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  • US scientists try crowdsourcing to stop invasive mussels

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal officials are offering a $100,000 prize to find a way to kill invasive quagga and zebra mussels. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation says the only area not yet invaded by the mussels in the contiguous United States is the Columbia River Basin in the Pacific Northwest. The basin contains struggling […]
  • State sues attorney over alleged campaign-finance violations

    SEATTLE (AP) — A Washington attorney who ran an unsuccessful campaign for the state Court of Appeals is facing allegations of campaign-finance violations. The Seattle Times reports Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a lawsuit Friday, alleging Bellevue Attorney Nathan Choi, along with his campaign committee, never filed required records of campaign contributions and […]
  • 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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    Correction: Animal Overpass Project story

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — In a story Feb. 18 about an overpass on Interstate 90, The Associated Press reported erroneously the cost of the project. It is $6.2 million, not $1 billion. A corrected version of the story is below: Animal overpass project now visible to westbound motorists A project that will allow animals to […]
  • 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 […]
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    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 […]

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