Congress approves massive water-projects bill

Texas 10/10/18, 08:56

Congress has approved a sprawling bill to improve the nation's ports, dams and harbors, protect against floods, restore shorelines and support other water-related projects.If signed by President Donald Trump, America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 would authorize more than $6 billion in spending over 10 years for projects nationwide, including ...

After unexpected scare, No. 7 Washington focused on Oregon

Football 10/08/18, 18:03

Chris Petersen is taking No. 7 Washington this week back to the site of arguably his more important road victory since becoming the Huskies coach.Washington's 70-21 thumping of Oregon two years ago ended a 12-game losing streak to the Ducks and still resonates in the Pacific Northwest. It made an ...

Washington State beating predictions with 5-1 start

Football 10/08/18, 13:54

Washington State was expected to be in a rebuilding year, picked to finish fifth in the Pac-12 North this season. The Cougars, however, have opened some eyes by posting a 5-1 record going into their bye week.Don't count Coach Mike Leach among those who think the Cougars have exceeded expectations."Not ...

APNewsBreak: Nurse attacked at Washington psychiatric ward

Health 10/02/18, 13:07

The Associated Press has learned that a patient at Washington state's largest psychiatric hospital vaulted over a nurse's station, knocked a nurse to the floor, choked her and bit part of her ear off.Sunday's assault is the latest in a series of attacks on Western State Hospital health care workers.Hospital ...

Rockies, Dodgers, Cubs and Brewers all win, force Games 163

Baseball 09/30/18, 22:00

The playoff-bound Colorado Rockies are headed to Los Angeles for a tiebreaking game to decide the NL West title after routing the Washington Nationals 12-0 on Sunday behind Charlie Blackmon's cycle.Tied atop the division with the Dodgers entering the last day, the Rockies won for the ninth time in 10 ...

WSU vegetable seed scientist honored

Science 09/30/18, 03:35

Washington State University plant pathologist Lindsey du Toit has received an award that provides further funding for her crop seed research.Du Toit works with vegetable seed growers in western and central Washington to reduce the impact of pathogens that impede seed crop production, according to a university news release.She works ...

Browning shines as No. 11 Washington routs No. 20 BYU 35-7

Football 09/30/18, 00:54

Jake Browning completed 23 of 25 passes for 277 yards and one touchdown, and No. 11 Washington was thoroughly dominant on both sides in a 35-7 rout of No. 20 BYU on Saturday night.Washington (4-1) watched Browning play with the poise and accuracy expected of a fourth-year starting quarterback and ...

Minshew leads Washington State over Utah 28-24

Football 09/29/18, 23:00

Gardner Minshew threw an 89-yard touchdown pass to Easop Winston Jr. late in the fourth quarter to lift Washington State to a 28-24 victory over Utah on Saturday.Washington State (4-1, 1-1 Pac-12) shredded the nation's No. 1 defense for 454 total yards and won its 10th straight home game.Utah (2-2, ...

Las Vegas shooting survivor, wife learning to live with fear

U.S. 09/29/18, 14:43

Every time Chris Gilman leaves her home at the foot of Washington's Mount Rainier, she fights the gnawing urge to turn around and check that someone isn't about to shoot her.Sometimes she wins the battle. Sometimes she loses.In the year since the 48-year-old was nearly killed in the worst mass ...

NL West-leading Rockies beat Nats to lock up playoff berth

Baseball 09/29/18, 02:28

The NL West-leading Colorado Rockies locked up a playoff berth for the second straight season, beating the Washington Nationals 5-2 on Friday night for their eighth win in a row behind a resilient start from Kyle Freeland.David Dahl homered for the fifth consecutive game and Ian Desmond hit a two-run ...

No. 20 BYU continues Pac-12 tour facing No. 11 Washington

Football 09/28/18, 14:45

Chris Petersen got a firsthand look at BYU's Tanner Mangum many years ago when the quarterback was a high school star in Idaho and Petersen was still in charge at Boise State.When Petersen started looking at film in preparation for Saturday's game between No. 11 Washington and No. 20 BYU, ...

Woman says Washington state lawmaker raped her in 2007

U.S. 09/28/18, 14:40

A woman has accused a Washington state lawmaker of raping her 11 years ago, saying she was inspired to speak out as she watched the televised allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.In a tweet Thursday afternoon, Candace Faber said Republican state Sen. Joe Fain sexually assaulted her in 2007 ...

Big money pours into fight over Washington carbon fee

Business 09/27/18, 18:57

A campaign bankrolled by the oil industry has raised $20.46 million to defeat a carbon pollution fee on the ballot in Washington state aiming at tackling climate change.The money raised so far by the "No on 1631" campaign sponsored by the Western States Petroleum Association, an oil industry trade group, ...

Living with fear: Vegas shooting survivor, wife march on

U.S. 09/27/18, 02:25

Every time Chris Gilman leaves her home at the foot of Washington's Mount Rainier, she fights the gnawing urge to turn around and check that someone isn't about to shoot her. Sometimes she wins the battle. Sometimes she loses. In the year since the 48-year-old was nearly killed in the worst mass ...

Tribal members settle abuse cases against Mormon church

U.S. 09/22/18, 16:56

Four Native Americans who claimed they were sexually abused while enrolled in a now-defunct Mormon church foster program decades ago filed paperwork to dismiss their cases after reaching financial settlements, a lawyer said.Allegations have been made against the church by more than a dozen tribal members from the Navajo Nation ...

Arizona State travels to No. 10 Washington in Pac-12 opener

Football 09/21/18, 12:22

Herm Edwards arrived back on the Arizona State campus sometime around 3:30 a.m. last Sunday. Rather than going home and not sleeping, Edwards immediately went to work at finding the reasons behind the Sun Devils' first loss of the season.It was a quick assessment knowing the Sun Devils travel to ...

US Sen. Maria Cantwell faces former head of Wash. state GOP

U.S. 09/21/18, 02:40

Democrat Maria Cantwell has easily won re-election to the U.S. Senate from Washington state in previous years, but as she seeks her fourth-term this November she is facing her most recognizable opponent. Republican Susan Hutchison, who spent two decades as a Seattle TV news anchor before leading the state Republican party ...

No rest for WNBA champs Bird, Stewart and Loyd

Basketball 09/20/18, 15:34

It's been a whirlwind week for Breanna Stewart, Sue Bird and Jewell Loyd. The trio won a WNBA championship with the Seattle Storm and then dashed off to play for USA Basketball in the FIBA Women's World Cup."It's been busy, now we are turning the page," said Stewart, the WNBA ...

US agrees to improve worker safety at polluted nuclear site

Science 09/19/18, 22:19

The U.S. government will test and implement a new system to capture and destroy dangerous vapors released at the nation's most polluted nuclear weapons production site as part of a settlement agreement reached Wednesday. Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson told reporters that the agreement represents a major win for hundreds of ...

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