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SEATTLE (AP) - A federal judge in Seattle is scheduled to hear arguments Tuesday on whether to issue an injunction to block a settlement the U.S. State Department reached with a company that wants to post blueprints for printing 3D weapons on the internet. The federal agency had tried to stop a Texas company from releasing the plans online, arguing it violated export regulations.

SEATTLE (AP) - Authorities have issued a burn ban for counties including King, Kitsap, Pierce and Snohomish because of wildfire smoke and related unhealthy air conditions. The Puget Sound Air Agency says no outdoor burning is allowed as of 5 p.m. Monday in order to reduce any additional harm from excess air pollution. The ban covers Seattle, Tacoma, Everett and Port Orchard, among other locations.

SEATTLE (AP) - Gray haze is shrouding city skylines and mountains in cities such as Seattle, Denver and Portland, Oregon. Smoke from wildfires in British Columbia and the Northwest has blown in for a second summer in a row, and locals are concerned it could become the norm as wildfires become bigger and more destructive. Seattle's Space Needle was swathed in haze Monday, and a scenic view of Mount Hood was impossible to see in Portland. Some flights have been disrupted, and outdoor sports practices canceled.

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A judge in Olympia has granted an emergency order blocking the state from hunting members of a wolf pack to prevent them from preying on cattle. The judge on Monday afternoon granted an emergency request from two environmental groups to prevent the destruction of the Togo wolf pack, which is located in Ferry County near the Canadian order.

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