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NW Today: Control over Idaho GOP remains uncertain

BOISE — An Idaho Republican Party advisory committee meeting turned combative Thursday while members discussed who held the chairmanship.

NW Today: 10-year sentence in fatal Spokane drive-by

SPOKANE — A 19-year-old man was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison for a fatal drive-by shooting in Spokane.

NW Today: Robbery suspect arrested after ‘friending’ victim on Facebook

PORT ORCHARD, Wash. — Authorities say that a 28-year-old man suspected of robbing a woman at a Washington ferry terminal sent her a ‘friend’ request on Facebook the next day.

NW Today: Store owner, 89, swats robber with golf club

MOSES LAKE — An 89-year-old Washington state storekeeper says she swatted at a sword-wielding robber with a golf club after he pushed her to the ground.

NW Today: Mass honey bee die-off in Oregon

SHERWOOD, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Agriculture is investigating the die-off of thousands of honeybees in Sherwood. KGW reports dead bees were found Sunday scattered along on Highway 99 …

NW Today: Idaho State Board of Education approves tuition hikes

BOISE — The Idaho State Board of Education has approved tuition increases. The board on Wednesday approved an increase of 4 percent at the University of Idaho and Boise State …

NW Today: Inslee seeks farm disaster aid for mudslide

EVERETT, Wash. — An Everett woman says she called 911 at least 37 times early Thursday when an intruder broke into her home, but couldn’t get through during the statewide …

NW Today: Lion cub rescued in Washington ends up in New Mexico

CARLSBAD, N.M. — An orphaned mountain lion cub rescued by a Davenport hunter has found a home in New Mexico. Zia was discovered last October stumbling through rows of wheat …

NW Today: Snohomish utility has permit for tidal power test

EVERETT, Wash. — The Snohomish County Public Utility District says it received a federal permit Thursday to place two turbines on the floor of Puget Sound off Whidbey Island. The …

NW Today: Energy Department closing Hanford waste sample lab

RICHLAND — The Energy Department plans to close a lab on the Hanford nuclear reservation that tests air, water, soil and sludge samples. The department told employees Wednesday that the …

NW today: Police say Elmira home invasion victim doused with gas

SANDPOINT, Idaho — Authorities say a 57-year-old Elmira resident shot in the face during a home invasion was also doused with gasoline. Court documents obtained by the Bonner County Daily …

NW today: AAA: Average price of gasoline in Washington $3.55

BELLEVUE — The AAA auto club reports the average price of a gallon of gasoline in Washington is $3.55.

NW Today: Montana couple accused of letting 2-year-old smoke pot

BOZEMAN, Mont. — A Montana couple faces charges for allegedly letting a 2-year-old boy smoke marijuana.

NW today: Horse dies in Omak qualifying race

OMAK, Wash. — A horse has died after injuring its leg while attempting to qualify for the World Famous Suicide Race at the Omak Stampede, according to The Omak-Okanogan County …

NW today: High wildfire risk expected

Wildfire experts say states across the West are now at the highest risk of the season for wildfires as hot weather patterns continue to dry out fuels and forests across …

NW Today: Officials brace for dangerous wildfire season

DENVER — A prolonged drought and record-breaking temperatures have many Western states preparing for another active — and dangerous — wildfire season.

NW today: UW cafeteria won’t take cash

SEATTLE — A cafeteria on the University of Washington campus in Seattle no longer accepts cash payments. It has switched entirely to the plastic Husky cards that the majority of …

NW Today: Lawsuit gets Montana schools more funds

HELENA — Montana’s public schools will receive a $4.6 million increase in state funding for the 2012-13 school year under a settlement reached in a lawsuit filed by a coalition …

NW today: Montana fires coach, athletic director

HELENA — The University of Montana fired football coach Robin Pflugrad and athletic director Jim O’Day on Thursday, adding more uncertainty to a program already dealing with sexual assault allegations …

NW today: Part of ear bit off during fight

A fight outside a downtown Kennewick bar ended with one person getting part of his ear bitten off, one man in jail and seven people cited for disorderly conduct, police …

NW today: Snow-starved Bogus Basin cuts jobs

The stingy snow gods are forcing a ski resort above Idaho’s capital to dramatically reduce costs.

NW today: Idaho gender wage gap widens

The gap between how much men and women earn in the Gem State widened in 2010. The salary disparity between men and women increased by 2.2 percent during the previous …

NW today: Shoplifter hacks off security guard’s ear

Police in Longview, Wash., say a shoplifter with a hatchet sliced off most of a store security guard’s ear.

NW today: Spokane may jail prisoners in Kennewick

The city of Spokane is considering shipping prisoners to Kennewick to save money. The Benton County Jail can house inmates for less than $60 a day while it costs $130 …

NW today: Jacob, Sophia top baby names in Wash.

The state Health Department says Jacob and Sophia were the most popular baby names in Washington in 2010, accounting for about 1 percent of the total.

NW today: Poll finds support for sales tax hike

A new poll shows that 64 percent of Washington voters are likely to support a temporary sales tax increase to mitigate cuts to education and social services.

NW today: 17 arrested for cock fighting

Police have arrested 17 people at a home east of Gold Bar who are suspected of involvement in a cockfighting operation.

NW today: Gas spills in Idaho tanker crash

A weekend fuel tanker crash along the Lochsa River in northern Idaho spilled about 850 gallons of gasoline, but none is believed to have reached the water.

NW today: PNNL improves breast cancer tests

Research at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory may lead to more accurate early detection of breast cancer.

NW today: Man finds millions on fridge door

A Portland man found an Oregon Lottery ticket worth $21.8 million hanging on his refrigerator door.