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Gary Ridgway
1:39 pm
Mon June 18, 2012

Remains of Green River victim identified

The King County Sheriff's Office says it has positively identified the remains of a woman killed by Green River Killer Gary Ridgway.

Authorities say the remains found in Auburn, Wash., in 1985 belong to Sandra Denise Major.

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Japanese Tsunami debris
12:55 pm
Mon June 18, 2012

Gregoire: Feds must help with tsunami debris on Washington beaches

This 20-foot, open boat was found beached Friday on Washington's Benson Beach at Cape Disappointment State Park festooned with hundreds of what state Fish and Wildlife officials said are gooseneck barnacles.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration The Associated Press

OCEAN SHORES, Wash. — Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire says federal help is needed to help clean up tsunami debris that reaches the West Coast.

She told a news conference Monday morning at Ocean Shores, "We don't have the resources at the state level to do what we're going to have to do here."

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Coast Guard
11:39 am
Fri June 15, 2012

Icebreaker Polar Sea to live on in Seattle, for now

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Sea coming into home port in Seattle in 2004.
The Associated Press

The Coast Guard has postponed plans to scrap the Seattle-based icebreaker Polar Sea this year.

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Drug bust - sort of
12:00 pm
Thu June 14, 2012

Update: 7 arrested in DEA raids in Grays Harbor; wrong home hit

The U.S. attorney's office in Seattle says seven people were arrested Wednesday in six raids led by a Drug Enforcement Administration task force on suspected methamphetamine smugglers on the Quinault Indian Reservation and other rural parts of Grays Harbor County.

During the raids, agents and officers broke down the door on the wrong home. The resident told KBKW she was taking a shower when armed agents broke in and forced her outside in a bath robe.

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Japanese tsunami debris
8:51 pm
Wed June 13, 2012

Tsunami dock: Should it stay or should it go?

People are flocking to an Oregon beach to see a Japanese dock that floated across the Pacific after last year's tsunami. But state officials aren't interested in turning it into a tourist spot.

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Aaron Reardon
1:32 pm
Wed June 13, 2012

No charge against Snohomish County executive Reardon

COUPEVILLE, Wash. — The Island County prosecutor says there's not enough evidence to charge Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon who was accused of taking a mistress on official travel.

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Japanese Tsunami debris
1:09 pm
Wed June 13, 2012

Tsunami debris foam littering Washington coast; basketball returned to Japan

OCEAN PARK, Wash. — It's not just fishing floats, derelict ships or docks that are washing ashore on Northwest beaches as debris from the March 2011 tsunami in Japan crosses the Pacific.

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pests
12:25 pm
Wed June 13, 2012

Black flies bedevil Spokane

EPA: Black flies are found under rocks in swiftly flowing streams, but also sometimes indicate too many nutrients (nitrogen and/or phosphorus) in the water.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

SPOKANE, Wash. – Another damp spring has led to another outbreak of black flies in Spokane.

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Government News
10:20 am
Wed June 13, 2012

Clark County tracks county vehicles with GPS; good idea?

Clark County is using GPS devices to track many of its vehicles.

Managers can check their computers and find the locations of building inspectors, animal control officers and maintenance workers.

KATU reports it's raising "Big Brother" concerns, but Risk Manager Mark Wilsdon says they're public employees, and if they aren't doing anything wrong there's nothing to worry about.

He says since GPS units were installed the number of completed jobs went up and so have fuel savings.

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Same-sex marriage
3:56 pm
Tue June 12, 2012

Same-sex marriage referendum qualifies for Washington ballot

Now, same-sex marriage in Washington is up to voters.
Theresa Thompson Flickr

OLYMPIA, Wash. — A referendum on same-sex marriage in Washington state has qualified for the ballot.

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Violence against police
10:46 am
Tue June 12, 2012

Crowd turns on Seattle police officer

Police are investigating but have no suspects from a crowd that attacked a patrol car Monday night in the Capitol Hill area of Seattle.

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Election 2012
8:43 am
Tue June 12, 2012

Pierce County, Vancouver want taxes for transit

Pierce County voters will decide this fall whether to raise the sales tax so that Pierce Transit can restore some of the bus service that was cut last year.

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Other News
4:09 pm
Mon June 11, 2012

Seattle mayor meets with NBA head in New York

Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn has delivered a personal message to NBA Commissioner David Stern, saying the city is interested in having the league come back.

McGinn's spokesman Aaron Pickus said McGinn met with Stern in New York on Monday. A new ownership group took the Seattle Sonics to Oklahoma City in 2008. Now playing as the Thunder, Oklahoma City faces the Miami Heat when the NBA finals begin Tuesday.

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Credit card theft
2:13 pm
Mon June 11, 2012

Dutch man charged with stealing Washington credit cards

US Attorney Jenny A. Durkin stands next to Corino Bonjrada (at the podium). Bonjrada, the owner of Mondello Ristorante Italiano, alerted police to the crimes.
Bellamy Pailthorp KPLU

Federal prosecutors say a 21-year-old Dutch national coordinated the theft of about 44,000 credit card numbers worldwide, including some from the Boeing Employees Credit Union, by hacking into the sales system of businesses.

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jet fuel spill
12:58 pm
Mon June 11, 2012

Train, tanker truck collide near Everett air field

EVERETT, Wash. — An unknown amount of jet fuel spilled into the soil when a tanker-trailer overturned after it collided with a train at a crossing on Boeing property near Paine Field in Everett.

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