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News Minute: Here is the latest Washington news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. PDT

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SEATTLE (AP) - The Seattle Parks Department announced a new pilot program that will force electric bike riders to mind their speeds on local trails. KING-TV reports E-bike riders, under the program, must stay under 15 miles per hour on the Burke-Gilman Trail, Elliot Bay Trail, Mountains to Sound Trail, Melrose Connector Trail and Duwamish Trail.

SEATTLE (AP) - Officials at a Washington Army base say authorities are investigating the deaths of two soldiers found dead in separate incidents. KOMO-TV reports police say Sgt. Lewis Clay, of Milledgeville, Georgia, hadn't been seen since July 29 when he left his home in Lacey. Officials say his body was found Thursday off Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Sgt. Joseph Martin, of Clarkston, Michigan, also was found dead Thursday at his quarters on base. The circumstances of both deaths are under investigation.

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The state of Washington will take steps to kill members of a wolf pack that have been preying on cattle in the northeast corner of the state. The Department of Fish and Wildlife said Monday that members of the Togo pack have preyed on cattle three times in the past 30 days, and six times in the past 10 months.

KENT, Wash. (AP) - Officials say a major brush fire that shut down a Washington state highway may be exacerbating the level of unhealthy air polluting the Seattle region. The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency says that though there is less smoke Monday morning, the south Seattle area is still seeing unhealthy amounts of smoke that may be due to the Sunday evening fire that started near Kent but inched toward Highway 18.

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