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OLYMPIA - Video recordings from police dashboard cameras can’t be withheld from public disclosure unless the images relate to pending litigation, a divided state Supreme Court ruled Thursday. Five high court members said the Seattle Police Department wrongly used a state statute as a blanket exemption to the Washington state public records act when it denied providing dashboard videos to a reporter from KOMO-TV. By Rachel La Corte. SENT: 480 words.


SEATTLE - Washington’s Supreme Court says a Spanish teacher who tried to do his school district a favor by quitting early - instead of in the middle of the school year - was not entitled to unemployment pay. Robert Campbell taught in University Place for six years before his wife learned she had won a Fulbright grant to study in Finland in 2011. Campbell asked for a leave of absence so he and the couple’s 3-year-old daughter could go along, but the district denied it. By Gene Johnson. SENT: 480 words.


SEATTLE - Proposed health insurance rates for 2015 in Washington state may give a glimpse at the impact of health care reform on insurance rates across the nation, since Washington has one of the earliest rate approval processes in the nation. By Donna Gordon Blankinship. UPCOMING: 500 words by 2 p.m.


SPOKANE - The state is setting traps to learn if four species of moths that attack wine grapes have moved into Washington. Washington is the second-largest grape-growing state in the nation, but vineyards could be damaged if certain species of destructive moths appear. By Nicholas K. Geranios. SENT: 410 words.


VICTORIA, British Columbia - Victoria’s long-delayed sewage treatment plans have become an international irritant, with Washington state demanding the British Columbia government step in to stop the flow of raw waste into the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Washington’s Gov. Jay Inslee sent a letter to B.C. Premier Christy Clark demanding she order local Victoria-area governments to act after more than 20 years of debates and promises about treating the region’s sewage. SENT: 460 words.


LOS ANGELES - Amazon’s newly announced music streaming service is yet another attempt by the company to move beyond e-commerce and infuse itself into the daily lives of Americans with an increasing number of offerings -including grocery delivery and streaming TV. The announcement comes just days ahead of the expected unveiling of the company’s first smartphone. By Business Writer Ryan Nakashima. SENT: 870 words. AP Photos LA112, LA113, LA114.



RENTON, Wash. - Percy Harvin is healthy. Harvin says it’s the healthiest he’s felt since before college. That’s exactly what the Seattle Seahawks wanted to hear after Harvin’s hip kept him a spectator for most of 2013. By Tim Booth. UPCOMING: 550 words by 3 p.m. PT.


SEATTLE - The New York Yankees go for their first sweep of a three-game series this season on Thursday night in the finale of their set against the Seattle Mariners. Chase Whitley (1-0) starts for New York against Seattle’s Roenis Elias (5-4). By Tim Booth. UPCOMING:. 700 words. With hometown lead, photos. Game at 7:10 p.m. PT


MIAMI - San Francisco 49ers star quarterback Colin Kaepernick and Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette and another NFL player will not face charges in an incident involving a woman at a downtown hotel, prosecutors announced Thursday. A memo released by the Miami-Dade County State Attorney’s Office said there was insufficient evidence that any crime was committed in the hotel room on April 1. Tests indicated the woman was not sexually assaulted. By Legal Affairs Writer Curt Anderson. SENT: 420 words.


- FEDERAL WAY SHOOTINGS - Not guilty plea in Federal Way fatal shooting.

- OIL TRAINS-WASHINGTON - Inslee: agencies to study risks of oil trains.

- SIDELINED FERRY - Faulty oil pump delays Alaska ferry’s return.

- VANCOUVER TEACHER ARREST - Vancouver teacher arrested on Maryland warrant.

- VANCOUVER APARTMENT FIRE - 1 death in 2-alarm Vancouver apartment fire.

- STARBUCKS-WIRELESS CHARGING - Starbucks to offer wireless charging pads.

- ALASKA AIR-STOCK SPLIT - Alaska Air board approves 2-for-1 stock split.

- GOP TURMOIL-MCMORRIS RODGERS - McMorris Rodgers to stay put.

- ALASKA-LAW SCHOOL - University may offer law classes in Alaska.

- RENTON SHOOTOUT - 3 wounded in shootout in Renton parking lot.

- SPOKANE REPEAT OFFENDER - Spokane repeat offender arrested for car prowl.

- SEDRO-WOOLLEY TRIPLE FATALITY - Suspect in Sedro-Woolley triple fatality flees.

- SPOKANE MURDER SENTENCE - 10-year sentence in fatal Spokane drive-by.

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