AP-WA--Washington News Coverage,ADVISORY, WA
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ABERDEEN HOMELESS CAMP LAWSUIT
TACOMA, Wash. — Aberdeen’s efforts to restrict access by visitors to a longstanding homeless encampment along the Chehalis River have drawn a federal lawsuit. SENT: 150 words. Will be expanded.
BLACK MAN OUSTED-APOLOGY
KIRKLAND, Wash. — Police in the Seattle suburb of Kirkland apologized this week for helping the owner of a frozen yogurt shop kick out a black man because employees said they felt uncomfortable. The owner called officers on Nov. 7 about Byron Ragland, who works as a court-appointed special advocate and was supervising a court-sanctioned outing between a mother and her son, Seattle Times reported. SENT: 300 words. AP Photos.
AMAZON BRAIN DRAIN
NEW YORK — When tech giants like Amazon expand, other companies don’t just worry about losing business. They also fret about hanging on to their employees. Some of the industries that have defined New York City and the Washington, D.C., area will face increased competition for talent when Amazon sets up shop in their territory, with plans to hire 50,000 new workers amid the tightest job market in decades. By Alexandra Olson, AP Business Writer. SENT: 1,200 words, AP Photos.
SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Cannabis Commission is recommending the state set up an independent agency to regulate legal marijuana rather than having three different agencies share the job, a newspaper reported Tuesday. SENT: 310 words. With AP photos.
PULLMAN, Wash. — A year that began in tragedy for Washington State is wrapping up with the Cougars on the brink of unparalleled success. Players began spring workouts with heavy hearts after the January suicide of quarterback Tyler Hilinski. The offseason departure of six assistant coaches and head coach Mike Leach’s flirtation with the Tennessee job then contributed to the outside perception that little should be expected of the Cougars this year. By Nicholas K. Geranios. SENT: 900 words, AP Photos.
For the third straight week, the top four in the College Football Rankings is likely to be Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame and Michigan. The same four teams on top in three consecutive selection committee rankings would be a first for the CFP. By College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo. UPCOMING: 700 words, with analysis and photos. Rankings released at about 7:15 p.m.
BKN--76ERS FULTZ OUT
PHILADELPHIA — Markelle Fultz won’t play for the Philadelphia 76ers until his troublesome right shoulder is examined by a specialist on Monday. SENT: 340 words. With AP photos.
BBA--MARINERS COACHES: Mariners hire Perry Hill as new 1st base and infield coach.
CHILD STABBED: Spokane Valley man accused in random stabbing of boy
REVENUE FORECAST: Forecast shows uptick in Washington state revenue
SUSPICIOUS DEVICE: Police: Device found near Bremerton school had explosives
HANFORD WASTE: Wyden: Public needs more time to study nuke waste proposal
LIGHT RAIL EXTENSION: Sound Transit expects $1.2B in federal money for rail.
ROOMMATES KILLED: Lacey man accused of killing 2 roommates held without bail
IMMIGRATION FACILITY ESCAPE: 5 teens escape immigration facility after guards assaulted.
DEADLY SHOOTING-OLYMPIA: Police: Olympia man kills woman before shooting self.
ATTEMPTED MURDER-SOLICATION: Woman accused of trying to get help to kill ex-husband.