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No jab, no job: Ex-coach Rolovich gets pink-slipped at WSU

Oct. 19, 2021 03:54 AM EDT

You’re never going to convince guys like ex-Washington State coach Nick Rolovich to get the shot. It’s a waste of breath. The best scientists and all the evidence in the world couldn’t. Losing a $3 million-a-year job didn’t. Even public pleas from the likes of...

Washington State coach Rolovich fired for refusing vaccine

Oct. 18, 2021 23:02 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Washington State fired football coach Nick Rolovich and four of his assistants on Monday for refusing a state mandate that all employees get vaccinated against COVID-19, making him the first major college coach to lose his job over vaccination status. ...

AP source: Washington State has fired football coach Nick Rolovich for refusing state's vaccination mandate

Oct. 18, 2021 20:23 PM EDT
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — AP source: Washington State has fired football coach Nick Rolovich for refusing state's vaccination mandate.

Seahawks believe rally at Steelers is sign of a turnaround

Oct. 18, 2021 19:35 PM EDT

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The performance was full of grit and resiliency, the type of characteristics Pete Carroll strives to see from each of his teams. And yet, it still ended up with another notch in the loss column leaving the Seattle Seahawks sitting at 2-4 and in...

InvestigateWest: Cleaner buildings will cost billions

Oct. 18, 2021 19:20 PM EDT

Pumping insulation into walls and scrapping gas furnaces aren’t the most glamorous ways to attack climate change. Renovating old buildings seems downright mundane compared to fast-charging elec-tric cars or efficient high-rise buildings. But for Francisco Ramos, upgrading his Northeast...

Seattle touts 99% compliance with employee vaccine mandate

Oct. 18, 2021 19:13 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The city of Seattle reported Monday morning that 99% of its employees are in compliance with the mayor’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate. By 11:59 p.m. Monday, all Seattle city employees have to be vaccinated against COVID-19, per an August order by Mayor...

Scans come back clear on neck of Seattle's Darrell Taylor

Oct. 18, 2021 19:06 PM EDT

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks say tests on linebacker Darrell Taylor’s neck have come back clear and are not ruling him out of playing next Monday against the New Orleans Saints. Seattle coach Pete Carroll said Monday that both a CT scan and an MRI have...

Seattle parents get kids to school amid suspended bus routes

Oct. 18, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Thousands of Seattle families scrambled to get children to and from school Monday after Seattle Public Schools suspended 142 bus routes. School officials said the cutbacks announced Friday are necessary because of a national bus driver shortage and...

Microsoft says it warned Bill Gates about flirting in 2008

Oct. 18, 2021 17:05 PM EDT

REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — Microsoft executives in 2008 warned Bill Gates to stop sending flirtatious emails to a female employee but dropped the matter after he told them he would stop, the company revealed Monday. The Wall Street Journal was first to report that Brad...

Deadline arrives for unvaccinated Washington state workers

Oct. 18, 2021 15:41 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Monday is the final day for thousands of workers in Washington who want to keep their jobs to prove they’ve been fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Washington’s vaccine mandate, issued by Gov. Jay Inslee in August, is believed to be among the...