November 13, 2013 |
Any given season can drive you nuts, but this one has shuttle-bused me to an assortment pack of walnuts and cashews. We're two weeks from Thanksgiving and still no one has satisfactorily explained how USC scored only seven points against Washington State on Sept. 7. I've asked mailmen, real estate agents and dog-walkers, but all they do is shrug. Two missionaries at my front door said they'd like to help, but they can't figure out how Brigham Young lost at Virginia. Oregon State scored 52 against Washington State, Arizona State scored 55, Oregon scored 62 and Stanford scored 55. USC piled up 193 yards in total offense.
November 12, 2013 |
KENT, Wash. - Mindy Mansfield had health insurance when she worked at a factory that made air flow vents in Cle Elum, a small town in central Washington state. It covered the pills she took for her Type 2 diabetes and the ones she needed to ease her arthritis. But as she edged toward retirement age after nearly two decades as a machine operator, Mansfield was laid off. She moved in with her older sister in Kent, lost her medical coverage and jettisoned her arthritis medication because "it was just too expensive.
November 6, 2013 |
A wide-ranging multibillion-dollar package of incentives comes before Washington state lawmakers Thursday as the state scrambles to ensure that aerospace giant Boeing Co. will build its next major jetliner in the Seattle area. The company's Long Beach plant, which is now set for closure in 2015, had been rumored as a long-shot site for the work. But Tuesday, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee called the Legislature into a special session that begins Thursday to pass a package of bills that includes more than $8 billion in tax savings for Boeing to build the next-generation version of the 777 wide-body jet in Puget Sound.
November 5, 2013 |
SEATTLE - In the election night count of ballots in Washington state, a "living wage" measure in the small city of SeaTac was ahead in the polls, while a statewide measure to require the labeling of some genetically engineered foods appeared to be lagging. Because Washington votes entirely by mail, ballot counting will not be completed until later in the week. About half of all mailed ballots are generally completed by the Friday before election day, election officials say, but as long as ballots have a Nov. 5 postmark, they will be counted.
November 3, 2013 |
UCLA's road back to the Pac-12 championship game is clogged. The Bruins finish the regular season against Arizona, Washington, Arizona State and USC. For those thinking optimistically, that makes things simple. "If we take care of business, focus on winning the game we're playing, we've got a shot to get back to the championship game," UCLA Coach Jim Mora said. Of course, Arizona State has close to the same path. The Sun Devils sit atop the Pac-12 South Division with UCLA, Arizona and USC a game behind.
November 3, 2013 |
College football recruiters have suddenly concluded that Chris Brown, a senior offensive lineman at Los Angeles Loyola, is a big-time prospect. UCLA, USC, Texas A&M, Arizona, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Mississippi, Oregon, Washington, Boise State, Washington State - they've all made scholarship offers since the season began. At the same time, the Internet recruiting experts who didn't have any stars marked on Brown's name in September have been left scrambling to catch up. Brown, 6 feet 6 and 290 pounds, is still trying to figure out how he became so popular.