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Medical examiner says mom, son killed by tree in windstorm

Oct. 27, 2021 07:49 AM EDT

BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) — The King County Medical Examiner’s Office on Tuesday released the names of the two people killed when Sunday's windstorm knocked a tree down on to their car. The medical examiner determined both died from multiple blunt force injuries, the...

Kraken rout: Seattle topples Montreal 5-1 for first home win

Oct. 27, 2021 01:30 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Without the pressure of three years of anticipation hanging over them, the Seattle Kraken felt free and loose going into the second home game in franchise history. It showed and Tuesday night quickly turned into a Seattle rout. ...

Report faults WA sheriff over confrontation with Black man

Oct. 26, 2021 20:29 PM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — An investigation headed by a former U.S. attorney has found a sheriff in Washington state violated policies against bias-free policing and other standards during a controversial January encounter with a Black newspaper carrier. The 48-page report by...

Microsoft profit up 24% in quarter, driven by cloud growth

Oct. 26, 2021 19:40 PM EDT

REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — Growth in Microsoft's cloud computing business helped push its profit up 24% in the July-September quarter over the same time last year. The Redmond, Washington-based tech company on Tuesday reported quarterly profit of $17.2 billion, or $2.27 per...

Judge orders stay in case seeking to remove Snake River dams

Oct. 26, 2021 18:12 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday granted a stay in litigation seeking to save endangered salmon runs on the Columbia and Snake rivers. U.S. District Judge Michael Simon in Portland, Oregon, granted a request by both sides in the lawsuit seeking the stay...

Seahawks left looking for answers after unexpected 2-5 start

Oct. 26, 2021 15:48 PM EDT

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The previous time Pete Carroll and the Seattle Seahawks found themselves sitting at 2-5, the expectations were different. That was 10 years ago when the Seahawks were in transition and still laying the foundation of their eventual rise. It was...

GOP election chief who rejects fraud claims named to fed job

Oct. 26, 2021 14:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican secretary of state who challenged former President Donald Trump's false claims of election fraud in 2020 will lead the Biden administration's effort to protect future elections. Kim Wyman, 59, has led elections in Washington state for...

Virus cut access to courts but opened door to virtual future

Oct. 26, 2021 14:44 PM EDT

Just two reporters were allowed inside a Georgia courtroom to serve as the eyes and ears of the public when jury selection began for the men charged with murdering Ahmaud Arbery. Pandemic restrictions also kept reporters and the public out of the courtroom during the sex-trafficking trial of...

Police: Man uses empty school bus to ram vehicles in Seattle

Oct. 26, 2021 14:11 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Authorities say a man who stole a 33,000-pound unoccupied school bus, rammed into other vehicles, then led Seattle Police on a pursuit early Tuesday has been arrested. The Seattle Times reports several minor were injuries were reported. ...

Washington’s Republican secretary of state, Kim Wyman, is resigning to take federal election security job

Oct. 26, 2021 13:27 PM EDT
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington’s Republican secretary of state, Kim Wyman, is resigning to take federal election security job.