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The winners of the 2018 Associated Press NW photo contest.

Oct. 9, 2018 6:53 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The winners of the 2018 Associated Press Northwest photo contest. The Cowles trophy, awarded each year since 1952, is named for William Hutchison Cowles, former publisher of The Spokesman-Review. The Blackburn award is named for a photographer for The Columbian newspaper of Vancouver who was...

Washington State beating predictions with 5-1 start

Oct. 8, 2018 1:46 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Washington State was expected to be in a rebuilding year, picked to finish fifth in the Pac-12 North this season. The Cougars, however, have opened some eyes by posting a 5-1 record going into their bye week. Don't count Coach Mike Leach among those who think the Cougars have exceeded...

Washington kills another wolf that preyed on cattle

Oct. 1, 2018 11:53 AM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The state of Washington has killed a second wolf from a pack that has been preying on cattle in Ferry County. The Department of Fish and Wildlife says a marksman shot an adult female wolf on Friday. The wolf is from the Old Profanity Territory pack that has repeatedly attacked cattle...

State continues efforts to kill some members of wolf pack

Sep. 26, 2018 11:56 AM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Washington state officials have determined that wolves from a pack in northeast Washington have injured five additional calves, and they continue efforts to kill some pack members. The Department of Fish and Wildlife said Tuesday the attacks occurred in Ferry County and were conducted...

US Sen. Maria Cantwell faces former head of Wash. state GOP

Sep. 21, 2018 4:28 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Democrat Maria Cantwell has easily won re-election to the U.S. Senate from Washington state in previous years, but as she seeks her fourth-term this November she is facing her most recognizable opponent. Republican Susan Hutchison, who spent two decades as a Seattle TV news anchor...

Much of Columbia River closed to salmon fishing

Sep. 17, 2018 1:26 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The rare closure of most of the Columbia River to salmon fishing is largely the result of bad weather and bad ocean conditions in 2015. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife on Thursday closed salmon fishing on the main stem of the Columbia River from Buoy 10 upstream to...

Federal appeals court upholds judgment against Teck Cominco

Sep. 14, 2018 5:51 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld an $8.25 million judgment against a Canadian company that for decades dumped toxic smelter waste that flowed down the Columbia River into Lake Roosevelt. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday affirmed a lower court ruling that Teck Cominco...

Judge rejects effort to temporarily halt killing of wolves

Sep. 14, 2018 3:56 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state judge on Friday rejected efforts to temporarily block the killing of wolves that are preying on livestock in Ferry County. Thurston County Superior Court Judge Carol Murphy turned down a request from a conservation group for a temporary restraining order to block...

WSU: Jason Gesser harassment probe found no violations

Sep. 13, 2018 10:03 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Washington State University officials investigated allegations of sexual harassment against staff member and former football star Jason Gesser and found no violations of school policy, school President Kirk Schulz and Director of Athletics Pat Chun said Thursday. Schulz and Chun...

State says wolves attacked 5 calves in Ferry County

Sep. 10, 2018 3:41 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The state of Washington says wolves attacked at least five calves in Ferry County last week, killing one and injuring four. The attacks occurred Wednesday through Friday in an area once occupied by the Profanity Peak wolf pack, which was wiped out last year. The Washington Department...