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Spokane Tribal lands named ‘Promise Zone’

SPOKANE — The Spokane Tribe’s reservation, plus land it holds in trust in Airway Heights and Chewelah, was named one of nine Promise Zones, giving it the chance for more federal help to fight poverty and unemployment.

Mosier, Ore., moves to halt traffic on rail line

Officials in Mosier, Oregon, are objecting to Union Pacific’s decision to restart train traffic after a fiery oil-car derailment Friday prompted an evacuation and disrupted the town’s sewage and water systems.

West Nile virus found in Yakima County

YAKIMA — For the first time this year, mosquitoes in Yakima County have tested positive for West Nile virus, according to the state Department of Health.

Seattle mayor pushes for gunshot-locator system

Keisha Scott, the mother of 11-year-old twins, is considering pulling her sons out of South Shore PK-8 School on South Henderson Street because of the frequency of shootings in the school’s Rainier Beach neighborhood.

Don’t ‘lead with the price’

SEATTLE — Lawmakers have assured the state Supreme Court that next year they will make good on their promise to pay the full price of a basic education for the state’s one million schoolchildren.

Che Taylor’s family pushes change in police-shooting law

SEATTLE — The family of a man killed by Seattle police in February is calling for an investigation by the FBI and the U.S. Department of Justice, claiming new evidence supports their suspicions that the gun found in the car where Che Taylor was killed was planted by police.