Stories tagged: Washington
SATURDAY, SEPT. 10, 2016, 7:25 P.M.
Flawed Syria deal nonetheless offers hope for peace
Saturday’s deal to renew a nationwide truce in Syria, open aid routes and establish a U.S.-Russian military partnership may be the best hope yet to end the brutal five-year civil …
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 7, 2016, 2:28 P.M.
9/11 flag believed to be lost found in Washington state
EVERETT – A U.S. flag that turned up in Washington state in 2014 is believed to be the flag that was raised by firefighters above the site of the 9/11 …
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 7, 2016, 11:49 A.M.
Deny Vancouver Energy oil terminal, state official urges
Arguing that the proposed Vancouver Energy oil terminal creates “unprecedented and unacceptable” risks to the environment and Washington residents, Assistant Attorney General Matthew Kernutt in his closing brief recommended that …
MONDAY, SEPT. 5, 2016, 2:41 P.M.
Study finds many who voted to privatize liquor sales in Washington would now vote differently
Washingtonians may not have voted to privatize liquor sales if they’d been able to see the effects of the law, a new study suggests.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 4, 2016, 8:44 P.M.
Washington to receive $14 million for mental health facilities
Washington state is slated to receive $14 million in grants for mental health facilities. The Washington State Department of Commerce said the grants will go to 11 health care providers.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 2, 2016, 11:44 P.M.
Washington’s big expectations begin with Rutgers
The Washington Huskies have spent the offseason hearing all the talk about this being the year they jump from being a .500 program and back into the elite of the …
FRIDAY, SEPT. 2, 2016, 9:52 P.M.
Area roundup: No. 5 Washington volleyball avoids upset against Idaho
Idaho had a chance at a volleyball upset against No. 5 Washington, but in the end the Huskies prevailed with a 25-18, 19-25, 25-21, 25-16 decision at the Seattle University …
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 24, 2016, 1:57 P.M.
Washington Monument will close for nine months due to elevator fix
The lone, balky elevator that takes visitors to the top of the 555-foot Washington Monument needs a major renovation that will require closing the landmark for nine months, officials said …
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 24, 2016, 12:58 P.M.
Crews battling 35 large, uncontained wildfires in the West
Thirty-five large, uncontained wildfires are burning in the West, and firefighters are making initial attacks on another 112 new fires trying to prevent them from getting big.
TUESDAY, AUG. 23, 2016, 12:04 P.M.
Tribal fishery for fall chinook salmon opens, strong harvest expected
About 778,000 fall chinook are forecast to make their way up the Columbia River this year, according to the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission. That’s smaller than last summer, when …
TUESDAY, AUG. 16, 2016, 12:23 P.M.
Federal court bars feds from prosecuting medical pot cases
A federal appeals court has banned the Justice Department from prosecuting medical marijuana cases that comply with state laws.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 10, 2016, 7:28 P.M.
New, longer Washington driver’s-license exam tackles pot, cellphones
It’s about to get tougher to earn a driver’s license in Washington state. Officials at the state licensing department this month are rolling out a longer written test – 40 …
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 10, 2016, 1:22 P.M.
Wedding anniversary: Colbert couple mark 50th year
Bob and Nancy Frankovic celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary July 23.
TUESDAY, AUG. 9, 2016, 2:05 P.M.
Coach fired for praying sues Washington school district
A Washington state high school assistant football coach who was fired for praying at midfield after games has sued the school district, saying his religious rights were violated.
FRIDAY, AUG. 5, 2016, 11:29 P.M.
Zags face strong nonconference schedule but no Battle in Seattle in 2016
Gonzaga announced a 12-game non-conference schedule, including neutral-court clashes against Arizona and Tennessee, home dates with San Diego State and Washington and potential showdowns at an Orlando tournament.
TUESDAY, AUG. 2, 2016, 4:54 P.M.
Dayton cancels Tuesday’s National Night Out
Dayton has cancelled its annual National Night Out event, planned for Tuesday evening in the City Park, according to Tim Quigg, Columbia County Sheriff’s Office Civil Deputy and event organizer.
FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2016, 11:08 A.M.
U.S.-banned genetically modified wheat found in Washington
Federal authorities say genetically modified wheat that’s banned for sale or production in the United States has been found growing in a field in Washington state.
FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2016, 10:30 A.M.
Washington attorney general’s office opposes Vancouver oil terminal
The Washington Attorney General’s Office has come out against a crude oil terminal being proposed in Vancouver.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 2016, 4:30 P.M.
Only 10 percent of primary ballots returned so far
Only about 10 percent of the state’s voters have returned their ballots in advance of Tuesday’s primary election.
TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2016, 12:46 P.M.
Washington schools’ chief Randy Dorn sues Spokane district, six others over funding
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn is suing seven of Washington’s largest school districts, saying they are illegally using local property tax levies to supplement employee salaries that should …
MONDAY, JULY 18, 2016, 8:51 P.M.
Washington’s 12th Zika virus case confirmed in Washington
Health officials have confirmed Pierce County’s first case of Zika virus.
SUNDAY, JULY 17, 2016
Clark County sheriff: 3 dead, 1 wounded in shootings; suspect arrested
The Clark County Sheriff’s Office said they’re searching for a 35-year-old suspect after three people were found dead in a home and another person was wounded in shootings late Friday …
SATURDAY, JULY 16, 2016, 1:28 P.M.
Sheriff: 3 dead, 1 wounded in Washington state shootings
Three people were killed and a fourth wounded in a multiple shooting late Friday in north Clark County. The suspected gunman remained at large early Saturday morning.
FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2016, 8:40 P.M.
Huskies land elite recruit with forward Michael Porter Jr.
The Washington men’s basketball team landed perhaps the biggest recruit in the history of the program when Michael Porter Jr., a 2017 prospect, pledged to play for the Huskies.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2016, 5:10 P.M.
Police arrest second man in triple homicide near Lacey
Authorities have arrested a second man in connection with a triple homicide near Lacey in June.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2016, 12:34 P.M.
Bull trout lawsuit targets 26 dams in Columbia River Basin
An environmental group has filed a federal lawsuit contending that 26 dams operating in Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Montana are harming bull trout and violating the Endangered Species Act.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2016, 12:29 P.M.
Washington to require ‘Not For Kids’ label on edible pot products
Washington officials say they plan to require a new “Not For Kids” label on edible marijuana products sold at the state’s legal pot shops.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2016, 12:02 P.M.
Olympia to challenge income tax initiative
The Olympia City Council will challenge a proposed initiative that would create a city income tax in Washington state.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2016, 11:25 A.M.
Four shot in apparent robbery south of Olympia, police say
Authorities say at least four men were shot in an apparent armed robbery in Tumwater, just south of Olympia.
FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2016, 12:37 P.M.
Man charged with marking targets in D.C. for Islamic State
A Virginia man has been charged with attempting to assist the Islamic State by photographing targets in the Washington, D.C., area for what he thought would be a terrorist attack.