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AP Top Washington Headlines At 6:36 p.m. PDT

Sheriff: Suspected human remains found near Kent, Wash.
KENT, Wash. (AP) -- A King County sheriff's spokesman says passers-by have found suspected human remains along the Green River near the south Seattle suburb of Kent....

Agency reports killing 109 cormorants so far to help salmon
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says 109 adult double-crested cormorants have been killed and more than 1,700 eggs killed so far as part of a program to reduce the size of North America's biggest cormorant nesting colony so the birds eat fewer juvenile salmon migrating down the Columbia River....

School testing bill appears to be dead in the Senate
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- The state Senate does not appear likely to consider a bill that would temporarily eliminate the need to pass a science test to graduate from high school....

Report completed on police shooting of Washington state man
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- A special investigative unit gave prosecutors its final report Thursday on the February killing of an unarmed Mexican man who was shot by police in Pasco, Washington. The contents were not released....

$7.6B transportation budget heading to Washington governor
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- A bill to keep state transportation projects moving along has passed the state Senate and is heading to the governor's desk....

Seattle University gets 2 gifts totaling $42 million
SEATTLE (AP) -- Seattle University says it has received the two single largest gifts in its history, totaling $42 million....

3 found dead after Spokane County fire were homicide victims
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Investigators say three people found dead after a house fire north of Spokane this week were the victims of homicide, and the fire appears to have been set to cover up the crime....

Justices toss Washington law countering bad-faith lawsuits
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- The Washington Supreme Court has struck down a state law that attempts to curtail lawsuits brought in bad faith to hinder public discussion....

Tacoma $15 minimum wage group needs hundreds more signatures
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- A group looking to boost Tacoma's minimum wage to $15 an hour needs less than 500 more signatures to get the initiative on the November ballot....

Yakima to file brief in voting rights case
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) -- The city of Yakima will file a legal brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of a case that could upend the city's new elections system....