Good fishing and more to come for spring chinook on Wenatchee and Icicle rivers

The Icicle and Wenatchee rivers continue to produce good action for spring chinook, and there appears for now no end in sight as more fish are destined to both areas. “It is still pretty good, and the dust from the opener has settled down and that’s just because it is midweek,” said Travis Maitland, a […]

Sepp Blatter wins re-election as FIFA president

ZURICH (AP) — Sepp Blatter was re-elected as FIFA president for a fifth term on Friday, chosen to lead world soccer despite separate U.S. and Swiss criminal investigations into corruption. The 209 FIFA member federations gave the 79-year-old Blatter another four-year term after Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan conceded defeat after losing 133-73 in […]

Train like Tough Mudder and you’ll get tough, for sure

I HOPE YOU weren’t expecting me to say I completed a mud race and survived to tell the tale. Nope. I admire in spades the people who have done it. But the idea of live electrical wires and plunging into ice water goes against my idea of sanity. Tough Mudder training Washington mud races […]

Teen charged with taking $25K, giving classmates $100 bills

MEDINA, Ohio (AP) — A 13-year-old Ohio boy accused of stealing $25,000 from his 83-year-old grandfather and handing out $100 bills to his middle school classmates has been charged as a juvenile. The Medina (meh-DY’-nuh) Gazette ( ) reports the boy was charged with delinquency by way of theft from the elderly. Authorities say the […]

For O’Malley, a lot riding on Iowa in 2016 campaign

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Martin O’Malley is returning to the state that introduced him to presidential politics three decades ago, when he played guitar and knocked on doors for Gary Hart. This time he’ll be tooting his own horn, so to speak, in a setting that could determine whether his longshot challenge to Hillary […]

Amazon ups Ohio jobs to 1,000, begins collecting sales taxes

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Amazon has announced a Midwest expansion in Ohio that will include 1,000 well-paying jobs over the next several years. The deal between Ohio’s job-creation entity, JobsOhio, and the retailing giant was announced Friday. It adds a third data computing center in the Columbus suburb of New Albany to previously announced centers […]

UW men’s and women’s crew gear up for national title chase

Washington’s much-decorated rowing program is in position for what could be its most memorable championship weekend in years. On Mercer Lake in West Windsor, N.J., the UW men’s varsity eight will be rowing for history as it attempts to win an unprecedented fifth consecutive national title at the Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championships. With six national […]

UW men’s golf gears up for NCAA championships

Senior Cheng-Tsung Pan, fresh off a win in the NCAA Regional in Bremerton, leads the Washington men’s golf team into the NCAA men’s golf championship that begins Friday at Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Fla. The Huskies, ranked No. 17 by Golfweek, are one of 30 teams in the field. After four days of stroke […]

Vote: The Legislature’s paralysis and the economy | Jon Talton

With a second special session in the offing, the Washington Legislature has been unable to complete its most basic function: funding state government. This, even though lawmakers are in contempt of a state Supreme Court order to adequately fund K-12 education. This is not childish quarreling. As with the dysfunctional federal government, deep philosophical disagreements […]

20-year-old Wisconsin cheddar makes debut at $209 a pound

MINERAL POINT, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin cheesemaker is debuting a 20-year-old cheddar this week that’s short in supply and big on price. The cheddar from Hook’s Cheese Co. of Mineral Point goes on sale Friday for $209 a pound. Most of the 450-pound supply is already spoken for, with orders coming in after the […]