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Seattle hiker rescued in Kittitas County

ELLENSBURG -- A Seattle man was rescued from in Kittitas County when he experienced a medical problem Sunday afternoon, sheriff’s officials say.

Progress reported on Klickitat County wildfire

GOLDENDALE — State and local firefighters are making progress on containing a brush fire in south central Klickitat County that’s scorched about 8,000 acres since Sunday afternoon.

Paratrooper found dead after training jump

OLYMPIA — The body of a U.S. special forces soldier who was missing since parachuting from a plane during a training exercise on Friday in Washington state has been found, authorities said on Saturday.

Seattle schools closed for third day by teachers’ strike

SEATTLE -- Seattle public schools remained closed for a third day on Friday due to a teachers’ strike that has idled 53,000 students and caused childcare headaches for working parents, with no word on whether stalled contract talks might resume over the weekend.

Parents scramble during Seattle teachers’ strike

SEATTLE — A two-day-old teachers’ strike in Seattle has parents scrambling to find babysitters or to ferry their children to and from extended daycare programs as the labor dispute unexpectedly lengthens summer vacation for 53,000 students.

Oregon judge says freedoms violated

PORTLAND, Ore. — An Oregon judge, who is under an ethics investigation for refusing to perform gay marriages and over complaints including hanging a painting of Adolf Hitler in the courthouse, denies any wrongdoing, the judge’s spokesman said on Thursday.

Charter school students face uncertain future

SPOKANE — Charter schools in Spokane had a normal school day Tuesday despite a landmark Washington Supreme Court ruling Friday that the publicly funded, privately run schools are unconstitutional.

Former Oregon police chief investigated

PORTLAND, Ore. — The former police chief of a small town in Oregon is being investigated by the state over allegations from his own officers that he made racist remarks, including comparing African-Americans to monkeys, authorities said on Wednesday.

Disastrous’: Low snow, heat eat away at Northwest glaciers

SEATTLE — In more than three decades of field work, Mauri Pelto has taken the measure of Washington’s glaciers during seasons of record-breaking snow and years that broke skiers’ hearts. But he’s never seen anything like this summer.

Green River killer moved to Colorado prison to end isolation

Gary Ridgway, the notorious Green River killer who confessed to murdering 49 women, will have more freedom and social contacts at a federal prison in Colorado where he has been sent by Washington’s Department of Corrections officials.

Hospital detentions of mentally ill increasing

OLYMPIA — More than a year ago, a state Supreme Court ruling spurred a full-court press by state government to find space for patients with mental illness. Detentions outside the psychiatric units intended to treat those patients became more rare.

Officer won’t face charges over shooting deaths

SEATTLE — A state police officer will not face criminal charges after shooting two unarmed black men suspected of trying to steal beer from a supermarket, a prosecutor’s office said on Wednesday.