OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A new Washington state report says that despite two decades of recovery efforts, some salmon runs still declining.
The report , released Wednesday by Gov. Jay Inslee’s Salmon Recovery Office, found that in most of the state, ...
SEATTLE (AP) — Washington Supreme Court Chief Justice Mary Fairhurst said Wednesday she is being treated for cancer, five years after describing the outcome of her previous bout as a miracle.
She made the announcement toward the end of her State of the Judiciary address to the Washington ...
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Members of the Washington State community were urged to light a candle and hold a moment of silence in memory of quarterback Tyler Hilinski on Wednesday, the one-year anniversary of his death.
Hilinski’s Hope, a foundation started by his family to support programs to ...
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle U.S. Attorney Annette Hayes says she is stepping down Thursday to make way for her successor, Brian Moran.
Hayes is a 21-year veteran of the U.S. attorney’s office. She took over Western Washington’s top federal prosecutor in October 2014, when Jenny Durkan resigned. ...
Eyman’s $30 car-tab initiative headed to Legislature
SEATTLE (AP) — An initiative that would cut car tabs to $30 will go to the Legislature for consideration, according to the Washington Secretary of State’s Office.
Secretary of State Kim Wyman’s spokesman Erich Ebel said Tuesday that Initiative 976 brought by anti-tax initiative promoter ...
Oregon State at Arizona highlights the week in the Pac-12
A look at things to watch this week in the Pac-12 Conference:
GAME OF THE WEEK: Oregon State at Arizona, Saturday. The Wildcats and Beavers had some bumps in the nonconference road, but find themselves atop the Pac-12 with Washington. Arizona (13-4) leads the conference at 4-0 and Oregon ...
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma has hired Roy Manning as cornerbacks coach and Brian Odom as inside linebackers coach.
The school announced the moves Tuesday. Manning was UCLA’s outside linebackers and special teams coach this season when Oklahoma beat the Bruins 49-21. He was linebackers ...
Washington State establishes Steve Gleason Institute
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Washington State is creating a neuroscience center named for former Cougars and New Orleans Saints defensive back Steve Gleason.
The Steve Gleason Institute for Neuroscience is expected to open at the school’s satellite campus in Spokane in the second half of the ...
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state’s lieutenant governor declined to preside at Gov. Jay Inslee’s State of the State speech Tuesday, saying he was concerned people might bring concealed weapons to the joint session of the Legislature.
Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib, a Democrat, noted that the ...
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee told a joint session of the Legislature Tuesday that more action needs to be taken by the state to address “the imminent threat of climate change.”
Inslee, who is mulling a possible 2020 presidential bid, highlighted climate as his top issue ...
VANCOVUER, Wash. (AP) — County health officials in southwest Washington state are warning people who may have crossed paths recently with unvaccinated children contagious with measles at the Portland International Airport in Oregon.
Federal trial for ‘AK-47 Bandit’ set for March in Nebraska
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A federal trial in Nebraska has been pushed to March for a man suspected of being the “AK-47 bandit,” who investigators believe robbed banks in five states.
The Latest: Inslee: More to do on education funding
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Latest on Gov. Jay Inslee’s State of the State address (all times local):
Gov. Jay Inslee thanked lawmakers for their bipartisan work on addressing a multiyear effort to address the funding of basic education in the state, but he said there’s more ...
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Washington State University in Spokane is creating the Steve Gleason Institute for Neuroscience to develop care and cures for brain disease.
The Gleason Institute is expected to open in Spokane in the second half of this year.
Daryll DeWald, chancellor of WSU ...
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Washington State football coach Mike Leach is hinting that he might teach a class this year.
Leach this week shared what appears to be a course description on Twitter for a proposed class on guerrilla warfare and football strategy.
Leach and former state Sen. ...
Tri-Cities groups pushing support for Snake River dams
KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) — A plan to spend $750,000 of state taxpayer money to study the impacts of tearing down four dams on the lower Snake River is not sitting well with Tri-Cities area supporters of the dams.
They’ve drafted a letter to Washington Gov. Jay Inslee saying the study would be ...
SEATTLE (AP) — A new Washington Department of Ecology inventory shows greenhouse gas emissions spiked about 6.1 percent from 2012-2015, due in part to increasing fossil-fuel-generated electricity and a booming economy.
The state sent more than 97 million metric tons of greenhouses gases ...
SEATTLE (AP) _ Washington Federal Inc. (WAFD) on Monday reported fiscal first-quarter profit of $52.9 million.
The Seattle-based bank said it had earnings of 65 cents per share.
The results topped Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks ...
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Alaska Air Group plans to add 3,000 jobs this year
SEATTLE (AP) — Alaska Air Group says it plans to add more than 3,000 jobs this year, with three-fourths of the positions opening in Washington state.
The Seattle Times reports the ...
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OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington lawmakers started their 105-day legislative session Monday, tasked with writing a new two-year state budget while addressing a variety of costly issues, including addressing the state’s troubled mental health system.
Democrats increased their margins in ...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A Washington-based nonprofit is asking again that North Carolina ethics officials investigate whether state House Speaker Tim Moore got preferential treatment in a regulatory matter involving property his company owned.
Campaign for Accountability leader Daniel Stevens ...
The Latest: Washington Legislature begins 105-day session
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Latest on the 2019 Washington Legislature (all times local):
Washington lawmakers started their 105-day legislative session Monday, tasked with writing a new two-year state budget while addressing a variety of costly issues, including addressing ...
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SEATTLE (AP) — At least three boats were damaged in a fire at Seattle’s Lakewood Moorage marina.
KOMO reports the Seattle Fire Department responded to moorage on Lake Washington around ...
SEATTLE (AP) — Megan Huff and Dre’Una Edwards both posted double-doubles on Sunday to lead Utah past Washington 58-43.
Huff scored 25 points, shooting 12 of 19 from the field, and gathered 12 rebounds. Edwards finished with 14 points and missed just two of nine shots and had 10 rebounds. ...
Things to watch in Washington Legislature this year
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The 105-day legislative session in Washington state begins Monday, with lawmakers set to write a new two-year budget.
Unlike previous years, when satisfying a court mandate on education funding was their driving focus, lawmakers return to Olympia this year with a ...
Hristova’s double-double boosts Washington St. past Colorado
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Borislava Hristova posted her third double-double of the season with 23 points and 10 rebounds and Washington State overwhelmed Colorado 74-48 on Sunday.
The Cougars (7-9, 2-3 Pac-12) took control in the decisive second quarter with an 11-0 run to build a 23-13 lead. ...
SEATTLE (AP) — Police in a city in Washington state have shot and killed man who charged at officers with a knife.
KIRO-TV reports ...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The man who brought Triple-A baseball to Nevada has died at age 82.
Las Vegas Aviators officials announced the death of Larry Koentopp on Saturday. The cause of death wasn’t released.
Koentopp was majority owner of the Spokane Indians when the team relocated from ...
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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah brought in its highest rated freshman class in the Pac-12 era before the start of the season. A few of those first-year players are starting to show what made them so special as recruits.
Timmy Allen, Both Gach, and Riley Battin led a balanced attack on offense ...
NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is pitching his record tackling climate change, gun control measures and expanding paid family leave to an audience of Nevada activists who could be key backers if the Democrat runs for president.
Inslee became the latest potential ...
Democrats roll out big health care proposals in the states
SEATTLE (AP) — Riding the momentum from November’s elections, Democratic leaders in the states are wasting no time delivering on their biggest campaign promise — to expand access to health care and make it more affordable.
The first full week of state legislative sessions and swearings-in ...
WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) — An international chemical company has announced plans to shut down a western Pennsylvania plant, cutting about 160 jobs and relocating 50 more.
Ferro Corp. said Friday the Canton Township plant in Washington County that produces functional coatings and color ...
Inslee pitches to Nevada outside 2020 spotlight on DC
NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — The Democratic presidential sweepstakes might seem like a tale of Joe Biden and the Seven Senators, but there are plenty of governors and mayors looking for a chance to steal the spotlight from the former vice president and other headliners.
Washington Gov. Jay ...
SEATTLE (AP) — Amber Melgoza scored 15 points and Missy Peterson added 11 to help Washington beat Colorado 68-58 and snap a five-game losing streak on Friday night.
T.T. Watkins had 10 points for the Huskies (8-8, 1-3 Pac-12), who led by double digits after Peterson’s 3-pointer with 4:31 ...
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Megan Huff scored 21 points, Dre’Una Edwards added 20 and Utah pulled out a 72-68 win at Washington State on Friday night after letting a 21-point lead slip away.
Borislava Hristova scored the first basket of the game to give the Cougars the lead but when she followed ...
City in turmoil: Mayor accused of racism, disbands police
TONASKET, Wash. (AP) — A tiny city in Washington state is in turmoil after a police officer came forward with allegations that the mayor wanted him to start using the name “Joseph” because “Jose” sounded too Hispanic.
The mayor also has disbanded the small police department in Tonasket, ...
SEATTLE (AP) — Researchers say there’s a new calf among the population of critically endangered killer whales that live in the waters between Washington state and Canada.
Ken Balcomb, founding director of the Center for Whale Research,
SEATTLE (AP) — The state Supreme Court has declined to immediately take up the lower-court ruling that killed Seattle’s income tax and is instead sending the case to the Court of Appeals.
The Seattle Times
Editorials from around New England:
The Boston Globe
House Democrats now in charge of the three major investigative committees have some tough choices ahead. With so much concern about foreign interference and self-dealing in Donald Trump’s ...
Carter’s career-high 18 carry Washington over Utah, 69-53
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Nazieh Carter and David Crisp haven’t been the offensive headliners this season for Washington, but they complemented each other perfectly in a breakthrough performance.
“I just played off (Crisp’s) energy. He came out hot and hit a lot of dagger shots to quiet the ...
Brey scores 26 as Colorado beat Washington State 92-60
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Colorado put a tough road stretch in the rear-view mirror with a big win at home.
Tyler Bey scored a career-high 26 points, Shane Gatling had 17 and the Colorado Buffaloes routed short-handed Washington State 92-60 Thursday night for its first conference win of the ...
CHENEY, Wash. (AP) — Mason Peatling tossed in 17 points to lead five players in double figures and Jesse Hunt grabbed a career-high 15 rebounds — nearly half of Eastern Washington’s total — as the Eagles defeated Montana 78-71 on Thursday night.
Peatling made 6 of 8 shots and added three ...
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A lawsuit filed by a Washington State University student against Pullman police was settled for $500,000.
The Spokesman-Review reports 21-year-old Kyle ...
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Court: Lawsuit in death of Susan Powell’s sons can proceed
SEATTLE (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled that a lawsuit against Washington state brought by the family of a Utah woman who disappeared nine years ago can proceed.
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in the ruling issued Thursday reversed a lower court’s decision dismissing Judy ...
SEATTLE (AP) — A split Washington Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the attorney general’s office can pursue a campaign finance disclosure case against the conservative Evergreen Freedom Foundation.
The 5-4 majority rejected the group’s assertion that the disclosure requirements did not ...