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Gyms will need to triple distance for exercising indoors

Aug. 3, 2020 8:52 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee released updated guidance Monday for gyms and fitness facilities that nearly triples the minimum distance required for patrons exercising indoors, except for those practicing certain team sports. Starting Aug. 10, instead of the current requirement of six...

Man accused in officer's death pleads not guilty

Aug. 3, 2020 8:51 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The man accused of causing the death of a Bothell police officer during a gunfight in July pleaded not guilty Monday to aggravated first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder and vehicular assault. Henry Eugene Washington, 37, was charged in King County Superior Court on July 17, four...

FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2019, file photo, New York Jets strong safety Jamal Adams (33) plays during the second half of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in Landover, Md.  Adams got his wish. He wanted out of New York and away from the Jets. His new home is in Seattle and for what the Seahawks gave up, they need Adams to play like an All-Pro. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Carroll gets look at Adams on field as Seahawks move ahead

Aug. 3, 2020 7:45 PM EDT

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Pete Carroll finally had the chance to see new safety Jamal Adams on the field in a Seattle Seahawks uniform Monday. It was during the kind of workout Carroll would have conducted months ago in a normal NFL offseason, not less than six weeks before the scheduled season opener. ...

FILE - In this Saturday, July 25, 2020, file photo, Seattle Storm guard Sue Bird shoots during the first half of a WNBA basketball game against the New York Liberty in Bradenton, Fla. Bird will be sidelined for a bit as she recovers from a bone bruise in her left knee. Seattle’s star guard felt the injury during the team’s win over Minnesota last week. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)

Bird sidelined with bone bruise in her left knee

Aug. 3, 2020 5:48 PM EDT

Sue Bird will be sidelined for a bit as she recovers from a bone bruise in her left knee. Seattle's star guard felt the injury during the team's win over Minnesota last week. Bird missed the Storm's most recent game to rest the knee. “It’s basically day-to-day. That’s where I’m...

Seattle police chief upset after protesters visit her home

Aug. 3, 2020 4:19 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle’s police chief urged the City Council to tell protesters to stop visiting the homes of elected officials and others during emotional debates over reducing funding for police. Chief Carmen Best wrote a letter to the council after protesters showed up at her home Saturday night....

State is working through secondary jobless benefit backlog

Aug. 3, 2020 2:41 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Employment Security Department Commissioner Suzi LeVine said Monday that an initial backlog of claims of people who had not received payment for unemployment benefits between March and June has been resolved, and the agency has been working through about 30,000 other cases of people...

Washington fish trap opens October, will be largest in U.S.

Aug. 3, 2020 2:03 PM EDT

WHITE RIVER, Wash. (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers will complete a fish trapping facility 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of Seattle in October that will be the largest in North America. The White River Fish Passage Facility will be able to handle an estimated one million salmon per year. The $131...

Gonzaga forward Corey Kispert returning for senior season

Aug. 3, 2020 1:39 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Corey Kispert will not pursue professional options and is returning to Gonzaga for his senior season. Kispert's decision, announced by the school Monday, comes two days after guard Joel Ayayi announced he will be back for his junior season in Spokane. “Returning to school gives...

Police investigate shooting outside Washington casino

Aug. 3, 2020 12:52 PM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Police on Sunday were investigating the shooting death of a man outside the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Washington. Local law enforcement officials responded to the shooting inside a parking lot at the casino at about midnight on Saturday. The Puyallup Tribal Police performed CPR...

Body of climber who died on Mount Jefferson recovered

Aug. 3, 2020 8:43 AM EDT

BEND, Ore. (AP) — The body of a Kennewick, Washington, climber who died in a fall from Mount Jefferson in central Oregon has been recovered. The Tri-City Herald reports David Freepons, 68, was climbing July 25 with a group at the mountain that is about 50 miles from Bend, Ore., when he slipped on a...