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Reports show some patients had troubles with end-of-life procedures, but complications were rare. Advocates say they'll work to better publicize proper methods.READ MORE 4 COMMENTS
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A Harvard-trained professor is accused of gunning down her university colleagues. It's a glimpse into the human capacity for evil, which we too often deny.READ MORE 6 COMMENTS
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Looking at California's water issues, one NOAA regional office took account of how killer whales depend on fish runs. Will a judge allow the Northwest regional office and other federal agencies continue to look the other way in regard to Columbia River fish runs and Puget Sound's struggling orcas?READ MORE COMMENT NOW
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Seattle police snare man who escaped series of sex charges in Pierce County
The 56-year-old man is charged with propositioning a detective posing as a 15-year-old girl and sending photos of a home "dungeon" he hoped to use with her.
Pot tourism's best destination? It's looking like Barcelona
Amsterdam's clubs are earning a bad rep on the quality of their offerings, leading many tourists to Spain.
UN seeks refugee status for undocumented kids fleeing to US
UN officials want the thousands of children migrants flooding into the US to be classified as refugees. While the UN resolution wouldn't have legal teeth in the US, the hope is that it will ratchet up pressure on the American and Mexican governments to accept children seeking asylum.
Seattle police officer accused of child molestation
A police officer was arrested Monday on suspicion of child molestation.
Ex-boyfriend: Amanda Knox's story is 'hallucination'
But he says the evidence against her doesn't have much strength.
Court's Hobby Lobby decision deftly balances rights
If there's a flood of phony litigation from corporations, the decision sets up the legal precedents for swatting down the lawsuits.
Ex-boyfriend may turn on Amanda Knox
His attorneys say he may change his testimony about being with her on the night of Meredith Kercher's death.
Seattle police officer under criminal investigation
The Seattle Police Department is investigating an officer after a patrol-car video suggested he used excessive force when handcuffing a woman.
Supreme Court rejects buffer zone around abortion clinics
Supreme Court unanimously struck down a Massachusetts law on Thursday that barred protests around abortion clinics.
Death penalty upheld in Wash. Supreme Court
The state Supreme Court unanimously ruled to uphold the death sentence of Dayva Cross, a man convicted of murdering his wife and two daughters in 1996 — despite the fact that there is currently a moratorium on the death penalty issued by Govenor Jay Inslee.
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