Flood watches issued in Northwest as some urged to evacuate
Residents in Washington state were preparing for possible flooding as “atmospheric rivers” once again threatened parts of the Northwest, which saw heavy damage from extreme weather earlier this month. People in the small communities of Sumas and Everson in northwest Washington were asked to voluntarily evacuate Saturday night, The Bellingham Herald reported. Flood watches have been issued for much of western and north-central Washington for the weekend, and the National Weather Service warned that flooding was possible through Sunday.news.yahoo.com
Washington State pummels Washington 40-13 in Apple Cup
Jayden de Laura waived a version of Ol' Crimson before spiking the unmistakable flag into the turf field. After seven straight losses to its rivals, Washington State had a celebration to remember after the most lopsided Cougars' victory in the history of the rivalry matchup against Washington. Borghi rushed for 129 yards and two touchdowns, and Washington State handed Washington a 40-13 defeat in the Apple Cup on Friday night.news.yahoo.com
Pac-12's head coach vacancies are likely to grow
Three of those were in the Pac-12, with Washington, Washington Sate and USC all dismissing their coaches in the midst of the regular season. Cougars head coach Nick Rolovich refused to get vaccinated although it was required of state employees.news.yahoo.com
Walker Hayes on his "Fancy Like" success
The song "Fancy Like" put Walker Hayes on the top of the country charts – and put Applebee's on the tip of almost everyone's tongue. Correspondent Lee Cowan talks with Hayes, a married father of six, whose life was a long, sometimes painful journey to double-platinum success.news.yahoo.com
‘A matter of freedom’: People protest in Vienna against Covid-19 restrictions
Thousands gather in Vienna to protest against the new measures announced by the Austrian government to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic. Authorities have announced plans to make coronavirus vaccinations mandatory and will next week impose a partial lockdown in the face of spiralling infections.news.yahoo.com
Nearly 80 Alameda County freeway shootings in the last year: CHP
As the community mourns the tragic death of a nearly 2-year-old boy, killed by a stray bullet on Interstate 880 in Oakland, the California Highway Patrol offered even more sobering statistics: There have been 76 freeway shootings in Alameda County in the last 12 months. Allie Rasmus reportsnews.yahoo.com
Good Day Hidden Gem: Go inside this beautiful German Christmas shop
In our latest Good Day Hidden Gem, go inside this delightfully cheerful German Christmas shop. Located along main street in Stillwater, Käthe Wohlfahrt of America carries traditional German Christmas ornaments and décor, handcrafted in Germany.news.yahoo.com
Some U.S. colleges and universities are helping to reduce the ballooning student debt crisis
More than 45 million people in the U.S. owe nearly $2 trillion in student debt. Some colleges and universities are helping to reduce the ballooning loan crisis. Nate Burleson visited America's oldest HBCU to see how the clearing of some tuition debt is changing students' lives.news.yahoo.com
Operations plan filed for deadly Astroworld concert raises safety questions
The operations plan for the Astroworld Festival, where eight concertgoers were killed when the crowd rushed the stage, is raising questions about whether all safety questions were addressed, and all protocols carried out. Lilia Luciano reports.news.yahoo.com
Fire destroys Cobb County apartment building used by nonprofit
The fire destroyed multiple apartments that house Must Ministries' permanent supportive housing clients - people who have formerly been homeless and can use the apartments for long-term housing while they work to get back on their feet.news.yahoo.com
Medic describes chaotic atmosphere as they tried treating lifeless patients at Astroworld
The FBI is now investigating Friday’s deadly Astroworld Festival tragedy. According to authorities, 8 people have died, while dozens remain injured. The 8 people killed range from 14 to 27 years-old.news.yahoo.com
US government works to 'cocoon' old nuclear reactors
Costs to clean up a massive nuclear weapons complex in Washington state are usually expressed in the hundreds of billions of dollars and involve decades of work. The federal government is moving forward with the “cocooning” of eight plutonium production reactors at Hanford that will place them in a state of long-term storage to allow radiation inside to dissipate over a period of decades, until they can be dismantled and buried.news.yahoo.com
Democrat Terry McAuliffe speaks as rival Glenn Youngkin leads
Democrat Terry McAuliffe, who is currently trailing Republican Glenn Youngkin in the Virginia governor's race, took the stage in McLean, Virginia, without conceding. He thanked his family, campaign staffers and supporters. Watch his remarks here.news.yahoo.com
Lawmakers demand apology for border detention of Iranians
Two U.S. congresswomen renewed demands Tuesday for U.S. Customs and Border Protection to provide a formal apology and release records in connection with the January 2020 detainment of 200 Iranian Americans at the U.S.-Canada border. Reps. Pramila Jayapal and Suzan DelBene, both of Washington state, sent a letter to the federal agency, requesting a public apology and renunciation of the hourslong detainment of travelers with links to Iran as they crossed the border from Canada into Washington in the days following a U.S. drone strike that killed a top Iranian general.news.yahoo.com
GOP election chief who rejects fraud claims up for fed job
A Republican secretary of state who challenged former President Donald Trump's false claims of election fraud in 2020 is the front-runner for a job heading the Biden administration's effort to protect future elections, according to people familiar with the discussions. Kim Wyman, 59, has led elections in Washington state for years, and she was reelected to a third term in November — the lone statewide-elected Republican on the West Coast. Wyman would serve as the government’s liaison to the states, a job that was high profile before 2020, and will only be more so following Trump’s false claims about the 2020 election he lost to Joe Biden, and the embracing of those false claims by other members of the GOP.news.yahoo.com
Washington St coach says focus remains on supporting players
Washington State acting head coach Jake Dickert says his immediate focus in his new role is providing stability for players who were left hurting and shocked after Nick Rolovich and other coaches were fired for refusing to comply with the state’s vaccine mandate.
Robert Gates on Afghanistan, his disagreements with President Biden and polarization in the U.S.
Robert Gates, the only secretary of defense to serve under presidents from two different parties, offers Anderson Cooper his unique perspective on the threats facing the United States at home and abroad.cbsnews.com
16 million people 65 and older will be in the workforce by 2030. These are the best and worst states for them to work and live
The number of older workers in the labor force is expected to swell over the next decade. By 2030, there will be 16.1 million workers 65 and older, compared to 10.6 million in 2020, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Which states those older workers live and work in could prove impactful relative to household financial wellbeing. Wyoming, South Dakota, Alaska, Washington state and Vermont are the top five best states for older workers, respectively, according to a new ranking compiled by senior living website Seniorly. Seniorly's analysis "indicates that there are many states that would appear to be friendlier to older workers than others," according to the report.cnbc.com
Rolovich situation lingers as Washington St hosts Stanford
It took a little longer than expected, but Washington State seems to be rolling. The Cougars' defense is proving to be stout as evidenced by their performance the past two weeks. The state of Washington has set a deadline of next Monday for all public employees — including the Cougars coach — to be vaccinated against the coronavirus.news.yahoo.com
Elementary school cancels Halloween parade due to racial insensitivity
An elementary school in Washington state canceled its annual Halloween parade for 2021 after its faculty determined that the event "marginalizes students of color who do not celebrate the holiday," according to a statement from the school.news.yahoo.com
WH: Biden won't cite exec. privilege on Trump docs
The White House says President Joe Biden won't block a tranche of Donald Trump-era documents sought by a House committee’s investigation into the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. The move sets up a showdown with the former president. (Oct. 8)news.yahoo.com
Vax deadline arrives for NY healthcare workers
New York City officials said they are feeling confident Monday as hospitals and nursing homes across the state brace for the prospect of severe staff shortages fueled by workers getting suspended or fired for refusing to be inoculated. (Sept. 27)news.yahoo.com
Greyhound settles lawsuit over immigration sweeps on buses
Greyhound Lines Inc. will pay $2.2 million to settle a lawsuit over the bus line’s practice of allowing U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents to board its buses in Washington state to conduct warrantless immigration sweeps, the state attorney general said Monday. The bus company failed to warn customers of the sweeps, misrepresented its role in allowing the sweeps to occur and subjected its passengers to discrimination based on skin color or national origin, Attorney General Bob Ferguson said. The money will provide restitution to passengers who were detained, arrested or deported after immigration agents boarded buses at the Spokane Intermodal Center.news.yahoo.com
School bus driver stabbed to death in front of students in Washington state
A school bus driver was fatally stabbed in front of students after picking them up from a Washington state elementary school Friday afternoon, authorities said. The alleged killer, who is now in custody, got on the bus near Longfellow Elementary in the city of Pasco around 3 p.m. and launched the knife attack as multiple children watched in horror, according to police. The victim lost control ...news.yahoo.com
Driver stabbed, killed on school bus with students aboard
A school bus driver was stabbed after he had picked up students from a Washington state elementary school and died of his injuries at a hospital, police said. Students from Longfellow Elementary in the city of Pasco were already on the bus Friday when a man got on and attacked the driver, police Capt. Bill Parramore said. The children on the bus and at the school grounds were taken into the school building, Parramore said, and the suspect was still at the scene when officers arrived.news.yahoo.com
Washington state high school cancels 9/11 football tribute over possible offense concerns: Report
A Washington state high school reportedly called off a student-led tribute to the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks after an unnamed staffer said the commemoration could "unintentionally cause offense to some who see it differently," according to a report.news.yahoo.com
Blackouts in US Northwest due to heat wave, deaths reported
As the Pacific Northwest swelters in an unprecedented heat wave, an electrical utility in the Washington state city of Spokane has announced that more rolling blackouts have started that will cut off electricity and air conditioning to some customers.
Trial to determine if GEO must pay detainees minimum wage
After nearly four years of litigation and pandemic-related delays, a trial is underway to determine whether the GEO Group must pay minimum wage to detainees who perform cooking, cleaning and other tasks at its Northwest immigration detention center in Washington state.
Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine batch fails quality check
A vial with the Johnson & Johnson's one-dose COVID-19 vaccine is seen at the Vaxmobile, at the Uniondale Hempstead Senior Center, Wednesday, March 31, 2021, in Uniondale, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)A batch of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine failed quality standards and can’t be used, the drug giant said Wednesday. A vaccine ingredient made by Emergent BioSolutions — one of about 10 companies that Johnson & Johnson is using to speed up manufacturing of its recently approved vaccine — did not meet quality standards, J&J said. J&J said it was putting more of its manufacturing and quality experts inside Emergent’s factory to supervise production of the COVID-19 vaccine, a move meant to enable delivery of an additional 24 million vaccine doses through April. J&J said it still expects to deliver more than 1 billion vaccine doses globally by the end of the year.
Microsoft to start bringing workers back to headquarters
FILE - In this July 3, 2014, file photo, the Microsoft Corp. logo is displayed outside the Microsoft Visitor Center in Redmond, Wash. Microsoft will begin bringing workers back to its suburban Seattle global headquarters on March 29, 2021, as the tech giant starts to reopen more facilities it largely shuttered during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)REDMOND, Wash. – Microsoft will begin bringing workers back to its suburban Seattle global headquarters on March 29 as the tech giant starts to reopen more facilities it largely shuttered during the coronavirus pandemic. DelBene said workers will have the choice to return to headquarters, continue working remotely or do a combination of both. More than 50,000 people work at the company’s headquarters campus in Redmond, 15 miles (24 kilometers) east of Seattle. Under Phase 3, all indoor spaces — including indoor dining at restaurants, indoor fitness centers, and retail — can increase capacity from 25% to 50%.
Amazon jumps into health care with telemedicine initiative
Amazon is making its first foray into providing health care services, announcing Wednesday, March 17, 2021, that it will be offering its Amazon Care telemedicine program to employers nationwide. (NBBJ/Amazon via AP, File)FALLS CHURCH, Va. – Amazon is making its first foray into providing health care services, announcing Wednesday that it will be offering its Amazon Care telemedicine program to employers nationwide. By the summer, Amazon Care will expand nationally to all Amazon workers, and to private employers across the country who want to join. The health care providers are supplied by Care Medical, a contractor that works with Amazon on an exclusive contract. While Amazon has launched initiatives in the health field such as Amazon Pharmacy and Amazon Halo, a wristband that measures vital statistics, Amazon Care will be the tech giant's first foray into providing health care services beyond its own workforce, Helton said.
With 'big one' coming, quake alert system launches in Oregon
FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2019, file photo, a mobile phone customer looks at an earthquake warning application on an iPhone in Los Angeles. An earthquake early warning system operated by the U.S. Geological Survey has been activated in Oregon on the 10th anniversary of the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)SALEM, Ore. – People in Oregon will be better prepared for earthquakes — particularly important in the Pacific Northwest because experts say “the big one" is coming — as an early warning system launched Thursday, the 10th anniversary of a devastating quake and tsunami in Japan. California already has the system, while Washington state will join in May to complete coverage of the West Coast. “When a Cascadia event happens, the critical seconds of notice ShakeAlert warnings provide will save lives and reduce damage to important lifeline systems,” Oregon Gov.
Biden dog Major in doghouse after injuring security agent
Family dogs Major and Champ have been banished from the White House for a doggie time out in Delaware after Major caused a “minor injury” to a Secret Service agent. Jill Biden brought the dogs to the White House shortly after the inauguration in January. White House furniture is off limits, she said, but Major has showed his disobedient side. Even if my door's closed, they're sitting right outside the door like, ‘Let me in, let me in,’” Jill Biden said. AdMeanwhile, Jill Biden previously promised to broaden the family's pet pool by eventually introducing a cat to the mix, too.
Casting a wide intrusion net: Dozens burned with single hack
Much like the SolarWinds hacking campaign, the hack of dozens of Accellion customers on at least four continents suggests both government and the private sector have been falling far short in a digital age core mission: Protecting sensitive data. France suffered a similar hack, blamed by its cybersecurity agency on Russian military operatives, that also gamed the supply chain. The Accellion hack was different in one key respect: Its file-transfer program resided on victims’ networks either as a stand-alone appliance or cloud-based app. Too often, software companies with hundreds of programmers have just one or two security people, said Katie Moussouris, CEO of Luta Security. AdCybersecurity threat analysts hope the snowballing of supply-chain hacks stuns the software industry into prioritizing security.
Trump acquitted, denounced in historic impeachment trial
Most of them ultimately voted to acquit, doubting whether Trump was fully responsible or if impeachment is the appropriate response. In closing arguments, lead defender Michael van der Veen emphasized an argument that Republican senators also embraced: that it was all a “phony impeachment show trial.”“Mr. Within a week Biden was inaugurated, Trump was gone and Pelosi sent the article of impeachment to the Senate days later, launching the proceedings. Several Republican senators voted to consider witnesses. At the same time, this year's trial carried similar warnings from the prosecutors that Trump must be held accountable because he has shown repeatedly he has no bounds.
Rep. Herrera Beutler in middle of impeachment trial turmoil
(Al Drago/Pool via AP, File)VANCOUVER, Wash. – Jaime Herrera Beutler has spent a decade in Congress as a low-key moderate Republican who largely avoided heated partisan battles. Herrera Beutler has worked to help other families facing long-term medical crises and has pushed legislation to make child care more affordable. Like other Republicans who broke with Trump, Herrera Beutler was condemned by her local and state party. Herrera Beutler said people should not be surprised by her recent statements surrounding impeachment and her conversation with McCarthy. ___This story has been corrected to reflect that Herrera Beutler represents Washington's 3rd Congressional District.
Charlisse Leger-Walker leads Wash St over No. 5 UCLA 67-63
Washington State guard Charlisse Leger-Walker (5) shoots next to UCLA guard Chantel Horvat (0) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Pullman, Wash., Friday, Feb. 5, 2021. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)PULLMAN, Wash. – Freshman star Charlisse Leger-Walker helped Washington State knock off its highest-ranked opponent ever. “My shot felt good the whole game,” Leger-Walker said. She called Charlisse Leger-Walker mature beyond her years. AdThe Bruins led 22-16 after the first quarter despite 11 points from Charlisse Leger-Walker.
Washington state eyes 'billionaire tax' on the ultra rich
AdAbout 100 taxpayers in the state have wealth in excess of $1 billion, according to the state Department of Revenue. The bill's sponsor, Democratic Rep. Noel Frame of Seattle, said the measure isn't an attack on the state's richest residents. The Washington state measure “would be the first of its kind if it passes,” he said. Frame said Washington — one of just a few states without an income tax — leans too heavily on its sales tax, disproportionately affecting those with less income. In a blog post in late 2019, Gates wrote about inequality and his push for changes in the tax code, including his support of an unsuccessful voter initiative that would have created a state income tax.
Pressure builds on schools to reopen during pandemic
The school has had some students in classrooms for in-person learning since September of 2020, but other students who attend the school are still learning remotely. In Cincinnati, some students returned to classrooms Tuesday after a judge threw out a teachers union lawsuit over safety concerns. In California, with 6 million public school students, teachers unions say they won’t send their members into an unsafe situation. In several states, lawmakers are advancing legislation to require more in-person learning. Roy Cooper faces pressure from GOP lawmakers to reopen more schools.