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  • Friday’s Scores

    BOYS PREP BASKETBALL= Hockinson 60, Ridgefield 49 1A District 4= Championship= La Center 65, King’s Way Christian School 51 1A SCAC= Consolation= La Salle 64, Granger 50 Naches Valley 59, College Place 35 Semifinal= Connell 60, Warden 15 Zillah 92, Royal 54 1B CWB= Championship= Riverside Christian 46, Moses Lake Christian Academy 31 Loser Out= […]
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    Mosqueda: Amazon ‘needed to stay at the table’ in New York

    Seattle City Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda had some pointed words Thursday, after Amazon announced it was backing out of its decision to locate one of its HQ2 locations in New York.
  • Eyman under investigation in theft of $70 chair from store

    LACEY, Wash. (AP) — Anti-tax initiative promoter Tim Eyman is under investigation for the theft of a $70 office chair from an Office Depot store in Lacey. The Seattle Times reports that Lacey police officers were called to the store Wednesday afternoon after employees noticed a chair in the entryway was missing. Police say an […]
  • Lawmaker seeks restrictions on offender location, release

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A lawmaker from the district holding the troubled Western State psychiatric hospital says measures before the Legislature would restrict what he described as the disproportionate placement of violent offenders in the area after release. One of the bills would require violent offenders to be released in their home counties, while the […]
  • Fishing boat rescues 5 from life raft south of Aleutians

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Five crew members of a commercial fishing boat were rescued after their vessel sank in Alaska waters. The Coast Guard says the five from the Pacific 1 were picked up from an inflatable life raft about 40 miles (64 kilometers) southwest of Dutch Harbor by a second commercial fishing boat, the […]
  • Crews begin tearing down Seattle’s Alaskan Way Viaduct

    SEATTLE (AP) — Crews have begun tearing down Seattle’s double-decker Alaskan Way Viaduct. Washington transportation officials said Friday afternoon that demolition had started on the former Columbia Street on-ramp and that another crew would begin demolishing a section near the Pike Place Market. Officials say the bulk of the work should be finished by June […]
  • Idaho appeals court rejects murderer’s 4th try to clear name

    MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho appeals court has rejected a convicted murderer’s fourth attempt to clear his name. The Moscow-Pullman Daily News reports Friday that the Idaho Court of Appeals has denied John Lee’s latest petition, in which he claimed his concurrent life sentences are excessive and railed against the district court for abusing […]
  • Cops: Ex-lawmaker arrested after drinking with minor at bar

    SEATTLE (AP) — A Snoqualmie Police Department report says a former Washington state lawmaker was arrested Sunday after he and an underage relative were drinking in a bar and he told police that he was a Marine Corps colonel and that he wanted to call the mayor to come “take care of this.” The Seattle […]
  • Washington Senate passes death penalty repeal bill

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington Senate on Friday approved a measure that would repeal the death penalty, just months after the state’s Supreme Court unanimously struck down capital punishment as arbitrary and racially biased. The measure passed on a 28-19 vote, and would make that court ruling permanent by removing capital punishment as a […]
  • Mariners’ Smith slowed by sore shoulder

    PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Seattle center fielder Mallex Smith will not participate in early throwing and fielding drills during spring training because of shoulder soreness sustained while throwing in January. “We’ll kind of slow-play him,” manager Scott Servais said Friday. “He got a little over-zealous and did a lot of throwing right out of the […]
  • Washington lawmakers advance limits on vaccine exemptions

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state lawmakers advanced a measure Friday that would remove parents’ ability to claim a personal or philosophical exemption to vaccinating their school-age children for measles as the Pacific Northwest struggles with an outbreak of the contagious virus. The House Health Care and Wellness Committee approved House Bill 1638 on a […]
  • Police: Man travels to have sex with underage girl

    COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho (AP) — An Oregon man potentially faces a 15-year prison sentence after authorities said he traveled 365 miles (587 kilometers) to have a sex with a teenage girl. The Coeur d’Alene Press reports 36-year-old Eric Anderson, of Damascus, Oregon, was charged Thursday with one felony count of using the internet to entice […]
  • New hearing for man who says he was wrongly convicted

    SEATTLE (AP) — A state appeals court has ordered a new hearing to evaluate a man’s claims that he was wrongly convicted in the shooting of a Washington state trooper who later became a sheriff. Martin Jones is serving a 50-year sentence after being convicted of shooting Scott Johnson in 2010 in Long Beach, a […]
  • 2 snow plow drivers threatened in Spokane County

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Some people in Spokane County are apparently tired of the heavy snow that has fallen all week. Officials say two snow plow drivers were threatened by people upset that the plowing produces berms that seal off their driveways. County spokeswoman Martha Lou Wheatley-Billeter says a man with a holstered handgun yelled […]
  • Ex-state Sen. Joe Fain to lead Bellevue Chamber of Commerce

    BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) — Former Washington state Sen. Joe Fain has been named the new president and CEO of the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce following a national search for a new leader. The Seattle Times reports Fain served in the Legislature for eight years starting in 2010. He lost his re-election bid in November 2018 […]

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