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Stripper pleads guilty to running multi-state drug ring
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) -- A woman who prosecutors said ran a drug trafficking ring that stretched from northern Idaho to North Dakota has pleaded guilty in federal court....

Bill would give students control of school-sponsored media
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Amid a national push, Washington state lawmakers are reintroducing a bill that would protect student journalists' free speech in school-sponsored media at public schools and colleges....

Judge hints at trial for lawsuit on harsh CIA interrogation
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Psychologists who designed the CIA's harsh interrogation methods for the war on terror want a lawsuit from three former detainees dismissed, but a federal judge said Thursday that he was inclined to allow it to move to a trial that was expected to include classified information....

Washington among states that face deadline on REAL ID
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Last month, signs started popping up at airports nationwide warning travelers that unless their driver's licenses are from states already in compliance with federal identification requirements, or states with a limited extension, they'll need additional documentation to board domestic flights starting in January 2018....

Group: Settlement will cut oil pollution at Washington dam
SEATTLE (AP) -- The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation on Thursday agreed to obtain a pollution permit to settle allegations that operations at the Grand Coulee Dam in eastern Washington polluted the Columbia River in violation of federal clean-water laws....

Rain, snow storms pummel the West; more wet weather on way
RENO, Nev. (AP) -- More winter snow and rain pummeled the West on Thursday as the first in a series of expected storms soaked morning commuters in much of California, dumped 18 more inches of snow in the Sierra Nevada and closed schools in Oregon....

Man fatally shot while sleeping in SeaTac home
SEATAC, Wash. (AP) -- A 74-year-old man died after he was shot in the head while sleeping in his SeaTac home....

Bad weather cancels talk by far-right commentator at WSU
SEATTLE (AP) -- A talk by a far-right commentator who is known for leading a hate campaign that resulted in a lifetime ban from Twitter has been canceled due to bad weather....

Costco agrees to pay $12M over lax pharmacy practices
SEATTLE (AP) -- Costco Wholesale Corp. has agreed to pay nearly $12 million to settle Justice Department allegations of lax pharmacy controls over a four-year period....

The Latest: Crews need pro tree-faller to help clear lanes
SEATTLE (AP) -- The Latest on winter storms across the West (all times local):...