SEATTLE (AP) - Gay weddings made up 17 percent of marriages in Washington this past year, the first year gay marriages were legal in the state. State officials reported yesterday more than 7,000 same-sex couples got married between Dec. 6, 2012, and the most recent complete month of data, September 2013.
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) - A Vancouver, Wash., woman who regularly monitors police scanner traffic unknowingly live-tweeted about her husband's death in a freeway crash. Caran Johnson's series of gut-wrenching tweets yesterday grew more frantic as she learned about a death and then couldn't get ahold of her husband who regularly uses the freeway. She tweeted after Washington State Patrol troopers came to her home to tell her that her husband, Craig Johnson, had died.
SEATTLE (AP) - Activists for a $15 minimum wage marched their campaign today from SeaTac to Seattle. The march is part of a national action by fast food workers seeking higher pay. About 100 demonstrators with a police escort started the march in SeaTac where voters last month approved a minimum wage of $15 an hour.
STEVENSON, Wash. (AP) - A woman who was injured in a fall on Mount St. Helens was airlifted by rescuers today and taken to a Vancouver hospital. The Skamania County sheriff's office says Alana McCammon of Vancouver fell into a snow cave last night at the 7,000-foot level of the volcano in southwest Washington. PeaceHealth Medical Center says she was admitted in satisfactory condition.
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