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Avista: Q1 Earnings Snapshot

May. 01, 2024 07:53 AM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Avista Corp. (AVA) on Wednesday reported first-quarter profit of $71.5 million. On a per-share basis, the Spokane, Washington-based company said it had profit of 91 cents. The utility posted revenue of $609.4 million in...

Potlatch: Q1 Earnings Snapshot

Apr. 29, 2024 17:04 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Potlatch Corp. (PCH) on Monday reported a loss of $305,000 in its first quarter. The Spokane, Washington-based company said it had a loss of less than 1 cent on a per-share basis. The average estimate of four analysts...

The drug war devastated Black and other minority communities. Is marijuana legalization helping?

Apr. 20, 2024 00:24 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Wash. (AP) — When Washington state opened some of the nation's first legal marijuana stores in 2014, Sam Ward Jr. was on electronic home detention in Spokane, where he had been indicted on federal drug charges. He would soon be off to prison to serve the lion's share of a four-year...

March Madness builds in Connecticut with top seed UConn, underdog Yale playing in East Region

Mar. 23, 2024 19:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — UConn was certainly expected. Yale, not exactly. Indeed, these are heady days for Huskies and Elis all over Connecticut, with two Nutmeg State schools playing in the East Region of the NCAA Tournament. And if both win second-round games Sunday, they’d even square...

March Madness has Drew brothers' coaching patriarch jetting across the country

Mar. 23, 2024 17:58 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Former Valparaiso legend Homer Drew is racking up frequent flyer miles crossing the country to support his sons while they coach in the opening weekend of the NCAA Tournament. Scott and Bryce Drew are trying to lead their teams into the Sweet 16. Their...

Grand win for Grand Canyon as 12th-seeded Antelopes take down No. 5 seed Saint Mary's 75-66

Mar. 23, 2024 02:36 AM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — In its third trip to March Madness, Grand Canyon finally became what it craved since moving up to Division I: NCAA Tournament winner. Tyon Grant-Foster scored 22 points, and Grand Canyon earned its first NCAA Tournament victory as the 12th-seeded Antelopes...

March Madness notebook: State of Alabama gets relocated to the Pacific Northwest

Mar. 21, 2024 19:24 PM EDT

UAB coach Andy Kennedy had a suggestion for the NCAA Tournament selection committee — look at a map. Three teams from Alabama were sent more than 2,000 miles from home for the first weekend of March Madness. The Blazers, a No. 12 seed, were joined by No. 4 seeds Auburn and Alabama...

US judge rejects challenge to Washington state law that could hold gun makers liable for shootings

Mar. 08, 2024 19:22 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge on Friday rejected a challenge to a Washington state law that cleared the way for lawsuits against the gun industry in certain cases. The measure was one of three bills signed by Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee last year seeking to address gun violence. ...

Bill to set minimum marriage age to 18 in Washington state heads to governor

Feb. 27, 2024 18:27 PM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A law to establish 18 as the minimum marriage age in Washington state is headed to the governor's desk for his signature. State lawmakers in the House and Senate passed House Bill 1455 this session after the measure stalled in the Senate last year and other...