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COLORADO SPRINGS — A 22-year-old gunman opened fire at an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs on Saturday night, killing five people and injuring 18 others before he was stopped by “heroic” patrons at Club Q.

SEATTLE — A 15-year-old boy was charged Tuesday in connection with three armed robberies committed in under an hour last week at South King County gas stations, and sheriff’s detectives suspect he was involved in more than 30 others during the first two weeks of November, prosecutors say.

A grim and familiar pattern has followed the parade of mass shootings across America. In their aftermath, the nation’s attention focuses on the direct victims of the attacks, the dead and injured, their families and friends, and the witnesses.

COLUMBIA FALLS, Mont. — On a recent rainy afternoon in this small town just outside Glacier National Park, Lisa Beaty and Kim Hilton were preparing to sell most of their belongings before moving out of their three-bedroom, two-bathroom rental home.

When Jessica Godwin went to open yet another rapid test, she asked herself the question many other Seattleites had asked near-daily in mid-October: Is it COVID-19 that’s making me feel crappy, or is it the wildfire smoke hanging around for weeks?

WENATCHEE — Wenatchee Valley Fire Department tackled a fire at the SpringHill Suites Marriott Hotel that temporarily caused hotel guests to evacuate their rooms Monday around 10:30 p.m. The hotel fire in the 1700 block of N. Wenatchee Avenue was one of four fires WVFD responded to overnight …

YAKIMA — Sunnyside Police Chief Albert Escalera has been fired and a commander on the force has been placed on leave pending an internal investigation, City Manager Elizabeth Alba said in a Monday news release.

Crews pave 9th Street in East Wenatchee Wednesday as part of a $1.8 million project to install regulated traffic lights at the intersection of 9th Street and Valley Mall Parkway. Widened sidewalks to access the Apple Capital Recreation Loop Trail are also included in the work.

SKYKOMISH — A 24-year-old Everett woman was killed Saturday evening during what investigators believe was a road rage-related shooting on Highway 2.

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