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  • Faulty gate at Bremerton plant causes sewage, runoff spill

    BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — Officials say a malfunctioning gate at a wastewater treatment plant on Bremerton’s east side led to a spill of sewage and runoff into Port Washington Narrows and Dyes Inlet. The Kitsap Sun reports the facility that’s only used during storms activated from the Heavy rains Tuesday, but the faulty gate pushed […]
  • Ferrari drives San Francisco past Eastern Washington, 85-63

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Frankie Ferrari put up 15 points and led five Dons into double-figure scoring as San Francisco roared back from a week off to wallop Eastern Washington, 85-63 on Thursday night. USF maintained the momentum it built after earning a 19-point win over Cal, the Dons first win in Berkeley since 1991, […]
  • Ex-Bellingham officer sentenced for domestic violence abuse

    BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — A former Bellingham Police officer has been sentenced to eight years in prison for physically abusing a woman from September 2016 until his arrest in February. The Bellingham Herald reports 33-year-old Brooks Laughlin was sentenced Wednesday in Whatcom County Superior Court after a jury found him guilty last month of three […]
  • Thursday’s Scores

    BOYS PREP BASKETBALL= Adna 72, Winlock 43 Anacortes 63, Meridian 45 Cashmere 93, Okanogan 84 Cedar Park Christian (Bothell) 56, University Prep 46 Concordia Christian 67, Tacoma Baptist 54 Crosspoint Academy 61, Rainier Christian 59 Dufur, Ore. 56, Columbia (White Salmon) 39 Evergreen Lutheran 60, Quilcene 41 Ferndale 80, Squalicum 45 Forks 69, Tumwater 58 […]
  • Matt Shea

    Biblical war ‘manifesto’ author and state lawmaker faces campaign finance trouble

    Washington state lawmaker Matt Shea found himself in hot water over a biblical war "manifesto" he published in early-November. Now, he could soon find himself in a different kind of trouble, following the filing of a pair of complaints regarding improper use of campaign finances. 
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    UW testing male birth control on group of Seattle-area couples

    Researchers at UW are testing a new gel on Seattle couples that may offer men a new method of preventing pregnancy. If it works, there will finally be male birth control.
  • Paul Henderson, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, dies

    SEATTLE (AP) — Paul Henderson, a reporter who won a Pulitzer Prize at The Seattle Times for a series of stories that kept a wrongly-accused man from prison, has died. He was 79. Janet Horne Henderson, his lifelong partner and former reporter and editor at the Times, told the newspaper that Paul Henderson died Dec. […]
  • Border Patrol arrests former student from Kenya in Spokane

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — In spite of a city ordinance that bars federal immigration agents from accessing nonpublic city property without a criminal warrant, U.S. Border Patrol arrested a former student from Kenya at a Spokane bus station. The Spokesman-Review reports agents boarded a Greyhound bus Sunday to check the immigration status of each passenger. […]
  • The Latest: Inslee proposes $1.1B to help starving orcas

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Latest on Gov. Jay Inslee’s budget announcement (all times local): 11:05 a.m. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is proposing $1.1 billion in spending — and a partial whale-watching ban — to help support the recovery of Puget Sound’s critically endangered orcas. Inslee detailed the plans as part of his announcement Thursday […]
  • Washington governor proposes capital gains tax in new budget

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee is proposing a new capital gains tax and an increase in business taxes on services as part of his next two-year budget proposal that looks to increase spending on the state’s mental health system and the environment, including funding on efforts to help the state’s struggling orca population. […]
  • The Latest: Lynn, Rangers reach deal on 3-year contract

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on Major League Baseball’s winter meetings (all times local): 10:57 a.m. A person with direct knowledge of the agreement says free agent right-hander Lance Lynn and the Texas Rangers have reached a deal on a $30 million, three-year contract. The deal is pending a physical, says the person, who […]
  • Encarnacion to Mariners, Santana to Indians in 3-team trade

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Slugger Edwin Encarnacion has been traded to Seattle and first baseman Carlos Santana has returned to the Indians in a three-team deal that also involved Tampa Bay. The Rays got infielder Yandy Diaz and minor and minor league right-hander Cole Slusser from Cleveland. The Indians also acquired first baseman Jake Bauers. […]
  • Court: Lakewood gunman’s driver won’t face aggravated murder

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington Supreme Court has ruled that the man who drove Lakewood police killer Maurice Clemmons to and from the scene where he gunned down four officers in 2009 will not face aggravated murder charges at his retrial. At his first trial, jurors convicted Dorcus Allen of first-degree murder, but they […]
  • Sea lions in Columbia River

    New bill makes it easier to kill sea lions, but can it save local orcas?

    President Trump is expected to sign a bill that will make it easier for state and tribal officials to kill sea lions across the Pacific Northwest. But can it help the Northwest's struggling orca population?
  • roosevelt, sleep, start times

    UW study: Teens get more sleep, better grades with later start times

    Seattle teenagers are getting more sleep and getting better grades since they started going to school later in the day, according to a new study by the University of Washington.

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