TACOMA (AP) — A second Northwest child has died after contracting an E. coli infection and a 5-year-old boy being treated for E. coli complications remains in critical condition but is reported steadily improving in a Tacoma hospital, authorities said Wednesday.
By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) - The wildfire season in Washington state has been one of the most destructive on record, charring 550 square miles of wilderness and destroying hundreds of homes and structures, the state Department of Natural Resources said on Thursday. The assessment came as Washington Governor Jay Inslee renewed a request for the federal government to offer assistance ...
Carolina Panthers Pro Bowl defensive end Greg Hardy has been convicted on two counts of domestic violence and is still playing. Ray McDonald of the San Francisco 49ers also remains active while he is being investigated for abuse allegations.
Have you just not managed to get outdoors enough in the Northwest's beautiful summer? Do you really need to get more sun? This weekend might be the last, best chance. Some good reasons to ditch the city:
Restrictions Eastbound: Refer to conditions and weather column for current restriction information
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Conditions: Rock blasting is planned for 7 p.m. on Thursday, and is scheduled to last for one hour or more. During blasts crews will close I-90 eastbound at Gold Creek, milepost 56, and westbound at Price Creek, milepost 61. There are no services past Exit 53 eastboun, or past Exit 70 westbound during blast closures.
By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld New Jersey's ban on counseling intended to change the sexual orientation of gay and lesbian children. Circuit Court of Appeals said the ban, which Republican Governor Chris Christie signed into law in August 2013, did not violate the free speech or religious rights of people offering "gay conversion therapy" to convert homosexual minors into heterosexuals. The panel also said the plaintiffs, who included therapists and a Christian counseling group, lacked standing to pursue claims on behalf of their minor clients. Circuit Judge D. Brooks Smith said the ban, the second in the country after California's, appropriately advanced New Jersey's legitimate interest in protecting people under the age of 18 from harmful or ineffective professional treatment.