Stories tagged: washington state
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019
The state’s 4.6% unemployment rate in September remained unchanged from August, according to seasonally adjusted data from the Washington State Employment Security Department.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 9, 2019
Health officials in Washington state have formally adopted a temporary ban of the sale of flavored vaping products amid concern over a lung illness that has sickened hundreds of people.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 27, 2019
The targeted legislation would aim to help small businesses compete with larger firms and extend business ownership opportunities to communities of color, women and military veterans.
Mon., Aug. 26, 2019
When Robert Fuller found out he had throat cancer, he decided to finish out his life and then end it with fatal drugs. That’s legal in Washington, one of nine …
Mon., July 22, 2019
Appreciation for Washington chardonnay is on the rise. The Washington State Wine Commission lists the plantings of chardonnay at 7,403 acres. That amounts to about 13% of the state’s 58,000 …
UPDATED: Tue., April 23, 2019
Troy Johnston hit a two-run home run, Slade Heggen singled in the go-ahead run in the sixth inning, and Gonzaga defeated Washington State 8-5 Tuesday at the Patterson Baseball Complex.
Fri., April 5, 2019
Washington has become the ninth state in the nation to raise the smoking age to 21, after Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill that also limits electronic cigarettes. Supporters say …
Fri., Feb. 15, 2019
Since starting Fairwinds, a Vancouver-based cannabis company, in 2014, James and Wendy Hull said they’ve heard from customers who’ve praised their products for helping them with pain, anxiety and other …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 1, 2019
School resource officers, threat assessment and statewide school safety are the topics of five new bills in Olympia. The Senate Early Learning and K-12 Education Committee heard public testimony on …
Mon., Jan. 28, 2019
Earlier this month, the
UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 27, 2019
No measles cases have been confirmed in Spokane County as Washington’s statewide number hits 34, but the threat is growing and vaccinations are urged, health officials said. The number of …
UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 27, 2019
Even before the world’s fair, Expo ’74, closed down, the city of Spokane was embroiled in discussions of what to do with the 100-acre site. There was a strong movement …
Tue., Jan. 22, 2019
Three Democratic electors from Washington state who joined a longshot effort to deny Donald Trump the presidency in 2016 are challenging the $1,000 fines they received for breaking their pledge …
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 21, 2019
Eastern Washington quarterback Gage Gubrud, who recently
UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 20, 2019
News that former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz might run for president as an independent isn’t sitting well with the top Democratic official in his home state.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 15, 2019
So-called ‘murder insurance’ policies backed by the NRA for self-defense shootings deemed illegal in Washington
Insurance coverage backed by the NRA that would assist gun owners who later claimed self-defense in a shooting may no longer be sold in Washington state, regulators announced Tuesday. The …
UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 13, 2019
A U.S. judge in California has blocked Trump administration rules, which would allow more employers to opt out of providing women with no-cost birth control, from taking effect in 13 …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 8, 2019
Washington state regulators have declined to reconsider the proposed sale of Avista Corp. to Toronto-based Hydro One Ltd.
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 20, 2018
Alyssa Bodeau didn’t know how her life would change after she decided to come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against former Washington State University quarterback Jason Gesser.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018
Thanksgiving break for Washington State University is right around the corner, as is the highly anticipated Apple Cup in Pullman, and troopers will be ramping up their patrols in response …
Sun., Nov. 4, 2018
The scoreboard reflected a 19-13 win for No. 10 Washington State on Saturday night. But only a couple of key plays allowed the Cougars to celebrate a win over the …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018
It’s been a banner year for area volleyball, with Washington State in the top 20, Idaho and Whitworth chasing titles in their respective conferences and Community Colleges of Spokane closing …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 17, 2018
Whenever Washington State has a corresponding home football and volleyball weekend, it assists the volleyball program. Add ESPN GameDay’s first visit to Pullman for Saturday’s WSU-Oregon showdown, and the smile …
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 29, 2018
Washington State backup safety Deion Singleton was about to have career day. But it came as a result of a rather bizarre play: a fumble review that resulted in the …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 18, 2018
Area volleyball notebook: Community Colleges of Spokane Sasquatch off to impressive 20-0 start in NWAC
Community Colleges of Spokane volleyball coach Jenni Hull has been on the job since 2005, so she knew she had the makings of a good team. Roughly four weeks into …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 13, 2018
Don Newman set the tone in his two seasons as Idaho climbed the Big Sky Conference ladder by winning 11 and 17 games, respectively, setting the table for coach Don …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 13, 2018
EWU beat writer Ryan Collingwood predicts this week’s Big Sky Conference games
Mon., Aug. 27, 2018
Tyler Hilinski was expected to be the Cougars’ starting quarterback this year, and his Jan. 16 death will hang over the program throughout the upcoming season. No matter the wins …
Thu., Aug. 23, 2018
Washington State volleyball coach Jen Greeny can’t recall welcoming back a bigger group of experienced players in her eight years on the job.
UPDATED: Sat., July 14, 2018
David Brown went low with a 7-under-par 64 to take a one-shot lead over amateur Derek Bayley, who went even lower with a sizzling 62 on Saturday at Indian Canyon, …