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Ice storm paralyzes parts of Oregon, Washington state
TROUTDALE, Ore. (AP) -- An ice storm shut down major highways Wednesday in Oregon and Washington state and paralyzed towns in the Columbia River Gorge with up to 2 inches of ice at the same time rising temperatures in Portland raised the prospect of flooding after the largest snowstorm in years....

Court rejects appeal in Washington state Craigslist killing
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- A Washington state man convicted in the home invasion robbery and killing of a man who advertised a diamond ring on Craigslist has lost his appeal for a new trial....

Suspect in Seattle crash faces vehicular homicide charge
SEATTLE (AP) -- A 23-year-old man accused of driving drunk on New Year's Eve in Seattle and crashing into a motorcyclist, who died days later from his injuries, is facing vehicular homicide and hit-and-run charges....

Washington tries to fix paid leave law dormant since 2007
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- A decade ago, Washington state created a paid family leave program that required many employers to offer five weeks of paid time off for new parents. But the law that once offered hope to working parents quickly turned into an empty promise because state lawmakers never came up with a way to pay for the benefit, resulting in an indefinite delay of its implementation....

Young child latest to die because of flu in Washington state
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- A young child in Pierce County is the latest to die because of the flu....

Washington state suing student loan giant Navient
SEATTLE (AP) -- Washington state is suing the nation's largest student loan company, joining the federal government and the state of Illinois in alleging unfair and deceptive practices with lending and debt collection....

In Wyoming, DeVos gun remark more about safety than politics
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- In grizzly country, comments by President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for education secretary that schools should have guns on campus to protect against the bears aren't a punch line....

Man who killed Seattle officer found dead in prison
SEATTLE (AP) -- The man convicted of killing a Seattle police officer in 2009 has died in prison....

AP FACT CHECK: Accident didn't kill anti-Trump protesters
SEATTLE (AP) -- A story shared on social media that claims six people protesting President-elect Donald Trump were killed when they were hit by a truck on a Seattle freeway is false....

Man killed by Spokane police identified as Dexter Dumarce
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- The man killed by Spokane police on Sunday has been identified as 33-year-old Dexter Martin Dumarce....