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  • NORPAC warns of over 900 Oregon layoffs after sale collapse

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon farmers’ cooperative NORPAC has notified more than 900 Salem employees that it plans to lay them off after plans to sell the bankrupt organization collapsed. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the new layoffs are in addition to 485 job cuts in Stayton the cooperative announced in September. NORPAC also has a facility […]
  • No. 20 Washington squares off against Tennessee

    No. 20 Washington (2-0) vs. Tennessee (2-0) Scotiabank Arena, Toronto; Saturday, 5 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: No. 20 Washington visits Tennessee in an early season matchup. Both teams earned home victories this past Tuesday. Tennessee earned an 82-63 win over Murray State, while Washington won 56-46 over Mount St. Mary’s. STEPPING UP: Tennessee’s Jordan Bowden […]
  • Fentanyl overdose kills Washington state Olympic athlete

    MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — Washington state medical examiners have confirmed that an Olympic discus thrower found dead in his hotel room in September died from a fentanyl overdose. KOMO-TV reports that Snohomish County medical examiners ruled that the death of 42-year-old Jarred Rome was an accident after discovering fentanyl. The Washington state resident competed in […]
  • Astria Health requests more time for reorganization plan

    YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state health care organization has requested additional time to file a reorganization plan to help efforts to emerge from bankruptcy protection. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports that Astria Health filed a motion for a second extension Nov. 4 after being granted the first extension in September by the U.S. Bankruptcy […]
  • Family issues statement in death of WSU fraternity member

    PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — The family of a 19-year-old Washington State University student who died in a fraternity house this week has issued a statement. The family says Samuel Martinez of Bellevue, Washington, was a beautiful spark of light who moved through their lives too quickly. The statement reads: “We want you to know and […]
  • Court upholds the first-come, first-served law for renters

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington state Supreme Court has upheld a Seattle law that requires landlords to publicize their criteria for prospective renters and accept the first qualified applicant. The Seattle Times reports that the court on Thursday reversed a decision by a King County judge last year to strike down the first-come, first-served […]
  • Officials delay the Dungeness crab season, crabs aren’t big

    MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Traditional Christmas feasts featuring Dungeness crab may not be in the cards this year as officials have delayed the commercial crabbing season due to the small size of the crustaceans. The Mail Tribune reports that the season had been set to start Dec. 1 for Oregon’s most lucrative commercial fishery, but […]
  • I-976

    Seattle, King County file lawsuit against I-976

    Just over a week past Election Day, the city of Seattle and King County have filed a lawsuit over I-976, Tim Eyman's $30 car tabs initiative. 
  • Longview bus driver accused of DUI gets deferred prosecution

    LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — A former Longview, Washington, school bus driver accused of driving students while intoxicated on Sept. 12 was ordered to complete five years of court-ordered counseling and serve five years of probation. If Catherine Maccarone violates the terms of the court order, she would be found guilty without a trial under the […]
  • climate change soil, usda

    Washington senators Cantwell and Murray criticize Trump, USDA over uneven farm bailouts

    This week Washington Senators Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray criticized the manner in which the payments were doled out, arguing that the payments mostly benefited farmers in the South and only larger companies.
  • Pastor pleads guilty to stealing money for Oso survivors

    SEATTLE (AP) — A former Oso pastor has pleaded guilty to stealing church funds, as well as money intended for mudslide survivors. KOMO-TV reports ahead of his trial scheduled for next week, 57-year-old Gary Ray pleaded guilty Tuesday to three counts of first-degree theft with aggravating circumstances. He is expected to be sentenced in Island […]
  • Seattle, others file lawsuit over $30 car tab measure

    SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle and other government agencies have filed a complaint to halt the $30 car tab measure passed by voters statewide this month. The Seattle Times reports the complaint was filed by the city of Seattle, King County, Port of Seattle and several other groups Wednesday in King County Superior Court. The groups […]
  • High speed rail, Cascadia rail,

    Is there a place for a high speed rail in Washington after I-976?

    As I-976's implementation looms, the push for a high speed rail connecting Washington with Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, BC continues.
  • A&M looks to knock off No. 8 Gonzaga

    No. 8 Gonzaga (3-0) vs. Texas A&M (2-0) Reed Arena, College Station, Texas; Friday, 9 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: No. 8 Gonzaga looks to give Texas A&M its seventh straight loss to ranked opponents. Texas A&M’s last win vs a ranked opponent came against the then-No. 10 North Carolina Tar Heels 86-65 on March 18, […]
  • convoy

    Seattle startup Convoy seeks to be Uber of trucking, raises $400 million

    Like its competitor Uber Freight, Convoy seeks to modernize the trucking business and fill in gaps in efficiency while reducing carbon emissions.

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