Second Stun Gun Death in Past Week: A Sultan man died early Saturday after sheriff's deputies in Gold Bar used a stun gun to subdue the him. The man was originally reported to police for yelling and running through residential streets.
Asbestos in Whatcom County: Flooding in 2009 deposited the carcinogen along the Sumas River.
Driver and Passenger May Face Vehicular Homicide Charges: Three people were killed in the head-on collision north of Oak Harbor on Highway 20. The driver of the Chevy Blazer is believed to have been under the influence of drugs at the time. The crash was caused when the driver attempted to remove her sweater while her passenger held the steering wheel.
Bikes Banned in Colorado Town: Upset with too-narrow roads and a three foot buffer zone mandated by the state legislature, local officials in the town of Black Hawk have banned all bicycles from city streets.
Drug Bust in Skagit County: In what is being described as a rare drug bust, police arrested a 49 year old trucker from Surrey, B.C. for hauling 115 pounds of dried poppy pods.
Deadly Mudslides in Guatemala: President Alvaro Colom declares a national emergency as 22 people are killed in mudslides along a major highway north of the capitol city. Officials report that as many as 150 people may still be missing.
Anna Burger Retires from Labor Movement: In a move that signals the continued decline of American labor unions, the highest ranking woman in the history of the movement retires from her dual role as secretary-treasurer of SEIU and chairwoman of Change to Win.
Snohomish Man Pulls a Plaxico Burress: While hiking on Blewett Pass, Darrel Elam decided to move his 40 caliber Smith & Wesson handgun from its holster to his back pocket to see if that position would be more comfortable for walking.