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RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — A new report says the U.S. Department of Energy isn't doing enough to prevent fraud among its contractors, including at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.

The report was issued Monday by the Government Accountability Office.

The Tri-City Herald says the agency issued the report after incidents of alleged fraud by DOE contractors, including two at Hanford.

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — May Day protests turned violent in the Pacific Northwest as demonstrators in Portland, Oregon, threw smoke bombs and Molotov cocktails at police while elsewhere thousands of people peacefully marched against President Donald Trump's immigration and labor policies.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Demonstrators threw smoke bombs, Molotov cocktails and other items at police Monday in Portland, Oregon, during May Day protests and storefront windows were broken during rowdy protests in Olympia, Washington.

Portland police arrested more than two dozen people near Pioneer Square after a protest permit had been cancelled "due to actions of anarchists." Police say the anarchists destroyed a police car, set several fires in the street, damaged storefront windows and attacked police.

No injuries were immediately reported.

Police in Olympia, Washington say a May Day protest there quickly became a riot as officers ordered the mob to disperse.

Olympia police said on Twitter Monday evening that news crews, restaurant patrons and passersby in the area were being targeted by the mob. Police encouraged people to avoid the area.

Police said the group had been throwing rocks, bottles and using pepper spray. Police said anyone who didn't leave would be subject to arrest.

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Updated at 5:25 p.m. PST

Portland police say officers have arrested three people near Pioneer Square during a May Day rally and march which they now consider a riot.

Police said on Twitter Monday afternoon that anarchists destroyed a police car, damaged numerous windows and property, started fires in the streets and attacked police.

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Updated at 5:16 p.m. PST

SEATTLE (AP) — Chanting "Stand up, fight back," hundreds of people marched through downtown Seattle Monday to support immigrants and workers on May Day.

Authorities braced for demonstrations to turn disruptive, with some businesses boarding up windows and erecting barricades.

Native American dancers walked in front of the larger gathering of protesters. The march followed a rally at a city park where speakers, including Seattle City Councilwoman Kshama Sawant, urged resistance to President Donald Trump's policies.

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Former Washington state Gov. Mike Lowry, who also served in Congress for a decade, has died. A news release from his family says Lowry, a Democrat elected governor in 1992, died Monday following complications from a stroke. He was 78.

In a statement, Gov. Jay Inslee said Lowry "served with compassion and humility."

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GOLDENDALE, Wash. (AP) — Things have been looking up at Goldendale Observatory State Park.

A $1.5 million renovation is set to begin next month, and the observatory has a newly reconfigured telescope that gives visitors much better views of the night sky.

But the Yakima Herald-Republic says the observatory was quietly dropped from the International Dark-Sky Association's list of Dark Sky Parks late last year.

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A Spokane police officer was justified in killing a man after a foot chase in January.

The Spokane County Prosecutor's Office made that ruling on Tuesday in the death of 33-year-old Dexter Dumarce.

He was killed in the early-morning hours of Jan. 15 when he shot four times by Spokane police Cpl. Ryan Jamieson. Dumarce died at the scene.

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Legislature has approved a measure that would make a fourth driving under the influence offense a felony in Washington state.

The Democratic-controlled House passed the measure on an 85-11 vote Thursday. It now awaits Gov. Jay Inslee's approval to be signed into law.

SEATTLE (AP) — A Russian man convicted of hacking into U.S. businesses to steal credit card data has been sentenced to 27 years in prison and ordered to pay nearly $170 million in restitution.

Roman Seleznev was sentenced Friday in federal court in Seattle.

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Updated at 10:22 p.m. PST

SEATTLE (AP) — Three Seattle police officers were shot and injured during an exchange of gunfire with a suspect, who later died, after a robbery at a downtown convenience store.

Three people are suspected in the Thursday robbery at a 7-Eleven store near Pioneer Square, the city's oldest neighborhood, said Deputy Police Chief Carmen Best.

Officers chased two suspects, a 19-year-old man and a 17-year-old girl, who ran from the store, police said.

SEATTLE (AP) — Jail officials say a Seattle man who had been in custody at the King County Jail has died at Harborview Medical Center.

King County Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention Captain Troy Bacon said in a news release that the 56-year-old man died Wednesday, five days after he was transferred there.

Bacon says the man was booked into jail July 3 and charged with felony assault.

The King County Medical Examiner's office will determine the cause and manner of death. The man's name wasn't released.

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SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Nigel Williams-Goss, who led Gonzaga to its first appearance in the Final Four, said Tuesday that he will skip his senior season and declare for the NBA draft. He will hire an agent, precluding his return to Gonzaga.

The second team All-American led Gonzaga in scoring last year (16.8 points per game) as the top-seeded Zags advanced to the NCAA title game, where they lost to North Carolina.

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EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Boeing will issue hundreds of layoff notices to engineers in Washington state this week.

The Daily Herald reported Monday that a memo from the company's vice president of engineering for Boeing Commercial Airplanes John Hamilton says the cuts are necessary to stay competitive.

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TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Washington immigration activists say about 400 detainees held at an ICE detention center are participating in a hunger strike.

The Seattle Times reports a Washington anti-detention group NWDC Resist rallied in front of the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma Monday to address living conditions inside the center such as the quality of food, health care and high commissary prices. Activists say some detainees have already gone two days without food.

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SEATTLE (AP) — A lawsuit filed Thursday accuses Seattle Mayor Ed Murray of sexually molesting a teenage high-school dropout in the 1980s, and in interviews with The Seattle Times, two other men claim he abused them.

The mayor denied the allegations through his personal spokesman Jeff Reading.

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The Gonzaga Bulldogs survived a furious second-half rally by South Carolina to advance to their first national championship game.

South Carolina reeled off 16 straight points to take a 67-65 lead with 7:06 to play. Zach Collins answered with a 3-pointer to put Gonzaga back on top and the Bulldogs held on from there.

Collins, a 7-foot freshman, had an impressive stat line: 14 points, 13 rebounds and six blocks in 23 minutes of play.

Gonzaga advances to Monday night's title game against the winner of Saturday night's Oregon-North Carolina game.

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SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle's plan to equip police officers with body cameras has stalled as the city works to clarify policies regarding when officers are allowed to review the video.

The Seattle Times reports that a court-appointed monitor argues that officers should not be allowed to view video of an incident before they write reports on their use of force, saying that would influence their account of any incident. Attorneys for the city disagree.

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DETROIT (AP) — Volkswagen is paying more than $157 million to 10 states to settle environmental lawsuits over the company's diesel emissions-cheating scandal.

The company says the money will go to Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington. All 10 states follow California's clean air standards.

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SEATTLE (AP) — A Mexican man who has spent more than six weeks in immigration detention despite his participation in a program designed to protect those brought to the U.S. illegally as children can be released from custody pending his deportation proceedings, an immigration judge ruled Tuesday.

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Amazon is testing a grocery pickup service in Seattle.

The AmazonFresh Pickup service is currently open only to Amazon employees. Eventually, members of Amazon's $99-a-year Prime loyalty program will be able to order groceries online and drive to a pickup location, where crews will deliver items to the car.

Amazon says orders will be ready in as little as 15 minutes after being placed. The service is being tested in two locations in Seattle, where Amazon is headquartered.

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DENVER (AP) — Colorado is considering an unusual strategy to protect its nascent marijuana industry from a potential federal crackdown, even at the expense of hundreds of millions of dollars in tax collections.

A bill pending in the Legislature would allow pot growers and retailers to reclassify their recreational pot as medical pot if a change in federal law or enforcement occurs.

It's the boldest attempt yet by a U.S. marijuana state to avoid federal intervention in its weed market.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court suggested Tuesday that it is sympathetic to Microsoft Corp. in a dispute with disgruntled owners of the Xbox 360 video-game system who sued saying the console has a design defect that scratches game discs.

The justices heard arguments Tuesday in a case that involves the Xbox 360 owners' attempts to get class action status for their lawsuit, which was filed several years ago in the state of Washington, where Microsoft is headquartered.

SEATTLE (AP) — A now-former police officer has been sentenced to a nine months in prison for an attack on a restrained man at a Seattle hospital.

U.S. District Judge John C. Coughenour issued the sentence Tuesday for 36-year-old Nicholas Hogan, who worked as a police officer in Tukwila and Snoqualmie. Hogan pleaded guilty in November to a charge of depriving a man of his civil rights.

SEATTLE (AP) — A Washington state prosecutor says he will not file criminal charges against two Seattle police officers who fatally shot a 46-year-old African-American man last year.

King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg said at a news conference Tuesday that the officers, who are white, reasonably believed their lives were in danger when they shot Che Taylor in February 2016. He says "their use of deadly force at that moment was authorized by law."

KENT, Wash. (AP) — A Sikh man said a gunman approached him as he worked on his car in his suburban Seattle driveway and told him to "go back to your own country" before shooting him in the arm.

Police in the city of Kent are searching for the shooter and have contacted the FBI and other law enforcement agencies. It comes after an Indian man was killed and another wounded in a recent shooting at a Kansas bar that federal agencies are investigating as a hate crime after witnesses say the suspect yelled "get out of my country."

The victim — a 39-year-old man who observes the Sikh faith — told police that he was working in his driveway about 8 p.m. Friday when the unknown man came up to him, the Times reported. Male observant Sikhs often cover their heads with turbans, which are considered sacred, and refrain from shaving their beards. The faith comes from South Asia's Punjab region.

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SEATTLE (AP) — With the game on the line, Oregon freshman Sabrina Ionescu boiled her approach down to basketball basics.

Ionescu hit two free throws with 6.4 seconds left to give Oregon a 70-69 upset victory over 11th-ranked Washington in a Pac-12 Conference Tournament quarterfinal on Friday night before a crowd of 9,686, the largest in the 16-year history of the tournament.

A tanker truck carrying propane rolled over on a major Seattle highway Monday, shutting area roads for about eight hours amid concerns about a hazardous materials spill.

The semi-truck rolled on a southbound lane that feeds into Interstate 5 downtown shortly after 10 a.m., The Seattle Times reported .

The truck driver told the Washington State Patrol that traffic in front of him slowed and he was unable to stop, plowing into four other vehicles and causing him to roll over. The truck driver suffered minor injuries.

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