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A Washington state ferry passes the Seattle Great Wheel as it approaches downtown Seattle from Elliott Bay, Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016.
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SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle's Waterfront Park has been closed and fenced off after officials discovered last Wednesday that a pier had shifted several inches, creating a gap between the pier and adjacent land.

A member of a cleaning crew wheels a cart toward a vehicle at the Life Care Center, where at least 30 coronavirus deaths have been linked to the facility, Wednesday, March 18, 2020, in Kirkland, Wash.
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OLYMPIA (AP) — Washington state health officials reported 13 new deaths from the coronavirus on Wednesday, bringing the state tally of fatalities to 67 – the highest in the country.

Also, Gov. Jay Inslee announced a 30-day statewide moratorium on evictions of residential tenants as the state continues to grapple with containing the spread of COVID-19 and the impact it is having on the state's economy as businesses are forced to temporarily close and employees are laid off.

Mike Mastrian, Director of the Senate Radio and Television Gallery, cleans down the podium before a news conference with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 17, 2020.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — In a massive federal effort Tuesday, President Donald Trump asked Congress to speed emergency checks to Americans, enlisted the military for MASH-like hospitals and implored ordinary people to do their part by staying home to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Cars from an Amtrak train lay spilled onto Interstate 5 below alongside smashed vehicles as some train cars remain on the tracks above Monday, Dec. 18, 2017, in DuPont, Wash.
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SEATTLE (AP) — Sound Transit has removed its top safety officer as a result of a fatal 2017 train derailment.

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Children’s Hospital said Monday it believes a mold outbreak that has sickened seven patients, one fatally, since summer 2018 is linked to mold-related infections dating back nearly two decades.

Five children died from infections linked to Aspergillus mold in operating rooms at Children’s from 2001 to 2014, and two others became ill, Dr. Jeff Sperring, the hospital’s chief executive, said in a written statement.

Seattle Sounders celebrate Sunday after the team beat Toronto FC in the MLS Cup in Seattle. The Sounders won 3-1.
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Kelvin Leerdam scored his first career postseason goal on a deflected shot in the 57th minute, substitute Victor Rodriguez connected in the 76th and Raúl Ruidíaz added the capper in the 90th to give the Seattle Sounders a 3-1 victory over Toronto FC on Sunday in the MLS Cup for their second title in four seasons.

In this June 27, 2012, file photo, water flows through the Bonneville Dam near Cascade, Ore. Two prominent Pacific Northwest tribes are calling for the removal three major hydroelectric dams on the Columbia River.
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THE DALLES, ORE. — Two Pacific Northwest tribes are calling for the removal of three major hydroelectric dams on the Columbia River.

The Lummi Nation and the Yakama Nation said Monday that the U.S. government violated a treaty from 1855 when it built the concrete dams on the lower Columbia River.

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PORTLAND (AP) — Federal highway officials have endorsed an accelerated timeline proposed by Oregon and Washington transportation officials that sets the two states on a fast track toward construction on a new Interstate 5 bridge by 2025.

This image is from a video by the state Department of Natural Resources, showing how a tsunami would affect the Washington coast after a magnitude 9.0 earthquake on the Cascadia Subduction Zone.
Washington State Department of Natural Resources

OLYMPIA — New videos show how a large earthquake could set off tsunamis hitting Washington state's outer coast within 15 minutes, and the Tacoma waterfront within two-and-a-half hours. 

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SEATTLE (AP) — Public Health — Seattle & King County officials say drug-related deaths have continued to increase in the county, with fatal overdoses involving methamphetamine and fentanyl on the rise.

Gov. Jay Inslee talks to reporters at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Seven years after the state legalized the adult use of marijuana, Inslee said Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, that he plans to pardon thousands of convictions for misdemeanor pot possession.
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Gov. Jay inslee announced Friday that he will pardon thousands of people statewide who were previously convicted of low-level marijuana charges, an action that appears to be the first of its kind in the country.

In this Oct. 28, 2007 file photo, Nancy Wilson, left, and Terence Blanchard, right, perform during an all-star tribute concert for Herbie Hancock, in Los Angeles. Grammy-winning jazz and pop singer Wilson has died at age 81.
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Nancy Wilson, the Grammy-winning “song stylist” and torch singer whose polished pop-jazz vocals made her a platinum artist and top concert performer, has died.

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Updated 8:48 a.m. Monday Aug. 14 with number of arrests

Seattle police have arrested three men and confiscated weapons as dueling demonstrations converged in downtown Seattle Sunday afternoon.

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Cheers erupted from a crowd of protesters at Sea-Tac Airport on Saturday after hearing that a federal judge in New York put a hold on part of President Donald Trump’s executive order restricting immigration.

On Friday, Trump signed an executive order banning legal U.S. residents and visa holders from seven Muslim-majority nations from entering the U.S. for 90 days. It also puts an indefinite hold on a program resettling Syrian refugees.

The judge prohibited the U.S. government from deporting travelers with valid visas covered by the Trump order.

Florence Henderson, who went from Broadway star to become one of America's most beloved television moms in The Brady Bunch, has died, her manager and her publicist said. She was 82.

Henderson died Thursday night at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, after being hospitalized the day before, said her publicist, David Brokaw. Henderson had suffered heart failure, her manager Kayla Pressman said in a statement.

Family and friends had surrounded Henderson's hospital bedside, Pressman said.

Cursed by a Billy Goat, bedeviled by Bartman and crushed by decades of disappointment, the Chicago Cubs are at long last headed back to the World Series.

Kyle Hendricks outpitched Clayton Kershaw, Anthony Rizzo and Willson Contreras homered early and the Cubs won their first pennant since 1945, beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-0 Saturday night in Game 6 of the NL Championship Series.

The drought ended when closer Aroldis Chapman got Yasiel Puig to ground into a double play, setting off a wild celebration at Wrigley Field.

Carlos Santana and Coco Crisp homered and rookie Ryan Merritt delivered shutdown pitching as Cleveland beat Toronto 3-0 to win the American League Championship Series in five games.

The Indians are heading to the World Series for the first time since 1997 and will host the first two games. Cleveland last won a World Series in 1948.

Mike Napoli's double off of Blue Jays starter Marco Estrada put Cleveland on top in the first inning. Estrada also gave up two home runs.

Hurricane Matthew is roaring across the Caribbean Sea as a monster Category 5 storm on a course that puts Jamaica, as well as parts of Haiti and Cuba, in the path of its potentially devastating winds and rain.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center called it the strongest Atlantic hurricane since Felix in 2007, and said Matthew will be approaching Jamaica late Sunday night. It is expected to reach the eastern part of the island on Monday.

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Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett says the north side is calming after violence in the wake of a police shooting that left one man dead.

The violence erupted a few hours after an officer shot and killed a 23-year-old man. Police said the man was fleeing a traffic stop and was armed with a gun. It wasn't immediately clear if he pointed it at or fired it at the officer.

Alex Rodriguez returned to the infield, hugged a reception line of teammates and was handed the final ball from his final game with the New York Yankees. He walked to the area behind third base, leaned down and grabbed a handful of dirt.

Baseball's most notorious star of the last two decades then headed back to the dugout after a Yankee Stadium finale Friday night that included a pregame ceremony punctuated by thunder cracks and cut short by a downpour, a first-inning RBI double and a surprising ninth-inning return to third base.

A failed asylum-seeker from Syria blew himself up and wounded 12 people after being turned away from an open-air music festival in southern Germany in what officials said Monday may have been a suicide bombing. It was the fourth attack to shake Germany in a week — three of them carried out by recent immigrants.

The 27-year-old blew himself up at a bar shortly after 10 p.m. Sunday, having been turned away from an open-air music festival in the southern town of Ansbach because he didn't have a ticket.

A burned body was found Saturday at the scene of a brushfire north of Los Angeles that has scorched 31 square miles and prompted the evacuation of 1,500 homes, authorities said.

The body was discovered outside a home on Iron Canyon Road in Santa Clarita, and detectives are trying to determine whether the person was killed by the blaze or another cause, Los Angeles County sheriff's Lt. Rob Hahnlein said. The home also may have burned, he said.

Creator closed with a rush and caught Destin at the wire to win the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes on Saturday, with Preakness winner Exaggerator finishing well back in the field.

The 3-year-old gray colt trained by Steve Asmussen came flying down the stretch as Destin tried to hang on to the lead. But it was Creator, who finished 13th in the Derby and skipped the Preakness, who won by a nose. It was the fourth time the Belmont was decided by a nose — the closest possible margin of victory.

A massive fire broke out during a fireworks display in a Hindu temple in south India early Sunday, killing more than 100 people and injuring at least 200 others, officials said.

The fire started when a spark from the unauthorized fireworks show ignited a separate batch of fireworks that were being stored at the Puttingal temple complex in Paravoor village, a few hours north of Kerala's state capital of Thiruvananthapuram, said Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, the state's top elected official.

North Carolina will look for its sixth NCAA championship when the Tar Heels meet the Villanova Wildcats, trying for their second, on Monday night.

The Tar Heels (33-6) last won it all in 2009 and Villanova's only title came in 1985.

Both teams advanced to the championship game with lopsided wins, but Villanova's was far more of a blowout than North Carolina's.

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State transportation officials have upgraded the Ride the Ducks amphibious vehicles from unsatisfactory to a 'conditional' safety rating.

The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission decided on Wednesday the tour company may continue operating if they keep passing safety inspections.

The commission also approved the company's safety plan. Ride the Ducks Seattle restarted passenger service about two weeks ago.

Ford workers narrowly approved a new four-year contract, wrapping up five months of negotiations between the United Auto Workers union and Detroit automakers.

The UAW said late Friday that Ford's contract passed with a 51.4-percent vote. The agreement covers 53,000 U.S. hourly workers at 22 plants.

President Barack Obama's plan to protect from deportation an estimated 5 million people living in the United States illegally suffered another setback Monday in a ruling from a New Orleans-based federal appeals court.

In a 2-1 decision, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a Texas-based federal judge's injunction blocking the administration's immigration initiative.

Republicans had criticized the plan as an illegal executive overreach when Obama announced it last November. Twenty-six states challenged the plan in court.

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A sheriff says 10 people were killed in a shooting at an Oregon community college. Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin says 10 dead and another seven injured is the "best, most accurate information we have at this time.”

Earlier, Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum said 13 people were killed in the rampage at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg.

Elaine Thompson / AP

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray's proposed 2016 budget includes funding for a body camera for every police officer on patrol, an upgrade to the city's bike-share system and staff for a new planning department.

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