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SEATTLE _ A Seattle church is providing sanctuary to a construction company owner who came to the U.S. from Mexico illegally more than 12 years ago. Jaime Rubio Sulficio was ordered to leave the country by March 28, but on Friday took sanctuary at Seattle’s St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral. SENT: 180 words. UPCOMING: 400 words by 4 p.m.
FLU-LATE SEASON SURGE
SPOKANE _ Different flu strains have led to a late-season surge in hospitalizations in the inland northwest, according to health authorities. The Spokesman-Review reports the virus is a different strain than that which affected people earlier this flu season. SENT: 400 words.
EXCHANGE-THE SCOOP ON POOP
BOISE _ Some litter is obvious — plastic bottles, beer cans and cigarette butts stick out like sore thumbs on the side of a trail. But what about the other stuff, the food waste that surely will biodegrade in the woods? After all, apple cores and banana peels and dog poop are natural, right? An AP Member exchange by Nicole Blanchard of the Idaho Statesman. SENT: 815 words.
KING COUNTY LANDFILL
SEATTLE _ How much garbage can you cram into 1.4 square miles? At least 50 years’ worth, and probably closer to 75, provided you stack the trash hundreds of feet high. King County has only one active landfill, where the rubbish produced by more than 1.4 million people is hauled, dumped, compacted and layered into a modest trash mountain lorded over by a fleet of semi-trucks, bulldozers and bald eagles. (Eagles love garbage.) An AP Member exchange by David Gutman of The Seattle Times. SENT: 1200 words.
_ 9th CIRCUIT-NEW JUDGE: Idaho judge sworn in to 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals
_ STURGEON SEASON: Columbia River sturgeon season to open in May
_ TEEN SHOT-DIES: 15-year-old Yakima girl shot in car dies
_ MUSIC-THE ROLLING STONES: Stones postpone tour as Jagger receives medical treatment
The first two spots in the Final Four will be decided on Saturday. Both games will be strength against strength. In the West Region, Gonzaga and the best offense in Division I will face Texas Tech and the nation’s best defense. By John Marshall. SENT: 650 words. WITH AP Photos.
RALEIGH, N.C. _ Kentucky got PJ Washington back just in time, Duke hung on without Cam Reddish, and Auburn’s thrill from a huge win was tempered by a potentially serious injury to Chuma Okeke. By Aaron Beard. SENT: 650 words. WITH AP Photos.
SEATTLE _ Mitch Moreland began warming up with swings in the Boston clubhouse around the fifth inning. Manager Alex Cora nearly used Moreland as a pinch hitter in the seventh inning but thought it would be better to wait. Good choice. By Tim Booth. SENT: 820 words. WITH AP Photos.