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What Can Police Do When They Become ‘Social Workers of Last Resort’?
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“The real message is: Let’s train police officers so they stop hurting our family members, our loved ones.”
Washington State Legalizes Human Composting As Eco-Friendly Alternative
Advocates say composting is cheaper, more environmentally friendly and uses less energy than cremation or ground burial.
How America Struggles To Solve Homelessness In Rich Cities
America’s homeless population may be on the decline but in wealthy, growing cities the issue is increasing.
Washington To Become First State To Offer Public Health Insurance
The Cascade Care plan places caps on payments to health care providers and will be available to all residents, regardless of income, by 2021.
Meet Washington State's Motorcycle Enthusiast, Rap-Loving Asian American Freshman Senator
Joe Nguyen (D-Wash.) is the first person of color to hold a seat in his state's 34th District.
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Washington State Narrows Exemptions For Measles Vaccine Requirement
A new law won't grant exemptions for the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine for personal or philosophical reasons.
Seattle Department of Transportation
4 Dead, 3 Injured After Collapsed Crane Crushes Multiple Cars In Seattle
The crane appears to have fallen from a building that houses the Google Cloud offices.
Pierce County Sheriff's Office
Body Of Missing Hiker Located After Devoted Dog Remains By His Side
A search team "never would have located" the man's body were it not for the barking of his dog, Daisy.
Judge Blocks Trump's Plan To Cut Off Planned Parenthood Subsidies
By Steve Gorman, Reuters
A Washington state judge overruled a plan to make it harder for women seeking birth control at clinics offering abortion services.
Washington UPS Gets 667 Packages Of Cards For Senator Who Said Nurses 'Play Cards' At Work
The packages arrived after Washington state Sen. Maureen Walsh came under fire for saying some nurses "play cards for a considerable amount of the days."
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Washington GOP Senator Apologizes For Claiming Some Nurses 'Play Cards' At Work
"I wish I could reel it back," state Sen. Maureen Walsh said of her remarks on the Senate floor last week.
Washington GOP Senator Blasted For Saying Some Nurses 'Play Cards' During Work
State Sen. Maureen Walsh said she regrets making the comment, adding that she was "tired" at the time.
Washington Senate Passes Bill That Would Limit Measles Vaccine Exemptions
The state is one of 17 that allows exemptions for "personal, moral or other beliefs.” That may soon change.
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Russell Wilson Snuggles In Bed With Ciara To Announce Contract
The Seattle Seahawks quarterback took his new riches lying down in a video that Twitter is blitzing.
Washington State Officials Mocked Vietnamese American Senator's Name On State Senate Floor
State Sen. Joe Nguyen, son of Vietnamese refugees, explained to HuffPost why his colleagues' jokes about his Asian name spoke to a larger issue.
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Motel 6 To Pay $12 Million To Settle Lawsuit After Reporting Guests To ICE
The company admitted at least six of its Washington state locations voluntarily provided guests' information to the federal immigration agency.
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Mariners' Dee Gordon Honors Ichiro Suzuki With Full-Page Ad In Seattle Times
The second baseman thanked his teammate and idol, who retired last week after a legendary 28-season career.
2 Killed In Seattle After Gunman Opens Fire On Drivers, Public Bus
Two others were critically injured, including a bus driver who is being hailed a hero after steering his vehicle to safety.
Mariners Icon Ichiro Suzuki Announces Retirement In Japan
An emotional Suzuki left the baseball field to a standing ovation from a sold-out crowd in Tokyo.
Russell Wilson And Ciara Are In St. Barts And Having A Better Time Than You
The quarterback and the singer live it up at the beach with the kids.
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I Visited Thousands Of Homes As A Salesperson. Here's What I Learned About People.
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I was surprised by a lot when I saw how people live and act in the privacy of their own homes.
GOP Arizona Lawmaker Claims Vaccinations Are 'Communist'
State Rep. Kelly Townsend also misused a Benjamin Franklin quote.
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Can The Netflix Model Eliminate The Most Infectious Disease In America?
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Louisiana and Washington want to pay a flat fee to hepatitis C drug makers, such as Gilead, AbbVie and Merck, for unlimited meds each year.
U.S. May Enforce Stricter Vaccine Laws If States Don't, FDA Head Says
FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb warned that some states' lax vaccine requirements are "going to have national implications."
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Snowstorm Buries Pacific Northwest, With More On The Way
By Gene Johnson, AP
Good for sledding, bad for driving.
Parents Protest For Kids' Right To Suffer From Preventable Illness
Hundreds of anti-vaxxers descended on Washington's capital amid the state's worst measles outbreak in decades.
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