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OLYMPIA — More than 9,400 people in Washington state have signed up for insurance for either themselves or their families in the first week of the state's new health exchange open enrollment period, according to numbers released Monday. By Rachel La Corte. SENT: 380 words.
SEATTLE — The Pierce County prosecutor says there may have been some "trash talk" during a fatal confrontation between two groups of soldiers in Lakewood, Wash., but there's no indication that race was the issue. Police investigating the weekend stabbing death of a Washington-based soldier say they've arrested three other soldiers from the same military installation. By Mike Baker. SENT: 480 words.
TOKYO — Usually when Japanese airlines need to buy a big plane, they go to Boeing. Not this time. Japan Airlines ordered its first Airbus jets on Monday. It's buying 31 A350s, the European plane maker's new long-range, fuel-efficient jet. JAL also has an option to buy 25 more Airbus planes. By Yuri Kageyama and Joshua Freed. SENT: 700 words. AP Photos XJK102, XJK101, XJK105, XJK104.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has issued a public health alert for raw chicken packaged at three Foster Farms facilities in California as an estimated 278 people have fallen ill in the past six months. Strains of Salmonella Heidelberg are associated with chicken distributed to retail outlets in California, Oregon and Washington state, the USDA said. SENT: 280 words.
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UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON BOTHELL
BOTHELL — The Bothell branch of the University of Washington is starting to catch up with the growth that was projected when it opened in 1990 on a campus it shares with Cascadia Community College. The UW branch has about 4,500 students. It had been projected to hit enrollment of 5,000 by 2010. Still, it has more applicants than it can accept for some high-demand programs, such as electrical engineering and computer science. SENT: 360 words. AP Photos WASET105, WASET106.
PORTLAND — Alejandra Wilson woke up and saw snow on her tent near Mount Adams and knew she was in trouble, that she couldn't hike out in the deep snow. She was shocked, but as an experienced hiker on the Pacific Crest Trail, she went into "business mode," rationing food, water and fuel. She heated water so she could put a hot water bottle in her sleeping bag, but it was still so cold she couldn't sleep, instead spending the nights sitting up and shivering. After a week, when search teams and helicopter pilots searched for her, the snow got hard and she walked out and was located Saturday. By Laura Frazier, The Oregonian. SENT: 570 words.
WILD HORSE RACE
WHITE SWAN — Teams from around the Northwest, including Washington and Oregon, took part this weekend in the 18th annual Heemsah Memorial Wild Horse Race at the White Swan rodeo grounds on the Yakama Nation. Leon "Stinky" Heemsah, a Yakama-enrolled cowboy, started the competition in 1995 after 46 years of racing with his brothers. He retired after a string of injuries, including breaking seven ribs in Omak, breaking his arm in Pendleton and cracking his ankle in Reno. AP Member Exchange by Erika Schultz, The Seattle Times. SENT: 380 words. AP Photos WASET101-104.
RENTON — Nearly an entire calendar year had passed since Pete Carroll walked into the Seattle Seahawks headquarters on a Monday and faced his team coming off a regular-season loss. Even he is curious to see how the Seahawks will react after losing 34-28 on Sunday in Indianapolis, a game Carroll lamented as one that got away. By Tim Booth. SENT: 600 words.
SEATTLE — Steve Sarkisian doesn't have time for No. 16 Washington to dwell on the special teams lapses or debatable calls in the Huskies' 31-28 loss Saturday night at No. 5 Stanford. There can't be any hangover with No. 2 Oregon coming to town on Saturday. By Tim Booth. SENT: 670 words.
— PORT ANGELES FATAL — Woman killed crossing US101 in Port Angeles; driver arrested.
— HIGH SCHOOL HAZING — Seattle school district bans 11 high school students suspected in hazing case.
— UMBRELLA-LOCKDOWN — Man with big umbrella triggers brief lockdown at 3 suburban Seattle schools.
— BODY-BLOOD TRAIL — 911 caller reports following blood trail to man's body in Seattle neighborhood.
— STABBING VICTIM — Sheriff: Seattle man critical after stabbing at Olympic Peninsula resort.
— SEATTLE MARIJUANA ZONING — Seattle City Council passes zoning for pot businesses, allows grows up to 20,000 square feet.
— PORTLAND MOSQUE-TORTURE CLAIM — Charges dropped against Ore. man who claimed he was tortured overseas at the FBI's behest.
— WENDY'S-SEATTLE — Wendy's sells 24 Seattle restaurants to franchisee as it cuts back on locations it owns.
— MOTHER-BLEACH — Buckley woman convicted of torturing daughter.
— BAKER LAKE SEARCH — Searchers looking for man missing near Baker Lake.
— GROUSE HUNTER WOUNDED — Grouse hunter shoots self in leg near Elma.
— WENATCHEE POLICE SHOOTING — Police: Man killed by Wenatchee police fired first.