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After 20 years, Washington tribe hopes to hunt whales again

Nov. 14, 2019 7:51 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Patrick DePoe was in high school the last time his Native American tribe in Washington state was allowed to hunt whales. He was on a canoe that greeted the crew towing in the body of a gray whale. His shop class worked to clean the bones and reassemble the skeleton, which hangs in a tribal...

Police captain arrested on suspicion of sexual exploitation

Nov. 14, 2019 7:00 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Court records and police have confirmed that a Seattle Police Department captain has been arrested on suspicion of sexual exploitation and has been placed on administrative leave. The Seattle Times reports Randal Woolery was booked shortly after midnight Thursday and was released less than...

Court upholds the first-come, first-served law for renters

Nov. 14, 2019 3:22 PM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington state Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a Seattle law that requires landlords to publicize their criteria for prospective renters and accept the first qualified applicant. The Seattle Times reports that the court reversed a decision by a King County judge last year to...

Carroll’s latest Seahawks proving to be resilient bunch

Nov. 14, 2019 2:24 PM EST

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Quandre Diggs became part of the Seattle Seahawks less than a month ago. He has appeared in one game during that time. His only bond to the Seahawks before his arrival via trade from Detroit was a longstanding friendship with wide receiver Tyler Lockett. He has no lengthy history or...

Seattle, others file lawsuit over $30 car tab measure

Nov. 14, 2019 8:06 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle and other government agencies have filed a complaint to halt the $30 car tab measure passed by voters statewide this month. The Seattle Times reports the complaint was filed by the city of Seattle, King County, Port of Seattle and several other groups Wednesday in King County...

Washington unemployment rate for October was 4.5 percent

Nov. 13, 2019 2:01 PM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state's October unemployment rate dipped slightly to 4.5 percent from the previous month. According to numbers released Wednesday by the Employment Security Department, October’s rate was down from September’s rate of 4.6 percent. The state also saw a net loss...

Mold outbreak closes all Seattle Children’s operating rooms

Nov. 13, 2019 10:30 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — All operating rooms at Seattle Children's Hospital will be closed for several days as a crew inspects the building's air handling system after a renewed outbreak of Aspergillus mold was discovered. KOMO reports the corrective actions include calling in a third-party hygienist to help inspect...

Carter scores career-high 37 in Seattle's 115-81 win

Nov. 13, 2019 12:28 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Myles Carter scored a career-high 37 points, matched a personal best with 15 rebounds and Seattle beat Division III opponent Pacific (Oregon) 115-81 on Tuesday night. The victory gave coach Jim Hayford his 400th victory in his 20th year as a college head coach. Carter, a senior, was 11-of-12...

Another Seattle Children's hospital patient sickened

Nov. 12, 2019 8:16 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Children's hospital officials have confirmed that a surgical patient at Seattle Children's hospital contracted an infection from a fungus found in three operating rooms. The Seattle Times reports officials announced the patient's infection Tuesday and said the hospital is monitoring...

Seahawks rely on stars to deliver biggest win of season

Nov. 12, 2019 7:20 PM EST

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — When the Seahawks needed their stars to be great, they delivered. No matter how many different ways there are to break down the reasons behind Seattle's 27-24 overtime win over San Francisco, it came down to that simple fact. Whether it was Russell Wilson continuing to build his...