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State: We’re tackling issues in NTSB’s bridge-collapse report

State Transportation Secretary Lynn Peterson said steps already are being taken to correct what a federal panel Tuesday labeled “a series of deficiencies” that led to last year’s collapse of the Interstate 5 bridge over the Skagit River.

Residents concerned about Central American kids at JBLM

Confusion, questions and concerns — along with offers of support — have spread in the communities around Joint Base Lewis-McChord since word got out that the military installation could be used to house hundreds of children from Central America who have crossed the Mexican border unaccompanied into the United States.

Man using ‘blowtorch’ to kill spider started fire

SEATTLE — A man who used a can of spray paint and a lighter as a makeshift blowtorch to kill a spider in his laundry room started a blaze that caused $60,000 worth of damage, Seattle fire officials said Wednesday.

In Seattle, one service delivers legal pot illegally

SEATTLE — William “Jackrabbit” Large pulls his SUV onto the side of a downtown Seattle street, parking behind an Amazon Fresh delivery truck and carrying a product the online retailer doesn’t offer: marijuana.
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Inventor pushes solar panels for roads, highways

SPOKANE — The solar panels that Idaho inventor Scott Brusaw has built aren’t meant for rooftops. They are meant for roads, driveways, parking lots, bike trails and, eventually, highways.

Rep. Heck: Public needs answers on JBLM proposal

Rep. Denny Heck is urging the Department of Health and Human Services to meet with local government officials before moving forward with a proposal to shelter hundreds of young immigrant detainees at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
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Hundreds line up for legal pot sales

SEATTLE — Surrounded by thousands of packages of marijuana, Seattle’s top prosecutor sought some advice: Which one should he buy?

Fatal plane crash on golf course

FALL CITY — The King County sheriff’s office says the pilot has been killed in a small plane crash at Snoqualmie Falls Golf Course.
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Former Hanford worker loses appeal

RICHLAND — The state Court of Appeals has upheld a ruling that dismissed a lawsuit brought by former Hanford worker Walter Tamosaitis regarding his lay-off.