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AP Top Washington Headlines At 5:17 a.m. PDT

Inmate dies in Okanogan County Jail
OKANOGAN, Wash. (AP) -- A man who died at the Okanogan County jail was alone in a holding cell, coming off drugs....

Record rain in Portland triggers sewer overflow
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A strong fall storm has drenched Portland in record rain and triggered a sewer overflow into the Willamette River....

Wildlife rehab for bear found in Oregon drugstore
ASHLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A black bear cub found wandering the aisles of an Oregon drugstore will be raised with the goal of releasing him into the wild next year....

Judge: March trial for mentally ill in jails case
SEATTLE (AP) -- A federal judge on Wednesday set a March trial date for a lawsuit filed on behalf of mentally ill inmates who say they are waiting months for competency evaluations and treatment....

Gabby Giffords spoke in Seattle for gun control
SEATTLE (AP) -- Former Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, who was wounded three years ago in Tucson, spoke in Seattle Wednesday as part of a cross-country tour to promote gun control....

US tribes testify against Canada pipeline
SEATTLE (AP) -- U.S. tribes told Canadian regulators on Wednesday they're opposed to a proposed pipeline expansion project in Canada that could dramatically increase the number of oil tankers plying West Coast waters....

Lewis-McChord soldier charged in wife's death
LAKEWOOD, Wash. (AP) -- Bail has been set at $1 million for a Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of his wife at their Lakewood, Washington, apartment....

Surveyors find skull in Lacey
LACEY, Wash. (AP) -- A survey crew found what appears to be a skull in a wooded area of Lacey....

Car hits jaywalker on Seattle street in dark, rain
SEATTLE (AP) -- Witnesses say a man was jaywalking across a Seattle street in the rain and darkness before dawn Wednesday when he was hit by a car....

Record rain, high winds in W. Wash.
SEATTLE (AP) -- Record rain has fallen in three Western Washington cities and high winds hit several areas as a strong fall weather system moved across the area....