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News Minute: Here is the latest Washington news from The Associated Press

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OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A soldier found dead in the woods near Olympia was the nephew of two presumed victims of last month's devastating landslide in Washington state. Thurston County search teams said Spc. Christopher Dombroski appeared to have suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

SEATTLE (AP) - A King County District Court judge has ordered a 53-year-old man held on $2 million bail in the slaying of the 72-year-old aunt with whom he lived in the Seattle suburb of Bellevue. Mark Irwin was arrested for investigation of second-degree murder in the death of Barbara Irwin. Her body was found Sunday night in her apartment.

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A new poll on two competing gun initiatives on the November ballot shows that both could pass, indicating voter confusion over what the conflicting background check measures do. The results by pollster Stuart Elway found that 72 percent were inclined to vote for Initiative 594, which would require universal background checks on all firearm sales in Washington. The poll also found that 55 percent were inclined to vote for Initiative 591, which would prevent Washington state from adopting background-check laws stricter than the national standard.

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Washington state Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler is traveling to Washington, D.C. to discuss health care reform issues with President Barack Obama. Kreidler will join other state insurance commissioners at tomorrow's meeting at the White House. Kreidler's office says that likely subjects to be discussed are the current demographics in health plans and access to care.

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