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OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday called for a second special legislative session to start Wednesday as lawmakers prepare to conclude their first overtime session without a deal on the state budget. Inslee said the newest special session will start the day after the current 30-day special session is set to adjourn Tuesday night. Both the House and Senate have passed their own budget proposals within the past week, but have been unable to agree on a final deal. By Rachel La Corte.
OLYMPIA — Advocates seeking to expand the use of background checks on gun sales submitted a Washington state ballot initiative Tuesday, taking a new approach after both federal and state lawmakers passed on similar proposals. The plan would require background checks for online sales and private transactions, such as those that occur at gun shows. The checks would be conducted at federally licensed firearm dealers, where people already must undergo such scrutiny before purchasing a new weapon. By Mike Baker.
OLYMPIA — The driver of an oversize load that triggered an Interstate 5 bridge collapse told investigators that he felt "crowded" by a passing vehicle and moved closer to the side of the bridge that had less clearance, according to a preliminary federal report released Tuesday. A brief assessment issued by the National Transportation Safety Board said the oversize load collided with the far right side of the truss structure on the evening of May 23, resulting in the collapse of the bridge into the Skagit River. By Mike Baker. AP Photos WAMVE102, WAMVE101.
PARIS — Boeing predicted that the number of commercial aircraft in operation globally will double in the next two decades, with the bulk of some 35,000 new planes going to Asia, an executive from the US airplane-maker said Tuesday. Speaking ahead of the Bourget international air show in Paris, Randy Tinseth, vice-president of marketing for Boeing Co., said rising oil prices are forcing carriers to think harder about efficiency, and that means smaller planes that burn less fuel. By Lori Hinnant.
HEPATITIS A OUTBREAK
WASHINGTON — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says an outbreak of hepatitis A linked to a frozen berry mix sold at Costco has grown to 87 people with illnesses in eight states. The CDC said Tuesday that illnesses have been reported in Arizona, California Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Washington. By Mary Clare Jalonick.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead plans to tour port facilities in British Columbia as he looks for ways to help export coal produced in the state overseas. Mead will be leaving Wednesday on a weeklong trade trip to Canada. By Bob Moen.
BOONE, N.C. — Inspectors checked a North Carolina motel where three people are presumed killed by carbon monoxide fumes from a pool water heater, but the local health department says the inspection doesn't include checking for the poisonous gas. The Appalachian District Health Department said Tuesday it inspected the swimming pool at the Best Western Blue Ridge Plaza in Boone six weeks before a Longview, Wash., couple was found dead of carbon monoxide poisoning in their motel room.
RENTON, Wash. — The Seattle Seahawks open veteran minicamp on Tuesday with only a few positional competitions heading toward training camp in July. By Tim Booth.
SEATTLE — The United States hosts Panama on Tuesday night in a key World Cup qualifier playing on a temporary grass surface at CenturyLink Field. The Americans have lost only once to Panama and can take control of their qualifying group with six points in their next two games. By Tim Booth.
SEATTLE — The Seattle Mariners throw Aaron Harang against Houston's Bud Norris on Tuesday night in the second-game of a three-game series.
— SEATTLE SCHOOL ZONE CAMERAS — Seattle installing 5 more school zone cameras.
— LAKE STEVENS DRIVE-BY — $2,900 reward in Lake Stevens drive-by shooting.
— MOUNTAIN BIKE FATALITY — Boise man dies in mountain bike accident in BC.
— MOOSE MEAT — Moose meat donated to mission.
— STACKING ROCK MEMORIAL — Rock stacks at Everett waterfront are a memorial. AP Photos WAEVE101-102.
— DEMOLITION ERROR — Workers remove track at wrong Federal Way school.
— UW HOUSING — $479M expansion of UW student housing.
— NICKELSVILLE EVICTION — Seattle homeless camp gets Sept. 1 eviction notice.
— CROSSWALK VIGILANTES — Tacoma removes unofficial crosswalks.
— CRUSHED CARS-BARGE — Crushed cars recovered from Commencement Bay.
— JBLM FURLOUGH FRIDAYS — Friday furloughs planned this summer at JBLM.
— BATTLE GROUND CRASH — Victim in Battle Ground crash nearly overlooked.
— CRIME SPREE-SENTENCE — Crime spree suspect sentenced in Salem.
— DEMING ATV FATALITY — Deming man killed in ATV crash.
— SPOKANE ROBBERY REWARD — $10,000 reward in Spokane restaurant robberies.
— SPOKANE SHERIFF'S VOLUNTEERS — 2 Spokane sheriff's volunteers suspended.
— RICHLAND BABY DEATH — Suspect held in death of Richland baby.
— NAKED WOMAN MISSING — Naked woman lost on quest in SW Washington forest.