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San Antonio Spurs power forward Tim Duncan (21) reacts to a foul call in the second half during an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks, Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, in Dallas.

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Spurs take control, Rockets advance

Spurs host the Clippers Thursday in game six. Winner of the series will play Houston in the second round.

Seattle Mariners' J.A. Happ

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Happ doubles season K mark, Mariners win 2-1 at Texas

J.A. Happ doubled his season strikeout total with nine in 6 2-3 innings, Rickie Weeks homered and the Seattle Mariners beat the Texas Rangers 2-1 on Tuesday night.


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Washington teacher: First thought was to get boy’s gun away

A teacher who got on top of a student who had just fired two gunshots at his school says his first thought was getting the gun away, and his second thought was for the shooter's well-being.

A line of fire snakes along a hillside at dusk Friday, July 18, 2014, in Winthrop, Wash. A fire racing through rural north-central Washington destroyed about 100 homes, leaving behind smoldering rubble, solitary brick chimneys and burned-out automobiles as it blackened hundreds of square miles. Friday's dawn revealed dramatic devastation, with the Okanagan County town of Pateros, home to 650 people, hit especially hard.

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Fearing bad fire season, Washington preps earlier than usual

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Washington state officials fear another bad wildfire season this year, and they’re preparing for it earlier…


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Sedro-Woolley School Board deems teacher’s strike ‘illegal’

A northern Washington school district has declared a planned teachers union strike illegal, but that won't stop the planned rally.

Mount Everest

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Following Nepal quake, climbers say Everest season is over

MARTHA BELLISLE, Associated Press   SEATTLE (AP) — Guiding companies say all climbers on the Nepal side of Mount Everest…

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Dog that defied death leaves veterinary hospital

A stray dog that was beaten with a hammer and left for dead has left Washington State University's Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

Washington state Auditor Troy Kelley speaks at a news conference, Thursday, April 16, 2015, in Tacoma, Wash. Earlier in the day, Kelley entered a not guilty plea to a federal grand jury indictment on charges of filing false tax returns, attempted obstruction of a civil lawsuit and possession of stolen property.

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Auditor Troy Kelley says unpaid leave will start Monday

Embattled state Auditor Troy Kelley says he will start his leave of absence next week.

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Man who left bank with found money sentenced to jail

A man who found $2,000 in an unmarked envelope in a bank in Bellingham walked out with the money and spent it.

WWU recruit Ashley Coons from Mark Morris High School. 
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Ashley Coons signs NLI to compete at WWU

Mark Morris HS senior received all-state honorable mention


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Legislative session’s winners and losers

Upcoming special session required after regular session concludes

Florists make wedding bouquets at the Little Chapel of the Flowers in Las Vegas, Friday, July 6, 2007. The chapel is planning for 113 weddings on July 7, 2007, said marketing director Whitney Lloyd. It's the largest number the business has handled in its 50-year history.

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Florist to appeal case before state Supreme Court

Richland flower shop owner appeals lawsuit lost earlier this year

In this July 20, 2014 photo, shooters practice with pistols at the gun range at Dragonman's, a gun dealer east of Colorado Springs, Colo. When Colorado lawmakers expanded background checks on firearms last year, they were expecting a huge increase. But the actual number the first 12 months of the law is far lower than projected, according to an analysis of state data by The Associated Press.

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New gun bill signed into law

"Sheena Henderson Act" allows family members to ask police about confiscated gun returns

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Mayor expresses support for sports arena in Tukwila

Mayor Jim Haggerton sent letters to Bettman and Silver last November expressing support for the proposal from The Russell Group, which includes prospective NHL owner Ray Bartoszek.

oil refinery

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Jury awards $3.5 million to woman who died from mesothelioma

Barbara Brandes exposed to asbestos from insulation at her husband's refinery job

Computer Type

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New state law bans “ticket bots”

Automated software buys event tickets before humans can

Sens. Ann Rivers, seated, Steve Litzow, middle, and Mark Schoesler watch a bill amendment vote count on her computer in Olympia, Wash. on on Friday, Feb. 13, 2015. Rivers sponsored a bill passed by the Senate on Friday that seeks to reconcile Washington state's medical marijuana industry with its heavily taxed recreational sector.

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Possible challenge to medical marijuana overhaul

Supporters of Referendum 76 will need to collect enough signatures to get it on ballot

Arizona Diamondbacks' manager Kirk Gibson looks on from the dugout in the first inning against the San Diego Padres during a baseball game, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in Phoenix.

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Kirk Gibson diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease

The 1988 National League MVP made the announcement Tuesday through Fox Sports Detroit, where he calls Tigers games. He had not been in the broadcast booth since opening day April 6.

Manchester United's Wayne Rooney, centre, celebrates after scoring his second goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Sunderland at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Saturday Feb. 28, 2015.

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CenturyLink Field to host Manchester United & Club America

Manchester United will face Club America at CenturyLink Field as part of International Champions Cup North America on July 17.

Boston Celtics’ Kelly Olynyk (41) drives to the basket against Cleveland Cavaliers' Kevin Love (0) during the third quarter of a first-round NBA playoff basketball game Tuesday, April 21, 2015, in Cleveland.

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Cavs’ Love likely done for season with shoulder injury

Cavaliers forward Kevin Love will likely miss the remainder of the postseason with "extensive" damage to his left shoulder.

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Aeromech Sensible Technology wins Ski to Sea


Aeromech's Shawn Mitchell won the XC bike leg, Sean Rice won Kayak and Ivan English/Mike Vincent won the Canoe.

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LeBron’s triple-double helps Cavs top Hawks in thriller

Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James poses at the NBA basketball team's media day Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, in Independence, Ohio.

James missed his first 10 shots, but finished with 37 points, 18 rebounds and 13 assists.

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Yakima United FC 4-0 Bellingham United

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The Hoppers have won two matches this season and are now even at 2-2-1

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Stamkos has goal and assist, Lightning beat Rangers 2-0

Tampa Bay Lightning head coach Jon Cooper gestures to his team during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Carolina Hurricanes Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, in Tampa, Fla.

Game 6 is Tuesday night in Florida

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AP Source: Adrian Peterson tells coach he won’t be at OTAs

In this Aug. 16, 2014, photo, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) warms up before a NFL preseason football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Minneapolis.Millions of people using the top three fantasy football platforms have generated three different answers to the question of that top draft pick. Yahoo says LeSean McCoy of Philadelphia. ESPN says Adrian Peterson. CBS Sports says it’s Jamaal Charles of Kansas City.

JON KRAWCZYNSKI, AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that…