SEATTLE — A Seattle man was sentenced yesterday to eight years in prison for killing a man during a botched drug-deal robbery.
about, 25, was sentenced in King County Superior Court after a guilty plea in the killing of Zhonyak Rafael-Jerome Payne, 24, of Seattle.
According to court papers, Everybodytalksabout had arranged to sell $35,000 worth of cocaine to Payne on March 23, 1999, and the two were to meet in Andover Park West in Tukwila.
When Payne arrived, Everybodytalksabout brandished a gun and demanded Payne's cash. Payne refused and ran across the parking lot.
Everybodytalksabout fired five shots, two of which struck Payne.
House OKs in-state tuition for illegal immigrants
OLYMPIA — The state House yesterday approved a bill that would offer in-state tuition to illegal and undocumented immigrants who have lived in Washington for more than three years.
Supporters said the bill would allow people who work, pay taxes and contribute to society to share in the American dream. But opponents said the bill is unworkable and could result in undocumented residents taking U.S. citizens' places in college classes.
The bill passed 75-20, with three members absent. It now goes to the Senate.
Nonresident tuition costs $15,337 at the University of Washington and $12,270 at Washington State University, compared with $4,636 at UW and $4,520 at WSU for state residents. To qualify for in-state tuition under the House bill, a noncitizen student must have graduated from a Washington state high school and also pursue permanent resident status and citizenship.
Fort Lewis to send soldiers to Washington, D.C.
FORT LEWIS — About 125 soldiers from the 66th Military Police Company will deploy today to provide security in Washington, D.C.
Fort Lewis officials did not immediately know what their assignment would be, but military forces have been guarding the Pentagon, the Washington Monument and other District of Columbia landmarks since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
The unit, which has previously served in Kosovo, will depart today from McChord Air Force Base, said Fort Lewis spokesman Joe Hitt.
He did not immediately know how long the deployment would last.
Everett appeals ruling on Shoreline Master Plan
EVERETT — The city is appealing the Central Puget Sound Growth Management Board's recent ruling on Everett's Shoreline Master Plan.
Everett officials believe the growth-management board overstepped its bounds when it told the city in January it needed to rewrite portions of its shoreline master plan, saying the document failed to adequately protect wetlands and habitat. The appeal was filed yesterday in Snohomish County Superior Court.
Paul Roberts, Everett's director of planning and community development, said the board is asking that all areas of the shoreline, including developed ports and cargo terminals, be treated the same as sensitive wetlands and steep slopes, Roberts said. Highway 518 to shut down
10 hours starting tonight
SEATAC — Highway 518, the main route between Interstate 5 and Burien near Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, will be closed for 10 hours beginning at 10 o'clock tonight.
The closure will allow crews to install a structure over the freeway to help guide airplanes. The freeway is expected to reopen at 8 a.m. tomorrow.
The highway will close just west of the westbound exit to Sea-Tac. Motorists driving from downtown Seattle to Burien should take Highway 509, rather than I-5. Those driving from Seattle to the airport on I-5 won't face any detours.