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Washington Army National Guard Col. Kevin McMahan, center, stands next to a map of confirmed positive cases and deaths attributed to the new coronavirus in Washington state as he observes activities in the operations room for the coordination of Washington National Guard troops and active duty U.S. Army soldiers working in Washington state in response to the new coronavirus outbreak, Tuesday, March 31, 2020, at Camp Murray, Wash. McMahan is the title 32 deputy commander with Joint Taskforce Steelhead, the coordinated effort between the Washington National Guard and a field hospital unit of U.S. Army soldiers from Colorado who are setting up a field hospital for non-coronavirus patients at the CenturyLink Field Events Center in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Model shows April 19 peak for virus in Washington state

Mar. 31, 2020 6:56 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A look at virus-related developments in Washington: PEAK IN THREE WEEKS? Dr. Kathy Lofy, state health officer with the Washington Department of Health, said on Tuesday that a University of Washington data model estimates that the state COVID-19 outbreak will peak around April 19....

Grant County pair to pay $250,000 in campaign finance case

Mar. 9, 2020 8:00 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A businessman and a lawyer in Grant County have agreed to pay $250,000 in fines and legal expenses after a judge found that they committed campaign finance violations, but the defendants insist the case is a serious overreach by Attorney General Bob Ferguson. Thurston County Superior Court...

FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2015, file photo, two sailors stand with a gun as the USS John Stennis aircraft carrier leaves Naval Base Kitsap in Washington state. A federal judge in Seattle ruled Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, that President Donald Trump cannot divert $89 million intended for a construction project at the base to help build his wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Judge: Military funds for Washington state can't go to wall

Feb. 27, 2020 8:42 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — President Donald Trump may not divert $89 million intended for a military construction project in Washington state to build his border wall, a U.S. judge in Seattle ruled Thursday. The U.S. Supreme Court and some other courts have said the administration can begin diverting billions of...

FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2020, file photo, initiative promoter Tim Eyman waits to speak during a hearing before the Washington State Senate Transportation Committee at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. A judge has ruled that Eyman illegally failed to report more than $766,000 in campaign contributions over a six-year period. Thurston County Superior Court Judge James Dixon issued his ruling Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, in a lawsuit brought against Eyman by Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Judge: Tim Eyman concealed $766,000 in campaign donations

Feb. 21, 2020 5:11 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A judge ruled Friday that initiative promoter Tim Eyman illegally failed to report more than $766,000 in campaign contributions over a six-year period — a finding that could subject him to millions of dollars in penalties. Thurston County Superior Court Judge James Dixon issued his...

FILE - In this May 28, 2014, file photo, migrants are released from ICE custody at a Greyhound bus station in Phoenix. A Customs and Border Protection memo dated Jan. 28, 2020, obtained by The Associated Press confirms that bus companies such as Greyhound do not have to allow Border Patrol agents on board to conduct routine checks for illegal immigrants, despite the company's insistence that it has no choice but to do so. (Michael Chow/The Arizona Republic via AP, File)

AP Exclusive: Agency memo contradicts Greyhound on bus raids

Feb. 14, 2020 3:30 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A Customs and Border Protection memo obtained by The Associated Press confirms that bus companies such as Greyhound do not have to allow Border Patrol agents on board to conduct routine checks for immigrants in the country illegally, which is contrary to the company's long insistence that it...

A car registration tab is shown on a vehicle parked at the Capitol, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Olympia, Wash. A King County Superior Court judge on Wednesday rejected most of a legal challenge to Tim Eyman's Initiative 976, a measure that would steeply discount the price of car registrations while gutting transportation budgets across the state. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Judge rejects most of legal challenge to Eyman's I-976

Feb. 12, 2020 5:23 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A King County Superior Court judge on Wednesday rejected most of a legal challenge to Tim Eyman's Initiative 976, a measure that would steeply discount the price of car registrations while gutting transportation budgets across the state. Judge Marshall Ferguson said King County and a...