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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders I-Vt., speaks at a campaign event in Tacoma, Wash., Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Bernie Sanders draws thousands to rally in Tacoma

Feb. 18, 2020 12:23 AM EST

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Bernie Sanders rallied thousands of supporters in Washington state three weeks ahead of its presidential primary, calling for the grassroots movement that led to his win in the state’s 2016 caucuses to continue through the broader primary that takes place March 10. “We...

Dog reunited with owner 9 days after running away from crash

Feb. 17, 2020 2:13 PM EST

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — A dog that was missing for nine days after a vehicle crash in Montana has been reunited with his Washington owner. Liz Smith, who lives outside Seattle, told the Daily Inter Lake that her chihuahua-pug mix named Hank jumped out of an open door after Smith and her mother crashed...

Elizabeth Warren to campaign in Seattle Saturday

Feb. 16, 2020 5:59 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren will campaign in Washington a day after the ballots for the March 10 presidential primary are sent to the state's nearly 4.5 million voters. The Seattle Times reported that Warren's free-to-the-public event will take place at the Seattle...

In this Feb. 11, 2020, photo, Ken Zurek, 63, poses for a photo at his home in Highland, Ind. Zurek and his wife arrived in China days before news broke of the coronavirus. They cut their trip short because of the virus and decided to self quarantine themselves in their Highland home for 15 days, just as an extra precaution. (Zbigniew Bzdak/Chicago Tribune via AP)

Home quarantine for travelers buys time as new virus spreads

Feb. 16, 2020 1:39 PM EST

On his return from China last week, Dr. Ian Lipkin quarantined himself in his basement. His wife now puts his food on the stairs. He’s run out of things to watch on Netflix. At odd hours, he walks in New York's Central Park, keeping 10 feet away from others. Lipkin is among hundreds of people in the U.S....

Tommy Milone, Orioles complete minor league deal

Feb. 14, 2020 6:11 PM EST

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Left-hander Tommy Milone completed a minor league contract with the Baltimore Orioles on Friday and will try to earn a roster spot at big league spring training. Milone, who turns 33 on Sunday, is 50-47 with a 4.47 ERA in nine major league seasons with Washington, Oakland, Minnesota,...

Washington state salmon hatcheries damaged by heavy rains

Feb. 13, 2020 5:00 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Recent rain has damaged some salmon hatcheries in the Pacific Northwest, Washington state wildlife experts said. Flooding inundated some of the facilities, young salmon were swept away and sediment spilled into egg strays killing some of the unborn fish, KOMO-TV reported Wednesday. The...

United States' Breanna Stewart, center, shoots between Connecticut's Christyn Williams, left, and Connecticut's Anna Makurat, right, in the second half of an exhibition basketball game, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, in Hartford, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Storm re-signs Breanna Stewart

Feb. 13, 2020 2:32 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Storm has re-signed Breanna Stewart. After missing the 2019 WNBA season because of a ruptured right Achilles tendon, Stewart made her return to the court on Jan. 27, 2020, as a member of the United States women’s national team in an exhibition game against her alma mater,...

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2019, file photo, southbound passengers wait as they look across at a northbound Sound Transit light rail train at an underground station in downtown Seattle. The Washington Supreme Court on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, upheld vehicle registration tax increases in the Puget Sound area, a decision that preserves billions of dollars in voter-approved money earmarked for light trail and other projects. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Supreme Court upholds billions of dollars in transit funding

Feb. 13, 2020 1:14 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington Supreme Court on Thursday upheld vehicle registration tax increases in the Puget Sound area, a decision that preserves billions of dollars in voter-approved money earmarked for light trail and other projects. Seven people had sued to overturn a rate increase by the Central...

Sanders tops in Washington fundraising among Democrats

Feb. 13, 2020 10:48 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Bernie Sanders has raised more money in Washington state than any of his rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination. The Seattle Times reports the Vermont senator brought in more than $2 million from Washington residents through the end of 2019, beating out Massachusetts Sen....

Man steals luggage, sets it on fire in Seattle airport

Feb. 13, 2020 9:00 AM EST

SEATAC, Wash. (AP) — SEATAC, Wash — A Des Moines man has been arrested for allegedly taking a military member's luggage, setting the luggage on fire and destroying a 9/11 memorial all at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. KING-TV reports the suspect stole luggage that was left unattended on...