This Dec. 4 photo shows the Legislative (left) and Insurance buildings at dusk at the Capitol in Olympia. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

This Dec. 4 photo shows the Legislative (left) and Insurance buildings at dusk at the Capitol in Olympia. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

End of death penalty, new hockey team among top 2018 stories

Paul Allen’s death and the end of a court battle over education funding also grabbed attention.

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