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Cowlitz Fire battalion chief dies in line of duty

Sep. 19, 2019 10:43 PM EDT

KELSO, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a firefighter died in the line of duty in southwestern Washington. The Kelso Police Department said Thursday that Cowlitz 2 Fire and Rescue battalion chief Mike Zainfeld died Thursday. Police have not released further details surrounding his death. Zainfeld's body was...

Pac-12 Game of the Week: Can Utah break the Coliseum Curse?

Sep. 19, 2019 7:57 PM EDT

Here are some things to watch this week in the Pac-12 Conference: GAME OF THE WEEK: Utah hasn't won against the Trojans in Los Angeles in more than 100 years. Yep, that's right, more than a century. The Utes' last win came in 1916. But No. 10 Utah (3-0) has a chance in its Pac-12 opener to not only break the...

Seahawks relying on linebackers more, and for a good reason

Sep. 19, 2019 7:36 PM EDT

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Bobby Wagner usually is not shy about promoting his position, noting that sometimes linebackers can get lost in the attention typically lavished on pass rushers getting sacks and defensive backs making interceptions. So while the Seahawks' linebacker trio is getting a little bit of...

Wounded Saints face unbeaten Seahawks in early NFC showdown

Sep. 19, 2019 6:05 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — In his 13 seasons in charge New Orleans coach Sean Payton has always had one constant by his side. Nearly every game. Nearly every snap. It's almost always been Drew Brees on the other end of the receiver, listening to what Payton is saying, and for the most part tormenting opponents. And...

107 DNA swabs from people with convictions destroyed

Sep. 19, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Police say over 100 DNA swabs from people with misdemeanor convictions were inadvertently destroyed by Seattle Police Department evidence warehouse staff members. The Seattle Times reports officials discovered the mistake earlier this week and the department announced it Wednesday evening....

Washington state man convicted of murder after second trial

Sep. 19, 2019 5:03 PM EDT

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state jury has convicted a man of murder after his second trial in the case. The Everett Herald reports that 27-year-old Encarnacion Salas acknowledged stabbing 40-year-old Jesse Cardenas Lopez but said he was acting in self-defense in 2014. Court documents say Salas...

Washington authorities warn residents of fentanyl overdoses

Sep. 19, 2019 4:19 PM EDT

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Washington health officials have warned residents of fentanyl usage after nine people have died after ingesting the drug this year. The Yakima Herald reports that state health officials issued a public warning earlier this month after three people died of overdoses within days....

Washington state sues Trump over diverted military funding

Sep. 19, 2019 3:46 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state's attorney general sued President Donald Trump on Thursday over his plan to shift more than $3.6 billion in military construction funding to help build a border wall. In Washington state, Trump's plan would divert $89 million from a pier project at a submarine base west of...

No. 19 Washington State seeks 4-0 start when they face UCLA

Sep. 19, 2019 3:16 PM EDT

UCLA (0-3) at No. 19 Washington State (3-0), Saturday at 10:30 p.m. EDT (ESPN). Line: Washington State by 18 1/2. Series record: UCLA leads 40-20-1. WHAT'S AT STAKE Washington State is seeking a third consecutive win over UCLA, and a second 4-0 start to a season since 2017. It's the Pac-12 opener for both teams,...

Seattle mayor wants to impose per-ride tax on Uber, Lyft

Sep. 19, 2019 1:29 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle would charge a new 51-cent tax on each Uber and Lyft ride in the city, and use some of that money to finish the downtown streetcar, under a proposal released by Mayor Jenny Durkan. The Seattle Times reports that Durkan expects to get about $25 million a year from the tax. She'd like...