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SEATAC — For two decades, Chris Smith worked his way up from ferrying passengers in wheelchairs at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to fueling airplanes. But after years of breathing fuel fumes, going without sick days and making just over Washington's minimum wage of $9.19, Smith could no longer make it work. At 49, he quit, relying for now on part-time work with benefits to earn a living. "It was hard to even go home without making the house smell like a gas can had just spilled," he said. By Manuel Valdes. SENT: 610 words. AP Photos WAET201, WAET203, WAET202, WAET204.
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SEATTLE — Boeing said much of the design work for a major overhaul of its 777 will be done outside of its main commercial airplane base in the Seattle area. The plan laid out in a memo to Boeing workers on Wednesday confirms suspicions that Boeing has been looking to move design work to engineers elsewhere. SENT: 220 words.
OKLAHOMA CITY — A two-page spread in a popular deer hunting magazine that included trophy photographs of bucks killed in Washington got an Oklahoma City man in trouble with the law, federal prosecutors said. Kyle McCormack, 26, was sentenced to a year of probation and will pay a $500 fine after he pleaded guilty to illegally transporting wildlife in interstate commerce, U.S. Attorney Sanford Coats said. SENT: 220 words.
NEW YORK — Starbucks says its profit rose 34 percent in the quarter, as the coffee chain used its loyalty program to get customers to visit more often and spend more on revamped sandwiches and other food. By Candice Choi. SENT: 480 words.
MEDICAL POT PLEA
FARGO, N.D. — A North Dakota couple accused of trying to sell marijuana obtained by a prescription in Washington state have filed an appeal with the state Supreme Court. SENT: 380 words.
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BREMERTON — More than three decades after she retired, Ruth Head returned to her former employer, the Bremerton Police Department, with a gift to posterity in tow. Head, the department's second female officer, has donated her department-issued uniform, complete with tie and leather satchel, to the department's mini-museum of artifacts at the front counter of its Burwell Street headquarters. AP Member Exchange by Josh Farley, Kitsap Sun. SENT: 480 words. AP Photos WABRE101-102.
RENTON — The loss of wide receiver Sidney Rice for the season to a knee injury is just the latest problem for the Seattle Seahawks offense. Seattle must now try and fill Rice's absence in a pass game already struggling due to poor protection for QB Russell Wilson. By Tim Booth. SENT: 730 words.
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PULLMAN — Washington State has shown it can beat the bottom tier teams in the Pac-12. No. 25 Arizona State has shown it can win at home. Both teams move out of their comfort zones on Thursday night when Arizona State (5-2, 3-1 Pac-12) plays at Washington State (4-4, 2-3) on Halloween. By Nicholas K. Geranios. SENT: 630 words. AP Photo AZMY103.
— T25-ARIZONA ST-WASHINGTON ST PREVIEW CAPSULE — Arizona State-Washington State Preview Capsule.
SEATTLE — Brad Evans made sure not to get too far ahead of himself — and moments later it paid off. Evans blasted in a hard shot late in the 28th minute on Wednesday night, and Eddie Johnson added an insurance goal during second-half stoppage time to give the Seattle Sounders a 2-0 victory over the Colorado Rapids in the MLS Western Conference knockout playoff game on Wednesday night. SENT: 650 words.
— WASHINGTON-WILLIAMS — Williams out 2-4 months for Washington.
— CARBON MONOXIDE — Seattle: 7 people to hospitals after carbon monoxide found in N. Seattle condos.
— ODD FISH — Giant fish caught in Elliott Bay; biologist says 'lots of weird fish' showing up in Puget Sound.
— LEGALIZING MARIJUANA-BARS — Washington takes steps to ban marijuana use at bars amid concern over impaired driving.
— SEATTLE MISSION SHOOTING — Shooting at Union Gospel Mission in Seattle; man, 82, arrested then released; victim critical.
— SEA-TAC-ASIANA CARGO — Asiana Airlines starts Sea-Tac cargo service. AP Photos WATW201-203.
— WASHINGTON-FATAL FIRE — Husband, ill wife killed in Lakewood apartment fire.
— SEATTLE ORCAS — Orcas in Puget Sound near Seattle. AP Photos WAET102, WAET101.
— BATTLE GROUND FIRE — Authorities ID woman killed in Battle Ground fire.
— RETURNED MARIJUANA — Lynnwood returns 6 pounds of pot to patients.
— AMAZON-CHARITY — New Amazon shopping site supports charity.
— SPEEDING SEATTLE BICYCLES — Seattle police ticket speeding bicyclists, too.
— BABY SLEEP SACKS — Tacoma hospital puts newborns in sleep sacks. AP Photo WATAC101.
— CANADIAN SHOPPERS — Wash. survey finds spike in Canadian shoppers.