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Domestic violence charges filed against judge in Tri-Cities

Jan. 19, 2022 12:20 PM EST

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — A judge in eastern Washington has been charged with domestic violence assault, according to court documents. Benton-Franklin Superior Court Judge Sam Swanberg was cited with two counts of fourth-degree assault domestic violence in Franklin County District...

TABC boys and girls high school basketball rankings

Jan. 17, 2022 22:05 PM EST

SUGAR LAND, Texas (AP) — Texas Association of Basketball Coaches high school boys and girls rankings for the week of Jan. 17. BOYS PUBLIC Class 6A 1. Richardson, 21-1; 2. Duncanville, 19-1; 3. Spring Westfield, 18-1; 4. Austin Westlake, 23-1; 5. Fort...

Inslee deploys National Guard to assist hospitals, testing

Jan. 13, 2022 19:46 PM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is deploying 100 members of the state National Guard to hospitals across the state to set up testing sites and to assist in non-medical tasks amid staff shortages due to an omicron-fueled spike in COVID-19 hospitalizations. Inslee...

Fired WA fire chief sues alleging racial discrimination

Jan. 13, 2022 17:25 PM EST

KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) — A former Kennewick fire chief is suing the southeast Washington city in federal court, saying he was fired because he is Black and opposed discriminatory practices toward racial minorities and women. Former Kennewick Fire Chief Vince Beasley worked for the...

Cascade pass closure leaves Spokane with empty store shelves

Jan. 12, 2022 12:07 PM EST

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Juliann Colbert went to a Fred Meyer store in North Spokane, Washington, on Sunday to get some groceries for the week. She ended up snapping cellphone pictures showing empty shelves where chicken, beef and salads were supposed to be. “There was no chicken at...

TABC boys and girls high school basketball rankings

Jan. 10, 2022 23:04 PM EST

SUGAR LAND, Texas (AP) — Texas Association of Basketball Coaches high school rankings for the week of Jan. 10. GIRLS PUBLIC Class 6A 1. DeSoto, 18-1; 2. Humble Summer Creek, 25-2; 3. SA Northside Clark, 22-2; 4. Duncanville, 23-4; 5. Coppell, 27-0; 6....

Western Hockey League suspends activities for 15 teams

Jan. 07, 2022 18:28 PM EST

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — The Western Hockey League suspended activities for 15 teams Friday and postponed eight games because of COVID-19 concerns. The major junior league said Friday that the affected teams — the Calgary Hitmen, Edmonton Oil Kings, Everett Silvertips, Kamloops...

TABC boys and girls high school basketball rankings

Jan. 03, 2022 19:13 PM EST

SUGAR LAND, Texas (AP) — Texas Association of Basketball Coaches high school rankings for the week of Jan. 3. BOYS PUBLIC Class 6A 1. Richardson, 17-1; 2. Duncanville, 15-1; 3. Spring Westfield, 14-1; 4. McKinney, 20-2; 5. Dickinson, 21-2; 6. Fort Bend...

3 lawmakers attended conspiracy conference on taxpayer dime

Jan. 03, 2022 17:34 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Documents show three Republican lawmakers from Washington used taxpayer dollars to attend MyPillow chief executive Mike Lindell’s election fraud symposium in South Dakota in August. Public records released to The Seattle Times last week show state Reps. Robert...

Hanford site contract audit: Taxpayers possibly overcharged

Dec. 29, 2021 10:35 AM EST

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — An audit by the Department of Energy’s Office of Inspector General has found that the Hanford site’s occupational medicine contractor submitted inappropriate bills to the Department of Energy. The Tri-City Herald reported the audit found that DOE...