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December 31, 2013
SEATTLE (AP) — The acrimonious battle over Boeing's new 777X airplane — with state lawmakers approving $9 billion in tax incentives to persuade the company to build the aircraft in Washington and machinists rejecting a contract offer — was voted the state's top news story of 2013 by Associated Press member editors.
Other top items of the past 12 months included preparations to sell pot legally in Washington, the collapse of an interstate highway bridge that disrupted traffic for weeks, and a Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier being sentenced to life in prison for killing civilians.
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