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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.

Tribal leaders criticize land-buyback program

HELENA, Mont. — Tribal leaders from Montana, Oklahoma, Oregon and Washington state told a congressional panel Thursday that they feel shut out of decisions being made in a $1.9 billion land-buyback program managed by the U.S. Department of Interior.
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3 Medal of Honor recipients added to Olympia monument

TACOMA — Three Afghanistan veterans whose battlefield bravery earned them the nation’s highest military honor received new recognition Wednesday when their names were unveiled on the state Capitol’s Medal of Honor monument.