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AP Top Washington Headlines at 4:40 p.m. PDT

YWCA opens domestic violence shelter to pets
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) -- The Clark County YWCA has received a $5,600 grant to convert a domestic violence shelter into a pet-friendly haven for victims....

EPA fines lumber mill for clean-air violations
SEATTLE (AP) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has fined a tribal-owned lumber mill $89,000 for repeated clean-air violations....

Seattle councilwoman proposes cap on fees for renters
SEATTLE (AP) -- A Seattle City Councilmember is proposing a cap on the amount of money landlords can charge incoming renters....

Man arrested after spending 12 hours in tree in Seattle
SEATTLE (AP) -- Police have arrested a man after he spent nearly 12 hours perched in a tree in Seattle....

Maturing oyster recovery projects bring calls for money
LITTLE EGG HARBOR, N.J. (AP) -- Oysters were once so abundant in New Jersey that vacationers would clamber off trains, wade into the water and pluck handfuls to roast for dinner. Their colonies piled so high that boats would sometimes run aground on them, and they were incorporated into navigation maps. Even earlier, Native American tribes would have oyster feasts on the banks of coastal inlets....

Former Kitsap County prosecutor candidate settles lawsuit
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- An attorney who unsuccessfully ran in the 2014 primary election for Kitsap County prosecutor has settled a lawsuit against the state's election watchdog after accusing it of violating his free speech rights....

Utility to roll out electric car charger program
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A program rolling out next year will install electric car chargers in Seattle homes and parts of the city....

Lewis County resident bit by rabid bat
LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) -- Public health officials say a Lewis County resident is receiving treatment after being bit by a rabid bat....

Security concern causes flight to divert to Portland
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Officials with regional carrier Compass Airlines say a flight from Seattle to San Diego landed in Portland because of an unverified threat....

Conservationists hope to bring beloved bird back
WINDHAM, Maine (AP) -- The common loon's haunting wail that pierced the dusk on Massachusetts lakes disappeared long ago....