Northwest News

Hope Solo Issues Apology

Richland native Hope Solo, the goalkeeper for the U.S. women's national soccer team, has issued an ap;ogy following her arrest last weekend after an alleged assault against Solo's half sister and her nephew. One Monday, Solo was released from jail…

Kittitas County Implements Burn Ban

An extreme fire hazard currently exists in various parts of Kittitas County due to high temperatures, lowering relative humidity and low fuel moisture content of 10, 100 and 1,000 hr fuels. As of today at 12 pm, a burn ban…

Possible "IRS" Phone Scam

This is an email that we got today from a woman in Richland advising of a possible telephone phishing scam with a caller claiming to be from the IRS: I have gotten 4 phone calls this morning from 202-459-6109. The…

Solo Arrested on Domestic Assault Charge

SEATTLE (AP) -- U.S. women's soccer star goalkeeper Hope Solo was arrested at a suburban Seattle home early Saturday on suspicion of assaulting her sister and 17-year-old nephew, but her attorney insisted that Solo herself was a victim in the…

Senators Propose 12 Cent Federal Gas Tax Increase

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two senators unveiled a bipartisan plan Wednesday to raise federal gasoline and diesel taxes for the first time in more than two decades, pitching the proposal as a solution to Congress' struggle to pay for highway and…

Workers Evacuated at Hanford Tank Farm

Two Hanford workers reporting symptoms related to chemical vapors this afternoon have been evaluated by medical professionals and cleared to return to work. The employees, one from Washington River Protection Solutions and one from Mission Support Alliance, were working at…

Starbucks Offers Free Tuition to Employees

NEW YORK (AP) -- Starbucks is announcing a new program to help its baristas earn an online degree. The company is partnering with Arizona State University to make the program available to 135,000 U.S. employees who work at least 20…

Leach, Sarkisian Top List of State Employee Salaries

SEATTLE (AP) - No real surprise: The football coaches at the University of Washington and Washington State University were the best paid state employees in 2013. UW Coach Steve Sarkisian earned over $2.6 million in 2013. WSU coach Mike Leach…

Father of Las Vegas Shooter Speaks

The father of Jerad Miller, the man responsible, along with his wife, for the killing of two Las Vegas police officers last weekend said his son was not a white supremacist or a Nazi. Miller first wanted to express his…

Othello Man Dies After Falling Into Long Lake

From the Grant County Sheriff's Office- Long Lake, Wash (07JUN2014): Grant County Sheriff's Office and Adams County Sheriff's office responded to a report of a drowning last night on Long Lake, just north of the Adams/Grant County line. Arturo Valdez…

Casey Kasem Taken to Medical Facility

PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) -- A spokesman for Casey Kasem's daughter says the ailing radio personality has been taken by ambulance to a hospital or medical facility in Washington state. Danny Deraney told The Associated Press that Kerri Kasem accompanied…

EOCI Expected to be Back to Normal by Friday

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) -- Prison officials in Pendleton say they're gradually easing up on a lockdown that followed a series of fights, and things may be close to normal by Friday. Fighting broke out Monday night at dinnertime in the…

Cover Oregon Backup Plans Being Discussed

SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- Oregon lawmakers are urging state officials to look into backup plans in case Cover Oregon isn't ready to use the federal government's online health insurance enrollment system before the November deadline. Officials reported to a state…

Oregon Teachers Say Class Sizes Are Too Large

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- About three-quarters of Oregon teachers said in a survey that class sizes are too large for them to meet the needs of all students. The survey of 19,000 Oregon educators was backed by the state Department…

"Weed Fairy" Leaving People in Seattle Free Pot

SEATTLE (AP) -- A woman who calls herself the "Weed Fairy" distributed free nuggets of marijuana to people in Seattle over Memorial Day weekend, taping the free pot on fliers around a city neighborhood. The woman, 23-year-old Yeni Sleidi, says…

Shots Fired into Kennewick Apartments

Kamiakin High School was placed on lockdown after someone fired multiple shots into two units at Kamiakin Apartments in Kennewick. No one was in either home at the time of the shooting, and no one was hurt. The suspect drove…