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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.

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Washington state used outdated data to allow logging on slope

SEATTLE — State regulators have been using outdated boundaries to restrict logging above the Snohomish County slope that collapsed March 22, failing to incorporate newer research that would have protected a swath of land that wound up being clear-cut, according to a Seattle Times analysis of documents and geographical data.

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.