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SEATTLE - Seven months after major glitches in the Washington health exchange were discovered, thousands of state residents still don’t have insurance they can use to go to the doctor or fill a prescription. Although some problems have been resolved during the past few weeks, new issues also have come to light at Washington’s answer to federal health care reform. By Donna Gordon Blankinship. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words by 2 p.m.


SEATTLE - The father of a missing 6-year-old Washington state girl was charged more than a decade ago with molesting two girls, ages 8 and 15, according to court records. James Wright, whose daughter went missing over the weekend, pleaded guilty in December 2001 to a misdemeanor assault charge related to the older girl. The search continues of Jenise Wright. By Phuong Le. SENT: 420 words. AP Photos NY113, NY111, WABRE101, WABRE102, NY115, NY114, NY114, NY115, WABRE101.


NEWARK, N.J. - A man charged with aggravated murder for two shooting deaths in Seattle has pleaded not guilty to killing a college student in New Jersey. Ali Brown is one of three suspects who appeared Wednesday afternoon in state Superior Court in Newark. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Will be expanded.


DENVER - Failed leadership is one reason some veterans hospitals are falling short as others excel, Deputy Veterans Affairs Secretary Sloan Gibson said. Gibson told a convention of wounded combat veterans in Denver on Tuesday that more VA employees will be disciplined. From Denver, he plans to tour facilities in Seattle and Portland, Oregon. By Dan Elliott. SENT: 360 words. AP Photos COBL101, COBL106, COBL104, COBL103, COBL105.


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