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  • Rancher under investigation after 29 dead cows found

    PASCO, Wash. (AP) — An Idaho sheep rancher is under investigation for animal cruelty after 29 dead cows were seen off Highway 395 near Pasco, Washington. The Tri-City Herald reports a person in the area called the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office after spotting the dead cattle on the Bureau of Land Management property north of […]
  • Officer wounded during deputy’s killing is out of hospital

    SEATTLE (AP) — A Washington state police officer who was wounded in a shootout that killed one of his colleagues has been released from a Seattle hospital. Kittitas police officer Benito Chavez was shot in the leg and suffered a shattered femur Tuesday evening when he and Kittitas County sheriff’s deputy Ryan Thompson confronted a […]
  • Giants trade for outfielder Michael Reed, deal away two OFs

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants acquired outfielder Michael Reed from Minnesota on Saturday while sending outfielder John Andreoli and cash to the Twins. In addition, San Francisco dealt Matt Joyce to Atlanta for cash. The Giants, under new president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi, have been searching all offseason for an impact […]
  • Gonzaga downs Little Rock 68-51 in opening round game

    CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Katie Campbell had 15 points, hitting five 3-pointers, and fifth-seeded Gonzaga downed No. 12 seed Little Rock 68-51 on Saturday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Zykera Rice added 18 points and six rebounds for the Bulldogs (29-4), who advance to play the winner of Saturday’s later game between […]
  • Idaho rancher under investigation in death of cows

    PASCO, Wash. (AP) — An Idaho rancher says 29 of his cows died in winter storms in Washington state, but investigators suspect he let them starve. The Tri-City Herald reports that 42-year-old James Peter Marek of Slate Creek, Idaho, appeared in Franklin County Superior Court this week after being arrested for investigation of animal cruelty. […]
  • Appeals court reinstates public defender’s case over stalker

    SEATTLE (AP) — A state appeals court has reinstated a lawsuit filed by a former King County public defender who says the agency she worked for failed to protect her when she was stalked by a client. Sheila LaRose said the Public Defender Association failed to inform her that her client had previously harassed another […]
  • Lacey college named 1st ‘Purple Heart University’ in state

    LACEY, Wash. (AP) — Saint Martin’s University in Lacey has been designated the first “Purple Heart University” in Washington. KING-TV reports the Military Order of the Purple Heart recognized Saint Martin’s for their work supporting veterans, active duty service members, and military families. The school provides those with military ties additional financial assistance and access […]
  • Lorena Gonzalez issues apology to public commenter

    Seattle councilmember issues apology to commenter ignored at meeting

    Nearly two weeks after a man was ignored trying to present comments during a Seattle council meeting, the first public apology has been issued, courtesy of District 9's Lorena Gonzalez.
  • Washington meets UNC in Second Round

    No. 9 seed Washington (27-8) vs. No. 1 seed North Carolina (28-6) NCAA Tournament Second Round, Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio; Sunday, 1:40 p.m. EDT BOTTOM LINE: Washington and North Carolina will meet in a NCAA second round game. North Carolina earned an 88-73 win over Iona in its most recent game, while Washington walked away […]
  • Seattle city council forum

    Homelessness dominates discussion at first council forum

    Seattle's first in a series of open forums for city council candidates kicked off Thursday night, with the five candidates from District 1 taking the floor to discuss a variety of issues. The one topic that dominated the night's discussion: Homelessness. 
  • lyft, uber, seattle

    Uber responds to potential rideshare tax in Seattle

    As the City of Seattle considers a tax on rideshares like Uber and Lyft, Uber says that it is the wrong way to go. Instead, the company favors congestion pricing in downtown.
  • Bellevue fires

    Western Washington braces for tough year of wildfires

    With winter officially in the rear-view, the Pacific Northwest is primed for dry, warm weather, and with it, an increased risk of wild fires. 
  • Garuda

    Garuda Indonesia seeks to cancel order for 49 Boeing Max 8s

    In a blow for Boeing, Indonesia’s flag carrier is seeking the cancellation of a multibillion dollar order for 49 of the manufacturer’s 737 Max 8 jets, citing a loss of confidence after two crashes in the past six months.
  • Top-seeded UNC overcomes slow 1st half to beat Iona in NCAAs

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — North Carolina completed a perfect first round for top seeds in this NCAA Tournament, but not before Iona became the latest No. 16 seed to show these matchups are no sure thing. Cameron Johnson scored 21 points, and North Carolina quickly erased a five-point halftime deficit to hot-shooting Iona, going on […]
  • evergreen state

    All over the map: How Washington got the name ‘Evergreen State’

    The Evergreen State is an often-used nickname for Washington, though without it being official. This moniker dates back to 1889, when Washington became a state.

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