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In Pateros: ‘We lost everything’

PATEROS — Residents returning here Friday picked through the ash and rubble of homes incinerated the night before by raging wildfire. Baby pictures, gone. Family antiques, gone. Grandma’s recipes, gone.

Measles outbreak raises urgency for immunizations

On May 26, an individual returned to the U.S. from the Pacific Islands carrying the measles. That isolated case soon spread and now public health officials in the region are investigating eight confirmed cases of measles in south King County and a single case of a second infected child in Pierce County.

Twelve officers shot at armed driver

Twelve police officers from four agencies exchanged gunfire with an armed driver early Sunday in Post Falls after the man fled a traffic stop in Coeur d’Alene, investigators said Monday.

Prosecutor: Gunman ‘wanted to feel the hate,’ scouted SPU

Sometime before Aaron Rey Ybarra unleashed a barrage of gunfire last week that left one student dead and two wounded at Seattle Pacific University (SPU), he stopped taking his mental-health medications to sharpen his rage, according to King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg.

SPU hero asks that further donations go to victims

June 10—In his first public statement since Thursday’s shootings at Seattle Pacific University, acclaimed hero Jon Meis on Monday credited “God’s grace” for his actions in subduing the gunman and asked that people send further donations not to him but to the victims. (Fund page: https://give.spu.edu/ )

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Ex-foster child sues DSHS, alleging long list of horrors

A 20-year-old Tacoma woman who contends she was subjected to an odyssey of horror as a foster child has sued the state of Washington for $5 million. The plaintiff, identified as S.R., says she suffered “physical abuse, sexual abuse, mental abuse, neglect and exposure to intolerable living conditions” during her four years in foster care, according to her lawsuit, which was filed April 7 in U.S. District Court in Tacoma.