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    Search on for elk hunter missing in southwest Washington

    STEVENSON, Wash. (AP) — Teams are searching by foot and by snowmobile for a 37-year-old elk hunter reported overdue in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. Skamania County Sheriff Dave Brown says the hunter, Joel Presler, of Vancouver, last had contact with his family on Saturday. Authorities found his pickup truck on Wednesday on a Forest […]
  • Local News

    Thieves draining gas from school vans in West Seattle

    Thieves have been cutting holes in school gas tanks to steal fuel in West Seattle. It's adding costs of repair for the nonprofit schools.
  • AP State

    Case against former school bus driver ends in mistrial

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The trial of a former Olympia school bus driver charged with sexually assaulting a student ended in a mistrial after the jury was unable to reach a verdict. The Olympian reports the jury on Wednesday was unable to form a unanimous decision on the charges against 51-year-old Jimmy Wall after deliberating […]
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    Jury begins deliberations on triple aggravated murder case

    VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A jury began deliberations after eight days of testimony for the trial of the man charged with killing three people north of Vancouver. The Columbian reports closing arguments were presented in the Clark County courtroom on Wednesday in the triple aggravated murder case against 37-year-old Brent Luyster. Luyster is accused of […]
  • AP State

    Human remains found near Neah Bay identified

    NEAH BAY, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say human remains found along a beach near Neah Bay in northwestern Washington have been identified as a 79-year-old man who had been reported missing. The Peninsula Daily News reports Stanley Okumoto was identified through dental records. The Clallam County Sheriff’s Office says deputies were sent to investigate a […]
  • KeyArena Local News

    Critical KeyArena vote could happen Thursday

    The committee that will authorize the mayor of Seattle to execute the Memorandum of Understanding with Oak View Group could vote Thursday.
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    Supreme Court rules Legislature still failing to fund basic education

    The Washington State Supreme Court has ruled that the state Legislature has not met the school funding mandate in the McCleary case.
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    Skaggs scores 26, Washington State beats Seattle 75-59

    PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Carter Skaggs had 26 points and seven rebounds, and Viont’e Daniels added 17 points as Washington State beat Seattle University 75-59 on Wednesday night. Seattle held a five-point lead at halftime after Josh Hearlihy hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to end the first half and the Redhawks started the second […]
  • Local News

    North Pole to the Northwest: Little-known local Christmas music

    Why not explore Pacific Northwest artists from the not-too-distant past who put out some really interesting Christmas music over the years?
  • AP State

    A’s trade DH/INF Healy to Mariners for Pagan, minor leaguer

    SEATTLE (AP) — The Oakland Athletics have traded power-hitting Ryon Healy to the Seattle Mariners for right-handed reliever Emilio Pagan and minor league shortstop Alexander Campos. The deal was announced Wednesday. The 25-year-old Healy batted .271 with 25 home runs, 29 doubles and 78 RBIs this season. He split his time at designated hitter, first […]
  • AP State

    Southeast Washington county bans pot production

    PROSSER, Wash. (AP) — Officials in a southeast Washington county have approved an emergency ordinance to ban new marijuana production and processing for six months. The Tri-City Herald reports Benton County commissioners voted Tuesday in Prosser. Two commissioners voted in favor while one was excused. Like a current retail ban, it affects new operators. It […]
  • AP State

    Search for 2 missing Bellingham snowboarders suspended

    BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say hazardous conditions have caused them to suspend a search for two missing Bellingham snowboarders in the Mount Baker wilderness. The Bellingham Herald reports Jake Amancio and Drew Lenz of Bellingham, both in their 20s, were reported overdue by a roommate Sunday night when they didn’t return from a planned […]
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    Washington LB Azeem Victor suspended after arrest

    SEATTLE (AP) — Washington has suspended senior linebacker Azeem Victor indefinitely following his weekend arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence. Victor was taken into custody early Sunday morning and released later that day, according to King County jail records. Additional details about the arrest were not immediately available. “We take these matters very […]
  • AP State

    Judge agrees to pay fine for campaign finance complaint

    EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — A Snohomish County judge has agreed to a settlement with the Washington Attorney General’s Office on allegations that she broke the law by failing to report an in-kind contribution before the primary election in 2016. The Daily Herald reports Superior Court Judge Cindy Larsen will pay a $2,000 fine in an […]
  • AP State

    Washington’s unemployment rate drops to 4.5 percent

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington’s unemployment rate fell to 4.5 percent last month and the state added 6,900 jobs. According to the latest numbers released Wednesday by the Employment Security Department, the October rate dropped slightly from September’s 4.6 percent rate. The national unemployment rate was 4.1 percent last month, and the rate in the […]

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