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Local FBI turns animal cruelty into top-tier felony FBI turns animal cruelty into top-tier felony
A new federal category for animal cruelty crimes will help root out young pet abusers before their behavior worsens and give a boost to prosecutions, an animal welfare group says.
Local Draft water rules tied to fish consumption out
The state Department of Ecology on Tuesday released a draft rule that updates contentious water quality standards partly tied to how much fish people eat.