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Olympia mother arrested; 3 children suffer wounds to neck

Police say an Olympia mother has been arrested after her three young children suffered severe knife wounds to their necks. Olympia Police Lt. Jim Costa said officers responded to the home after 1 a.m. Sunday. Both parents were home at the time, and the children — a 2 year-old and ...

Navy wants to increase use of sonar-emitting buoys

The U.S. Navy is seeking permits to expand sonar and other training exercises off the Pacific Coast, a proposal raising concerns from animal advocates who say that more sonar-emitting buoys would harm whales and other creatures that live in the water. The Navy wants to deploy up to 720 sonobuoys ...

Fee on Gorge events proposed to pay for emergency services

A measure introduced in Olympia would allow up to $1 per person to be collected on events at The Gorge Amphitheater to pay for emergency services. House Bill 1009 is sponsored by Rep. Matt Manweller, a Republican from Ellensburg. The admissions surcharge would go to help public hospitals and fire ...

In this photo provided by NOAA Fisheries, a necropsy team on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 measures a gray whale found dead beneath a dock on the Seattle waterfront earlier in the week. The necropsy was conducted by members of NOAA Fisheries' Marine Mammal Stranding Network. Biologists said the cetacean was struck by propeller of large vessel. Biologists are not sure why the whale entered Puget Sound, since most gray whales have already migrated south along the outer Washington Coast. (AP Photo/NOAA Fisheries, Paul B. Hillman)

Dead whale found at Seattle dock struck by ship propeller

A 32-foot gray whale that turned up dead under the Washington state ferry terminal in downtown Seattle died earlier this week because it was struck by the propeller of a large vessel, according to the initial results of a necropsy completed Saturday. The necropsy found large, deep gashes on the ...

Elon Musk's SpaceX drops lawsuit against Air Force

A spacecraft company run by billionaire Elon Musk has dropped a lawsuit alleging the U.S. Air Force improperly awarded a contract to launch military satellites to a joint venture between Boeing and Lockheed Martin. Musk's SpaceX filed the lawsuit in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims in April after Boeing ...

Third strain of avian flu found in wild duck

State agricultural officials say a new third strain of avian flu has been found in a wild duck in Whatcom County. Agriculture Department spokesman Hector Castro says the new H5N1 strain was confirmed in a green-winged teal killed by a hunter near Sumas. The Bellingham Herald reports that (http://is.gd/JCB1MH ) ...

Man accused of assaulting girlfriend's daughter

A 26-year-old Tacoma-area man charged with raping and assaulting his girlfriend's 1-year-old daughter is being held on $1 million bail. Thomas Babler pleaded not guilty to child rape and assault when he was arraigned Friday in Pierce County Superior Court. The News-Tribune says (http://goo.gl/Nn4Bi4) Babler is a former soldier. He ...

Soldier accused in fatal stabbing appears in military court

A 24-year-old Washington-based soldier accused of fatally stabbing a fellow soldier after a verbal confrontation in 2013 appeared in military court Friday. Pvt. Jeremiah Hill was at Joint Base Lewis-McChord for his first preliminary hearing in a court-martial that could send him to prison for life. Hill is accused of ...

Washington health exchange going to the mail this weekend

People without health insurance may find something more than new shoes or clothing at their local shopping mall this weekend. State health officials are running sign-up events for health insurance at malls across Washington. The health exchange is hoping the events will remind people they have until Feb. 15 to ...

Chelan, Wash., teen fatally injured in skiing accident

The Chelan County sheriff says a 17-year-old boy has been fatally injured in a skiing accident at the Mission Ridge ski area. Sheriff Brian Burnett said the Chelan teen was skiing Friday with a friend when the friend saw him lose control, leave a ski run and plunge down an ...

Man pleads guilty in mother's fatal stabbing

A 44-year-old man who says he was off his medications and under the influence of alcohol has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in his mother's stabbing death in November 2012. Court records show 69-year-old Margaret Ryan was stabbed 18 times in the neck. The Seattle Times reports (http://is.gd/QGck5I ) that ...

FILE - In this Monday, April 7, 2014, file photo, aluminum bottles of Bud Light beer are on display at Alcoa headquarters in Pittsburgh. Anheuser-Busch says it is buying Seattle-based craft brewer Elysian Brewing Co. for an undisclosed sum, according to reports, Friday, Jan. 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Gene Puskar, File)

Anheuser-Busch buying craft beer maker Elysian Brewing

Anheuser-Busch is buying Seattle's Elysian Brewing Co., further expanding its collection of craft brewers as it tries to offset sagging sales of its flagship beers. The financial terms of the deal announced Friday were not disclosed. Anheuser-Busch is the U.S. arm of Anheuser-Busch InBev SA, a Belgian company that is ...

Amazon to start collecting sales tax in Illinois

Amazon will start collecting sales tax from Illinois consumers next month to comply with a new state law, the company said. The Seattle-based e-commerce giant will be required to collect the 6.25 percent tax starting Feb. 1, Amazon spokesman Ty Rogers said Friday. "Amazon offers the best prices with or ...

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Pot-related poison control calls up in Washington, Colorado

Marijuana-related calls to poison control centers in Washington and Colorado have spiked since the states began allowing legal sales last year, with an especially troubling increase in calls concerning young children. But it's not clear how much of the increase might be related to more people using marijuana, as opposed ...

Some megaload protesters report contact from FBI

Activists who oppose the transport of giant oil-field equipment through parts of Idaho and Washington say they have been contacted by FBI agents. Helen Yost of Moscow, Idaho, said she recently received a text message that unsettled her. "I need to speak with you," the December message said. "Please give ...

Plans advance for $363M Everett waterfront development

The Everett City Council has approved a development agreement that will allow work to proceed on the Port of Everett's $363 million project called Waterfront Place Central. Plans call for a mixed-used development on the 65-acre former Everett Shipyard site. The Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce reports (http://bit.ly/1xKhBu6) it includes ...

Chehalis Tribe expanding Lucky Eagle Casino

The Chehalis Tribe plans a $40 million expansion of its Lucky Eagle Casino at Rochester, about 20 miles south of Olympia. The tribe says the expansion will include a new sports bar and grill, increased meeting and entertainment space and a new parking garage. The Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/1xKgtqk) the casino ...

Navy decommissioning another frigate at Everett

The Navy is holding a decommissioning ceremony Friday at Naval Station Everett for the frigate Rodney Davis. It returned from its final deployment last month, after 28 years of service. The Navy plans to sell it to a foreign military. The Navy also recently decommissioned another Everett-based frigate, the Ingraham, ...

Washington inmate sentenced in Portland for tax fraud

Melvin Johnson is serving a triple life term at the Washington State Penitentiary, but if he somehow wins early release he'll face another three years in prison. The 45-year-old was sentenced Thursday in federal court in Portland for a scheme that brought in about $174,000 by filing fraudulent tax returns ...

National Opera to feature 'Cinderella' at DC ballpark in May

The Washington National Opera plans to feature the romantic comedy "Cinderella" this year in its annual simulcast of a production that will be shown in Nationals Park. The opera company announced Thursday that it will present Rossini's "Cinderella" at the ballpark on May 16. The opera will be performed in ...

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