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Fox Sports rules analyst Mike Pereira headlines speakers at National Association of Sports Officials Summit in Spokane

For the first time in the 37-year history of the The National Association of Sports Officials Summit, the annual event being held in the state of Washington.

John Blanchette: Heart-and-soul Spokanite Randy Burkhart truly whistled while he worked

During summers at Priest Lake, Randy Burkhart was known to drag his son Jackson down to the boat before breakfast, motor offshore of Kalispell Island, bring a megaphone to his …

UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 15, 2019

John Parry will lead 7-person officiating crew for Super Bowl

Referee John Parry will lead the seven-person crew of on-field game officials working the Super Bowl in Atlanta. This will be the third Super Bowl that Parry has worked. Three …

Gene-editing scientist under scrutiny by Chinese officials

A scientist who claimed he helped make the world’s first gene-edited babies is now under investigation by Chinese government bodies and by his own university.

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 6, 2018

Trump officials cry ‘Not me’ as he fumes over NYT column

One after another, President Donald Trump’s top lieutenants stepped forward Thursday to declare, “Not me.”

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 13, 2018

Sea-Tac Airport’s security challenge: 13,600 people have access to aircraft

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport has added temporary security measures in cargo areas and inside airport terminals after a rogue ground-service agent took off Friday in a Q400 turboprop plane and

UPDATED: Tue., July 31, 2018

Official says agency warned family separation bad for kids

A Department of Health and Human Services official told senators Tuesday that his agency had warned the Trump administration that separating families would be dangerous for children. But some of …

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 22, 2018

EU imposes sanctions on 7 senior Venezuelan officials

The European Union imposed economic and travel sanctions Monday against seven senior Venezuelan officials accused of human rights abuses or breaching the rule of law in the crisis-ridden country.

Investigator: Some officials resisted Charlottesville review

An independent report that found serious police and government failures in responding to violence at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville this summer also accuses police agencies of putting up …

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 26, 2017

San Francisco claims victory after right-wing group shut out

A planned right-wing rally in the shadow of the Golden Gate Bridge that was downgraded to a news conference at a small park fizzled further on Saturday, after San Francisco …

Norman Chad: It’s official, another column about officiating

In a perfect world – and, boy oh boy, at the moment we are so far from a perfect world, it feels like I’m subletting a studio in Dante’s Inferno …

Missed calls aplenty, and the NFL is looking for fixes

This has been the year of the penalty in the NFL.

Locally: First girls basketball coaches hall will honor Linda Sheridan, Jeanne Helfer

The late Linda Sheridan and Jeanne Helfer, one a pioneer in girls sports the other a leading advocate, have been selected for induction in the inaugural class of the Washington …

Dozen 1st-year officials set for 2014 NFL season

The NFL has hired 12 new officials for the 2014 season and promoted two veterans to referee. The league announced Thursday that Ronald Torbert and Craig Wrolstad have been promoted …