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Amanda Knox gestures at a news conference in Seattle Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011, after returning home from Italy. Knox was freed Monday after an Italian appeals court threw out her murder conviction for the death of her British roommate, Meredith Kercher.

Amanda Knox gets engaged

Knox's murder conviction still going through Italy courts

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Spokane councilman who questioned vaccines won’t resign

Spokane councilman also links illegal immigration to diseases

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WSU approves new multicultural center

$16M multicultural center approved for WSU

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Pasco residents planning protests for man shot by police

Pasco man throwing rocks shot by police, residents protest

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The state parks agency looks for more money

Parks agency comes out with new pass

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The governor wants to make e-cigs like other tobacco products

The governor says e-cigs need more regulation

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Partial West Coast port shutdown looms; contract talks stall

Amid an increasingly damaging labor dispute, 29 West Coast seaports which handle billions of dollars of goods will be mostly closed

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House committee hears Inslee plan to fight property crime

A plan to combat Washington's worst-in-the-nation property crime rate has drawn criticism from skeptical local officials.

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Earthquake warning system tested at University of Washington

The Pacific Northwest Seismic Network is starting to test an earthquake early warning system.

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Spokane health board member urged to quit over vaccine doubt

The Spokane City Council president is calling for Councilman Mike Fagan to resign his seat on the health board

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More care in logging landslide-prone areas in Washington

Logging companies may need a geotechnical report before they start cutting trees in landslide-prone areas of Washington

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State commission starts second probe of first charter school

The state Charter School Commission has launched a second investigation into Washington's first charter school.

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Supplemental budget passes Washington Senate

The Washington state Senate has approved a supplemental budget

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Confusion, concern in Olympia about health exchange budget

The chairman of the House Appropriations Committee has a message for the people who run the Washington health care exchange

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Haggen begins to change old Albertsons/Safeways

Haggen is starting the process of re-branding the 146-stores it recently acquired.

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Pilot program educates parents on vaccines

A Bellingham pilot program aims to help parents learn about the benefits of vaccines with education, not confrontation.

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Whole Foods coming to Bellingham next year

Whole Foods Market announced today that it will be opening its first location in Whatcom County.

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Senate bill would add a year of prison time for drone crimes

People who use drones to commit crime could get more time

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House committee passes med school bill

A bill that helps clear the way for Washington State University to start a medical school in Spokane has passed a state House committee

In this May 20, 2014 photo, the Chambers Bay Golf Course, including the signature lone tree, is seen from the clubhouse in University Place, Wash. The links style course will host the 2015 U.S. Open.

Ethics board OKs US Open tickets for some lawmakers

A state ethics board has given a preliminary approval for officials in Pierce County to give some lawmakers free tickets to the U.S. Open

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