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10/17/2019   NW News Network
The day the brand new Mason County, Washington jail opened in 1985, it was already full. The previous jail on the top floor of the courthouse held just over 40 inmates. The new facility wasn't much bigger. Nearly 35 years later, the one-story cinder block jail located in the town of Shelton now holds about 90 inmates on any given day. A few years back, as many as 150 people were crowded into the facility.
10/17/2019   NW News Network
If you live at the foot of a dam – or downriver – you may wonder what could happen if an earthquake rumbled nearby. Dam managers say it’s something they’re constantly watching, but major shaking east of the Cascades shouldn’t cause too much damage. “We are concerned (about earthquakes), but we’re not concerned from an overall public safety standpoint,” said Bill Christman, Chelan County PUD’s chief dam safety engineer. “The dams on the Columbia River are naturally constructed to resist a big volume of water through just their own weight.” RELATED: Be Two-Weeks Ready For Post-Earthquake And Other Disasters Chelan County PUD manages three dams in central Washington: Rocky Reach and Rock Island on the Columbia River and Lake Chelan, on the southeastern edge of the lake. There are fault lines east of the Cascades , even though threats of “The Big One” earthquake striking off the Pacific Coast garner more headlines. These smaller faults couldn’t produce as large an earthquake as the coast’s
10/17/2019   NW News Network
The state of Oregon is pushing the community hospitals along the Oregon Coast to improve their earthquake resilience. This comes after a state report predicted none of them would be able to sustain operations after the feared Big One -- a magnitude 9 offshore Cascadia earthquake and tsunami. Hospitals in Washington state were called out too, in a separate report by that state's government. The challenge is inspiring some creative thinking about how these hospitals might secure extended emergency power and water.

Local News

10/18/2019   Seattle Times Cougars

The problems have been blatantly obvious for Washington State and its embattled defense. Solving them, on the other hand, is an ongoing process the Cougars have found to be painfully difficult.
10/18/2019   Seattle Times: Huskies

Washington freshman Isaiah Stewart was named to the 20-player preseason watch list for the 2020 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Center of the Year award by the Naismith Hall of Fame. Stewart is one of three Pac-12 players and one of four freshmen nationally on the list, which was determined by a national committee of top college basketball […]
10/18/2019   Seattle Times Cougars

Here's what to watch for when the Washington State Cougars take on the Colorado Buffaloes on Saturday.
10/18/2019   Seattle Times: Huskies

The rivalry resumes Saturday afternoon at Husky Stadium. A top-25 clash between UW and Oregon. Mike Vorel lays out three keys to watch and makes a prediction.
10/18/2019   Seattle Times: Huskies

No. 12 Oregon has allowed one (!) touchdown in its past five games. So what does Washington need to do to find the end zone Saturday?
10/18/2019   Seattle Times Sounders

After an array of protests, Major League Soccer recently lifted the ban on fans waving flags with the Iron Front logo. But not everyone is happy about it.
10/18/2019   Seattle Times Sounders

Nico Lodeiro came to Seattle to win championships. But the path to his second MLS Cup is stretching longer than planned.
10/16/2019   Seattle Times Cougars

Mike Leach has vehemently refuted a claim by his former quarterback, Connor Halliday, that a feud existed between Tracy Claeys and Darcel McBath.
10/16/2019   Seattle Times Sounders

The Sounders earned the No. 2 seed and will host seventh-seeded FC Dallas on Saturday at CenturyLink Field. Here’s a closer look at essential information to know heading into Seattle’s opening-round matchup.
10/16/2019   Seattle PI Mariners

SEATTLE (AP) — And then there was one.

The Washington Nationals are off to the World Series for the first time in franchise history after sweeping the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday night, becoming the final National League team to reach the Fall Classic and leaving a single team with the distinction of never playing for a title.

Congratulations, Seattle Mariners. Not only do you have the longest playoff drought in professional sports, but you are now the only team that hasn't been to a World Series.

Since the Mariners came into existence in 1977, there has been a void. Despite lineups that included the likes of Ken Griffey Jr., Ichiro Suzuki, Randy Johnson, Edgar Martinez and Alex Rodriguez, they have just four playoff appearances in their history, all coming between 1995 and 2001.

The Mariners have been to three American League Championship Series and were sent home each time. The city has never experienced a major league ball game beyond Oct. 22.

Seattle's 1995 playoff run may have saved baseball in the Pacific Northwest. But as memorable as that was, it didn't end in the World Series. Same for 2001, when the Mariners tied a major league record with 116 wins in the regular season only to be dispatched for the second straight year by the New York Yankees in five miserable games in the ALCS.

Mariners fan Bob Simeone, a season-ticket holder since 1985, said attention focused on the team for its World Series futility is similar to what happened a couple of years ago when Seattle inherited the longest postseason drought.

"We went through a wave of this when the Buffalo Bills made the postseason. ... So, we had that," said Simeone, the commissioner of the Seattle Mariners RBI Club, a group of die-hard fans. "It's a little bit like the 1995 story. You can only bring it up so many times and it starts to get...

10/02/2019   Seattle PI Mariners

Since 1995, fans have gone up to Edgar Martinez to tell him where they were, who they were with and what they were doing during "the double."

"But really, the previous night I had a much better game," Martinez said in his usual humble tone.

09/30/2019   Seattle PI Mariners

The New York Yankees hit 306 home runs this year with minimal contributions from Giancarlo Stanton.

Now he's back to try to help the Yankees win a title.

Stanton hit a mammoth home run Friday night at Texas, a reminder that yes, this New York lineup can actually become more powerful than it was for most of the season. Stanton played in only 18 regular-season games this year because of injury problems. He returned in mid-September and hit a couple homers as the Yankees wrapped up their 103-win campaign.

Now it's on to an American League Division Series against Minnesota that will feature the most prolific home run-hitting teams in baseball history. The Twins edged the Yankees by one, finishing with a record 307.

There is certainly some history between these two teams — and it's mostly been unpleasant for Minnesota. The Twins have been eliminated by the Yankees in five of Minnesota's last six postseason appearances.

The other Division Series matchup that's already set in stone is Atlanta vs. St. Louis.

After eight seasons with the Marlins, Stanton arrived in New York last year and finally made his postseason debut, although it was a fairly short one. The Yankees won the wild card game and then lost to Boston in the ALDS. Stanton had one extra-base hit — a homer — in five postseason games.

He has hit three homers in his injury-plagued 2019, but now October offers a second chance to shine.

Elsewhere around the majors:

HOSTING

The Nationals shrugged off a poor start this year and won 93 games, earning a chance to host the National League wild card game against Milwaukee. Washington won its final eight games of the regular season.

The Nats will try to reverse their trend of postseason disappointments. Washington hosted winner-take-all Game 5s in the Division Series...


Local Sports

10/19/2019   Fox News Latest Headlines
Former Vice President Joe Biden’s presidential campaign sent a fundraising email this week, claiming it hasn't raised as much money as its competitors after spending more than expected in the third quarter, according to a report. 
10/19/2019   Fox News Latest Headlines
Maya Rockeymoore, widow of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., and chairwoman of the Maryland Democratic Party, is expected to run for her late husband’s House seat, according to a report.  
10/19/2019   Fox News Latest Headlines
It appears the Trump 2020 campaign is looking to capitalize on the "Get over it" advice that acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney dished out to reporters this week regarding the Trump-Ukraine phone call controversy.
10/19/2019   USA Today Top Stories
British lawmakers are set to vote on Prime Minister Boris Johnson's new European Union exit deal. The vote is going to be very close.
      
10/19/2019   Forbes Latest Headlines
Controversy finds Greg Hardy again in Boston on Friday night for UFC on ESPN 6.
10/19/2019   UPI Latest News
Regina King discusses why HBO's "Watchmen" series was the right move after her Emmy nomination and Oscar win last year.
10/19/2019   UPI Latest News
On Oct. 19, 2009, the U.S. government announced it would no longer prosecute people who use or sell marijuana for medicinal purposes if they are complying with state laws.
10/19/2019   UPI Latest News
TV producer Trey Parker turns 50 and actor Gillian Jacobs turns 37, among the famous birthdays for Oct. 19.
10/18/2019   Forbes Latest Headlines
The education sector is slowly but surely turning to technology to improve the quality of education imparted to students. The use of computer vision in education helps educators analyze and understand the behavioral patterns of students to maximize their learning potential.
10/18/2019   Forbes Latest Headlines
Despite Trump's rhetoric, Huawei claims its 5G technology could really now be coming to America.
10/18/2019   USA Today Top Stories
The Astros and Yankees have not announced who will start Game 6 of the ALCS, but both said it will be a bullpen game.
      
10/18/2019   USA Today Top Stories
The Yankees homered twice in the first inning off Justin Verlander as New York beat Houston in Game 5 of the ALCS.
      
10/19/2019   Fox Sports:College Football
FC Tokyo beats Vissel Kobe 3-1 in J-League
10/19/2019   Google Sports
10/19/2019   Google Sports
10/19/2019   Fox Sports:College Football
The Astros will take a 3-2 series lead into Game 6 of the ALCS
10/19/2019   Fox Sports:College Football
The Philadelphia Union host the New York Red Bulls in the opening round of the MLS Cup Playoffs
10/18/2019   Google Sports
10/17/2019   ESPN College Sports
Teresa Phillips will be retiring as Tennessee State's athletic director, effective June 30, 2020.
10/16/2019   ESPN College Sports
Members of the House and Senate spent Wednesday trying to drum up support for finding new ways to compensate college athletes.
10/16/2019   ESPN College Sports
UCLA will honor Olympic decathlon champion Rafer Johnson and his wife, Betsy, by naming the track at Drake Stadium for the couple.