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SEATTLE - The family of a man shot and killed by his neighbor in Skagit County can proceed to trial on claims that the county's emergency communications center mishandled its response to his panicked 911 call, Washington's Supreme Court ruled Thursday. William R. Munich, a well-driller from Orcas Island, was on his property at Lake Campbell in October 2005 when the neighbor, Marvin Ballsmider, shot at him with a rifle. By Gene Johnson.
OLYMPIA - A new poll shows that the gubernatorial race between Democrat Jay Inslee and Republican Rob McKenna continues to be a close match heading into the final days of the campaign. The KCTS 9 Washington poll released Thursday showed Inslee with a 47.2 percent to 45.5 percent lead among registered voters. Among likely voters, Inslee holds a 48.7 percent to 45.6 percent advantage over McKenna. In both camps, the numbers are within the margin of error. By Rachel La Corte.
VOTER LIST PURGE
OLYMPIA - Decisions about how aggressively to purge ineligible non-citizens from voting rolls has varied widely from one state or county to the next, with partisan election administrators often reflecting the views of their political parties. Some Republican elections officials hurriedly worked this year to begin cleansing non-citizens from their state voting rolls. But many of their Democratic counterparts have not, even though they now have access to a federal immigration database. By Mike Baker.
TRAVEL-TRIP-LIVING COMPUTER MUSEUM
SEATTLE - For tourists with an interest in Seattle's role as a high-tech hub, there hasn't been much here to see, other than driving over to Microsoft headquarters in suburban Redmond to take pictures of a bunch of boring buildings. But Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has just opened the Living Computer Museum, with displays of old machines - all in working order. By Donna Gordon Blankinship.
AP Photos by Ted Warren WATW304, WATW307, WATW308, WATW309, WATW306, WATW305, WATW302, WATW301, WATW303.
HELPING THE BARTENDER
SEATTLE - The bartender credited with reviving the classic cocktail scene in the Northwest has endeared himself to legions of drinkers and bartenders with his legendary memory, his attentiveness to customers and always knowing what they want to drink before they do. So when Murray Stenson needed help to pay for heart surgery, it was surprising to no one but him how swift the response was. By Phuong Le.
AP Photos WAET102, WAET101 by Elaine Thompson.
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Police in northern Idaho say they had contact with a Spokane Valley, Wash., woman and her two young children the night before the boys were found abandoned near a construction site along Interstate 90. Shannon Germanton is charged with two counts of felony injury to a child in Idaho because police say she left her 3- and 6-year-old sons by the side of the road near Post Falls, Idaho, on Tuesday morning. She was arrested at a Spokane Valley home that night.
SEATTLE - For all the firsts Lorenzo Romar has experienced in his decade-plus tenure at Washington, this was one he didn't want his program associated with. Last March, after the Huskies captured the Pac-12 Conference regular season title, Washington flamed out in the quarterfinals of the conference tournament and left its postseason fate in the hands of the NCAA tournament committee. When the Huskies were bypassed for the NCAAs and forced to accept an NIT bid as a consolation prize, they became the first regular season champion of one of the six power conferences to not get an NCAA bid By Sports Writer Tim Booth.
BKC--WASHINGTON ST PREVIEW
PULLMAN - The cupboard isn't completely bare for Washington State, not with Pac-12 leading scorer Brock Motum returning for his senior year. But the Cougars have few other returning players with experience. By Nicholas K. Geranios.
BKC--PAC-12 MEDIA DAY
SAN FRANCISCO - Select players and coaches from every Pac-12 team gather at the conference's new network studios in downtown San Francisco for the league's annual media day and preseason poll. By Antonio Gonzalez.
BERKELEY, Calif. - Having already proven capable of beating some of the Pac-12's best teams this season, Washington coach Steve Sarkisian's team faces another monumental task as it tries to close in on a bowl berth. The Huskies are winless in their last six road games dating back to 2011 and have been outscored 145-41 in their three games away from CenturyLink Field this season. By Michael Wagaman. AP Photo WATW223.
- CALIFORNIA-ALLEN - Cal WR Keenan Allen out with knee injury.
FBN--SEAHAWKS-WILSON'S FIRST HALF
RENTON, Wash. - Russell Wilson is essentially at halftime of his first NFL season. The Seattle Seahawks rookie QB has progressively improved, especially in the past month, but knows his mistakes need to be reduced if Seattle is going to be a playoff contender.
- GAY MARRIAGE-EVANS - Former Republican Gov. Evans supports R-74.
- SANDY-LEWIS-MCCHORD - Lewis-McChord cargo planes assist Sandy relief.
- KENT BICYCLE ACCIDENT - Girl on bike hit in Kent.
- GRANT COUNTY DRUG RAID - Grant County drug raid nets 700 pounds of pot.
- SEATTLE-SALT LAKE CITY FLIGHTS - Alaska Airlines to fly Seattle-Salt Lake City.
- MICROSOFT-CHINA CONTRACT - Microsoft expands Internet, data centers in China.
- FEDERAL WAY SHOOTING SUSPECT - Federal Way shooting suspect known from video.
- OFFICER'S DAUGHTER SHOT - Marysville police officer goes on trial next week.
- SALMON CROSS ROAD - Salmon swim across flooded road in Washington. AP Video.
- COSTCO-SALES - Costco key revenue figure up 7 pct in October.
- TACOMA HALLOWEEN MUGGINGS - Suspects arrested in Halloween muggings in Tacoma.
- LEWIS COUNTY DEPUTY SHOOTING - Deputy shoots man with knife in Lewis County.
- SEATTLE ATTORNEY-RAPE - Seattle lawyer facing rape charges free on bail.
- SPOKANE POLICE BEATING - Memorial for man killed by Spokane police.
- MOSES LAKE PEDESTRIAN FATALITY - Pedestrian killed on Moses Lake street.
- SPOKANE HALLOWEEN ACCIDENT - Boy in costume hit by truck in Spokane Valley.