- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 6, 2014

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UPCOMING TODAY:

CLIMATE REPORT-NORTHWEST

SEATTLE - Climate change is already affecting the Northwest, according to a new federal scientific report released Tuesday. The report says global warming threatens to alter Northwest forests, increase wildfire risk and make coastal communities more vulnerable to rising sea levels. By Phuong Le. UPCOMING: 400 words.

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CLIMATE REPORT

WASHINGTON - Global warming is rapidly turning America the beautiful into America the stormy, sneezy and dangerous, according to a new federal scientific report. And those shining seas. By Science Writer Seth Borenstein. AP Photos WX302, WX301, WX112.

HEALTH OVERHAUL

SEATTLE - Four companies want to join the eight others selling health insurance inside Washington’s health insurance exchange and competition in the individual insurance market outside the state-run exchange is also expected to grow this year. By Donna Gordon Blankinship. UPCOMING: 400 words by 2 p.m.

SNOHOMISH COUNTY LANDSLIDE ZONES

EVERETT - There are so many landslide hazards in the Washington county where a mudslide buried dozens of homes that a moratorium on some new-home construction would make most of the unincorporated areas of the county off-limits to builders, Snohomish County officials said. The County Council backed away from a proposal Monday for a moratorium on new homes within a half-mile of known landslide areas.

FROM AP MEMBERS:

CANAL HYDROPOWER

SELAH - Farmers across the Yakima Basin depend on a network of canals to deliver water for their crops. Now, scientists believe the canals could provide another resource to the region: renewable energy. Capturing the energy contained in the water flowing in the Northwest’s rivers is nothing new - hydropower dams have been doing just that since the 1930s. But new turbine technology can create electricity without using dams or reservoirs, which carry environmental impacts. AP Member Exchange by Kate Prengaman, The Daily Herald. SENT: 1,040 words.

WSU EXTENSION

SPOKANE - A group of college students pitched in last week to help get a community garden growing for the season in southwest Spokane. The 18,000-square-foot plot uses the latest techniques in vegetable and berry farming to provide produce to low-income residents in the city. AP Member Exchange by Mike Prager, The Spokesman-Review. SENT: 400 words. AP Photo planned.

SPORTS

BBA—MARINERS-ATHLETICS

OAKLAND, Calif. - Roenis Elias tries to pitch the Seattle Mariners to their fourth straight victory in the second game of a four-game series against the Oakland Athletics, who counter with Jesse Chavez (2-0). By Janie McCauley.UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Starts at 7:05 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

- ACID ATTACK - Ex-soldier accused of acid attack on Olympia judge.

- STEPFATHER ASSAULT - Lynnwood man gets 3 years for hurting stepdaughter.

- BENTON DEPUTY RESIGNATION - Accused Benton County sheriff’s deputy resigns.

- SPOKANE POLICE CONSULTANT - Spokane police consultant cited after fight.

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