Washington state

SEATTLE | Snow slams Northwest again and even Hawaii gets some

SEATTLE (AP) — Schools closed across Washington state and the Legislature canceled all hearings Monday with winter snowstorms pummeling the Northwest again as a larger weather system wreaked havoc in the region and even brought snow to Hawaii. Seattle’s metro area had already been hit by three snow storms this month and the National Weather … Continue reading SEATTLE | Snow slams Northwest again and even Hawaii gets some

SEATTLE | Snowstorm buries Northwest, with more on the way

SEATTLE (AP) — A winter storm that blanketed Washington state with snow and forced the cancellation of more than 200 flights moved south into Oregon as meteorologists warned Saturday that yet more was on the way. In Seattle, where heavy snowfall is a rarity, residents cleared out grocery store shelves and left work early Friday … Continue reading SEATTLE | Snowstorm buries Northwest, with more on the way

MOBILE, Ala | Well-traveled QB Gardner Minshew hoping to find NFL home

MOBILE, Ala.  —January 22, 2019—Gardner Minshew carved his own meandering path from walk-on to NFL prospect. He began as a walk-on at Troy, took a sharp left to junior college, bounced over to East Carolina, made a beeline toward Alabama and finally ended with one terrific final season at Washington State. “I kind of took … Continue reading MOBILE, Ala | Well-traveled QB Gardner Minshew hoping to find NFL home

WASHINGTON | Pelosi ‘playing chess on 3 boards’ with health care

WASHINGTON —January 21, 2019— House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is laying out her strategy on health care and first up is improvements to “Obamacare” and legislation to lower prescription drug costs. “Medicare for all” will get hearings. Pelosi and President Donald Trump have been sounding similar themes about the need to address the high drug costs. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Pelosi ‘playing chess on 3 boards’ with health care

Washington State News: AG Ferguson to sue if Navy Continues to Pollute Puget Sound, Harming Salmon, Orcas, Marine Life

Navy ignored concerns raised by EPA, Washington Department of Ecology OLYMPIA, WA – Jan. 18, 2019 – In a letter to the federal government, Attorney General Bob Ferguson yesterday announced his intent to join a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Navy’s process to scrape the hulls of decommissioned vessels, which leads to ongoing pollution of Sinclair … Continue reading Washington State News: AG Ferguson to sue if Navy Continues to Pollute Puget Sound, Harming Salmon, Orcas, Marine Life

LOS ANGELES  | Teacher strike delayed in second-largest US school district

LOS ANGELES —January 09, 2019— The union representing teachers in Los Angeles — the nation’s second-largest school district — postponed the start of a strike until Monday because of the possibility of a court-ordered delay of a walkout. United Teachers Los Angeles previously said its 35,000 members would walk off the job Thursday for the first time … Continue reading LOS ANGELES  | Teacher strike delayed in second-largest US school district

SEATTLE | ‘Seattle Squeeze’: City gears up for major highway closure

SEATTLE —Jan 09, 2019— A major thoroughfare for commuters along downtown Seattle’s waterfront is set to shut down for good Friday, ushering in what officials say will be one of the most painful traffic periods in the history of the booming Pacific Northwest city. The aging, double-decker, 2.2-mile (3.5-kilometer) Alaskan Way Viaduct, which carries about … Continue reading SEATTLE | ‘Seattle Squeeze’: City gears up for major highway closure

LOS ANGELES | Los Angeles teachers are ready for first strike in 30 years

LOS ANGELES —January 08, 2019—  Teachers in Los Angeles, whose 640,000 students make it the nation’s second-largest school district, are ready to strike Thursday over a contract dispute that follows teacher walkouts in other states that emboldened organized labor after a critical defeat at the U.S. Supreme Court. United Teachers Los Angeles said its 35,000 … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Los Angeles teachers are ready for first strike in 30 years