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  • Judge says suspect’s comments to law officers are admissible

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A Spokane County judge has ruled that statements to law officers made by the student arrested for shooting four people at Freeman High School last year are admissible in upcoming court proceedings. Superior Court Judge Michael Price made the decision Monday in the case of 16-year-old Caleb Sharpe, who was arrested […]
  • Judge: Teen must repay $37M for starting Oregon wildfire

    HOOD RIVER, Ore. (AP) — A teenager who started a major wildfire in the scenic Columbia River Gorge in Oregon has been ordered to pay restitution for at least the next decade, though it’s unlikely the boy will ever cover his nearly $37 million bill. The Oregonian reports that Hood River County Circuit Judge John […]
  • Judge says state must provide 1 day notice to kill wolves

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A Thurston County judge says the state of Washington must provide one business day of notice before killing any wolves. That’s to give the public time to go to court to try and block the killings. Thurston County Superior Court Judge Chris Lanese on Friday also dismissed a lawsuit filed by […]
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    Mayor Durkan fast tracks backyard cottages to address Seattle affordability crisis

    Seattle could fast-track the building of backyard cottages as a means of adding much-needed affordable housing in the city.
  • Griner has 29 points and 10 boards, Mercury beat Storm 87-82

    SEATTLE (AP) — Brittney Griner had 29 points and 10 rebounds to help the Phoenix Mercury hold on for an 87-82 victory over the Seattle Storm on Sunday night. Griner, who led the WNBA in scoring and blocks per game last season, shot 10 for 16 from the field and added four assists and three […]
  • Mariners rally late, beat Tigers 3-2 in 11 on Segura’s hit

    SEATTLE (AP) — Mitch Haniger hit a tying two-run homer in the ninth inning and Jean Segura’s RBI single in the 11th gave the Seattle Mariners a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday. Minnesota starter Francisco Liriano took a no-hitter into the seventh but closer Shane Greene blew his third save of the […]
  • Humpback whale washes ashore at Ocean Shores

    OCEAN SHORES, Wash. (AP) — A dead juvenile humpback whale has washed ashore at Ocean Shores in southwest Washington. KING-TV reports that scientists were conducting a necropsy on the animal. Ocean Shores police Sgt. David McManus says the whale was spotted in the water three days earlier but didn’t wash ashore until early Sunday morning. […]
  • Tolliver, Delle Donne lead Mystics to 82-75 win over Fever

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Kristi Toliver hit four 3-pointers and finished with 16 points and Elena Delle Donne had 13 points and seven assists to help the Washington Mystics beat the Indiana Fever 82-75 on Sunday. Delle Donne hit Toliver for a 3 to make it 82-73 with 1:08 remaining. The Fever (0-2) trailed by as […]
  • Responders find missing vessel, not mariner, in Willapa Bay

    OCEAN PARK, Wash. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says it has called off the search for a man missing after his 43-foot fishing vessel sank in Willapa Bay. Responders searched through the night after the man’s wife reported him overdue on Saturday. They found an oil sheen and eventually the boat, but there was […]
  • The Latest: Cougar that attacked cyclists was underweight

    SEATTLE (AP) — The Latest on a cougar attack that killed one mountain biker and wounded another outside Seattle (all times local): 4:10 p.m. Authorities say the cougar that attacked two cyclists east of Seattle, killing one of them, appears to have been emaciated. Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Police Capt. Alan Myers said […]
  • Paxton tosses complete game in 7-2 win over Tigers

    SEATTLE (AP) — James Paxton threw a three-hitter in his second complete game in three starts, leading the Seattle Mariners to a 7-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday night. Paxton (3-1) struck out eight and walked one in his second start since twirling a no-hitter two weeks ago against Toronto — the only […]
  • Basketball great Bill Russell released from hospital

    SEATTLE (AP) — NBA Hall of Famer Bill Russell has been released from a Seattle hospital after an overnight stay for an unknown condition. Russell confirmed on Twitter on Saturday that he went to the hospital late Friday. He doesn’t say why. Russell says in the light-hearted message, “As my wife likes to remind me, […]
  • US arrest, raids in Seattle pot probe with China ties

    SEATTLE (AP) — U.S. authorities have arrested a Seattle woman, conducted raids and seized thousands of marijuana plants in an investigation into what they say is an international black market marijuana operation financed by Chinese money, a newspaper reported Saturday. Authorities are still searching for two men who are suspected of leading a crime ring […]
  • Spring chinook numbers on Snake, Columbia rivers improving

    LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — Spring chinook counts in the Snake and Columbia rivers are improving after a late start to this year’s run. But The Lewiston Tribune reports that fishery managers in Idaho, Oregon and Washington are still unsure how strong the final run will be. Flows on the lower Columbia River have surged in […]
  • Clarkston man sentenced to prison for high-speed chase

    ASOTIN, Wash. (AP) — A Clarkston man has been sentenced to four years in prison for leading authorities on a high-speed chase through a school zone. The Lewiston Tribune reports that Jerad J. Cavin will start his Washington prison term after he completes his current sentence in Idaho for auto theft. He was sentenced Friday […]

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