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Washington waging war against invasive ivy

The Washington Noxious Weed Control Board says Snohomish County is one of the most ivy-infested areas in the state.

He came at troopers with a knife. In less than 12 seconds, he was shot three times.

Thurston County Prosecutor Jon Tunheim won’t file criminal charges against the Washington State Patrol trooper who fatally shot a Spanaway man July 8 on Interstate 5 in Lacey.

Skagit River flooding worse than expected, hits homes, roads

Officials say that flooding was worse than expected on the Skagit River north of Seattle.

Deer hunting limited in Western U.S. states after tough winter

Unusually cold weather and heavy snowfall that blanketed much of the Western U.S. last winter killed off many young deer. And that prompted wildlife officials throughout the Rocky Mountain states to take measures such as reducing the number of hunting permits to try to help devastated wildlife populations rebound.

Honduras president seeks second term despite constitutional ban

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez appears likely to win a second term on Sunday as well as bolstering the strength of his conservative National Party across the board.

Source: Flynn lawyers make a break with Trump team

Lawyers for former national security adviser Michael Flynn have told President Donald Trump’s legal team that they are no longer communicating with them about special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian election interference.

New gas pump stickers announce Washington state’s tax price

People filling up their gas tanks in Washington state will start to notice new stickers on pumps that announce the tax price.

Two hurt after shots fired inside Seattle nightclub

Police say two people were injured in a shooting at a nightclub in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood.

Clarkston siblings treated for prescription poisoning

Three small children were treated for possible poisoning after ingesting an unknown amount of a prescription medication.

Washington revenues up $319 million

Washington lawmakers have received updated numbers that show state revenues have increased by nearly $319 million for the current two-year state budget, which is now projected to be about $44.4 billion.

Pinera wins Chile election, will face Guillier in run-off

Conservative billionaire businessman Sebastian Pinera on Sunday won Chile’s presidential election, but will now have to face leftist candidate Alejandro Guillier in a run-off in December.

Police: Couple and adult son dead in possible murder-suicide

Authorities say a Washington couple and their adult son were found dead in their home in an apparent double murder-suicide.

Group buys land to prevent break in Pacific Crest Trail

A group dedicated to preserving and promoting the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail has purchased private land in western Washington state to prevent a break in the path.

Washington state delays Dungeness crab season

Officials in Washington state say Dungeness crab season will start two weeks later due to harmful algae.

Jellyfish find their way into Battle Ground Lake

Jodie Rogers was reluctant to tell too many people she spotted a jellyfish swimming in Battle Ground Lake because the first few didn’t buy it.

Idaho election winners declared with 2 coin flips

Coin flips have decided two tied elections in Idaho.

Republican, Democrat launch centrist group in Washington

The politically traumatized or in denial voter is being courted by a new movement that will support independent, centrist-minded candidates for elected office in Washington state.

Washington’s unemployment rate drops to 4.5 percent

Washington’s unemployment rate fell to 4.5 percent last month and the state added 6,900 jobs.

Wave Broadband brings gigabit-speed internet to all customers in Washington, Oregon, California

More ultra-high-speed internet is coming to a home near you.

Environmental group sues for records of wolf killings

An environmental group is suing the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife for access to some public records on wolf deaths in the state.