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Agency to study price of retiring coal plants

The agency that regulates Washington utilities is exploring how much it would cost to close two coal plants in Colstrip, Mont., that supply electricity to Puget Sound Energy.

State to appeal order to pay inmates’ lawyers $1.3 million

SEATTLE -- State health officials will appeal a federal judge’s order that they pay $1.3 million in litigation costs and fees to lawyers of inmates who sued the state over the time they spent in jail without mental competency exams and services.

Police release footage, seek tips in shooting of woman

SEATTLE — Seattle police officers released surveillance footage Monday that they believe shows a June shooting that seriously injured a 19-year-old pregnant woman in Seattle’s Dunlap neighborhood.

Woman kills husband, infant son; wounds self

SEATTLE — A woman who said she shot dead her husband and infant son and then wounded herself is likely to be charged with first-degree murder, police said on Monday.

Lacey Fire helps fight 6-acre blaze near Yelm

OLYMPIA — A brush fire scorched about 6 acres in the Yelm area Saturday, according to Lacey Fire District 3, one of several fire districts that responded to the blaze.

Two killed in drive-by shooting on I-5

Two men in their 20s were killed in a drive-by shooting early Saturday on Interstate 5 in Mount Vernon, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Schools to split more than $800K

YAKIMA — Three higher education institutions will receive more than $800,000 combined through a federal initiative to expand student support services, the U.S. Department of Education announced Friday.

State Supreme Court: Farm workers must be paid for rest breaks

OLYMPIA — Piece-rate farm workers must be paid separately for rest breaks, the state Supreme Court said in a ruling issued this morning that is expected to drastically change the way Central Washington’s fruit growers pay employees.

Delta flight forced to make emergency landing

SEATTLE — A Delta Air Lines Inc plane flying from Alaska to Atlanta made an emergency landing at Seattle’s main airport early Thursday after what an airport spokesman said was an engine fire.

Starbucks to open stores in low to mid-income areas

SEATTLE — Starbucks said Thursday it’s opening stores in 15 poor and middle-class inner city locations across the U.S., including one in Ferguson, Mo., as part of its bid to integrate more disadvantaged youths into the workforce.

Recent cooler weather helps firefighters at Paradise Fire

ABERDEEN -- Moist air and much-need rain and cool temperatures have kept the Paradise Fire at bay in the Olympic National Park for the last several days, but fire managers are watchful as temperatures are predicted to warm up and humidity is expected to abate in the coming days.

State could close some rivers to fishing

YAKIMA — Never in Washington history have rivers been closed to fishing as a direct response to drought-related low flow levels and warm water. But that day appears to be coming.