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University of Washington student arrested in groping cases
SEATTLE (AP) -- Police have arrested a 19-year-old University of Washington student related to a series of groping incidents on campus....

Feds: Army deserter who supported IS faces gun charges
SEATTLE (AP) -- An Army deserter from Washington state who called Osama bin Laden "a beautiful man," made statements supporting the Islamic State group and called for the death of American troops has been charged with illegally possessing firearms, including machine guns, federal prosecutors said Monday....

Union to pay $32,000 for campaign finance reporting errors
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- State officials say a union representing thousands of public educators will pay nearly $32,000 after an attorney general's office lawsuit over campaign finance reporting deficiencies....

Man gunned down outside Ashford bar
ASHFORD, Wash. (AP) -- Pierce County authorities are investigating after a man was fatally shot outside an Ashford bar following a dispute....

Good Washington snowpack raises hopes of calmer fire season
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Mountain snowpack came in above normal in Washington state, raising hopes the normally soggy state will not repeat last year's drought conditions that helped fuel the worst wildfire season in its history, a federal agency said Monday....

Inslee blasts Senate Republicans for Cabinet ouster
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Gov. Jay Inslee on Monday blasted Senate Republicans for ousting the head of the Department of Transportation, calling the surprise vote on the Senate floor "an election-year stunt."...

Public comment opens on gold mining project near Yellowstone
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) -- State officials are seeking public comment on a proposed gold mining project just north of the Yellowstone National Park border....

Studies aim to restore habitat of imperiled Northwest fish
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- Scientists in the Pacific Northwest are studying more than a dozen watersheds to develop templates on habitat restoration that could be used in similar streams to bolster struggling fish populations....

REC Silicon to close temporarily
MOSES LAKE, Wash. (AP) -- The big REC Silicon factory in Moses Lake is shutting down its production for the next few months....

The Latest: Nevada lawmaker to support Oregon occupiers
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The Latest on an armed group that took over buildings at a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon (all times local):...