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08/20/2019   NW News Network
There’s a lot of time to think while sitting behind the wheel of a combine. Right now, Northwest wheat farmers are wrapping up their harvest in many areas. But across the country, farmers are losing money on every load of that golden grain. “You have to be wired differently to do this work,” says farmer and grain consultant Kevin Duling, of Maupin, Ore. “It’s very frustrating. It’s very stressful.” The wheat price was already suffering under President Donald Trump’s trade wars and robust global competition. The Northwest used to export the vast majority of its grain, largely to Pacific Rim countries and China, according to the Washington Grain Commission . The National Association of Wheat Growers estimates that since last year, U.S. wheat farmers have lost about $430 million in trade to China. But then, the U.S. Department of Agriculture released a report that said farmers are expected to harvest a lot of corn and wheat this season. The corn futures market dropped 25 cents a bushel
08/20/2019   NW News Network
The state of Washington is canceling two more contracts with a troubled provider of in-home care to people with developmental disabilities in Spokane County. The Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) announced the contract terminations Tuesday, the same day the state placed Aacres Washington LLC (Spokane) and Aacres Washington LLC (Spokane County #2) on provisional certification status “based on serious non-compliance with the law and regulations.”
08/20/2019   NW News Network
If you were among the 1.7 million people who got a mysterious, unbidden $91.94 check in the mail recently, you may wonder if it is legitimate. It is! And the best news may be that recipients will get a similar check next summer.

Local News

08/21/2019   Seattle Times Sounders

The club's revamped front office includes last week's announcement of 11 families as new owners.
08/20/2019   Seattle Times: Huskies

UW outscored opponents by an average of 44 points while posting a 4-0 record in exhibitions.
08/20/2019   Seattle Times: Huskies

Three-star cornerback Elijah Jackson is just the fourth defensive commit in Washington's 2020 class.
08/20/2019   Seattle Times: Huskies

When Jake Haener’s freshman football team at Monte Vista High School needed a kicker, he knew just who to call.
08/19/2019   Seattle Times Sounders

There's no doubt that a good chunk of the Sounders' ownership group is now more famous that any of the team's players.
08/19/2019   Seattle Times Cougars

Our first edition of the Washington State mailbag is here. In the first WSU mailbag, we discuss the Cougars' QB battle, which defenders to keep an eye on, who will take the next step and more.
08/19/2019   Seattle Times Cougars

While it’s no certainty Anthony Gordon will start on Aug. 31 against the Aggies, Leach indicated Sunday night the redshirt senior is the clear-cut favorite to win the job, after Gordon outplayed transfer Gage Gubrud during Saturday’s scrimmage.
08/17/2019   Seattle Times Sounders

The forward scored twice to help the Galaxy keep pace for a 2-2 draw.
08/17/2019   Seattle Times Cougars

The quarterback race once again was the top storyline at Martin Stadium, and perhaps there’s more clarity on that front than there was a week ago.
08/06/2019   Seattle PI Mariners

The Mariners have had a rough 2019. Since a white-hot start came to a screeching halt, Seattle has fallen out of MLB relevance and playoff contention for the 19th consecutive year. With almost two full months left in the season, the Ms are 10 games under 500 and sitting dead-last in the AL West.

If you thought things couldn't get any worse though, tough luck: Tuesday morning, the MLB announced that Mariners utility player Tim Beckham had been suspended for 80 games after a test came back positive for a performance enhancing substance.

08/06/2019   Seattle PI Mariners

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Mariners infielder Tim Beckham has been suspended 80 games as part of baseball's joint drug agreement after testing positive for stanozolol, a banned performance enhancer, Major League Baseball announced Tuesday.

Beckham's suspension is effective immediately and ends his season.

In a statement released through the players' association, Beckham says he took a product from a "trusted source, who had advised it was safe to take. Regrettably, the product was tainted." Beckham says he appealed but an independent arbitrator upheld the suspension.

"I accept full responsibility for putting myself in this situation," Beckham said.

Beckham was hitting .237 with 15 home runs and 47 RBIs in 88 games this season, his first in Seattle. The No. 1 overall draft pick in 2008 was a starter at the beginning of the year but had moved into a utility role over the past couple of months, playing all four infield positions and in left field.

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08/03/2019   Seattle PI Mariners

HOUSTON (AP) — Aaron Sanchez has been pulled after pitching six hitless innings in his Houston debut, and the Astros are working on a combined no-hitter through eight innings against the Seattle Mariners.

Sanchez struck out six, walked two and hit a batter with a pitch Saturday night — three days after he was acquired from Toronto at the trade deadline. He was replaced by Will Harris to start the seventh after throwing 92 pitches.

Harris and Joe Biagini, also obtained from the Blue Jays in the same deal that netted Sanchez, have each worked a hitless inning in relief. The Astros lead 7-0.

Houston manager AJ Hinch patted Sanchez on the chest after he finished the sixth, and pitching coach Brent Strom offered a hearty handshake.

The 27-year-old Sanchez was an All-Star in 2016, but has struggled this season and entered Saturday's game having lost 13 straight decisions to lead the majors with 14 losses.

Houston has a history of improving the performance of pitchers it acquires.

"We don't have magic dust," Hinch insisted after Sanchez was added.

Still, the right-hander was eager to get going with his new team.

"I'm sure there's things that are on their mind and things that are on my mind. It's an open line of communication here," Sanchez said. "I'm thrilled to see what they've got for me. I'm thrilled to kind of share my thoughts with them and bounce ideas off of each other and see where it goes."

Sanchez plunked Omar Narváez with two outs in the first inning and retired the next nine batters before walking Daniel Vogelbach with two outs in the fourth. Ryan Court hit a soft grounder with two outs in the fifth but first baseman Yuli Gurriel fielded it and tossed it to Sanchez, who dashed to first base just in front of Court for the third out.

Sanchez walked Mallex...


Local Sports

08/21/2019   UPI Latest News
IFC Films released a trailer for their comedy "The Day Shall Come." Anna Kendrick plays a Homeland Security agent hunting a fake terrorist (Merchant Davis).
08/21/2019   UPI Latest News
A pack of service dogs in training were treated to a performance of a Canadian theater's live musical as part of their preparation for service.
08/21/2019   Forbes Latest Headlines
SiriusXM launches a new subscription service exclusively for college students.
08/21/2019   UPI Latest News
Scientists in Florida became the first to induce Atlantic coral reproduction in a lab setting, The Florida Aquarium announced Wednesday.
08/21/2019   Forbes Latest Headlines
With a big debut expected in China on Friday, 'Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw' has already earned $450 million worldwide thus far.
08/21/2019   Forbes Latest Headlines
Whether you want vegan or the real deal, timeless or trendy, shop the best leather jackets for fall.
08/21/2019   Fox News Latest Headlines
Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, appeared to further criticize President Trump on Monday when he lamented how his party offered dictators "flattery."
08/21/2019   USA Today Top Stories
Consider these your August essentials.
      
08/21/2019   USA Today Top Stories
You deserve it to treat yourself with products like essential oil diffusers, yoga mats, bath salts, and more.
      
08/21/2019   USA Today Top Stories
Police searched for a shooter Wednesday after four college students were wounded when a gunman opened fire near Clark Atlanta University.
      
08/21/2019   Fox News Latest Headlines
Sen. Cory Booker took an indirect swipe at Democratic presidential nomination rival Joe Biden on Wednesday, arguing that the party’s next standard-bearer must be more than a “safe bet.”
08/21/2019   Fox News Latest Headlines
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio got some laughs -- though not for the reasons he expected -- when a top labor union played his video message to a crowd in Iowa on Wednesday.
08/21/2019   Fox Sports:College Football
Padres manager Andy Green reflects on series loss to Reds
08/21/2019   Fox Sports:College Football
Numerous injuries to Indianapolis Colts running backs have created concerns behind starter Marlon Mack.
08/21/2019   Fox Sports:College Football
HIGHLIGHT: Francisco Mejia rips his 8th home run of season
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08/20/2019   ESPN College Sports
Texas A&M-Commerce has been publicly reprimanded by the NCAA for the misconduct of an assistant coach and athletes at the Division II outdoor track and field championships earlier this year.
08/19/2019   ESPN College Sports
Howard University is bringing back its golf teams for the first time in decades -- with a big assist from NBA star Stephen Curry.
08/16/2019   ESPN College Sports
Louisville, citing unmet expectations "in providing student-athletes an outstanding experience," said it will part ways with men's tennis coach Rex Ecarma after 29 years.