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Vestal: Contrary to rhetoric, business can boom in Washington

Hold on a second: Is Washington good for business? I don’t mean not bad, but actually good? Not unfriendly? Not hostile?


Legal pot-growing will be done indoors, agency declares

OLYMPIA — Anyone who wants to grow marijuana legally in Washington will have to do so indoors, get a license and not have a recent felony conviction, a state agency …


Roberts, Goestenkors emerge as possible candidates at UW

Washington athletic director Scott Woodward said he’d immediately begin a nationwide search for a replacement for former women’s basketball coach Kevin McGuff. Woodward’s staff has already contacted candidates but has …


Drake interviews GU’s Giacoletti

Men’s college basketball: Gonzaga assistant coach Ray Giacoletti interviewed Sunday for Drake University’s head coaching job, sources said. Giacoletti, who has been at GU for six seasons, is believed to …


Huskies ousted by BYU

PROVO, Utah – Tyler Haws scored 37 points and Brandon Davies added 22 to lead Brigham Young to a 90-79 win over Washington in the first round of the NIT …


Eagles to face Huskies in a WNIT opener

For the second time in four years under coach Wendy Schuller, the Eastern Washington women’s basketball team will play in a national postseason tournament. The Eagles received an at-large bid …


UN: Colo., Wash. legal pot violates drug treaties

DENVER — A United Nations-based drug agency urged the United States government today to challenge the legalization of marijuana for recreational use in Colorado and Washington, saying the state laws …


Ex-DEA heads: Feds should nullify state pot laws

CHICAGO — Eight former Drug Enforcement Administration chiefs say the federal government needs to act now or it might lose the chance to nullify Colorado and Washington’s laws legalizing recreational …


UCLA ends WSU’s 4-game win streak

Jasmine Dixon, Alyssia Brewer and Mariah Williams scored 14 points each and No. 17 UCLA snapped Washington State’s four-game winning streak with an 80-65 victory Sunday in Pullman. Nirra Fields …


State laws’ last gender-specific terms targeted

OLYMPIA – In Washington state, dairymen, freshmen and even penmanship could soon be things of the past. Over the past six years, state officials have engaged in the onerous task …


Huskies make it 36 straight against WSU women

PULLMAN – The streak is so absurd at this point that it’s become nearly paradoxical. The mere event of the Washington women’s basketball team beating WSU can’t really be considered …


Winter’s slow pace ideal for an escape to San Juans

The San Juan Islands have a reputation, a mystique, that when they are mentioned as a destination exclamation points surround their name. Mention them and people react as if you …


Boise State tough to throw on despite personnel changes

When the Boise State football team lost starting free safety Lee Hightower to suspension in late October, the Broncos ranked eighth in the nation in pass defense and seventh in …


Huskies struggle to put away winless Jackson State

SEATTLE – Washington managed a 75-67 victory over winless Jackson State on Saturday, and Huskies coach Lorenzo Romar said his team did not progress from the victory. “We took a …


After slow start, UW getting healthy

SEATTLE – In the absence-makes-the-heart-grow-fonder world of athletics, the University of Washington men’s basketball team has exponentially missed two injured players with each frustrating performance. During their fall to a …


Cougars get berth to NCAA

The strength of the Pac-12 Conference – and a 1-0 win over Washington on Friday – assured the Washington State Cougars a trip the NCAA women’s soccer tournament. “Playing in …


FCS teams gain ground on FBS

It used to be that if a Pac-12 team lost – or came close to losing – against an opponent from the lower-tier Football Championship Subdivision, the assumption was that …


Sankey, Callier must fill vacancy left by Polk

Jesse Callier got so nervous before youth-league football games that, well, let him tell it. “I used to throw up before every single game,” Callier said.


Washington’s Thompson appears to be the real deal

SEATTLE – Given his status as one of the more heralded recruits to sign with Washington in years, it figured to be no surprise if Shaq Thompson forced his way …


Frankly, it’s tough to beat our state

Go ahead and talk to me about your trek to Turkey, your bike tour of Belgium, your adventure through the Alps. But I have a question for you: Have you …


Idaho board approves Idaho’s athletic requests

COLLEGES: With Idaho State Board of Education approval Friday, the University of Idaho is free to become a Football Bowl Subdivision independent next season and join the Big Sky Conference …


Injuries open opportunities for other Huskies

SEATTLE – Entering just his second year at the University of Washington, sophomore starting linebacker John Timu sounded a bit like a wise, old sage earlier this week. “Opportunity is …


Oft-injured Huskies RB Cooper vows to play again

SEATTLE – Deontae Cooper figures that eventually fate will turn his way. So while some might assume the Washington running back would be beaten down by the prospect of another …


Oft-injured Huskies RB Cooper vows to play again

Deontae Cooper figures that eventually fate will turn his way. So while some might assume the Washington running back would be beaten down by the prospect of another rehab from …


Golf: Twists and turns of Chambers Bay link golfers to purest form of game

The pro shop is situated high above the golf course and provides a panoramic view of what awaits a first-time visitor. Below sits a moonscape of dunes and mounds, knobs …


Golf: Difficult Washington National gives nothing away

Maybe a C or C-minus. No, not the golf course’s grade. My grade.


Crossing over to Western Washington shortens golfer’s want list

I grew up in Western Washington so I’m familiar with many of the golf courses on that side of the state. I was fortunate to play Sahalee, site of the …


Golf: Druids Glen serves up satisfaction with polish and picturesque layout

When playing a golf course for the first time you always come away with at least one valid gripe, right? Too expensive. Mundane layout. Too tough. Not tough enough. Dreadful …


George, Washington, serving cherry pie for 4th

GEORGE, Wash. — Is it really the world’s largest cherry pie? Would George, Washington, tell a lie?


Williams’ Team USA fades in final day

Moscow, Idaho, and University of Washington golfer Chris Williams dropped his only Palmer Cup match on Saturday as the European team pulled off a stunning upset on the final day …