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Hiker still missing

SNOQUALMIE PASS — As the search resumed this morning for a hiker missing near Snoqualmie Pass, the King County sheriff’s office says searchers are concerned the 21-year-old Seattle woman has been outside for three nights.

Judge denies order for mentally ill in jails

SEATTLE — A federal judge said Wednesday she has serious constitutional concerns about the way the state handles mentally ill people waiting in jails for competency evaluations and treatment, but she denied a temporary restraining order, saying she needs more information before making changes to Washington’s mental health system.

FBI: Kidnapping suspect sailed to Hawaii

HONOLULU — A Seattle man charged with the international kidnapping of his 9-year-old son could have sailed with the boy to Hawaii or other Pacific islands, the FBI said Wednesday.

Class size measure may add to woes

Education advocates in Washington state are pushing a measure limiting class sizes, but opponents say the initiative on the November ballot could make a bad budget situation worse as lawmakers scramble to pay for court-ordered reforms.

Pentagon review cites Madigan shortcomings

Madigan Army Medical Center is falling short of several national medical standards for patient safety and must take steps to improve on those measures, according to a Pentagon review of the nation’s military health system released Wednesday.

Group sues UW regents

An animal-rights group has filed a lawsuit against the University of Washington’s governing board, claiming it broke the state’s open-meetings law before approving construction of a $123 million animal-research laboratory building.

Seattle police accused of wasting $1M on overtime

SEATTLE — A Seattle police oversight office says the department wasted more than $1 million on loosely controlled overtime last year as officers trained to comply with a Justice Department agreement to curb excessive force.

DOE given more time to pump Hanford

RICHLAND —The state of Washington has agreed to give the Department of Energy 18 more months to start emptying radioactive waste from a Hanford double-shell tank with a leak between its shells.

What would 15 percent cut mean for state colleges?

Double-digit tuition increases. Class cuts that would make it harder to finish a degree in four years. Enrollment cutbacks that would make it more difficult to get admitted to a state university.

How well do you know Washington?

Everyone from wizened Washington historians to newcomers still trying to figure out how to pronounce Puyallup will find something to like about “Simply Washington,” a 53-page online booklet filled with snippets of state history, culture, industry, people and politics.

Study: Emissions not cause of Pacific warming

A well-documented rise in temperatures along the U.S. West Coast during the past century is almost entirely the result of natural forces - not human emissions of greenhouse gases, according to a major new study released Monday.

Marijuana money boosts state’s budget by $25 million

OLYMPIA — Washington tax coffers could get a $25 million boost by next July and nearly $200 million by mid-2017 from legal marijuana, state economists estimate. But much of that money is spoken for and won’t help the general fund.

Didier takes Newhouse campaign to court

Congressional candidate Clint Didier has filed a complaint in federal court seeking to stop a volunteer for his opponent’s campaign from “using state resources” in the campaign.