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  • Washington state man sentenced for Manchester shooting

    PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for shooting a man while he was sleeping. The Kitsap Sun reports 22-year-old Robert Hackett was sentenced last week after pleading guilty to attempted first-degree murder. The Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office says Hackett, a woman and the victim […]
  • Investigators: Attacks on Washington worship halls linked

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Federal investigators say the shooting and three arsons at places of worship for Jehovah’s Witnesses in western Washington state are connected. KOMO-TV reports authorities are offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to an arrest after Kingdom Halls were attacked in Olympia, Tumwater and Yelm. The church in Olympia was burned […]
  • 5 capsized kayakers rescued near Cape Disappointment

    WARRENTON, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say three children and two adults who capsized while kayaking near Cape Disappointment State Park were rescued. The U.S. Coast Guard says their Columbia River command center received a call reporting at least one person in the water Wednesday afternoon near Waikiki Beach. The Coast Guard says a boat crew […]
  • Fatal crash temporarily closes Interstate 5 near Conway

    MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — Authorities temporarily closed Interstate 5 south of Mount Vernon near Conway because of a three-vehicle crash that killed one person and injured others. The Skagit Valley Herald reports the collision occurred at about 1:15 p.m. when a semi-truck failed to stop for traffic that had backed up near a construction […]
  • Toll rates for Seattle tunnel could range from $1 to $2.25

    SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington State Transportation Commission selected possible tolling rates for a new State Route 99 tunnel under downtown Seattle. KING-TV reports rates would range from $1 to $2.25. Weekday tolls would peak from 7 to 9 a.m. at $1.50 and from 3 to 6 p.m. at $2.25. Weekends would have $1 rates. […]
  • NCAA announces women’s regional hoops sites for 2021, 2022

    Veterans Memorial Arena in Spokane, Washington, will be a host site for NCAA women’s basketball regionals in 2021 and 2022. The NCAA announced regional sites for both years on Wednesday. Other hosts for 2021 are Times Union Center in Albany, New York, H-E-B Center in Cedar Park, Texas, near Austin, and Cintas Center in Cincinnati. […]
  • Seattle tops nation for third year with 65 tower cranes

    SEATTLE (AP) — Surveyors say Seattle is the crane capital of the country for the third year in a row after construction in the city rebounded from a lull earlier in the year. The Seattle Times reports 65 cranes loom over Seattle which is 25 more than the next U.S. city. Surveyors at Rider Levett […]
  • Officials identify 3 killed in plane crash

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Officials have identified three people killed in a single-engine plane crash north of Spokane last week. The Stevens County coroner’s office on Wednesday identified the victims as Diego Senn, 30, of Spokane; Andrew Trouton, 30, of Prairie City, South Dakota; and Joo Chan Lee, 24, of Spokane. All three were involved […]
  • Minnesota’s highest court won’t block ‘necessity defense’

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Climate change protesters are claiming victory in their effort to present an unusual “necessity defense” against felony charges stemming from efforts to shut down oil pipelines. The Minnesota Supreme Court declined Wednesday to review a ruling by the Minnesota Court of Appeals that backed the protesters, who will still face […]
  • Stewart, Loyd lead Storm past Sky 101-83

    CHICAGO (AP) — Breanna Stewart scored 30 points and grabbed nine rebounds, Jewell Loyd had 20 points, 10 boards and eight assists, and the league-leading Seattle Storm beat the Chicago Sky 101-83 on Wednesday. Seattle topped the 100-point mark for the fourth time this season, setting a franchise single-season record. Alysha Clark chipped in with […]