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  • Tens of thousands take to the streets for women’s rights marches around Seattle

    SEATTLE — Tens of thousands of people marched through Seattle Saturday for the one-year anniversary of events supporting women’s rights and other causes. Dressed for a drizzle and temperatures in the 40s, the festive crowd streamed through the city’s Capitol Hill neighborhood on their way to downtown and then to Seattle Center, location of the Space Needle. Many carried hand-lettered signs. Among them: “It’s time to ovary react,” ”Girls just want to have fun_damental rights,” ”All wives matter” and “Silence […]

  • Hilinski showed no outward signs of depression, coach Leach says

    PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State coach Mike Leach said Saturday there were no outward signs that would have alarmed coaches or teammates before Tyler Hilinski took his own life. A day after an emotional vigil on the Washington State campus that included Hilinski’s family and teammates, Leach spoke on a conference call and made his first extensive comments about Hilinski’s death. Hilinski died Tuesday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Leach, who was in Florida at the time of Hilinski’s death, […]

  • US government shuts down; Democrats, Republicans blame each other

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government shut down at the stroke of midnight Friday, halting all but the most essential operations and marring the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration in a striking display of Washington dysfunction. Last-minute negotiations crumbled as Senate Democrats blocked a four-week stopgap extension in a late-night vote, causing the fourth government shutdown in a quarter century. Behind the scenes, however, leading Republicans and Democrats were already moving toward a next step, trying to work […]

  • Woman killed by motorist while crossing Tacoma street

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Police say a woman was struck and killed by a motorist while she crossed a Tacoma street. The News Tribune reports the 69-year-old woman was hit at about 7 p.m. Friday while crossing Sixth Avenue near Pearl Street. Tacoma police spokeswoman Loretta Cool says she was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead at about 7:30 p.m. Cool says the driver of the vehicle was not believed to be intoxicated. Police are investigating.

  • Why did Hawaii’s governor take 15 minutes to announce missile alert was false?

    HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii National Guard’s top commander said Friday he told Gov. David Ige that a missile alert was a false alarm two minutes after it went out statewide. But the governor didn’t tell the public until 15 minutes later. Maj. Gen. Arthur “Joe” Logan told state lawmakers at a hearing that he called the governor at 8:09 a.m. Saturday after speaking to a supervisor at the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency, whose employee accidentally sent the alert. Ige […]

  • Vice President Pence takes off on trip to Middle East

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence has departed for the Middle East, despite the looming threat of a government shutdown. Pence took off Friday night on a trip that will take him to Egypt, Jordan and Israel. He’s scheduled to refuel in Ireland after midnight before proceeding to Cairo. The vice president’s spokeswoman had said Pence’s trip would go forward because it is “integral” to U.S. national security and diplomacy. President Donald Trump scrapped his plans to travel to […]

  • Oscar winner Dorothy Malone, mom on ‘Peyton Place,’ dies at 93

    DALLAS (AP) — Actress Dorothy Malone, who won hearts of 1960s television viewers as the long-suffering mother in the nighttime soap “Peyton Place,” died Friday in her hometown of Dallas at age 93. Malone died in an assisted living center from natural causes days before her 94th birthday, said her daughter, Mimi Vanderstraaten. After 11 years of mostly roles as loving sweethearts and wives, the brunette actress decided she needed to gamble on her career instead of playing it safe. […]

  • Facebook plans to boost news sources its users rate as ‘trustworthy’ in surveys

    NEW YORK — Facebook is taking another step to try to make itself more socially beneficial, saying it will boost news sources that its users rate as trustworthy in surveys. In a blog post and a Facebook post from CEO Mark Zuckerberg Friday, the company said it is surveying users about their familiarity with and trust in news sources. That data will influence what others see in their news feeds. It’s the second major tweak to Facebook’s algorithm announced this month. The social-media giant, […]

  • State Supreme Court remands man’s murder conviction in Camille Love case

    TACOMA, Wash. — The state Supreme Court ordered a new trial for a Washington state man convicted in a deadly drive-by shooting of a Tacoma woman. The News Tribune reports 28-year-old Eduardo Sandoval was sentenced to 75 years in prison after he was convicted of first-degree murder, assault and conspiracy to commit murder in connection to the 2010 death of 20-year-old Camille Love. The high court on Thursday ruled that the jury during Sandoval’s trial should have been allowed to consider the […]

  • Senate passes conversion ban, transgender bullying bills

    OLYMPIA, Wash. — The Washington Senate has passed a bill seeking to ban therapists from trying to change a minor’s sexual orientation. Senate Bill 5722 passed on a 32-16 vote Friday and now heads to the House. The measure would deem it “unprofessional conduct” for a licensed health care provider to perform conversion therapy on a patient under the age of 18. Under the measure, if the provider violates the law, they would face sanctions ranging from fines to license […]