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  • Man encounters polar bear outside animals’ normal range

    FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A northeast Alaska man says he fatally shot a polar bear far south of the animal’s usual habitat. Alaska’s Energy Desk reports Jim Hollandsworth of Arctic Village says he encountered the bear in early January, about 20 miles from the village. Hollandsworth says the bear had tried to get into his […]
  • Pentagon IDs US Army Ranger killed in Afghanistan

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says a U.S. Army Ranger has died as a result of gunshot wounds suffered during combat in Afghanistan on Jan. 13. Sgt. Cameron A. Meddock, 26, of Spearman, Texas, died Thursday in Landstuhl, Germany. The attack was in the Jawand District in northwestern Afghanistan. Meddock was in the 2nd Battalion […]
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    Lawmakers push payroll tax for long-term care insurance plan

    Experts say 60 percent of us will need long-term care or support of some sort after we hit 65. The problem? Not a lot of us plan for it, and now the state Legislature is looking to help.
  • Washington banks

    Washington banks offering aid to federal workers during shutdown

    With hundreds of thousands of federal workers either working without pay or on furlough, a handful of Washington banks want to provide relief.
  • Moses Lake man gets minimum of 10 years for child rape

    EPHRATA, Wash. (AP) — A Moses Lake man has been sentenced to a minimum of 10 years and up to life in prison for first-degree child rape and molestation. The Columbia Basin Herald reports 58-year-old Isabel Rocha Jr. was sentenced Wednesday in Grant County Superior Court. Court documents say in 2018, Rocha inappropriately touched a […]
  • Sheriff: Man killed parents, lived with bodies for days

    SAMMAMISH, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a man killed his parents at their Sammamish home and lived there for five days before killing himself when police arrived to check on their welfare Tuesday. The King County Sheriff’s Office says 34-year-old Matthew Ficken may have killed them because he didn’t want his them to sell the […]
  • Sounders

    Zulily replaces Xbox as Seattle Sounders jersey sponsor

    The Seattle Sounders announced Zulily as its new jersey sponsor on Thursday, inking a multi-year agreement with one of MLS's most lucrative teams. 
  • Driver arrested after colliding with King County Metro bus

    BURIEN, Wash. (AP) — A suspected drunk driver was arrested after police say he sped through a red light and hit a King County Metro bus south of Seattle in Burien. The Seattle Times reports that around 10 people were on the bus when the crash happened Thursday night. Sgt. Ryan Abbott with the King […]
  • Public health emergency declared over measles outbreak

    VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — County officials have declared a public health emergency in response to a measles outbreak in southwestern Washington. Clark County Council Chair Eileen Quiring made the declaration Friday afternoon to ensure the county’s public health office has adequate resources from outside the region if necessary to continue its response. Officials will keep […]
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    Seattle’s halted streetcar project will resume, at higher cost

    The City of Seattle is putting its halted streetcar project back on the tracks, but at a much higher cost, and extended timeline.
  • Franks scores 24, leading a WSU rout of California 82-59

    PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Robert Franks scored 24 points grabbing eight rebounds as Washington State beat California 82-59 on Thursday in a clash of the Pacific 12 Conference’s winless teams. Franks scored five quick points to open the second half with a jump shot and a 3-pointer wrapped around a lost ball turnover that put […]
  • Gun regulations, gun law

    Washington lawmaker wants to require firearm training before passing gun regulations

    GOP State Sen. Phil Fortunato is pushing a new bill that would require any lawmaker proposing a gun law to go through mandatory firearm training.
  • Alaska fashion show changes theme after airline objects

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Juneau Arts and Humanities Council has changed the theme of its annual fashion show following a complaint by Alaska Airlines. The Juneau Empire reports the Wearable Art show scheduled for mid-February in Alaska’s capital changed its theme of turbulence to tailwind. The Seattle-based airline, a sponsor of the event, suggested […]
  • Former teacher sentenced for communication with teen

    EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — A former middle school teacher in northwestern Washington state has been sentenced to 30 days in jail after pleading guilty to sexual communication with a teen. The Daily Herald reports 49-year-old Paul Chonka pleaded guilty Tuesday to a misdemeanor charge, stemming from conversations with a 14-year-old student last summer. District officials […]
  • New Mexico State dominates Seattle 87-60

    SEATTLE (AP) — Eli Chuha had 13 points and 10 rebounds on Thursday night and New Mexico State beat Seattle 87-60. JoJo Zamora and Terrell Brown added 12 points each for the Aggies (14-4, 3-1 Western Athletic Conference), who won their third straight. New Mexico State never trailed in the game and outscored the Redhawks […]

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