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Ice machine, sinks linked to Legionnaires’ cases

SEATTLE — The bacteria that cause Legionnaires’ disease have been detected in part of the water supply at the University of Washington Medical Center, where officials said a second person linked to an outbreak has died.

State adopts rule to limit carbon emissions

The state Department of Ecology adopted a rule Thursday it says will help address climate change by limiting and reducing carbon emissions from the largest industrial sources.

You asked, we answered: McCleary decision and school funding

SEATTLE — During last week’s Supreme Court hearing in the long-running McCleary school-funding case, we asked readers to send questions they had about the decision or public-school funding. We’ve posted a few of those questions, and the answers, here.

ESD 105 awarded grant to combat substance abuse

YAKIMA — The state granted Educational Service District 105 a $110,000 award to promote healthier lifestyle choices among teens, including the risks of substance abuse.

How U.S. News ranks state schools

The University of Washington is ranked 54th in U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 list of the best national universities and 16th among public national universities, according to figures released Tuesday.

Fitness coach: For better life, learn and grow

SEATTLE — Mark Bryant is a popular fitness instructor and powerlifting champion who lives and works in Seattle’s Columbia City neighborhood. He’s gotten media attention over the years for his work with seniors, but the other day he wanted to talk about the obstacles he’s overcome on the way to success.

Prosecutors claim conspiracy by militants in standoff

PORTLAND — Anti-government militants who invaded a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon conspired to intimidate government workers and steal property in a heavily armed protest that is not protected by the U.S. Constitution, prosecutors said on Tuesday.

Missed rule change leads to audit finding for Potato Commission

MOSES LAKE — The Washington Potato Commission didn’t know about new guidelines for reporting pension funds, and as a result made mistakes on its pension fund reporting, according to an audit report from the Washington State Auditor’s Office.

More schools adopt new way to handle student misbehavior

SEATTLE —School leaders around the country acknowledge they need better ways to handle student defiance and other misbehavior that typically result in home suspension because that punishment does nothing to teach kids — either academically or socially.

Makeup company Julep to pay $3M to settle in ‘deceptive’ marketing case

OLYMPIA — The Washington State Attorney General’s office says Julep Beauty and CEO Jane Park will pay $3 million for using “deceptive” marketing practices to get consumers to sign up for subscription boxes of makeup and for making it difficult to cancel their subscriptions.

Gonzaga reacts to wave of criticism

SPOKANE — Hundreds of comments were left on Gonzaga University’s Facebook page over the weekend by people dismayed by the hiring of fired University of Missouri professor Melissa Click.