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Late Lauren McCluskey celebrated in Pullman

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 12:14 a.m.

Kind, sensitive, intelligent, dedicated and beautiful were among the adjectives family members, friends and coaches used to describe Lauren McCluskey late Sunday afternoon.

Poaching ring cases still working through courts

UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 11, 2018, 7:54 p.m.

More than a year after police busted a massive Pacific Northwest poaching ring accused of killing game animals with hound dogs and leaving many carcasses to rot, criminal cases against the alleged poachers continue to wind through the legal system.

Pullman police Sgt. pleads not guilty

A Pullman Police Department sergeant accused of first-degree custodial sexual misconduct with a Washington State University student pleaded not guilty Friday.

FBI: Seattle plane thief searched online for flight videos

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 7:35 p.m.

Authorities say the Seattle airport ground crew worker who stole an empty commercial airplane had apparently searched online for flight instruction videos before he took off on a dizzying ride that soon crashed into a small island.

Program allows visitors past airport security without ticket

The Port of Seattle, the governing body over Seattle’s seaport and airport, is launching a new pilot program that will allow visitors past security at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport without a boarding pass.

Appeals court puts youth climate change lawsuit on hold

A lawsuit by a group of young Americans, which asserts the U.S. government is harming them by having created a national energy system that causes climate change, is on hold again after a federal appeals court Thursday granted the Trump administration’s motion for a temporary stay.

Nurse who lost part of ear in patient assault sues state

A nurse at Washington state’s troubled psychiatric hospital who lost part of her ear when she was assaulted by a patient is suing the state for $5 million, claiming officials are to blame for failing to adequately staff shifts and by placing violent patients on less-secure wards.

Schrier declares victory in open House seat in Washington

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 7, 2018, 10:55 p.m.

Kim Schrier has declared victory in a race for U.S. House in Washington state, becoming the first Democrat to win in the sprawling 8th District that stretches from Seattle’s eastern suburbs to central Washington farm country.