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Columbia River navigation markers replaced in Washington

Oct. 29, 2020 10:18 AM EDT

LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has started a project to replace dozens of steel rods known as king piles in the Columbia River that warn boats and other vessels about the locations of underwater dams. The $2.1 million project will replace dozens of 65-foot (20-meter) steel rods...

Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson (32) runs as Arizona Cardinals outside linebacker De'Vondre Campbell defends during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Seahawks extremely thin at running back as 49ers approach

Oct. 28, 2020 9:04 PM EDT

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks started this week with only one healthy running back and little certainty that any of their three injured options will be able to play Sunday against San Francisco. Chris Carson, Carlos Hyde and Travis Homer are all dealing with injuries coming out of last...

Dee Strange-Gordon's $14M option declined by Mariners

Oct. 28, 2020 8:51 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners declined their $14 million club option on infielder Dee Strange-Gordon for the 2021 season on Wednesday, making the veteran eligible for free agency. Strange-Gordon spent the past three seasons with the Mariners. He came to Seattle as a starter in 2018, splitting time...

Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap (96) is able to sack Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) in spite of being blocked by Ravens offensive tackle Orlando Brown (78) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Seahawks get pass rush help in Carlos Dunlap from Cincinnati

Oct. 28, 2020 8:05 PM EDT

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Carlos Dunlap made it clear he wanted out of Cincinnati and got his wish. The Seattle Seahawks hope by getting Dunlap out of Cincinnati, they've landed an answer to help solve their underperforming defense. In dire need of defensive help, the Seahawks acquired Dunlap from the Bengals...

FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2019 file photo, Southern California quarterback Kedon Slovis throws a pass during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Oregon in Los Angeles. Slovis returns s quarterback for his sophomore season in November.  (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong, File)

Pac-12 embarks on short season with lots of new faces at QB

Oct. 28, 2020 5:54 PM EDT

The so-called Conference of Quarterbacks has had some considerable turnover at the position heading into the season. Gone are some of the Pac-12's big names: Oregon's Justin Herbert, Washington State's Anthony Gordon, Arizona's Khalil Tate and Utah's Tyler Huntley. Just five quarterbacks who started regularly...

Washington quarterbacks Jaden Sheffey, center, Kevin Thomson, left, and Jacob Sirmon, right, pass in a group during NCAA college football practice, Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Lake Show: New coach but same expectations for Washington

Oct. 28, 2020 5:27 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — When Jimmy Lake was named the successor to Chris Petersen at Washington in December, getting ready for a season opener against Michigan seemed his biggest priority. Nearly 11 months later and still in the middle of a pandemic, Lake will finally get his opportunity as Washington’s...

FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2019, file photo, Washington State running back Max Borghi, left, carries the ball during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Pullman, Wash. Borghi is likely to get more rushing attempts under the new Washington coach Nick Rolovich.  (AP Photo/Young Kwak, File)

Washington State will feature new coach, new quarterback

Oct. 28, 2020 3:11 PM EDT

It took nine months for new Washington State coach Nick Rolovich to conduct his first practice with the Cougars after the coronavirus led to the cancellation of spring practice and delays in the start of the 2020 season. But Rolovich sees that short schedule of games as an opportunity for the Cougars, who are...

Russell Wilson, Ciara fund charter school in Seattle area

Oct. 28, 2020 1:43 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Football star Russell Wilson and his wife Ciara, the Grammy-winning performer, are the latest wealthy philanthropists to back a charter school — though the celebrity couple say they’re not focused on the politically charged school choice issue and undeterred by challenges that...

FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 file photo, an Amazon logo appears on an Amazon delivery van, in Boston. Online retailer Amazon has launched a website in Sweden as the first leg of a long-anticipated expansion into the tech-savvy Nordic region that is expected to have a major long-term impact on brick-and-mortar stores and e-commerce. The American company headquartered in Seattle, Washington said Wednesday, Oct. 28 that Swedish customers can shop for more than 150 million products in 30 categories on amazon.se. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, file)

Amazon launches Swedish site in 1st leg of Nordic expansion

Oct. 28, 2020 12:32 PM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Amazon has launched a website in Sweden as the first leg of a long-anticipated expansion into the tech-savvy Nordic region that is expected to have a major long-term impact on brick-and-mortar stores and e-commerce. The U.S. e-commerce giant said Wednesday that Swedish customers can shop...

Longer transition allowed for $16B in contracts at Hanford

Oct. 28, 2020 11:35 AM EDT

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — The Department of Energy has announced it will take more time to transition to two new contractors at a decommissioned nuclear site in Washington state. The new $10 billion central Hanford cleanup contract and the new $6 billion site services contract are now expected to take effect...