OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A legislative ethics panel has taken a preliminary vote to limit the number of free meals lawmakers can accept from lobbyists to 12 a year. The proposed change comes after news organizations found that the state's 50 most active lobbyists spent $65,000 in meals for lawmakers in the first four months of 2013.
NEAH BAY, Wash. (AP) - The Coast Guard has located and rescued a solo diver who was reported missing in thick fog near Cape Flattery on the northwest Washington coast. The Port Orchard diver was reported to be in good condition. He was taken to a hospital in nearby Neah Bay for further medical evaluation. A Coast Guard boat crew out of Neah Bay found the diver waving his arms at the water's surface in the thick fog.
CENTRALIA, Wash. (AP) - Two Centralia men were stabbed in a fight over a woman that both of them had dated. The Lewis County sheriff's office says a 35-year-old and a 38-year-old both suffered severe face and neck injuries and were taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. The sheriff's office says the 38-year-old was in grave condition.
RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) - Four girls accused of throwing wads of bread at a Benton County sheriff's patrol car were cited for reckless endangerment. The Tri-City Herald reports as he passed by the car the deputy felt something thrown against the side of his car. He pulled the car over and learned the girls were "bread balling" - throwing wads of bread at passing cars.
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