AP-WA--Washington News Coverage,ADVISORY, WA
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SALEM, ORE. — Portland police are accused of being heavy-handed against people protesting a rally by extreme-right demonstrators, reportedly causing some injuries, prompting the city’s new police chief to order a review of officers’ use of force, which included stun grenades. By Andrew Selsky. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 3 p.m.
DAVENPORT, Wash. — Crews continued to battle a wildfire in eastern Washington state Sunday that has burned two structures and threatens about 60 others, while a fire in Idaho moves into steep terrain. The fire near Davenport, Washington, started on Thursday and continued to grow to about 7.3 square miles (19 square kilometers). Fire spokeswoman Catherine Koele says the blaze is burning in tall grass and timber, and has threatened wheat fields. SENT: 330 words.
A man charged with threatening two Republican congressional leaders had 200 rounds of ammunition at his home in Buffalo, New York, along with books on homemade explosives and receipts for an assault rifle and a handgun, according to court records. An agent with the U.S. Capitol Police detailed items found during a search of Carlos Bayon’s home in an affidavit filed Friday in U.S. District Court. Bayon was charged last week with leaving threatening phone messages for the lawmakers, identified in reports as GOP Reps. Steve Scalise of Louisiana and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington state. SENT: 350 words.
Amazon says it has removed items with Nazi or white supremacist symbols from its website after criticism from advocacy groups. An Amazon executive said the company blocked the accounts of some retailers and might suspend them. A spokeswoman for Seattle-based Amazon.com Inc. declined to comment further on Sunday. SENT: 250 words.
AP Member Exchange
EVERETT, Wash. - Ray Brown says he has the best office in Everett. It’s not an office, and he’s not exactly in Everett — he’s offshore. Brown, 58, is captain of the “Hat Express,” the private ferry to Hat Island. At 7 a.m. one Thursday, Brown piloted the 55-foot vessel from its dock near the Everett Yacht Club and headed south through the Snohomish River channel. The boat passed Naval Station Everett and embarked on its half-hour cruise. Hat Island — officially Gedney Island — is about four miles off Everett in Possession Sound. Hat Island, about one square mile, has a summer population of more than 200 families. An AP Member Exchange by Julie Muhstein, The Daily Herald. 930 words.
BOW, Wash. - Despite the fact that school is out for the summer, Allen Elementary School has been bustling with activity the past few weeks. The school has been the hub for the Burlington-Edison School District’s largest summer school program yet, with more than 220 elementary- and middle-school-age kids attending each day. The summer school, which wrapped up last month, was a partnership between a variety of groups, said David Strich, the district’s 21st Century Community Learning Center coordinator. An AP Member Exchange by Kiera Wanielista, Skagit Valley Herald. 660 words.
SEATTLE — The Toronto Blue Jays go for a four-game sweep of the Seattle Mariners on Sunday afternoon. Seattle has dropped five straight to fall 2 1/2 games back in the AL wild-card race. UPCOMING: Game at 1:10 p.m. PT. 700 words.
—ESCAPED INMATES: Two inmates who escaped from a Spokane detention center were captured soon after, thanks to a witness who saw them jumping the fence.
—CARRIER DISMANTLING: A government report says the cost to dismantle a decommissioned nuclear-powered aircraft carrier sitting in a Virginia shipyard may exceed $1 billion.
—WATERCRAFT-INJURY: Emergency crews helped two people after they crashed a personal watercraft on the Columbia River.
—HIKER’S BODY-HELICOPTER: The body of a hiker was flown by helicopter out of the Buck Mountain area, north of Lake Wenatchee, and two other uninjured hikers walked out.
—MISSING HIKER: Search and rescue crews continue to search for a missing hiker near Vesper Peak in Snohomish County, Washington.