AP-WA--Washington News Advisory, WA
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Washington at 1 a.m.
SPOKANE, Wash. — Seven decades after making key portions of the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Japan, workers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation are being exposed to radiation as they tear down buildings that helped create the nation’s nuclear arsenal. Dozens of workers demolishing a plutonium processing plant from the 1940s have inhaled or ingested radioactive particles in the past year, and even carried some of that radiation into their vehicles. By Nicholas K. Geranios. SENT: 900 words. With AP photos.
AP Member exchanges
EVERETT, Wash. -Class was about to start. Mary Fosse ran outside the Darrington Library, turning over rocks, looking for bugs. Fosse, 35, runs a small business called “Carnivorous Terrariums” out of her home in northeast Everett. She travels to libraries, schools and birthday parties, teaching children and adults about insect-eating plants. Everyone in class gets to create their own terrariums. On a recent Tuesday in Darrington, the room was full of sundews, which eat fruit flies. An AP Member Exchange by Rikki King, The Daily Herald. Sent: 730 words. With AP Photos.
MAN SAVES WOMAN
SEQUIM, Wash. - A Sequim man who risked his life preventing a woman from jumping off the Hood Canal Bridge last year has recently earned a Carnegie Medal for his heroism. Jason Doig said he is still struggling with the word “hero” but was humbled when he learned last month he had joined the ranks of more than 10,000 others who have earned the award since the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission’s inception 114 years ago. An AP Member Exchange by Jesse Major, Peninsula Daily News. 560 words. With AP Photos.
MINNEAPOLIS — The series finale between the Seattle Mariners and the Minnesota Twins was postponed Sunday because of wintry weather. With snow in the forecast and game-time temperatures expected to hover around freezing, the game was called off about three hours before it was supposed to begin and rescheduled for May 14, what had been a mutual day off for both teams. The Mariners had not been scheduled to return to Minnesota this season. By Brian Hall. SENT: 500 words. With AP Photos.
—CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER-SEATTLE: The pre-eminent civil-rights leader in Seattle has died.
—WASHINGTON-SOLAR FARM: A North Carolina company soon will begin installing the largest solar farm in the state of Washington.
—THROWING ROCKS-FREEWAY: Police say a man threw rocks at a semi-truck on Interstate 5 and pulled a knife on a police officer before he was arrested.
—HUD GRANT-VETERAN HOUSING: HUD and Veterans Affairs say they will give almost $5 million in vouchers to public housing authorities in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington state.