Stories tagged: Washington
UPDATED: THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017, 4:42 P.M.
Coeur d’Alene quarterback Colson Yankoff commits to Washington
Coeur d’Alene junior quarterback Colson Yankoff decided to stay in the Pacific-12 Conference.
THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017, 10:59 A.M.
Whatcom County extends moratorium on crude oil exports
The Whatcom County Council has extended for six months a moratorium on shipments of unrefined fossil fuels out of the Cherry Point area.
THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017, 8:24 A.M.
Police kill machete-wielding man in Des Moines
Authorities say a Kent police officer shot and killed a man who refused to drop a machete in Des Moines.
THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017, 8:06 A.M.
Longtime Starbucks chief Schultz hands key to new CEO
Howard Schultz’s last Starbucks shareholders meeting as CEO began with patriotic flourishes, ended with the passing of a key from Schultz to his successor, and was peppered throughout with talk …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017, 3:53 P.M.
Gov. Inslee to speak at United Nations about climate change
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee will appear at the United Nations to talk about climate change. Inslee was flying to New York Wednesday and was to speak before the U.N.’s General …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017, 11:05 A.M.
Washington unemployment rate drops to 4.9 percent
Washington state’s unemployment rate is the lowest it’s been in nine years, dropping to 4.9 percent last month.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017, 9:38 A.M.
Ex-teacher caught in Snohomish County sex sting enters plea
A former Washington state middle school teacher who was arrested in an undercover sex sting operation has pleaded guilty to communicating with a minor for immoral purposes.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017, 9:25 A.M.
Man accused of holding woman in home, repeatedly raping her
A 37-year-old man has been charged with rape after a woman who lives near Bremerton told police that he held her against her will for two months and repeatedly assaulted …
TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 2017, 7:34 P.M.
Maker of OxyContin seeks to dismiss Everette’s lawsuit
The manufacturer of the powerful painkiller OxyContin on Tuesday asked a judge to dismiss a novel lawsuit by a city seeking to hold the company financially responsible for a raging …
UPDATED: TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 2017, 2:49 P.M.
A big thing marijuana opponents warned you about is definitely not happening
A state-run survey of 37,000 middle and high school students in Washington state finds that marijuana legalization there has had no effect on youngsters’ propensity to use the drug.
TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 2017, 11:24 A.M.
Moscow considers Federal Building for police department
The city of Moscow has had “preliminary” discussions with officials at Gritman Medical Center in regards to purchasing the Federal Building for use as a potential police station and for …
TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 2017, 10:46 A.M.
Seattle City Council votes to create renters commission
The Seattle City Council has approved the creation of a renters commission as the city deals with skyrocketing rents.
TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 2017, 9:14 A.M.
Prosecutors call for judge to step down from killing trial
Prosecutors are asking that a Kitsap County judge recuse herself from the trial of a man accused of strangling his girlfriend, saying she’s been talking about the case out of …
TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 2017, 8:02 A.M.
‘Where’s Cathy?’ rally to be topic of police chief’s report in Walla Walla
Walla Walla Police Chief Scott Bieber on Wednesday is to report to City Council on his department’s policing activities during the recent “Where’s Cathy?” political rally.
TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 2017, 7:57 A.M.
Senate Republicans set to release state budget plan
Senate Republicans in Washington state are set to release their two-year state budget proposal.
MONDAY, MARCH 20, 2017, 3:55 P.M.
Gov. Inslee declares state of emergency for flooding in 20 counties
Gov. Jay Inslee has signed an emergency proclamation to free up state resources should flooding or other damage happen because of rain and early snow melt in Eastern Washington.
MONDAY, MARCH 20, 2017, 12:02 P.M.
Backers for Seattle homeless levy collect signatures
Backers of a proposed $275 million property-tax levy to fund efforts to curb homelessness in Seattle have begun collecting signatures.
MONDAY, MARCH 20, 2017, 9:05 A.M.
Police: 19-month-old girl run over, killed in Sunnyside
Police say a 19-month-old girl is dead after being run over in the parking lot of a Wal-Mart in Sunnyside.
FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 2017, 8:36 P.M.
Administration files notice it will appeal ruling against second version of travel ban
The Trump administration filed court papers Friday hoping to salvage its second version of a travel ban after two judges in separate cases this week found that it probably violated …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 2017, 10:13 P.M.
Gonzaga’s Tommy Lloyd mentioned as possible candidate at Washington
Gonzaga assistant coach Tommy Lloyd was listed by a couple of media outlets as a potential candidate for job at Washington.
UPDATED: TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 2017, 8:36 P.M.
Federal marijuana convictions dropped by half under Obama
The number of people sentenced for federal marijuana-related crimes dropped for the fifth year in a row, according to data released this week by the U.S. Sentencing Commission.
MONDAY, MARCH 13, 2017, 10:42 P.M.
Terrelle Pryor not concerned about uncertainty surrounding Washington
Terrelle Pryor doesn’t know if Kirk Cousins will be the Washington Redskins’ starting quarterback, but he hopes so. Pryor signed a one-year deal with the Redskins last week hours after …
MONDAY, MARCH 13, 2017, 7:40 P.M.
States aiming to block Trump travel ban from taking effect
More than a half-dozen states trying to block President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban moved forward Monday with a pair of lawsuits while the government asked that the order be …
SUNDAY, MARCH 12, 2017, 9:10 P.M.
Conservation group maps land protection strategy in Northwest states
A conservation group has created maps identifying key landscapes in three Western states most likely to sustain native species amid climate change and is distributing money to protect private lands …
SATURDAY, MARCH 11, 2017, 4:44 P.M.
Big Ten Tournament makes itself at home in nation’s capital
After alternating between Indianapolis and Chicago the previous 19 years, the Big Ten Tournament made its debut a few blocks from the White House. The calculated move has been met …
THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 2017
Child porn case dropped as US refuses to show software code
Federal prosecutors have dropped child pornography charges against a Washington teacher after the U.S. Justice Department refused to disclose information about a software weakness it exploited during an investigation last …
THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 2017
Senate votes to extend sexual assault protection orders
The Washington Senate passed a measure that seeks to protect victims of sexual assault in Washington state by removing a two-year limit protection order from the existing law.
TUESDAY, MARCH 7, 2017, 12:14 P.M.
House OKs bill to exempt some info about wolf attacks
The House has passed a bill that would exempt from public disclosure personal information about people who report or respond to wolf attacks in Washington state.
TUESDAY, MARCH 7, 2017, 12:11 P.M.
Bellingham man held on $500,000 bail in roommate’s death
A Bellingham man has been accused of beating his roommate to death and leaving him on their front lawn.
TUESDAY, MARCH 7, 2017, 8:47 A.M.
Sikh man is ‘getting back to normal,’ heartened by support
A Sikh man who says a man shot him in the arm and told him to go back to his country is recovering from his wound at home in suburban …