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  • Ex-police officer gets community service for assault

    BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — A former Bellingham officer has been sentenced for a misdemeanor assault charge for his role in a fight with two men near a business in Blaine last year. The Bellingham Herald reports 32-year-old Sukhdev Singh Dhaliwal was given a 30-day suspended jail sentence. He must perform 240 hours of community service. […]
  • Washington state combats collisions with new wildlife bridge

    SNOQUALMIE PASS, Wash. (AP) — Washington state is finishing construction on its largest wildlife bridge. The structure emerges from the forest and rises above Interstate 90 east of Seattle. It’s aimed at allowing elk, bear, wolverines, deer and other animals to safely cross the highway. Project spokeswoman Meagan Lott says the area was determined to […]
  • Tuesday’s Scores

    BOYS PREP BASKETBALL= Asotin 62, Oakesdale 61 Auburn 49, Enumclaw 41 Bainbridge 56, Cleveland 39 Ballard 58, Chief Sealth 39 Battle Ground 69, Prairie 68 Bear Creek School 71, Eastside Prep 51 Blanchet 78, Nathan Hale 38 Bothell 65, Lake Washington 33 Brewster 67, Liberty Bell 26 Camas 61, Evergreen (Vancouver) 58, OT Castle Rock […]
  • Man’s body found in truck parked in middle of highway

    CLALLAM BAY, Wash. (AP) — The Clallam County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a 21-year-old Neah Bay man after his body was found in a truck parked in the middle of a state highway Sunday. The Peninsula Daily News reports investigators believe Michael McGee consumed a significant amount of alcohol the night before, […]
  • 2 charged in gruesome hammer attack on Spokane County man

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say they’ve arrested two men in a gruesome hammer attack on a 22-year-old Spokane County man. The sheriff’s office said one of the suspects, identified as Eric D. Kaiser, showed up at the victim’s door late Monday night and claimed his vehicle had struck the victim’s. Authorities say the victim […]
  • Scuba gear company fined $197K over dumped lead, arsenic

    LACEY, Wash. (AP) — The Washington Department of Ecology has fined a scuba gear company $197,000 for illegally dumping hazardous waste containing lead and arsenic down the toilet, into a storm drain and onto the ground. Ecology officials announced the fine Tuesday against Seasoft Scuba Gear Inc. in Lacey. Officials say the company’s handling of […]
  • Washington governor proposes plans to fix mental health

    SEATTLE (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee unveiled his budget and policy plans for fixing the state’s struggling mental health system in the coming years. Inslee said at a news conference in Burien Tuesday that he wants to change the system from being “crisis-based” to focusing on prevention. The governor also reiterated his plan to […]
  • State will fight feds over Hanford worker compensation

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The state of Washington will defend a new law that helps employees at a former nuclear weapons production site win worker compensation claims, after the federal government filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn the law. Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday criticized the lawsuit as outrageous and depraved. The U.S. government […]
  • Judge halts Olympia homeless camp, but some campers can stay

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A Thurston County judge has halted plans for Olympia’s first city-sanctioned homeless camp — but the dozens of campers already there can stay, at least for now. Judge James Dixon granted a temporary restraining order sought by downtown business owners who argued the camp violates the city’s own law on emergency […]
  • City Council approves University of Washington growth plan

    SEATTLE (AP) — The University of Washington has won City Council approval for an immense growth plan including a high-rise “innovation district.” The Seattle Times reports the university’s master plan for its Seattle campus in the next 10 years calls for up to 6 million square feet in new construction to accommodate an additional 7,000-plus […]