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West Coast port operations resume after partial shutdown

LOS ANGELES — U.S. West Coast port operations resumed in full on Monday after shipping companies halted loading and unloading of freighters for the weekend, citing chronic cargo backups that shippers and dockworkers have blamed on each other during months of labor tensions.

Comment sought on Clean Fuel Program

OLYMPIA — The Washington State Department of Ecology is inviting the public to comment on a potential clean fuel standard aimed at reducing carbon pollution and adopting cleaner fuels in the state.

House to address disparities in pot laws

OLYMPIA — A House panel rolled 18 different proposals to change Washington’s marijuana laws into a single wide-ranging bill Monday, hoping to address at least some problems with the state’s medical and recreational pot systems.

Lawmakers consider statewide ridesharing rules

SEATTLE — Lawmakers in Washington state considered legislation on Monday to regulate smartphone-enabled car services like Uber and Lyft, possibly overriding rules imposed in Seattle last year to manage how the companies compete with traditional taxis.

Graduation rates up, below goal

State calculations show 77.2 percent of the class of 2014 graduated from high school in four years, an improvement of 1.2 percentage points from the 2013 class.

Whale carcass washes up under ferry dock

SEATTLE — A dead gray whale floated underneath a busy commuter ferry terminal in downtown Seattle, sending a putrid odor onto the dock on Thursday and diverting some passenger ferries to another slip before it was moved to a nearby pier, an official said.

Convict charged in ‘Gypsy Hill’ killings

PORTLAND, Ore. — Nearly four decades after a handful of young women were brutally raped and killed in the San Francisco Bay Area in crimes dubbed the “Gypsy Hill Murders,” police have charged an Oregon prison inmate with two of the deaths, authorities said on Thursday.

Senator seeks to toughen drunken driving laws

SEATTLE — A Washington state lawmaker is seeking to strengthen drunken driving laws that are among the nation’s most lenient with a proposal to deem as a felony a fourth conviction within a decade for driving under the influence of alcohol.