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Charge against teen killer tossed; officers withheld info
SEATTLE (AP) -- A federal judge has dismissed a gun charge against a man who was convicted of murder as a teenager, saying state Department of Corrections officers improperly withheld information that could have been helpful to his defense....

Judge nixes court oversight of Western State reforms
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- A Pierce County judge has quashed a previous ruling that would have required court-ordered oversight of Western State Hospital reforms....

Washington sheriff injured in motorcycle crash improving
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- The Thurston County Sheriff's Office in Washington state says Sheriff John Snaza is showing signs of improvement after he was hurt in a Montana motorcycle crash....

Breach in fishing license system exposes data in Northwest
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- A breach in a vendor's system that processes online sales of hunting and fishing licenses in Idaho, Oregon and Washington state exposed several million records containing buyers' personal information, officials said Friday....

Court sides with Trader Joe's in suit over alleged knockoff
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A U.S. court has the authority to hear a trademark lawsuit by grocery chain Trader Joe's against a man who purchased the company's products and resold them in Canada at "Pirate Joe's," a store designed to mimic a real Trader Joe's, a federal appeals court said Friday....

Selah man makes 1st court appearance on bomb charge
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) -- A self-described anarchist from Selah made his first appearance in federal court in Yakima, Washington, on a charge he received components to make a bomb....

1 exonerated, 1 acquitted: No suspects left in 2000 killing
LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) -- There are no known suspects left in the 2000 killing of a Longview woman, with her nephew acquitted by a jury this week and her son previously cleared by DNA after serving 16 years in prison....

Portland residents embrace bike-sharing program
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Portland residents have ridden 136,000 miles on bike-share program bikes since the program launched in July....

The Latest: Computer hack exposes millions in Northwest
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- The Latest on a computer breach involving Northwest hunting and fishing license sales (all times local):...

California governor signs bill banning coal-export funding
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Friday banning state transportation funding for new coal export terminals....