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April 9, 2014 at 8:05 PM

Police investigate Arlington woman’s death as homicide

ARLINGTON — Police in Arlington are investigating the fatal shooting of a 26-year-old woman as a homicide. City spokeswoman Kristin Banfield says the woman found shot in the head Tuesday afternoon at a home died early Wednesday at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. The woman’s name has not yet been released.

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April 2, 2014 at 5:40 PM

World Vision board member quits over flip-flop on married gays

A World Vision board member has resigned in protest after the Christian aid group quickly reversed its decision to hire employees in same-sex marriages. Jacquelline Fuller, director of corporate giving for Google, said in an email Wednesday to The Associated Press that she remains a “huge fan” of the group’s work on behalf of the poor,…

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March 28, 2014 at 10:17 PM

Seattle logs wettest March on record

The National Weather Service says Seattle has already logged the wettest March since record-keeping started back in the 1890s — and more rain is forecast through Monday. Meteorologist Jeff Michalski said the rainfall total as of Friday evening was 8.87 inches for the month. The wettest previous March at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport was in 1950, when 8.40…

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March 24, 2014 at 3:47 PM

World Vision to hire Christians in same-sex marriages

The Federal Way-based Christian relief agency World Vision said Monday it will hire Christians who are in same-sex marriages, a dramatic policy change on one of the most divisive social issues facing religious groups. Richard Stearns, president of the international humanitarian-relief group, announced the hiring change for the United States in a letter to staff. Stearns…

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March 13, 2014 at 10:44 PM

Marysville woman sentenced for role in fatal stabbing

EVERETT — A Marysville woman has been sentenced to 14 years for her role in setting up her 82-year-old mobile home park neighbor for a robbery that ended in his death. The Daily Herald reports that Delaney Henry helped victim Arthur Schroeder with chores. Prosecutors say she taught convicted felon Robert Kennedy the unique knock…

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March 7, 2014 at 3:11 PM

Seattle college student held in slaying of parents in California

SANTA ANA, Calif. — A North Seattle Community College student has been charged with murder in the shooting deaths of his parents and the attempted murder of two of his siblings in their luxury Southern California home in February, authorities said Friday. Ashton Sachs, 19, was arrested Thursday and booked into an Orange County jail, said…

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March 3, 2014 at 10:08 PM

Wash. justice misses arguments due to health issue

OLYMPIA (AP) — A Washington Supreme Court spokeswoman says “unexpected health concerns” will likely keep Justice James Johnson off the bench for the remainder of the court’s winter term. The News Tribune reports that Johnson has been missing from oral arguments for the past several weeks. In an email, court spokeswoman Wendy Ferrell said Johnson continues…

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February 20, 2014 at 10:17 PM

4 multi-inmate fights at Wash. prison; 1 injured

ABERDEEN (AP) — A Washington state Corrections Department spokeswoman says all medium-security and minimum-security units at a state prison in Aberdeen are locked down after a series of multi-inmate fights. Spokeswoman Norah West says one Stafford Creek Corrections Center inmate was injured Thursday afternoon and taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. She says those injuries…

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