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April 4, 2019

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WHALING DECISION

SEATTLE — Federal officials are now supporting a Native American tribe’s decades-long request to resume whale hunts off the coast of Washington state. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Thursday announced its proposal to allow the Makah Tribe of Washington to hunt and harvest one to three gray whales annually over a 10-year period. By Sally Ho. DEVELOPING. AP Photos.

MOTEL 6-LAWSUIT SETTLEMENT

SEATTLE — The national hotel chain Motel 6 has agreed to pay $12 million to settle a lawsuit filed by Washington state for providing the names of hotel guests to immigration officials for two years. By Martha Bellisle. DEVELOPING.

WOLF CENSUS-WASHINGTON

SPOKANE, Wash. — The number of gray wolves in Washington state kept growing last year and for the first time the state documented a pack living west of the Cascade Range, wildlife officials said Thursday. By Nicholas K. Geranios. SENT: 550 words. AP Photos.

JUVENILE MURDER CONVICTION-RESENTENCING

SEATTLE — The Washington Supreme Court on Thursday ordered a new sentencing hearing for a man who was 15-years-old when he fatally shot two men and injured another. By Martha Bellisle. SENT: 420 words.

BOEING-ETHIOPIA-PLANE CRASH

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - The crew of the Ethiopian Airlines jet that crashed six minutes after takeoff last month performed all procedures recommended by Boeing when the plane started to nose dive but could not save it, according to findings from a preliminary report by Ethiopia’s government. By Elias Meseret. SENT: 850 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated.

JEFF BEZOS-DIVORCE

NEW YORK — Amazon said Thursday that founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has finalized his divorce with wife MacKenzie, who will get a stake in the online shopping giant worth more than $35 billion. By Joseph Pisani. DEVELOPING. AP Photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ATTORNEY GENERAL RACE: Solicitor general exploring bid for attorney general.

_SUSPICIOUS DEATH SPOKANE: Detectives investigating death of woman in apartment.

_SAFE INJECTION SITES: Seattle’s new US Attorney says no to safe-injection site.

_HATE CRIMEINVESTIGATION: Man ordered to trial in alleged attack on Jewish men in LA.

_WOMAN’S DEATH-INVESTIGATION: Mount Vernon police investigate woman’s death.

_SPOKANE VALLEY-CITY HALL: Spokane Valley files claim after damage found in City Hall.

_WOMAN’S DEATH-INVESTIGATION: Mount Vernon police investigate woman’s death.