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  • Man arrested after 2 roommates shot dead near Olympia

    LACEY, Washington (AP) — Police outside Olympia are investigating a double homicide after finding two roommates dead inside a home. Authorities in Lacey have arrested and charged another resident of the home with murder. Police got a call Saturday afternoon about people screaming at the house. Officers say a woman told them her boyfriend wasn’t […]
  • Boy stabbed in ‘random and vicious’ Spokane Valley attack

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Washington (AP) — An eight-year-old boy is recovering after a man entered a Spokane Valley store and allegedly stabbed him in what authorities are calling a “random and vicious” attack. Officials say a 30-year-old man entered a HiCo store on Saturday and approached the victim who had been playing with an iPad. The […]
  • Minshew’s 7 TDs lead No. 8 Washington St over Arizona 69-28

    PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Gardner Minshew threw a school-record seven touchdown passes and No. 8 Washington State routed Arizona 69-28 on Saturday night, continuing the Cougars’ longshot bid for the College Football Playoff. Washington State (10-1, 7-1 Pac-12, No. 8 CFP) raced out to a 55-14 lead at halftime and was not seriously threatened on […]
  • McCloud hits 5 3s, scores 23; Green Bay beats Morehead St.

    CHENEY, Wash. (AP) — JayQuan McCloud had a career-high 23 points and Shanquan Hemphill scored 17 to help Green Bay beat Morehead State 87-70 on Saturday night in a sub-regional game of the 2K Empire Classic. McCloud made 8 of 11 from the field, including 5 of 7 from 3-point range. Sandy Cohen III had […]
  • Porch pirates continue to plague Washington residents

    Poll: Porch pirates steal from half of all Washington residents

    Roughly half of all Washington and Oregon residents have had a delivery stolen from their home, and this data seems to fall in line with a rash of package thefts that hit Seattle.
  • Hunt posts career-high 32 as E. Washington downs UMKC in OT

    CHENEY, Wash. (AP) — Ty Gibson’s 3-pointer with 3:58 remaining in overtime put Eastern Washington up for good and the Eagles got their first win of the season with an 87-80 victory over UMKC on Saturday. Eastern Washington’s Jesse Hunt buried a 3-pointer at the buzzer to end regulation and force the extra session, tying […]
  • No. 17 Washington builds big lead, beats Oregon State 42-23

    SEATTLE (AP) — Jake Browning threw three touchdown passes and Myles Gaskin rushed for 135 yards in the final home game of their careers, and No. 17 Washington scored 28 first-quarter points on its way to a 42-23 victory over Oregon State on Saturday. The victory by the Huskies (8-3, 6-2 Pac-12) sets up a […]
  • Saturday’s Scores

    PREP FOOTBALL= Class 1A= Quarterfinal= Colville 42, Meridian 22 Lynden Christian 45, Hoquiam 6 Royal 55, Mount Baker 6 Class 1B= Quarterfinal= Almira/Coulee-Hartline 100, Crescent 16 Naselle 68, Lyle-Wishram 38 Odessa 71, Neah Bay 8 Quilcene 54, Sunnyside Christian 50 Class 2A= Quarterfinal= Liberty 21, Ellensburg 10 Lynden 28, Tumwater 27 Class 2B= Quarterfinal= Adna […]
  • King County to require warning signs at gun shops and ranges

    SEATTLE (AP) — Gun dealers and shooting ranges in King County in western Washington will have to post warning signs about the danger of firearms. The Seattle Times reports that the King County Board of Health voted unanimously Thursday to approve the regulation that will take effect next month. The signs say the presence of […]
  • Football coach’s tweet cost $1.6 million in lost donations

    PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — A fake video of former President Barack Obama sent out in a tweet by Washington State University’s head football coach cost the school about $1.6 million in lost donations. Phil Weiler, the school’s vice president for marketing and communications, says donors altered future estate gifts after coach Mike Leach tweeted and […]
  • Man sentenced following hit-and-run killing of bicyclist

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A 32-year-old man who killed an 18-year-old bicyclist in a hit-and-run crash in western Washington has been sentenced to eight years and five months in prison. Bradley Aaron Shepard received the sentence Friday in Pierce County Court after previously pleading guilty to vehicular homicide. Shepard killed Eric J. Schachtel on Jan. […]
  • Man who beat man in racially-motivated attack sentenced

    AUBURN, Wash. (AP) — An Auburn man has been sentenced to more than 13 years in prison for beating a man unconscious with an aluminum baseball bat while shouting racial epithets. The Seattle Times reports Julian Tuimauga was sentenced to 13.3 years in prison Friday at the Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent for the […]
  • Native Americans protest auction of artifacts

    MEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — A public library’s decision to auction off Indian artifacts it received in 1880 is drawing protest from Native American groups. Officials with the Medford Public Library in Massachusetts plan to sell off a collection of 19th century Pacific Northwest Indian artifacts that they described in a public notice as “surplus goods.” […]
  • Whale watchers in Puget Sound

    Expert: Ban on whale watching could actually be bad for orcas

    The Washington State Orca Task Force issued a recommendation to end whale watching for the next three to five years, but could that actually hurt local orcas more than it helps them? 
  • Dead newborn orca calf washes up near Vancouver Island

    SEATTLE (AP) — Officials say a dead newborn orca calf washed up on the shores of Nootka Island off Vancouver Island Friday. KCPQ-TV reports Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans is performing a necropsy to determine cause of death and also its ecotype, whether it’s a southern resident, transient or other type of orca. Ken […]

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