OLYMPIA -- A bill to boost the state minimum wage to $12-an-hour over four years passed out of a House committee Thursday, but not before an opposed GOP lawmaker ripped minimum-wage activists as entitled in a "kids-these-days" diatribe.
Youths angry at the Nigerian government's failure to fight Islamic extremists threw stones Thursday at President Goodluck Jonathan's electioneering convoy in the eastern town of Jalingo, breaking windshields and windows on several vehicles. An Associated Press reporter was unable to see if anyone was hurt.
The WIAA has sent out a press release noting that the draws (pairings) for the regional boys and girls basketball tournaments will not be released until Sunday, Feb. 22, after the final games of the district tournaments.
Saying she was "shocked and disappointed," Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O'Toole announced Thursday that she is removing from street duty an officer who made racially charged comments on Facebook on the heels of an incident involving the arrest of a man for carrying a golf club.
OLYMPIA - Gov. Jay Inslee held his weekly news conference with reporters Thursday and answered questions about union contracts, his proposal to curb carbon pollution, and, of course, the Seahawks. Here are some highlights: