BC-Washington Digest,ADVISORY

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Associated Press

Posted on December 29, 2012 at 4:00 PM

Washington state at 2 p.m.

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INSLEE-TRANSITION

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Gov.-elect Jay Inslee has hired an Olympia head hunting firm to find the best people to lead Washington's top agencies in his administration.

MOTORCYCLE HELMETS-RECALL

Vega Helmet Corp. is recalling more than 30,000 XTS motorcycle helmets after testing found that a few did not meet crash protection safety standards.

BLIND-TECHNOLOGY

VANCOUVER, Wash. — When Robin Lowell's husband's job required the family to move to Snoqualmie, 170 miles from Vancouver, Washington State School for the Blind retained Lowell and sought a solution to make distance learning work. An AP Member Exchange by Susan Parrish, The Columbian.

SOUTH KOREAN ASTRONAUT

EVERETT, Wash. — The story about the trip into space started with a song.

South Korea's first astronaut, Soyeon Yi, showed a 2008 video clip of herself, outside of her sleeping quarters at the International Space Station. With a smile on her face, and her long black hair tied back in a ponytail, Yi started singing several verses of "Fly Me to the Moon." AP Member Exchange by Amy Daybert, The Herald.

SPORTS

BKC--IDAHO STATE-WASHINGTON STATE

KENNEWICK, Wash. — Washington State plays its final game before starting Pac-12 play when the Cougars face Idaho State on a neutral floor in Kennewick, Wash. Game at 3 p.m. PT.

BKC--IDAHO-SEATTLE

SEATTLE — Seattle plays its first conference game as a member of the WAC when the Redhawks host Idaho on Saturday night. Game at 7 p.m. PT

ALSO

—MISSING MAN-HOMICIDE — A prisoner in Washington state has been returned to Wisconsin to face charges that he tortured and killed his disabled half-brother.

—TEACHERS WEAPONS-WASH — A freshman GOP lawmaker wants to allow teachers to carry guns in Washington schools.

—520 BRIDGE TOLLS — The state Department of Transportation says bridge tolls on State Route 520 have brought in $50 million since tolling began a year ago.

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