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BREMERTON, Wash. - Workers at Washington state’s largest psychiatric hospital are blaming hospital administration for an increase in assaults by patients. Interviews and public records obtained by The Associated Press show that disability claims by injured staff have topped $5 million in less than three years. Workers saying officials for Western State Hospital are not providing enough staff and they move dangerous patients into less-secure wards. By Martha Bellisle. SENT: 700 words. AP Photos.
Jeff Bezos boldly predicted five years ago that drones would be carrying Amazon packages to people’s doorsteps by now. Amazon customers are still waiting. And it’s unclear when, if ever, this particular order by the company’s founder and CEO will arrive. Bezos made billions of dollars by transforming the retail sector. But overcoming the regulatory hurdles and safety issues posed by drones appears to be a challenge even for the world’s wealthiest man. By David Koenig and Joseph Pisani. SENT: 900 words. AP Photos.
RENTON, Wash. — Four weeks remain in the regular season and the Seattle Seahawks find themselves in an NFC playoff spot. While Seattle was thumping San Francisco on Sunday, the Seahawks were getting the results they needed elsewhere to strengthen their playoff hopes. By Tim Booth. UPCOMING: 600 words. By 5 p.m. PT.
—EASTERN WASHINGTON-POT: Local pot ban petition in WA may head to voters or court.
—THEATER SHOW CANCELLED-SECURITY THREATS: Theater cancels matinee due to security threats.
—CASH FUND-HOMELESS: Homeless man turns in $17K cash he found outside food bank.