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Idaho governor approves $400,000 to kill problem wolves

BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- Legislation sending just under $400,000 to a state board to use to kill problem wolves in Idaho has been signed into law by Gov. Brad Little. The Republican governor signed the bill Tuesday, according to his…

US now leads world in coronavirus cases

The United States now leads world in number of confirmed coronavirus cases, according to a Johns Hopkins University tally. Meanwhile, the human and economic toll of the lockdowns against the coronavirus mounted Thursday as India struggled to feed the multitudes,…

Target apologizes for selling face masks amid shortage

SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) -- Target Corp. has apologized for selling face masks in Seattle stores while hospitals face a dire shortage. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said his office intervened when it received reports Saturday that the much-needed N95 masks were…

Ban on race-based hairstyle discrimination signed into law

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a measure that makes Washington the sixth state to ban race-based discrimination against hair texture and hairstyles. According to the Crown Act campaign, five other states have already passed with such…

NBA suspends season until further notice over coronavirus

The NBA has suspended its season “until further notice” after a Utah Jazz player tested positive for COVID-19, a move that came only hours after the majority of the league’s owners were leaning toward playing games without fans in arenas.

Judge rejects most of challenge to Tim Eyman's $30 car tab measure

A King County Superior Court judge has rejected most of a legal challenge to Tim Eyman's Initiative 976. Judge Marshall Ferguson on Wednesday said King County and a coalition of Washington cities had failed to carry the heavy burden of demonstrating that the $30 car tab measure was unconstitutional on most of their claims.