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OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - House Democrats have unveiled a budget proposal that sticks to an education funding timeline that the state Supreme Court has previously rejected and also includes a capital gains tax for long-term property tax relief. The House plan comes a day after Senate Democrats released their own proposal. House Democrats propose a two-part plan that uses money from a special fund as well as a capital gains tax to offer property tax cuts starting next year.

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) - The man in charge of the U.S. Coast Guard's internal investigations in the Northwest has been at least temporarily relieved of duty after being arrested for investigation of rape. Jonathan Sall, of Poulsbo, was arrested by the Clark County Sheriff's Office on Sunday. The 56-year-old had been serving as the special agent in charge of the Northwest region of the Coast Guard Investigative Service, which conducts investigations related to Coast Guard personnel, assets and operations.

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - State officials are working to settle a federal court case in which Washington has racked up nearly $50 million in fines for not providing faster care to mentally-ill defendants. The News Tribune reports the details of an eventual settlement are still being negotiated but it appears the state will agree to pursue upgrades to the state's mental health system.

EVERSON, Wash. (AP) - A Washington state man is in hot water after police say he stole a van containing $10,000 worth of frozen bull semen. The Bellingham Herald reports that the 39-year-old Everson man was booked into Whatcom County Jail on Saturday after police pulled him over in a van belonging to West Select Sires, a cattle-breeding company. Everson Police Chief Daniel MacPhee says the van had been stolen earlier in the day.

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