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Widow sues Bellingham for using husband’s body for medical training

The wife of a deceased man whose body was used for emergency intubation training has filed a lawsuit against a Washington city.


Expect airport-like security at this year’s Washington State Fair in Puyallup

For the first time in 119 years, the Washington State Fair has installed metal detectors and mandatory bag checks to secure the Puyallup fairgrounds.


Al Haynes, United pilot who saved lives in 1989 DC-10 crash, dies at age 87 in Seattle

Al Haynes, a pilot credited for saving the lives of nearly 200 people by guiding a damaged passenger jet into a crash landing at an Iowa airport in 1989, has died.


Capital One hacking suspect, a transgender Seattle woman, is denied request to be moved from men’s prison

Paige Thompson, accused in one of the largest data breaches in the country and a transgender woman, will remain in custody in the men’s wing of the Federal Detention Center in SeaTac, a federal judge ruled on Friday.


DOJ: Immigration facility shouldn’t have to pay minimum wage

The Trump administration is opposing Washington state’s effort to make a privately run, for-profit immigration detention center pay detainees minimum wage for the work they do.


Gov. Jay Inslee says he’s ending presidential bid; sources say he’ll run for governor again

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, who made fighting climate change the central theme of his presidential campaign, announced Wednesday night that he is ending his bid for the 2020 Democratic nomination. But the end of his presidential bid looks like it will be the beginning of another: Inslee’s run for a third term as governor. The Associated Press reported Wednesday night that two people close to Inslee said he will run for governor again in 2020 and will announce his plan in a Thursday morning email to supporters.


Gov. Inslee celebrates reaching donor threshold, but it looks like a hollow victory

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has surpassed a milestone that his presidential campaign has been aiming at and emphasizing for weeks: He said he’s received contributions from more than 130,000 separate donors. But they haven’t put Inslee front and center in the 2020 race.


Grand jury charges witness with lying about suspect in 2001 slaying of federal prosecutor Thomas Wales

In what may be a break in the 18-year-old investigation into the shooting death of Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas Wales in 2001, federal prosecutors have charged an Everett woman with obstruction of justice and lying to a grand jury about her knowledge of statements made by a suspect in the killing.


State and National Parks offer free admission on Sunday

To honor the National Parks System’s 103rd birthday, both it and the Washington State Parks system are giving free admission.


Oregon will spend $9M on new Interstate Bridge project

Oregon will spend $9 million on a revived effort to replace the Interstate Bridge over the Columbia River, a decision officials say is intended to show the state’s growing commitment to the project.




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