Here is the latest Washington news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. PDT
PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) – A 37-year-old man has been charged with rape after a woman who lives near Bremerton told police that he held her against her will for two months and repeatedly assaulted her. The Kitsap Sun reports Joshua Allie was charged Tuesday in Kitsap County Superior Court.
SEATTLE (AP) – Authorities say a 65-year-old woman was found dead after a small fire at a condominium in Seattle. The Seattle Fire Department says the fire was reported about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday on the 2300 block of Northeast 89th Street. The King County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the woman as Beth Peterson.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Lawmakers in the Oregon Senate have approved a bill that would shield thousands of recreational pot customers from having their names, birthdates, driver’s license numbers or any other identifying information exposed. Senate Bill 863 is one of the first state responses to mixed signals coming out of Washington D.C. about the new White House administration’s stance on enforcing federal marijuana laws. It passed Tuesday and now goes to the House.
RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) – An employee at the Hanford nuclear reservation called a stop to certain work at the tank farms Monday afternoon over questions about beryllium controls. The Tri-City Herald reports work resumed Tuesday after managers met with the employee to discuss concerns. The order covered all activities requiring beryllium controls or intrusive work in the tank farms.