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Washington names Jennifer Cohen new athletic director

Washington has named Jennifer Cohen as its new athletic director after she served as the interim athletic director following Scott Woodward’s departure for Texas A&M.

Secretary of state Wyman could face tough test in re-election bid

Secretary of State Kim Wyman is the lone statewide elected Republican in Washington state, the latest in a line of GOP chief election officers who have held the office for …

Washington preparing as wildfire season starts early

Washington’s wildfire season got off to an abrupt and early start this month when two separate blazes tore through dry, steep forest, fueling worries about what lies ahead.

College baseball: San Diego stops Gonzaga from taking WCC title outright

Bryson Brigman drove in three runs Saturday as San Diego (27-29, 13-14) kept visiting Gonzaga from winning the West Coast Conference baseball title outright with a 10-4 victory.

College softball: CC Spokane, North Idaho knocked out at NWAC Championships

North Idaho College and Community Colleges of Spokane were both eliminated during the second day of the Northwest Athletic Conference Softball Championships at Delta Park in Portland.

College baseball: Gonzaga clinches at least tie for WCC title

Eli Morgan pitched a complete-game shutout and Justin Jacobs drove in three runs Friday as Gonzaga clinched at least a share of the West Coast Conference title with an 8-0 …

College softball: CC Spokane, North Idaho start 1-1 at NWAC Championships

Community Colleges of Spokane and North Idaho had similar outcomes during the first day of the Northwest Athletic Conference softball championships.

GOP hopes to flip Snohomish County to their side

Republicans believe they can win more statewide political offices in Washington if they are able to flip Snohomish County to the GOP side.

Republican Bill Bryant to challenge Jay Inslee for governor

Republican Bill Bryant has officially filed to run for governor.

State asks Washington Supreme Court to end education sanctions

Attorneys from the office of Attorney General Bob Ferguson says the state is on track to fulfill its constitutional requirement to properly fund education and in a court filing Wednesday …

Two wildfires in Western Washington fully contained

Two wildfires in Western Washington have been fully contained, but state officials say crews are still mopping up the fires near Gold Bar and Oso in Snohomish County.

Tanner Kovacevich hits 60-foot eagle putt as CCS wins men’s golf title

Tanner Kovacevich made a 60-foot eagle putt on the first playoff hole to give Community Colleges of Spokane its third straight Northwest Athletic Conference men’s golf championship on Monday in …

Top baby names in Washington last year: Oliver and Olivia

The Social Security Administration says the top baby names in Washington last year were Oliver and Olivia.

Snohomish County schools offer top teacher salaries in state

Six of Snohomish County’s school districts top the list for offering the highest teacher salaries in the state. Everett School District pays the most, with a top base salary of …

College softball: Casey Stangel guides Washington past Stanford

Casey Stangel (Lake City High) finished 2 for 2 with two runs and three walks Saturday while leading the 13th-ranked Washington Huskies (36-13, 16-8 Pac-12) to a 10-5 win over …

College track and field: Washington’s Katie Knight wins women’s 10,000 at Pac-12 Championships

Washington junior Katie Knight (North Central High) won her first Pac-12 Conference Championships title Saturday when she cruised to a 20-second victory in the women’s 10,000 meters at Husky Track …

College baseball: Gonzaga moves into tie for first in West Coast Conference

Brandon Bailey pitched a complete-game seven-hitter, striking out 10 and walking none, as Gonzaga moved into a tie for first place in West Coast Conference baseball with a 4-1 victory …

College softball: Walla Walla snaps North Idaho’s 15-game winning streak with sweep

North Idaho’s 15-game winning streak came to a close Friday as host Walla Walla swept the Cardinals 14-8, 6-5 in Northwest Athletic Conference softball play.

Wildfire west of Oso draws fire crews

Fire crews are battling a roughly 55-acre wildfire that began Thursday evening several miles west of Oso.

Anti-oil protests coincide with blue heron nesting season

Thousands of people are planning to rally in Anacortes this weekend to protest the oil flowing from two refineries in the area.

Let’s make our primary matter by year 2020

Washington state must do something to avoid another irrelevant presidential primary. The status quo simply foments frustration.

Washington hires Michael Porter as assistant men’s basketball coach

The father of one of the nation’s top basketball recruits in the 2017 class has joined Washington’s coaching staff as an assistant.

DC’s subway to endure year of shutdowns and slowdowns

Washington’s beleaguered subway system will endure a year of rolling shutdowns and slowdowns in an effort to catch up on maintenance and improve safety and reliability.

College baseball: USC knocks Huskies out of first place

Frankie Rios tied the game with a solo homer in the third inning and David Oppenheim followed with a two-run shot as USC edged visiting Washington 4-3 on Friday to …

UPDATED: Fri., May 6, 2016, 1:02 p.m.

Indicted Washington auditor fires key staffers

Indicted Washington Auditor Troy Kelley has fired two staffers and ordered another to stop working, just a week after his federal fraud trial ended with a hung jury.

Washington man charged after $2.2M in cocaine seized in Ohio

State and federal authorities say they have seized cocaine worth an estimated street value of $2.2 million and arrested a Washington state man in a drug investigation in northwest Ohio.

Cherry growers looking forward to yet another bountiful harvest

Barring widespread heavy rain or other disasters, Northwest cherry growers expect to hit the 20-million-box mark during the upcoming harvest, according to the first forecast from Northwest Cherry Growers, a …

FDA investigates listeria outbreak after frozen food recall

A listeria outbreak that led to a massive recall of frozen fruits and vegetables is being investigated by the U.S Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control …

Anglers protest Puget Sound salmon fishing shutdown

Washington anglers are protesting an unprecedented shutdown of the Puget Sound salmon fishing season.

Most work-related deaths in Washington caused by falls

Falls are the leading cause of work-related deaths in Washington state.