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Boeing shows off 777X wing center

EVERETT — Boeing has begun installing heavy equipment and robotic machines inside its gigantic new 777X composite wing center in this Seattle-area city, and the first engineers have moved into offices that overlook production.

Suspect in slayings led cops to bodies

EVERETT — Two bodies believed to be those of a missing Arlington couple have been found near Oso, the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office announced Tuesday.

Microsoft aids internet access projects

SEATTLE — Microsoft is lending a hand to a dozen companies working to spread affordable Internet access to underserved communities around the world.

Larch inmates rehabilitate endangered pond turtles

YACOLT — On May 17, the final day of their five-month stint at Larch Corrections Center, nine Western pond turtles lurked out of sight near the bottom of their tanks, just as wary of people as they were on day one.

Ivan the gorilla to be honored with sculpture

SEATTLE — A likeness of Ivan the gorilla is coming to Tacoma in the form of a life-size bronze sculpture. And his own ashes are added to each pour that will form the finished piece.

U.N. envoy launches $4 billion fund for schools in war zones

ISTANBUL — A crisis fund has been launched to raise $3.8 billion to help millions of children missing out on school because of war or natural disasters, U.N. special envoy Gordon Brown announced on Monday at the first ever World Humanitarian Summit.

Suquamish joins land buyback program

SUQUAMISH — The Suquamish Tribe’s Port Madison Reservation was recently one of more than 60 American Indian reservations added to an initiative to return millions of acres of reservation land to the control of tribes.

Michael Sam to speak at CWU

ELLENSBURG — Michael Sam, the first openly gay NFL player, will be a guest speaker at Central Washington University during the school’s annual Pride Week.

Branches chafing power line caused deadly Twisp fire

A state Department of Natural Resources investigation has concluded that tree branches chafing on a power line triggered the Aug. 19, 2015, fire near Twisp that claimed the lives of three U.S. Forest Service crew members.