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Tina Podlodowski, chair of Washington State Democratic Party, said she expects voters to respond favorably to a slew of Democratic priorities that passed this year through the Legislature. Among others, she cited several voting-rights bills, legislation on women's reproductive health and equal pay, and the ...
The Washington state Military Department, a state agency, has proposed building a “readiness center” in Tumwater at 8311 Kimmie St. SW, according to the city of Tumwater. The project consists of an 81,000-square-foot, two-story readiness center with office, training and storage areas; ...

Plant stimulant kratom linked to Salmonella outbreak in Washington state. Originally published March 17, 2018 at 5:08 pm Updated March 18, 2018 at 3:49 pm. FILE – In this Sept. 27, 2017 photo, kratom capsules are displayed in Albany, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mary Esch, File). The unregulated supplement is suspected in ...
I'm one of more than 125,000 people who have moved from California to Washington State in the past three years. Like many of these people, I came to Washington State for its dynamic economy, lower taxes, cheaper cost of living, and the chance to make a better life for my family. I was born and raised in ...
Washington State surrendered an eighth-inning lead for the second straight game and lost to the No. 14 UCLA Bruins 5-4 in Pac-12 baseball at Jackie Robinson Stadium on Sunday in Los Angeles. The Cougars (4-12, 0-3 Pac-12) held a 4-3 lead in the eighth but UCLA (13-4, 3-0) loaded the bases.
“It is an issue that needs to be addressed not only in the state of Washington, but nationally,” said Sen. Curtis King, R-Yakima. A recent report from the National Institute of Justice found more than 80 percent of Native American women have experienced violence, while the national Centers for Disease ...

The Pierce County Sheriff's Department says two young children and their parents are dead in a murder-suicide in Pierce County. SPANAWAY, Wash. The Pierce County Sheriff's Department said two young children and their parents are dead in a murder-suicide in Spanaway, Washington . According to ...
Late last week, after years of gridlock, the Washington state legislature passed, and Gov. Jay Inslee signed into law, a pair of bills that make it easier for prosecutors to charge police officers involved in fatal on-duty shootings. It was only the second time since August 2014—when mass protests in Ferguson, ...
SEATTLE (AP) – The Navy is considering using more Washington state parks along the coastline for training its special operations forces. The Seattle Times reports a draft proposal calls for the possible use of 29 parks in the state for stealth training exercises for Navy SEALs. The Navy currently has a permit ...
One of the world's most highly-anticipated apple varieties is at the core of an unusual legal dispute between Washington State University and one of its own spinoff companies. The “Cosmic Crisp” name was derived from the starbursts on the apple's skin and the name Honeycrisp, one of the varieties from ...
Steven Strachan, third from left, executive director of the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs, talks to reporters along with Leslie Cushman, left, and Heather Villanueva, second from left, both of De-Escalate Washington, Tuesday, March 6, 2018, in Olympia, Wash., following a House ...
Washington State Will Do More Study on High-Speed Rail Connecting Seattle, Portland, Vancouver ... The Washington State Department of Transportation studied the possibility of high-speed rail last year after Inslee signed an agreement with Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau about creating a "technology ...
The amount is a tiny fraction of the $98 billion in total assets managed by the Washington State Investment Board and is dwarfed by the largest single ... Washington state's pension funds invest about $5.3 million in stocks of ammunition and gun manufacturers at a time when lawmakers have passed or ...
SPOKANE, Wash. -- Washington state wildlife biologists have caught and tagged a 197-pound cougar. CBS affiliate KREM reports that the biologists tagged the massive cat on Monday north of Chewelah. State carnivore research scientist Brian Kertson called the cat a "monster." He said it's so muscular ...
Guns, taxes on voters' minds as Washington state lawmakers hold Eastside town hall ... Washington children, Senn acknowledged that bills to place some restrictions on purchases of assault-style rifles and to allow the Washington State Patrol to destroy confiscated guns have failed to advance in Olympia.
The decision about where to shoot and kill was based on the flip of a coin. Authorities said a Washington state teen had been writing about his plans for a mass shooting, and said in his journal that he was deciding between two separate schools, according to probable cause documents. The court records ...
In the lawsuit, filed Friday in Kings County Superior Court, the plaintiffs allege that the state of Washington, Gov. Jay Inslee and several state agencies have known for a long time that younger generations are living in “dangerous climate conditions” but have acted with “shocking deliberate indifference and ...

A Bremerton man has pleaded guilty to the rape and killing of a 6-year-old girl and faces a minimum 40-year sentence. The Kitsap Sun reports that 21-year-old Gabriel Gaeta pleaded guilty Friday in Kitsap County Superior Court to first-degree murder and first-degree rape in the 2014 death of 6-year-old ...
SEATTLE – Environmental activists are suing Washington state, the latest state-level effort to boost use of renewable energy. Thirteen children backed by the non-profit Our Children's Trust filed a lawsuit Friday in Superior Court to force the state to end its reliance on fossil fuels. The only way to do so would ...
DES MOINES, Wash. – A community college in Washington state was locked down Friday following reports of shots fired but police found no evidence of a gunman and no injuries were reported. Police armed with heavy weaponry swarmed Highline College in the city of Des Moines after the reports of ...
As Washington begins testing a pay-by-mile system that could eventually replace the gas tax to fund roads, it is looking to other states for lessons. Tuesday, an official with the California Department of Transportation briefed the Washington State Transportation Commission about California's nine-month ...
“Children should not go hungry or be humiliated because they cannot afford lunch that day,” said bill sponsor Rep. Strom Peterson, D-Edmonds. “We have the opportunity to make sure that our school districts are not stigmatizing kids and that our state's students are getting the nutrition they need to succeed ...
PULLMAN – The Washington State Cougars believe they still have some good basketball in them, but now that most – if not all – of their tangible preseason goals are wiped out, finding new sources of motivation could pivotal for Ernie Kent's club as it begins the final third of its Pac-12 slate. Winning over its ...
Under earlier Washington state law, individuals found guilty of aggravated first-degree murder could be put to death by hanging or lethal injection. Washington's death penalty has been seldom used in recent years. In 2014, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee placed a moratorium on capital punishment, ...
On February 12, 1934, inmates kill one guard and guards kill seven inmates during an escape attempt from the Washington State Penitentiary at Walla Walla. Another inmate will die of wounds later. The break starts when an inmate pulls a knife on an officer. There have been numbers of escape attempts ...
The Oregon Ducks have won back to back games in sweeping both Washington and Washington State over the weekend. Ruthy Hebard stepped up and took over in both games scoring 40 points against Washington and 39 against Washington State earning Pac-12 Player of the Week honors and keeping ...
PULLMAN – An offensive line coach with a strong Air Raid background is reportedly coming to Washington State to join Mike Leach's staff. Mason Miller, the current offensive line coach at Nevada, has accepted a position to coach the same group for the Cougars, FootballScoop.com reported Sunday.
Adding a group of players that includes three more All-State selections from the state of Washington, the Eastern Washington University football program signed eight high school players to national letters of intent on Feb. 7 to attend EWU and play for the school next fall. The Eagles also announced a pair ...
(CNN) – A high school teacher near Seattle is on administrative leave after an incident involving a student. Cellphone video of the encounter appears to show the teacher pushing the student. Other students recorded the incident at Sequoyah Middle School and posted it on social media on Friday.
Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson warned Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke · Ryan Keith ZinkeWashington state threatens to sue over Zinke offshore drilling plan Alaska to pilot first Interior Department restructuring: report Week ahead: Feds to unveil annual energy outlook MORE that he will sue the ...
PULLMAN – Four Washington State players have been invited to participate in the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine, Feb. 27-March 5 in Indianapolis. Quarterback Luke Falk, offensive lineman Cole Madison, defensive tackle Hercules Mata'afa and wide receiver Tavares Martin Jr. all got invites. Surprisingly ...
Our latest stop on the college football prospect tour takes us to Washington State as well look at prospects the Buccaneers might find interesting. If NFL teams like the Buccaneers were able to draft college coaches then Washington State's Mike Leach would be near the top of my big board. Leach is one of ...
Boeing workers in Washington state are about to get the largest bonus payout in the company's history. Boeing announced Tuesday that employees across Washington state will receive bonuses totaling nearly $600 million. The company said the large payouts reward employees for helping Boeing deliver ...
The bills come as Hilary Franz, the commissioner of public lands for Washington State's Department of Natural Resources (DNR), took further action against ... Prior to the conference, Cooke issued a statement claiming the report from the state of Washington on its investigation into the company's collapsed ...
Nine states already have automatic voter registration. It's time for Washington to get on board. GETTY. During my time in the Legislature, I learned that it's hard for ordinary citizens to participate in democracy. The legislative process is opaque, Olympia is not easy to get to, you have to educate yourself on a ...
Washington state terminates lease for Atlantic salmon farm in Puget Sound. By Tom Banse, Northwest News NetworkFebruary 6, ... Over the weekend, Washington state tightened the screws again on an Atlantic salmon farming operation. On Saturday, the state Department of Natural Resources terminated ...
Flooding Leads to Road Closures in Washington State. Landslides and flooding have shut down two highways north of Everett. KOMO reports that Highway 9 was closed Monday morning in both directions between Mount Vernon and Arlington, and crews say it will take hours to get the roadway reopened.
Even as the Trump administration has tried to bolster the fossil fuel industry, proposed oil and coal projects in Washington state have been undone again and again by a skeptical state government and the vigorous opposition from Native American tribes and environmental groups, which warn of spills and ...
Two women died Friday on the Washington state coast after rough surf swept them off the beach while they dug for clams, according to the Pacific County Sheriff's Office. The bodies of both women were found Saturday. About 9 p.m. Friday, a 70-year-old woman was reported missing after she got lost in the ...
A Flood Warning is in effect for Snoqualmie River near the Falls from 10 a.m. Sunday through Monday afternoon. The Snoqualmie River is also under a Phase 2 flood alert. Minor flooding is expected along the river because of heavy rainfall across the river basin. From the King County Flood Control District: ...
The 2017-18 basketball season to some extent has followed the same pattern for Washington State and Arizona State. Both assembled some of the best starts in college basketball. Both have met a harsher reality in Pac-12 play and head into the second half of the conference season hoping to recapture ...
Washington state officials Sunday canceled a lease with Cooke Aquaculture Pacific at the site where net pens holding farmed Atlantic salmon collapsed last summer, releasing ... It fined the company $332,000 for alleged clean water law violations for releasing invasive species into Washington state waters.
Washington state $10-a-ton carbon-tax proposal takes key step in Legislature. Originally published February 2, 2018 at 8:31 am Updated February 2, 2018 at 7:21 pm. Rail cars carry coal from a plant in Rawlins, Wyo. (Jim Wilson/The New York Times, 2014) (JIM WILSON/NYT). A state Senate committee voted 6-4 Thursday ...
Washington state lawmakers from both parties have introduced a number of bills relating to net neutrality. The flurry of action comes after the Federal Communications Commission did away with so-called net neutrality rules last year.
A hearty congratulations to Washington State linebacker Logan Tago for being awarded the Fall 2017 CCE Community Involvement Award! Tago notched an impressive 240 hours in the community during the fall semester. Error loading player: No playable sources found. Why did he spend the equivalent ...
Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a petition Wednesday to appeal the Federal Communications Commission's decision to rescind net neutrality rules, according to a news release from the attorney general's office. “Allowing powerful special interest to act as the internet's gatekeepers ...
If approved by the Senate, the group would make recommendations regarding cultural changes in the legislative community, including adopting a code of conduct, as well as education and training on preventing sexual harassment.
FILE – Bud Breakey and his wife Deborah pose for a photo in 2016 with their daughter Kaylin, by a well they paid to have drilled on property they own near Bellingham. A rural water dispute has been holding up approval of more than $4 billion in new school and other construction projects for months (AP ...
SEATTLE — The federal government will effectively shut down if Congress can't pass a spending bill by midnight Friday. During the last government shutdown in 2013, nearly 1 million workers were furloughed nationally, costing the government $2.5 billion in lost productivity. During a shutdown, the ...
Washington State guard Kwinton Hinson, front, drives the lane for a basket between Colorado guard George King, back left, and forward Lucas Siewert in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, in Boulder, Colo. (David Zalubowski / Associated Press). By Michael Kelly ...


 

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