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Buyers warned to beware of flood-drenched vehicles

Scammers cleaning up cars and selling them

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State government begins planning for possible shutdown

Legislature’s budget deadline is June 30

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Deadline close for Legislature to act on estate-tax law

Has until tonight or refund checks will be mailed

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Heroin use rising in Washington

Deaths have more than doubled

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Deputy Prosecutor set to retire

Mac Setter finishes up 36 years in Prosecutor’s Office

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Second special session begins today

Legislature fails to reach budget agreement

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State board wants tougher water rules in Whatcom County

People could pay more to access water or use septic systems

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Larsen calls on Congress to invest in transportation

In response to Skagit River Bridge collapse

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NTSB: Driver says he felt “crowded”

May have been a second semi on Skagit River bridge

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Walker throws 1-hit ball for 6 innings, Mariners top Padres

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Walker (7-6) combined with four relievers on a three-hitter for Seattle's second straight shutout of San Diego.

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Reports: GM Jerry Dipoto quits after 3 1/2 years with Angels

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Dipoto told the Los Angeles Times and the Orange County Register on Wednesday that he has quit after 3 1/2 years with the Angels, but manager Mike Scioscia and Angels spokesman Tim Mead repeatedly refused to confirm any changes.

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NBA free agency roundup

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DeMarre Carroll, Anthony Davis, Kawhi Leonard and Jimmy Butler headline the early signings in NBA free agency.

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Wimbledon: Maria Sharapova on her way to third round

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The fourth-seeded Sharapova beat Dutch qualifier Richel Hogenkamp 6-3, 6-1 on Court No. 2 on Wednesday, improving her record in second-round Grand Slam matches to 41-4.

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Canucks trade Kassian to Canadiens for Prust

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Prust had 15 goals and 30 assists in 172 games since signing with Montreal three summers ago.