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University of Washington agrees to 10-year deal with Adidas

SEATTLE (AP) - Adidas will become Washington's official apparel and footwear provider under a 10-year deal announced by the school Tuesday.The university's board of regents must still approve the contract, which would run through June 2029.

Homeless man burned in fire at Oregon campsite

BEND, Ore. (AP) - Deschutes County authorities say a homeless man suffered serious injuries in a fire at his campsite.The sheriff's office says a deputy spotted the man walking in the middle of Highway 97 late Monday north of Bend. The 34-year-old man was taken to a hospital for treatment of potentially life-threatening injuries.

Witness describes drone crash in Eastern Oregon

PENDLETON, Ore. - A witness to a recent drone crash at the Pendleton airport says the object fell to the ground from a height of 200 to 400 feet.

Police: 2 killed, 6 injured in wrong-way highway crash

KENT, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say two people died and six more were injured in a series of crashes that started when the driver of one of the vehicles drove the wrong way onto a Washington highway.The Seattle Times reports Washington State Patrol Trooper Rick Johnson says the fatal collisions happened Monday night in Kent, where the driver of one car entered Highway 516 headed east in the westbound lanes.

Claim: Hospital responsible for improper release of killer

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - A claim alleges a Washington psychiatric hospital is responsible for the improper release of a man who later beat and strangled an acquaintance.The News Tribune reports the estate of Thomas Fite, who was killed by Douglas Reid Murray in September 2016 in Parkland, filed a wrongful death claim last week against Western State Hospital in Lakewood.

State Supreme Court adopts rule to ensure unbiased jury

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Washington state's Supreme Court has adopted a new rule that seeks to eliminate racial bias during jury selection.The ACLU says it's the first court in the country to adopt a rule to reduce implicit racial bias in jury trials.The court issued the rule last week. It goes into effect at the end of April.

Oregon governor signs net neutrality bill

SEATTLE (AP) - Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has signed a bill withholding state business from internet providers who throttle traffic, finalizing a proposal aimed at thwarting moves by federal regulators to relax net neutrality requirements.

Yakima Nation member who fought for Hanford cleanup dies

A member of the Yakama Nation who fought for cleanup of Hanford Nuclear Reservation land used by his tribe for centuries has died.Russell Jim died Saturday morning at age 82.The Yakima Herald-Republic reported that Jim was instrumental in giving Native…

Autopsy scheduled for Monday in infant death

An autopsy is planned for a 2-month-old female infant who died early Sunday morning, authorities said.At approximately 5:30 a.m., the Prosser Police Department responded to the 400 block of North River Road to assist emergency medical personnel involving an infant…

Washington town adopts no-sitting, lying on sidewalk ordinance

MONROE, Wash. (AP) - The city of Monroe, Washington, has passed a law prohibiting people from sitting or lying on public sidewalks.The Everett Daily Herald reports that Monroe is not the first city in Snohomish County to adopt this kind of rule. Marysville has had an ordinance for almost 20 years.Everett considered one in 2015, but withdrew it after a backlash.

Caldwell police search for "dangerous" shooting suspect

CALDWELL, Idaho (AP) - Caldwell police are looking for a man they described as "armed and dangerous" after a shooting sent two men to the hospital.The Idaho Statesman reports the shooting occurred around 1:30 a.m. Sunday.A witness told police the suspect, described as a Hispanic man with a light complexion and a gray or black shirt, had fled, leaving both injured victims at the scene.

Ellensburg runner with multiple sclerosis preps for third Boston Marathon

Lauren Zeutenhorst always considered herself an athlete, but never a runner.Now, despite multiple obstacles, she's about to run her third Boston Marathon.It was a long journey for the Central Washington University employee to reach this point. Soccer was her sport…

Oregon governor to sign net neutrality bill

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Gov. Kate Brown says she will sign Oregon's net neutrality bill on Monday.The bill approved by the Legislature during its recent session requires public agencies in Oregon to buy internet service from companies that provide equal access to all web traffic.

Woman leaves $1 million to Washington's national parks

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Officials say Washington state's three national parks have received a $1 million donation from the estate of a woman who loved the outdoors.Washington's National Park Fund officials say the recently announced gift comes from the estate of Bette Wallace, who grew up in Washington and later lived in California.

Lawyers claim football affected man accused of killing

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - Attorneys representing a Michigan man accused of killing an Oregon man say their client has an intellectual disability that was exacerbated while playing football in high school and college.The Statesman Journal reports the trial is scheduled to begin later this month for 24-year-old Denzel Hawthorne, who is charged with aggravated murder, robbery, burglary and firearms violations.

Oregon man who shot state trooper sentenced to 20 years

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - A Eugene man who shot a state trooper in the chest has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.The Register-Guard reports 31-year-old Edward Dungan received the sentence Thursday after pleading guilty to six charges, including attempt to commit murder.