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Yakima woman dies after crash

SEATTLE — A Yakima woman died Thursday night following injuries suffered in a car car crash earlier this week, the Washington State Patrol reported Friday.

Jaya, Point Defiance tiger, critically ill

TACOMA — Jaya, one of the first Sumatran tigers to come to Tacoma, is critically ill, Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium has announced. The zoo put Jaya under anesthesia last week after she showed signs of illness. When she stopped eating, the zoo found the bacterial infection.

In Seattle, school water tested for lead at least every 3 years

SEATTLE — The state Board of Health's requirements that schools test their drinking water for lead won't go into effect until 2017 because of budget shortfalls. Still, many school districts already conduct some form of water-quality testing.

Seattle tunnel digging to snarl ferry traffic

SEATTLE — Washington State Ferries is warning customers that driving to and from Colman Dock during a two-week Alaskan Way Viaduct closure could prove difficult.

Garfield High’s choir teacher to get her job back

After a nine-month ordeal during which she lost her job as Garfield High's choir teacher, students protested her termination and she fought her dismissal in court, Carol Burton plans to be back at Garfield at 7 a.m. Monday.

Some Vancouver councilors would refuse salary hike

VANCOUVER — Several Vancouver city councilors on Monday said they would either decline the hefty pay recently allotted by the city Salary Review Commission or donate the extra pay to charity.

A cure for SIDS? Seattle Children’s doctor to test his theory

SEATTLE — The heartbreak of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is being turned into hope, as parents who have lost babies to the medical mystery are helping to fund a new research study to be launched by a Seattle doctor who hopes he is close to a cure.

Michele Anderson sentenced to life for killing 6 in her family

Judge Jeffrey Ramsdell refused to waste time addressing Michele Anderson when he sentenced her Thursday to six consecutive life terms for joining with her boyfriend to fatally shoot six members of her family during a Christmas Eve gathering eight years ago in Carnation.

Experts launch largest-ever autism research study in US

SEATTLE — Autism experts at the University of Washington are bracing for a flood of interest starting Thursday as they help launch the nation’s largest-ever autism research study, which will seek DNA and other information from 50,000 U.S. families.

Brain scans show full horror of Zika defects, Seattle expert says

Zika virus infections are causing birth defects so severe that the babies’ brains shrink and their skulls collapse inside the womb, according to a Seattle expert who is monitoring the epidemic sweeping across Latin America and the Caribbean — and approaching the U.S. mainland.

Fish talks break down between state, tribes

State and tribal fishery officials are again at an impasse over efforts to develop a joint plan for Puget Sound salmon fisheries, and it is uncertain when — or even if — a new season might open this year for sport anglers and nontribal, commercial fishermen.