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Seahawks fire defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr.

Jan. 18, 2022 18:46 PM EST

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks have fired defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr. and passing game coordinator Andre Curtis, the team said Tuesday. Norton's firing brought an end to what had been several seasons of continuity on the defensive side. The news was first...

Washington students' test scores drop significantly

Jan. 18, 2022 17:59 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington students took their first state exams last fall since the pandemic began and their scores dropped. The Seattle Times reports that between 2019 and 2021, the overall percentage of students who met state standards on the math portion of the exam fell by 20...

Second woman sues King County over 90s prostitution probe

Jan. 18, 2022 17:33 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A woman is suing King County, contending that as a teenage runaway decades ago, sheriff’s deputies investigating a prostitution ring knew she and others were being trafficked but failed “to exercise even the slightest care” to protect her. The lawsuit says...

Kent man arrested after man found fatally shot in apartment

Jan. 18, 2022 08:18 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A Kent man is being held on suspicion of murder and other charges after Seattle police arrested him as he fled in a car from outside a Central District apartment where a 36-year-old man was fatally shot Sunday evening. Officers responded to reports of a shooting...

REI Co-op to add 280-job Tennessee distribution center

Jan. 18, 2022 04:08 AM EST

LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee officials say the specialty outdoor retailer REI Co-op will set up a new distribution center in the state, creating more than 280 new jobs. The state Department of Economic and Community Development says construction is underway in Lebanon for the...

Kraken snap 9-game losing streak, beat Blackhawks 3-2 in SO

Jan. 17, 2022 20:50 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — After a month of increasing frustration, it seemed fitting that Joonas Donskoi, who had yet to score all season, was the one to finally snap the Seattle Kraken's losing streak. Ryan Donato scored the tying goal early in the third period, Donskoi scored the deciding...

Adrian Kempe, Phillip Danault lead Kings past Kraken 3-1

Jan. 16, 2022 01:26 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Adrian Kempe scored his 17th goal of the season early in the first period, Phillip Danault scored twice and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Seattle Kraken 3-1 Saturday night for their fourth straight win. Los Angeles won for the sixth time in its past seven, jumping...

Tyson helps Seattle U breeze past Dixie State 79-68

Jan. 15, 2022 21:53 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Cameron Tyson hit 7 of 11 shots from 3-point range on his way to 25 points and Seattle University knocked off Dixie State 79-68 in Western Athletic Conference play on Saturday. Emeka Udenyi added 14 points, five rebounds and four assists for the Redhawks (12-4, 3-0)....

2021 was a record year for homicides in Portland

Jan. 15, 2022 11:56 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — In 2021 Portland, Oregon, recorded 90 homicides amid a surge in gun violence, shattering the city’s previous high of 66 set more than three decades ago. The number of homicides in Portland surpassed more populous cities like San Francisco and Boston — and...

Students rally for stronger school health, safety protocols

Jan. 14, 2022 18:44 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — About 100 Seattle students gathered outside the Seattle Public Schools district headquarters Friday seeking stronger safety protocols after increasing COVID-19 cases and safety threats recently shut some schools. Students want Seattle schools to be more transparent...