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January 30, 2015 at 2:00 PM

Oregon college: no degree for Saudi royal

The Associated Press PORTLAND — Lewis & Clark College says Saudi Arabia’s new deputy crown prince did not graduate from the private school as the Saudi Embassy said last week, although he did attend classes. Prince Mohammed bin Nayef was named deputy crown prince earlier this month after the death of Saudi Arabia’s king. After the…

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Comments | More in Education, General news | Topics: Lewis & Clark college; portland, saudi prince

January 30, 2015 at 11:52 AM

Allegation of marijuana theft surfaces against SPD officer at center of golf-club case

A day after placing a Seattle police officer on desk duty, the Police Department is reviewing a new allegation that the officer previously stole marijuana for her personal use from evidence, a department official said Friday. The allegation surfaced Friday in The Stranger newspaper, which quoted a woman purporting to be the ex-girlfriend of Officer Cynthia…

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Comments | More in General news, Government, The Blotter | Topics: Corinne Purucker, Cynthia Whitlatch, marijuana

January 30, 2015 at 10:29 AM

Navy wants new station at Port Angeles for submarine escorts

The Associated Press PORT ANGELES — The Navy has disclosed plans for a pier and facilities at Port Angeles to support seven vessels that escort Bangor submarines between the Hood Canal and the Pacific Ocean. The Navy says the $17 million project is needed so that crews from Naval Base Kitsap don’t exceed their hours at sea…

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January 30, 2015 at 9:30 AM

Poultry quarantine in Okanogan County for avian flu

The Associated Press OLYMPIA  — The state Department of Agriculture imposed a poultry quarantine Thursday in part of Okanogan County after avian flu was discovered in turkeys and pheasants. The quarantine restricts the movement of eggs and poultry within six miles of the site where the flu was detected in the game birds. A quarantine also is in…

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January 30, 2015 at 6:41 AM

Mishka, a new sea otter, coming to Seattle Aquarium

Get ready for a new otter at the Seattle Aquarium this weekend. Mishka, a 6-month-old Alaskan sea otter, will arrive early Saturday morning and should be available for viewing on Sunday, according to a news release from the aquarium. Mishka, Russian for “little bear,” is coming to Seattle from the Alaska SeaLife Center…

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January 29, 2015 at 10:22 PM

Seattle-area Boys & Girls clubs challenge Boston clubs to fundraising contest

“DON’T LET OUR CLUB KIDS WEAR PATRIOTS COLORS!” says the headline on a website set up by the Boys & Girls Clubs of King County. The clubs have challenged their Boston-area counterparts to a fundraising challenge called “Boys & Girls Clubs Bowl II.” The organizations are trying to raise $49,000 apiece (since the Seattle-New England game is Super…

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Comments | More in Education, General news, Sports | Topics: fundraising; Boys & Girls Clubs, Super Bowl

January 29, 2015 at 8:13 PM

Nobody hurt in explosion, fire at auto-parts store near JBLM

The Associated Press TACOMA — An explosion and dramatic fire at a south Tacoma auto parts shop prompted fire crews to temporarily evacuate businesses near one of the main gates to Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s McChord Air Field. The fire sent up a towering cloud of black smoke. The News Tribune reports that West Pierce Fire and Rescue spokeswoman…

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Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Tacoma

January 29, 2015 at 6:58 PM

1 of last 4 Doolittle Raiders dies — helped bomb Tokyo in 1942

Corrected version The Associated Press Lt. Col. Edward Saylor, one of four surviving Doolittle Raiders who attacked Japan during a daring 1942 mission credited with lifting American morale during World War II, has died. He was 94. Rod Saylor said his father died of natural causes on Wednesday in Sumner, Washington. He was a young flight engineer-gunner and among…

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Comments | More in General news | Topics: B-25 bomber, Military; Doolittle Raiders; Lt. Col. Edward Saylor, Sumner

January 29, 2015 at 5:59 PM

Parts of University of Washington website ‘defaced’ by hackers

University of Washington officials have acknowledged that some portions of the university’s website were “defaced” Thursday when university information was replaced with a photo of an American soldier memorial, as well as a vague threat to soldiers serving in Iraq. “We have taken actions to resolve it,” said university spokesman Victor Balta. “We are continuing with an…

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January 29, 2015 at 11:30 AM

Former soldier charged with stealing $250,000 in benefits

The Associated Press A former Idaho National Guard soldier who is also an official in the Washington city of Snoqualmie has been indicted on charges that he lied about suffering an injury in Iraq so that he could collect more than $250,000 in benefits. Investigators say that in claims for state and federal benefits, Darryl Lee Wright…

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Comments | More in General news, Military, The Blotter | Topics: National Guard, snoqualmie, veteran

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