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Education

Record number apply to Washington's public universities

Record number apply to Washington's public universitiesA record number of students have applied to Washington's six public universities this year.
  • Education
  • 5 hours, 43 minutes ago
Northwest

Idaho Supreme Court upholds $3.5 million in wrongful death

Idaho Supreme Court upholds $3.5 million in wrongful deathThe court in a decision filed Monday rejected the appeal by the Blaine County School District.
  • Northwest
  • 9 hours, 31 minutes ago
Northwest

Train hits man who slipped on tracks in southwest Idaho

Train hits man who slipped on tracks in southwest IdahoA 61-year-old man hit by a train in southwest Idaho has been taken to a hospital.
  • Northwest
  • 10 hours, 8 minutes ago
Politics

Bills would toughen rules for oil transportation

Bills would toughen rules for oil transportationTwo competing bills that toughen rules for oil transportation face key votes this week, as state lawmakers try to reconcile differences.
  • Politics
  • 10 hours, 10 minutes ago
Northwest

Man in custody following southwest Idaho triple stabbing

Man in custody following southwest Idaho triple stabbingAn 18-year-old man has been taken into custody following the stabbing of three people in southwest Idaho.
  • Northwest
  • 11 hours, 20 minutes ago
Health

Washington family gives $6 million for Alzheimer's study

Washington family gives $6 million for Alzheimer's studyA new project at The University of Washington could bring new hope to people with Alzheimer's disease.
  • Health
  • 11 hours, 49 minutes ago
Money

Senate to consider bill raising Washington's minimum wage

Senate to consider bill raising Washington's minimum wageThe Senate will hear a bill to raise Washington's minimum wage to $12/hour in a series of $.50 increases.
  • Money
  • 13 hours, 17 minutes ago
Education

Teachers, parents head to Olympia over student test score fight

Teachers, parents head to Olympia over student test score fightHundreds of parents and teachers are headed to Olympia Monday to testify about a controversial bill that ties test scores to teacher evaluations.
  • Education
  • 13 hours, 49 minutes ago
Northwest

Judge to rule on competency case this week

Judge to rule on competency case this weekA federal judge will rule on Washington's practices handling the mentally ill.
  • Northwest
  • 14 hours, 14 minutes ago
Northwest

Idaho House OKs interstate federal lands transfer compact

Idaho House OKs interstate federal lands transfer compactThe compact option is one of four proposals being considered this legislative session.
  • Northwest
  • 1 day, 3 hours ago
Education

Washington House Democrats release budget proposal

Washington House Democrats release budget proposalHouse Democrats have released a budget plan that proposes a new capital gains tax that would be dedicated to education costs.
  • Education
  • 1 day, 3 hours ago
Crime

Court ruling opens door for federal execution of Duncan

Court ruling opens door for federal execution of DuncanJoseph Edward Duncan III was convicted of killing several members of a Coeur d'Alene family before snatching their two young children.
  • Crime
  • 1 day, 3 hours ago
Northwest

3 injured in Nampa stabbing; police seek 18-year-old man

3 injured in Nampa stabbing; police seek 18-year-old manAuthorities said they would not immediately release the identities or further details about the conditions of the victims.
  • Northwest
  • 1 day, 3 hours ago
Northwest

Forest Service eyes development of improved fire shelter

Forest Service eyes development of improved fire shelterThe agency hopes to have a new fire shelter by 2016.
  • Northwest
  • 1 day, 5 hours ago
Life

Local moms design science-inspired clothing for girls

Local moms design science-inspired clothing for girlsA couple of Shoreline moms created a clothing line for girls who are shooting for the stars or digging for dinosaurs.
  • Life
  • 1 day, 20 hours ago
Pets

Cinder the bear out of hibernation, recovering well

Cinder the bear out of hibernation, recovering wellCinder, the black bear cub burned in a massive Washington state wildfire last summer, is out of hibernation.
  • Pets
  • 1 day, 21 hours ago
Tech

New baby orcas healthy, 'leaping for joy'

New baby orcas healthy, 'leaping for joy'PWWA crews observed the two three-month-old J-Pod babies J50 and J51 in the waters around the San Juan Islands.
  • Tech
  • 1 day, 22 hours ago
Northwest

More than 2,300 sea lions on Astoria docks

More than 2,300 sea lions on Astoria docksThe Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife counted 2,340 on the docks of the East Mooring Basin last Friday.
  • Northwest
  • 1 day, 22 hours ago
Northwest

Seattle Mayor prohibits Indiana travel for city employees

Seattle Mayor prohibits Indiana travel for city employees"Seattleites know that discrimination has no place in our City – that's just equality '101'," said Ed Murray.
  • Northwest
  • 2 days, 6 hours ago
Northwest

Governor says no to special prosecutor in Pasco shooting

Governor says no to special prosecutor in Pasco shootingGovernor Jay Inslee said he will not have the Attorney General appoint a special prosecutor to investigate in Pasco.
  • Northwest
  • 2 days, 6 hours ago
Northwest

Idaho population increases by 1.3 percent in 2014

Idaho population increases by 1.3 percent in 2014The U.S. Census Bureau says that Idaho's overall population increased by 1.3 percent last year.
  • Northwest
  • 2 days, 8 hours ago
Crime

Federal appeals court rejects Duncan's death sentence appeal

Federal appeals court rejects Duncan's death sentence appealJoseph Edward Duncan III faces the death penalty for the 2005 murder of 9-year-old Dylan Groene
  • Crime
  • 2 days, 10 hours ago
Pets

Owner of pink chickens released them to 'make people smile'

Owner of pink chickens released them to 'make people smile'Bruce Whitman said he used food coloring, beet juice, and Kool-Aid to dye the chickens.
  • Pets
  • 2 days, 10 hours ago
Politics

Idaho instant horse racing ban awaits Otter's signature

Idaho instant horse racing ban awaits Otter's signatureA bill that would ban profitable instant horse racing machines is now on the governor's desk.
  • Politics
  • 3 days, 3 hours ago