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03/18/2019   Tri-City Herald Local News
Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh stepped down from the University of Maryland Medical System's board of directors on Monday, days after it came to light that the hospital network had for … Click to Continue »
03/18/2019   Tri-City Herald Local News
Abortion rights activists chanted "shame" as Republicans on a Georgia Senate committee moved Monday to ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected. The Senate Science and Technology … Click to Continue »
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An international charity says fighting in two Yemeni provinces has killed at least 350 civilians in the past three months. The Norwegian Refugee Council said Monday that civilian deaths have … Click to Continue »
03/15/2019   NW News Network
Right now, in the Northwest’s high desert, the biscuit root should be ready to bloom. Pregnant ground squirrels should be up to the surface, munching fresh shoots. But that’s not happening. On much of Washington’s and Oregon’s eastside, snow has been on the ground for six weeks, and it has some experts wondering how life will shake out for stressed flora and fauna. Heidi Newsome, is a wildlife biologist for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service out of Burbank, Wash. “Certain animals that hibernate during the winter -- they’re sort of coming out and trying to regain their nutrition after hibernating for a long time,” Newsome says. Lately, Newsome has been worrying about tiny, threatened ground squirrels. “So the ground squirrels usually come up in January and breed, and they go back under for a little while,” she says. “But then the females when they are pregnant need to be able to get the high-protein plants that are growing in the early spring.” Larger animals like elk and deer are
03/14/2019   NW News Network
The options to share your fandom or your love of nature through your car license plate keep growing in Oregon and Washington. But not all license plate ideas go down smoothly: A proposed Washington wine country license plate, like Oregon already offers, drew some whining at the state legislature this week.
03/14/2019   NW News Network
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, a candidate for the 2020 Democratic nomination, signed legislation Thursday to bump the state’s presidential primary from late May to early March. It’s a move designed to make Washington, a frequently overlooked state with just 12 electoral votes, more relevant in the nominating process.

Local News

03/17/2019   Seattle Times: Huskies

Washington joins Oregon and Arizona State in the NCAA tournament with a chance to show the nation the Pac-12 is better than its perception.
03/17/2019   Seattle Times: Huskies

The Bruins capped the three wins with a 15-6 blowout.
03/17/2019   Seattle Times: Huskies

With the field of 68 set, our Times staffers break down each region of the NCAA tournament bracket — including players to watch, teams you shouldn't sleep on and who will advance to the Final Four.
03/17/2019   Seattle Times Cougars

No Pac-12 coach made the top 10 for annual compensation and only one ranks in the top 25. Huskies coach Mike Hopkins checks in at No. 56 nationally, and in the bottom half of the Pac-12.
03/16/2019   Seattle Times Sounders

The Sounders once again swarmed their opponent relentlessly in the opening minutes, building enough a lead on the road to withstand a subsequent comeback attempt by the Chicago Fire. It was a third straight victory by the Sounders to open the season, their best start in a decade.
03/16/2019   Seattle Times Cougars

After the firing of Ernie Kent this week, the program seems to have little hope of a rebound soon. It better come up with something unique.
03/15/2019   Seattle Times Sounders

The Sounders have launched all-out offensive assaults on opponents to start their first two games, overwhelming them for five combined first-half goals. But with their first road game Saturday, some Sounders would like the at-times frenzied attacks tempered with more controlled aggression.
03/15/2019   Seattle PI Mariners

TOKYO (AP) — Ichiro Suzuki has arrived in Tokyo, a sure sign the Major League Baseball season is only days away from starting.

Wearing a gray and black hat pulled down to cover most of his head, the 45-year-old Seattle Mariners star slipped quickly through the arrival gate on Friday at Haneda Airport with hundreds of reporters and fans getting only a quick glimpse.

The Seattle Mariners and the Oakland Athletics arrived within hours of each other on Friday on charter flights from the United States. They play on Wednesday and Thursday at the Tokyo Dome in the first two games of the 2019 season.

Ichiro is likely to play both games. After that it's unclear if he will make the Mariners team, retire, or do something else.

Several of the players from both teams waved as they passed through the airport. A few stopped to greet fans who were packed several deep.

Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez was the most dramatic, pausing in front of cameras and saying: "I'm here, I'm here."

Ichiro is a baseball idol in Japan and, though his star has faded in the last few years, he is still popular and appears frequently on television commercials.

Many Japanese think he should retire in Tokyo in a dramatic goodbye after the two games and wait to be the first Japanese player to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.

Others say Ichiro should do it his way, which is the way he has conducted his entire MLB career since he broke in with the Mariners in 2001 after playing in Japan for the Orix BlueWave.


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03/14/2019   Seattle Times Cougars

The Cougars went 11-21 overall and 4-15 in Kent’s fifth season in Pullman, finishing the year with the program’s largest ever loss in the Pac-12/10 Tournament — an 84-51 defeat to sixth-seeded Oregon Wednesday night at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
03/14/2019   Seattle Times Sounders

The nonprofit Washington State Legends of Soccer group has already sold more than 150 tickets to a VIP roast of former Sounders coach and longtime Puget Sound fixture Alan Hinton. The event next Tuesday in Kirkland will raise money for the group's research efforts and a scholarship fund.
03/14/2019   Seattle PI Mariners

TOKYO (AP) — There's an adage in Japanese that translates easily to English.

Deru kugi wa utareru.

The nail that sticks up gets hammered down.

Ichiro Suzuki has been the nail in a culture that values formality, caution, and deference to authority. Doing it his way, he's developed into Japan's greatest baseball player and arguably its best athlete.

"At such a young age he already had his own mind," said Keizo Konishi, a reporter with the Japanese news agency Kyodo. "The older generation tells young people what they should do. Particularly in the structured baseball world."

Ichiro has played 2,651 major league games since joining the Seattle Mariners in 2001. Konishi has seen almost every one; from Seattle to New York, then to Miami, and back to Seattle. Add on hundreds before that with the Orix BlueWave.

The odyssey returns him to Japan where Ichiro is expected to play in a two-game series when the Mariners and the Oakland A's open the season March 20-21 at the Tokyo Dome.

Afterward, who knows? Some Japanese want the 45-year-old to finally retire, and the Mariners have said they want to go with youth.

One thing is certain in Tokyo: Ichiromania rules.

He's a source of national pride; the first position player to make it big in the majors, countering the perception that the country produced only pitchers, and players like Ichiro were too small. He's revered for breaking through, for his fashion sense, and his Zen-like training. He'll be the first Japanese player inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, almost surely on the first ballot.

He can also be aloof and arrogant, known to disdain interviews, and often evasive with a habit of turning his back on reporters and disparaging questions he doesn't like. Japanese journalists have often been targets, and organizers say...

03/12/2019   Seattle PI Mariners

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Yusei Kikuchi's journey started in northern Japan, in the prefecture of Iwate, about 300 miles from the Tokyo Dome.

This is where Kikuchi became a star. Where he was a prep phenom. Where his left arm was so good he seriously considered skipping playing professional baseball in his home country to immediately go where he always wanted to be: the major leagues.

"When I was smaller I was watching all the Japanese players play well in the major leagues and that was the time all these Japanese players were coming to the major leagues and I was saying, 'Even if I'm Japanese I will be able to make it to the majors if I work hard,'" Kikuchi said recently through an interpreter. "I was given that dream by all these former players and that is why I wanted to come to the states."

Kikuchi was determined from the time he was 15 years old to be the next great Japanese import to dazzle American fans and befuddle major league hitters. That dream is now the reality for the newest starting pitcher for the Seattle Mariners.

In a twist, his debut will come a few hundred miles from where he first made a name for himself at Hanamaki Higashi High School. He will start the second game of the 2019 season against the Oakland Athletics inside the Tokyo Dome next week.

While his MLB debut is coming in Japan, Kikuchi has been preparing to make America his home for more than a decade. He studied English and answered the majority of questions in English at his introductory news conference . He scouted the best left-handed pitchers in the majors to see what made them successful. He visited the U.S. on numerous occasions to begin learning the culture.

"I went to a couple of ballgames and I looked at the atmosphere and said, 'Hey, this is the place I want to play,' and I set that goal when I came to the states," Kikuchi said....

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02/19/2019   Yahoo! Sports

Aly Raisman on Larry Nassar assault: Sometimes people forget I'm still coping with itIt has been a year since former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison for abusing more than 150 girls. But Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman is still coming to terms with the sexual abuse she experienced as a teenager.

02/18/2019   Yahoo! Sports

Aly Raisman on Larry Nassar assault: Sometimes people forget I’m still coping with itOlympic gold medalist Aly Raisman tells the Yahoo News show “Through Her Eyes” that she sometimes finds it difficult to hear the graphic details in the sexual assault stories of others, as she is still coping with her own traumatic experience.