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OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A panel of lawmakers held a work session on a bill hastily introduced in an effort to circumvent a recent ruling finding them fully subject to the state's public disclosure laws. The hearing came just a day after the bill was introduced and a day ahead of expected passage out of the Legislature. The move comes a month after a superior court judge that found state representatives and senators and their offices are agencies subject to the Public Records Act.

SEATTLE (AP) - A Wisconsin man has pleaded guilty to federal charges that he threw gasoline-filled beer bottles at Seattle police during a May Day demonstration in 2016. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Seattle says 33-year-old Wil Casey Floyd, of Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, entered the plea Thursday to unlawful possession of a destructive device. He admitted he threw five unlit bottles at police as he participated in a so-called "black bloc" of protesters.

SILVERDALE, Wash. (AP) - Navy officials say a male driver who claimed to have explosives when he entered the gate of a nuclear submarine base in Washington state is in custody. Officials at Naval Base Kitsap said Thursday afternoon that the situation was under control and the investigation has yet to turn up any explosives.

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A state law that makes it a crime to drive while using electronic devices has resulted in hundreds of tickets being issued since Jan. 1. The law, titled the Driving Under the Influence of Electronics Act, went into effect in June but law enforcement officers did not start issuing citations until the new year.

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