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SEATTLE - Seattle police say there’s been more anti-authoritarian rhetoric leading up to this year’s May Day events, but officers are ready. Police will be escorting a permitted march for immigrant and worker rights Thursday afternoon, as well as a later unpermitted march by anti-capitalist protesters. By Manuel Valdes. SENT: 130 words. AP Photos WATW201, WAET201. UPCOMING, 400 words by 3 p.m. AP photos by Ted Warren and Elaine Thompson.


OLYMPIA - King County Superior Court Judge Mary Yu was appointed to the Washington state Supreme Court on Thursday, becoming the first gay justice, as well as the first Asian American, to serve on the state’s high court. Yu was appointed by Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday. She replaces Justice James Johnson, who announced his retirement last month because of health issues. By Rachel La Corte. SENT: 400 words. AP Photos planned.


SEATTLE - Seattle Mayor Ed Murray on Thursday proposed a phased-in increase of the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour over the next seven years. Under the mayor’s plan, businesses with more than 500 employees nationally will have at least three years to phase in the increase. Those with health care insurance will have four years to complete the phase-in. By Donna Gordon Blankinship. SENT: 370 words. AP Photos WASET101-103.


SPOKANE - Washington State University and the University of Idaho are among 55 colleges facing a Title IX investigation over their handling of sexual abuse complaints, the U.S. Education Department said Thursday. By Nicholas K. Geranios. SENT: 600 words.


BEVERLY - Repairing Wanapum Dam will likely require anchoring the entire spillway to bedrock, not just one section where a crack was discovered, a utility official said. The $61 million repair estimate includes the cost of installing anchors on each of the spillway’s 12 monoliths or massive concrete sections, Grant County Public Utility District chief financial officer Kevin Nordt said. SENT: 330 words.


WASHINGTON - The top Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee is accusing his Republican and Democratic colleagues of putting parochial concerns ahead of the Pentagon’s budget-driven strategy. Rep. Adam Smith of Washington state said Thursday that if Congress rebuffs proposed Pentagon cuts to spending this year, it will put the military in an untenable position that will create a less-than-ready force. By Donna Cassata. SENT: 450 words.


DENVER - Colorado is trying again to set up the world’s first financial system for marijuana in an attempt to move the pot industry away from its cash-only roots. By Kristen Wyatt. SENT: 510 words. AP Photo RPSC101.



NEW YORK - Hiroki Kuroda pitches for the New York Yankees against Seattle rookie Roenis Elias in the finale of a rain-shortened series that marked Robinson Cano’s return to Yankee Stadium with the Mariners. By Mike Fitzpatrick. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos.


NEW YORK - New Hall of Famers Andre Reed, Derrick Brooks, Aeneas Williams, Walter Jones and Claude Humphrey are among the retired players who will announce their former teams’ second-round draft picks next week. SENT: 210 words.


- CROWDFUNDING LAWSUIT - Washington state sues Tennessee company over Kickstarter project that failed to deliver.

- WAVING RIFLE - Bremerton police arrest man reportedly carrying rifle, waving at cars.

- DERELICT VESSELS - State program to take junk boats, prevent them from polluting waters.

- NORTHWEST HEAT WAVE - Another sunny warm day across Northwest. AP Photos FX102, FX101.

- ROWDY NOOKSACK RIVER - Deputies watching inner tubers on Nooksack River.

- BARNACLE BOAT - Possible clue on boat found at Ocean Shores beach. AP Photos WAPD103, WAPD102.

- SCOW-WIFE IMPRISONED - Shoreline imprisonment conviction reinstated.

- BOMB PLOT-PRISON DEATH - Man charged in Washington bomb plot dead in cell.

- WINE SHIPMENTS - Measure would allow shipments of wine to consumers.

- POLICE DOG VESTS - 6 police dogs in Washington equipped with vests. AP Photo WAPD101.

- SKAGIT SHELL HEARING - Tense hearing on Anacortes oil refinery permit. AP Photos WAMVE102, WAMVE101, WAMVE103.

- MICROSOFT-SECURITY GAP - Microsoft releases security update for Explorer.

- IMMIGRATION DETAINERS - Yakima won’t hold inmates for immigration agents.

- TOPPENISH SCHOOL GUN - Teen arrested with gun at Toppenish High School.

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