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BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) - Authorities have arrested a man in connection with the rape and murder of a teenager in Bellingham nearly 30 years ago. The Bellingham Herald reports Whatcom County Sheriff Bill Elfo said DNA evidence led to the arrest of 50-year-old Timothy Bass on Tuesday. Sheriff's detectives arrested Bass on suspicion of murder, kidnapping and rape. Mandy Stavik vanished in 1989 while jogging near her home east of Bellingham in Acme.

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Washington Gov. Jay Inslee says he and other state leaders will take steps to protect consumers regardless of the outcome of a net neutrality vote. The Federal Communications Commission plans to vote Thursday on gutting the Obama-era net neutrality rule. Those rules were established to stop broadband companies such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon from exercising more control over what people watch and see on the internet.

PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) - Washington state regulators have fined Cooke Aquaculture $8,000 for water quality violations at its farmed salmon operations off Bainbridge Island. The violations are unrelated to the company's Cypress Island net pens, which collapsed in August and released tens of thousands of non-native Atlantic salmon into Puget Sound.

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - All four members of a Polish death metal band have been released from jail as they await trial on charges of raping a Washington state woman. Defense attorney Steve Graham says the order was granted for his client on Monday in Spokane County Superior Court. The other three members of Decapitated were released Nov. 22. The band members have pleaded not guilty to charges of kidnapping and rape.

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