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02/14/2020   NW News Network
A Libyan comedian previously based in Portland is taking legal action against U.S. Customs and Border Protection after he says he was illegally detained in Spokane. Mohanad Elshieky says federal officers took him off a bus and questioned him at Spokane’s Greyhound station in January 2019. The incident made headlines at the time after Elshieky shared his experience on Twitter and incorporated it into his stand-up act. He has since moved to New York City. He says Border Patrol agents racially profiled him and held him without cause. Elshieky, who was granted U.S. asylum in 2018, was on his way home to Portland after a gig in Pullman, Washington when the officers confronted him in Spokane. After showing two valid forms of identification, Elshieky says the officers told him that “illegals fake these all the time.” He was released after about 20 minutes. In June, the comedian filed a complaint against the federal agency and sought $250,000 in damages. The agency denied his claim, leading to
02/14/2020   NW News Network
A new federal grant aims to improve wildlife habitat and migration corridors in the Northwest. About $100,000 is going to a project related to a wildlife underpass that will be built under U.S. Highway 95 in North Idaho. It’s a piece of the $3.2 million granted by the U.S. Interior Department Friday to protect big game habitat in western states. One such area is near Idaho’s McArthur Lake, which sits on Highway 95 between Sandpoint and Bonners Ferry. The Selkirk Mountains rise to its west, the Cabinets to the east. “It’s on a valley floor. A lot of that valley floor is taken up by a lake,” said Brian Brooks, executive director of the Idaho Wildlife Federation. “Now we have a lot of human infrastructure that’s in that valley, including a well-used highway.” It’s one of the few places to squeeze between the two ranges. And it’s getting tighter. Brooks calls the lake a chokepoint for the area’s many migrating species: grizzlies, wolverine, elk. With the funding, 40 elk in North Idaho will
02/13/2020   NW News Network
Anti-tax activist Tim Eyman announced his bid for Washington Governor in November as an independent. But Wednesday, in his home town of Yakima, he announced he’s now running as a Republican. The announcement was met with jubilant cheers from supporters at a campaign event at Yakima’s McCormick Air Center. Eyman said he initially considered running as an independent because initiatives he sponsored in the past — from $30 car-tabs to a ban on affirmative action in 1998 — were nonpartisan. “Every issue that I have proposed has nothing to do with party no matter how much the media or the Democrats ended up trying to make it that,” Eyman said in a speech to supporters. “I always ask voters to consider these issues on the merits and not to divide ourselves by party.” Eyman gave credit to the “grassroots of the Republican party” for supporting his initiatives and said traditional Republican values of lower taxes and limited government align with his own value system, “a heck of a lot more

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02/13/2020   Seattle PI Mariners

As expectations for the Seattle Mariners at the big league level remain low entering 2020, what keeps most fans optimistic is the potential in the farm system. The club has some of the most prized prospects in baseball.

02/12/2020   Seattle Times Sounders

Questions about the Sounders' youth and defender Brad Smith's departure kick off reporter Jayda Evans' first soccer mailbag.
02/12/2020   Seattle PI Mariners

Walker has signed a one-year deal with the club worth $2 million that can reach $3 million with performance bonuses, according to a report Wednesday from ESPN. The 27-year-old right hander began his big league career in Seattle, and now will return.

02/11/2020   Seattle PI Mariners

Outfielder Eric Filia, infielder Alen Hanson and left-handed pitchers Wei-Yin Chen and Manny Banuelos are joining the club as non-roster additions ahead of the spring training period, which begins Wednesday.

02/06/2020   Seattle Times Sounders

MLS and its players on Thursday reached a deal in principle on a five-year collective bargaining agreement, avoiding possible disruptions to the start of the league’s 25th season with three weeks to spare. In a process that in the past has run right up to the season openers, the sides never seemed to hit any […]
02/05/2020   Seattle Times Sounders

The Sounders revealed their look for the 2020 MLS season Wednesday, featuring a large, gold star denoting the team's status as defending MLS Cup champion that sits above the silver star for the 2016 MLS Cup title.

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02/18/2020   Forbes Latest Headlines
While it doesn’t go quite as far as those of his more progressive rivals, Bloomberg’s financial regulatory proposals show a Democratic candidate willing to lean further left than perhaps was expected.
02/18/2020   UPI Latest News
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has won a second term in office, officials announced Tuesday, nearly five months after the election was staged.
02/18/2020   Fox News Latest Headlines
Can he keep his cool on stage?
02/18/2020   Fox News Latest Headlines
Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., confirmed on Tuesday that he met with Iran's foreign minister, arguing that "it's dangerous not to talk to adversaries."
02/18/2020   USA Today Top Stories
The death toll from coronavirus nears 2,000 as a Chinese study says the outbreak is 20 times more deadly than the flu.
      
02/18/2020   Fox News Latest Headlines
This is one generous fast-food employee.
02/18/2020   USA Today Top Stories
The Harvey Weinstein trial jury listened to Judge James Burke's instructions about the law before retiring to deliberate on the ex-mogul's fate.
      
02/18/2020   USA Today Top Stories
"This is what happens when a Trump supporter goes to a college campus," gun rights activist and Kent State grad Kaitlin Bennett wrote on Twitter.
      
02/18/2020   UPI Latest News
Most Americans are viewing the 2020 presidential candidates in a positive light, but they see the electoral process itself more negatively, a new survey showed Tuesday.
02/18/2020   UPI Latest News
"The Walking Dead" star Norman Reedus explores the world by motorcycle in the AMC series "Ride," featuring Michael Rooker, Ryan Hurst and Milo Ventimiglia in Season 4.
02/18/2020   Forbes Latest Headlines
Recent research suggests the self-drive industry has spent over $16B, and people wonder how that can be when nothing is shipping yet. It's a drop in the bucket in comparison to the huge pile of money being chased.
02/18/2020   Forbes Latest Headlines
Europe’s first important annual car show, scheduled to open March 5 through March 15 in Geneva, Switzerland, may be cancelled if the threat from the Coronavirus worsens, according to GlobalData.
02/18/2020   Fox Sports:College Football
Scottie Scheffler has come a long way in the last year
02/18/2020   Fox Sports:College Football
Wade Davis has again entered spring training as the Colorado Rockies' closer after a rough 2019 season
02/18/2020   Fox Sports:College Football
Ric Bucher joins Colin Cowherd in studio to talk some NBA. Hear why Ric would rather build a team around Ja Morant than Zion Williamson.
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02/17/2020   ESPN College Sports
The Atlantic Coast Conference has decided to support a one-time transfer for student-athletes across all sports.
02/15/2020   ESPN College Sports
In an exhibition match that also served as a homecoming, Coco Gauff defeated Estela Perez-Somarriba 6-3, 6-3 on Saturday night. A senior at the University of Miami, Perez-Somarriba is the current NCAA champion.
02/14/2020   ESPN College Sports
A jury on Friday convicted a former Michigan State University gymnastics coach of lying to police when she denied that two teen athletes told her of sexual abuse by sports doctor Larry Nassar in 1997, nearly 20 years before he was charged.