By SHEILA V. KUMAR, Associated Press
May 4, 2015 6:36 p.m.
SALEM, Ore. — An Oregon bill expanding background checks to encompass nearly all gun sales in the state made it through the Legislature on Monday, overcoming obstacles that stymied two previous attempts to pass similar laws.
SEATAC — City officials in SeaTac say they're coming up with a plan to clean up a park littered with trash and graffiti, after a city councilwoman said she was so fed up with the filth that she'd use her own salary for the job.
By PHUONG LE, Associated Press
May 4, 2015 10:45 a.m.
LOPEZ PASS — Emerging from a recent dive 40 feet below the surface of the Puget Sound, biologist Ben Miner wasn't surprised by what he found: The troubling disease that wiped out millions of starfish up and down the West Coast had spread to this site along the rocky cliffs of Lopez Island.
TACOMA — Matt Griffin and Andy Sewrey felt triumphant as they drove through Kabul on the back of a pickup truck. The brothers-in-law sat on 2,000 pairs of designer sandals they had just commissioned from an Afghan factory to launch their own business.