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Washington state at 1 a.m.


BOISE — A conservation group has created maps identifying key landscapes in three Western states most likely to sustain native species amid climate change and is distributing money to protect private lands in those areas through use-limiting easements or outright purchases. By Keith Ridler. SENT: 615 words. WITH AP Photos.


SEATTLE — Managers at a flooded wastewater-treatment plant in Seattle that is dumping raw sewage into Puget Sound are counting on bugs to get the plant back up and running normally. SENT: 150 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 4 p.m.


TACOMA, Wash. – A Tacoma food back is letting people who need assistance choose what they want. The News Tribune reports that at Eloise’s Cooking Pot Food Bank shoppers are allowed more choice than at typical food banks, where people are often given prepackaged bags of groceries that recipients may not want or need. An AP Member Exchange by Michael Simpson, The News Tribune. 1,000 words. Moving Sunday.


Washington Boys & Girls Clubs are helping feed kids with deceptively healthy cookies for breakfast. The Daily Herald of Everett reports that Erin Baker, of Bellingham, delivers 10,000 breakfast cookies each month to 18 Boys & Girls Clubs across the state. The cookies are made from healthy whole foods and serve as treats and rewards for kids attending the clubs. An AP Member Exchange by Caitlin Tompkins, The Daily Herald. 550 words. Moving Sunday.


BBO-MARINERS-PHILLIES TRADE: Phillies get switch-pitcher Venditte from Mariners


PROSECUTOR-TEXTS: Legal bills mounting in court battle over prosecutor’s texts

FEWER STUDENT ARRESTS: Fewer students arrested after Spokane school policy change

WHEAT WORRIES: Farmers consider alternatives amid lower wheat prices