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EVERETT – Police are searching for a man who reportedly robbed an espresso stand Thursday.

The robbery happened at 6:18 p.m. at Java Jitters in the 13400 block of Highway 99.

The man implied that he had a gun, then ran south on the highway with an undisclosed amount of money. A police dog was unable to track the man.

The suspect was described as a white man in his late 20s to early 30s. He is about 5 feet 9 inches tall with a medium build, had short dark hair and was wearing a dark leather jacket and blue jeans.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call the Snohomish County sheriff’s tip line at 425-388-3845.

Olympia: State’s ‘green building’ law signed

Gov. Christine Gregoire signed legislation Friday requiring construction of schools and public facilities comply with new standards that promote energy efficiency, water conservation and use of sustainable building products. Washington is the first state to adopt such “green building” standards for public buildings. Supporters say the effect will save money on water and energy use, provide healthier air for students and workers, and cut down on construction waste. The law affects all public buildings exceeding 5,000 square feet that receive state funding for new construction or renovation Rep. Hans Dunshee, D-Snohomish, was a prime sponsor of the legislation.

Senate approves tribal history education bill

The state’s federally recognized Indian tribes are a step closer to having their history and culture included in school instruction. On Thursday, the Senate passed House Bill 1495 on a 35-9 vote and returned it to the House of Representatives for concurrence with amendments. Rep. John McCoy, D-Tulalip, author of the bill and the Legislature’s only American Indian member, said he has no objection to the revisions. He expects passage, and anticipates Gov. Christine Gregoire will sign it. Under the law, school districts must include instruction of tribal history and culture at the time of their regularly scheduled curriculum updates. No date has been set for a vote by the House.

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