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  • Coeur d’Alene High School principal dead in apparent suicide

    COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho (AP) — Officials say the principal of Coeur d’Alene High School has died after he was found at home with a gunshot wound that appeared to be self-inflicted. The Spokesman-Review reports the school district said Troy Schueller died Wednesday afternoon at Kootenai Health. The high school canceled classes Thursday but crisis counselors […]
  • Upset-minded Florida State gets shot at powerful Gonzaga

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — No. 4 seed Gonzaga (32-4) vs. No. 9 seed Florida State (22-11) Third round, West Region; Los Angeles; 10:07 p.m. EDT. BOTTOM LINE: Surprising Florida State has crossed the country to take on its third higher-seeded opponent when the Seminoles face the Zags, who are off to a strong start in […]
  • Seattle mayor pursues law to require owners to lock up guns

    SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle’s mayor and a city councilmember say they plan to propose legislation that would require gun owners to lock up firearms in their homes and vehicles. The Seattle Times reports Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and Councilmember M. Lorena González said Wednesday that the legislation also could increase penalties for people who fail […]
  • Gov. Jay Inslee signs abortion insurance bill

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a measure that requires Washington insurers offering maternity care to also cover elective abortions and contraception. In addition to linking abortion coverage with maternity care, the bill requires health plans issued or renewed after Jan. 1, 2019, to provide copayment- and deductible-free coverage for all contraceptive […]
  • 2 soldiers die in Washington state boating incident

    LAKEWOOD, Wash. (AP) — Joint Base Lewis-McChord says two soldiers died in what the base described as a boating incident south of Tacoma, Washington. KOMO-TV reports the men died Tuesday at American Lake in Lakewood. The base identified the soldiers as 21-year-old Pvt. Jamanni Gibson of West Peoria, Illinois, and 22-year-old Pvt. Jacques Means of […]
  • Gov. Jay Inslee signs bill protecting students’ free speech

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A measure protecting high school and college students’ rights to publish and speak freely in school-sponsored media has been signed by Gov. Jay Inslee. Under the new law signed Wednesday, editors would be fully responsible for determining what goes into their publication or broadcast. While school administrators wouldn’t be able to […]
  • Gov. Jay Inslee signs law aimed at lowering gender wage gap

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a measure that seeks to reduce the wage gap between men and women and provide equal growth opportunities and fair treatment in the workplace. The measure modifies the state’s Equal Pay Act by making several changes, including making it unacceptable for employers to retaliate against an […]
  • Nassar victim hired by town that dismissed her complaint

    MERIDIAN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A woman whose complaint about sports doctor Larry Nassar was dismissed by police in Michigan’s Meridian Township has been hired by the same community to train people about sexual misconduct. Brianne Randall-Gay will be paid $30,000 under a one-year agreement approved Tuesday. Township Manager Frank Walsh says the goal is […]
  • Washington governor signs package of bills sparked by #MeToo

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — In the wake of a national conversation about sexual harassment sparked by the #MeToo movement, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a package of bills meant to address sexual misconduct at the workplace. The four bills signed Wednesday include one that prohibits nondisclosure agreements that prevent employees from disclosing sexual harassment […]
  • Man arrested following Seattle area shooting death

    SEATTLE (AP) — King County detectives have arrested a man for the shooting death of a 56-year-old man found on a road in the Seattle suburb of Burien. The King County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday that a 45-year-old man has been booked into King County Jail on investigation of second-degree murder. A motorist heard a […]