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WASHINGTON — The Republican-controlled House has approved a bill to sharply increase logging in national forests — a measure the GOP said would create jobs in rural communities and help reduce wildfires that have devastated the West. The bill also would add hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue from new timber sales while reviving an industry that has shed tens of thousands of jobs in the past three decades. By Matthew Daly. SENT: 520 words, AP Photo ORJB201.
COLUMBIA RIVER BRIDGE-WASH AG
OLYMPIA — A top assistant to Washington state's attorney general says he sees no legal barriers to an Oregon-led project to build a new Columbia River bridge — as long as Washington money isn't used. SENT: 330 words.
THE DALLES, Ore. — Google Inc. is planning a third data storage plant in The Dalles along the Columbia River with the support of local property tax breaks. The tax deal could save the company hundreds of millions of dollars, The Oregonian reports. SENT: 460 words.
ALLEGIANT AIRLINES-SLIDE INSPECTIONS
LAS VEGAS — Allegiant Airlines took more than half of its fleet of MD-80 aircraft out of service Friday to inspect emergency slides, four days after passengers and crew members deployed the devices to escape to the tarmac when smoke was reported on an Allegiant plane in Las Vegas. SENT: 320 words. AP Photo LA102.
SALT LAKE CITY — A cigarette butt proved to be the undoing of a man suspected of killing a girl in Utah 18 years ago, after a sheriff trailed him for four days to grab the DNA evidence. Without the efforts of Wasatch County Sheriff Todd Bonner, the case would have been forgotten long ago. For Bonner, however, it was personal. As the original investigator in the bludgeoning death of the teenage prostitute in 1995, he couldn't let it go. By Paul Foy. SENT: 640 words, AP Photos.
WALLA WALLA — Tamara Russell has found the old saying to be true — big things do come in small packages. In Russell's universe at Washington State Penitentiary, tiny has proved mighty for prisoners living with mental illness. So much so that Russell was recently named Outstanding Clinician for 2013 by the American Psychological Association. AP Member Exchange by Sheila Hagar, Union-Bulletin. SENT: 960 words, AP Photos WAWAL101-102.
SEATTLE — Keith Price needed to be scared only one time by a lower-division opponent. It came in the first start of his sophomore season at Washington back in 2011. Price, the Huskies quarterback, played well that day against Eastern Washington, throwing for three touchdowns, but was left watching as the Huskies needed a late interception to avoid a loss to the Eagles from the FCS. By Sports Writer Tim Booth. SENT: 730 words, AP Photo ILJP107.
Located just a few miles apart, there's always been an added intensity when Washington State and Idaho meet. After a lengthy absence from facing one another, the Vandals and Cougars will reacquaint themselves on Saturday night for the first time since 2007. By Tim Booth. SENT: 740 words.
RENTON — The Seattle Seahawks have placed left tackle Russell Okung on injured reserve with a designation to return after he injured a toe against the San Francisco 49ers last week. Okung injured his left big toe blocking 49ers defensive end Justin Smith on the final play of the first quarter. SENT: 620 words.
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Chris Iannetta drove in Kole Calhoun with a two-out hit in the 11th inning, and the Los Angeles Angels rallied past the Seattle Mariners 3-2 Friday night for their eighth victory in 10 games. By Greg Beacham. SENT: 750 words, photos.
MINNEAPOLIS — Seimone Augustus scored 19 points, Rebekkah Brunson had 18 and Maya Moore added 17 to lead the Minnesota Lynx to an 80-64 win over the Seattle Storm in the opener of their Western Conference semifinal series Friday night. SENT: 400 words.
— COUNTERFEIT AIRBAGS — Vancouver man gets 6 months for selling hundreds of counterfeit vehicle airbags.
— NEGLECTED HORSE-RECOVERY — Once-neglected Wash. horse recovers, set to participate in dressage competition.
— BALD EAGLE RELEASED — Bald eagle released near Longview after recovery from lead poisoning.
— BURGLARY-WOMAN ATTACKED — Woman, 82, surprises 2 burglars in her Edmonds house; police make 2 arrests.
— NAVY YARD SHOOTING-SEATTLE — Police say Navy Yard shooter didn't get his gun back after 2004 arrest in Seattle incident.
— TACOMA SCHOOL FUMES — Fumes send dozens from Tacoma school to hospitals as precaution for nausea, breathing problems.
— BORING SEATTLE TUNNEL — Seattle tunnel project not set to resume boring until early next week.
— POW-MIA-RECOGNITION DAY — Olympia events honors POWs and MIAs. AP Photos by Ted Warren.
— KENNEWICK BRAWL — 6 arrested in Kennewick brawl.
— SNOHOMISH COUNTY PURSUIT — 2 patrol cars damaged in Snohomish County pursuit.
— PENITENTIARY SUICIDE — Inmate slashes wrists in Walla Walla penitentiary.
— SNOHOMISH COUNTY OVERPAID — Snohomish County overpaid, wants $355,000 back.