Legislature passes halfway mark, key deadline

Health 03/14/19, 19:18

Washington lawmakers are now more than halfway through a 105-day legislative session that has so far included debate over a public health insurance option, raising the smoking age, tightening rules on school vaccination exemptions and a plastic bag ban, among other proposals.A key deadline also passed Wednesday, by which time ...

Washington looking to pad NCAA Tournament resume in Vegas

Basketball 03/12/19, 16:05

Washington last won the Pac-12 regular-season title seven years ago. The Huskies are hoping to avoid a repeat in history.Not the title. What happened after.Appearing to be in good shape for an NCAA Tournament berth after winning the Pac-12, Washington was left out of the bracket in 2012 after losing ...

Washington’s Thybulle named Pac-12 player of the year

Basketball 03/12/19, 11:40

The Pac-12 player of the year award often goes to the highest scorer or the best player on the best team.Washington's Matisse Thybulle took home the honor by being a disruptive defensive force for the Pac-12 regular-season champions.Thybulle was named Pac-12 men's basketball player of the year by The Associated ...

State public health care plan clears Washington House

Health 03/09/19, 01:14

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee's proposal for a limited public health care option cleared the state House of Representatives Friday, advancing what he has called the most practical option for expanding health coverage — and bringing to his state a national debate over what universal health care means.The proposal would create ...

Pac-12 champ Washington says goodbye to 4 seniors who stayed

Basketball 03/08/19, 16:26

David Crisp experienced the awful parts early in his career. Disappointing results. Backlash from fans. The worst season for Washington basketball in more than two decades."Rock bottom will teach you lessons mountaintops never will," Crisp said. "That just lit a fire in us that never left and it's not going ...

Amazon lobbies to exempt employees from labor protections

Tech 03/08/19, 16:02

Many of Amazon's Seattle-area employees would be exempt from new labor protections in a bill passed by the state Senate after lobbyists for the tech giant pushed to change a key threshold in the rules.The protections would partially prohibit non-compete clauses — controversial agreements used by tech companies and others ...

Parents protest Ore. vaccine bill as measles outbreak grows

Health 03/07/19, 20:02

As a measles outbreak in southwest Washington continues to grow, hundreds of people, including families, swarmed the Oregon state Capitol to protest a measure making it harder for parents to opt out of school vaccination requirements."There is no measles emergency," said Sarah Bacon during a speech at a protest rally. ...

Washington House passes bill limiting vaccine exemptions

Health 03/06/19, 17:22

As health officials monitor an outbreak concentrated in southwest Washington, the state House approved a measure that would remove parents' ability to claim a personal or philosophical exemption to vaccinating their school-age children for measles.The vote comes in the midst of an outbreak that has sickened at least 71 people ...

Inslee says he welcomes super PAC help in presidential bid

2022 Campaign 03/05/19, 17:22

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee says he welcomes support from a super PAC, even though many fellow Democratic presidential candidates have rejected them. Inslee made the remark Tuesday at an Iowa campaign stop. It comes after a liberal group called on him to reject support from the group Act Now on Climate. Super ...

Inslee eyes national climate fight, has struggled at home

Politics 03/04/19, 15:35

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee kicked off his presidential campaign with a call for making the fight against climate change the nation's "first, foremost and paramount duty," and the former Democratic congressman says his long history as an advocate for the environment sets him apart from other candidates. "This is a compelling ...

Nowell, No. 25 Washington hold off Stanford 62-61

Sports 03/03/19, 18:34

Jaylen Nowell scored 13 points but missed the front end of a 1-and-1 during a nervous finish for No. 25 Washington, which still held off Stanford 62-61 on Sunday for a weekend split in the Bay Area.Stanford star KZ Okpala missed an off-balance 3-pointer at the buzzer and the Huskies ...

California holds off Washington State for 2nd straight win

Sports 03/02/19, 21:43

Darius McNeill scored 17 points to lead four California players in double figures and the Golden Bears beat Washington State, 76-69, on Saturday.Paris Austin added 12 points while Justice Sueing and Connor Vanover scored 10 apiece for California (7-22, 2-15 Pac-12).The Bears have won back-to-back games after a school-record 16-game ...

Amid measles outbreak, Ore. eyes vaccine requirements

Health 03/01/19, 20:02

A measles outbreak in southwest Washington has added urgency for Oregon lawmakers as they consider tightening the state's school vaccination requirements, which are considered some of the most relaxed in the country.More than 65 people, many of them unvaccinated children, have been sickened with measles in Clark County, Washington."It's not ...

Measles outbreak in Pacific Northwest about half of US cases

Health 03/01/19, 18:47

The focus on measles in the Pacific Northwest intensified Friday as public health officials in Oregon announced a new case of the highly contagious disease unrelated to an ongoing outbreak in Washington state that's sickened 68 people so far.An unvaccinated Illinois resident who spent time overseas visited Portland International Airport ...

Update: Gov. Jay Inslee calls Green New Deal ‘aspirational’

2022 Campaign 03/01/19, 16:53

The Latest on Washington Gov. Jay Inslee's announcement he's running for president (all times local): 1:50 p.m. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee says the Green New Deal being touted by some Democrats in Congress is an "aspirational document" and that he would soon detail his own climate change agenda. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks, ...

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee joins Democratic presidential field

Politics 03/01/19, 07:06

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee will seek the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, mixing calls for combating climate change and highlights of his liberal record with an aggressive critique of President Donald Trump. The 68-year-old governor is launching his bid Friday in Seattle, following recent visits to the first primary state of New ...

Cal snaps Pac-12 skid with 76-73 win over No. 25 Washington

Sports 03/01/19, 01:25

Darius McNeill scored 19 points and Connor Vanover added 18 to help California snap a 23-game losing streak in Pac-12 play by beating Washington 76-73 on Thursday night.The Golden Bears (6-22, 1-15) had lost 16 straight games overall and hadn't won a conference game since beating Oregon State on Feb. ...

Fans inform Phillies of Harper news during spring game

Baseball 02/28/19, 19:05

The biggest play from the Phillies' spring training game Thursday: great communication behind the home dugout.Philadelphia fans with an eye on their smartphones cried out when reports emerged that Bryce Harper had agreed to a deal with the Phillies, breaking the news to manager Gabe Kapler and his players during ...

Edward Nixon, brother of President Richard Nixon, dies at 88

California 02/28/19, 09:46

Edward Nixon, the youngest brother of former President Richard Nixon who staunchly defended his sibling's White House legacy, died Wednesday. He was 88.The Richard Nixon Foundation announced that Nixon died at a nursing facility in Bothell, Washington, a Seattle suburb.A geologist and Navy veteran, Nixon worked on his brother's 1968 ...

Harper meets with Dodgers, still no decision by slugger

Baseball 02/25/19, 18:59

Bryce Harper meets with the Los Angeles Dodgers and the very next day, a Brinks truck is parked right outside the team's spring training complex.Coincidence or correlation?With the first full week of exhibition games on deck, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts confirmed he joined club executives in meeting with Harper in ...

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