Analysis: No one factor in cluster of fatal birth defects

From 2010-16, 45 babies in Yakima, Benton and Franklin counties were born with anencephaly.

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Bremerton teacher’s comic aims to defy black stereotypes

Boosted by a successful Kickstarter campaign, the series explores greed, power, racism and religion.

Judge: Lawmakers’ emails, texts subject to public disclosure

News organizations had sued to challenge the Legislature’s claim that members were exempt.

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A woman was found unresponsive in the water. She was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

Ice skater dies after falling at Spokane’s new outdoor rink

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Seattle woman who defrauded public aid of $320K sentenced

She will spend three years in probation and must pay restitution for the full amount.

Feds make more than $2M available to reduce fishing bycatch

Prioritizing projects include gear modifications, avoidance programs and improved fishing practices.

Bill would use bonds to fund more mental health facilities

If approved by voters, the bonds would not apply to state’s constitutionally set debt limit.

Amazon to debut cashier-less store in downtown Seattle

The store will allow shoppers to scan their smartphone with an app and pick out the items they want.

State ferry ridership continued to grow in 2017

Ferries in Washington carried 10.6 million vehicles and 13.8 million passengers last year.

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