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News Minute: Here is the latest Washington news from The Associated Press at 8:40 a.m. PDT

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SEATTLE (AP) - The Washington State Patrol says a handcuffed drunken-driving suspect is dead after jumping from the Highway 520 floating bridge into Lake Washington. Authorities say a trooper stopped the 31-year-old Kirkland man a little after 1:30 a.m. Friday. After being handcuffed, he resisted being placed in the trooper's patrol car and then leaped off the bridge. The trooper tried to grab and hold the man but failed.

MOUNT RAINIER, Wash. (AP) - Officials say a 35-year-old climber died while rappelling off a peak in Mount Rainier National Park. The News Tribune in Tacoma reports Stephen Kornbluth of Seattle summited 6,710-foot Dewey Peak with two friends Tuesday after climbing the mountain's west face. Park spokesman Kevin Bacher says Kornbluth's two partners rappelled safely before he started to come down and it's unclear what caused Kornbluth to fall.

SEATTLE (AP) - A school district in central Washington state is moving to four-day weeks when the school year begins later this month. KING-TV reports the Waterville School District will hold classes Monday through Thursday, giving students and faculty three-day weekends. Superintendent Tabatha Mires says the change aims to increase staff retention and recruitment as well as boost attendance and improve classroom experience.

MONTESANO, Wash. (AP) - Authorities have arrested a Hoquiam man for investigation of murder after another man was found shot to death at a boat launch west of Olympia. Grays Harbor Sheriff's Office Chief Criminal Deputy Brad Johansson says the body of 35-year-old Andrew Detwiler was found Sunday by a person fishing near the Humptulips River. Johansson says Detwiler died from multiple gunshot wounds.

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