Legislative leaders to outline plans for upcoming session

Health 01/10/19, 18:00

Funding schools and fixing the state's struggling mental health system are top priorities for the upcoming legislative session, lawmakers and the governor said Thursday during panel discussions in Olympia."We are in a crisis when it comes to mental health in this state," said Sen. Manka Dhingra, D-Redmond, who chairs the ...

Physicians criticize state lawsuits over pelvic mesh

U.S. 01/10/19, 09:35

Doctors who specialize in female pelvic medicine say lawsuits by four states, including Washington and California, over products used to treat pelvic floor disorders and incontinence might scare patients away from the best treatment options — or maybe even push the products off the market.Sixty-three Washington surgeons signed a letter ...

Seattle braces for highway closure, historic traffic squeeze

U.S. 01/09/19, 01:24

A major thoroughfare for commuters along downtown Seattle's waterfront is set to shut down for good Friday, ushering in what officials say will be one of the most painful traffic periods in the history of the booming Pacific Northwest city.The double-decker, 2.2-mile (3.5-kilometer) Alaskan Way Viaduct, which carries about 90,000 ...

State of Washington opposes federal nuke waste proposal

U.S. 01/08/19, 21:49

The state of Washington said Tuesday it opposes a federal proposal to reclassify as less dangerous some radioactive waste on a site in the state that contains the nation's largest supply because it fears much of the waste will be left in the ground. The state this week filed its objections ...

California storm brings power outages, shuts down highway

California 01/07/19, 18:12

Utility crews worked Monday to restore power to thousands of people after a winter storm swept through Northern California, toppling utility poles and trees and prompting the temporary closure of a major highway. Strong winds and downed trees knocked out electricity for nearly 90,000 customers across the Sacramento region Sunday night. ...

Crews work to restore power after Pacific Northwest storm

U.S. 01/06/19, 19:25

Crews worked Sunday to restore power after windstorms pummeled parts of Washington state and Oregon over the weekend and left hundreds of thousands of people without electricity, officials said.Puget Sound Energy said Sunday that since the peak of the storm it had restored electricity to 147,000 customers. As of 2:30 ...

Trump calls out WaPo and NBC news as weekend shutdown talks start up

Politics 01/05/19, 09:05

President Donald Trump went on the attack against The Washington Post and NBC News Saturday morning while tweeting about weekend talks to end the partial government shutdown. “Great support coming from all sides for Border Security (including Wall) on our very dangerous Southern Border. Teams negotiating this weekend! Washington Post and ...

Man held at facility for sexually violent predator dies

Health 01/04/19, 17:23

A fight between two sexually violent predators being held at a special facility on McNeil Island, Washington, ended with one man dead and the other in jail, officials said Friday.Special Commitment Center resident Jerry Spicer, 63, suffered a head injury during a fight Thursday in the facility's cafeteria, Chris Wright ...

Washington Gov. Inslee to pardon marijuana convictions

U.S. 01/04/19, 15:46

More than six years after the state legalized the adult use of marijuana, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said Friday he plans to pardon thousands of convictions for small-time possession — the latest in a series of moves by states and cities to ease the burdens people face from having minor ...

Washington bans anyone under 21 from buying assault rifles

U.S. 01/01/19, 15:19

Washington on Tuesday joined a handful of other states that ban anyone under 21 from buying a semi-automatic assault rifle after voters passed a sweeping firearms measure in November that has drawn a court challenge from gun-rights advocates.The ballot initiative seeks to curb gun violence by toughening background checks for ...

Urban Meyer ends career in Rose Bowl vs Petersen’s Huskies

Football 12/31/18, 17:46

Urban Meyer sees the Rose Bowl nestled in verdant Arroyo Seco on a sunny winter day and thinks back to the formative days of his coaching career.When he was a 20-something wide receivers coach for Colorado State back in the 1990s, Meyer interrupted a recruiting trip to the Los Angeles ...

Minshew leads Washington State past Iowa State, 28-26.

Sports 12/29/18, 01:01

Gardner Minshew II threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score and Washington State stopped Iowa State on a late two-point conversion in a 28-26 victory in the Alamo Bowl on Friday night.Minshew passed for 299 yards to help Washington State (11-2) set a school record for wins in ...

No. 25 Iowa State’s finish far better than its start

Football 12/27/18, 14:56

Back in September, Iowa State was sitting at 1-3, a record that looked like the Cyclones of old.A season of big expectations — at least bigger than most years in Ames — was on the brink of collapse with a canceled game, an injured senior quarterback and two straight losses ...

Iowa State seeks bowl win to cap best season in decades

Football 12/27/18, 14:52

Alamo Bowl: Washington State (10-2) vs. No. 25 Iowa State (8-4) in San Antonio, Dec. 28, 9 p.m. EST (ESPN)Line: Washington State by 3.Series Record: First meeting.WHAT'S AT STAKEIowa State is looking to cap one of its best seasons in decades with a bowl win. After a 1-3 start, the ...

Titans QB Mariota sits out practice, hopes to play vs Colts

Football 12/26/18, 17:36

Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota said he is doing "everything in my power" to be available Sunday night against Indianapolis with a playoff berth on the line.Mariota did not practice Wednesday with what the Titans listed as neck and foot injuries. Mariota declined to detail what symptoms he's still dealing with ...

End of death penalty, new hockey team among top 2018 stories

Hockey 12/26/18, 10:35

The abolishment of the death penalty was voted the state's top news story of 2018 by Associated Press staff and member editors.Other top news items of the past 12 months included the awarding of a new professional hockey franchise for Seattle, the death of Microsoft co-found Paul Allen and the ...

Eagles stay alive with 32-30 win over Texans

Football 12/23/18, 16:31

Jake Elliott kicked a 35-yard field goal as time expired and the Philadelphia Eagles beat the Houston Texans 32-30 Sunday to keep their playoff hopes alive.The defending Super Bowl champion Eagles (8-7) need a win at Washington (7-8) next week and for Minnesota (8-6-1) to lose or tie or Seattle ...

Gabbert keeps Titans’ hopes alive, beating Redskins 25-16

Sports 12/22/18, 19:30

Blaine Gabbert threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to MyCole Pruitt with 4:30 left and the Tennessee Titans kept their playoff hopes alive by rallying to beat the Washington Redskins 25-16 on Saturday.Gabbert came off the bench for the third time this season after the Redskins knocked Marcus Mariota out of ...

Titans QB Marcus Mariota knocked out of game vs. Redskins

Sports 12/22/18, 18:10

Tennessee quarterback Marcus Mariota has hurt his right, throwing arm and has been replaced by backup Blaine Gabbert against the Washington Redskins.The Titans said Mariota had a "stinger" and was questionable to return to the game.Mariota was hurt when sacked by defensive end Jonathan Allen with 48 seconds left in ...

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