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AP Top Washington Headlines At 6:19 a.m. PDT

Fake abduction in park outrages many in Sequim
SEQUIM, Wash. (AP) -- Police in Sequim (skwim) are investigating possible charges against people who staged a fake kidnapping in a park, terrifying parents and children who thought it was real....

Service dog exemption to Yakima pit bull ban
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) -- The Yakima City Council has approved an exemption to a ban on pit bull dogs in the city. They'll be allowed as service animals....

Parks levy would build field house in Spokane
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Spokane County voters may be asked next spring to approve a $45 million parks levy....

Armed home invasion in north Seattle
SEATTLE (AP) -- Police are looking for two men who forced their way into a north Seattle home late Tuesday night, fought with an 84-year-old homeowner and fled with a woman's purse....

President signs bill protecting Wash. landmark
SEATTLE (AP) -- Members of Washington's congressional delegation say President Obama has signed legislation protecting the popular Green Mountain Lookout in the Glacier Peak Wilderness....

Quinault Nation to reopen Lake Quinault
TAHOLAH, Wash. (AP) -- The president of the Quinault Indian Nation says the tribe has decided to reopen Lake Quinault to nontribal use under new regulations....

$1.3M settlement in Wash. jail death claim
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) -- The family of a woman who died of a lung infection at the Snohomish County Jail has settled a damage claim for $1.3 million....

Kreidler to meet with Obama on health care reform
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Washington state Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler is traveling to Washington, D.C. to discuss health care reform issues with President Barack Obama....

Dish to refund $2M to Washington state customers
SEATTLE (AP) -- Dish Network Corp. will reimburse Washington state customers about $2 million for a surcharge officials called deceptive, but the satellite TV provider denied wrongdoing in the agreement announced Tuesday by the state attorney general's office....

Questions for CenturyLink on Washington 911 fail
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- The Washington Emergency Management Division believes the 911 system is stable now, but it still wants assurances from CenturyLink there won't be a repeat of last week's statewide outage, Division Director Robert Ezelle said....