Couple charged in shooting outside Seattle right-wing event
Campus Life / National

Couple charged in shooting outside Seattle right-wing event

SEATTLE (AP) — Prosecutors on Monday charged a couple in connection with a shooting during a demonstration over the appearance of a right-wing speaker at the University of Washington in January. Lawyers for the two said they acted in self-defense. Elizabeth Hokoana, 29, was charged with first-degree assault for shooting a 34-year-old protester in the … Continue reading

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Detained Mexican in Seattle pushed into immigration debate
Latin America & the Caribbean / National

Detained Mexican in Seattle pushed into immigration debate

SEATTLE (AP) — Lawyers for 23-year-old Daniel Ramirez Medina say he was asleep in a suburban Seattle house last week morning when immigration agents showed up to arrest his father, who authorities described as a previously deported felon. Despite Ramirez’s participation in a federal program to protect those brought to the U.S. illegally as children, … Continue reading

Washington state to increase testing pot for pesticides
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Washington state to increase testing pot for pesticides

SEATTLE (AP) — More than two years after Washington state launched legal marijuana sales, it’s planning to test pot for banned pesticides more regularly. The state’s Liquor and Cannabis Board said Thursday it’s paying the Washington Department of Agriculture more than $1 million to buy new equipment and hire two full-time workers to conduct the … Continue reading

Dolphins’ national anthem protest ‘a disgrace’
Celebrities / Opinion & Editorial / Sports / U.S. News

Dolphins’ national anthem protest ‘a disgrace’

NEW YORK (AP) — Supermodel Kate Upton has condemned the four Miami Dolphins players who knelt during the national anthem, writing on Instagram that their actions are “a disgrace to those people who have served and currently serve our country.” The four players — running back Arian Foster, outside linebacker Jelani Jenkins, free safety Michael … Continue reading

Rare Tyrannosaurus rex skull arrives at Seattle museum
Education / Science / Technology

Rare Tyrannosaurus rex skull arrives at Seattle museum

SEATTLE (AP) — Paleontologists with Seattle’s Burke Museum have unearthed the bones of a Tyrannosaurus rex that lived more than 66 million years ago, including a rare nearly complete 4-foot long skull. The remarkable discovery includes the dinosaur’s vertebrae, ribs, hips and lower jaw bones, and represents about 20 percent of the meat-eating predator. Several … Continue reading

Transgender bathroom choice nothing new for Seattle schools
Campus Life / Education / National

Transgender bathroom choice nothing new for Seattle schools

SEATTLE (AP) — In progressive Seattle, a presidential order that public schools give transgender students access to the bathrooms matching their gender identity won’t require a shift. While the debate has reached a fever pitch in other parts of the country, the city’s public schools have accommodated transgender students in the bathrooms and locker rooms … Continue reading