#NotInvisible: Why are Native American women vanishing?

Why are Native American women going missing and facing violence at disproportionate rates? Is it racism, lack of resources, mistrust, a confusing jurisdictional maze _ or all of the above?
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'Suicidal' mechanic steals plane from Seattle airport

Officials say a "suicidal" airline mechanic stole an empty Alaska Airlines plane and took off from Sea-Tac International Airport in Washington state on Friday night before crashing near a small island
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1 hostage rescued in active shooting situation near Tacoma

Authorities say a hostage has been rescued and that a suspect continues to fire a weapon from inside an auto dealer near Tacoma
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12 cases linked to Puyallup hospital Hepatitis C outbreak

Health officials say they have 12 confirmed cases of Hepatitis C linked to an outbreak at a Puyallup hospital
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14,000 fight California fires, some from prisons or overseas

Firefighters are coming from as far as Australia and New Zealand to help California battle a series of massive wildfires roaring through dry vegetation amid hot, windy weather
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2 charged in stabbing, shooting that killed 2 in Tacoma

A woman and a man have been charged in connection with a fight that left two men dead in Tacoma
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2 counties in Western Washington announce burn bans

Two counties in Western Washington have announced burn bans effective later this week
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2 hurt when dump truck crashes into store

Authorities say two people were injured when a dump truck crashed into a general store southeast of Tacoma
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3 killed, 3 injured in vehicle crash south of Tacoma

Authorities say three people were killed and three were injured in a vehicle crash involving two cars that also started a small brush fire south of Tacoma
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3 siblings injured by hit-and-run driver

A 13-year-old girl was released from the hospital Saturday after a hit-and-run driver injured her and two siblings in Tacoma
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6 charged in stabbing, shooting that killed 2 in Tacoma

A woman and a man have been charged in connection with a fight that left two men dead in Tacoma
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After 66 years, adopted Burley man reunites with sibling

Charles McBride propped himself on an elbow at his kitchen counter and sipped coffee with his brother
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Airline employee accused of voyeurism at Seattle airport

Authorities say they've arrested a Southwest Airlines employee at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on a voyeurism charge
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Alaska editorials

Alaska editorials
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Another mutilated cat found, bringing number of cases to 12

Another cat has been found mutilated south of Tacoma in Thurston County
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AP NewsBreak: Pilot who crashed his own home had hangar code

The president of a Utah company whose small plane was used by a man who died when he flew into his own house after he had been arrested for assaulting his wife says the pilot had full access to the plane because he had earned the firm's trust
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Asylum-seeking mom from Honduras reunited with son

A 24-year-old Honduras woman seeking asylum in the United States has been reunited with her 6-year-old son in Seattle about two months after they were separated by U.S. immigration authorities
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Authorities probe how 'suicidal' employee could steal plane

Officials say a "suicidal" airline mechanic stole an empty Horizon Air plane and took off from Sea-Tac International Airport in Washington state on Friday night before crashing into a small island
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Authorities probe how airline employee could steal plane

Investigators worked to find out how an airline employee stole an empty Horizon Air turboprop plane, took off from Sea-Tac International Airport and crashed into a small island in the Puget Sound after being chased by military jets
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Battle Ground teachers latest to reach contract deal

Teachers in the southwest Washington city of Battle Ground have reached a tentative agreement to end a teacher strike
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Body found in search for 82-year-old Yakima woman

Authorities say a body has been found during the search for an 82-year-old Yakima woman who disappeared while berry picking
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Cops search for armed man who may be in Portland, Vancouver

Authorities say they are searching for a man who could be in the Portland, Oregon, or Vancouver, Washington, area after they say he shot a woman several times south of Tacoma
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Deals reached to end 2 Southwest Washington teacher strikes

Teachers in two Southwest Washington school districts say they've reached deals to end their strikes
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Deputy, officer hospitalized when patrol car rammed

Authorities say a Pierce County sheriff's deputy and a state Department of Corrections officer were hospitalized after a woman rammed their patrol vehicle
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Detained mothers beginning to be released in Washington

Advocates for asylum-seeking parents who have been detained in Washington state say some have started to be released from custody, but it's unclear when they might be reunited with their children
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Editorials from around Oregon

Editorials from around Oregon
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Employees pose big potential danger to aviation, experts say

Aviation experts say one of the biggest potential perils for commercial air travel is airline or airport employees causing mayhem
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Estimated cost for new Sea-Tac airport facility close to $1B

The estimated cost for the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport's new International Arrivals Facility has reached almost $1 billion
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Families face forced break-ups through deportation

Six years ago a simple traffic stop ripped Thalia Torres-Medrano's life to shreds
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Friendly tone belied desperate acts of Seattle plane thief

The FBI says it has recovered the flight data recorder from a plane taken by an airline worker who performed loops before crashing into an island in Washington's Puget Sound
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Girl revives toddler found in Washington state septic tank

Authorities say a 12-year-old girl revived her 2-year-old brother after he was found unresponsive in the Washington state family's septic tank
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Health officials find West Nile virus in Tacoma mosquitoes

Health officials say West Nile virus was discovered in a sampling of mosquitoes near the Port of Tacoma earlier this month
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Honduran mother separated from son to remain in custody

An immigration judge says a Honduran woman who was separated from her 8-year-old son when she entered the United States must remain in custody, prolonging her reunification wait
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Human remains identified as those of missing Olympia woman

The Pierce County Medical Examiner's Office has identified remains discovered last week near Tacoma as 41-year-old Ginger Gover, who had been missing since late July
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Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier killed in Afghanistan

The Army says a Green Beret from Joint Base Lewis-McChord died from injuries sustained in an explosion while serving in Afghanistan on his fourth combat deployment
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Judge hears case seeking refund of car-tab fees for transit

A judge in Pierce County is hearing arguments Friday in a lawsuit that alleges Sound Transit is unconstitutionally collecting car-tab fees to pay for mass transit expansion
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Judge rules against striking Tumwater teachers

A superior court judge has ruled against Tumwater teachers who have been on strike for just over a week
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Judge tosses lawsuit over car-tab taxes for mass transit

A Pierce County judge on Friday dismissed a class-action lawsuit challenging Sound Transit's ability to collect millions of dollars in car-tab taxes that voters approved in 2016
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Judge: GEO Group can't depose Washington attorney general

A federal judge in Tacoma has thwarted an effort by the private prison company GEO Group to question Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson under oath
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Lawmakers seek answers for why Native American women vanish

Why are Native American women going missing and facing violence at disproportionate rates? Is it racism, lack of resources, mistrust, a confusing jurisdictional maze _ or all of the above?
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Lawsuit: YMCA knew counselors sexually abused campers

A man who says he was sexually abused as a child by a counselor at a camp west of Tacoma has sued the YMCA, alleging that the organization knew children were being abused there and failed to stop it
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Man accidentally shoots himself at Chuck E. Cheese in Tacoma

A man who shot himself in the leg at a Chuck E. Cheese in Tacoma caused panic at the children's party center
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Man accused of fatally shooting deputy to plead guilty

The spokesman for the Pierce County sheriff's office says the man who fatally shot a deputy will plead guilty and receive life in prison without parole
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Man charged with kidnapping held on $2.5 million bail

A man accused of holding people hostage at a Parkland, Washington, auto repair shop has been ordered held on a $2.5 million bail
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Man charged with pointing laser at aircraft pleads guilty

A man accused of pointing a green laser beam at commercial airplanes approaching the Seattle airport has pleaded guilty
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Man charged with raping 2 women in Tacoma

A Lacey man has been charged with rape and other crimes after women were raped at knifepoint in Tacoma
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Man dead in Covington mobile home fire

Authorities say a man is dead after a mobile home fire in Covington
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Man pleads guilty to fatally shooting deputy, gets life

A man has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting a deputy south of Tacoma in January and has been sentenced to life in prison without parole
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Man shot by police out of hospital, charged with assault

Kitsap County prosecutors have charged a 72-year-old man who was shot and injured by police officers during a May police chase
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Man who sued Tacoma Boys and Girls Club awarded $1.5M

A jury has awarded more than $1.5 million to a Washington state man who claimed he was sexually abused as a child at the Tacoma Boys and Girls Club
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