HOOD RIVER, Ore. — Divers planned to search Monday for a man who is presumed dead at Punch Bowl Falls. The Hood River County Sheriff’s Office says four men jumped from the falls around 5 p.m. Sunday and only two got out on their own. Names of the men were not released.
MOUNT VERNON, Wash. — As many as 150 police cruisers participated Sunday in a motorcade honoring a Washington State Patrol trooper killed in a motorcycle crash last week.
Teen-age girl killed in Lake Stevens drive-by shooting SEATTLE — A girl killed in a drive-by shooting in Lake Stevens was a freshman at Seattle’s Bishop Blanchet high school. The president of the private Catholic school, Antonio DeSapio, issued a statement Sunday confirming that the victim was Molly Conley, 15, of Seattle. He called it a “a terrible act of random violence.”
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REPUBLIC, Wash. (AP) — Former Alaska governor and Republican firebrand Sarah Palin had a gift and a message for the 26 graduates at a small-town commencement in northeastern Washington this weekend.
SEATTLE (AP) — Federal authorities are seeking fines of more than $2.7 million against Seattle-based American Seafoods, saying the company underreported its catch by doctoring the scales on its vessels.
OLYMPIA — Liquor sales in Washington have increased in the year since booze hit the shelves of grocery, drug and big box stores, resulting in more revenue for the state. Sales now average 2.7 million liters a month, compared with 2.5 million when liquor was sold only at state-run stores, The Olympian reported on Friday. June 1 marks the anniversary of the change that led to 1,400 retailers selling liquor instead of just 329 state-run or contract stores. In March, prices were 7 percent higher than a year ago, according to the Washington State Department of Revenue.
PORTLAND — An American Muslim who says he was beaten with batons by prison interrogators while held in solitary confinement overseas for more than three months has sued the FBI and State Department, claiming the torture was done at their behest.
OLYMPIA — A House committee on Wednesday passed a measure making changes to the state’s estate tax for married couples in response to a state Supreme Court ruling that could cost the state $160 million over the next two years.
OLYMPIA — DuPont’s fire chief will leave the job at the end of this week as the city awaits a final audit report related to its employment practices, officials said Wednesday.
PORTLAND — Florentin Salazar picks strawberries, a cowboy hat shielding his eyes from the late afternoon sun.
The wide-ranging jobs plan Gov. Jay Inslee pitched while running for governor is still a work in progress, but some of his ideas are taking shape at a state agency he dubbed “dysfunctional” on the campaign trail.
SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Police Department is admitting it broke public records laws in Washington state when it withheld from The Seattle Times an internal memo about its response to riotous May Day demonstrations in 2012.
GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Conservation groups and cattle ranchers have agreed to a landmark settlement in a lawsuit that, for the past year and a half, has kept the state of Oregon from killing wolves that prey on livestock.
The federal government has said it will chip in at least $1 million.
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