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  • Ex-sergeant to be back in court Tuesday following mistrial

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Attorneys are ready to try again eight months after a judge declared a mistrial in a second-degree rape case against a former Washington police sergeant. The Spokesman-Review reports jury selection is set to begin Tuesday in the case against former Spokane Police Sgt. Gordon Ennis. The trial itself is expected to […]
  • Woman suffers head injury in Kent drive-by shooting

    KENT, Wash. (AP) — Police in Kent, Washington, are investigating a drive-by shooting that left a woman with a head injury. Kent police were called at about 12:50 a.m. Monday to a report of a drive-by shooting that resulted in a 21-year-old female getting shot in the head, just behind her ear. The victim was […]
  • US Forest Service waives fees on President’s Day

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service will waive fees at day-use recreation sites in Oregon and Washington Monday in honor of Presidents’ Day. Jim Peña, Pacific Northwest Regional Forester, says he hopes the fee-free day encourages new and repeat visitors to come out and enjoy their national forests. The fee waiver includes many […]
  • Family of psychiatric patient who died sues hospital

    LAKEWOOD, Wash. (AP) — The family of a patient at Western State Hospital has sued the state, alleging that negligent medical care at the psychiatric facility led to his death. The News Tribune reports that Lavonn Williams II’s family said he died from a pulmonary embolism in December 2014, less than six months after he […]
  • Police fatally shoot suspect as he fled in stolen vehicle

    SEATTLE (AP) — A man was fatally shot by police in northeast Seattle following a chase and car crash. KOMO-TV reports the incident started at about 4:20 a.m. Monday when 911 dispatchers received reports of a car prowler on 34th Avenue NE. When officers arrived, the suspect jumped from a car and fled on foot. […]
  • NRA, guns

    NRA contributions to Washington lawmakers

    The Center for Responsive Politics has collected information about National Rifle Association contributions to all Senators and Representatives, and we looked at the impact on Washington leaders.
  • Utah’s 37-point 3rd QT finishes Washington in 81-46 blowout

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Tori Williams scored 29 points including seven 3-pointers and Utah overwhelmed Washington in the third quarter on its way to an 81-46 pasting of Washington on Sunday. The Utes led 24-23 at intermission but emerged from the break and outscored the Huskies 37-6 in the third on 14-of-18 shooting (78 […]
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    Animal overpass project now visible to westbound motorists

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A billion-dollar project that will allow animals to travel unimpeded over Washington state’s busiest interstate is now visible to westbound I-90 travelers. The Spokesman-Review reports that the construction, which is scheduled to finish in fall 2019, will connect two important habitats in the Price Creek area near mile marker 62. Larger […]
  • Leonard helps Colorado hold off Washington State 72-69

    BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Kennedy Leonard scored 15 points, including three free throws in the final minute, and Colorado held on to defeat Washington State 72-69 on Sunday. After Leonard made a pair of free throws with 15.8 seconds left, the Cougars missed their final two shots. A 3-pointer by WSU’s Chanelle Molina tied the […]
  • Woman burned as gas is pumped into garbage can in backseat

    MOSES LAKE, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a Washington woman suffered severe burns after gasoline fumes ignited when gas was being pumped into a garbage can in a car’s backseat. KOMO-TV reports the Grant County Sheriff’s Office says the woman, who was a passenger early Saturday morning at a Cascade Valley Grocery convenience store, was […]
  • responsible gun culture

    The moms demanding responsible gun culture

    Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America may not stand against the 2nd Amendment, but they do promote responsible gun culture.
  • 2 men sentenced to prison for cutting tree in national park

    OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK, Wash. (AP) — Two men are going to prison and must pay about $17,500 in restitution after pleading guilty to cutting down a tree in Olympic National Park. The Olympian reports Michael Welches and Matthew Hutto entered the park at night wearing headlamps in 2013 and cut down a big leaf maple […]
  • Snow moves into Pacific Northwest

    SEATTLE (AP) — Strong winds over the weekend carried snow into the Pacific Northwest, causing slick roads and multiple crashes. Twenty-five vehicles were involved in crashes on Interstate 90 east of Seattle on Saturday and restrictions on all Washington mountain passes remained in effect on Sunday with more snow in the forecast. Snow was also […]
  • Eastside, bellevue, ballot

    Lawmakers hear pros and cons of new tax to ease rising property taxes

    As homeowners reel from the sticker shock of higher property tax bills, lawmakers in Olympia are considering a new capital gains tax to ease some of the burden.
  • Bibbins, Rawson help Utah beat Washington State 77-70

    PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Justin Bibbins scored 24 points, Tyler Rawson added 15 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to help Utah beat Washington State 77-70 on Saturday night. Utah (17-9, 9-6 Pac-12) used a 17-0 run — as the Cougars were scoreless for six-plus minutes — to make it 33-13 with nearly six minutes left […]

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