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Missing hiker found at Mount Rainier park

TACOMA — A missing hiker from Missouri was reunited with her mother Tuesday, two days after falling down a steep slope at Mount Rainier National Park.

Feds find clues of gender bias at Microsoft

REDMOND — U.S. Labor Department investigators told Microsoft this year they had found preliminary evidence of gender-based discrimination at the company, according to court papers filed this week in a gender-discrimination lawsuit.

Humpback whale dies after stranding in West Seattle

SEATTLE — Hundreds of people flocked to the Fauntleroy ferry terminal in West Seattle on Sunday morning to watch the dramatic — and ultimately heartbreaking — attempt to save a juvenile humpback whale that became stranded just 20 feet from shore.

Whitworth chefs practice botany in Mars-like soil

SPOKANE — Inside the cafeteria of Whitworth University is a black indoor-growing tent full of tomatoes, basil, kale, peas, leeks and edible viola flowers. Lights and fans are trained on the plants, and a bag that absorbs carbon dioxide hangs from above.

Judge eases restrictions on Oregon defendants

A federal judge ruled on Friday that eight anti-government militants facing criminal charges in the armed takeover of an Oregon wildlife center can now communicate with each other ahead of a trial set for next month.

Man sentenced for Parkland hammer attack

As Pierce County Judge Ronald Culpepper sentenced Richard Blair to more than 41 years in prison Thursday, he said he didn’t think anyone bought Blair’s account of why he killed his roommate with more than 60 blows of a hammer and cuts to his body.

Barefoot Bandit’ soon to be released from prison

The former fugitive who became known to the world as the "Barefoot Bandit" is about to be released from prison and will take a part-time job with the Seattle attorney who represented him in court.

Yakima police say fatal shooting was justified

Yakima police are recommending that no criminal charges be filed against one of their officers who fatally shot a 50-year-old West Valley man during a domestic dispute call in June.