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Washington Seniors Unsure If They’ll Graduate + More Briefs in Your Northwest News Morning Roundup

Dead whale washes up on Washington beach
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Many Washington Seniors Unsure If They’ll Graduate

SEATTLE (AP) — Thousands of high school students in Washington’s Class of 2013 don’t know yet if they will get a diploma later this spring because they have not yet met the state’s newest graduation requirement: a math exam. About 77.5 percent of this year’s senior class have passed three statewide tests. But about 16,000 students across the state don’t yet know if they will need a cap and gown in a couple of months.

Cruise Ship Fight Leads to Auto Hit-And-Run in Seattle

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle police say three people were seriously injured by a hit-and-run driver early yesterday following a fight that began on an Argosy cruise ship. Detectives say the fight spilled out onto the street where the boat docked on Lake Union. He says at one point during the fight, a man got into his car, struck a parked car and then drove recklessly down a street, hitting three pedestrians before driving away.

Dead Whale Washes Ashore Near Burien

BURIEN, Wash. (AP) — A dead whale drew hundreds of people over the weekend to a Puget Sound beach at Burien. The whale washed up Saturday at Seahurst Park. Experts told KOMO it may have been dead as long as a week. It’s a fin whale, which is rare in Puget Sound. It was about 65 feet long but half of the carcass is missing. The whale may have been struck by a ship. There’s red paint on the body.

Accident Claims Life of Hunter Near Boring, OR

BORING, Ore. (AP) — The Jackson County sheriff’s office says a man was shot and killed in a hunting accident near Boring. Deputies were called Saturday and found the victim about 100 feet down a steep ravine. KVAL reports he died before he could be loaded into a LifeFlight helicopter. Deputies say everyone involved in the shooting is cooperating with investigators.

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