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Washington unemployment rate down to 5.4 percent

Washington unemployment rate dipped to 5.4 percent last month and the state added 10,600 jobs.


Huskies football team moves ahead without injured Azeem Victor

There was little time for Keishawn Bierria to wallow.


Senate panel takes comments on REAL ID

Airport officials on Monday told a Washington state Senate panel that thousands of passengers may be turned away from the state’s airports starting in 2018 if it doesn’t move quickly …


New Capitol dome, a refurbished symbol of unity, to be unveiled Tuesday

In the depths of the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln is said to have viewed the construction of the U.S. Capitol dome as a symbol of the Union’s endurance.


‘Women’s March on Washington’ planning for big crowds on inauguration weekend

Women and men across the country plan to participate in a “Women’s March on Washington” in the nation’s capital the day after the inauguration as a rebuke to President-elect Donald …


Washington, Idaho and Whitworth football previews

The Pirates face the ultimate trap game by traveling to take on a Pioneers team trying to do anything it can to notch its first win of the season.


Sources: Washington seeks 10-year contract extension with football coach Chris Petersen

The University of Washington is reportedly in negotiations to keep football coach Chris Petersen at the school for another decade.


Cal found out UW cornerback Sidney Jones can make plays when tested

For much of the season, Washington star cornerback Sidney Jones has lived a lonely existence. A man on an island, he’s been.


California voters approve recreational marijuana

Voters in California and Massachusetts approved recreational marijuana initiatives today, and several other states passed medical marijuana provisions in what is turning out to be the biggest electoral victory for …


Washington election officials expect turnout to top 80 percent

State officials expect more than 80 percent of Washington voters to return their ballots for Tuesday’s election.


Huskies offensive coordinator Jonathan Smith disproves critics

Jonathan Smith has little interest in chiding those who doubted him.


Sheriff: Girl’s remains found in concrete-filled storage bin

Snohomish County sheriff’s detectives say a young girl who disappeared several years ago died under mysterious circumstances – and they believe they’ve found her remains encased in concrete inside a …


Washington’s gun background check system needs fix, report says

Washington state’s system for conducting background checks on someone trying to buy a firearm is fragmented and “specific improvements” are needed.


Texas A&M sneaks ahead of Washington in first College Football Playoff rankings

The road to the College Football Playoff just got a little bumpier for the Washington Huskies.


Democrats threaten to sue Washington secretary of state

State Democrats are threatening to sue Republican Secretary of State Kim Wyman, saying that her decision to send clarification letters to hundreds of voters in response to an inexact translation …


Washington-Utah Preview Capsule

Washington-Utah Preview Capsule


Trump opens hotel with a media circus – but few Washington VIPs

The grand opening of Donald Trump’s luxury hotel in Washington on Wednesday was like no other ribbon-cutting of its kind. There was press in from as far away as Estonia. …


Razor clam dig along Washington coast canceled

State officials have closed razor clam digging at Twin Harbors in response to high levels of marine toxins.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 25, 2016, 11:12 a.m.

Spokane Tribe, others call for better federal consultation on oil pipeline

American Indian tribes in Washington state, including the Spokane Tribe, are asking President Barack Obama to overhaul the way the federal government consults with tribes on infrastructure projects.


Editorial: I-1433 ignores most of the state

Under Initiative 1433, the minimum wage in Metaline Falls, in depressed Pend Oreille County, will be higher than Portland’s by 2020. Proponents wish to take the state’s relatively high minimum …


Washington’s Kelsey Plum has moved on from Final Four appearance

Kelsey Plum is putting it all behind her: the accolades and everything she accomplished in a record-setting junior season that included Washington’s Final Four run. “I’m just going to be …


Washington Secretary of State Wyman says Trump’s claim of rigged election is ludicrous

Republican Secretary of State Kim Wyman says that Donald Trump’s claim that the upcoming presidential is rigged is ludicrous.


Stink bug numbers increasing dramatically in Washington

The population of stink bugs is increasing dramatically in Washington state.


A few competitive races could change control of Legislature

A handful of races could decide whether there’s a shake-up in the Washington Legislature this November, as Democrats hope to regain control of the Senate and Republicans have their eye …


U.S. Supreme Court rejects Clark Elmore’s death penalty appeal

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear the death penalty appeal of Clark Elmore, who was convicted in 1995 of raping and killing his girlfriend’s 14-year-old daughter in …


Proposed settlement reached in Oso landslide lawsuit

SEATTLE – The attorneys representing the plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the state of Washington over a deadly 2014 landslide have announced a proposed $50 million settlement on the eve …


Demolition of hazardous Hanford building just weeks away

The demolition of one of the most hazardous buildings at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation is set to begin in coming weeks.


Washington considers taxes for Oregon shoppers

BEND, Ore. – Washington state voters are considering ending the sales tax exemption their neighbors in Oregon currently enjoy. The Bulletin of Bend reported the Washington initiative would get rid …


Coach suggests Oregon QBs Justin Herbert, Dakota Prukop competing for start

Oregon coach Mark Helfrich suggested that quarterbacks Dakota Prukop and Justin Herbert are competing to start against No. 5 Washington on Saturday.


State must pay for email destruction in Oso case

A judge says Washington state will have to pay significant sanctions after its expert witnesses deleted emails related to a lawsuit over liability for the deadly Oso landslide.