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TUESDAY, DEC. 6, 2016

TUESDAY, DEC. 6, 2016, 8:18 A.M.

ACLU files lawsuit over juvenile solitary confinement

The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington state says it’s suing Grays Harbor County for records related to its juvenile detention facility, following reports that a 15-year-old boy was placed in solitary confinement for eight days last spring.

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Forensic anthropologist James Chatters holds a skull casting of the Kennewick Man next to a re-creation of the head of the ancient man in this Feb. 9, 1998, file photo in Richland. (Andre Ranieri / Associated Press)

TUESDAY, DEC. 6, 2016, 8:04 A.M.

Kennewick Man skeleton closer to tribal return

Legislation that would return the 8,400-year-old bones of Kennewick Man to Columbia Basin tribes could become law in the coming weeks. The legislation proposed by Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., in August 2015 made it over an important hurdle on Monday. ...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 6, 2016, 7:42 A.M.

Dozens of flights at Sea-Tac canceled due to icy conditions

SEATTLE – Dozens of flights have been canceled at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport because of winter weather conditions. Alaska Airlines canceled about 35 flights from morning until about noon Tuesday as a precaution. The airline says cold temperatures are creating the potential for ice at the airport and on aircraft.

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MONDAY, DEC. 5, 2016

MONDAY, DEC. 5, 2016, 8:34 P.M.

Head of state ferry system retiring

Lynne Griffith, assistant secretary for the Department of Transportation’s ferries division, announced Monday she’ll be retiring at the end of January. She’ll be replaced by Chief of Staff Elizabeth Kosa.

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MONDAY, DEC. 5, 2016, 12:28 P.M.

Elections results for Marsy’s Law have been certified

HELENA – The state Board of Canvassers on Monday certified voter passage of a constitutional initiative that establishes certain rights for crime victims, without stating when it takes effect. A Friday order by the Montana Supreme Court prevented Secretary of ...

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MONDAY, DEC. 5, 2016, 12:09 P.M.

Flights canceled as forecast calls for more snow

SEATTLE – Alaska Airlines canceled about two dozen flights into and out of Sea-Tac Airport as snow was in the forecast throughout the Seattle area. KOMO reported up to 1,600 passengers are affected by the cancellations Monday. Customers were to ...

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MONDAY, DEC. 5, 2016, 11:26 A.M.

Coast Guard begins hearing into vessel sinking

SEATTLE – A Coast Guard hearing is beginning into the sinking of the fishing vessel Alaska Juris. The boat sank off Alaska’s Aleutian Islands in July, forcing the crew to abandon ship. All 46 crew members were rescued by good ...

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MONDAY, DEC. 5, 2016, 9:42 A.M.

Proposed Kalama methanol plant gets preliminary air permit

KALAMA, Wash. – A $1 billion methanol plant proposed for the Port of Kalama in southwest Washington has received a key preliminary permit from air-quality regulators. The project by China-backed Northwest Innovation Works would convert natural gas to methanol, which ...

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Parting Shot — 12.9.16

A pedestrian heads south on Post Street in a snowstorm on Friday, in downtown Spokane. The weather forecast shows periods of snow falling through Monday. (Colin Mulvany/SR photo)

Holly jolly lard-free tamales

Warm corn flour, shredded chicken, chilies and cheese, or pork carnitas – yes, please. Problem is, in many cases, tamales are made with an ingredient many people want to do ...

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