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Seafood giant to spend up to $23 million to fix pollution

Feb. 19, 2019 3:13 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says one of the nation's biggest seafood companies has agreed to spend up to $23 million to fix serious air pollution issues with its vessels and land-based facilities. Seattle-based Trident Seafoods will also pay a $900,000 fine for Clean Air Act...

Skamania sheriff identifies deceased man

Feb. 19, 2019 10:34 AM EST

LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — The Skamania County Sheriff's Office has identified the deceased male found in Skamania County near Cougar on January 24. The Longview Daily News reports the man, 24-year-old Brian Bodle of Newberg, Oregon, died of homicidal violence, according to an autopsy conducted on Jan. 26....

Peatling leads E. Washington over Idaho 82-57

Feb. 18, 2019 10:09 PM EST

CHENEY, Wash. (AP) — Mason Peatling recorded 16 points and 13 rebounds to carry Eastern Washington to an 82-57 win over Idaho on Monday, the Eagles' seventh consecutive home victory. Kim Aiken Jr. had 17 points for Eastern Washington (10-15, 8-6 Big Sky Conference). Tanner Groves added 14 points. Jesse...

No new cases identified in Pacific NW measles outbreak

Feb. 18, 2019 3:52 PM EST

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Clark County Public Health has not identified any new measles cases or new exposure locations in its ongoing outbreak investigation. Public Health spokeswoman Marissa Armstrong released a statement Monday saying the number of cases of the highly contagious viral illness remains 61....

Southwestern Washington measles case count grows to 61

Feb. 17, 2019 7:57 PM EST

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Clark County Public Health has identified two new measles cases and two new exposure locations in its ongoing outbreak investigation. Public Health spokeswoman Marissa Armstrong released a statement Sunday saying the agency has now identified 61 confirmed cases of the highly...

Washington outlasts Washington State 72-70

Feb. 17, 2019 12:24 AM EST

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Noah Dickerson tipped in a missed layup from Jaylen Nowell with 25 seconds remaining and Washington defeated rival Washington State 72-70 on Saturday night. Dickerson scored 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for Washington (20-5, 11-1 Pac-12). Nowell added 20 points. "Dickerson has...

Peatling leads E. Washington past N. Colorado 88-78 in OT

Feb. 16, 2019 7:49 PM EST

CHENEY, Wash. (AP) — Mason Peatling drove for a layup to open the scoring in overtime and Eastern Washington easily won the extra period to knock off Northern Colorado 88-78 on Saturday afternoon. Tyler Kidd followed with a 3 and completed the scoring with two free throws as the Eagles outscored Northern...

BYU women top No. 13 Gonzaga again, 66-64

Feb. 16, 2019 7:34 PM EST

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Shaylee Gonzales scored 19 points, Sara Hamson blocked two shots in the last minute and BYU ended No. 13 Gonzaga's seven-game winning streak with a 66-64 victory on Saturday. It's the second time this season the Cougars beat the Bulldogs by two points. After Hamson's final block,...

Increased avalanche danger in Cascades

Feb. 16, 2019 3:51 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Authorities say there's an increased avalanche danger in some areas of the Cascade Mountains due to recent snowfall. The Northwest Avalanche Center tells KING-TV in a story on Friday that recent snowfall fell during warmer temperatures than the older snow beneath it. Officials say that...

Washington lawmakers advance limits on vaccine exemptions

Feb. 15, 2019 6:05 PM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state lawmakers advanced a measure Friday that would remove parents' ability to claim a personal or philosophical exemption to vaccinating their school-age children for measles as the Pacific Northwest struggles with an outbreak of the contagious virus. The House Health...