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Selah Soldier Killed in Afghanistan, Idaho Woman Accused of Burning Dead Child’s Body – Northwest News Roundup April 26

Selah soldier killed in copter crash in Afghanistan
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Here’s the latest breaking news from the Associated Press and Newstalk 870.

WA Legislature Approves Measure Giving Tax Breaks Expiration Dates

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington state voted 67-29 today to approve a bill that would require tax breaks to have an expiration date. The bill would also collect more information about how the tax preferences are used. Democratic Rep. Reuven Carlyle says the proposal is a fiscally responsible plan to help lawmakers make better decisions.

Killing of Gray Wolves In Act of Killing Livestock-Animals Approved

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state commission has approved the killing of gray wolves that are caught in the act of attacking livestock or pets. The state Fish and Wildlife Commission today approved a temporary emergency rule allowing pet and livestock owners to immediately kill a wolf that is attacking their property.

Idaho Woman Pleads Guilty to Charges She Burned Dead Body of Own Toddler

MURPHY, Idaho (AP) — A 29-year-old Idaho woman is pleading guilty to charges that she had other children help her burn her 2-year-old daughter’s body in a barrel after the toddler died of an injury. Veronica Herrera of Homedale says she burned the body out of fear of losing custody of her children.

Selah Soldier Killed in Afghanistan In Helicopter Crash

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — An Army helicopter pilot from Washington state is one of two soldiers killed in Afghanistan by enemy fire. The Pentagon says 32-year-old Capt. Aaron Blanchard of Selah, Wash., and the other pilot were killed by indirect enemy fire. Both soldiers were assigned to the 10th Mountain Division, at Fort Drum, N.Y.


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