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Senate passes authorization for industrial hemp
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- The Washington Senate has passed a bill that would allow people to grow industrial hemp as an agricultural product, but only as part of a research program....

Coroner: Woman's body found in lake near Lacey
THURSTON COUNTY, Wash. (AP) -- Officials say the body of a 67-year-old woman was found in a lake near Lacey....

Teens plead not guilty in Seattle homeless camp shooting
SEATTLE (AP) -- Teenage brothers charged in a drug-related shooting that left two people dead and three wounded at a Seattle homeless camp have pleaded not guilty to murder charges....

Washington keeps moving toward new college savings plan
SEATTLE (AP) -- While Washington's prepaid tuition program remains on hold, the state took small steps toward opening a second college savings plan this week....

Correctional officer attacked by inmate at Clallam Bay
FORKS, Wash. (AP) -- A correctional officer at Clallam Bay Corrections Center suffered a brain injury after being seriously attacked by an inmate....

Key player in prisoners early release resigns state post
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- State officials say the assistant attorney general who advised corrections officials they didn't need to recalculate prisoners' sentences after discovering a sentencing software error resigned on Thursday....

The Latest: 9 others charged with armed Oregon standoff
BURNS, Ore. (AP) -- The Latest on the standoff at a national wildlife refuge in Oregon (all times local):...

With FBI ring tightening, last Oregon occupiers give up
BURNS, Ore. (AP) -- With the FBI tightening its ring around them, the last four holdouts in the armed takeover of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon surrendered Thursday, ending a 41-day standoff that left one man dead and exposed simmering anger over the government's control of vast expanses of Western land....

Hanford and WSU aid in stunning achievement
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- The stunning announcement that scientists have finally detected gravitational waves, the ripples in the fabric of space-time that Einstein predicted a century ago, shined a light on a research facility located on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation....

Operator of 'sober' housing arrested on gun, drug charges
SEATTLE (AP) -- The operator of a "clean and sober" housing facility in Everett has been arrested for investigation of gun and drug charges....