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The latest from news outlets and blogs around the Northwest and beyond, chosen by Crosscut editors.

Lone driver causes 15-car, 10-injury accident on Rainier Ave.

Police say a man driving a white pickup pinballed through traffic until hitting an officer's cruiser.

KOMO NEWS

Albuquerque orders police reforms

Similar to what is happening in Seattle, the U.S. Justice Department and Albuquerque have a reached a deal to overhaul the police department after accusations of excessive force. 

ABC NEWS

Amber Alert: Missing Olympia boy

Police issued the amber alert a short while ago, listing a 2012 Blue Dodge Avenger with license plate number AIE318 as the suspect's vehicle. Investigators say the boy's mother took him on Thursday, after assaulting his father against a protective order.

KPLU-FM

FBI creates phony Seattle Times page, story to trap teen bomb-threat suspect

The paper and a foundation dedicated to online freedom object.

SEATTLE TIMES

Oso families sue

Families of victims of the Oso landslide in March have filed suit against the state, county and forest owner.

SEATTLE TIMES

'Yes means yes': New California law divides liberals, offends libertarians

At publicly funded California universities, students will be required to have formal consent before having sex with another student.

LOS ANGELES TIMES

2nd Marysville shooting victim dies

Freshman Gia Soriano died Sunday. Two more students remain in critical condition.

HERALD (EVERETT)

Canoe thief finds it's nice to be able to count on the Coast Guard in a windstorm

Besides a rescue, he gets a chance for a free meal -- in jail, according to Burien police.

KIRO-TV

School shooting expert: Don't jump to conclusions about psyche of gunman

The author of a book on the Columbine shooting praises Marysville police for diving immediately into interviews of other students, before their impressions are reshaped by what they hear from others.

HERALD (EVERETT)

Justice Thomas strikes conciliatory, warm notes visiting alma mater, Yale Law

Returning with fellow justices Alito and Sotomayor, he says he was much too negative as a young student and is more idealistic now than when he graduated.

WASHINGTON POST
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