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Police dog shot and killed, suspect injured in Tacoma

Aug. 13, 2020 2:25 PM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a Tacoma, Washington, police dog was killed and a murder suspect was wounded as police exchanged gunfire with the fleeing man. KOMO reports a Tacoma police officer spotted a car about 1:20 a.m. Thursday with a driver suspected in a murder that had occurred Wednesday...

1 dead in shooting at Tacoma parking lot

Aug. 13, 2020 8:00 AM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Police said a person was killed Wednesday evening after multiple shooters opened fire in a Tacoma parking lot. KOMO-TV reports the Tacoma Police Department said shots were fired in a parking lot on South Yakima Avenue. Police said a person in a black SUV reported having a shooting...

Body found at mountain pass ID'd as missing Auburn woman

Aug. 12, 2020 10:32 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A body found near Snoqualmie Pass last week has been identified as that of a woman who was reported missing after her car was found on fire in downtown Tacoma. King County Sheriff’s Office officials discovered the body on Aug. 5 and a medical examiner on Monday identified her as Diana...

Man who dropped overdose victim at hospital pleads guilty

Aug. 8, 2020 12:32 PM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A Port Townsend, Washington, man who left a heroin overdose victim in a car outside a hospital emergency room pleaded guilty Friday to drug trafficking and illegal firearms possession charges. Adam Michael Kelly, 38, pleaded guilty in federal court in Tacoma to possession of controlled...

State Rep. Beth Doglio secures second place in 10th CD race

Aug. 7, 2020 9:14 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Two women, both Democrats, have advanced to the general election in the the race for Washington’s 10th Congressional District. Democratic state Rep. Beth Doglio secured the second spot on the November ballot Friday, with more than 14% of the vote. Former Tacoma mayor Marilyn...

Sydney Freenas wears a mask as she works to process ballots from Tuesday's primary election that were mailed out to voters and then deposited in drop boxes or mailed back in, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, at the King County Elections headquarters in Renton, Wash., south of Seattle. Washington state has offered voting by mail since 2011. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Two women, both Democrats, will face off in 10th CD

Aug. 6, 2020 9:14 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The race for Washington's 10th Congressional District is certain to be between two female Democrats, but one of the two is still undetermined as ballots continue to arrive in elections offices and be counted in the state's vote-by-mail primary. With the announcement of Democratic U.S....

A person drops off a ballot for Washington state's primary election, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, at a collection box at the King County Administration Building in Seattle. Voters in the state have the option of voting by mail, depositing ballots in boxes, or seeking help in person for a missing ballot or other issues. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Top-two primary narrows candidates for governor, other races

Aug. 5, 2020 9:03 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The governor’s race in November is set, and Democrats appear to be the top two candidates in both the lieutenant governor’s race and the 10th Congressional District following Washington’s top-two primary. Tuesday night, incumbent Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee, who...

Former Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland advances in 10th Congressional District primary

Aug. 5, 2020 8:08 PM EDT
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Former Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland advances in 10th Congressional District primary.
A person drops off a ballot for Washington state's primary election Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, at a collection box at the King County Administration Building in Seattle. Voters in the state have the option of voting by mail, depositing ballots in boxes, or seeking help in person for a missing ballot or other issues. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Inslee, Culp advance to November ballot in governor's race

Aug. 5, 2020 1:47 AM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Democratic incumbent Gov. Jay Inslee and Republican challenger Loren Culp advanced Tuesday night through Washington's top-two primary to the November ballot. In early returns, Inslee had 52% of the vote. With nearly 17% of the vote, Culp, the police chief of Republic, had the largest...

A person drops off a ballot for Washington state's primary election, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, at a collection box at the King County Administration Building in Seattle. Voters in the state have the option of voting by mail, depositing ballots in boxes, or seeking help in person for a missing ballot or other issues. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

The Latest: Culp advances to face Inslee in November

Aug. 5, 2020 1:06 AM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Latest on Washington state's primary election (all times local): 10:05 p.m. Republican police chief Loren Culp edged out other Republicans to advance to the November ballot along with Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee. Culp is police chief of the town of Republic and author of the book...