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Bill to expand sports gambling introduced in Legislature

Jan. 21, 2021 12:34 PM EST

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A bill to expand sports gambling in Washington state beyond Indian casinos and into privately-owned card rooms has been introduced in the state Legislature for the second consecutive year. The Senate bill seeks to expand sports betting to include the state’s licensed card rooms...

Seattle police investigate fatal attack

Jan. 21, 2021 10:08 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A man was found dead after an attack in Seattle Wednesday evening. Seattle Police were sent to Martin Luther King Jr Way South just after 9 p.m. after receiving a 911 call. Officers arrived to find a 29-year-old man gravely injured, KOMO-TV reported. The man was rushed to a local hospital as...

Commissioner pleads guilty to possessing child rape images

Jan. 21, 2021 8:11 AM EST

WOODINVILLE, Wash. (AP) — A suburban Seattle water district commissioner has pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography in a U.S. District Court in Seattle. U.S. Attorney Brian T. Moran said Wednesday that Woodinville Water District Commissioner Dale Knapinski, 67, was indicted in November 2019. ...

FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2020 file photo, an Amazon logo appears on an Amazon delivery van in Boston.   Amazon wants to help President Joe Biden in trying to get 100 million COVID-19 vaccinations to Americans in his first 100 days in office.
The CEO of Amazon’s Worldwide Consumer division, Dave Clark, said in a letter to Biden that the company has a deal with a licensed third-party occupational health care provider to give vaccines on-site at its facilities.  (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Amazon offers assist with US COVID-19 vaccine distribution

Jan. 21, 2021 8:08 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon is offering its colossal operations network and advanced technologies to assist President Joe Biden in his vow to get 100 million COVID-19 vaccinations to Americans in his first 100 days in office. “We are prepared to leverage our operations, information technology, and...

A group of protesters carrying anti-President Joe Biden and anti-police signs marched in the streets and damaged the headquarters of the Democratic Party of Oregon, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Portland, Ore. (Beth Nakamura/The Oregonian via AP)

Protesters gather, damage Democratic headquarters in Oregon

Jan. 21, 2021 6:52 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A group of protesters carrying signs against President Joe Biden and police marched in Portland on Inauguration Day and damaged the headquarters of the Democratic Party of Oregon, police said. Some in the group of about 150 people smashed windows and spray-painted anarchist symbols...

Players warm up for an NCAA college basketball game between Colorado and Washington on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Joe Nicholson)

Washington snaps 8-game skid, topples Colorado 84-80

Jan. 21, 2021 12:11 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Marcus Tsohonis and his teammates celebrated as though Washington had just won something of significance rather than a midseason conference game. Snapping an eight-game losing streak felt much bigger for the Huskies than just a regular Pac-12 victory. “The sigh of relief of getting...

Isaac Smith, of Boston, speaks to a reporter near the Massachusetts Statehouse in Boston about the new incoming administration, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. Smith, a 21-year-old Harvard University student, said he voted for Biden and was excited for what's to come.

Americans who live, work near capitols see peace, new hope

Jan. 20, 2021 9:04 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Normally quiet streets around U.S. state capitol buildings have looked more like battlegrounds recently, putting those who live and work there on edge. More than most people, these Americans will have front-row seats on whether the change of leadership Wednesday in the White House will...

Man charged with pinning officer during US Capitol attack

Jan. 20, 2021 6:43 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man seen in a widely viewed video pinning an officer into a doorway during the attack on the U.S. Capitol has been charged with assaulting police officers, federal authorities said Wednesday. Patrick McCaughey III, 23, of Ridgefield, was arrested Tuesday in South Salem,...

Washington National Guard members walk in formation away from the Legislative Building, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Members of the Guard and Washington State Patrol troopers have been in place all week on the campus providing security against possible protests connected with the inauguration of President Joe Biden and the departure of former President Donald Trump in Washington, D.C. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

At least $1.6 million spent on Washington Capitol security

Jan. 20, 2021 6:37 PM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — At least $1.6 million has been spent by the state and the Washington State Patrol over the past two weeks in costs related to security at the state Capitol, and that number is expected to climb, officials said Wednesday. At a news conference following the inauguration of President Joe...

FILE - In this May 24, 2019, file photo, teachers and students from Northwest Montessori School in Seattle examine the carcass of a gray whale after it washed up on the coast of Washington's Olympic Peninsula, just north of Kalaloch Campground in Olympic National Park. Researchers say the population of gray whales off the West Coast of the United States has fallen by nearly one-quarter since 2016, resembling a similar die-off two decades ago. In a paper released Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, NOAA Fisheries reported that surveys counted about 6,000 fewer migrating whales last winter, 21,000 as compared to 27,000 in 2016. (AP Photo/Gene Johnson, File)

Gray whale population drops by quarter off U.S. West Coast

Jan. 20, 2021 6:34 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Researchers say the population of gray whales off the West Coast of the United States has fallen by nearly one-quarter since 2016, resembling a similar die-off two decades ago. In a paper released Tuesday, NOAA Fisheries reported that surveys counted about 6,000 fewer migrating whales last...