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SEATTLE — Turnout in Washington state’s election was about just 1,101 votes shy of setting a midterm record. Following certification this week of results from the Nov. 6 election, the secretary of state’s office says that 71.83 percent of registered voters returned their ballots. The state’s midterm high mark of was set in 1970, which saw 71.85 percent voter turnout. SENT: 250 words.
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—VOTER TURNOUT: Washington’s voter turnout hit nearly 72 percent.
—SAMISH TRIBE LAND APPLICATION: Federal agency approves Samish Tribe land application.
—TRAILER FIRE-FATAL: The man who died this week in a fatal fire at a trailer near Bremerton, Washington, was identified as 37-year-old Ryan Anderson.
—SCHOOL DISTRICT SETTLEMENT: The Rainier School District said it has settled a $1.8 million lawsuit brought by two former teaching aides for less than $100,000.
—SPOKANE VA HOSPITAL: Spokane VA hospital delays 24-hour urgent care.
—CRASH INTO HOME: A woman is accused of sending a young family member to the hospital after losing control of her SUV.
—POLICE NEGLIGENCE LAWSUIT: The children of a woman who was shot and killed by an estranged boyfriend have settled a negligence lawsuit for $7.8 million.
—INDIA-IT FRAUD: Indian police said Thursday they have arrested nearly two dozen people on suspicion of defrauding people around the world.
—MISSING NATIVE WOMAN: Family of missing native woman demands answers.
—PODIATRIST-UNPROFESSIONAL CONDUCT: A Walla Walla podiatrist charged with unprofessional conduct in treating two patients has agreed to curtail his medical practice.
— EMBEZZLING PLEA DEAL — A Coeur d’Alene woman has agreed to a plea deal in U.S. District Court in Idaho on charges that she committed three counts of wire fraud and stole almost $580,000 from the federal government.
— OIL COMPANY FINED — The Washington Department of Ecology has fined a Lewiston, Idaho-based company $189,000,
— LIBBY STABBING-PLEA — A 24-year-old Washington state man has pleaded not guilty to attempted deliberate homicide in a stabbing in northwestern Montana.