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AP count: Majority of House supports Trump's impeachment

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is on track to be impeached by the House with the majority now in favor ahead of voting, according to a running tally compiled by The Associated Press.

Washington state student inmates can now access the internet

SEATTLE (AP) - Incarcerated students have access to the internet for the first time in Washington state allowing them to work toward earning computer coding certificates. KOMO-TV reported Tuesday that 10 students at the state Corrections Center for Women received their Tacoma Community College certificates in web development. Officials say the class was offered before, but students did not have internet access.

Yakima County reports 18 hepatitis A cases

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - Yakima County has 18 confirmed cases of hepatitis A, a number authorities say will likely increase in the weeks and months ahead. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports all cases are all tied to people experiencing homelessness and those using illicit drugs.

Police: Driver who hit pedestrians was high, had eyes shut

SEATTLE (AP) - A second person has died after police say a woman who was driving high with her eyes closed plowed her car into a group of four pedestrians in Seattle last week. The Seattle Times reports that the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office confirmed the second death Monday, but offered no further details.

3.6 magnitude earthquake hits area near Mount Rainer National Park

PACKWOOD, Wash. (AP) - People living near Mount Rainier National Park report they felt a small earthquake that hit the region. The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude 3.6 quake hit a spot 13 miles (21 km) southeast of Packwood, an unincorporated community near the park, at 12:31 p.m. Sunday. The quake had a depth of 0.8 miles (1.3 km). There were no initial reports of damage.

Report recommends centralized gun background check system in Washington state

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A new report recommends Washington create a centralized system for gun-purchase background checks. The state Office of Financial Management report says such a system would increase public safety with more consistent training and oversight and reduce burden on local law enforcement performing more than 440,000 checks annually.

House fire caused by turkey smoker causes $75K damage

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Firefighters in Portland have determined that a house fire in the early morning hours was sparked by an electric turkey smoker placed too close to the home.Portland Fire & Rescue said Thursday that a mail delivery person spotted sparks and smoke at the home shortly after 5 a.m. and called 911 before alerting the occupants.Two adults, one child and three cats made it out safely.Damage to the home is estimated at $75,000.

Christmas tree prices remain high amid low supply

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) - Experts in Oregon, the nation's No. 1 supplier of Christmas trees, say prices for a holiday evergreen will remain higher this year due to a tight supply.

Washington woman fatally shoots intruder

GRAY'S HARBOR, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say a Gray's Harbor woman has fatally shot a man who broke into a home and violated a protective order she had against him.

Severe vaping-related illness confirmed in Western Washington

SEATTLE (AP) - Seattle and King County Public Health says a teenager has received medical treatment for severe lung disease linked to vaping. County health officials said Wednesday that the teen was hospitalized in August with a fever, cough and shortness of breath. Officials say he was treated in the intensive care unit, released from the hospital five days later and is now recovering.

Washington woman pleads not guilty to strangling, dismembering her mother

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A 23-year-old woman has pleaded not guilty to killing and dismembering her mother. Amara J. Lundy, entered the plea Tuesday for the charge of first-degree murder, The Olympian reports . Lundy is accused of strangling and dismembering her mother, then leaving body parts at dumpsters and trash cans around northwest Olympia. She is being held without bail at the Thurston County Jail.