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Washington, other states plan to sue over family separations

Jun. 21, 2018 8:35 PM EDT

SEATAC, Wash. (AP) — Washington, California and at least nine other states are planning to sue the Trump administration over its separation of immigrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border, saying the president's executive order halting the practice is riddled with caveats and fails to reunite parents and...

Correction: Western Electric Grid story

Jun. 20, 2018 1:35 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — In a story June 19 about a proposal to create regional management of the electric grid in the Western United States, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of a Natural Resources Defense Council official. He is Carl Zichella, not Curt Zichella. A corrected version of...

AP Investigation: Fish billed as local isn't always local

Jun. 14, 2018 10:10 PM EDT

MONTAUK, N.Y. (AP) — Even after winter storms left East Coast harbors thick with ice, some of the country's top chefs and trendy restaurants were offering sushi-grade tuna supposedly pulled in fresh off the coast of New York. But it was just an illusion. No tuna was landing there. The fish had long since...

AP Investigation: Buying local fish? It may not be true

Jun. 14, 2018 2:42 AM EDT

MONTAUK, N.Y. (AP) — Caterers in Washington tweeted a photo of maroon sashimi appetizers served to 700 guests attending the governor's inaugural ball last year. They were told the tuna was from Montauk. But it was an illusion. It was the dead of winter and no yellowfin had been landed in the New York town....

Supreme Court tie favors Indian tribes in Washington state

Jun. 11, 2018 6:41 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state must restore salmon habitat by removing barriers that block fish migration after the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday left in place a lower court order. The justices divided 4-4 in the long-running dispute that pits the state against Northwest Indian tribes and the federal...

Children from border fight in Washington state foster care

Jun. 9, 2018 9:15 PM EDT

SEATAC, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and a roster of fellow Democratic politicians on Saturday decried the federal government's decision to separate young children of asylum seekers taken into custody at the U.S.-Mexico border from their parents indefinitely. The administration is sending more...

Critics blast Trump for sending border detainees to prison

Jun. 8, 2018 6:45 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — President Donald Trump's crackdown on illegal immigration has already led to overrun detention facilities, long lines of asylum seekers camping out at the U.S.-Mexico border and a decision to separate young children from their parents indefinitely. Now, the administration is sending more...

Court: Compliance reached in education funding case

Jun. 7, 2018 7:49 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A long-running court case over the adequacy of education funding in Washington state has ended, with the state Supreme Court on Thursday lifting its jurisdiction over the case and dropping daily sanctions after the Legislature funneled billions more dollars into public schools. The...

Group threatens lawsuit over habitat protection for orcas

Jun. 6, 2018 8:18 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A conservation group wants the federal government to move forward with protecting offshore areas along the U.S. West Coast to help endangered killer whales. The Center for Biological Diversity told the National Marine Fisheries Service on Wednesday that it plans to take legal action if the...

Washington state blamed for holding up fossil fuel exports

May. 31, 2018 6:00 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Republican lawmakers from Western states and industry executives on Thursday accused Washington state officials of unfairly blocking fossil fuel projects and dictating winners and losers among U.S. companies seeking to export products to Asia. Republican U.S. Sen. Steve Daines of...