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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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Boy, 14, says he planned double killing

A 14-year-old boy accused of killing his father and younger brother Monday night in Coeur d’Alene showed no remorse in an interview with investigators and told them he had contemplated and prepared for the brutal killings for months.

Mudslide sends houses down slope, killing at least 3

OSO, Wash. — At least three people have been killed and nearly a dozen injured Saturday when a wall of mud crashed into a half-dozen homes east of Arlington, Wash., according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.

States resist food stamp cuts

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Using a wrinkle in federal law, at least seven states and the District of Columbia are blocking as much as $1.2 billion in food stamp cuts, preserving federal benefits for millions of people who otherwise would have had them cut by about $90 each month.