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March 20, 2019

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SHERIFF’S DEPUTY KILLED

ELLENGSBURG, Wash. — A sheriff’s deputy was killed and a police officer was injured after an exchange of gunfire during an attempted traffic stop. The Kittitas Sheriff’s Department said in a statement that at 7:37 p.m. on Tuesday deputies attempted to stop a vehicle related to a driving complaint. The suspect fled, resulting in a pursuit. DEVELOPING. AP Photos.

REVENUE FORECAST

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Washington lawmakers received updated revenue numbers Wednesday that give them more money to work with as they prepare to unveil their two-year state budget proposals. The numbers released at a meeting of the Economic and Revenue Forecast Council showed state revenues look to increase by about $861 million more than expected through the middle of 2021. By Rachel La Corte. SENT: 560 words.

SPORTS

BBA--MARINERS-ATHLETICS

TOKYO — Ichiro Suzuki drew the loudest ovation back home in Japan and Domingo Santana delivered the biggest hit, launching a grand slam that led the Seattle Mariners over the Oakland Athletics 9-7 Wednesday in the Major League Baseball opener. By Stephen Wade. SENT: 680 words. AP Photos.

BBA--MARINERS-ATHLETICS-SCENE

TOKYO — Talk about a serious home-field advantage. Ichiro Suzuki had it on a night to celebrate all things Ichiro — “Ichiromania” in other words — as he started for the Seattle Mariners against the Oakland Athletics in MLB’s opening game of the season. By Stephen Wade. SENT: 530 words. AP Photos.

BKC--NCAA-WEST REGION PREVIEW

SALT LAKE CITY _ Gonzaga’s team this season has been called more talented than the one that reached the NCAA title game two years ago. The Zags get their chance to prove it starting Thursday against Fairleigh Dickinson. By Basketball Writer John Marshall. UPCOMING: 700 words by 6 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

_FORMER DEPUTY-WIRE FRAUD: Ex- deputy in Washington state sentenced for stealing $33K.

_HOSPITAL STROKE LAWSUIT: Lawsuit: Hospital failed to perform MRI before stroke.

_TRAIN DERAILMENT: 23-car derailment by Ritzville shuts down Union Pacific line.

_SEATTLE SHOOTING: Gunman wounded by Seattle officers after firing at police.

_BLUE MOUNTAINS-MANAGEMENT PLANS: Management plans rejected for 3 Northwest national forests.

_FLOORING COMPANY-KICKBACK: Company to pay fine over kickback for Naval Base Kitsap job.