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Vancouver police shoot man during disturbance at home

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a police officer in Vancouver, Washington, shot a man during a disturbance call at a home on Thanksgiving. The Columbian reports that Vancouver Police did not identify the 23-year-old man who was shot or…

Voter turnout in Washington hit 84.1%, just shy of record

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — There were a record number of voters participating in this month’s election, but the overall turnout percentage fell just shy of the record 84.6% set in 2008. While 84.8% of the state’s nearly 4.9 million voters…

Grammy Awards 2021: List of nominees in top categories

A list of nominees in the top categories at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards, announced Tuesday by The Recording Academy. RELATED: List of winners at the 2020 American Music Awards — Album of the year: “Chilombo,” Jhené Aiko; “Black Pumas…

Washington state in ‘very dangerous time of this pandemic’

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington state Department of Health has reported more than 6,200 new cases of the coronavirus, representing roughly three days of cases. Health officials said Monday evening the 6,277 new cases reported includes a case backlog…

Michigan certifies Biden win; a setback for Trump challenge

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan election officials on Monday certified Democrat Joe Biden’s 154,000-vote victory in the state, another setback for President Donald Trump in his futile effort to undermine the results of the Nov. 3 election through baseless legal…

New shutdown expected to cost Washington restaurants $800M

SEATTLE (AP) — A four-week shutdown on indoor service at restaurants and bars prompted by an alarming statewide spike in COVID-19 cases is expected to cost the industry some $800 million, a representative said Monday. Anthony Anton, chief executive of…

Uncertainty remains, but Washington sees revenues increase

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington’s revenues continued to improve over the past few months, but officials warned there is significant uncertainty moving forward as the state continues to struggle with a surge in coronavirus cases that has led to a…

Trump fires agency head who vouched for 2020 vote security

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday fired the director of the federal agency that vouched for the reliability of the 2020 election. Trump fired Christopher Krebs in a tweet, saying his recent statement defending the security of the…

94 people test positive at Washington state care facility

SEATTLE (AP) — A long-term care facility in Washington state reported that 94 people have tested positive for COVID-19 since late October, its second outbreak since the coronavirus pandemic began. Snohomish Health District spokeswoman Heather Thomas confirmed that 53 residents…

Destruction of murder hornets nest doesn’t end threat

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — When scientists in Washington state destroyed the first nest of so-called murder hornets found in the U.S., they discovered about 500 live specimens in various stages of development, officials said Tuesday. Among them were nearly 200…

Washington looks to rebound after surprising downturn

SEATTLE (AP) — The first two seasons went almost perfectly for Mike Hopkins. A season for building a foundation and trust was followed by a season where everything meshed and Washington won a Pac-12 regular-season title and made a return…

Secretary of State Kim Wyman wins 3rd term in Washington

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Secretary of State Kim Wyman has been reelected to a third term, continuing a more than five-decade trend of Republicans holding that office and becoming the lone statewide elected Republican on the West Coast. With nearly…

2020 Latest: Michigan judge dismisses Trump campaign lawsuit

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): 1:30 p.m. A Michigan judge has dismissed a lawsuit by President Donald Trump’s campaign in a dispute over whether Republican challengers had access to the handling of absentee ballots. Judge…

Republicans poised to lose one of two statewide offices

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Republicans only hold two statewide elected positions in Washington state, and that is likely to soon be down to just one. Incumbent Secretary of State Kim Wyman appeared to be holding off Democratic state Rep. Gael…

Senate Latest: Dem Hickenlooper ousts Gardner in Colorado

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Senate races in the 2020 election (all times local): 9:45 p.m. Democrat John Hickenlooper has defeated Republican Sen. Cory Gardner in Colorado. It’s the first seat that the Democrats have picked up on election night. Colorado…

Seahawks defensive lineman Damontre Moore suspended 6 games

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Seattle Seahawks defensive lineman Damontre Moore was suspended six games by the NFL on Monday for violation of the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances. Moore will be eligible to return to the Seahawks’ roster following their…

COVID-19: Oregon hospitals could reach capacity by December

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Last week Oregon health officials delivered a concerning message: If the state remains on the path it is now with increasing daily COVID-19 cases hospitals in Oregon could reach capacity by mid-December. RELATED: Governor extends Oregon’s…

550 new virus cases, Oregon’s largest daily total to date

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Health Authority reported 550 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Friday, the state’s largest daily total since the the start of the pandemic. The previous record, which also occurred in the month of October, was…

Washington state to reimburse counties for ballot drop boxes

SEATTLE (AP) — The state of Washington must reimburse Snohomish County and 38 other counties for money spent on additional ballot drop boxes required to comply with state law, a judge said. King County Superior Court Judge Nelson Lee ruled…

The Latest: Aide: Trump tests negative for virus pre-debate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): 3:20 p.m. The White House chief of staff says President Donald Trump has tested negative for the coronavirus ahead of Thursday night’s second and final presidential debate. Mark Meadows says…

Democrats to boycott Barrett vote at Senate Judiciary

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are set to boycott voting on Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett at the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, but there is little they can do to prevent Republicans from rushing to confirm President Donald…