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AP Top Washington Headlines At 12:47 a.m. PDT

Witness: Man killed by police told officers 'shoot me'
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- The man was angry. He threw rocks and scuffled with police. He yelled at them to "shoot me, kill me," before three officers opened fire, according to witnesses to the fatal shooting of an unarmed Mexican immigrant. The shooting sparked weeks of protest...

Sheriff: 1 dead in SE Wash. helicopter crash
ASOTIN, Wash. (AP) -- A sheriff in southeastern Washington says one person has died in a helicopter crash south of Asotin....

Woman swimming in Seattle pool hit by falling tree, injured
SEATTLE (AP) -- The Seattle Fire Department says a woman in her 60s was hit and injured by the top of a 100-foot-tall tree that fell on her as she swam in a community pool....

Washington has a budget, but Legislature isn't finished
SEATTLE (AP) -- Washington state has a budget for the next two years. The government has not shut down. So why haven't state lawmakers gone home for summer vacation? They still have work to do....

Montana Supreme Court reverses police seizure of Hummer
HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- The Montana Supreme Court has ruled that Missoula police were wrong to seize a Hummer titled to the mother of a murderer....

Wash. lawmakers approve drought relief
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- State lawmakers have approved $16 million in emergency drought relief over two years to help farmers and others struggling with water shortages....

Current heat wave can have negative impact on crops
MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) -- Agricultural experts say the current heat wave can have a negative impact on farmer's crops....

Initiative to protect animals collects enough signatures
SEATTLE (AP) -- Supporters of an initiative to help protect endangered animals that are being poached or exploited say they've collected enough signatures to get their proposal on the November ballot....

Legislative all-nighter: 'Nasty things slip through'
SEATTLE (AP) -- When lawmakers race to pass budgets and bills by working into the early morning hours, as they did Tuesday and Wednesday, advocates of open government say they are working in the dark in more ways than one....

Western wildfires: Progress against Washington fires
Fire crews have reported progress fighting wildfires in tinder-dry, drought-stricken Washington state, as well as in Nevada....