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Breaching dams to save Northwest orcas is contentious issue

Oct. 18, 2018 7:04 PM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Calls to breach four hydroelectric dams in Washington state have grown louder in recent months as the plight of critically endangered Northwest orcas has captured global attention. Some argue the best way to get more salmon to the starving whales is to tear down four dams on the Lower...

2020 Democrats building ties to power brokers in key states

Oct. 16, 2018 11:56 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Before he cut the $100,000 checks, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti brought the Democratic Party chairmen from Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada backstage to meet late night television host Jimmy Kimmel and superstar hip-hop producer DJ Khaled. Garcetti may not be the...

'He changed the world' - Reaction to Paul Allen's death

Oct. 15, 2018 10:29 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Reaction to the death of Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, who died Monday: Paul Allen's contributions to our company, our industry and to our community are indispensable. As co-founder of Microsoft, in his own quiet and persistent way, he created magical products, experiences and...

West Coast military installations eyed for US fuel exports

Oct. 15, 2018 5:25 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration is considering using West Coast military installations or other federal properties to open the way for more U.S. fossil fuel exports to Asia in the name of national security and despite opposition from coastal states. The proposal was described to The...

The Latest: Governor: Coal export idea is 'harebrained' plan

Oct. 15, 2018 4:02 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration considering the use of military bases or other federal facilities to export fossil fuels (all times local): 1:45 p.m. Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee says the Trump administration's idea to use military bases or other federal properties to...

Democratic Sen. Harris to make campaign trip to Iowa

Oct. 13, 2018 2:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris of California has scheduled her first campaign trip to Iowa before Election Day, stoking speculation about a potential 2020 presidential campaign. The first-term senator plans stops on Oct. 22-23 in what will be her first visit to nation's leadoff...

Washington state ends 'racially biased' death penalty

Oct. 11, 2018 7:26 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington's Supreme Court unanimously struck down the state's death penalty Thursday as arbitrary and racially biased, making it the 20th state to do away with capital punishment. Execution was already extremely rare in Washington, with five prisoners put to death in recent decades...

Woman says Washington state lawmaker raped her in 2007

Sep. 28, 2018 7:16 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A woman has accused a Washington state lawmaker of raping her 11 years ago, saying she was inspired to speak out as she watched the televised allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The lawmaker denied the claim. In a tweet Thursday afternoon, Candace Faber said Republican...

Many states' governor's races become proxy battle over Trump

Sep. 23, 2018 1:05 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — It's a resume that reads like an ideal springboard to higher office: investigated sexual assaults of Olympic gymnasts, charged government officials responsible for a tainted water crisis, bucked the governor on tax hikes. With that background and his party controlling all statewide...

Correction: Carbon Fee-Washington story

Sep. 12, 2018 2:39 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — In a story Sept. 11 about a proposed fee on carbon pollution, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Shell pledged money to the initiative. Shell pledged money to oppose the initiative. A corrected version of the story is below: Take 2 for Washington state: Carbon fee on fall ballot...