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AP Top Washington Headlines at 8:44 a.m. PDT

Appeals Court: cities must make roads safe for bicycles
SEATTLE (AP) -- A Washington state appeals court has ruled that cities must provide safe roadways for all traffic, including bicycles....

State regulators fine railroad transportation company
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Washington state transportation safety regulators have fined a company that provides rides for railroad crews more than $170,000 for repeat safety violations....

Man found dead in vehicle 12 days after he was last seen
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- A 78-year-old Washington state man who went missing while visiting family in Montana has been found dead in a car that crashed on a ranch north of Livingston....

Billionaire donates $1M for homeless housing in Seattle
SEATTLE (AP) -- Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen is donating $1 million to help a Seattle nonprofit build a new community for homeless people using steel modules....

27-year-old man arrested in fatal shooting of wife
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) -- Authorities say they've arrested a 27-year-old man in connection with the death of his wife in Vancouver, Washington....

Police: Body found in Lynnwood pond
LYNNWOOD, Wash. (AP) -- Authorities say they have recovered a body found in a pond just north of Seattle in Lynnwood....

Vancouver increases number of allowed pot shops
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) -- Vancouver officials have voted to expand the number of marijuana shops allowed in the city....

Transient sentenced in cold case dies in Maine prison
WARREN, Maine (AP) -- A former Seattle transient who was linked to a 1976 killing thanks to a DNA sample from chewing gum has died while serving a 20-year sentence in Maine....

Kennewick teacher accused of sending nude photos to students
TRI-CITIES, Wash. (AP) -- A Kennewick middle school teacher has been charged with sending sexually explicit images of herself to students....

Judge orders Eyman to turn over documents in investigation
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Initiative sponsor Tim Eyman must turn over business, banking and tax records as part of an investigation of campaign-finance practices, a judge ruled Wednesday....