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State agency has made no decision on killing wolves

Aug. 16, 2018 11:27 AM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The state of Washington has not made a decision on whether it will kill members of a wolf pack that have been preying on cattle. Members of the Togo pack are suspected of attacking five head of cattle in the past 10 months in the northeast corner of Washington. The Washington...

Growing Spokane, Washington, sheds its sleepy city image

Aug. 11, 2018 12:14 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Ramsey and Amy Pruchnic lived in the Seattle area for five years before deciding they wanted to escape the Puget Sound rat race and move closer to family on the opposite side of the state. Now they own their own businesses and live in a 1928 farmhouse on 10 rural acres they bought...

Washington state Democrats see 3 GOP House seats in view

Aug. 8, 2018 9:06 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Democrats in Washington state celebrated early primary returns as they seek to capture three GOP-held congressional districts - including one occupied by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, a top Republican House leader. Washington's primaries are a top-two system, meaning the two candidates...

The Latest: Sawyer gains votes in updated primary returns

Aug. 8, 2018 7:49 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The Latest on the Washington state primary (all times local): 4:50 p.m. A Washington state representative who resigned his chairmanship following allegations of inappropriate conduct was still finishing in third place in updated primary returns, but was closing in on the second spot....

Democrats see opportunity in Washington congressional races

Aug. 8, 2018 2:20 AM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Democrats were celebrating early returns in three congressional races in Washington state's primary election, but Republicans said they were confident their party would hold on to all three seats in November. Tina Podlodowski, chairwoman of the state Democratic Party, said that even...

Washington St enters camp with 4 QBs vying to be the starter

Aug. 3, 2018 1:47 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — All four quarterbacks on the Washington State roster will get a chance during fall camp to make their case to start, though coach Mike Leach said he doubts they'll all get equal reps. Leach opened camp Friday with an eye toward naming a starter about 10 days before the Cougars' Sept....

Deal reached to clean land around 3 US plutonium reactors

Jul. 31, 2018 5:23 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A portion of the vast Washington state site where the U.S. government created much of the plutonium for the nation's nuclear arsenal will be scrubbed free of radiation and other pollution under a final plan reached by the U.S. Department of Energy and federal and state regulators. The...

Eastern Washington US House race takes harsh turn

Jul. 27, 2018 2:32 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers is sharply attacking her presumed Democratic opponent in the run-up to August's primary, calling Lisa Brown "dangerously liberal" as the incumbent heads into what is expected to be a tough re-election campaign. A television ad on behalf of...

Work to demolish nuke weapons plant to resume in September

Jul. 26, 2018 7:30 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Work to demolish a former nuclear weapons production factory in Washington state may resume in September, about six months after it was halted when workers were exposed to radioactive particles, the U.S. Department of Energy said Thursday. The agency will implement extra safety...

Firefighters battle blazes in several western states

Jul. 20, 2018 8:32 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Firefighters battled heat, wind and, in one case, potential exposure to asbestos, as they battled wildfires across the western United States on Friday. In Montana, specially trained firefighters wore respirators as they tackled a blaze near where asbestos-tainted vermiculite was mined...