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Policy reversal shouldn’t affect Washington rules

Federal maneuvers proposed by the Trump administration won't affect the rights of transgender students in public schools here, according to Nathan Olson, spokesman for the state Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Tribes bury remains of ancient ancestor known as Kennewick Man

SEATTLE — In the high desert of the Columbia Plateau, more than 200 people gathered early Saturday to lay the Ancient One to rest, returning his 9,000-year-old remains to an undisclosed location not far from the Columbia River.

Swedish CEO resigns in wake of Seattle Times piece

SEATTLE — Swedish Health Services CEO Tony Armada has resigned from his position, hospital officials said Tuesday, less than two weeks after a Seattle Times investigation exposed the turmoil and troubles inside Swedish’s acclaimed neurosurgery institute.

Senate considers outside oversight of prisons

OLYMPIA — Washington could save millions on lawsuits like the claim for the slaying of teenager in a north Spokane tattoo parlor if it would spend money on an outside office to oversee the Department of Corrections, a Senate committee was told Monday.

Delays, closures over Snoqualmie Pass this week

SNOQUALMIE PASS — Motorists will experience long delays and temporary closures on Interstate 90 over Snoqualmie Pass this week while crews install lane markers and reflectors to improve nighttime visibility.

Large crowd at Yakima meetings show fear of deportation

YAKIMA — Although Elizabeth helped organize an event on Sunday that drew more than 200 people concerned about President Donald Trump’s efforts to remove undocumented people from the United States, she asked that her last name not be used in a news story.

Judge says charter school law can stand

SEATTLE — A King County Superior Court judge ruled Friday that the state’s newest charter school law — approved by the Legislature last year — does not violate the state constitution.

Mumps spreads in Grant County

MOSES LAKE — There are currently nine confirmed cases of mumps in Grant County, with another 11 under investigation, according to the Grant County Health District.