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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.


ANAHEIM, Calif. - My buying habits have yet to change in my nearly three weeks with Amazon’s shopping-centric Fire phone. Rather, I’ve found the phone’s Firefly scanning feature to be far more useful as an information-gathering tool. By Technology Writer Anick Jesdanun. SENT: 860 words. AP Photo NYBZ114.



MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK - With a pirouette and swoosh of his net, John McLaughlin is after his quarry. Up here in the rarefied realm of Mount Rainier’s alpine meadows, the mountain, glaciered and magnificent, seems close enough to touch. Velvet green meadows pool with teal lakes. But McLaughlin has eyes only for the lovely denizens of the high country: butterflies, gliding from flower to flower. AP Member Exchange by Lynda V. Mapes, The Seattle Times. SENT: 1,180 words. AP Photos WASET101-103.



DENVER - When the Seattle Seahawks visit the Broncos for a preseason kickoff Thursday night, they’ll see a Denver defense that was reshaped with them in mind - along with a team still smarting over all that trash talk during and after the Super Bowl. The Broncos responded to that 43-8 shellacking by adding thumpers DeMarcus Ware, T.J. Ward and Aqib Talib in free agency. By Pro Football Writer Arnie Stapleton. SENT: 760 words. AP Photos CODEN204, WATW109, WATW110, CODZ120.


PORTLAND, Ore. - Major League Soccer’s stars, including Seattle’s Clint Dempsey and Toronto’s Michael Bradley, play German power Bayern Munich on Wednesday night in the annual All-Star game at Portland’s Providence Park. By Anne M. Peterson. UPCOMING: 600 words and photos. Match starts at 6 p.m. PT.


SEATTLE - The Seattle Mariners go for the sweep of a brief two-game series with Atlanta on Wednesday afternoon. Chris Young starts for Seattle against Atlanta’s Julio Teheran. UPCOMING.. 700 words. With hometown lead, photos. Game at 12:40 p.m. PT


- WASHINGTON WILDFIRES - Wildfire grows near Ellensburg.

- BELLEVUE GAS LINE BREAK - Water, gas mains break in Bellevue neighborhood.

- OTTER ATTACK - Otter suspected in Pilchuck River attack spotted.

- WSU SPOKANE STORE - WSU opening retail store in downtown Spokane.

- KIDNAPPING SENTENCE - 10-year sentence in Bellingham for kidnapping.

- APPLE HARVEST WORKERS - Washington farm labor group seeking apple workers.

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