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Necropsies reveal 2 more sea lions were shot

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 9:53 a.m.

Necropsies on the carcasses of two California sea lions that recently washed up on the shores of the residential area of West Seattle both showed the mammals had been shot.

Whitman County Humane Society to honor McCluskey with new cat wing

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 10:20 p.m.

The Whitman County Humane Society is building a new addition to its facility in honor of Lauren McCluskey, the Pullman High School graduate and former WCHS volunteer who was murdered on the University of Utah campus last month.

Simple tweet? This one from Mike Leach cost WSU $1.6 million

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 15, 2018, 10:50 p.m.

A controversial tweet sent by head football coach Mike Leach in June depicting a fake video of a speech by former President Barack Obama cost Washington State University $1.6 million in pledged donations.

Students go broke for a day: Poverty simulation helps WSU students understand challenges

About 25 students were thrown in jail, got fired from their jobs, bartered with a pawn shop owner and tried to survive natural disasters Wednesday at the Washington State University Compton Union Building. It was all part of a poverty simulation organized by the WSU Center for Civic Engagement to help students better understand the everyday challenges of being poor.

At least 2 sea lions found shot near Seattle

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 9:59 p.m.

Federal officials are investigating after at least two California sea lions that washed ashore near Seattle were killed by gunshot wounds.

Seattle zoo to debut twin red panda cubs

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 9:53 p.m.

Visitors to Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo will soon be able to view the first successful birth of red pandas there in nearly three decades.

Washington unemployment rate drops to 4.3 percent

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 2:10 p.m.

According to numbers released Wednesday by the Employment Security Department, the unemployment rate dipped slightly from September’s 4.4 percent and the state also added 12,400 jobs in October.

2,000 people agree: DOE plan for Hanford tank waste is not good

More than 2,000 people submitted comments or signed petitions critical of a proposal for closing Hanford’s underground radioactive waste storage tanks, according to a coalition of environmental and Hanford watchdog groups.

Petition asks Trump to block I-1639

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 10:25 a.m.

A former congressional candidate wants President Donald Trump to keep Initiative 1639 from becoming law.

Investigators: Seattle fire that burned lumberyard was arson

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 5:49 p.m.

Video-surveillance footage from the scene of a four-alarm inferno at a North Queen Anne lumberyard on Saturday night is among the evidence fire investigators examined before ruling the massive blaze an arson on Tuesday, said Seattle Fire Chief Harold Scoggins. Standing before the charred and still-smoking remnants of the Gascoigne Lumber Co. and Northwest Millwork, Scoggins said he hadn’t seen the footage and couldn’t say if any accelerants had been used by whoever intentionally torched the businesses in the 3500 block of Sixth Avenue West. Samples were taken from the site and submitted for testing at the State Patrol Crime Lab, he said.

Seattle Archdiocese pays $7M to settle sex abuse claims

Jim Hauer’s case is among a spate of sexual-abuse claims separately brought by six men that the archdiocese recently settled by collectively paying nearly $7 million. Hauer and the five other men each claim they were victimized as children decades ago by priests assigned to churches and schools throughout Western Washington. Each man also claimed the archdiocese failed to protect him from abusive priests despite knowing the dangers they posed.