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State revenues projected at $51 billion for the next 2 years

Jun. 25, 2019 2:05 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — An updated forecast shows Washington state is expected to see a net increase in revenues of nearly $432 million over the next two years. The numbers released at a Tuesday meeting of the Economic and Revenue Forecast Council showed total revenues are now projected at nearly $51 billion...

James Wade has Sky playing well with wins in 5 of last 6

Jun. 25, 2019 1:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After a slow start, first-year coach James Wade has simplified things for the Chicago Sky, and it's paid off. The Sky have won five of their last six games, including a victory over the Connecticut Sun. "You have this vision you want to throw so much at them. Sometimes the best thing is to...

City council candidate charged with DUI after car crash

Jun. 25, 2019 12:58 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a city council candidate was driving under the influence when he crashed his car in Washington state last month. The Spokesman-Review reported Tuesday that Al Merkel has pleaded not guilty to a DUI charge. Merkel is running for a seat on the Spokane Valley City...

Woman killed, 2 young children hurt in crash

Jun. 25, 2019 9:48 AM EDT

REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a woman was killed and two young children were critically injured in a crash east of Redmond, Washington. KIRO reports the crash happened shortly before 5 a.m. Tuesday. The Washington State Patrol said the children, one an infant and the other about 4 years old, were...

'Green New Deal' in Seattle? City Council makes pledge

Jun. 25, 2019 8:35 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — All nine Seattle City Council members have vowed to pursue a "Green New Deal" that a community and environmental groups are pushing for. The Seattle Times reports the council members signed a support letter Monday but haven't worked out particular policies. The local Green New Deal campaign...

Lawsuit contends Washington state utility caused fatal fire

Jun. 25, 2019 12:20 AM EDT

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — The family of a Washington state man who died in a house fire has filed a lawsuit against a public utility. The Everett Herald reported Saturday that the family of 93-year-old Glen Allen filed the wrongful death lawsuit against the Snohomish County Public Utility District. Officials...

Jay Inslee: End government partnership with fossil fuels

Jun. 24, 2019 8:42 PM EDT

Democratic presidential candidate Jay Inslee is proposing a clean break between the federal government and the fossil fuel industry, ending tax breaks for oil companies and banning all drilling and extraction on federal lands and beneath federal waters. It's the latest proposal stemming from Inslee's emphasis on...

Fever have travel woes getting home from Seattle

Jun. 24, 2019 8:04 PM EDT

The Indiana Fever had quite an adventure getting back home after finishing off a three-game road trip in Seattle this weekend. Suffice to say, Fever veteran Natalie Achonwa didn't expect the trip would involve an 8 ½-hour bus haul. "Control the controllables. ... outside of that, I'm just along for the...

Official blasts complacency before fatal 2017 train crash

Jun. 24, 2019 8:02 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board has published its final report Monday on a deadly Amtrak derailment in Washington state in 2017, with the agency's vice chairman blasting what he described as a "Titanic-like complacency" among those charged with ensuring train operations were safe....

Apple announces plan to add 2,000 jobs in Seattle

Jun. 24, 2019 7:45 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Apple officials say the company plans to add 2,000 software and hardware jobs in Seattle in the next five years with 200 jobs by the end of this year. The Seattle Times reports officials made the announcement at a news conference Monday with Mayor Jenny Durken. Apple is leasing space in two...