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SEATTLE (AP) - Tens of thousands of people are expected to take to the streets of Seattle for the second anniversary of marches in support of women's rights. This year's march is slated to begin late Saturday morning in the city's Capitol Hill neighborhood and proceed downtown to Seattle Center. In 2017 women rallied in cities across the Northwest and the United States, many saying the hoped to send a message to President Donald Trump about equality and other causes.

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Police say a woman was struck and killed by a motorist while she crossed a Tacoma street. The News Tribune reports the 69-year-old woman was hit at about 7 p.m. Friday while crossing Sixth Avenue near Pearl Street.

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a $4.2 billion capital budget that pays for construction projects across the state, as well as a compromise bill on a contentious water issue that had stalled the budget for months. he Senate and the House passed all of the measures Thursday night after reaching agreement on how to address a state Supreme Court decision known as Hirst involving the use of domestic wells in rural areas.

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The Senate has passed a bill passed that would protect high school and college students' rights to free speech within school-sponsored media. Under the measure, student editors would be fully responsible for determining what goes into their publication or broadcast. The measure now heads to the House.

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