C u in court: Text messages now remind defendants to show up

U.S. 05/04/19, 14:38

C u in court.Courts around the country are embracing text messages as a way to nudge people into showing up for their hearings.On any given day, up to half of defendants fail to show up for their scheduled proceedings. No-shows cost the courts time and money, and can cost defendants ...

Presidential hopeful Inslee wants 100% clean energy by 2030

2022 Campaign 05/03/19, 07:36

Democratic presidential hopeful Jay Inslee, as part of his pledge to make combating climate change the top national priority, is calling for the nation's entire electrical grid and all new vehicles and buildings to be carbon pollution free by 2030. It's the first major policy proposal from the Washington governor as ...

Cole Madison finds his way back to football with Packers

Sports 05/03/19, 01:54

When the Green Bay Packers used a fifth-round draft pick on Cole Madison last year, there was optimism that the former Washington State standout would be able to fill an opening at right guard.Madison didn't report for training camp. He put football on hold to focus on his life."I love ...

Wash. Legislature finishes session: What passed, what died

Health 04/29/19, 18:11

The Washington state Legislature adjourned at midnight Sunday, avoiding overtime and ending a 105-day legislative session that saw bills signed on high-profile issues and a whirlwind finish that raised questions about transparency.Entering their second year in full control of state government, Democrats enacted changes to laws touching everyday life across ...

Officials declare measles outbreak in Pacific Northwest over

Health 04/29/19, 15:24

A measles outbreak that sickened more than 70 people, mostly children, in the Pacific Northwest is finally over even as the total number of cases nationwide continues to spike to near-record levels , officials said Monday.Six weeks have passed without a new infection in southwest Washington state, where the outbreak ...

Seattle college says student was among those killed by crane

U.S. 04/28/19, 23:18

Officials in Washington state on Monday are expected to release the identities of the four people killed when a construction crane fell from a Seattle building.The King County Medical Examiner's office has said it would release the names of the female and three males who died Saturday afternoon when the ...

Washington lawmakers start final day of legislative session

Business 04/28/19, 14:00

Washington lawmakers have started the last day of their 105-day legislative session, but still have to pass a new two-year budget by midnight in order to avoid going into overtime.Lawmakers were back at the Capitol Sunday after the second night in the row where they worked overnight, passing tax bills ...

Update: Labor investigators at Seattle crane crash

U.S. 04/28/19, 12:55

The Latest on a crane collapse in Seattle (all times local):10:40 a.m.Washington state labor investigators are at the scene where a construction crane collapsed in Seattle and killed four people, including two ironworkers who had been inside the crane.With a portion of the broken crane on the roof behind, workers ...

Washington lawmakers pass tax bills ahead of adjournment

Business 04/27/19, 18:46

Washington lawmakers were moving closer Saturday to passing a new a new, two-year state budget that looks to increase spending on K-12 and higher education as well as the state's behavioral health system.The proposed $52.4 billion budget relies on more than $800 million in new revenue, including an increase in ...

GOP to review lawmaker’s comments on surveillance of foes

Politics 04/26/19, 16:35

Republicans in the Washington state House of Representatives will conduct a review of the actions of a controversial state representative who reportedly suggested spying on political enemies. Rep. Matt Shea, R-Spokane Valley, has been dogged this week by the release of text messages from 2017 in which he appeared to condone ...

Teacher protests hang over state lawmakers in budget season

U.S. 04/26/19, 15:46

The shadow of the past year's teacher protest movement is hanging over state capitals, where officials are piecing together the money to make good on promised pay raises and try to forge a sustainable funding formula for the future.From Washington state and Arizona to Oklahoma and Texas, state lawmakers are ...

Eagles move up to get future left tackle Andre Dillard

Football 04/25/19, 22:17

The Philadelphia Eagles got their future left tackle to protect Carson Wentz's blindside.The Eagles traded up three spots to select Washington State left tackle Andre Dillard with the 22nd pick in the first round of the NFL draft Thursday night. Philadelphia sent Baltimore the 25th pick, a fourth-rounder (No. 127) ...

Court to hear Washington challenge to Trump abortion rule

U.S. 04/25/19, 01:03

A federal judge in Washington state will hear arguments in two cases against new Trump administration rules that could cut off federal funding for health care providers who refer patients for an abortion. Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson and the National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association brought the lawsuits, saying ...

Washington state deputy called ‘extraordinary’ at funeral

U.S. 04/24/19, 17:30

A Washington state sheriff's deputy who was fatally shot by a suspect was remembered Wednesday as an extraordinary young man who was destined for greatness in a profession he had dreamed of joining since childhood. The funeral for Cowlitz County Deputy Justin DeRosier, 29, was packed with several thousand mourners, including ...

Microsoft’s cloud growth pleases Wall Street

Tech 04/24/19, 16:03

Microsoft's ongoing push to get automakers, retailers and other businesses onto its cloud computing platform helped power the company's third-quarter earnings ahead of Wall Street expectations Wednesday.The software maker posted fiscal third-quarter earnings of $8.8 billion, up 19% from the same period last year. The Redmond, Washington-based company said it ...

Washington state bill limits measles vaccine exemptions

Health 04/23/19, 20:17

Washington state lawmakers voted Tuesday to remove parents' ability to claim a personal or philosophical exemption from vaccinating their children for measles, although medical and religious exemptions will remain.The vote comes as the number of measles cases nationwide this year has passed 600.The measure now heads to Gov. Jay Inslee, ...

Future of Northwest e-recycler unclear after fraud sentences

U.S. 04/23/19, 20:06

The future of one of the Northwest's largest electronics recyclers is uncertain after a judge sentenced its founders to prison for what prosecutors described as the largest known fraud of its type in the nation: a seven-year scheme to ship dangerous waste to Hong Kong, rather than safely handling it ...

Pac-12 Spring: Cougars looking to replace Gardner Minshew

Football 04/23/19, 19:40

While Gardner Minshew prepared for the NFL draft, his former team, Washington State, was auditioning potential replacements.The Cougars have a spirited quarterback competition involving a large group of would-be starters, including seniors Anthony Gordon and Trey Tinsley, Cammon Cooper, graduate transfer Gage Gubrud and sophomore John Bledsoe.And yes, if that ...

Washington state rideshare driver arrested in sexual assault

U.S. 04/23/19, 14:57

Washington state authorities have arrested a 34-year-old rideshare driver accused of trying to sexually assault a passenger.KING-TV reports the suspect was arrested Wednesday by detectives in the Seattle suburb of Bellevue who identified the suspect's vehicle with help from the King County sheriff's office. He was not immediately identified.King County ...

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