Calipari Kentucky’s 2nd-winningest coach after 80-53 win

Sports 02/23/19, 15:53

Kentucky coach John Calipari surpassed Joe B. Hall on the school's all-time wins list and is second behind Adolph Rupp after an 80-53 victory over Auburn on Saturday.Calipari is 298-68 in 10 seasons with the Wildcats. Hall compiled a 297-100 record in 13 seasons and led the Wildcats to a ...

State Senate panel advances bill limiting vaccine exemptions

Health 02/22/19, 15:43

A Washington state Senate committee advanced a measure Friday that would do away with the option for parents to claim a personal or philosophical exemption for their children's school vaccinations.The Senate Health and Long Term Care Committee passed the measure on a 7-4 party line vote a day after health ...

Washington lawmakers weigh 2 vaccine exemption bills

Health 02/20/19, 17:26

As health officials identified a new case from a measles outbreak in Washington state, lawmakers continue to weigh two measures that would remove parents' ability to claim a personal or philosophical exemption to vaccinating their school-age children.A House committee last week advanced a measure that would remove the philosophical exemption ...

Oregon man who calls for help gets arrested on sex charges

U.S. 02/19/19, 21:09

A man who authorities say lured a 13-year-old girl from her Seattle-area home and drove with her into Oregon was arrested when the rental car the two were traveling in became stuck in deep snow, Clatsop County Sheriff Tom Bergin said Tuesday. Christopher Thomas Knox, of Hillsboro, Oregon, called the sheriff's ...

Southwestern Washington measles case count grows to 61

Health 02/17/19, 19:57

Clark County Public Health has identified two new measles cases and two new exposure locations in its ongoing outbreak investigation.Public Health spokeswoman Marissa Armstrong released a statement Sunday saying the agency has now identified 61 confirmed cases of the highly contagious virus.Of the 61 cases confirmed in Clark County, 54 ...

Washington state snow plow rage: 2 plow drivers threatened

U.S. 02/15/19, 15:47

Unusually heavy snow in the Spokane area has caused snow plow rage: Two plow drivers clearing streets this week were threatened by people infuriated when their driveways ended up blocked with mounds of snow. In one incident, a man with a holstered handgun yelled obscenities at a plow driver and climbed ...

Washington lawmakers advance limits on vaccine exemptions

Health 02/15/19, 15:10

Washington state lawmakers advanced a measure Friday that would remove parents' ability to claim a personal or philosophical exemption to vaccinating their school-age children for measles as the Pacific Northwest struggles with an outbreak of the contagious virus.The House Health Care and Wellness Committee approved House Bill 1638 on a ...

Tributes, activism, safety drills mark 1 year since Parkland

U.S. 02/14/19, 09:58

Some students around the country are marking the anniversary of the school massacre in Parkland, Florida, with moments of silence or somber vigils while others aim to find threads of positivity in the fabric of tragedy.Boardman High School in northeast Ohio planned a "legacy lockdown" Thursday including an active-shooter drill, ...

Southwestern Washington measles case count holding at 53

Health 02/14/19, 08:50

Clark County Public Health hasn't identified any new measles cases or exposure locations in its ongoing outbreak investigation.The Columbian reported Wednesday that only one new case has been identified since Feb. 8. One previously confirmed case was ruled out after further testing.There are also four confirmed cases in Multnomah County, ...

Diocese finds Kentucky students didn’t start confrontation

U.S. 02/13/19, 16:58

Investigators hired by a Kentucky diocese have found that Catholic school boys didn't instigate a confrontation at the Lincoln Memorial that went viral on social media.Covington Bishop Roger Foys initially condemned the students' behavior after a video showed a teenage boy face-to-face with a Native American man. Days later, Foys ...

Groups to sue US agency over loss of caribou herd

Enviroment 02/13/19, 15:45

Environmental groups said Wednesday they plan to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for failing to prevent the recent loss of the last herd of mountain caribou in the Lower 48 states.The handful of remaining animals were relocated into Canada last November, ending decades of efforts to save the ...

REI leader resigns over undisclosed relationship

U.S. 02/12/19, 19:24

Outdoor retailer REI says its president and CEO has resigned for failing to disclose a relationship with the head of another organization in the outdoor industry.REI officials at their Kent, Washington, headquarters said Tuesday that Jerry Stritzke will leave March 15.The company says Stritzke resigned after an outside investigation into ...

Snow slams Northwest again and even Hawaii gets some

U.S. 02/11/19, 18:37

Schools closed across Washington state and the Legislature canceled all hearings Monday with winter snowstorms pummeling the Northwest again as a larger weather system wreaked havoc in the region and even brought snow to Hawaii. Seattle's metro area had already been hit by three snow storms this month and the National ...

Update: Washington state braces for more now

U.S. 02/11/19, 11:53

The Latest on winter weather in the United States (all times local):8:50 a.m.Schools and universities closed across Washington state and the Legislature cancelled all hearings Monday as the Northwest dealt with snow and ice and prepared for more as a series of winter storms socked the region.In northern Utah commuters ...

Some Washington sheriffs refuse to enforce new gun laws

U.S. 02/11/19, 01:22

Sheriffs in a dozen Washington counties say they won't enforce the state's sweeping new restrictions on semi-automatic rifles until the courts decide whether they are constitutional. A statewide initiative approved by voters in November raised the minimum age for buying semi-automatic rifles from 18 to 21, required buyers to first pass ...

On patrol with the enforcer of DC’s plastic-straw ban

Enviroment 02/10/19, 09:00

Warning letters in hand, Zach Rybarczyk patrolled the food court at Union Station, looking for offenders.Past Auntie Anne's, past Johnny Rockets. At Lotus Express, a Chinese food joint, Rybarczyk peeled the wrapper from a red straw and bent the end — the telltale giveaway.Plastic.Washington has become the latest city in ...

Snowstorm buries Northwest, with more on the way

U.S. 02/09/19, 13:30

Residents of the Northwest are dealing with a heavy snowfall, and meteorologists say more is likely on the way.About 200 flights were canceled at Seattle-Tacoma and Portland international airports Saturday, roughly matching the number of Friday cancellations. Severe snow drifts shut down Interstate 90 and other roads in central Washington.More ...

Snow storm wallops Seattle, people rescued in Sierra Nevada

California 02/09/19, 05:02

A winter storm pounded Washington state Friday, forcing the cancellation of 200 flights in Seattle as officials worked to get people off the streets and into shelters during the nation's latest bout with winter weather. Snow began falling north of Seattle with some areas recording 8 inches (20 centimeters) of snow ...

Washington lawmakers weigh vaccine bill amid outbreak

Health 02/08/19, 14:38

Amid a measles outbreak that has sickened more than 50 people in the Pacific Northwest, Washington lawmakers heard testimony Friday on a bill that would remove parents' ability to claim a personal or philosophical exemption to opt their school-age children out of the combined measles, mumps and rubella vaccine.Hundreds of ...

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