Investigators searching for the suspected killer of four Seattle-area police officers have rounded up several of his relatives and friends to keep them from helping him escape, a sheriff's spokesman said Monday.
The latest subject of our Hoops Q&A series is Washington's Isaiah Thomas, who was the Pac-10's Freshman of the Year in 2008-09 after averaging 15.5 points per game. Thomas, a pint-sized (5-foot-8) guard who got his first name after his father, a Lakers fan, lost a bet on the 1989 Lakers-Pistons NBA Finals, is the leader of a Huskies team that's considered a co-favorite (along with Cal) to finish atop the Pac-10 this season. The following is an edited transcript of our conversation:
Dear Annie: As I understand it, President Obama's economic stimulus package contains incentives for hospitals and medical offices to get all their old paper medical records computerized, which is supposed to produce huge cost savings in the health-care system (and I think it's pretty obvious that it would do so). This caught my attention a few weeks ago when the stimulus package was first unveiled, since I have some experience in the health-care field and several IT certifications, but I haven't heard any mention of it lately. Do you think that, assuming it gets through Congress, this plan to wire the medical world could create many IT jobs? -Tacoma Techie for Hire
A soldier has been charged by the military with involuntary manslaughter in the death of a 16-year-old girl who was found unconscious last month at an Army barracks at Fort Lewis, Washington, authorities said Tuesday.
Rain-swollen rivers have inundated highways and farms, towns and parks in western Washington, shutting down traffic on a 20-mile stretch of heavily traveled Interstate 5 between Seattle and Oregon and threatening the federal roadway north of Seattle.
If you are an urban woman of a certain age, chances are you've spent at least one afternoon in line at a sample sale. They are the end-of-season fashionista free-for-alls where designers try to clear their inventories with deep discounts. Sample sales are the way you get a Marc Jacobs handbag cheap, or perhaps a pair of Sergio Rossi pumps.
Take heart, weary sports fans. There is good news in your morning newspaper, if you can get past the referee betting scandal in the NBA, the Bad Newz about Michael Vick contributing to the rogue state that is the NFL, steroids in golf and Barry Bonds trying to become the all-time home run champion under the threat of a federal indictment.
A man accused of wounding six people in a shooting rampage at a Tacoma mall warned in cell-phone text messages that "the world" was going to feel "my anger" and "my pain," his ex-girlfriend said Monday.
The 2005 models of the Toyota Tacoma and the Dodge Dakota received the top safety ratings in both front and side crash tests, the government reported Wednesday, while the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra got the lowest ratings.
Retired Gen. John Shalikashvili, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and adviser to Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry, is responsive and "looking good," a friend said, after being hospitalized last weekend for a brain hemorrhage.
Retired Gen. John Shalikashvili, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and now an adviser to Democratic presidential nominee Sen. John Kerry, has been hospitalized in Washington state after a severe stroke, Pentagon officials said Monday.
A National Guard soldier at Fort Lewis, Washington, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of trying to pass information about military capabilities to the al Qaeda terrorist organization, military officials said.