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Crime

How to fight downtown crime? New strategy amid debate

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray’s public-safety adviser pointed a finger at King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg in a memo about street crime downtown, but the mayor and Satterberg say they’re working together.

Environment

Tahuya man sentenced to 30 days for redirecting river

SHELTON, Wash. (AP) — A Tahuya man was sentenced to 30 days in jail and ordered to pay more than $8,000 in fines for redirecting the Tahuya River at his property. Mason County District Court Judge Stephen Greer sentenced William Kenneth Cayo on Friday. A jury found Cayo guilty earlier this month of unlawful hydraulic...