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SNOQUALMIE PASS, Wash | Washington state combats collisions with new wildlife bridge

SNOQUALMIE PASS, Wash. — Before descending the Cascade Mountains on its final stretch to Seattle, Interstate 90 cuts through a mountain pass of old growth forests and wetlands. For countless wildlife species, the busy highway is a border, constraining their movements and posing a fatal risk should they dare to cross it. “Everything from an … Continue reading SNOQUALMIE PASS, Wash | Washington state combats collisions with new wildlife bridge

PULLMAN, Wash. | Minshew’s 7 TDs lead No. 8 Washington St over Arizona 69-28

PULLMAN, Wash. — Gardner Minshew threw a school-record seven touchdown passes and No. 8 Washington State routed Arizona 69-28 on Saturday night, continuing the Cougars’ longshot bid for the College Football Playoff. Washington State (10-1, 7-1 Pac-12, No. 8 CFP) raced out to a 55-14 lead at halftime and was not seriously threatened on the … Continue reading PULLMAN, Wash. | Minshew’s 7 TDs lead No. 8 Washington St over Arizona 69-28

WASHINGTON | 41 Latinos in Congress, 2 races still undecided

WASHINGTON — The number of Latinos serving in Congress will rise to at least 41 in the new year, and that figure most likely will increase when two undecided races are called. Thirty-three out of 44 Latino Democratic candidates won election in Tuesday’s contests, while six out of 15 Latino Republican candidates claimed victory. Francisco … Continue reading WASHINGTON | 41 Latinos in Congress, 2 races still undecided

SEATTLE | Washington voters set to decide ban on new local soda taxes

SEATTLE — Soda industry giants including the Coca-Cola Co. and PepsiCo, Inc. are spending more than $20 million to convince voters in Washington state to pass an initiative that would block local governments from imposing taxes on soda, sugary beverages and some food items. The effort follows a tax on sugary beverages that went into … Continue reading SEATTLE | Washington voters set to decide ban on new local soda taxes

PULLMAN, Wash. | No. 25 Washington State beats No. 12 Oregon 34-20

PULLMAN, Wash.  — One of the biggest days in program history for Washington State started with a celebration outside the gates of Martin Stadium and ended with fans partying on the field. Gardner Minshew threw a 22-yard touchdown pass to Dezmon Patmon in the back of the end zone with 3:40 left and No. 25 … Continue reading PULLMAN, Wash. | No. 25 Washington State beats No. 12 Oregon 34-20

TACOMA, Wash. | Breaching dams to save Northwest orcas is contentious issue

TACOMA, Wash. — Calls to breach four hydroelectric dams in Washington state have grown louder in recent months as the plight of critically endangered Northwest orcas has captured global attention. Some argue the best way to get more salmon to the starving whales is to tear down four dams on the Lower Snake River, a … Continue reading TACOMA, Wash. | Breaching dams to save Northwest orcas is contentious issue

ISSAQUAH, Wash | Democrats try to flip Washington district for the first time

ISSAQUAH, Wash. — Democrats are trying to flip an open U.S. House seat in Washington state that’s been in GOP hands since it was created nearly three decades ago, running a political newcomer and national party favorite against a well-known Republican in a race that could be critical to controlling the chamber. As part of … Continue reading ISSAQUAH, Wash | Democrats try to flip Washington district for the first time