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Woman fined $768 for taking dog

An Okanogan County woman who says she rescued a junkyard dog from deplorable conditions in December must pay a $768 court fine and serve 100 hours at area animal shelters.

Former Wash. man mistakenly shot by LA deputies

LOS ANGELES — The panicky 911 caller said a man with a 10-inch butcher knife was threatening people. So when Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies saw a wounded, bloody man rush out of a West Hollywood apartment with someone on his heels, they opened fire.

Drone used to scout Skagit Valley elk herd

MOUNT VERNON — Looking out over the town of Hamilton in the upper Skagit River valley from a hillside on state Department of Natural Resources land, a team of federal unmanned aircraft operators and local researchers scouted for elk.

A fight to stop one man’s deportation

SEATTLE — People on Orcas Island are uniting around the sole operator of a small family-run sawmill there, saying his scheduled deportation to Mexico this month could force that business closed and harm the region’s economy.

Alligator found in back seat of car

OCEAN SHORES — Ocean Shores Police Department officers found a four-foot alligator in the back seat of a car in the 600 block of Ocean Shores Boulevard NW.

Mudslide survivor holding son describes terror

SEATTLE — The lights in Amanda Skorjanc’s home started to flicker and shake. When she looked outside, she saw a cascade of mud and debris crashing down the hillside and nearby houses “exploding” from its force.

Obama to see mudslide’s devastation firsthand

WASHINGTON — President Obama will fly to Washington state on April 22 to see the aftermath of the Snohomish County mudslide, exactly a month after one of the state’s worst natural disasters.

Bike share gearing up for Seattle

After weathering a sponsorship drought and the bankruptcy of a bicycle vendor, the new Puget Sound Bike Share should be ready to hit the streets by late summer, its director says.

Republican chairwoman stresses voter turnout

MOSES LAKE — Washington State Republican Party Chairwoman Susan Hutchison discussed the impact eastern Washington voters can have in elections at the Grant County Republicans Lincoln Day Dinner Friday.
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Idaho on notice over trapping of rare lynx

Three conservation groups plan to sue the state of Idaho over its trapping regulations, saying they don’t do enough to prevent incidental trapping of federally protected Canada lynx.

WSU wants own medical school

Washington State University officials want to launch the state’s second public medical school in Spokane.