Latest Washington News

Farmer fined $304K over alleged water theft during drought

Oct. 21, 2021 09:16 AM EDT

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — A farm in southeastern Washington has been fined $304,000 by the Washington state Department of Ecology for irrigating 250 acres (101 hectares) without rights to the water. Frank Tiegs LLC in Franklin County has 30 days to appeal the decision to...

Prosecutors: Teen charged in second hit-and-run collision

Oct. 21, 2021 08:15 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A teenager accused of hitting and killing a jogger with her car in July has now been charged for allegedly hitting another person in a separate incident. The King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office charged the teen with second-degree assault and...

Tool for police reform rarely used by local prosecutors

Oct. 21, 2021 01:40 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Isaiah Obet was behaving erratically and in mental distress in 2017 when Officer Jeff Nelson ordered his police dog to attack and then shot Obet in the torso. Obet fell to the ground and Nelson fired again, fatally shooting Obet in the head. The officer said his life was in...

Tool for police reform rarely used by local prosecutors

Oct. 21, 2021 01:37 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Isaiah Obet was behaving erratically and in mental distress in 2017 when Officer Jeff Nelson ordered his police dog to attack and then shot Obet in the torso. Obet fell to the ground and Nelson fired again, fatally shooting Obet in the head. The officer said his life was in...

UCLA hosts No. 10 Oregon in Pac-12's top game of the week

Oct. 21, 2021 00:33 AM EDT

Here are some things to watch this week in the Pac-12 Conference: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 10 Oregon (5-1, 2-1) visits UCLA (5-2, 3-1) in what will be one of the top national games of the weekend. ESPN’s “College GameDay” will originate from...

Dajome converts penalty, Whitecaps rally to beat Timbers 3-2

Oct. 21, 2021 00:22 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Cristian Dajome converted on a penalty kick in the 82nd minute and the Vancouver Whitecaps came from behind to beat the Portland Timbers 3-2 on Wednesday night. Down 2-0 at halftime, Vancouver (11-9-10) got second-half goals from Deiber Caicedo...

Rolovich lawyer calls coach's firing 'unjust and unlawful'

Oct. 20, 2021 20:03 PM EDT

Former Washington State football coach Nick Rolovich's termination for refusing to get a COVID-19 vaccination was unlawful and an attack on his Catholic faith, his attorney said Wednesday. Attorney Brian Fahling also said in a statement that Rolovich intends to take legal...

A perfect example of the difficulties of NFL short weeks

Oct. 20, 2021 19:39 PM EDT

For those who oppose Thursday night NFL games, be it players, coaches, fans or bettors, this week is a perfect example of why. It's difficult enough to prepare for a Sunday game when you have key injuries, particularly at quarterback. And when both teams are uncertain...

NYC requiring vaccine for cops, firefighters, city workers

Oct. 20, 2021 18:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City will require its entire municipal workforce to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or be placed on unpaid leave, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday, an ultimatum that ensures a fight with some unions representing employees, including police officers and...

Climate Pledge Arena ready to get Kraken for hockey debut

Oct. 20, 2021 18:27 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The first event ever inside Climate Pledge Arena — whether it will be considered the official first event or not — was far from a soft opening. “Dave Grohl said he was going to tear the building down,” joked Oak View Group CEO Tim Leiweke on...