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Washington baseball hit for minor recruiting violations

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington’s baseball program has been placed on probation for one year after the NCAA ruled the school had committed recruiting violations by paying for the travel of parents accompanying prospects on official visits, the NCAA committee on…

Washington state AG office fires chief investigator

SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington state attorney general’s office has fired a senior criminal investigator after a server at a Tacoma restaurant said the investigator allegedly made a scene and stiffed her on her tip for wearing a Black Lives…

11 Washington businesses fined over mask mandate

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - State officials say investigators have fined 11 Washington businesses accused of failing to enforce portions of the state's face mask mandate. The state Department of Labor & Industries said Wednesday in a news release that Mail…

State Supreme Court rejects effort to recall mayor of Seattle

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Washington's Supreme Court has unanimously rejected an effort to recall Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan. The justices issued an order Thursday saying that even if true, the allegations brought against her would not amount to "misfeasance, malfeasance…

Critics vow to continue efforts to remove Snake River dams

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Environmental groups are vowing to continue their fight to remove four dams on the Snake River in Washington state they say are killing salmon that are a key food source for endangered killer whales. THE DAM DILEMMA: Watch…

Vice President Pence and his wife test negative for COVID-19

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Vice President Mike Pence and second lady Karen Pence tested negative for COVID-19 Friday morning, hours after President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump were diagnosed with the coronavirus. Spokesman Devin O’Malley says Pence “remains in…

2-year-old accidentally run over, killed in Oregon

PRINEVILLE, Ore. (AP) — A toddler was killed Thursday when run over by a vehicle at a property in Prineville, according to the Crook County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff’s office deputies, Crook County Fire and Rescue crew and Oregon State Police…

Tree on power line apparent start for Malden fire

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A tree that made contact with a power line apparently started a wildfire that burned dozens of homes in eastern Washington, according to a utility company. The fire burned the vast majority of homes in Malden…

Winds a worry as death toll reaches 35 from West Coast fires

BEAVERCREEK, Ore. (AP) — Nearly all the dozens of people reported missing after a devastating blaze in southern Oregon have been accounted for, authorities said over the weekend as crews battled wildfires that have killed at least 35 from California…

Portland to pay nearly $1M over police killing of man

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The estate of a man who was shot to death by police last summer will receive nearly $1 million in a wrongful death settlement from the City of Portland. Lane Christopher Martin was one day shy…

$300 jobless boost available week of Sept. 21

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Those unemployed due to the coronavirus pandemic will start receiving an additional $300 in unemployment benefits later this month. The Employment Security Department announced Tuesday the the payments would be processed starting Sept. 21, and that…

Oregon reports 342 new coronavirus cases, 5 more deaths

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon health officials reported 342 confirmed coronavirus cases Tuesday, increasing the state’s total cases since the start of the pandemic to 19,699. In addition there were five new deaths related to COVID-19, the Oregon Health Authority…

Over 300 more coronavirus cases in Oregon, 8 more deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Health Authority on Wednesday announced 304 more COVID-19 cases and eight additional fatalities. At least 66 Oregonians have died since July 12, an amount that has already surpassed Oregon’s deadliest three-week stretch from late…

Protesters sue Trump administration over Portland tactics

SEATTLE (AP) — Days after a legal effort by the state of Oregon failed, protesters sued the Trump administration Monday to rein in what they describe as an out-of-control response by federal agents to demonstrations in Portland. The nonprofit Protect…