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AP Top Washington Headlines At 1:51 p.m. PDT

Wash. lawmakers approve drought relief
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- State lawmakers have approved $16 million in emergency drought relief over two years to help farmers and others struggling with water shortages....

Montana Supreme Court reverses police seizure of Hummer
HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- The Montana Supreme Court says Missoula police were wrong to seize a Hummer titled to a Missoula woman....

Initiative to protect animals collects enough signatures
SEATTLE (AP) -- Supporters of an initiative to help protect endangered animals that are being poached or exploited say they've collected enough signatures to get their proposal on the November ballot....

Legislative all-nighter: 'Nasty things slip through'
SEATTLE (AP) -- When lawmakers race to pass budgets and bills by working into the early morning hours, as they did Tuesday and Wednesday, advocates of open government say they are working in the dark in more ways than one....

Western wildfires: Flames plague hot, dry Washington region
New flames ignited in drought-stricken Washington state, not far from where a destructive wildfire reduced homes to rubble. Crews also are battling blazes in California and Nevada....

Officials rule out natural causes in Wenatchee blaze
WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) -- Authorities say a wildfire that has destroyed nearly 30 homes in the central Washington city of Wenatchee was likely human-caused....

Artifacts from 1700s found under Seattle bridge
SEATTLE (AP) -- Archaeologists are cataloging artifacts dating back to the 1700s that were found under a Seattle bridge by construction workers....

Kirkland man sentenced to 15 years for child porn
SEATTLE (AP) -- A Kirkland man with a prior conviction for a child sex offense has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for preying on teenage boys through computer games....

12-year-old burned by fireworks near Auburn stand
AUBURN, Wash. (AP) -- Fire officials say a 12-year-old boy has been taken to a Seattle hospital after being burned by fireworks near an Auburn fireworks stand....

Columbia River water temperature is hottest since 1950
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) -- The Columbia River is the warmest it has been since 1950....