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Washington unemployment rate for October was 4.5 percent

Nov. 13, 2019 2:01 PM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state's October unemployment rate dipped slightly to 4.5 percent from the previous month. According to numbers released Wednesday by the Employment Security Department, October’s rate was down from September’s rate of 4.6 percent. The state also saw a net loss...

Mold outbreak closes all Seattle Children’s operating rooms

Nov. 13, 2019 10:30 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — All operating rooms at Seattle Children's Hospital will be closed for several days as a crew inspects the building's air handling system after a renewed outbreak of Aspergillus mold was discovered. KOMO reports the corrective actions include calling in a third-party hygienist to help inspect...

Carter scores career-high 37 in Seattle's 115-81 win

Nov. 13, 2019 12:28 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Myles Carter scored a career-high 37 points, matched a personal best with 15 rebounds and Seattle beat Division III opponent Pacific (Oregon) 115-81 on Tuesday night. The victory gave coach Jim Hayford his 400th victory in his 20th year as a college head coach. Carter, a senior, was 11-of-12...

Another Seattle Children's hospital patient sickened

Nov. 12, 2019 8:16 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Children's hospital officials have confirmed that a surgical patient at Seattle Children's hospital contracted an infection from a fungus found in three operating rooms. The Seattle Times reports officials announced the patient's infection Tuesday and said the hospital is monitoring...

Seahawks rely on stars to deliver biggest win of season

Nov. 12, 2019 7:20 PM EST

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — When the Seahawks needed their stars to be great, they delivered. No matter how many different ways there are to break down the reasons behind Seattle's 27-24 overtime win over San Francisco, it came down to that simple fact. Whether it was Russell Wilson continuing to build his...

Rai advocates push for Northwest bullet train

Nov. 12, 2019 10:50 AM EST

Last week's vote in Washington state to roll back car registration fees has scrambled transportation budgets. But Pacific Northwest rail advocates are undeterred in pursuing their vision of a bullet train connection between Portland, Seattle and Vancouver, Canada. Microsoft hosted a high-power meeting of state...

Raiders S Karl Joseph's best season derailed by injury

Nov. 11, 2019 6:35 PM EST

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Karl Joseph was finally living up to his first-round draft billing when a season-ending foot injury derailed all that and left a major hole in the Oakland Raiders secondary. Joseph hurt his foot as he jumped to intercept a pass from Philip Rivers, marking the second straight game...

Seattle puts stamp on its first 10 years with 2nd MLS title

Nov. 11, 2019 4:39 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — As the week progressed, Adrian Hanauer's appreciation for what was going on with his club and his city was growing. Yet it was only in the final moments, when the Seattle Sounders held a three-goal lead in the MLS Cup title game, that Hanauer could look around and really take it all in. "At...

Seismologists measure shake from fans at MLS championship

Nov. 11, 2019 1:43 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Seismologists in Washington state have used Major League Soccer's championship as an opportunity to study information collected while fans shook the stadium. KING-TV reported the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network installed seismic monitors at CenturyLink Field Sunday for the championship...

Fungus causes Seattle Children's operating room closures

Nov. 11, 2019 12:57 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Operating rooms at Seattle Children's Hospital have been closed for the second time this year after a type of potentially dangerous fungus was discovered in air samples. Hospital spokesperson Kathryn Mueller says latest discovery has closed three operating rooms and two procedural areas,...