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Navy limits installations following incidents

The Navy is curtailing access to installations around the Kitsap Peninsula following two fatal shootings and a gate crash at other bases around the country in the past month.

WSU researcher: Marketing leads to vaping

Washington State University Business and Marketing professor Betsy Howlett, who studies how e-cigarette addiction warnings and health-related claims affect consumer behavior, said a large part of the vaping problem today is unregulated messaging.

Homeless campers shaken after alleged attack Sunday

A group of young men threatened and attacked homeless campers outside of Longview City Hall on Sunday night, leaving the campers shaken and a handful nursing minor injuries, according to a volunteer who witnessed the fight.

CWU requests security upgrades after false shooter report

Central Washington University is requesting $3.28 million in state funding to upgrade its security systems in Ellensburg after a false active shooter threat in February.

Flu blamed for death of another child in Washington state

A Pierce County child under the age of 5 died from flu-related complications according to the Tacoma Pierce Health Department, and doctors say it’s the same strain of virus that led to the death of a child in King County last week.

Buttigieg leads 2020 rivals in Wall Street contributions

The financial sector, blamed by progressives for spawning the 2008 financial crisis, is lining up behind Pete Buttigieg’s presidential campaign.

Pierce County Sheriff’s deputy killed en route to urgent domestic violence call

Authorities say a sheriff’s deputy in western Washington was killed in his patrol car, which crashed while he was on his way to back up other officers on an urgent domestic violence call.

‘We need each other more than we pretend’: Data contradicts sense of geographic imbalance in state taxes, services

Based on some calculations, Spokane residents get more from the state General Fund – but less from the Transportation Fund – than they send Olympia in taxes. But the formulas used to calculate those numbers have some limitations.

Longview, Wash., council plans for homeless camp stirs ire

About 18 Longview residents Thursday night blasted the city’s plan to establish a homeless campsite at the old water treatment plant on Fisher’s Lane, prompting Councilman Mike Wallin to ask that plans for the location be discontinued.

Vancouver, Washington, man saves family of four from burning car in Kansas

Authorities say a Clark County resident saved a family of four from a car fire in rural Kansas on Monday.

49 dogs rescued from suspected dog-fighting ring

Pierce County Animal Control rescued 49 dogs from a suspected dog-fighting operation in Tacoma and arrested their alleged owner.

NAS Whidbey jet noise to be monitored

The National Defense Authorization Act that sets the military budget for 2020 includes a section members of Congress and of the regional Sound Defense Alliance say will require real-time monitoring of jet noise at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island.

Washington Supreme Court ends legal turf battle in Stevens County

In a unanimous opinion issued last week, the high court’s nine justices sided with Stevens County Superior Court judges who sought to preside over preliminary hearings in cases that were originally filed in District Court. Such hearings often determine whether a defendant will be let out of jail while awaiting trial.

New study says Puget Sound is an earthquake hot zone

Puget Sound has a 75 percent or greater chance of being struck by a damaging earthquake in the next 100 years, according to a new earthquake danger assessment by the U. S. Geological Survey.

Walk-in clinics for opioid addiction offer meds first, fast

The nation’s opioid addiction epidemic is driving new treatment strategies, including an approach that begins with rapid access to medicine that prevents withdrawal sickness.

Suspected neo-Nazi leader charged with violating gun ban

King County prosecutors have charged the suspected leader of Washington’s chapter of the neo-Nazi group Atomwaffen Division with unlawful possession of a firearm, in violation of a court order issued under the state’s red-flag law.

Inslee wants to tap reserve to address homelessness crisis

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said Wednesday he wants to spend more than $300 million from the state’s emergency budget reserve to add 2,100 shelter beds and provide other help to combat homelessness.

Van crashes into crowded store near Seattle, injuring 11

A van apparently being used as a getaway vehicle crashed into a crowded store near Seattle, injuring 11 people, including a 2-year-old child who was in critical condition, police said.

Washington sees more doctor visits due to flu

More cases of the flu have been reported by this point in the year than is usual in Washington state and around the country.

Tour bus driver dies after collision with school bus

A tour bus operator died Friday after the vehicle he was operating rear-ended a school bus that was disabled in the westbound lane of Road 5-Northwest.