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New effort to limit high-capacity magazines in Washington

Feb. 25, 2020 7:33 PM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A new bill that would ban high-capacity magazines in Washington state is being considered by lawmakers after a previous measure stalled. The sponsor of the new measure, Rep. Javier Valdez, added a fiscal provision that allows the Legislature to consider the bill this late in the...

Report expected to decide fate of Snake River electric dams

Feb. 25, 2020 7:31 PM EST

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Washington state environmentalists, farmers, tribal leaders and public utility officials are awaiting a federal report concerning whether four Snake River dams can coexist with a dwindling salmon population. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and the...

Police shoot person in eastern Oregon

Feb. 25, 2020 5:25 PM EST

UMAPINE, Ore. (AP) — Two members of law enforcement shot a person in eastern Oregon near the Washington state border, police said. Deputies from the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office and officers from Milton-Freewater responded to a call at 11:44 p.m. Monday about a gun fired in the Umapine area,...

Jury convicts ex-Microsoft worker in digital currency scheme

Feb. 25, 2020 4:46 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A jury on Tuesday convicted a former Microsoft worker of wire fraud and other charges in what prosecutors described as a scheme to steal $10 million in digital currency. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Seattle said 25-year-old Ukrainian citizen Volodymyr Kvashuk helped test...

New Seattle NHL team to subsidize public transit for fans

Feb. 25, 2020 4:05 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle’s expansion NHL franchise is trying to make it easier for fans to get to its games in the traffic-clogged city. NHL Seattle announced Tuesday that it will fully subsidize public transit costs for fans with season tickets or single-game tickets. Additionally, the team is...

Sea lion wanders far from water in Washington state

Feb. 25, 2020 3:25 PM EST

A sea lion wandered far from water in southwest Washington state. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the Steller sea lion, weighing around 600 pounds, was discovered in a wooded area outside the town of Castle Rock, Washington. The animal was about two miles from a viable water source. Sheriff's deputies, Fish and...

Sue Bird returning to Seattle Storm for 19th season

Feb. 25, 2020 3:05 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Sue Bird is returning to the Seattle Storm for a 19th season after re-signing with the team Tuesday. Bird missed all last season after undergoing knee surgery. The last time she was on the court for Seattle, Bird was leading the franchise to its third WNBA title in 2018. ...

Expedia to lay off about 500 workers at Seattle headquarters

Feb. 25, 2020 2:04 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — About 500 workers will be laid off in Seattle amid business performance concerns and leadership management changes from a Washington state-based travel platform company. Expedia Group released a statement Monday saying the company will stop certain projects while reducing its use of vendors...

3 structures at high risk of collapsing at Hanford site

Feb. 25, 2020 1:21 PM EST

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — Three radioactively contaminated structures are at high risk of collapsing on a former nuclear weapons production site, but could be stabilized by filling them with a concrete-like grout within the next year, the federal government said. Otherwise, the U.S. Department of Energy has...

Officials ID clerk killed at Edmonds 7-Eleven

Feb. 25, 2020 10:25 AM EST

EDMONDS, Wash. (AP) — A clerk shot to death at an Edmonds 7-Eleven Friday was identified by the county’s medical examiner Monday, as police keep looking for the person responsible. The victim has been identified as Nagendiram Kandasamy, 64, of Edmonds, according to the Snohomish County Medical...