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New York bans insurance coverage of ‘conversion therapy’

NEW YORK — New York state will bar health insurance coverage of therapy aimed at changing the sexual or gender orientation of young people, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Saturday, decrying the practice as “misguided” and “intolerant.”

Seattle expert: Brain damage is unusually severe in Zika cases

SEATTLE — The devastating birth defects linked to an outbreak of mosquito-borne Zika virus in Brazil may be even more severe than suspected, according to a Seattle Children’s hospital expert who’s spent decades studying and treating the condition known as microcephaly.

More than 3,100 pregnant Colombians have Zika virus

BOGOTA, Columbia — More than 3,100 pregnant Colombian women are infected with the mosquito-borne Zika virus, President Juan Manuel Santos said on Saturday, as the disease continues its rapid spread across the Americas.

Florist helps refugees’ dreams bloom

CHICAGO — The six refugee women stood in line holding short, round flower vases, waiting to stuff foam inside and pour water over the top before filling them with greens and blooms.

Movie theater evacuated after bomb threat

REDMOND — Police were called to a Redmond movie theater Friday night to investigate the credibility of a bomb threat, according to police.

Oregon officer killed while serving warrant

SEATTLE — A police officer was shot and killed on Friday in a small western Oregon city while trying to arrest a man who was wanted on an outstanding warrant, state police said on Saturday.

Burglary leads to eight arrests

BREWSTER — Investigation into a Jan. 16 burglary in Brewster led police to dozens of other crimes and the arrests of eight people, most of them juveniles.

East Wenatchee woman critical after crash

WENATCHEE — An East Wenatchee woman who drove through Walla Walla Point Park and crashed into a tree early Friday morning was in critical condition Friday afternoon at Central Washington Hospital.

Haggen auction delayed until Thursday

WENATCHEE — The auction to decide the fate of Wenatchee’s Haggen grocery — along with 32 other Haggen stores in Washington and Oregon — has been postponed until Thursday.

People & Places

Kristen Taylor, Senior vice president/investments for Stifel Financial Corp., qualified for the firm's 2015 Chairman’s Council, one of 128 of the firm's top-producing financial advisers.

I-90 closed to westbound traffic

SNOQUALMIE PASS — Interstate-90 closed to westbound traffic on Friday morning and will remain closed for several hours, due to a collision involving up to 10 vehicles, the Washington State Patrol reports.