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    Kittitas police officer shot released from hospital, faces ‘long recovery ahead’

    A Kittitas deputy shattered his femur and he has a "long road ahead," but got out of the hospital Sunday with a smile.
  • North Carolina returns to Sweet 16, beats Washington 81-59

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Luke Maye and Nassir Little each scored 20 points and top-seeded North Carolina breezed into the Sweet 16, beating Washington 81-59 Sunday. The Tar Heels (29-6) never trailed and moved on to face fifth-seeded Auburn on Friday in a Midwest Regional semifinal. Last year, one season removed from its national championship, […]
  • After baby death, mother calls for changes at Salem Hospital

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon mother is calling for changes in procedures at Salem Hospital after her daughter died of meningitis. Ginger McCall says her 7-week-old baby came down with a fever on March 15. The Salem Statesman Journal reports the child was seen at the hospital emergency room and discharged, but hours later, […]
  • Inslee visits Portland training center on campaign stop

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The governor of Washington toured a labor union training center in Oregon as part of his campaign for president. Oregon Public Broadcasting reports Gov. Jay Inslee on Saturday toured the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 48’s training center in Portland. Inslee is making climate change the central issue of his […]
  • Spokane considers incentives for downtown security measures

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A Washington city will consider incentives for downtown businesses that make security improvements. The Spokane Spokesman-Review reports the Spokane City Council is considering a measure that would give rebates for money spent on surveillance cameras, lighting and other security improvements on downtown properties. City Councilman Breean Beggs the measure would reward […]
  • NCAA Latest: Things get testy in Ohio State-Houston game

    The Latest on the second round of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern): 10:20 p.m. Houston and Ohio State had a brief skirmish right after the first half ended. Ohio State’s Keyshawn Woods and Houston’s DeJon Jarreau were issued technical fouls after the teams were pushing and jawing at midcourt. Houston’s Fabian White was held […]
  • Bellingham plans bike, pedestrian changes for greater safety

    BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state city is planning changes to make streets safer for drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians. The Bellingham Herald reports residents will see substantial changes across Bellingham over the next few months. New or additional access for bicyclists and pedestrians is planned, including expanded bike lanes, pedestrian crossings and new stoplights. […]
  • Teacher to receive $850K to withdraw discrimination suit

    SEQUIM, Wash. (AP) — The Sequim School District has agreed that a former middle school teacher and athletic director will receive $850,000 to withdraw her sexual orientation discrimination lawsuit. The Peninsula Daily News reports the settlement agreement and a school district investigative report critical of district staff were made public under public records requests by […]
  • Rancher under investigation after 29 dead cows found

    PASCO, Wash. (AP) — An Idaho sheep rancher is under investigation for animal cruelty after 29 dead cows were seen off Highway 395 near Pasco, Washington. The Tri-City Herald reports a person in the area called the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office after spotting the dead cattle on the Bureau of Land Management property north of […]
  • Officer wounded during deputy’s killing is out of hospital

    SEATTLE (AP) — A Washington state police officer who was wounded in a shootout that killed one of his colleagues has been released from a Seattle hospital. Kittitas police officer Benito Chavez was shot in the leg and suffered a shattered femur Tuesday evening when he and Kittitas County sheriff’s deputy Ryan Thompson confronted a […]
  • Giants trade for outfielder Michael Reed, deal away two OFs

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants acquired outfielder Michael Reed from Minnesota on Saturday while sending outfielder John Andreoli and cash to the Twins. In addition, San Francisco dealt Matt Joyce to Atlanta for cash. The Giants, under new president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi, have been searching all offseason for an impact […]
  • Gonzaga downs Little Rock 68-51 in opening round game

    CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Katie Campbell had 15 points, hitting five 3-pointers, and fifth-seeded Gonzaga downed No. 12 seed Little Rock 68-51 on Saturday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Zykera Rice added 18 points and six rebounds for the Bulldogs (29-4), who advance to play the winner of Saturday’s later game between […]
  • Idaho rancher under investigation in death of cows

    PASCO, Wash. (AP) — An Idaho rancher says 29 of his cows died in winter storms in Washington state, but investigators suspect he let them starve. The Tri-City Herald reports that 42-year-old James Peter Marek of Slate Creek, Idaho, appeared in Franklin County Superior Court this week after being arrested for investigation of animal cruelty. […]
  • Appeals court reinstates public defender’s case over stalker

    SEATTLE (AP) — A state appeals court has reinstated a lawsuit filed by a former King County public defender who says the agency she worked for failed to protect her when she was stalked by a client. Sheila LaRose said the Public Defender Association failed to inform her that her client had previously harassed another […]
  • Lacey college named 1st ‘Purple Heart University’ in state

    LACEY, Wash. (AP) — Saint Martin’s University in Lacey has been designated the first “Purple Heart University” in Washington. KING-TV reports the Military Order of the Purple Heart recognized Saint Martin’s for their work supporting veterans, active duty service members, and military families. The school provides those with military ties additional financial assistance and access […]

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