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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 embattled 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 at a high school in Hailey, Idaho, but denies that he had a sexual relationship with her when she was 17.

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A new 100-bed psychiatric hospital is coming to Spokane. The Inland Northwest Behavioral Health hospital, which opens to patients in October, will have about 200 employees.

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