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To address wealth gap, Wash. to consider $4K ‘baby bonds’

Dec. 03, 2022 10:15 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Jennifer Bereskin dropped out of high school when she was 17. Her family was homeless, and she needed to get a job to buy food and afford bus fare. Couch surfing with friends in Everett, Lynnwood and Seattle, her dreams of college were put aside. “I was merely...

Williams scores 21 to help Louisiana Tech top Southern 74-59

Dec. 02, 2022 22:42 PM EST

RUSTON, La. (AP) — Cobe Williams scored 21 points to help Louisiana Tech defeat Southern 74-59 on Friday night. Williams also had seven rebounds, six assists, and four steals for the Bulldogs (6-2). Keaston Willis scored 16 points and added five rebounds. Dravon Mangum was 3 of 4...

Carry's 23 lead Kent State over South Dakota State 83-68

Dec. 02, 2022 22:21 PM EST

KENT, Ohio (AP) — Sincere Carry had 23 points in Kent State's 83-68 win against South Dakota State on Friday night. Carry was 10 of 16 shooting (3 for 5 from distance) for the Golden Flashes (6-2). Malique Jacobs added 13 points while going 4 of 11 and 5 of 6 from the free throw...

GOP's Joe Kent contests results of Washington state race

Dec. 02, 2022 21:25 PM EST

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Republican Joe Kent’s campaign said Friday it intends to request a machine ballot recount of the counties within southwest Washington state's 3rd Congressional District. “We believe the election workers did their best to ensure a fair election and count...

Case against man arrested in 1994 death of woman dismissed

Dec. 02, 2022 20:09 PM EST

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Criminal charges against a man suspected in the 1994 murder of a Vancouver, Washington, woman have been dismissed. Richard Knapp, 60, was released from the Clark County Jail this week after several years in custody. Detectives had used a genealogy database...

Mariners get 2B Kolten Wong from Brewers for Winker, Toro

Dec. 02, 2022 20:01 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Right before the start of baseball's winter meetings, the Seattle Mariners checked off another offseason need, this time with a Gold Glove second baseman. Seattle acquired Kolten Wong from the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday in a trade for outfielder Jesse Winker and...

Cal's Bush wants affordable housing for marginalized people

Dec. 02, 2022 15:22 PM EST

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Jadyn Bush made a daily 90-minute commute just to get to her private Seattle high school some 30 miles away from her home in the diverse suburb of Federal Way, Washington. There were hundreds of train rides and bus trips with her younger sister Jillese. “I...

Matty Beniers scores in OT, Kraken rally past Capitals 3-2

Dec. 02, 2022 01:38 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Jaden Schwartz was grabbing a drink of water when he looked up and saw Matty Beniers breaking in alone on goal. Seattle's rookie wasted no time sending the Kraken to their seventh straight victory. “I looked up and he was on a breakaway. It happened...

Dante leads Oregon past Washington State in 2nd half 74-60

Dec. 02, 2022 00:59 AM EST

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — N'Faly Dante scored 16 of his 22 points in the second half when Oregon used a 13-2 run to jump start a 74-60 win over Washington State in the Pac-12 Conference opener on Thursday night. The game was played within four points through the first 26 minutes. TJ...

7 die from flu in Washington state, activity 'very high'

Dec. 01, 2022 23:59 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Flu activity in the state is now considered very high, according to the Washington State Department of Health. State health officials on Thursday reported over 1,200 new flu cases from Nov. 13-19, which was more than double the case count of previous weeks, KING 5...