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ASHFORD, Wash. (AP) - The National Park Service has granted permits to two carriers to provide cellular service at Mount Rainier National Park. The park service said Tuesday that it has approved letting Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile install telecommunications equipment on the visitor center at Paradise, one of most heavily used areas in the park.

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) - The girlfriend of a man convicted of killing three people has been sentenced to one year in prison for purchasing guns for him. The Columbian reports 29-year-old Andrea Sibley was sentenced Monday for purchasing at least nine firearms for Brent Luyster.

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Members of Congress from the Northwest are praising the decision to start negotiations next Tuesday over the future of a half-century-old agreement between the United States and Canada that governs hydropower and flood control operations along the Columbia River. Democratic Sen. Maria Cantwell of Washington says the start of formal negotiations in Washington, D.C., is a very positive step.

SEATTLE (AP) - Privacy advocates want Amazon to stop pushing police to buy and use its facial recognition tool. They say law enforcement could use the technology to build a system that automatically identifies and tracks anyone. The American Civil Liberties Union and others fear the tech giant's entry into the market could accelerate government surveillance capabilities to the detriment of minorities, immigrants who may be in the country illegally or political protesters.

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