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Washington at 4:05 p.m.
CASEY KASEM DEATH-LAWSUIT
LOS ANGELES — Family members of radio personality Casey Kasem have settled dueling lawsuits alleging that the longtime “American Top 40″ host was badly mistreated before his death in 2014. The two sides fought bitterly over access to Kasem and control of his medical care before he died in Gig Harbor, Washington, where Jean Kasem had taken him from Los Angeles. By Andrew Dalton. SENT: 430 words. With AP photos.
WASHINGTON-CAR TAB INITIATIVE
SEATTLE — The Washington State Attorney General’s Office is asking the state Supreme Court to allow voter-approved car-tab tax cuts to take effect this week, despite a lower-court ruling putting the cuts on hold. SENT: 380 words.
PENDLETON, Ore. — A man has been reunited with his cat more than two months after she slipped out of his car at an eastern Oregon rest area. Last week, a motorist headed home to Aberdeen, Washington, stopped at the rest area and spotted Korra. SENT: 290 words.
RENTON, Wash. —When it comes to the foundation of what Pete Carroll wants from his offense, it’s always based around the run. By Tim Booth. SENT: 940 words. With AP photos.
SEATTLE — With the evidence mounting in his mind that a break was necessary, Washington coach Chris Petersen decided just a couple of days before the Apple Cup that he was going to step away. By Tim Booth. SENT: 810 words. AP Photos.
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—YAKIMA COUNTY-HEPATITIS: Yakima County reports 18 hepatitis A cases.
—SOUNDER-PERSON STRUCK: 2 people struck by Sounder trains, 1 killed.
—SCHOOL BUS-SEXUAL ASSAULT LAWSUIT: Washington state district settles sexual misconduct lawsuit.
—YAKIMA FIRE: Authorities investigating $1M fire at Yakima business.
—PORTLAND ARSONS: Man pleads not guilty to Portland arson fires.
—VAPING ILLNESS OREGON: More severe vaping-related illness cases confirmed in Oregon.
—CHURCH LEADER-MOLESTATION: Church youth leader from Marysville charged with molestation.