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SEATTLE (AP) - Authorities say the Highway 520 floating bridge has reopened between Seattle and the eastern suburbs after a possibly armed person in a pickup truck was taken into custody. The Washington State Department of Transportation said on Twitter at about 5 p.m. that the bridge was closed to all traffic because of police activity.

SEATTLE (AP) - Records show a longtime Seattle police detective used racial slurs while working off-duty in front of a Seattle City Light crew and retired officers. The Seattle Times reports officer Salvatore Ditusa Jr. retired after the department opened an internal investigation last year that concluded he used the slurs and would have been fired.

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Vice President Mike Pence is tentatively scheduled to campaign for Republican U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers in Spokane on Oct. 2. A spokesman for the congresswoman says Pence's appearance is dependent on how the schedule of Congress shakes out. The Spokesman-Review says McMorris Rodgers and Pence were colleagues for nearly a decade in the House.

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A former Idaho high school student of Washington lawmaker Rep. Matt Manweller says she had a sexual relationship with him in the 1990s, when she was 17 and he was 27. Under Idaho state law at the time, sex between an adult male and a female younger than 18 constituted statutory rape. Manweller acknowledged that he taught the woman in Hailey, Idaho, but denies that he had a sexual relationship with her when she was 17. House Republican leaders on Friday evening called on Manweller to resign.

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