Washington state

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

Pac-12 commissioner: Errors made in replay review procedure

The Pac-12 will make immediate changes to how video replay reviews are handled after Commissioner Larry Scott admitted procedural mistakes were made when a targeting foul was not called during last month’s Washington State-Southern California game. Scott responded Thursday to a report on the review by Yahoo Sports that cited an internal conference document . … Continue reading Pac-12 commissioner: Errors made in replay review procedure

WASHINGTON | Lawmakers debate fix after conservation fund lapses

WASHINGTON— A popular program that supports conservation and outdoor recreation projects across the country expired after Congress could not agree on language to extend it. Lawmakers from both parties back the Land and Water Conservation Fund, but the program lapsed Monday amid dispute over whether its renewal should be part of a broader package of … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Lawmakers debate fix after conservation fund lapses

OLYMPIA, Wash. | US Sen. Maria Cantwell faces former head of Wash. state GOP

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Democrat Maria Cantwell has easily won re-election to the U.S. Senate from Washington state in previous years, but as she seeks her fourth-term this November she is facing her most recognizable opponent. Republican Susan Hutchison, who spent two decades as a Seattle TV news anchor before leading the state Republican party for … Continue reading OLYMPIA, Wash. | US Sen. Maria Cantwell faces former head of Wash. state GOP

SEATTLE | Take 2 for Washington state: Carbon fee on fall ballot

SEATTLE — Voters in Washington state will be asked this fall to do what state and federal leaders have been reluctant to: charge a direct fee on carbon pollution to fight climate change. If the ballot measure passes, it will be the first direct fee or tax charged on carbon emissions in the U.S. Experts … Continue reading SEATTLE | Take 2 for Washington state: Carbon fee on fall ballot