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AP Top Washington Headlines At 1:40 p.m. PDT

State of Washington wants more time to answer contempt order
SEATTLE (AP) -- Washington's attorney general says the Legislature needs more time to figure out the state education budget before it can properly reply to the Supreme Court's contempt order concerning public schools....

Teacher says he ran toward gunfire like anyone else would
SEATTLE (AP) -- A popular teacher who tackled a shooter inside a Washington state high school says he did what any other teacher in the U.S. would do: He ran toward the gunfire instead of away from it....

Companies: Everest teams helicoptered down to base camp
SEATTLE (AP) -- At least some of the Washington-based mountaineering companies with expeditions on Mount Everest say their teams have been evacuated by helicopter down to base camp from higher elevations, following the devastating Nepal earthquake and an ensuing avalanche near the world's highest peak....

Budget writers meet ahead of start of special session
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Budget negotiators returned to the Capitol for a meeting with Gov. Jay Inslee ahead of a midweek start of a special session that could last up to 30 days....

Mixed martial arts fighter collapses after Aberdeen bout
ABERDEEN, Wash. (AP) -- A mixed martial arts fighter who collapsed after an amateur bout in Aberdeen on Saturday remains in critical condition at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle....

FAA investigates airplane that flew over teachers' rally
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Federal investigators are looking into an airplane that flew a banner urging an end to teacher strikes over Saturday's teachers' rally at the Capitol in Olympia....

King County Metro hiring drivers after voters boost service
SEATTLE (AP) -- King County Metro is on a hiring binge after Seattle voters approved an expansion of bus service....

Longview man forgiven $5,000 water bill blames illegal pipes
LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) -- The city of Longview has forgiven a man's $5,000 water bill after determining that someone had tapped into his pipes....

New initiative goes after wildlife trafficking market
SEATTLE (AP) -- A new initiative effort supported by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen would make it a crime in Washington state to sell or trade elephant ivory, shark fins and other animal parts from several species....

Abandoned sailboat remains on Mukilteo beach
MUKILTEO, Wash. (AP) -- It's unclear how long a roughly 25-foot sailboat will remain on a Mukilteo beach after breaking loose and washing ashore....