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05/14/2021   NW News Network
A wide-ranging proposal to save wild salmon by removing the four Lower Snake River dams may be dead in the water. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and Sen. Patty Murray say any proposal for the controversial dams needs a “science-based,” “community-driven” approach.
05/11/2021   NW News Network
Jazz Halfmoon remembers playing the educational video game Oregon Trail as a reward for doing well in her Oregon grade school class. “It was on a super old computer,” she says. “The green screen was like the only color.” She says it was really exciting, and the kids would often clamor and fight over who could play the game on the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation in northeastern Oregon. “I remember being like ‘oh, like the Indians killed off somebody in your wagon train … and then being like, ‘Oh we’re Indians, you know,’” Halfmoon says. Halfmoon, who is 38, and a generation of kids like her grew up playing it. They remember the game mostly for the moment — wait for it — their party died of dysentery. Now, a new spin on the wagon train game focuses on more accurately representing Native Americans. The company Gameloft tackled the redesign of Oregon Trail for Apple Arcade just in time for the increase in worldwide play because of the pandemic. Its target audience: the now
05/10/2021   NW News Network
The state of Washington will soon offer an alternative to prison for people with a serious mental illness who commit a crime. Gov. Jay Inslee signed the bill into law Monday. Under the new Mental Health Sentencing Alternative, judges will have the option to sentence a person to community supervision and treatment in lieu of prison.

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05/16/2021   Seattle PI Mariners

SEATTLE (AP) — Shane Bieber's record strikeout streak ended Sunday when the Seattle Mariners sent the Cleveland ace to an early exit.

Bieber had fanned at least eight in 20 straight games. But the reigning AL Cy Young Award winner fell just short against the Mariners, striking out seven in 4 2/3 innings.

Bieber left trailing 3-0 with the bases loaded in his shortest outing of the season.

The 25-year-old right-hander leads the majors with 92 strikeouts. Bieber started the season with 10 or more strikeouts in his first four outings, another major league record.

The last time Bieber didn't strike out at least eight in a regular-season game was his final start of the 2019 season. He struck out seven last year in a playoff start against the Yankees.

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05/13/2021   Seattle PI Mariners

SEATTLE (AP) — Cleveland's Zach Plesac lost his no-hit bid with no outs in the eighth inning when Seattle's J.P. Crawford lined a clean single to center Thursday night

It was the Mariners' first hit in 16 innings at home. The club was no-hit by Baltimore's John Means in its previous home game May 5.

Plesac wasn't overpowering, but he induced weak contact when Seattle put the ball in play.

The 26-year-old right-hander had two strikeouts and three walks on 78 pitches entering the eighth. Only five of the 21 outs to that point had been made by outfielders, including Josh Naylor’s grab in foul territory while crashing into the stands on the first pitch of the game to Seattle's Jarred Kelenic.

Plesac, the nephew of longtime big league pitcher Dan Plesac, was 2-3 with a 3.83 ERA entering Thursday.

Before his no-hitter, Plesac may have been best known for a misstep last season, when he broke COVID-19 protocols and was disciplined by the Indians.

Plesac and former teammate Mike Clevinger left the team’s hotel following a start by the right-hander in Chicago. The Indians ended up placing both pitchers on the restricted list and sending them to their alternate site.

Cleveland has the longest no-hitter drought in the majors — its last one was Len Barker’s perfect game in 1981.

There have been four no-hitters already this season, and Seattle and Cleveland have been involved in three of them.

The Indians have been no-hit twice — by Chicago White Sox left-hander Carlos Rodón on April 14 and by Cincinnati lefty Wade Miley a week ago. Plesac started both of those games.

Cleveland leads 4-0.

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05/13/2021   Seattle PI Mariners

SEATTLE (AP) — Jerry Dipoto couldn't help but chuckle when Jarred Kelenic went deep in his first at-bat at the Triple-A level.

It was yet more evidence Kelenic was ready for the big leagues.

“I laughed out loud when he had a homer in his first Triple-A at-bat off a lefty, because that’s about as appropriate to how Jared Kelenic accepts challenges as you can imagine,” Dipoto said Thursday. “And I’m sure he’s going to be up for this next one, which is facing the best pitchers in the world night after night.”

Kelenic and right-handed pitcher Logan Gilbert are making their debuts for the Mariners on Thursday night as Seattle takes the next step in its rebuilding project. Kelenic is starting in left field and battling leadoff, while Gilbert will start on the mound as Seattle opens a four-game series with Cleveland.

“Players, sometimes they hit the ground running, and sometimes they don’t. The major leagues are difficult,” Dipoto said. “But there’s never any more excitement than with the anticipation of the arrival of talented young players like these and we’re excited to see what happens across the board. It’s gonna be a fun time for us.”

The additions Thursday are part of a major roster reshuffle for the Mariners. Coming up from Triple-A Tacoma along with Kelenic and Gilbert is right-hander Paul Sewald to bolster a taxed bullpen.

But Kelenic and Gilbert are the headliners. Kelenic has been regarded as one of the top prospects in the minors for several years and only reinforced his status with a torrid start at Triple-A, where he hit .370 with six runs, two homers, a double and five RBIs in just six games.

“He’s knocked every challenge we’ve given him out of the park, really, and has done that since he’s been a Mariner,”...


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05/16/2021   Forbes Latest Headlines
This week, Amazon Studios is hosting a virtual event it says will feature "conversations that examine Hollywood’s complicity in anti-Asian racism and how leaders can drive change."
05/16/2021   Fox News Latest Headlines
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is attempting to shut down another oil pipeline to prevent pollution of the Great Lakes while the nation experiences a major gas shortage.
05/16/2021   USA Today Top Stories
A brush fire in an exclusive Southern California community gained strength Sunday as about 1,000 residents remained under mandatory evacuation orders.
     
05/16/2021   UPI Latest News
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05/16/2021   UPI Latest News
Sacha Baron Cohen was honored with the Comedic Genius Award and Marvel won multiple awards at the 2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards on Sunday.
05/16/2021   Fox News Latest Headlines
Video shared by the Chicago Police Department shows the officers being brought out by hospital staff, where they were greeted with a salute from about 50 of their coworkers.
05/16/2021   Fox News Latest Headlines
The suspects include a 16-year-old juvenile male and a 15-year-old juvenile male from Southeast D.C., and a 14-year-old juvenile male from Northeast D.C.
05/16/2021   UPI Latest News
Israeli airstrikes in Gaza City killed at least 42 people in Gaza City, more than a dozen children, early Sunday in the deadliest day since fighting between the two sides erupted on Monday, the Gaza Health Ministry.
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05/16/2021   USA Today Top Stories
Courtney Love has decried the Hulu series "Pam & Tommy" in defense of her friend Pamela Anderson, calling it "vile" and "outrageous."
     
05/16/2021   Forbes Latest Headlines
One of the more interesting gaming footnotes in Nintendo’s long and storied history is its 'Famicom Detective Club' adventure games released back at the end of the 80s. While the games later received SNES and GBA ports in Japan, the games never came Westward, until now.
05/16/2021   USA Today Top Stories
CDC's Rochelle Walensky said her agency is working on guidance for the school year that begins in 3 months in some districts. Latest COVID-19 news.
     
05/16/2021   ESPN College Sports
The NCAA named Alabama, Arkansas and Tennessee as host schools for softball regionals on Sunday, bringing its postseason tournament to three states that have passed laws banning transgender athletes from competing in interscholastic sports.
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05/16/2021   Fox Sports:College Football

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05/16/2021   ESPN College Sports
Emerging from his pandemic bubble, writer Tom Junod groaned and gasped in the company of strangers as Oklahoma lost its grip on perfection. But as fate would have it, sports delivered the kind of greatness that only sports can.
05/16/2021   ESPN College Sports
Ahead of Sunday's selection show (9 p.m. ET, ESPN2 and ESPN App), these are stats and stars behind the teams worth keeping track of as the tournament unfolds over the next few weeks.