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SEATAC, Wash. (AP) - Washington and at least 10 other states say they are planning to sue the administration of President Donald Trump over the separation of migrant families who have illegally entered the United States. Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson made the announcement Thursday outside a federal prison in SeaTac, where about 200 immigration detainees had been transferred.

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - A federal judge says a Native American tribe can proceed with seven of eight legal claims as part of its long effort to gain federal recognition as a tribe. Oregon Public Broadcasting reports the Chinook Indian Nation, whose members historically lived at the mouth of the Columbia River, sued the Interior Department and other agencies in August.

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - Evacuation notices have gone out to residents in about 30 homes because of a wildfire burning in central Washington. The state Department of Natural Resources said Thursday that the blaze about two miles north of Vantage near the Columbia River had burned nearly 8 square miles (21 square kilometers).

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - The husband of a woman who was shot to death in her Snohomish-area home has had bail set at $1 million in connection with her death. The Daily Herald reports Paul Martinez was ordered held on bail Wednesday on suspicion of domestic violence murder. The sheriff's office says deputies responded to the home Monday night and found 45-year-old Holly Martinez unconscious and suffering from gunshot wounds.

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