Jail body scanner deemed a success in Cowlitz County

Scanner has helped detect heroin swallowed by an inmate and pills stuffed in a tampon.

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The voter-approved law has been on the books since 1981. The governor has been issuing reprieves.

Amazon opens store with no cashiers, lines or registers

The Seattle store allows shoppers to use a smartphone app to pay for items they want.

Alaska hit by 7.9 offshore quake; tsunami warning canceled

It was centered about 170 miles southeast of Kodiak Island in the Gulf of Alaska.

Ursula K. Le Guin, best-selling science fiction author, dies

Her 1969 “The Left Hand of Darkness” involves a radical investigation of gender roles.

Senate panel eyes slate of sexual harassment bills

More than 200 women signed a letter in November calling for a culture change at the Capitol.

Crews search for another missing snowboarder at Mount Baker

He is the third snowboarder to disappear this winter season.

State House considers bill to allow planning for nuke attack

In previous plans, people from Seattle were to be loaded onto Metro buses and driven to Yakima.

Mother, daughter accused of stealing $400K from hospital

The arrests in Aberdeen follow a nine-month investigation at Grays Harbor Community Hospital.

Officials look into high-speed train from Spokane to Seattle

The new line would start in Seattle, go through Ellensburg, Yakima, Tri Cities and on to Spokane.

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