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Swedish study: Mammograms beneficial in women 75 and up

When a mammogram detects breast cancer in a woman age 75 or older, it’s more likely to be early stage disease that can be treated less aggressively, according to a study of thousands of patients in a Seattle cancer registry.

Low turnout expected for Washington primary

SPOKANE — With no statewide contests on the ballot only about 40 percent of Washington’s registered voters are expected to cast ballots in Washington’s primary election.

Otter attacks swimmers in Washington river

MACHIAS — A river otter attacked an 8-year-old boy and his grandmother as they were swimming in the Pilchuck River at a park in the Snohomish County town of Machias.

Kent woman accused of aiding terrorists released

A Somali woman accused of raising money for the terrorist group al-Shabab was released from custody, pending a trial in Virginia, after more than 100 community members packed a Seattle federal courtroom this week in her support.

DOE: Let contamination dissipate

The Department of Energy proposes to leave some groundwater contamination near the Columbia River at F Reactor to dissipate over 35 to 150 years.

Inslee seeks support for more fire money

OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee and Lands Commissioner Peter Goldmark are asking Washington state’s congressional delegation for their support in seeking additional money that could be used for fighting wildfires.

Rescued flagpole painter plans to return to work

YAKIMA — Seventy-three-year-old Warren Hinrichs plans to return to work painting flagpoles despite passing out and having to be rescued from the pole atop the federal Courthouse in downtown Yakima.

Crops faring well in heat

Farmers and industry officials are predicting high-quality fruit coming off vines and trees in the coming weeks and months in the Mid-Columbia region, with only some minor issues caused by repeated days of 100-plus degree temperatures.

Doctor suspected of promoting prostitution

SEATTLE — A Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) investigation into an anesthesiologist who was making large cash bank deposits has turned up an international prostitution ring involving the doctor and his girlfriend, according to federal court documents.

Senators seek uniform U.S. guidelines on recreational pot

SEATTLE — Spurred by the recent Interior Department decision to block the use of federal irrigation water to cultivate marijuana, the four U.S. senators from Washington and Colorado want the White House to direct federal agencies to adopt uniform guidelines impacting recreational pot.
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Derailment intensifies concerns over oil transport through state

A train carrying nearly 100 cars of crude oil went off the track under the Magnolia Bridge in Seattle early Thursday. Nobody was hurt, no oil leaked and there was no threat to the public when five of the train’s 102 cars went off the track about 2 a.m., said BNSF Railway spokesman Gus Melonas.

Northwest has few children from border surge

PORTLAND, Ore. — Federal officials say a relatively small number of the unaccompanied immigrant children who have been flooding into the United States from Central America have been sent to Oregon, Washington state and Idaho over the past six months.

Oil train derails in rail yard; no spill

SEATTLE — Three tanker cars in an oil train from North Dakota derailed at a rail yard in Seattle early Thursday, but Burlington Northern Santa Fe says none of the oil spilled.