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Alabama finds no voter fraud after probe of TV interview

Defeated U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore on Thursday pleaded for donations to help him investigate potential election fraud, the same day Alabama officials said they investigated but found nothing improper regarding a TV interview that had raised suspicions.

State updates plan to tackle ocean acidification

A new state report says ocean acidification is getting worse in Washington state but new scientific advances and efforts are helping to address the problem.

Washington AG sues company that owns Value Village

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson on Wednesday filed a consumer protection lawsuit against a company that owns Value Village, saying the company has deceived thousands of Washington consumers and donors for more than a decade.

Ring leader in opioid trafficking scheme sentenced

A Tacoma, Washington, man accused of leading an opioid trafficking ring that brought pills from Los Angeles to Western Washington has been sentenced to five years in prison.

Judge rules state can’t enforce Inslee order to cut greenhouse-gas emissions

Dealing a setback to Gov. Jay Inslee’s climate agenda, a judge has invalidated major portions of a state rule requiring greenhouse-gas cuts by refineries, fuel distributors and dozens of other major industrial emitters.

Official: North Cascades grizzly bear recovery work halted

A North Cascades National Park official said work to restore grizzly bears to the North Cascades Ecosystem has been stopped by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s office.

Catalonia election: Campaigning ending in tight race

Political parties for and against Catalonia’s independence from Spain made a final push to persuade voters as campaigning for a regional election drew to a close Tuesday.

Amtrak train derailed on new, faster route that drew concern

A community along the new rail line where an Amtrak train derailed in a deadly crash had tried to stop the project on grounds higher-speed passenger trains would endanger pedestrians and motorists.

Opposition leader says he could beat Putin in fair election

As the most serious challenger during Vladimir Putin’s 18 years in power, Alexei Navalny has endured arrests, show trials and facefuls of green antiseptic that damaged his vision.

Derailed Amtrak train between Tacoma and Olympia

Multiple passengers were killed when an Amtrak train derailed between Tacoma and Olympia, spilling cars during the morning commute on busy Interstate 5.

Honduras president declared election winner; unrest persists

President Juan Orlando Hernandez was declared the winner of Honduras’ disputed election, but that did little to quell unrest from weeks of uncertainty as challenger Salvador Nasralla called for more protests Monday and vowed to take his claims of fraud before the Organization of American States.

Ex-President Pinera appears headed back into power in Chile

Billionaire and former President Sebastian Pinera appeared headed to a victory in Chile’s presidential runoff election, with more than 82 percent of the votes counted Sunday night.

Washington state cancels salmon farm lease after fish escape

Washington state officials have canceled the lease of a salmon farm where more than 160,000 adult Atlantic salmon escaped into the Puget Sound last summer.

Opposition blocks highways after Honduras presidential vote

Thousands of supporters of opposition candidate Salvador Nasralla blocked highways with flaming barricades Friday to protest Honduras’ disputed presidential election, in which incumbent Juan Orlando Hernandez holds a slim lead according to official results.

Lawmaker resigns leadership post amid harassment allegations

A state lawmaker who is facing scrutiny over past allegations of sexual harassment was removed Thursday from his ranking member position on a House committee, and resigned his position as assistant floor leader.

Black women on ‘saving America’ from Roy Moore

On Wednesday night, late night television hosts dove headfirst into the fallout from this week’s Senate race in Alabama. Over on the “Daily Show,” Trevor Noah tapped the program’s correspondent Dulce Sloan to highlight one of the bigger takeaways from Doug Jones’s squeaker win over Roy Moore: the role of Alabama’s black women in delivering a win for Democrat Jones over Republican Moore.

Bob Ferguson says he’ll sue over FCC’s net neutrality repeal

Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson says he plans to file yet another lawsuit against the Trump administration: this one over net neutrality.

Alabama picks an honorable man

Jones is not in perfect sync with many Alabama voters on some issues, most notably abortion. But he is an honorable man with an admirable record of public service.

Meidl appointed to executive board of Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs

Spokane Police Chief Craig Meidl has been appointed to the executive board of Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs.

Mentally ill, drug-addicted homeless pose challenge for city

This is the lesson that the working-class city of Everett has learned: It takes a community to rescue the hardcore homeless.