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News Minute: Here is the latest Washington news from The Associated Press at 8:40 a.m. PST

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CONCRETE, Wash. (AP) - The Skagit River north of Seattle has reached its highest level in 11 years, resulting in flooding that closed roads and an alert telling some residents to prepare to evacuate. The Skagit County Department of Emergency Management said Thursday afternoon that the worst-case scenario would involve the displacement of 250 people. But as of 4 p.m. only residents in the town of Hamilton had told to be prepared to evacuate.

SEATTLE (AP) - Police have recovered a body found the water near Seattle's Lincoln Park. KOMO-TV reports officers responded to the scene after a person walking a dog reported seeing the body just south of the park, near the Fauntleroy ferry terminal.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The brutally cold and snowy winter last year in the Rocky Mountains was deadly for deer and other wild game prized by hunters. In this year's deer hunting season in Wyoming, officials limited permits for out-of-state hunters to help deer populations rebound. They also reduced the hunting season and aren't letting hunters kill young bucks in some areas. Hunting restrictions are also in place for parts of Colorado, Idaho, Oregon, Utah and Washington state.

SEATTLE (AP) - A federal judge wants more information about the Seattle Police Department's finding that the fatal shooting of a woman was reasonable before he decides on the city's request to be found in compliance with court-ordered excessive force mandates. The Seattle Times reports U.S. District Judge James Robart this week requested the information in the shooting of Charleena Lyles and also requested further details on the city's approval of a labor contract with the Seattle police union.

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