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1 killed in triple shooting in Seattle’s busiest light rail station

One man was killed and two were wounded in a triple shooting Friday night at the Westlake light-rail station, according to Seattle police.

Alleged victim testifies in trial of Pullman police officer

COLFAX – The alleged victim in a sexual misconduct case involving a former Pullman Police Department officer testified Wednesday and occasionally fought back tears as she recounted what she could remember from the night the alleged crime occurred. The 20-year-old woman, who was an 18-year-old Washington State University student the night of the alleged incident, spoke in front of the jury at the trial of Dan Hargraves in Whitman County Superior Court.

Opioid settlement not big enough or tough enough, Washington attorney general says

Washington is not agreeing to the tentative settlement some other states have reached with Purdue Pharma over the company’s role in the opioid crisis.

Columbia River barge lock to return to service Sept. 30

Officials say barges carrying wheat, wood and other goods will remain at a standstill for the rest of the month while workers repair a critical navigation lock at the Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River.

Broken lock shuts down barge traffic on Columbia River system

One of two ways that Pacific Northwest farmers get their wheat to export in Portland has been shut down after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers stopped barge traffic on the Columbia River around the Bonneville Dam after a crack was found on a critical part of one of its massive locks.

Former Boeing official subpoenaed in 737 Max probe won’t turn over documents, citing Fifth Amendment protection

A former Boeing official who played a key role in the development of the 737 Max has refused to provide documents sought by federal prosecutors investigating two fatal crashes of the jetliner, citing his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Supporters of dividing Washington into two states make their pitch at Spokane Interstate Fair

Volunteers pitched the idea of dividing Washington politically along the Cascades among booths selling hot tubs, handmade crafts and wood stoves Friday afternoon, the first day of the Spokane Interstate Fair.

Man charged with kidnapping a Tri-Cities reporter for money. Police say he used a toy gun.

A 19-year-old man remains locked up on $500,000 bail one week after he allegedly went on a two-day violent crime spree in Kennewick.

Family fight in Pasco ends with 2 people shot

A Pasco man is in jail after two people were shot early Monday morning in his house.

Hanford nuclear site study considers waste options

A federal government study has analyzed options for treating waste at a decommissioned nuclear site in Washington state. The Tri-City Herald reported that the National Academies of Sciences issued the draft analysis concerning ways to treat radioactive material at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation near Richland. The report says vitrifying or glassifying the waste would be more expensive than other options including expanding the plant or finding supplemental treatments to provide additional capacity.

Washington woman missing after floating in Oregon river

Authorities in Oregon are searching for a Vancouver, Wash., woman who went missing while floating with friends on the Willamette River.

Franklin County man infected with West Nile virus. He’s the 1st in the state this year

A man in Franklin County is the first person in Washington state to be diagnosed with West Nile virus this year.

After years of preparation, work to empty Hanford leak-prone waste tanks is ready to restart

Hanford workers are expected to begin pumping radioactive waste from a leak-prone underground tank at Hanford for the first time in nearly two years.

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.