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Washington state can’t tell if housing tax exemption working

Jan. 18, 2020 10:02 AM EST

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — It’s hard to tell whether a tax exemption used to build more than $4 billion in multifamily housing projects across Washington over the past four years is working as intended as a prime motivator to drive development, both affordable and market rate. A 2019 legislative audit of...

Abbie Brown and Mallory Burns stroll along the snow-covered dock at the Poulsbo Marina in Poulsbo, Wash., Monday, Jan. 13, 2020. (Meegan M. Reid/Kitsap Sun via AP)

Snow causes power outages, strands motorists, closes schools

Jan. 13, 2020 11:16 PM EST

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — A winter storm in Washington state left thousands of without power in the greater Seattle area and caused school closures and delays. About 19,000 Puget Sound Energy customers were without power early Monday along with more than 6,000 customers of the Snohomish Public Utility...

Jenn Wirth scores 24, No. 16 Gonzaga women edge Pacific

Jan. 11, 2020 7:21 PM EST

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Jenn Wirth scored a career-high 24 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, Jessie Loera made a free throw with 5.8 seconds left and No. 16 Gonzaga held on to defeat Pacific 68-67 on Saturday to run its winning streak to 13 games. Katie Campbell hit a 3-pointer with 1:44 to play to put the...

Third body buried by Idaho avalanche identified

Jan. 10, 2020 10:32 PM EST

KELLOGG, Idaho. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of the third person found buried by an avalanche at an Idaho ski resort. The Shoshone County Sheriff's Office said searchers in a helicopter spotted the body of 33-year-old Molly Hubbard of Minneapolis at Silver Mountain Resort on Thursday. ...

Winter storms, high surf, cold temps for Northwest weekend

Jan. 10, 2020 10:22 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a winter storm warning through Sunday afternoon for the Cascade mountains in Washington and Oregon and said travel will continue to be difficult to impossible around passes. The agency said Friday that heavy snow is expected to continue at...

FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2012, file photo, state Rep. Matt Shea, R-Spokane Valley, speaks at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Shea, a right-wing lawmaker from Washington state said Friday, Jan. 10, 2020 that a recent report that branded him a ‘’domestic terrorist'' is a lie and that he will continue to represent the people of his district. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Lawmaker slams report labeling him a 'domestic terrorist'

Jan. 10, 2020 4:49 PM EST

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A right-wing lawmaker from Washington state said Friday that a recent report that branded him a ‘’domestic terrorist'' is a lie and that he will continue to represent the people of his district. Democrats and some Republicans have called for state Rep. Matt Shea,...

No. 16 Gonzaga women shut down Saint Mary's 74-49

Jan. 9, 2020 11:45 PM EST

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Katie Campbell and LeeAnne Wirth led a balanced attack with 14 points apiece and No. 16 Gonzaga crushed Saint Mary's 74-49 on Thursday night in a battle between the last unbeaten teams in the West Coast Conference. Jill Townsend's 3-pointer capped an 11-0 run that gave the Bulldogs a...

In this Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, photo provided by KHQ, the Coeur d'Alene Fire Department K-9 Team responds to Silver Mountain for an avalanche in Kellogg, Idaho. Officials are searching for a person who was skiing at an Idaho resort near where avalanches killed two skiers and injured five others. The Silver Mountain Resort near the town of Kellogg was closed Wednesday to focus resources on the search for the missing skier. (KHQ via AP)

Searchers find third body buried by Idaho avalanche

Jan. 9, 2020 6:39 PM EST

Buried under about 10 feet (3 meters) of snow after an avalanche this week at an Idaho ski resort, Bill Fuzak made peace with his predicament and prepared for death. "I had already relegated myself to the inevitable as I knew the air would not last long,'' Fuzak, 62, wrote on a public Facebook page for skiers. ...

Pepperdine forward Kameron Edwards, left, and Gonzaga guard Admon Gilder go after a rebound during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Spokane, Wash., Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020. Gonzaga won 75-70. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)

Texas trio providing big contributions for No. 1 Gonzaga

Jan. 7, 2020 5:18 PM EST

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Growing up in the Dallas area, Ryan Woolridge and Admon Gilder once played together on an AAU team as kids. They are still not entirely sure what age they were — somewhere around 10 or 11 years old — and can barely recall how the other was as a player. But for Gilder,...

Pepperdine guard Colbey Ross, left, drives to the basket while pressured by Gonzaga guard Ryan Woolridge during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Spokane, Wash., Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)

Killie Tillie leads No. 1 Gonzaga over Pepperdine, 75-70

Jan. 5, 2020 12:42 AM EST

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Top-ranked Gonzaga went undefeated through the West Coast Conference last season, but the road looks a little tougher this year. For the second league game in a row, Gonzaga needed to come back to beat a WCC rival nestled near the bottom of the standings. Killie Tillie scored 20...