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SPOKANE — Medical officials predict an aging population and expanded health coverage under the Affordable Care Act will contribute to doctor shortages across the nation. In response to the projected need, Washington State University has begun exploring the feasibility of opening a medical school on its Spokane campus. "It's clear we need more primary care physicians," WSU president Elson Floyd said. The University of Washington has done a great job of putting doctors in the region, he said, but increasing demand in rural Washington state "is so great it may require two medical schools." By Nicholas K. Geranios. SENT: 780 words.

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PORT ANGELES — The U.S. Geological Survey estimates that between November 2012 and September 2013, about 3.3 million cubic yards of sediment have been washed into the Strait of Juan de Fuca after dams were removed from the Elwha River. The result? A changing river mouth and new beaches. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 4 p.m.



UNDATED — Last year had the 'Big Three' with Brittney Griner, Elena Delle Donne and Skylar Diggins leading the way at the WNBA draft. This time it's Stanford's Chiney Ogwumike and Baylor's Odyssey Sims who are the consensus top two picks. The Connecticut Sun are expected take to Ogwumike with the first pick in this year's draft Monday night at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., with Sims going to the Tulsa Shock at No. 2. By Sports Writer Vin A. Cherwoo. SENT: 940 words.

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SEATTLE — The Seattle Mariners close out their opening homestand on Sunday against the Oakland Athletics. UPCOMING: Game at 1:10 p.m. PT. 650 words. With hometown lead, photos.


— LONGVIEW-PROLIFIC BURGLAR — Prolific Longview burglar sentenced to prison.

— HEAD-ON COLLISION-CHARGES — Walla Walla man faces prison for head-on crash.

— POLICE CHASE — Yakima police fatally shoot man ramming cruisers.

— TOYS R US-ROBBERY — Masked and armed man robs Toys R Us in Olympia.

— SITKA-TRIBE — Washington state man to lead Sitka tribe.

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