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Inslee, Clinton still atop latest polls in Washington state

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 21:37:38 UT

(AP) — The latest polling in Washington state shows incumbent Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee capturing more than 50 percent of voter support, and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton with a 17-point lead over Republican Donald Trump. The survey released Monday by independent pollster Stuart Elway shows Clinton's lead in the state shrunk slightly from the last poll, done in August, when she had a 19-point lead.

Ferry officials to listen to frustrated commuters

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 18:55:03 UT

SEATTLE (AP) — State ferry officials are launching a week-long "listening tour" to try to improve long waits for vessels. KING5 reports ( )the focus is on the triangle route of Vashon, Fauntleroy, and Southworth where it was a tough summer for riders who often endured two-hour wait times. Long lines in West Seattle spanned all the way back to California Avenue on some days, which is more than a mile away. During listening sessions, WSDOT Assistant Secretary Lynne Griffith and other Ferries officials will be on hand to hear each community's concerns and priorities. .

Oil contamination complicates Spokane highway construction

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 17:30:51 UT

The state Department of Transportation is holding a public meeting Thursday to talk about options for building the long-awaited freeway through the former BNSF Railway yard. Al Gilson, spokesman for DOT in Spokane, says freeway designers have not settled on a route design and that the meeting will help them get public input on alternatives.

Driver killed after fleeing police

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 15:56:02 UT

(AP) — Authorities say a driver was killed and two passengers hurt after he lost control while speeding away from a police officer. The driver refused to stop and the patrol officer was not able to keep up with the car.

Traffic at Bellingham airport stabilizing

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 14:54:42 UT

(AP) — Traffic at the Bellingham International Airport appears to be flattening out after more than a year of declines because of the weakening Canadian dollar. The Bellingham Herald reports ( ) that last month 28,452 people took flights out of the airport, a 1 percent drop compared to a year earlier, according to data collected by the Port of Bellingham.

Looking out for No. 2: Dogs sniff out fecal pollution

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 14:15:40 UT

A company that has trained dogs to recognize the smell of human fecal bacteria has been sniffing out sources of water pollution nationwide, discovering broken sewer pipes, leaking septic tanks and illegal sewage discharges, to the delight of environmental groups and government agencies. Using dogs rescued from shelters and specially trained to detect human waste in the same way other dogs are trained to sniff out drugs or explosives, the dogs of Otisfield, Maine-based Environmental Canine Services are always looking out for No. 2. Human fecal contamination is a serious environmental problem that can cause illnesses including intestinal problems; hepatitis; respiratory infections; and ear, nose, and throat problems. Contamination from the E. coli bacterium, naturally occurring in human intestines, becomes dangerous if it is present in the environment in high enough concentrations. Environmental groups including Clean Ocean Action, along with the local government, hired the company to determine whether any sewage was making its way into the pond, which feeds into the nearby Navesink River, a waterway having its own problems with bacterial contamination. Once the dogs went to work there, they helped authorities find 15 to 20 leaking septic tanks that were polluting waterways, including one in Bayview State Park that routinely had to be closed to swimming when bacteria levels got high.

Census Bureau nixes 2017 test on Standing Rock Reservation

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 13:44:59 UT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The U.S. Census Bureau has canceled planned field operations tests next year on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in the Dakotas and the Colville Reservation in Washington state due to funding concerns. The tests were intended to help improve how the bureau works with tribes and to provide the best data possible to help ensure tribes get the resources they need. "The Census Bureau must make critical decisions now to adjust and ensure success in this all-important dry run of the 2020 Census," Lisa Blumerman, a bureau associate director, said in a memo.

REI to close again for Black Friday

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 13:10:53 UT

NEW YORK (AP) — Specialty outdoor retailer REI will keep its stores closed on the day after Thanksgiving for the second straight year, even though it's one of the busiest shopping days of the year. CEO Jerry Stritzke told The Associated Press that the company's move last year, which it dubbed #OptOutside, gained momentum on social media from various outdoor groups. REI, which has 149 stores, is now working with more than 275 organizations from the nonprofit, private and public sectors, including the National Parks Service, to push the idea. Some stores such as Office Depot and hhgregg that have opened on Thanksgiving in the past are not doing so this year, saying workers should have family time.

Stalemate: The other ties under the NFL's current OT format

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 06:50:55 UT

The Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals stumbled to a 6-6 tie Sunday night in the desert, the fourth deadlock since the NFL instituted new overtime rules prior to the 2012-13 season. Second-string quarterback Matt Flynn helped the Packers rally from a 23-7 deficit in the fourth quarter, and Mason Crosby put the them ahead 26-23 with a 20-yard field goal 4 1/2 minutes into OT. The visiting Vikings rallied for a 12-play drive that ended with Blair Walsh's 35-yard field goal with 3:54 left. Cincinnati's Andy Dalton only missed on one pass in overtime — a sack-saving throwaway — and Cam Newton engineered a 12-play scoring drive in OT for visiting Carolina, but this one still ended in a tie.

Seattle, Arizona players not sure how to react after 6-6 tie

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 06:44:40 UT

(AP) — The Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals didn't really know how to react after a 6-6 tie. "Two hundred games, including playoffs," the Cardinals' Larry Fitzgerald said. Both kickers missed chip shots that would have won Sunday night's game in overtime, Arizona's Chandler Catanzaro from 24 yards, then Seattle's Steven Hauschka from 27 yards. The Cardinals still haven't beaten Seattle in Arizona in coach Bruce Arians' four seasons in the desert. Wagner pulled off an amazingly athletic play when he blocked Catanzaro's 39-yard field goal try in the first half. In addition to the missed field goal, the Cardinals went for it on fourth-and-1 in the first half and failed. In the final seconds of the first half, the Cardinals moved within field goal distance, but the clock ran out after Palmer was sacked. The play was not reviewed, and two plays later, Catanzaro missed the short kick. The Seattle offense was stuffed by the Arizona defense throughout regulation. [...] overtime, the only time the Seahawks got past midfield was when Tanner McEvoy blocked Ryan Quigley's punt to set up the field goal that tied it 3-3.

Kickers miss short field goals, Seahawks, Cards tie 6-6

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 05:59:40 UT

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Stephen Hauschka needed only to make a 27-yard field goal to give the Seattle Seahawks an overtime victory over Arizona. Chandler Catanzaro's only had to hit a 24-yarder to give the Cardinals a win. Such kicks are often called automatic. They aren't. Hauschka's kick was wide left with 7 seconds left after Catanzaro booted one off the left upright, and the game between two teams that have dominated the NFC West in recent years ended in a 6-6 tie Sunday night. "I make that kick 999,999 times out of a million," Catanzaro said. The last tie in the NFL came in 2014, when Carolina and Cincinnati tied 37-37. It was the Cardinals' first tie since Dec.

Seattle's offense struggles in 6-6 tie with Arizona

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 05:40:19 UT

The Seahawks escaped defeat when Chandler Catanzaro missed a chip-shot field goal in overtime, but Steven Hauschka did the same thing at the other end in Seattle's 6-6 tie with the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday night. The Seahawks crossed midfield once in regulation and that came when Tanner McEvoy broke through and blocked Ryan Quigley's punt in the fourth quarter. Knee and ankle injuries have taken away his biggest strength, mobility, and that's hurt the Seahawks' running game the past few weeks. The Seahawks had 52 yards on 19 carries against Arizona and Wilson, one of the NFL's best running quarterbacks, lost two yards on his lone carry. Bobby Wagner provided it, taking a running leap over Arizona's offensive line to block Catanzaro's 39-yard field goal attempt.

Poet and novelist Lucia Perillo dies at 58

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 05:35:03 UT

(AP) — Lucia Perillo, an award-winning author and Pulitzer Prize finalist, has died at the age of 58. Perillo authored several collections of poetry, including "Inseminating the Elephant" in 2009, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and winner of the Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry from the Library of Congress.

Seahawks-Cardinals Stats

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 04:22:39 UT

Seattle00033—6Arizona03003—6Second QuarterAri_FG Catanzaro 46, 3:11. Fourth QuarterSea_FG Hauschka 40, 4:00. OvertimeAri_FG Catanzaro 45, 11:23. Sea_FG Hauschka 36, 6:42. A_65,089. ___ SeaAriFirst downs1123Total Net Yards257443Rushes-yards19-5237-132Passing205311Punt Returns1-06-33Kickoff Returns2-510-0Interceptions Ret.0-00-0Comp-Att-Int24-37-029-49-0Sacked-Yards Lost1-204-31Punts9-46.07-32.7Fumbles-Lost2-01-0Penalties-Yards10-906-45Time of Possession28:3946:21___ INDIVIDUAL STATISTICSRUSHING_Seattle, Michael 16-52, Collins 1-2, Prosise 1-0, Wilson 1-(minus 2). Arizona, Johnson 33-113, Palmer 1-8, Ellington 2-7, Nelson 1-4. PASSING_Seattle, Wilson 24-37-0-225. Arizona, Palmer 29-49-0-342. RECEIVING_Seattle, Baldwin 6-69, Graham 5-53, Kearse 3-51, Michael 3-3, Prosise 2-17, Lockett 2-13, McEvoy 1-10, Richardson 1-10, Wilson 1-(minus 1). Arizona, Fitzgerald 9-70, Johnson 8-58, Floyd 5-65, Nelson 3-84, Momah 2-50, Gresham 2-15. MISSED FIELD GOALS_Seattle, Hauschka 28. Arizona, Catanzaro 24.

Wapato officer cleared in fatal shooting, remains on leave

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 03:43:24 UT

(AP) — Yakima County's top prosecutor has determined that a Wapato police officer was justified in the fatal shooting of a 38-year-old man. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports ( ) prosecuting attorney Joe Brusic on Thursday cleared Officer Michael Campos of criminal wrongdoing in the July 31 shooting.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Daily Game' game

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 03:13:11 UT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Sunday evening's drawing of the Washington Lottery's "Daily Game" game were: 2-6-3 (two, six, three)

Winning numbers drawn in 'Match 4' game

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 03:13:10 UT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Sunday evening's drawing of the Washington Lottery's "Match 4" game were: 06-09-12-18 (six, nine, twelve, eighteen)

Winning numbers drawn in 'Keno' game

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 03:13:09 UT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Sunday evening's drawing of the Washington Lottery's "Keno" game were: 01-03-07-09-17-25-27-31-35-39-40-43-45-51-54-56-64-71-72-79 (one, three, seven, nine, seventeen, twenty-five, twenty-seven, thirty-one, thirty-five, thirty-nine, forty, forty-three, forty-five, fifty-one, fifty-four, fifty-six, sixty-four, seventy-one, seventy-two, seventy-nine)

WHL Tri-City at Vancouver summary

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 02:55:15 UT

First Period Penalties _ Brown Vcr (roughing) 11:23; Plouffe Vcr (boarding) 13:57; Yorke TC, Skeoch Vcr (fighting) 17:07; Wotherspoon TC (high-sticking) 17:28. [...] Period Penalties _ Osipov Vcr (hooking) 1:26; Rayman Vcr (cross-checking) 6:48; Holt Vcr (hooking) 9:02; Rattie Vcr (interference) 18:09; Benson Vcr (tripping) 20:00. [...] Period Penalties _ Rasmussen TC (slashing) 7:04; Plouffe Vcr (roughing) 7:04; Lukin TC (hooking) 10:34; Aucoin TC (slashing) 11:19; Yaremko TC (hooking), Yorke TC, Baer Vcr (unsportsmanlike conduct) 16:02.

WHL Prince Albert at Calgary summary

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 02:25:26 UT

First Period Penalties _ Hayes PA (holding) 0:22; Twarynski Cgy (goaltender interference) 1:39; Leth PA (roughing) 1:57; Kadlec PA (delay of game) 6:41; Paivarinta PA (roughing) 14:49. [...] Period [...] Period