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Public Health Officials Undergo Tests To Determine Severe Respiratory Illness

Public health officials in King County are investigating whether patients being treated at Seattle Children’s Hospital have a severe respiratory illness that has sickened hundreds of children nationwide.

CBS Seattle–09/11/2014

File photo of a booking photo of Ryan Leaf. (credit: Cascade County Sheriff's Office via Getty Images)

Ex-Cougars QB Ryan Leaf Sentenced To 5 Years In Prison For Violating Probation

Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf has been sentenced to five years in prison in Texas for violating terms of his probation

1090 The Fan–09/09/2014

TWISP, WASHINGTON - JULY 20: A firefighting helicopter returns to base on July 20, 2014 while fighting the Carlton Complex fires near Twisp, Washington. Several fires throughout the state have destroyed hundreds of homes, forced evacuations and continue to threaten more local communities. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

Massive Carlton Complex Of Fires Now Half Contained

The massive wildfire that has destroyed about 150 homes in north-central Washington is now more than half contained, officials said Wednesday night

CBS Seattle–07/24/2014

File photo of a wildfire. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Evacuations Ordered In Washington State Wildfire

Firefighters have told residents of about 100 homes in Washington state they should evacuate because of a threatening wildfire. Residents of more than 100 other homes near Entiat have been told to be ready to leave.

CBS Seattle–07/10/2014

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Inslee Submits Ideas For New Water-Quality Rules

Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday proposed toughening the state’s clean water rules by setting a fish-consumption rate that would be among the highest in the nation.

CBS Seattle–07/09/2014

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Police In Pot-Legal States Being Sued To Get Their Seized Marijuana Plants Back

Police in some medical marijuana states who once routinely seized illegal pot plants by ripping them out by their roots and stashing them away in musty evidence rooms to die are now thinking twice about the practice.

06/25/2014

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Washington Among States With Measles Outbreak

Washington state is one of a handful of places where a national measles outbreak has hit record levels this year.

CBS Seattle–05/30/2014

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Seattle Is Nation’s Fastest-Growing Major City

The Census Bureau estimates that Seattle grew at a faster rate than any other major American city in the past year

CBS Seattle–05/22/2014

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Derelict Vessel Law Signed By Gov. Inslee

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed legislation Wednesday to give the state more power to remove derelict vessels from state waterways.

CBS Seattle–04/03/2014

An Idaho state trooper arrested and fully searched a 70-year-old Washington man’s vehicle solely because he had a Colorado license plate – a state where marijuana is legal – a federal lawsuit alleges. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Lawsuit: Man Arrested, Searched For Marijuana Solely For Having Colorado License Plate

An Idaho state trooper arrested and fully searched a 70-year-old Washington man’s vehicle solely because he had a Colorado license plate – a state where marijuana is legal – a federal lawsuit alleges.

03/28/2014

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