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Justice Dept. rules intensify crackdown on sanctuary cities

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 01:49:17 UT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department escalated its promised crackdown on so-called sanctuary cities Tuesday, saying it will no longer award coveted grant money to cities unless they give federal immigration authorities access to jails and provide advance notice when someone in the country illegally is about to be released. Under old rules, cities seeking grant money needed only to show they were not preventing local law enforcement from communicating with federal authorities about the immigration status of people they have detained. The conditions apply to one of the Justice Department's most popular grant programs, which provides police departments money to buy everything from bulletproof vests to body cameras. The new conditions say officials must let Department of Homeland Security employees have access to local jails in order to meet with immigrants and must give them 48 hours' notice before releasing an immigrant wanted by immigration authorities from their custody. Jorge Baron, executive director of the Seattle-based Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, said he expected states or local jurisdictions to challenge the restrictions under the 10th Amendment to the Constitution, which reserves powers to the states that are not specifically delegated to the federal government.

Health Department reviews anti-pot message aimed at Latinos

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 22:30:52 UT

The public health campaign includes advertisements and at least one billboard that says, We don't need pot to have fun, and We're Hispanics ... Health Department spokeswoman Julie Graham says it's clear from the reaction on social media that some people were offended.

Voters to decide if Spokane should fine coal, oil shipments

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 19:32:41 UT

(AP) — Voters in Spokane will decide in November whether the city should fine railroad operators for certain coal and crude oil rail shipments through its downtown core, the latest community attempting to assert its local authority in the fight over fossil fuels. The ballot measure, if approved, would make rail shipments of uncovered coal or untreated crude oil a civil infraction, punishable by a fine of up to $261 per rail car, The Spokesman-Review reported ( If approved, it is certain to face a steep uphill legal fight, since the federal government regulates railroad operations and safety. Last summer, following a fiery oil train derailment in Mosier, Oregon, on the Columbia River, the Spokane City Council approved a ballot measure to prohibit the shipment of crude oil or coal by rail.

Names of 8 Washington officers who shot boater released

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 19:26:54 UT

(AP) — Authorities have released the names of the eight officers involved in a fatal shooting of a boater off Bainbridge Island, but still do not know which officers' shot killed the man. The SWAT team had been responding to reports of someone shooting from a boat on July 9 when that person turned the gun and started shooting at them.

Former bank manager sentenced for embezzling from elderly

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 18:10:06 UT

Castillo pleaded guilty in March to theft and embezzlement by a bank employee and a charge of aggravated identity fraud. In addition to the prison sentence, Castillo must serve five years on supervised release and pay restitution of more than $500,000 to Chase.

Details on Idaho 18-year-old's death to be made public soon

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 16:47:18 UT

Latah County deputies were on their way Monday afternoon to the Ferry County Sheriff's Office in Republic, Washington, to pick up the two men who waived their right to extradition hearings, Ferry County Prosecutor Kathryn Burke said. Once McKetta and Tennant make their first appearance in court in Latah County, the probable cause affidavits will be released, and the details of the case will be made public, Thompson said.

Spieth's caddie an ex-math teacher who has a way with words

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 15:38:54 UT

Jordan Spieth leaned more on his caddie's words at the British Open. "This is as much mine as it is his," Spieth said as he clutched the silver claret jug. Greller still had to work out some new math at the most critical juncture of the final round at Royal Birkdale. It was reminding Spieth at the right time who he was and what he has accomplished, using as a reference a photo from a beach holiday in Mexico where Spieth posed with a group of star athletes that included Michael Phelps and Michael Jordan. How the former math teacher from the Seattle area stumbled into a job for golf's hottest property remains an amazing tale. Savage's golf instructor in Louisville, Kentucky, was Mike Thomas, the head pro at Harmony Landing and father of a teenager, Justin Thomas. With some trepidation, Greller left his job as a math teacher to work for a 19-year-old who didn't even have a tour card. [...] at Royal Birkdale was Jim "Bones" Mackay, perhaps golf's most famous caddie after spending 25 years with Phil Mickelson. [...] he found the right tone, the right words, when Spieth was headed for another one at Royal Birkdale with three bogeys in the opening four holes to lose the lead. A claret jug with room for only one name.

Officials search for driver who hit cyclist and left scene

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 14:38:30 UT

(AP) — Officials are searching for the driver who knocked a cyclist off the road and drove away. Schuetze says he suffered bruises and lacerations and a compound fracture of on his left hand, left pinky finger.

Multiple agencies save 3 people who fell into Nooksack River

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 14:20:00 UT

Crews from the Bellingham, Washington area reportedly had to hack through a thick tangle of vines to reach one of the victims, who was suffering from mild hypothermia when she was rescued. Agencies involved in the rescue include Whatcom County Fire District 1, the Bellingham Fire Department, the Whatcom County Sheriff's Office, the U.S. Border Patrol and Whatcom County Search & Rescue.

Authorities say estranged husband set house on fire

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 12:02:17 UT

Q/13 reports ( ) that Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist's office said Monday that Kenneth Lewis Massey, 47, was charged with first-degree arson, domestic violence related, for the Sunday night fire. Massey's estranged wife said she was in the house with her 13- and 16-year-old daughters when they heard a crash and a snap, and saw fire pouring in through cracks in the front door.

Paine Field getting $12M grant to relocate taxiway

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 12:01:13 UT

The U.S. Department of Transportation said Monday the money will be used to relocate part of a taxiway to improve safety. The grant is part of $169 million being awarded to 85 airports around the country from the Federal Aviation Administration's Airport Improvement Program.

Paxton, Seager pace Mariners past Red Sox, 4-0

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 06:15:55 UT

Paxton allowed four singles over seven innings to win his fifth consecutive start in July and Kyle Seager homered to pace the Seattle Mariners to a 4-0 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Monday night. The left-hander, who worked out of trouble in the sixth and seventh innings, matched his career high with 10 strikeouts and walked none. Paxton has allowed six earned runs in 33 1/3 innings and not given up a home run in five starts this month. Seager started a three-run second with his 14th home run, lining a 2-1 pitch over the wall in straightaway center to open the inning. In the sixth, Brock Holt reached with one out on a throwing error by first baseman Valencia. "On a night where we got to swing our way out of it, we get a couple of opportunities in the sixth and seventh, and the strikeout was a big weapon certainly for Paxton tonight," Boston manager John Farrell said. First and second one out, couple of key strikeouts to (Benintendi) and (Pedroia). [...] we come right back in the seventh inning, we think we are in a pretty good spot first and third nobody out, and unable to string any base hits together. Mariners: CF Jarrod Dyson was out again with a toe injury sustained when he crashed into the wall Sunday. Mariners: RHP Felix Hernandez (5-4, 3.88) is 3-2 with a 3.25 ERA in six starts since coming off the DL (right shoulder inflammation).

Mariners 4, Red Sox 0

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 05:01:33 UT

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$1M bail set for Colorado man accused of killing teenage son

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 04:17:16 UT

Mark Redwine was arrested in Washington state and appeared in court Monday for the death of Dylan Redwine, whose remains were found about 10 miles from the father's southwestern Colorado home in 2013. An indictment says blood found in Mark Redwine's home matched Dylan's DNA, and a cadaver dog picked up the scent of a body on the father's clothes and in his truck.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Daily Game' game

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 03:23:08 UT

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

Winning numbers drawn in 'Match 4' game

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 03:23:07 UT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Monday evening's drawing of the Washington Lottery's "Match 4" game were: 10-11-15-23 (ten, eleven, fifteen, twenty-three)

Winning numbers drawn in 'Keno' game

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 03:23:06 UT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Monday evening's drawing of the Washington Lottery's "Keno" game were: 06-08-10-12-13-21-26-30-31-39-44-47-49-50-63-64-68-70-75-76 (six, eight, ten, twelve, thirteen, twenty-one, twenty-six, thirty, thirty-one, thirty-nine, forty-four, forty-seven, forty-nine, fifty, sixty-three, sixty-four, sixty-eight, seventy, seventy-five, seventy-six)

Winning numbers drawn in 'Hit 5' game

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 03:23:06 UT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Monday evening's drawing of the Washington Lottery's "Hit 5" game were: 01-12-14-16-17 (one, twelve, fourteen, sixteen, seventeen) Estimated jackpot: $100,000

Winning numbers drawn in 'Lotto' game

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 03:23:05 UT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Monday evening's drawing of the Washington Lottery's "Lotto" game were: 03-07-17-30-31-35 (three, seven, seventeen, thirty, thirty-one, thirty-five) Estimated jackpot: $2.2 million

Evacuations ordered lifted for wildfire in Washington

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 02:37:36 UT

HUNTERS, Wash. (AP) — Evacuation orders for people living near a wildfire in a rural area of northeast Washington state were lifted Monday. KHQ reports ( ) that that Washington State Patrol Trooper Jeff Sevigney says the roughly 400-acre blaze near Hunters, Washington, is 10 percent contained as of Monday night. Stevens County Emergency Management says there are no longer evacuation orders for nearby residents. The Red Cross had set up an emergency shelter at Columbia School late Sunday. No injuries have been reported, and no structures burned. ___ Information from: The Spokesman-Review,