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News Minute: Here is the latest Washington news from The Associated Press

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The U.S. Coast Guard rescued a sailor whose boat capsized six miles north of Port Townsend, Wash. Coast Guard spokesman Nathan Littlejohn says a response boat arrived yesterday afternoon to find that the sailor had managed to right the boat. The Port Angeles-based crew threw a line, helping him aboard the response boat. He was not hurt.

LILLIWAUP, Wash. (AP) - A Mason County sheriff's spokesman says a 12-year-old boy was struck and killed by a falling tree while hiking in the Olympic National Forest. Detective William Adam says the boy was struck in the head and died yesterday. He was hiking with his father on the Lower Lena Lake trail about 40 miles north of Shelton.

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) - Oregon State Police arrested an Edmonds, Wash., woman on a drunken driving charge not long after getting a report that she may have been stuck in a mudslide. The East Oregonian newspaper reports that 48-year-old Melanie Machado texted a friend Thursday about a mudslide in the Umatilla National Forest. State police later arrested Machado after she allegedly sideswiped a car on Interstate 84 near Pendleton and left the scene.

LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) - A Kelso woman has been sentenced to four days in jail for failing to register her dogs and other violations. The Daily News of Longview says 45-year-old Ingrid Sacha is accused of hiding four German shepherds that were declared dangerous by the Cowlitz County Humane Society. The dogs have not been found. Court records show they bit at least eight people.

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