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February 17, 2015 at 6:08 PM

Federal judge selects ACLU plan for new Yakima City Council districts

The Associated Press YAKIMA — A federal judge has adopted a plan by the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington for boosting the voice of Latinos in Yakima elections. U.S. District Judge Thomas Rice ruled last summer that Yakima’s system for city council elections “suffocates” the will of Latino voters. He asked the city and the ACLU…



February 17, 2015 at 1:23 PM

Oregon man blames officers for 2 black eyes, but camera shows otherwise

The Associated Press EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County authorities say a suspect brought in for questioning later punched himself in the face and then signed an assault complaint against detectives. But unfortunately for the suspect, a video recorder was running in a holding room where he’d been left after questioning. The sheriff’s department said Tuesday the footage shows…


Comments | Topics: black eyes, Eugene, police

February 16, 2015 at 12:09 PM

Lake Stevens man, 79, found safe after search

Update, 1:10 p.m.: The man has been found and is safe, according to the Lake Stevens police. Original post: Authorities are asking for help in finding a 79-year-old Lake Stevens man missing since Sunday afternoon. Andrew A. Green did not return home from his regular afternoon walk in an area near the 2300 block of Soper Hill Rd.  Green…


Comments | Topics: Andrew A. Green, Lake Stevens, Search

February 15, 2015 at 5:21 PM

Shelton woman killed in Highway 101 head-on collision

A 20-year-old Shelton woman was killed in a head-on collision early Sunday on Highway 101 that sent two others to the hospital, according to the Washington State Patrol. Investigating Trooper Joshua J. Merritt identified the dead woman as Breanna Renee Atwell. A passenger in her car, identified as Samuel John Roark III, 22, of Shelton, was transferred to…



February 14, 2015 at 10:44 AM

State board: More slot-like machines OK at tribal casinos

The Associated Press OLYMPIA — The state gambling board has approved a plan to allow more slot-like machines at tribal casinos. The Olympian newspaper reports the agreement approved Friday would let tribes collectively to have 2,700 more machines immediately and then let market conditions influence if they eventually have thousands more. The new compact is between the state…


Comments | Topics: gambling, slot-like machines, tribal casinos

February 13, 2015 at 6:40 PM

Suspect arrested after Leschi shooting

Update at 8:45 p.m.: Officers arrested a 26-year-old man in connection with a shooting that injured a woman at a Leschi park, according to the Seattle Police Department. Police responded to reports of gunshots at Flo Ware Park around 6 p.m. and located a woman with a gunshot wound to her thigh. Witnesses told officers that…



February 12, 2015 at 7:56 PM

Newborn whale is spotted with J-pod

Puget Sound’s southern resident killer whales have another new addition: a one-week-old baby orca. A newborn whale was spotted Thursday in the Salish Sea, according to the Center for Whale Research. The new baby is a part of the J-pod, and the presumed mother is 36-year-old J19, known as Shachi. The calf was also traveling…



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