SEATTLE (AP) — Police say a driver hit four pedestrians on Seattle’s Aurora Avenue, killing one and injuring the others, and then tried to flee. The Seattle Times reports the woman was driving north near North 40th Street when she struck the pedestrians around 1 p.m. Friday, according to Seattle Police spokesman Patrick Michaud.
MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say one person died after a fire ripped through a mobile home in south Mount Vernon. The Skagit Valley Herald reports the Mount Vernon Fire Department was called to a fully involved house fire at about 6:45 a.m. Thursday, Chief Bryan Brice said.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Two small areas of northwest Washington likely will be sprayed with an insecticide to stop an outbreak of gypsy moths, including a type native to Asia never before detected in the U.S. The Capital Press reports the Washington State Department of Agriculture said it tentatively plans to release the insecticide over a small city called Woodway, and an Everett neighborhood. Gypsy moths native to Asia are more mobile than European varieties and are considered more of a danger to spread.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho utility will dismiss its lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency because it has now approved allowing warming water temperatures in an area where federally protected fall chinook salmon reproduce. Idaho Power said in court documents that the EPA has approved allowing warmer water in the Snake River near the Idaho-Oregon state line. The National Marines Fisheries Service says the change is not likely to jeopardize salmon or their critical habitat.