EVERETT, Wash. — A man accused of tipping off bikini baristas to undercover officers when he worked as a Snohomish County sheriff’s sergeant pleaded not guilty Thursday in Everett to charges of promoting prostitution and official misconduct. Darrell O’Neill was a deputy for 30 years. He was arrested after police raided Java…

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April 18, 2014 at 8:16 AM

N. Idaho poachers taking heavy toll on game

The Associated Press LEWISTON, Idaho — State wildlife officials in northern Idaho say poachers are killing far more game animals than wolves. Officials tell the Lewiston Tribune that last year in northern Idaho they confirmed poaching of 30 elk, four moose, 13 mule deer and 57 whitetail deer. Officials say a realistic detection rate is 5 percent, meaning…

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April 18, 2014 at 6:45 AM

Take the Friday news quiz!

Think you’re Seattle-savvy? Fancy yourself a real news junkie? Take our quiz and find out! This includes news from April 11-17, 2014. Time limit: 0 Quiz-summary 0 of 7 questions completed Questions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Information This quiz includes news from the week of March 28 – April 4, 2014. You have already completed the quiz before. Hence you can not start it again. Quiz is loading… You…

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April 15, 2014 at 9:45 AM

Researcher aims to unlock secrets of harbor porpoises

By Kimberly Cauvel / Skagit Valley Herald ANACORTES — Small, dolphin-like creatures frequent the marine waters here, but they are so shy compared to their extroverted, tropical cousins that little is known about them. A marine biologist who spent 10 years swimming with energetic bottlenose and spotted dolphins in the Bahamas moved to the Pacific Northwest on…

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April 15, 2014 at 7:15 AM

Clearing mud from Highway 530 could take months

The Associated Press DARRINGTON, Wash. — The Transportation Department says it could take one to three months to clear debris from the mile-long stretch of Highway 530 covered by the Oso mudslide. It blocks direct access between Darrington and the Interstate 5 corridor. Department officials told residents of Darrington Monday night they may be allowed limited use…

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April 15, 2014 at 5:53 AM

Woman dies in West Seattle apartment fire

The Associated Press SEATTLE — A woman has been found dead in a West Seattle apartment fire. Fire Department spokesman Kyle Moore says when firefighters arrived 4:30 a.m. Tuesday the smoke in the apartment was so thick they couldn’t see a hand in front of their face. Moore told KIRO they searched the second-floor apartment and found the…

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