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Ship sinks between S. Korea and Japan; 2 dead, 8 missing
Author: KIM TONG-HYUNG and MARI YAMAGUCHI, KIM TONG-HYUNG and MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Ships searching in wind-whipped waters between South Korea and Japan have picked up at least 14 of the 22 crew members from a cargo vessel that sank early Wednesday, killing at least two, officials said.

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Washougal’s Chloe Johnson battles chronic knee injuries to return to basketball
Author: Will Denner

WASHOUGAL — When the calendar flipped to basketball season, Chloe Johnson’s willpower won out. Nothing, not even a chronic injury, prevented her from playing one last season with Washougal.

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Boeing loses $663 million in 4Q despite higher revenue
Author: DAVID KOENIG, AP Airlines Writer

Boeing said Wednesday it lost $663 million in the fourth quarter as higher production costs and supply-chain problems offset rising revenue.

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Neonatal doctor in Spokane gets 8 years in dark web kidnapping, extortion plot
Author: Kip Hill, The Spokesman-Review

SPOKANE — A 56-year-old neonatologist stood for nearly an hour Tuesday in a federal courtroom in Spokane and tried to explain to a federal judge that he was not the “magnificent monster” a former colleague, whose hands he’d sought to break, had called him.

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Investigators rule out arson as cause of fire that killed 5 people near Capitol Forest
Author: Rolf Boone, The Olympian

OLYMPIA — A fire that killed five people near Capitol Forest was not intentionally set, the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office announced in an update Tuesday afternoon.

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NerdWallet: Why do so many older adults choose Medicare Advantage?
Author: KATE ASHFORD, NerdWallet

In 2022, 48% of Medicare beneficiaries were enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans instead of original Medicare, and experts predict that number will be higher in 2023.

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Computer problems slow Spokane VA after Defense Department update
Author: Orion Donovan-Smith, The Spokesman-Review

WASHINGTON — Spokane’s VA hospital and other medical facilities across the country suffered a major slowdown Monday and part of Tuesday after an update to a troubled electronic health record system caused a “performance degradation,” the Department of Veterans Affairs said Tuesday.

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23-year-old woman struck by Seattle police vehicle dies
Author: Associated Press

SEATTLE (AP) — A 23-year-old woman hit by a Seattle police patrol vehicle Monday night in the South Lake Union neighborhood has died, police said.

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Portland Business News

Ben Affleck's and Matt Damon's Nike film is coming soon. Here are 3 things to know
Author: Demi Lawrence
The new film depicts Nike's efforts to sign Michael Jordan to an endorsement deal.

NYT Politics

The Times Asks Judge to Unseal Documents in Fox News Defamation Case
Author: Jeremy W. Peters
Most of the evidence in the case has remained under seal at the request of Fox’s lawyers.

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