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SEATTLE — Behind tall brick walls and secure windows, hundreds of patients at Washington state's largest psychiatric hospital live in conditions that fail U.S. health and safety standards, while overworked nurses and psychiatrists say they are navigating a system that punishes employees who speak out despite critical staffing shortages. By Martha Bellisle. SENT: 1,550 words. AP Photos.



SEATTLE — Having won nine of 10, the Seattle Mariners step into interleague play hosting the Colorado Rockies for a three-game series beginning Friday night. The Rockies have won three straight to move a game over .500. UPCOMING: Game at 7:10 p.m. PT. 700 words.


—SODA TAX BAN-INITIATIVE: Voters likely to decide whether to bar local soda taxes.

—LAKE CLEANUP-SEATTLE: Dozens of volunteers clean Lake Union after fireworks show.

—GUN LAWS-EDMONDS: Edmonds officials to consider gun safety measure.