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  • Wednesday’s Scores

    BOYS PREP BASKETBALL= Arlington 74, Cedarcrest 53 Auburn Adventist Academy 67, Orcas Island 33 Bethel 72, Stadium 14 Crescent 52, Lake Quinault 34 Forks 57, Neah Bay 51 Glacier Peak 73, Cascade (Everett) 42 Heritage 80, Fort Vancouver 62 Hockinson 59, Hudson’s Bay 45 Jackson 56, Lake Stevens 45 Lincoln 74, Bonney Lake 39 Marysville-Getchell […]
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    Recent acts of hate in Washington are part of a ‘dangerous’ trend

    Recent arrests for alleged hate crimes have brought a focus to what some are calling a dangerous trend in America -- the rise in acts of hate against others based on race, religion or sexual orientation.
  • st. james cathedral, james cathedral, sexual abuse

    Seattle Archdiocese settles five more cases of alleged sexual abuse

    The Archdiocese of Seattle reached settlements worth millions in five cases involving allegations of sexual abuse by two former lay members.
  • Storm in Cascades allows several ski resorts to open

    SEATTLE (AP) — A winter storm dropped more than a foot of snow in areas of the Cascades, ushering in a late start to ski and snowboard season at several Washington resorts. The Mt. Baker Ski Resort east of Bellingham and Stevens Pass northeast of Seattle opened for the season on Wednesday. The Summit at […]
  • Crash closes Interstate 5 southbound in Lacey

    LACEY, Wash. (AP) — Authorities have closed Interstate 5 south near Lacey because of a crash involving three semi-trailers and a box truck. Washington State Patrol Trooper Joanna Batiste said on Twitter that all lanes of the interstate were closed to southbound traffic on Wednesday afternoon. She says traffic was being diverted to Martin Way. […]
  • Mt. Hood Meadows evacuates skiers, boarders from chairlift

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Mt. Hood Meadows ski resort staff evacuated people from a chairlift after a power problem prompted the resort to shut down the lift. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports a resort spokesperson said “power fluctuations” on the resort’s Blue chairlift Wednesday prompted the resort southeast or Portland to switch to auxiliary power. Officials say […]
  • 1 dead in overturned car in Spokane River

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say one person has been confirmed dead inside a car that is upside down in the Spokane River. The Spokesman-Review reports dive teams still were working Wednesday afternoon to recover the car and remains. Spokane County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Mark Gregory says the car entered the river by the Centennial […]
  • United CEO: No more pilot training needed on new Boeing jet

    DALLAS (AP) — The CEO of United Airlines says his pilots don’t need any additional training on the new Boeing jet that is at the center of the investigation into a deadly crash in Indonesia. Oscar Munoz says United’s pilots are prepared to respond to problems that might arise with automated systems on modern planes. […]
  • Man who kept child pornography ‘fairy house’ gets jail

    SEATTLE (AP) — A man whose hoard of child pornography was discovered in a tree house in the Snoqualmie National Forest in 2016 has been sentenced to nine months in jail. SeattlePI.com reports 57-year-old Daniel Wood of Mill Creek pleaded guilty in November to possession of child pornography and attempted viewing of child pornography as […]
  • Seahawks lose LB Mychal Kendricks for season to knee injury

    RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Seattle will be without linebacker Mychal Kendricks for the rest of the season after he suffered a knee and lower leg injury in the Seahawks’ win over Minnesota. Coach Pete Carroll said Wednesday that Kendricks will need surgery for a couple of different issues, including the knee and “a little nick” […]
  • Woman shot, found on roadside in Tumwater

    TUMWATER, Wash. (AP) — A 24-year-old woman has been found dead alongside a road in Tumwater and police say they are investigating it as a homicide. KOMO-TV reports officers discovered the body behind a Costco store at about 3:20 a.m. Wednesday after they received a report of an unresponsive person lying beside the road, said […]
  • Judge approves settlement in competency case against state

    SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge who said Washington state was violating the constitutional rights of mentally ill people warehoused in jails as they await competency services has approved a settlement in a case they filed against the state. U.S. District Judge Marsha Pechman approved the agreement Tuesday and the Department of Social and Health […]
  • Congress OKs bill to allow killing sea lions to help salmon

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Congress has agreed to make it easier to kill sea lions threatening fragile runs of salmon in the Northwest. Oregon Public Broadcasting reports that a bill approved by the House Tuesday changes the Marine Mammal Protection Act to lift some of the restrictions on killing sea lions to protect salmon and […]
  • States cite climate worries in push to stop US coal sales

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Four states that say burning coal will hurt their residents as it makes climate change worse are trying to stop the Trump administration from selling vast reserves of the fuel that are beneath public lands. Attorneys for California, New Mexico, New York and Washington argue the coal sales have been shortchanging […]
  • Seattle EMTs

    Seattle EMTs vote to strike without pay increase

    Seattle EMTs have voted to strike later this month, unless they can agree on a new contract with American Medical Response.

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