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OLYMPIA — Investigators are piecing together how an airline ground agent working his regular shift stole an empty Horizon Air turboprop plane, took off from Sea-Tac International Airport and fatally crashed into a small island in the Puget Sound after being chased by military jets that were quickly scrambled to intercept the aircraft. By Rachel La Corte and Keith Ridler. SENT: 1044 words. With AP Photos.
BOOMING WASHINGTON CITY
SPOKANE — Ramsey and Amy Pruchnic lived in the Seattle area for five years before deciding they wanted to escape the Puget Sound rat race and move closer to family on the opposite side of the state. Now they own their own businesses and live in a 1928 farmhouse on 10 rural acres they bought just south of Spokane, near the Idaho border, where they are raising three children and 18 chickens. By Nicholas K. Geranios. SENT: 918 words. With AP Photos.
WHEELCHAIR ROAD TRIP
PORT ANGELES — An Agnew man who gained international attention when he rode his wheelchair from Port Angeles to Portland, Oregon, in 2016 is preparing for a 13-day journey that will take him through the heat of eastern Washington and across the North Cascades. Ian Mackay, who has been paralyzed from the neck down since a bike accident about 10 years ago, plans to ride his wheelchair from Coeur D’Alene, Idaho, to his home in Agnew to highlight the need for wheelchair-accessible trails in Washington. An AP Member Exchange by Jesse Major, Peninsula Daily News. SENT: 706 words. With AP Photo.
SEATTLE — For the past five and a half weeks, Jose Robles has been confined to Gethsemane Lutheran Church in downtown Seattle, where he sought sanctuary in late June to avoid deportation to his native Mexico. Jose Robles apologizes for his messy room, saying his wife usually helps him keep it clean. The windowless lilac-colored room is spacious — approximately 40 square feet — and includes a sofa bed, computer, table and a bunk bed in the corner. Despite the clothes strewn around the room and leftover takeout on plates, the room had a pleasant, fruity smell. By Agueda Pacheco-Flores, The Seattle Times. With AP Photo.
BODY RECOVERED: Body of missing N. Idaho woman recovered from Snake River
FATHER KILLED-SENTENCE: Man sentenced to 17 years in prison for dad’s slaying
LEWIS COUNTY-KILLING: Mother of suspects in Randle teen’s death pleads guilty
DETECTIVE SUSPENDED-UBER ATTACK: King County detective suspended after Uber driver attack