TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says about 150 detainees at Tacoma's Northwest Detention Center refused to eat this morning as a hunger strike entered its fourth day. Activists say the detainees are seeking better food and treatment as well as better pay for detention center jobs.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A Hanford watchdog group is criticizing the federal government's plan to take at least two years to pump out a nuclear waste storage tank that is leaking. The tank contains radioactive wastes left over from the production of plutonium for nuclear weapons. Leaks have been found within the walls of the tank, but no waste is believed to have escaped into the ground.
SEATTLE (AP) - A new report shows low-income kids who participate in Washington's College Bound scholarship program are going to college at nearly the same rate as their richer classmates and well ahead of other poor children. Washington middle school students who are eligible for free- or reduced-price lunch are invited to sign up for the scholarship program.
SEATTLE (AP) - Despite a slight increase in Washington's gray wolf population last year, wildlife officials report there were fewer conflicts between wolves and livestock or humans in 2013. The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission investigated 20 reported attacks on pets and livestock last year. They found that wolves were only involved in four of the attacks.
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