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Animal lovers gather to remember abused dog

For the dog lovers who gathered at Thurston County Animal Services on Saturday morning, the crimes committed against Diamond, a pit bull, were unspeakable.

Court gets funds to expand services

OLYMPIA — The Olympia Community Court will expand its services — and potentially reduce local nuisance crimes — after receiving one of 10 grants from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance.

Panel of judges hears oral arguments in three cases

A panel of judges from the Washington State Court of Appeals, Division II, visited Vancouver on Friday to hear oral arguments in three cases, including one in which a Portland man was sentenced to 30 years in prison for beating and raping a former girlfriend.

Discovery of cars sheds no light on missing pair

OSO — Police who found a Land Rover and Jeep belonging to a missing Washington state married couple in a remote wooded area earlier this week say a search of the two vehicles turned up no evidence leading to their whereabouts.

Inslee visits temple in wake of vandalism

SPOKANE — In a show of solidarity with Sikhs in the Inland Northwest, Governor Jay Inslee traveled to Spokane on Wednesday to celebrate vaisakhi, the holiest Sikh festival.

Man driving with suspended license hits 6 boys

SEATTLE — A 19-year-old man is in custody after he lost control of his pickup and injured six middle school boys in a crash in Maple Valley, Thursday morning, said King County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Cindi West.

Zika test backlog leaves many Washington residents anxious

SEATTLE — When Stephanie Billmayer flew back to Seattle from Brazil on March 1, the first thing she did was schedule a test for the Zika virus. Eight weeks pregnant, the English teacher wanted only to know her unborn baby was safe from the devastating epidemic exploding across Latin America and the Caribbean.

U.S. bans most Pacific sardine fishing after population crash

PORTLAND, Ore. — Federal fishery managers have banned nearly all sardine fishing off the U.S. West Coast for the second straight year in a move hailed by conservation groups as key to protecting decimated California sea lion herds.

Air agency: Shell refinery emissions sickened many

ANACORTES — Harmful emissions from the Shell Puget Sound Refinery in February 2015 could have been avoided had the refinery followed protocols, the Northwest Clean Air Agency announced Tuesday.

Suspect arrested after body parts in recycling bin ID’d

SEATTLE — Seattle police arrested a 37-year-old man Monday after three body parts found Saturday in a homeowner’s recycling bin in the Central District were tentatively identified as those of a Renton mother of three reported missing after going on a date.