I-594 groups seek to fight suit by gun-rights backers

Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson on Monday applauded an attempt by a coalition of gun-regulation groups to intervene against a lawsuit seeking to roll back the new law expanding background checks on gun buyers. A lawsuit filed in December by gun-rights supporters alleges Initiative 594 violates the Second Amendment and can inadvertently criminalize people […]

Keystone veto may start Obama’s just-say-no era

On Tuesday, without any fanfare or speech, President Obama will issue his first veto of 2015. By refusing to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline bill, Obama will usher in a new and contentious relationship with the Republican-controlled Congress that will likely result in many more vetoes before he leaves office. “I would anticipate, as we’ve been […]

Woonerf? It means pedestrians, bikers and SLU developer win

What’s a woonerf? That’s what Seattle City Council members needed to know Monday before approving a South Lake Union real-estate development deal. Woonerf (pronounced VONE-erf) means “living yard” in Dutch, and city planners use the term to describe a parklike street where pedestrians and bicyclists are given priority over motorists. The council voted 6-2 to […]

Zillow laying off 157 Trulia employees in Bellevue

Zillow is laying off 157 employees in Trulia’s Bellevue office, effective April 20, according to information submitted to the state Employment Security Department. That’s almost half of the 350 positions Seattle-based Zillow previously said would be eventually eliminated following last week’s acquisition of San Francisco-based Trulia. Four weeks for 99 cents of unlimited digital access […]

Lions part ways with Reggie Bush

ALLEN PARK, Mich. — The Detroit Lions released running back Reggie Bush on Wednesday, halfway through the four-year deal he signed as a free agent before the 2013 season. Bush started 23 games for the Lions. He rushed for 1,006 yards in 2013, but this past season he had only 76 carries for 297 yards […]

Adrian Peterson wins round in federal court

In NFL limbo for the past five-plus months, Adrian Peterson’s future with the Minnesota Vikings is still in question. The path toward resolution of his status has been cleared, though the clash between league and the union over the personal-conduct policy persists. Commissioner Roger Goodell and the NFL were handed a second high-profile legal defeat […]

San Diego women trip up Gonzaga, 75-62

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Behind a balanced offensive attack, and strong defensive pressure, the University of San Diego women’s basketball team picked up a 75-62 win over Gonzaga on Thursday in a crucial West Coast Conference game. With the victory, the Toreros improve to 22-5 overall, remain in a tie for second place in the […]

WSU women’s basketball falls to UCLA, 74-69

PULLMAN, Wash. — Nirra Fields led a balanced attack with 14 points, Corinne Costa made two free throws with five seconds left and UCLA women held Washington State scoreless for almost six minutes down the stretch Thursday night for a 74-69 win. Kari Korver added 13 points, Jordin Canada had 10 and Costa had 13 […]