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Doctors warn of danger of falls from windows

SEATTLE — Four young children have been treated at Harborview Medical Center in the past month after falling from windows, prompting health officials to warn parents about the under-recognized danger.

Marina struggles with sea lions

Ports and marinas across the West Coast are struggling with an increasing sea lion population, and the Westport Marina is no different, officials said.

School board to discuss homeless camp possiblity

ABERDEEN — After Amazing Grace Lutheran Church announced it would house homeless campers in its parking lot last week, the Aberdeen School District is wondering how the process will work given the church’s close proximity to Aberdeen High School.

Spokane airports have $791M impact yearly

Spokane International Airport, along with the Airport Business Park and Felts Field, generates $791 million in direct economic impact a year, according to a new analysis commissioned by Spokane International Airport.

Waterside memorial honors those lost at sea

OLYMPIA — About 100 people, including veterans young and old, paid their respects Sunday as part of a waterside memorial to remember those men and women lost at sea — during combat or in times of peace.

Improved LIGO could detect gravitational wave

RICHLAND — A century after Albert Einstein predicted the existence of ripples through space and time, the first such gravitational wave could be detected at a scientific complex in the shrub steppe north of Richland.

Bear takes recess in Seattle school yard

SEATTLE — A black bear wandered onto the edge of the playground at a Seattle-area elementary school on Thursday morning, where officials readying children for outdoor gym class promptly canceled the activities, officials said.

Spokane teachers approve Wednesday walkout

SPOKANE —Spokane Public Schools teachers and staff voted Wednesday to have a one-day walkout on May 27 to protest a lack of state funding for schools.

Order could ease tensions at guarded gold mine

PORTLAND, Ore. — Armed activists brought in to guard an Oregon gold mine amid a bitter land dispute with the U.S. government are leaving the property after a judge ruled that a federal agency has to keep out until the matter is resolved, officials said on Thursday.

Teacher strikes OK with student

OLYMPIA — A rare special session hearing on a bill to penalize teachers for one-day strikes featured a walkout by Democrats, questions of legal authority and denunciations of the education unions by conservative think tanks.

Crews bracing for wildfire season

PORTLAND — Washington and Oregon could be in for a longer, more intense fire season this year than usual, regional fire officials said Tuesday.

Would-be pot shop owners sue city

SUNNYSIDE — A married couple who want to open a marijuana retail shop in Sunnyside is suing in response to the city’s decision last month to ban recreational pot businesses.