King County health officials have confirmed a measles infection in an adult traveler from Brazil who visited Seattle last week while contagious. The case is not related to a measles outbreak linked to Disneyland in Orange County, Calif. Through the end of January, more than 100 people were sickened in 14 states, with most cases tied to the theme…More
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The Associated Press Some people in California heard an alert seconds before the Napa earthquake reached them. That technology is not yet available in Washington state. KING-TV reports scientists in Washington are working with the U.S. Geological Survey set up an earthquake early warning system called Shake Alert. University of Washington professor John Vidale says they…More
The Associated Press State education officials say 13 Washington schools will be getting federal dollars to improve their schools. The 3-year grants range from $50,000 to $3 million a year. The money will be used for a variety of improvement activities, ranging from teacher training to classroom supplies and materials and before- and after-school programs. This is Washington’s…More
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota company that produces meat products says consumers should check “use by” dates and a labeling code to determine if some beef franks made by the company are subject to recall. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service says Cloverdale Foods Co. in Mandan recalled 2,664 pounds…More
The Associated Press Health officials say Washington’s flu season has begun and this year the dominant strain is H1N1, otherwise known as swine flu. There is some good news: the H1N1 strain is part of the current vaccine. So unlike the swine flu epidemic in 2009, people can protect themselves this year. Swine flu is more likely to…More
The Associated Press The Washington State Patrol says outdoor marijuana growing operations continued to decline in 2013. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports eradication teams pulled about 39,000 plants this year across the state. That compares with the peak of 609,000 plants in 2009. In 2012, 216,000 plants were eradicated. State Patrol Chief John Batiste says the goal…More
BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) — The AAA auto club reports the average price of a gallon of gasoline in Washington is $3.31.
That’s the same as a week ago, 18 cents lower than a month ago, and 3 cents higher than the national average.
Some metro prices from Monday’s AAA survey:
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RACHEL D’ORO Associated Press ANCHORAGE — Investigators are following up on tips about an Alaska serial killer that were prompted by new information released to the public, an FBI official said. The agency in August posted more than six hours of videotaped interviews with Israel Keyes conducted by agents, federal prosecutors and Anchorage police in the months…More
LONGVIEW (AP) —Washington health officials report that whooping cough has declined significantly this year over last year. The Daily News reports that by mid-July this year, there were 419 cases of whooping cough or pertussis in Washington state. That’s down considerably from the same period in 2012 when 3,237 cases were reported. State health officials say…More
OLYMPIA (AP) — College coaches are the top-paid state employees in Washington, according to a list recently released by the state Office of Financial Management. University of Washington football coach Steve Sarkisian earned $2.7 million last year, followed by Washington State University football coach Mike Leach at $2.3 million. Third on the list is UW basketball…More