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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders I-Vt., speaks at a campaign event in Tacoma, Wash., Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Bernie Sanders draws thousands to rally in Tacoma

Feb. 18, 2020 12:23 AM EST

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Bernie Sanders rallied thousands of supporters in Washington state three weeks ahead of its presidential primary, calling for the grassroots movement that led to his win in the state’s 2016 caucuses to continue through the broader primary that takes place March 10. “We...

Body found inside Issaquah home believed to be gunman

Feb. 17, 2020 3:49 PM EST

ISSAQUAH, Wash. (AP) — A body has been found inside a charred Issaquah home where an armed man had held his sister and her family hostage for hours this weekend, according to the Washington State Patrol. KOMO-TV reports investigators believe the body belongs to the gunman, who had been barricaded inside...

Woman's body investigated as a homicide

Feb. 17, 2020 2:34 PM EST

BLYN, Wash. (AP) — A body found Friday in the Olympic National Forest in Clallam County is being investigated as a homicide, according to the sheriff’s office. Q-13 TV reports detectives said the woman’s body was found in the Buckhorn Wilderness area of the forest, off Forest Service Road 28...

Washington to open fishing in May despite steelhead drop

Feb. 17, 2020 2:14 PM EST

SULTAN, Wash. (AP) — Despite concerns from scientists and conservationists, the Washington state Department of Fish and Wildlife says fishing does not make a large enough impact on wild winter steelhead to delay the fishing season. The season is scheduled to open May 23, The Everett Herald reports. The...

Dog reunited with owner 9 days after running away from crash

Feb. 17, 2020 2:13 PM EST

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — A dog that was missing for nine days after a vehicle crash in Montana has been reunited with his Washington owner. Liz Smith, who lives outside Seattle, told the Daily Inter Lake that her chihuahua-pug mix named Hank jumped out of an open door after Smith and her mother crashed...

Washington State Patrol may return to Yakima Nation roads

Feb. 17, 2020 1:22 PM EST

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Washington State Patrol troopers could resume regular patrols on state highways within Yakama Nation’s borders in the coming months. The U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs officials have approved an agreement to cross-commission State Patrol troopers, allowing them to stop and detain...

Judge orders Tacoma officials to get public records training

Feb. 17, 2020 12:57 PM EST

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — City of Tacoma department heads will get court-ordered public records training after a recent ruling in a lawsuit against the city. The News Tribune reports that public records activist Arthur West sued the city in 2016, arguing that it failed to provide records related to Puget Sound...

Man fatally shot in Renton homeless camp

Feb. 17, 2020 11:53 AM EST

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Police say a 27-year-old man was shot and killed after an altercation at a Renton homeless encampment Sunday. The Seattle Times reports tha Renton police received a report of shots fired at the encampment, in the 13200 block of 89th Avenue South, at 12:25 p.m. Officers arrived and...

Person injured when propane tanks explode in homeless camp

Feb. 17, 2020 11:17 AM EST

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — One person was injured when several small propane tanks exploded at a homeless camp in Bellingham, police said. KOMO-TV reports Bellingham Firefighters reported the fire just after 7:30 a.m. Sunday in the area of Barkley and Brandywine, officials said. There they found several...

Four hostages freed after 16-hour standoff in Issaquah

Feb. 16, 2020 11:19 PM EST

ISSAQUAH, Wash. (AP) — SWAT teams rescued four people Sunday after a 16-hour standoff between police and a man who barricaded himself in his sister's home. The Seattle Times reported that the standoff ended in a house fire and that the suspect is believed to have died in the flames. The hostages rescued...