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HKO-WHL-Scoring-Ldrs

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 22:05:45 UT

GAPtsSam Steel, Reg344983Adam Brooks, Reg255580Jayden Halbgewachs, MJ383573Chad Butcher, MH214970Tyler Wong, Let343367Mason Shaw, MH155166Brayden Burke, MJ154964Tyler Steenbergen, SC352863Kailer Yamamoto, SPO303262Dawson Leedahl, Reg243761Aleksi Heponiemi, SC194261Morgan Geekie, TC263460Matthew Phillips, Vic352459Nikita Popugaev, PG243559Cody Glass, Por213859Giorgio Estephan, Let243458Kole Lind, Kel223658Steven Owre, MH174158Michael Spacek, RD203656Patrick Bajkov, EVT203656Matteo Gennaro, CGY292453Skyler McKenzie, Por292453Deven Sideroff, Kam272653Connor Hobbs, Reg203353Tyler Sandhu, TC124153Zak Zborosky, Let312152Michael Rasmussen, TC302252Noah Gregor, MJ203252Lane Pederson, SC183452Reid Duke, BDN262551Jack Walker, Vic222951Nick Henry, Reg213051Brett Howden, MJ242650Dominic Zwerger, EVT193150Jansen Harkins, PG153550Lane Bauer, Kam262349Ty Lewis, BDN222749Hudson Elynuik, SPO173249Davis Koch, EDM123749David Quenneville, MH202848Matt Bradley, MH192948Rudolfs Balcers, Kam252146Jaret Anderson-Dolan, SPO222446Brandon Hagel, RD202646Keanu Yamamoto, SPO182846Keegan Iverson, Por143246Brad Morrison, PG192645Aaron Irving, EVT143145John Dahlstrom, MH212344Vladislav Lukin, TC192544Ryley Lindgren, SC152944Braylon Shmyr, Sas251843Tyler Soy, Vic202343Austin Wagner, Reg202343Garrett Pilon, Kam113243Parker Wotherspoon, TC73643Collin Shirley, Kam202242Tyler Benson, Van113142Kevin Davis, EVT63642Zach Fischer, MH251641Jordy Bellerive, Let212041Ryan Hughes, Por192241Brennan Menell, Let73441Jesse Gabrielle, PG221840Ty Ronning, Van192140Dante Hannoun, Vic152540Juuso Välimäki, TC132740Matt Alfaro, Let132740Clayton Kirichenko, MH53540Max Gerlach, MH251439Radovan Bondra, PG231639Evan Polei, RD201939Jake Leschyshyn, Reg172239Tanner Kaspick, BDN152439Tomas Soustal, Kel152439Calvin Thurkauf, Kel211738Tyler Coulter, BDN201838Stelio Mattheos, BDN172138Josh Mahura, Reg112738Filip Ahl, Reg211637Mark Rassell, MH201737Scott Eansor, Sea181937Colby Mc



HKO-WHL-Standings

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 22:05:44 UT

Eastern Conference East Division Two points for a team winning in overtime or shootout; the team losing in overtime or shootout receives one which is registered in the OTL or SOL columns. Friday's results Medicine Hat 8 Regina 5 Prince Albert 3 Red Deer 2 Moose Jaw 2 Prince George 1 Saturday's results Brandon 5 Medicine Hat 2 Prince Albert 5 Edmonton 2 Sunday's results Moose Jaw 2 Edmonton 0 Prince Albert 3 Calgary 2 (OT) Monday's results Tuesday's games Medicine Hat at Kootenay, 7 p.m. Friday's games Saskatoon at Moose Jaw, 7 p.m. Edmonton at Medicine Hat, 7:30 p.m. Saturday's games Moose Jaw at Prince Albert, 7 p.m. Brandon at Medicine Hat, 7:30 p.m.



You can now submit Mount Rainier wilderness reservation requests online

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 21:59:46 UT

(AP) — Backpackers and climbers who want to camp in wilderness areas of Mount Rainier National Park, including along the popular Wonderland Trail, will now be able to submit reservation requests online. Park officials have been working on a new online reservation system and will begin taking requests online only starting 9 a.m. March 15.




Washington House passes school levy bill

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 21:55:16 UT

(AP) — The Washington House on Monday passed a bill that delays a deadline for a reduction in the amount of money school districts can collect through local property tax levies. School districts had faced a reduction of four percentage points in in the amount they could collect through local levies starting next year, but House Bill 1059 pushes that deadline off until 2019. Lawmakers are working to comply with a 2012 state Supreme Court ruling that they must fully fund the state's basic education system.



US fights Microsoft's bid to tell users when feds take data

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 21:47:49 UT

SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department wants a judge to throw out a lawsuit from Microsoft and keep a law that prohibits technology companies from telling customers when the government demands their electronic data. Microsoft says its customers have a constitutional right to know when the government collects private information.



Groups seek to oppose lawsuit over Oregon rail expansion

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 21:19:41 UT

(AP) — Three groups are seeking to oppose Union Pacific Railroad's lawsuit involving a proposed rail expansion along the Columbia River Gorge where a crude oil train derailed last June. Omaha, Nebraska-based Union Pacific earlier this month sued Wasco County, which rejected the railroad's expansion application, and the Columbia River Gorge Commission, which is scheduled appeals of that case.



Officer smashes window to save woman trapped in burning car

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 20:43:54 UT

(AP) — A woman who was trapped in a burning car is hailing a Washington state officer as a hero after he bashed in her window and pulled her to safety, a rescue caught on the officer's body camera. Video shows Officer Tim Schwering of the city of Spokane repeatedly smashing the window with a baton as flames shoot from the hood of the car on a snowy street.



Washington Girls Basketball How Fared

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 20:05:44 UT

Sunnyside (14-0) beat West Valley (Yakima) 57-54, beat Davis 69-34.4. Bellarmine Prep (15-1) beat Puyallup 41-24.7. Blanchet (17-0) beat Holy Names 48-26, beat Eastside Catholic 62-48.2. Gig Harbor (12-3) beat Central Kitsap 77-40, beat Shelton 80-33.8. Seattle Prep (12-4) beat West Seattle 70-53, lost to Rainier Beach 52-55.9. Shorewood (14-2) beat Mountlake Terrace 71-29, lost to Lynnwood 36-45.10. East Valley (Spokane) (10-6) beat Pullman 61-33.Class 1A1. Cashmere (15-0) beat Omak 71-23, beat Montesano 74-42.3. Brewster (12-3) beat Liberty Bell 46-33, beat Soap Lake 69-50.(tie) Davenport (13-2) beat Liberty (Spangle) 65-58, beat Reardan 58-31.10. Tacoma Baptist (18-0) beat Shoreline Christian 39-17, beat Northwest Yeshiva 56-36.9.



Washington Boys Basketball How Fared

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 20:05:37 UT

Gonzaga Prep (13-1) beat University 70-51.3. Rainier Beach (11-3) beat Seattle Prep 68-57.5. Anacortes (12-2) beat Lakewood 85-56.2. Bellingham (12-3) beat Meridian 69-36.Class 1A1. Seattle Academy (10-5) beat Overlake School 71-64(tie) Granger (11-6) lost to Zillah 61-83, beat Cle-Elum-Roslyn 49-38.Class 2B1. Life Christian Academy (15-1) beat North Beach 75-37.2. Lummi (12-1) beat Muckleshoot Tribal School 72-56.2. Yakama Tribal (11-3) beat Klickitat 73-36, beat Trout Lake 76-33.7. Muckleshoot Tribal School (8-3) beat Auburn Adventist Academy 77-44, lost to Lummi 56-72.8. Puget Sound Adventist (10-3) beat Eastside Prep 65-53(tie) Bickleton (6-3) beat Trout Lake 57-44, lost to Sunnyside Christian 36-84(tie) Wellpinit 12-4 lost to A-C-H 53-62, beat Columbia 90-41.



Oregon rejects gillnet fishing ban on Columbia River

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 19:30:30 UT

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Commission voted 4 to 3 Friday against banning the commercial fishing technique in the main channel of the Lower Columbia River, reported The Daily Astorian (http://bit.ly/2kkbmBC ). Commercial and recreational anglers have argued for years over who should be allowed to catch how much of seasonal salmon runs and which fishing methods should be used. Under the commission's approved plan, 80 percent of spring and summer wild chinook will be granted to recreational anglers, while the remaining 20 percent can be harvested by commercial fishers.



Spokane bank robber also wanted for robberies in Utah

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 19:11:51 UT

(AP) — A man suspected of robbing two Spokane credit unions in early January is also wanted by the FBI in connection with three bank robberies in Utah. The FBI says the man has been photographed multiple times wearing a gray hooded jacket, blue jeans and a beanie covering a baseball hat.



Correction: Student Free Speech story

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 18:51:20 UT

Amid a national push, Washington state lawmakers are reintroducing a bill that would protect student journalists' free speech in school-sponsored media at public schools and colleges (AP) — Amid a national push, Washington state lawmakers are reintroducing a bill that would protect student journalists' free speech in school-sponsored media at public schools and colleges. Senate Bill 5064, introduced by Republican Sen. Joe Fain, would designate school media as "public forums for expression" and make students responsible for determining content so long as it is not slanderous or libelous, unjustly invades privacy, violates federal or state law or encourages students to break school rules or commit crimes. Under the measure, student media advisers also could not be terminated, transferred or otherwise disciplined for refusing to censor student journalists. The affected students sued the Puyallup School District, but a Pierce County jury ruled the First Amendment protected the student newspaper. The measure being considered by Washington lawmakers specifies that school officials would be protected from civil or criminal liability stemming from content in school-sponsored media. Mike Hiestand, an attorney for the Student Press Law Center, said if schools are concerned about liability issues with this bill, they should get rid of their football teams and cheerleaders, which generally result in the most lawsuits filed against institutions.



Top lawmakers won't move bills to end tolling on I-405

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 18:44:36 UT

The Daily Herald reports (http://bit.ly/2kjWHqf ) that leaders of the state House and Senate transportation committees appear ready to keep the toll lanes operating, at least for now. Sen. Curtis King, who heads the Senate transportation committee, says the state should wait to see the results of the two-year tolling pilot project, which ends in September.



Villanova, Kansas stay 1-2 in AP Top 25, Gonzaga up to 3rd

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 17:33:20 UT

Villanova and Kansas remain the top two teams in The Associated Press college basketball poll while Gonzaga moved up to third. The Wildcats (19-1) beat Seton Hall and Providence last week and received 35 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel on Monday. Gonzaga (19-0), the last unbeaten team in Division I, got the other two first-place votes and moved up one spot to third, the Zag's highest ranking of the season. Virginia will also face two ranked opponents on the road: at Notre Dame on Tuesday and at Villanova on Sunday.



AP POLL ALERT: Villanova, Kansas stay Nos. 1-2 in men's hoops, Gonzaga up to 3rd; Creighton, West Virginia tumble

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 17:01:07 UT

NEW YORK (AP) — AP POLL ALERT: Villanova, Kansas stay Nos. 1-2 in men's hoops, Gonzaga up to 3rd; Creighton, West Virginia tumble.



State, private owners partner to rehab old Yakima mill site

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 16:53:54 UT

State, private owners partner to rehab old Yakima mill site The Yakima Herald-Republic reported Sunday (http://bit.ly/2jpmGbx ) that the state Department of Ecology and the owners of the Boise Cascade Mill — OfficeMax, Yakima Resources, Dunollie Enterprises and LeeLynn & Wiley Mt. — are working to rehabilitate the property.



1 killed after being struck by Seattle light rail train

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 16:08:24 UT

SEATTLE (AP) — A person was killed after being struck by a light rail train in Seattle. KOMO reports ( http://bit.ly/2jJC4k4 ) that emergency crews responded to the scene at the Othello station Monday morning after receiving reports of a person trapped under the train. A Sound Transit spokesperson said that light rail service was temporarily interrupted in the area due to the accident. Passengers were being shuttled through the area by bus until the scene is cleared. The Seattle Police Department says detectives are at the scene investigating the accident.



Hearings on permit for Kalama methanol plant opens Monday

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 13:01:23 UT

The facility would convert natural gas to methanol, which would then be shipped to China to make plastics and other consumer goods. [...] opponents plan to gather at a park and release an injured eagle back into the wild to remind decision makers of the effects fossil fuel projects can have on wildlife and the environment.



Tesoro pays $325,000 fine for federal violations

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 07:10:39 UT

(AP) — The Tesoro refinery in northwestern Washington has paid a $325,000 fine to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for alleged violations of the Clean Air Act. EPA spokeswoman Suzanne Skadowski says inadequate risk management plans can lead to chemical releases and are a risk to public safety.



WHL Roundup: Josh Paterson has two goals, assist as Blades beat Broncos

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 04:25:23 UT

Josh Paterson has two goals, assist as Blades beat Broncos SASKATOON - Josh Paterson had two goals and an assist to lead the Saskatoon Blades to a 6-3 victory over the Swift Current Broncos on Sunday for their fifth straight win in Western Hockey League action. Saskatoon was 3 for 5 on the power play and the Broncos were scoreless on five chances. EDMONTON — Zach Sawchenko stopped all 32 shots he faced as Moose Jaw shut out the Oil Kings for its third win in a row. Brayden Burke, on the power play, and Yan Khomenko scored for the Warriors (29-12-7). Jordy Stallard and Kolten Olynek, on the power play, gave the Raiders (11-34-5) a 2-0 lead.