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BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) - Washington officials are looking to reopen salmon fishing on the Skokomish River this year. Kitsap Sun reports the Skokomish Tribe, who controls the lower stretch of the river, began banning non-tribal anglers from fishing there in 2016 after the U.S. Department of Interior ruled that the river was part of its reservation. The state Attorney General's office is looking to challenge the tribe's ownership of the river in court.

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Tacoma police are searching for a driver who struck and killed a woman in Tacoma, Washington. KOMO-TV reports police a woman was trying to cross S. Hosmer Street around 7:30 p.m. Thursday when she was struck by a vehicle.

SEATTLE (AP) - A proposal in Washington state to tax carbon emissions from fossil fuels has cleared a key fiscal committee. The state Senate Ways and Means Committee passed Senate Bill 6203 Thursday.

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Washington state Treasurer Duane Davidson wants to use an expected $1.3 billion revenue windfall to pay down the state's growing debt pile. His proposal goes against Democratic and Republican lawmakers who want to cut property taxes. Davidson says the money could go to repay a part of the state's $21 billion of debt, making it the nation's sixth-most indebted on a per-resident basis. He also supports boosting the state's rainy day fund, or paying toward its $13.8 billion of unfunded pensions.

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