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OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Voters in two counties in Washington state have mistakenly been sent ballot-return envelopes that require postage. Secretary of State Kim Wyman said that elections officials in Asotin and Grant Counties notified her Monday morning that a vendor was to blame for the mistake. Voters this year have been able to vote postage-free, following an agreement between Wyman and Gov. Jay Inslee.

LUMMI NATION RESERVATION, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say a man shot a woman to death and then killed himself on the Lummi Reservation. The Bellingham Herald reports Lummi Law and Order responded Friday night to a report of a woman who had been shot multiple times at a house and that the shooter had killed himself. The Whatcom County Sheriff's Office says officers found 32-year-old Essie Cagey of Bellingham with gunshot wounds to the chest and abdomen. She died later at a hospital.

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The campaign against a ballot measure for a carbon pollution fee has set a fundraising record for statewide initiatives. The "No on 1631" campaign sponsored by the Western States Petroleum Association, an oil industry trade group, has raised more than $25.8 million, according to data from the Public Disclosure Commission. If approved by voters Nov. 6, Initiative 1631 would make Washington the first state in the U.S. to impose a direct carbon fee or tax by voter initiative.

SEATTLE (AP) - A group of young activists suing the U.S. government in a high-profile climate change lawsuit say the case poses important constitutional questions that should be evaluated at trial next week. The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday temporarily put the trial on hold in federal court in Oregon until lawyers for the young people responded and until it issued another order. Lawyers for the 21 young people argued in a response Monday that freezing the trial will irreparably harm the youngsters.

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