House Dems: New Funds For Education; Also New Taxes

waleg insideA $38.8 billion dollar operating budget proposed by House Democrats Friday focuses on allocating funds for education. They are looking to increase K-12 education funding by $3.2 billion. Some tax-payers may not be pleased with where that money is planned to come from. Much of the revenue for new education spending is slated to come from a 5% excise tax on capital gains transactions in Washington.

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Ferry Tacoma Returns To Service

Ferry TacomaAfter weeks of trials and certifications the WSDOT ferry 'Tacoma' is set to return to its Seattle/Bainbridge Island route on Saturday, Mar. 28.

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Marysville Schools Getting Federal Grant For Shooting Costs

marysville shootingThe Marysville School District is getting a federal grant to help pay staffing costs from last fall's tragic shooting. Fifteen-year-old Jaylen Fryberg shot and killed four friends and wounded another last October after inviting them to lunch in the cafeteria at Marysville-Pilchuck High School. He also killed himself.

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Marriage Plans And Writing Occupy Amanda Knox

05d7a07ffdDespite the murder case hanging over her head, Amanda Knox has tried to lead a normal life in the more than three years since she was freed from an Italian prison. 

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Man Who Used Doggy Daycare To Run Drugs Gets 10 Years

jailedA man who used a doggy daycare in Arlington as a front for heroin and meth trafficking has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. Shawn Lundy operated Arlington Doggy Day Care. The 61-year-old was arrested early last year.

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Woman Sues Over "Superbug" Infection

Flu VirusA Kirkland woman who says she developed a "superbug" infection at a Seattle hospital is suing the maker of medical scopes tied to similar infections across the nation. The Seattle Times reports that Debbie Newton says she contracted the infection known as CRE at Harborview Medical Center.

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Detectives Searching For Uncle In SeaTac Shooting

studerThe King County Sheriff's Office is searching for a 68-year-old man who is suspected of fatally shooting his nephew. Detectives believe Robert Leroy Studer shot his nephew in SeaTac on Thursday. They say Studer is armed and dangerous. Police were called to a business park at about 5:15 p.m. on Thursday and found the victim inside a business with apparent gunshot wounds to his head.

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