Dems still looking at gains in Washington Legislature

Democrats will pick up seats in the Washington state Legislature after Tuesday's election. But the exact number remains unclear with a handful of races still to
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Democrats take early lead in key Legislative races

Democrats took an early lead Tuesday in Washington state legislative races that will determine if they keep or even boost their control in the Senate and House
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Correction: Police Shooting-Maryland story

Correction: Police Shooting-Maryland story
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Police serving order to remove guns shoot, kill armed man

Police in Maryland say an officer shot and killed a man while serving emergency relief protective order paperwork
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Police serving protective order shoot, kill man in Maryland

Police in Maryland say an officer shot and killed a man while serving emergency relief protective order paperwork
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Voter turnout for Michigan's midterm election may spike

Last-ditch efforts are in motion to spur people to the polls on Tuesday
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Police seek man who dumped screws, nails in parking lots

Police in suburban Detroit say a man dumped hundreds of screws and nails in parking lots for a courthouse and police station, leading to some flat tires
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Pipeline operator must fix flaws in oil spill plan

Washington state regulators have ordered the operator of the Trans Mountain pipeline to correct deficiencies in its new oil spill response plan for the 64-mile
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Old churches, schools used for housing in Michigan

Residents and developers in Michigan are fighting over the use of old churches and schools for housing
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Lawmaker unblocks constituents from his Facebook page

Washington state Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, began to lift restrictions on his public Facebook page for people who say they have been blocked from it for mo
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Security guard spat on; Detroit business owner charged

A Detroit business owner faces misdemeanor assault and battery after a security guard at the city's popular Eastern Market says he was spat upon
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Iconic rock near Bellingham tells many community stories

For decades, a boulder perched above Interstate 5 about four miles south of the city has served as the community's billboard _ a public spot on the side of the
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Final charge dropped against former Flint utilities official

A final misdemeanor charge has been dropped against the former utilities director in Flint, Michigan, in an investigation of the city's lead-tainted water
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Dispute over Republican-drawn district maps will go to trial

A three-judge panel has cleared the way for a trial that could upset districts in the Michigan Legislature and the state's congressional delegation
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ArtPrize competition announces info on Michigan event

The international ArtPrize competition has announced the schedule and advisory committee for a Michigan art event
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White House staffers admonished for posting political tweets

Six former and current Trump administration staffers were reprimanded for posting political tweets, such as the Donald Trump campaign slogan "Make America Great
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Inspiration vs. pragmatism: Democrats face tough 2020 choice

Democrats beginning to think about the type of person they'd like to see take on President Donald Trump face an early conundrum: whether a pragmatist has a bett
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Unbeaten Michigan playing with an edge with Purdue up next

Less than two years after a Big Ten opponent called Michigan a 'white-collar' team, the Wolverines have emphatically shed that label
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Bowden, Muschamp renew ties in Akron-South Carolina game

Akron coach Terry Bowden, South Carolina's Will Muschamp renews ties in makeup game; Bowden hired Muschamp as an Auburn graduate assistant
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Correction: Aretha Franklin-Detroit Mansion story

Correction: Aretha Franklin-Detroit Mansion story
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Michigan sheriff issues apology after drunken driving arrest

A mid-Michigan sheriff says he was arrested for suspected drunken driving this month after leaving a deer hunting camp in Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula
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Businessman sentenced to prison in theft of plastic crates

A Michigan hauling company president who pleaded guilty to wire fraud after plastic crates valued at more than $2.9 million were sold to a recycling firm for ab
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New owner seeks to move Gary casinos off Lake Michigan

Some former Indiana casino executives are behind a new company buying the two Gary casinos with aims of moving them off the Lake Michigan shore
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Not president, not yet a senator: Romney is starting over

Not president, not yet Utah senator: Romney learns Washington in the rarefied Senate
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