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Students not getting degrees to land jobs

Only about 31 percent of the high-school class of 2006 had earned a postsecondary credential, including a college degree, by 2013 — a significant mismatch with the types of jobs being created in Washington and the level of education needed to get them, according to a new study by the Washington Roundtable.

Clown hysteria makes its way to Inland Northwest

At about 7 p.m. Sunday, 14-year-old Brooklyn Bergquist claims she was chased by a young man wearing a light-up clown mask while she was walking home near East 44th Avenue and South Bowdish Road in Spokane Valley. She ran to a friend’s house and called her mom.

USS Nimitz heads out for trials at sea

BREMERTON — The USS Nimitz got underway Wednesday after 20 months of maintenance, upgrades and training at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard.

UW prof wins Nobel in physics

A University of Washington professor is among three scientists awarded the Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday for work that could result in improved materials for electronics or quantum computers.

Mini horse rides to the rescue

BREMERTON — Virginia Abdalla’s face lit up the moment he trotted into her hospital room at Harrison Medical Center in Bremerton.

Crew rescues 4 after crash off Lopez Island

The crew of a nearby vessel rescued four people after a Kenmore Air seaplane crashed in 9 feet of water Friday morning off the south end of Lopez Island in the San Juans.

Gunshots strike home near vigil for father

FEDERAL WAY —Gunshots struck a home Thursday night near a family vigil for the 33-year-old Federal Way man who was found shot to death in his car on Monday, according to police.

Protest shuts down BNSF tracks

SPOKANE — Three people were arrested Thursday evening in a protest against oil and coal trains that shut down the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad tracks near Trent Avenue and Napa Street.

DOE defends its program to protect Hanford workers

The Department of Energy questions whether reports of suspicious smells and symptoms reported by workers at the Hanford tank farms are evidence that they are not protected from chemical vapors.

Yakima to consider offering bus tickets to homeless

YAKIMA — The Yakima City Council is reviewing options to address the homeless problem in Yakima, including a program offering bus tickets to homeless individuals who have family or friends willing to take them in.