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2021 a record-breaking drought year in parts of Washington

Sep. 20, 2021 11:58 AM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — This has been a record-breaking year of drought in much of Eastern Washington, state officials say. In April, a huge volume of snow in the Cascade Range measured in at 132 percent of normal statewide, raising hopes of an abundant water year, the...

Friday's Scores

Sep. 18, 2021 02:29 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Aberdeen/Wishkah Valley Co-op 42, Tumwater 35 Anacortes 49, Shorecrest 34 Archbishop Murphy 20, Sehome 10 Asotin 31, Reardan 0 Auburn Riverside 42, Auburn 38 ...

Biden slammed for challenging nuclear workplace health law

Sep. 16, 2021 18:11 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Officials in Washington state are upset the Biden administration is challenging a law making it easier for workers who become ill at a former nuclear weapons production site to be compensated. The Supreme Court will likely decide in the next few...

Convicted rapist set for release arrested in 2004 rape case

Sep. 16, 2021 17:46 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A convicted rapist set for release from Washington state's McNeil Island Special Commitment Center has been arrested because of DNA linking him to a 2004 rape in Spokane, police said. Scott Raymond Halvorson, also known as Raymond Reynolds, faces...

Washington hospital execs: little capacity to help Idaho

Sep. 13, 2021 18:49 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington is facing its own COVID-19 crisis and has little capacity to help neighboring Idaho deal with an overwhelming surge of cases driven by unvaccinated people, state hospital executives and doctors said Monday. Taya Briley, executive vice...

More Pacific NW deer dying of viruses due to drought, heat

Sep. 13, 2021 13:12 PM EDT

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — There’s been an uptick in the number of Pacific Northwest white-tailed deer dying of viruses that typically infects more animals during hot summers and periods of drought, experts say. The deer get the viruses after getting bitten by gnats that...

Friday's Scores

Sep. 11, 2021 02:46 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Aberdeen/Wishkah Valley Co-op 50, Mark Morris 16 Archbishop Murphy 27, Fife 17 Arlington 54, Oak Harbor 0 Bremerton 21, Columbia River 6 Burlington-Edison 35, Cedarcrest 7 ...

Gonzaga coach Few smelled of alcohol prior to DUI arrest

Sep. 09, 2021 18:26 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Gonzaga basketball coach Mark Few's breath smelled of alcohol and he had bloodshot eyes on the night he was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, though he initially told a police officer he had not been drinking, according to newly released documents....

EXPLAINER: What are some key decisions in fighting fires?

Sep. 06, 2021 11:42 AM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Thousands of wildfires ignite in the U.S. each year, and each one requires firefighters to make quick decisions, often in difficult conditions like high winds and lightning. Crews and managers must determine when to bring in aircraft, what time of...

Former player sues WSU, football coach over dismissal

Sep. 02, 2021 16:54 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A former Washington State player contends in a lawsuit that his civil rights were violated when he was kicked off the football team after complaining about potential exposure to COVID-19 and for joining an association of Black student-athletes. ...