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UPDATED: Tue., June 19, 2018, 6:16 p.m.

Larry Stone: Short College World Series stay will only leave hungry Washington Huskies wanting more

Monday’s 14-5 Washington loss to the Oregon State Beavers ended the Huskies’ stay in the College World Series at the barest minimum: two losses and a trip home. But this …

UPDATED: Fri., June 15, 2018, 4:28 p.m.

Larry Stone: Lindsay Meggs’ tough-love coaching style guides Washington baseball to first College World Series

Some say Meggs, 55, has mellowed. Meggs will tell you that, in fact. But at his core, as he prepares to take Washington into its first College World Series, Meggs …

UPDATED: Thu., June 14, 2018, 6:30 p.m.

Larry Stone: Seahawks scenarios with Earl Thomas playing this season seem unlikely

One by one, they are leaving, Seahawks icons of a glorious era – a run that with every departure looks more and more like it is past tense.

UPDATED: Mon., June 4, 2018, 6:48 p.m.

Adversity hasn’t derailed Mariners thanks to Scott Servais, Jerry Dipoto

It’s become an annual ritual to predict, in advance, how and why and sometimes even when the Mariners’ season was going to fall apart – which shortcoming would be the …

UPDATED: Fri., May 11, 2018, 5:37 p.m.

Larry Stone: These Seahawks have something to prove – just the way Pete Carroll likes it

This offseason of change means the Seahawks will be relying on younger, untested players who have something to prove. Remember how that went the first time? It’s not by accident.

UPDATED: Wed., May 9, 2018, 5:49 p.m.

Larry Stone: Greatness has always been in James Paxton – this is his breakthrough moment

With James Paxton, it always seemed to be about unfulfilled potential, fueled by tantalizing glimpses of greatness amid maddening injuries that stymied him.

Ponderosas a great solution for our area highways

Washington is the Evergreen State. So why don’t Spokane’s highways reflect that?

Ponderosas a great solution for our area highways

Washington is the Evergreen State. So why don’t Spokane’s highways reflect that?

Larry Stone: Who’s the most underappreciated player on the UW Huskies roster? That would be QB Jake Browning

I come to you today slightly puzzled, which, granted, is not an uncommon state of mind for me. The subject this time is Jake Browning.

UPDATED: Mon., April 2, 2018, 4:20 p.m.

Larry Stone: Baseball’s cruel nature on display in loss of game, Nelson Cruz for Mariners

Scott Servais was in the dugout Saturday, engrossed in the Mariners’ comeback attempt against Cleveland, when the unfathomable news was relayed to him: En route to the batting cage midgame,

UPDATED: Mon., April 2, 2018, 4:18 p.m.

Larry Stone: Felix Hernandez shows he can still be an ace for Mariners with opening-day performance

Opening day comes accompanied by its own built-in charms, of course, even when it happens at night.

UPDATED: Mon., April 2, 2018, 4:17 p.m.

Larry Stone: Seattle Mariners’ record playoff drought could end this season (but probably not)

Once upon a time, in a land far, far away – metaphorically, at least – the Mariners owned this town.

Larry Stone: A different side of Ichiro emerges in return to Mariners

In a news conference to discuss his one-year contract with the Mariners, Ichiro was more sentimental. The 44-year-old recognizes that his role in the game has changed irrevocably and appears …

Officials ponder protections for ponderosa pines, Spokane’s official tree

Rapid development throughout Spokane County is galvanizing advocates of ponderosa pines. They want to find ways to preserve and replant urban forests as the region grows.

Larry Stone: Bob Robertson’s interview of Keith Jackson was filled with emotion, mutual respect

Bob Robertson, the immortal (and eternal) Bob-Rob, voice of WSU for decades, was interviewing Jackson, who honed and nurtured his own legendary announcing career as an undergraduate in Pullman. They …

Larry Stone: Should the Mariners start over with their roster? GM Jerry Dipoto says he already has, with a twist

To the world, he is Trader Jerry, the whirling dervish of transactions. Barely a conversation goes by when someone doesn’t tease him about when his next deal is going to …

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 13, 2017, 3:01 p.m.

To have chance at postseason, Mariners need a healthy, revived Felix Hernandez

For so many years – a decade, actually – any prognosis for the Mariners’ season began with one reassuring certainty: Felix Hernandez would be the stalwart ace around which the …

Mariners can be optimistic – cautiously – about signing Shohei Ohtani

No one knows how good this guy is really going to be, and no one has a royal clue what he’s looking for in his search for a new ballclub …

UPDATED: Tue., July 11, 2017, 10:54 p.m.

New arterial route on Altamont and Ferry opens in east Spokane

A new arterial route on Altamont Street and Ferry Avenue opened in East Spokane on Tuesday, serving the growing industrial area in East Spokane.

Larry Stone: Underwhelming Mariners season at ‘critical’ juncture

As the Seattle Mariners step heavily into a growing crisis of their own making, their season having reached a “critical” juncture – the manager’s word – here’s an important factor …

UPDATED: Thu., May 25, 2017, 10:04 p.m.

Developer plans $60 million towers for old YWCA site on north bank of Spokane River

Spokane developer Larry Stone has proposed a $60 million project for the old YWCA site on the north bank of the Spokane River.

Jake Browning’s approach could get challenged with all the hype

In recalling the wooing of Jake Browning, Washington coach Chris Petersen admits he’s not sure whether to say the remarkably accomplished high-school quarterback “flew above or below the recruiting radar.”

Stone: Russell Wilson needs to step back, listen to his heart

I’m fascinated to see where the Russell Wilson negotiations go in these sure-to-be frenetic days before the self-imposed Friday deadline for a deal. This is a rare instance where each …

Stone: Contract negotiations throw chink in Russell Wilson’s armor

Russell Wilson always has been the Unassailable One, presented as the total package of athletic greatness, impeccable decorum and a never-ending reservoir of charm. The personal narrative is compelling – …

Reaching deal with Wilson complex

Russell Wilson’s sublime sense of self has served him, and the Seahawks, wonderfully in his career. Doubt him, and he’ll do everything in his power, and more, to prove you …

Commentary: Seahawks miss out on chance to join elite company

GLENDALE, Ariz. – The Seahawks had history in their grasp, a dynasty in sight, sitting just a yard away. An agonizing, elusive, maddening and ultimately haunted yard. They had the …

Mariners, fans enjoying August

SEATTLE – For too many years now, the arrival of August has triggered the emotional divestment of baseball season for Mariners fans. With the ballclub hopelessly out of contention, it …

Larry Stone: Mariners weighing costs of beefing up roster

The skeptics, like me, are being won over. The excitement is mounting along with the wins. This is Seattle Mariners baseball the way it used to be, the way some …

Larry Stone: Seattle’s NBA dream wavers as Steve Ballmer strays to L.A.

Sixteen months ago. That’s all it was. Word broke in January 2013 of a pending agreement by the Maloof family to sell the Sacramento Kings to some Seattle white knights. …

Ponderosa pine named Spokane’s city tree

The ponderosa pine is now Spokane’s official tree. The designation came Monday night from the City Council just in time for Earth Day, which was celebrated Tuesday across Spokane by …