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Democrats criticize GOP state rep for chats about spying

Apr. 22, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and other state Democrats are criticizing a conservative state representative for appearing to support spying on political opponents. The Guardian newspaper reported Saturday it had obtained the contents of chats involving Republican Rep. Matt Shea, of...

Back to Earth: Washington set to allow 'human composting'

Apr. 22, 2019 3:36 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington appears set to become the first state to allow a burial alternative known as "natural organic reduction" — an accelerated decomposition process that turns bodies into soil within weeks. The bill legalizing the process, sometimes referred to as "human composting," has...

APNewsBreak: CBS Sports signs multiyear deal with WNBA

Apr. 22, 2019 1:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA is nearly doubling its national TV exposure with a multiyear deal with CBS Sports. CBS Sports Network will broadcast 40 WNBA games beginning next month when the season opens. The Minnesota Lynx vs. the Chicago Sky on May 25 will be the first game on the CBS Sports Network. "Through...

Melinda Gates talks 'brash' Microsoft culture in new book

Apr. 22, 2019 1:14 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Looking back at her time as an early Microsoft employee, Melinda Gates said the brash culture at the famously tough, revolutionary tech company made her want to quit, but that she didn't discuss it with her boyfriend, and later her husband, Bill Gates, the company CEO who embodied that...

Gonzaga's Killian Tillie declares for NBA draft

Apr. 22, 2019 12:11 AM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Gonzaga forward Killian Tillie will test the NBA waters. The school said Sunday that Tillie will submit his name for the NBA draft, but the junior could return to school. Under new NCAA rules, college players can retain the services of an agent during the evaluation process but must...

New evidence gets mistrial in Montana senator's nephew death

Apr. 20, 2019 11:07 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The discovery of new evidence prompted a judge to declare a mistrial in the prosecution of a Spokane man charged with killing the nephew of U.S. Sen. Jon Tester of Montana in a sword attack, a newspaper reported. Court records show a sheriff's detective found a text message in the...

Gonzaga's Zach Norvell Jr. to test NBA waters

Apr. 20, 2019 10:55 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Gonzaga sophomore guard Zach Norvell Jr. will test the NBA waters. The school said Saturday Norvell will submit his name for the NBA draft, but could return to school. Under new NCAA rules, college players can retain the services of an agent during the evaluation process, but must end...

Washington state lawmaker's comments raise ire of nurses

Apr. 20, 2019 7:33 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state lawmaker has angered nurses and spawned a flurry of viral hashtags and memes on social media by saying that some nurses may spend a lot of time playing cards in small, rural hospitals. State Sen. Maureen Walsh, a Republican representing College Place, Washington,...

Seattle Storm coach Dan Hughes diagnosed with cancer

Apr. 19, 2019 6:05 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Storm coach Dan Hughes has been diagnosed with an undisclosed form of cancer that was discovered after a recent emergency appendectomy. Hughes said in a video released by the team Friday that a treatment plan is still being finalized by doctors at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle...

Seattle NHL arena not expected to open until middle of 2021

Apr. 18, 2019 8:15 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The arena for Seattle's new NHL franchise won't be completed until late spring or summer of 2021 but that shouldn't have any impact on the expansion team's first season. Team President Tod Leiweke said Thursday the delay could end up affecting some other plans for the franchise, including...