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Authorities bust drug trafficking ring in Washington, Idaho

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Federal agents with the help of local police have arrested 18 people accused of being involved in a drug trafficking ring.The Spokesman-Review reported ( ) Friday that the suspects are from Washington and Idaho. Authorities raided 15 houses.Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich said investigators recovered more than 20 weapons in addition to large amounts of cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine.

Northwest hop acreage estimated to increase by 6%

MOXEE, Wash. - Washington, Oregon and Idaho are on pace to set another record in hop acreage, but reports indicate supply is catching up to demand.The USDA's National Agriculture Statistics Service estimates the three states will harvest 54,135 acres this…

3 people in hospital after crash

GRANGER, Wash - Three people are in the hospital after a one car crash on I-82 just east of Granger. 23 year old Abben Boorman, of The Dalles, lost control of his car and the vehicle left the roadway rolling…

Official says more Hanford nuke mishaps likely

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) - The U.S. Energy Department's top official at Washington state's severely contaminated Hanford Nuclear Reservation says future accidental nuclear radiation releases are likely because the aging site's infrastructure is breaking down amid inadequate funding to quickly clean up millions of gallons of radioactive waste.

Yakima woman in court after ambush and shootout

YAKIMA, Wash - A 23-year-old Yakima woman is headed to court to face charges relating to an ambush robbery and shootout. Allicianna Clark was arrested on a warrant for her alleged involvement in the attempted robbery and shootout with two Royal City men at the 8th St. Market and Deli. Clark organized an exchange of computers with the men when a third man appeared and joined Clark in an ambush to rob the Royal City men resulting in an exchange of gunfire. Clark will face charges of unlawful...

Gov. Inslee statement on shooting in Virginia

Governor Jay Inslee has issued a statement following the shooting in Virginia involving members of congress. "This morning's news was a shock to wake up to. Trudi and I, along with all Washingtonians, send our thoughts to Congressman Scalise, the…

Transgender man files restroom complaint against library

SEATTLE (AP) - A transgender man has filed a complaint with the Seattle Office for Civil Rights against the Seattle Public Library for refusing to let him to use the only private restroom in its downtown building.Ryan "Comet" Alley filed the complaint Monday over the refusal involving a bathroom reserved for families.Alley refused to stop filming the encounter Wednesday with a library security officer, who asked him to leave.