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Protecting Ape Cave from deadly disease takes on new urgency

Long before white-nose syndrome reached the Pacific Northwest, the U.S. Forest Service had warned visitors to Ape Cave at Mount St. Helens of the disease. Now that it’s been found …


Authorities search for brothers in couple’s disappearance

Authorities are searching for two brothers who were involved in a property dispute with a missing Washington state couple.


West Coast fisher denied endangered species protections

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has decided against giving federal protections to a weasel-like critter called the West Coast fisher, saying threats to the species weren’t as significant as …


African American commission spent money improperly for years

A state audit shows Washington’s Commission on African American Affairs diverted public money for about six years to a nonprofit organization that spent much of it in ways considered inappropriate.


Gonzaga-UW basketball renewal will start in Spokane

Gonzaga and Washington will renew their men’s basketball rivalry in Spokane.


Washington Capitol soon to be home to 30,000 honeybees

About 30,000 European honeybees will arrive at the Washington state Capitol next week.


Washington jobless rate holds steady at 5.8 percent

Washington state added 9,000 new jobs from February to March, but its unemployment rate remains at 5.8 percent for the fourth straight month.


Washington charter school system gets back to work

The Washington State Charter School Commission got back to work on Wednesday.


Campaign to save charter schools spent close to $1.9M

A lobbying campaign to save Washington’s charter schools spent nearly $1.9 million to influence the public and state lawmakers, according to documents filed with the state.


Student loan debt adjustors in Washington to refund illegal fees

The state Attorney General’s Office says several student loan debt adjustors in Washington that overcharged hundreds of students and collected illegal fees will refund the money.


Health officials close shellfish harvest

Health officials have closed the recreational harvest for all molluscan shellfish on beaches in northern Washington state.


Washington governor bans state travel to Mississippi

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has joined the Seattle mayor in banning official travel to Mississippi due to the state’s new law allowing religious groups and some private businesses to refuse …


Port of Bellingham to pay $16 million to injured ferry worker

The Port of Bellingham has been ordered to pay $16 million to an Alaska ferries employee who was injured while operating a faulty loading ramp at the port’s cruise terminal.


Inquiry into Washington state theft that risked data of millions yields few answers

Senate investigators indicated Monday they’ve received few answers from the Obama administration after a laptop and portable hard drives – likely containing names and Social Security numbers of millions – …


Washington studying if prescribed burns help prevent wildfires

SEATTLE ) – Washington officials are conducting a pilot program to weigh the benefits of prescribed burns in preventing wildfires. The Seattle Times reported that the state Department of Natural …


Inslee signs bill to aid homeless students

TACOMA – In an effort address the rising numbers of homeless public school students in Washington state, Gov. Jay Inslee signed a measure on Friday that aims to help reduce …


College baseball: Brandon Bailey strikes out 13 to lead Gonzaga past Pacific

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Clark County woman sells plane used to spy on Nazis

On Friday, Sally Runyan will say goodbye to a piece of history: a 1936 Lockheed 12A that has a special story. Of the 130 of these planes built, the one …


Washington governor bans state travel to North Carolina

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has barred non-essential state-funded travel to North Carolina because of the state’s new law that prevents local governments from protecting people based on sexual orientation and …


Washington women beat Stanford 85-76 to reach Final Four

Kelsey Plum scored 26 points and Chantel Osahor had 24 points and 18 rebounds Sunday as Washington defeated Stanford 85-76 in the NCAA Lexington Regional final to earn its first …


Editorial: Editorial: End Cuba trade embargo

It’s American exporters who have been punished, because the embargo has kept them largely shut of a market that’s a mere 90 miles from the United States.


College baseball: UCLA sweeps Washington State to open Pac-12 Conference play

Griffin Canning scattered six hits over eight innings Saturday to lead UCLA (10-7) to a 5-2 win over Washington State in the first game of a Pac-12 Conference season-opening sweep …


College softball: Whitworth ends Tufts’ 53-game winning streak

Madi Perez threw a six-hitter Saturday as Whitworth ended three-time defending national champion Tufts University’s 53-game winning streak with a 6-0 triumph at The Spring Games in Clermont, Florida.


Kelsey Plum, Washington deny Penn’s Ivy League try in first round

Kelsey Plum did not worry one bit.


Editorial: Lawmakers’ records exemption is suspect

Aside from self-interest, there is nothing stopping legislators from broadening the definition of ‘public record.’ Washington legislators do not face unique circumstances that require them to have more secrecy.


Huskies win offensive battle to move to second round of NIT

Dejounte Murray’s account of Lorenzo Romar’s halftime speech could have applied to any number of power-conference teams playing a first-round game in the National Invitation Tournament, which is a little …


Entire D.C. subway to shut down for inspections, official says

An official briefed on the decision says the entire Washington, D.C., subway system will shut down for at least 29 hours to inspect electrical components on the tracks.


Ocean salmon fishing closure mulled for this summer

State, federal and tribal officials are considering closing all salmon fishing off the Washington and northern Oregon coasts in 2016 to protect weak runs of wild coho.


Huskies excited to face Long Beach State in NIT

Lorenzo Romar did not watch the NCAA tournament selection show on Sunday. Once the Washington Huskies were eliminated from the Pac-12 tournament, Romar went on the road to recruit, and …


Unclaimed tax refunds for Washington residents estimated at $25.2 million

Tax refunds totaling $25.2 million may be waiting for about 26,000 Washington taxpayers from unfiled 2012 tax returns, according to the Internal Revenue Service.