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Ferguson, Dunn Spar Over WA Attorney General’s Role

Should Washington’s attorney general focus on street crime, like gun violence and gangs, or concentrate on making sure people don’t fall victim to scams or get taken advantage of by powerful corporate interests?

07/26/2012

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National Money Flowing into WA Governor’s Race

National money is now flowing into Washington’s race for governor, with Democratic officials committing $1.25 million and Republicans reserving ad time for the November election.

07/20/2012

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Baumgartner – A US Senate Candidate in a Hurry

Senate hopeful Michael Baumgartner doesn’t so much speak as blurt out a torrent of words. A Republican who is seeking the nomination to challenge Democratic U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, Baumgartner, 36, is clearly a man in a hurry.

07/14/2012

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Dino Rossi Gets Sworn in as Temporary WA State Senator

Dino Rossi is back in political office. This time he didn’t need to run a campaign.

07/10/2012

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Swimmer Pulled from WA’s Green River Dies

A King County sheriff’s spokeswoman says a 19-year-old swimmer who was rescued after he got into trouble in a fast-moving section of the Green River has died.

07/10/2012

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WA Charter Schools Petition Nets 350K Ballot Signers

Supporters of charter schools submitted more than enough signatures Friday in their efforts to put the initiative on the November ballot, shifting the work to persuading Washington voters it will be good for students.

07/07/2012

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Wildfires Coming Late to WA in 2012

Unlike the nation’s interior West, wildfire season in Washington state is forecast to get a late start and be relatively mild. But officials say that doesn’t mean the state is not in danger of destructive blazes and this week’s hot weather has already ushered in a wildfire near Chelan.

07/07/2012

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Best Places for U-Pick Cherries in WA

Washington is the largest supplier of cherries in the United States, and exports them to places like China, Korea, Australia, Brazil and Japan. July is the perfect month for picking this gorgeous (and tasty) Washington fruit! Here are some of our favorite u-pick spots.

07/02/2012

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Appeals Court Rules Cop-Killer’s Sister Wrongly Convicted

A state appeals court ruled Friday that the sister of cop-killer Maurice Clemmons was wrongly convicted of rendering criminal assistance, a decision that Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist said he’ll appeal.

06/22/2012

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Cocaine found in OR Routine Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest

State Police say the trooper stopped the car Tuesday on Interstate 5 because the passenger wasn’t wearing a seat belt, and found 13 ounces of cocaine.

06/21/2012

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