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02/21/2020   NW News Network
A new watchdog report says the federal government hasn’t done enough to prevent structural failures at the Hanford Nuclear Site’s aging facilities. The accountability report comes after a tunnel partially collapsed in 2017, where for decades the federal government stored highly contaminated radioactive waste. The report from the independent Government Accountability Office says the U.S. Department of Energy has not found the root causes of the partial collapse of the waste-storage tunnel, and that failures in DOE’s investigation, inspections and maintenance of other aging and contaminated facilities is concerning. Some buildings haven’t had people or other remote sensing inside in 50 years. The reports said that without those types of inspections, it’s hard to say whether another incident like the PUREX tunnel collapse could happen in the future. In 2017, workers spotted a partially collapsed hole in the top of the PUREX Tunnel 1, prompting concerns of potential radioactive
02/21/2020   NW News Network
A Thurston County judge has found that anti-tax activist and Republican candidate for governor Tim Eyman concealed more than $700,000 in campaign contributions related to his initiative work over a six-year period. The finding comes as Eyman mounts a first-ever run for public office and faces trial this summer over an alleged campaign finance kick-back scheme.
02/20/2020   NW News Network
Two U.S. citizens with the novel coronavirus were transferred to Spokane’s Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center Thursday morning, and two more were expected in the afternoon. Officials with the Spokane Regional Health District and the hospital said in a joint news release they expected up to five total patients. The patients’ identities are unknown, as is the severity of infection. The patients were transferred from Travis Air Force Base in California and are part of repatriation efforts, meaning they contracted the virus outside of the country. Bob Lutz, Spokane County health officer for the health district, said their arrival shouldn’t worry the area residents. “There is no risk to the residents of Spokane County by bringing these individuals into our community for care," Lutz said. "In general, the risk to the general public of the novel coronavirus, the COVID-19, remains very low.” Health officials chose the downtown Spokane hospital because of its specialized pathogen unit,

Local News

02/22/2020   Seattle PI Mariners

What can fans expect on the cusp of the Seattle Mariners’ first game of the 2020 Cactus League season? Here's everything to know about the team, key newcomers and the 2020 season.

02/21/2020   Seattle PI Mariners

Williams, 28, posted a 2-4 record with a 5.23 ERA,and 76 strikeouts in 71 relief appearances across three seasons with the Brewers (2017-19).

02/20/2020   Seattle Times Sounders

In a flash, Joao Paulo set the tone for his new Sounders squad. The Brazilian was signed in January as Seattle’s third designated player, expected to play in the center midfield. Well, in Joao Paulo’s debut against CD Olimpia on Thursday, he did. But he also showed how he could push forward and be goal […]
02/20/2020   Seattle PI Mariners

The retired Ichiro will throw out the ceremonial first pitch on Mariners’ Opening Day, when the team hosts the Texas Rangers at T-Mobile Park March 26, according to multiple reports out of spring training in Peoria, Ariz.

02/20/2020   Seattle Times Sounders

The Sounders added another new player to their roster Thursday, signing former Minnesota United midfielder Miguel Ibarra. Ibarra, 29, appeared in 84 MLS games for Minnesota from 2017-2019, but the club declined his contract option last winter.
02/19/2020   Seattle Times Sounders

After three months and three different preseason training camp locations, the Sounders are ready to begin their 2020 campaign. Here's what to know about Thursday's CONCACAF Champions League game.

Local Sports

02/22/2020   USA Today Top Stories
USA TODAY Sports broke down the highly-anticipated rematch between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury with round-by-round updates and analysis.
      
02/22/2020   Forbes Latest Headlines
Tyson Fury lived up to his promises of delivering power to take the WBC championship from Deontay Wilder in another display of technical mastery. Here's what happened
02/22/2020   Forbes Latest Headlines
Paul Felder might have fought his last UFC battle at last night's UFC Fight Night 168 in Auckland, New Zealand.
02/22/2020   Fox News Latest Headlines
Britain's Tyson Fury defeated American boxer Deontay Wilder of Alabama on Saturday night in Las Vegas to capture the WBC heavyweight title.
02/22/2020   Forbes Latest Headlines
Tyson Fury eliminated all doubt on Saturday. In the highly anticipated rematch with Deontay Wilder, Fury scored a definitive seventh-round TKO, and he is now the WBC Heavyweight Champion.
02/22/2020   USA Today Top Stories
While Baylor might have lost its chance to be the NCAA tournament's top overall seed, Dayton kept its hopes alive for a No. 1 seed for March Madness.
      
02/22/2020   Fox News Latest Headlines
Bernie Sanders' victory in Nevada – following a win last week in New Hampshire and a draw with Pete Buttigieg in Iowa - instantly elicited incoming fire from his top rivals for the Democratic nomination. And it made already nervous moderate and establishment Democrats even more jittery over the prospect of a Sanders nomination.
02/22/2020   USA Today Top Stories
David Ayres, who played in 6-3 win after injuries to Carolina Hurricanes goalies James Reimer, Petr Mrazek, drives a Zamboni for the Toronto Marlies.
      
02/22/2020   Fox News Latest Headlines
Emergency backup goalie Dave Ayres made eight saves in relief of Carolina's two injured netminders in the Hurricanes' 6-3 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night.
02/22/2020   UPI Latest News
Bernie Sanders claimed a third consecutive victory Saturday as multiple media outlets declared him the winner of the Nevada caucuses shortly after 5 p.m.
02/22/2020   UPI Latest News
Georgia authorities have named a suspect in the death of Anitra Gunn, a Fort Valley State University student whose body was found Tuesday night.
02/22/2020   UPI Latest News
Three people were killed and 18 injured after a charter bus rolled down an embankment off Interstate 15 in southern California Saturday.
02/22/2020   Fox Sports:College Football
Joonas Donskoi scored in the shootout and the Colorado Avalanche earned their sixth straight road win with 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings
02/22/2020   Google Sports
02/22/2020   Fox Sports:College Football
In a surprise to most people, Tyson Fury dominated the fight vs Deontay Wilder, knocking him down twice in the first few rounds. In the 7th round, Wilder was bombarded with a flurry of punches, causing his corner to throw in the towel. Fury is now the new, undefeated WBC World Heavyweight Champion.
02/22/2020   Fox Sports:College Football
Reilly Smith scored two goals, Marc-Andre Fleury made 31 saves and the Vegas Golden Knights defeated the Florida Panthers 5-3 on Saturday night.
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02/22/2020   Google Sports
02/22/2020   ESPN College Sports
Florida swimmer Bobby Finke broke the American men's record in the 1,650-yard freestyle by more than six seconds Saturday at the SEC Swimming & Diving Championships in Auburn, Alabama.
02/22/2020   ESPN College Sports
South Dakota's Chris Nilsen broke the NCAA indoor pole vault when he cleared 19 feet, 5 1/2 inches at the Nebraska Tune-Up.
02/21/2020   ESPN College Sports
Duke junior right-hander Bryce Jarvis threw the first perfect game in school history Friday, striking out 15 Cornell batters in an 8-0 win at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park.