Stories for February 7, 2011
LONDON (AP) -- The soccer broadcasters who left the British TV station Sky Sports after they were caught making sexist remarks have been hired by a sports radio show.
Storm rolls past Evergreen, into bi-district tourney
The Skyview Storm avenged last year’s loss in the district title game to Evergreen by beating the Plainsmen 64-49 Monday night.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey's Supreme Court has heard arguments in a case that focuses on whether protections given to journalists should apply to others who post online.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is calling for a six-year, $53 billion investment in high-speed rail as he seeks to use infrastructure spending to create jobs.
TUALATIN, Ore. (AP) -- Police in the Portland suburb of Tualatin say a man who crashed his van into a gas station and falsely claimed to have a bomb in the vehicle also tried to steal a woman's car and then assaulted her.
TUALATIN, Ore. (AP) -- A man who crashed his van into a Tualatin gas station Monday night told clerks he had a bomb in the vehicle.
PHOENIX (AP) -- A later Super Bowl could mean moving the Phoenix Open to President's Day weekend.
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greek sprinters Costas Kenteris and Katerina Thanou have been ordered to appear before an Athens court to answer questions in their perjury case.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- One of Eddie Van Halen's guitars will have a home at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.
‘L.A.’ sets another career scoring high with 42 points in victory over Chicago
LaMarcus Aldridge scored a career-high for the third time in three weeks, tallying 42 points and leading his team to a 109-103 win over the Bulls.
Other driver suffered neck pain
A Vancouver man was ticketed Monday afternoon after he crashed a car into the rear of another car whose driver stopped for a traffic light.
POULSBO, Wash. (AP) -- A solar power project on top of Poulsbo Middle School should start producing electricity next month.
LONDON (AP) -- David Beckham has extended his training with Tottenham by another two weeks.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- A 19-year-old is jailed in Olympia for investigation of rape.
MADRID (AP) -- Real Madrid has reached an agreement with Saudi Arabia's Prince Salman Foundation to build a sports academy in the Middle Eastern country.
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) -- Prosecutors in Washington state have filed a felony assault charge against a woman accused of biting the lower lip off another woman at a Yakima nightclub.
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) -- Prosecutors have filed a felony assault charge against a woman accused of biting the lower lip off another woman at a Yakima nightclub.
RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) -- Richland police say a Pasco man was waiting in a Richland elementary school parking lot to pick up his child from a school function when he accidentally shot himself in the leg.
RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) -- Police are investigating what a man was doing in a Richland elementary school parking lot Monday night when he accidentally shot himself in the leg.
KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) -- A surveyor working near the Columbia River at the Tri-Cities noticed cowboy boots in a pond and then spotted skeletal remains.
MADRID (AP) -- Alberto Contador has submitted his final defense to overturn a proposed one-year ban for a positive Tour de France doping test.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Another legend is going to be appearing at this Sunday's Grammy awards -- this time, it's Barbra Streisand.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Elton John recently made an album with his longtime idol, Leon Russell. Now he'll do the induction honors when Russell is ushered into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next month.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Rather than celebrating the demise of Tiger Woods, the top two golfers are almost begging him to give them a fight at this week's Dubai Desert Classic.
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) -- Law enforcement officers wiped away tears as they watched the flag-draped casket carrying the body of Correctional Officer Jayme Biendl being carried into the Comcast Arena in Everett for her Tuesday memorial service.
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) -- Mourners are remembering slain Washington Correctional Officer Jayme Biendl at a public service Tuesday afternoon in Everett.
A retirement party is planned today in honor of Lee McCallister, the longtime leader of the Fruit Valley Neighborhood Association.
CAMAS — Five Shahala Middle School students outwitted teams representing 56 other Northwest middle schools to become first-place champions at the Bonneville Power Administration’s 20th annual Science Bowl. In the first round, each team competed against four randomly assigned teams. That round’s winners competed in a double-elimination tournament until a winner was determined. “All of these bright young students should be congratulated on their Science Bowl performances,” said Cheri Benson, BPA Science Bowl coordinator. The competition is the largest in the nation. This win gives the Camas students the opportunity to travel to Washington D.C. later this year to compete in the Department of Energy’s National Science Bowl.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- Opponents of a statewide ban on plastic checkout bags say they will push for an alternative measure that would promote recycling.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- A proposal to make Oregon the first to ban plastic grocery bags is getting its first hearing in the Legislature.
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Dow Jones industrial average is closing higher for the seventh day straight. That's the longest series of gains for the index since July.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks are mixed in early trading after a round of disappointing earnings reports.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- KIRO-TV reports a man was killed overnight in a trailer fire near Olympia in which a propane tank exploded.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- A man was found dead Monday night in a trailer fire near Olympia in which a propane tank exploded.
BERLIN (AP) -- Five-time Olympic speedskating champion Claudia Pechstein announced her return to competition after completing a two-year doping ban.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Lawmakers in Olympia have proposed a ban on flavored tobacco products, but barring such items could cost the state millions of dollars.
City council agrees to accept $2.3M if city is chosen
Vancouver is poised to accept a federal grant that would reopen Fire Station 6, but the city council found out on Monday that no firehouse is free.
GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (AP) -- Elisabeth Goergl of Austria won the women's super-G in the opening race of the world championships on Tuesday.
Girl undergoes rare brain surgery to control seizures.
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- An NBA player is saying he thinks the league needs to standarize its procedures for handling concussions -- and his call for change is based on experience.
GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (AP) -- Overall World Cup leader Ivica Kostelic is sticking with his policy of using the world championships as a midseason vacation.
Vancouver resident, who became addicted to Oxycontin as a patient at pain clinic, gets
Having become addicted to Oxycontin as a patient of a controversial pain clinic, a Vancouver woman robbed a pharmacy last June, then tried to rob another less than two hours later.
PHOENIX (AP) -- A spokesman for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords says the congresswoman is speaking "more and more," the first confirmation that she is able to talk a month after being shot in the forehead.
HOUSTON (AP) -- The doctor leading Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' rehabilitation says it's too early to tell whether the congresswoman could attend her husband's space launch in two months.
SEATTLE (AP) -- The actual payout given to three victims in a shooting at a Denny's restaurant in Kent is expected to be far less than the $46 million verdict awarded by a King County jury.
SEATTLE (AP) -- The actual payout given to three victims in a shooting at a Denny's restaurant in Kent is expected to be far less than the $46 million verdict awarded by a King County jury.
SEATTLE (AP) -- The actual payout given to three victims in a shooting at a Denny's restaurant in Kent will be far less than the $46 million verdict touted by one of the plaintiffs' lawyers.
SEATTLE (AP) -- A lawyer for a young man paralyzed from the waist down in a 2007 shooting in a Kent, Wash., restaurant says a jury has awarded more than $46 million to three victims.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Most members on a panel of local business leaders selected by Los Angeles's mayor to evaluate plans for a downtown NFL stadium have financial or other ties to the proposed venue's backer, Anschutz Entertainment Group.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- The Green Bay Packers have sold out their Super Bowl celebration at Lambeau Field.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Fans reveling in the Green Bay Packers' fourth Super Bowl title bought out all 50,000 seats to Tuesday's celebration at Lambeau Field in a matter of hours, the team said.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Packers fans will finally get the chance to celebrate with the Super Bowl champions at a rally at Lambeau Field in Green Bay.
Letter says decision backing Cowlitz Tribe was unduly influenced, circumvented Congress
U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Camas, has weighed in with the U.S. Interior Department on the Cowlitz Tribe’s proposed casino, saying she’s “troubled by the practical implications that this application will have on the city of La Center,” as well as on future gaming-related trust land acquisitions.
Tonight from 10 p.m. to midnight, Oregon Department of Transportation crews will close the Interstate 5 southbound off-ramp to the Rose Quarter/City Center (exit 302A) to replace a damaged attenuator barrier
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- A former Washington state trooper shot in the head a year ago has testified he's certain the man on trial in his case is the person who shot him.
CHICAGO (AP) -- Attorneys for former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich have filed a pretrial motion asking a federal judge to order prosecutors to produce evidence they claim is missing.
CAIRO (AP) -- A protest organizer says a Google Inc. executive who played a key role in starting Egypt's two-week-old uprising against President Hosni Mubarak has arrived at Cairo's central Tahrir Square.
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's embattled President Hosni Mubarak has set up a committee to discuss and recommend constitutional changes that will relax eligibility rules for who can run for president and limit the number of presidential terms.
CALGARY (AP) -- Curtis Glencross scored the winner in the third period and Miikka Kiprusoff turned aside 22 shots to lead the Calgary Flames to a 3-1 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Monday night.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- No winning tickets were sold for the Washington State Lottery's $6.4 million Lotto jackpot or the $100,000 Hit 5 cashpot Monday night, so prizes will increase to $6.5 million in Lotto and $130,000 in Hit 5.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- Ned Golubovic scored 14 points and Tim Steed added 13, leading Fresno State to a 79-49 nonconference victory over Cal State Bakersfield on Monday night.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- A 47-year-old Vancouver, Wash., man has been sentenced to two years in prison and ordered to pay $219,000 in restitution for a scheme that defrauded used car dealers.
JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (AP) -- Nick Murphy had four steals for Jacksonville State, which turned three Tennessee State turnovers into five straight points in overtime for a 76-73 win on Monday night.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- Vancouver defenseman Keith Ballard left Monday night's game against Ottawa early in the first period with a leg injury.
PUYALLUP, Wash. (AP) -- The son of a Washington state man who was found wandering confused and shoeless in the rain in a hospital gown says his father had been given a cab voucher at a Seattle hospital after undergoing medical tests.
PRINCESS ANNE, Md. (AP) -- Hillary Haley scored 28 points, including the winning free throws with 3 seconds left, and Maryland-Eastern Shore edged North Carolina A&T 83-82 on Monday night.
DOVER, Del. (AP) -- Casey Walker scored 24 points and Marques Oliver added 15 points and 11 rebounds as Delaware State defeated Norfolk State 91-83 on Monday night.
LORMAN, Miss. (AP) -- Donald Qualls made a 3-pointer from the right corner with 8.3 seconds left to help Grambling State rally past Alcorn State 61-60 on Monday night.
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) -- Troy Gillenwater scored 19 points to lead New Mexico State to a 75-57 victory over Louisiana Tech on Monday night.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Grant Maxey scored 20 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead Jackson State to a dominating win, 72-43, over Southern University on Monday night.
NORMAL, Ala. (AP) -- Casey Cantey scored 23 points to lead Alabama A&M over Arkansas-Pine Bluff 74-52 on Monday night.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) -- Marcus Morris had 22 points and reserve Mario Little added 17, sparking a second-half charge that led No. 2 Kansas past No. 19 Missouri 103-86 on Monday night in a high-energy clash between the Big 12's highest-scoring teams.
A former Clark College student died in an early-morning crash in Northeast Portland. Tessa Conradi, 32, of Portland was killed in the crash on Northeast Portland Highway and Northeast Cully Boulevard at about 2 a.m. Conradi’s Kia Sportage was T-boned by a westbound Chevy Suburban.
HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) -- A Washington County, Ore., judge has decided that a 14-year-old charged with aggravated murder in a fatal stabbing will be tried as an adult.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Kevin Murphy scored 14 of his team-leading 18 points in the second half and Tennessee Tech defeated Austin Peay 70-64 on Monday night.
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) -- Brian Cole scored a career-high 24 points and Kyle Randall added 20 as North Carolina-Greensboro defeated The Citadel 86-74 on Monday night.
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) -- Preston Blackmon and Stephen Wilson scored 16 points apiece and Savannah State defeated Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 63-57 in overtime on Monday night.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Jerry Sloan has agreed to a one-year contact extension to remain as head coach of the Utah Jazz.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Brandon Hosley scored 17 points and Amin Stevens added 16 as Florida A&M defeated Coppin State 60-58 on Monday night.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Mike Phillips scored 17 of his career-high 26 points in the second half to lead Howard to its most lopsided victory of the season, 65-53 over South Carolina State on Monday.
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) -- Marland Smith scored 27 points, leading five Southeast Missouri players in double figures, and the Redhawks easily defeated Southern Illinois-Edwardsville 83-63 Monday night.
SEATTLE (AP) -- The Coast Guard says a windsurfer who found himself in need of help when his mast snapped called for help on his cell phone. The agency was able to ask a passing Washington state ferry to sail to the rescue.
NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (AP) -- Mike Glover scored 20 points and pulled down 10 rebounds to lead Iona over Manhattan 85-67 on Monday night.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Ameer Ali scored 14 points and Aric Brooks added 13 as Morgan State defeated Bethune-Cookman 65-57 in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference game on Monday night.
nLight President and CEO Scott Keeney sent his account of his first meeting with a potential new customer via email from India on Monday.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Relatives who witnessed a military veteran being fatally shot by Gresham, Ore., police say Sgt. Anthony McDowell did not confront the officers. In a statement e-mailed to reporters, the McDowell family says the man walked out of his house, holding a rifle above his head with both hands, and was shot and killed within seconds.
KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) -- Markeith Cummings scored a season-high 31 points, barely missing his career high, and Kennesaw State defeated Campbell 78-64 on Monday night.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Shelvin Mack scored 17 points and Butler beat Illinois-Chicago for the ninth straight time, 72-65 Monday night.
DENVER (AP) -- The Houston Rockets are without suspended guard Aaron Brooks against the Denver Nuggets.
DETROIT (AP) -- Pavel Datsyuk had a goal and an assist after missing 19 games with a broken right wrist, helping the Detroit Red Wings beat the New York Rangers 3-2 Monday night.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Jeffery Middlebrooks and Tramaine Butler each scored 16 points and Alabama State routed Mississippi Valley State 90-63 on Monday.
DETROIT (AP) -- Detroit Red Wings forward Valtteri Filppula was knocked out of the New York Rangers game with a lower-body injury.
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) -- A Grants Pass, Ore., apartment complex fire has killed one man and displaced several families.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- James Blake won his first competitive match since October, beating qualifier Jesse Levine 7-5, 6-1 in the first round of the SAP Open on Monday.
PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) -- A 19-year-old Kitsap County, Wash., man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for the murder of an 87-year-old neighbor.
DETROIT (AP) -- Nick Minnerath scored a career-high 26 points and Eli Holman had 17 points and 11 rebounds as Detroit defeated Cleveland State 81-78 on Monday night.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Erik Etherly had 15 points and five of Loyola's (Md.) 10 blocks in a 76-69 win over Siena on Monday night.
HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) -- Nick Barbour scored 19 points off the bench and High Point defeated North Carolina Central 82-74 on Monday night.
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) -- Vaughn Duggins scored 24 points to lead Wright State to a 74-70 victory over Youngstown State on Monday night.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Cierra Bravard scored 22 points and grabbed nine rebounds and No. 19 Florida State withstood a furious rally to beat Virginia 78-74 on Monday night.
A Vancouver woman was arrested in McMinnville, Ore., Sunday on suspicion of robbery after she pointed a gun at a man walking his dog. The man was walking near a hotel at about 6:30 a.m. Sunday when he alleged Lisa Eileen Harris, 47, approached from behind with a gun. He fled and contacted police, who found Harris sitting behind a movie theater, according to a news release issued by the McMinnville Police Department.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Charlotte Bobcats guard Stephen Jackson has been ejected late in the second quarter against Boston for picking up consecutive technical fouls.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Jason Williams, released last month by the Orlando Magic, signed a contract Monday to return to the Memphis Grizzlies, where he played from 2001-05.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Portland Timbers forward Bright Dike (DEE-kay) has had surgery to repair a ruptured right Achilles' tendon.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- Proponents of a plan to put Oregonians to work retrofitting public school buildings with energy efficient technology say the improvements will pay for themselves.
COSTA DO SAUIPE, Brazil (AP) -- Filippo Volandri of Italy beat eighth-seeded Victor Hanescu of Romania 75, 6-1 in the first round of the Brazil Open on Monday.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Hornets 7-footer Jason Smith is suiting up against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- In their 10 seasons of mostly forgettable hockey, the Columbus Blue Jackets have had their share of swoons.
DETROIT (AP) -- Pavel Datsyuk has returned to the Detroit Red Wings' lineup.
FRISCO, Texas (AP) -- FC Dallas has signed 31-year-old Brazilian midfielder Ricardo Villar from Spielvereinigung Unterhaching of the German third division.
SEATTLE (AP) -- A federal judge in Tacoma has rejected a challenge to Washington state's new energy efficient building standards.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Bradley Gay scored 21 points and Texas-Arlington pulled away in the second half to beat Central Arkansas 93-70 Monday.
SEATTLE (AP) -- Two sheriff's deputies in Washington state encountered a convicted felon released on bond less than eight hours before he slaughtered four police officers, but a warrant check came up empty, leaving the man free to commit the slayings.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- Wyoming has fired men's basketball coach Heath Schroyer.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A judge says he will approve TV coverage of the involuntary manslaughter trial of Michael Jackson's doctor if the camera is unobtrusive.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Michael Young has asked the Texas Rangers to trade him. General manager Jon Daniels says the AL champions are willing to accommodate that request though "nothing is imminent."
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- An Oregon man has been sentenced to 35 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to murder and arson in the deaths of a man and woman in Warm Springs.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers celebrated his Super Bowl win with a ticker-tape parade through Disney World's Magic Kingdom.
DALLAS (AP) -- A minor ruckus has arisen over a top Dallas official's presentation of a "key to the city" to Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama has spoken with Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy to congratulate him and the team on their Super Bowl win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- AL MVP Josh Hamilton says contract talks with the Texas Rangers are "moving in the right direction" and that a two-year deal is possible.
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) -- The cost of extradition means that petty criminals who flee from Oregon are unlikely to face prosecution unless they return to the state.
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Michael Annett has been charged with driving while impaired following a two-car accident.
ABERDEEN, Wash. (AP) -- An Aberdeen family is thanking their pet dog, Rosie, for alerting them to a fire.
HOUMA, La. (AP) -- Police in the southern Louisiana city of Houma say a woman upset over her lack of freezer space allegedly hit her boyfriend in the face with a frozen beefsteak.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- New Michigan coach Brady Hoke hired Curt Mallory to coach the secondary and Jerry Montgomery to coach the defensive line.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Dodgers have signed infielder Aaron Miles to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training.
DETROIT (AP) -- One of the most talked-about Super Bowl ads showed hip-hop star Eminem driving a sleek Chrysler through the streets of Detroit, proudly cruising by the city's landmarks and the hopeful faces of its people.
Commerce secretary is leading a trade mission to build relationships
With the world focused on China’s powerhouse economy, some companies are looking to India as the next awakening giant worthy of greater attention. This week, executives from 24 U.S. businesses including Vancouver-based nLight are visiting India as part of a high-tech trade mission led by U.S. Commerce Secretary and former Washington Gov. Gary Locke. The delegates arrived in New Delhi on Sunday and will work through a heavy schedule of business appointments and social functions in New Delhi, Bangalore, and Mumbai before departing on Friday.
Doctors, yoga fans proclaim virtues of conscious breathing
Breathing for relaxation • Sit quietly in a comfortable position with your eyes closed.
MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) -- A man is trying to raise $1 million -- in pennies -- to help needy families in a Washington state town.
Tim Martinez: High schools
So today’s question to ponder is this: What constitutes a league champion?
Church gathering at ‘Souper Bowl’ hears from experts on likely cuts
On a day when millions were gorging on hot wings and more, a Clark County church sponsored a forum on childhood hunger, calling it the Souper Bowl.
Time, embarrassment, pain among reasons cited to put off the test
Women under 60 may be too busy for mammograms; obese women may avoid them because of pain, according to a study that involves the health records of Vancouver-area Kaiser members. The study by Kaiser Permanente researchers was one of the largest to explore why women who have health insurance put off getting mammograms.
The Yacolt Town Council plans to interview, select and swear in two new members at its meeting tonight. The mayor and three members currently on the council will interview seven applicants to fill the vacant No. 1 and No. 5 seats on the five-member council.
Thanks to some recent headlines, a ship name might be stirring the memories of a few members of Clark County’s Greatest Generation. Those are the folks who helped assemble the USS Crockett almost 70 years ago, when Vancouver’s Kaiser Shipyard was a center of World War II manufacturing.
Free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low and moderate incomes is available from AARP Tax-Aide through April 18. Assistance is offered to people of all ages, with special attention to those age 60 and older. AARP Tax-Aide volunteers, trained in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service, will offer assistance with personal income-tax returns at the following sites:
A daily list of death notices
Public calls for animal control, doesn’t always pay for it
Approximately two dozen dogs were reveling in the freedom of one of the county’s few off-leash parks on a recent afternoon. Dogs ranged in size from Chihuahua to German shepherd.
Children will now be able to learn more than culinary skills at The Kids Cooking Corner in Vancouver. Starting this week, Hazel Dell’s Teresa Morkert is accepting students for sewing and crafting classes. She plans on catering to kids ages 6 and older. Classes will begin with sewing machine basics and sewing safety. Morkert also plans to give classes on making items such as pillowcases and aprons. In terms of crafts, class topics will range from scrapbooking to card making to fabric painting.
Building permits over $25,000 issued by the city of Vancouver.
Business licenses issued by the city of Vancouver in January.
A weekly list of business related classes and events
The following have applied to the Washington State Liquor Control Board:
Legislature is considering a better way to coordinate collection of unused medicines
Despite laudable collection efforts by local groups across Washington state, unused and improperly disposed of prescription drugs remain a threat to public safety and to the environment. Through these scattered efforts in recent years, about 40 tons of unwanted medicines have been collected and safely disposed of in our state, so there’s no telling how much success can be achieved by a coordinated statewide effort. Fortunately, two bills have been introduced in the Legislature that will create a statewide program. Among the sponsors of HB 1370 is state Rep. Jim Jacks, D-Vancouver. And SB 5234 counts among its sponsors state Sen. Craig Pridemore, D-Vancouver. They and other lawmakers are encouraged to pass these bills for the following reasons:
Letters to the editor
High school sports schedule for the week of Feb. 7-12
What’s the buzz from the world of sports? Here are some items that will have people talking: Packers.
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Jay Gruden hasn't talked to Carson Palmer in the four days since he became the Bengals' next offensive coordinator. He's not sure when that awkward coach-to-quarterback conversation is going to happen.
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Michigan State coach Tom Izzo says Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert has sent him an encouraging text message.
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) -- Mississippi State coach Rick Stansbury says guard Ravern Johnson has been suspended indefinitely.
MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) -- A man is trying to raise $1 million -- in pennies -- to help needy families in Mount Vernon.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- The Penn State women's basketball program has checked back into once-very familiar territory.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Philadelphia Eagles have promoted Mike Caldwell to linebackers coach and Michael Zordich to secondary/safeties coach.
JOINT BASE LEWIS-Mcchord, Wash. (AP) -- The traffic jam past Joint Base Lewis-McChord on Interstate 5 has long been a headache for commuters, made worse in recent years by rapid growth at the base and nearby communities.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Democrats in the House of Representatives have delayed a vote on a bill that attempts to give businesses millions of dollars in tax breaks and bump up unemployment benefits.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Students as young as 14 would be allowed to vote in school board elections under legislation introduced in the Washington state Sen. Scott White of Seattle.
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A silver lining for the Steelers faithful is all the "Seventh Heaven" merchandise will still be good for at least another year.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- A highly endangered whale that spends summers off Russia has moved into waters off the Oregon coast.
SEATTLE (AP) -- A King County sheriff's spokesman says officers have made an arrest in a weekend convenience store robbery that the south Seattle store owner found remarkable for the robber's politeness. The robber also pointed a gun at White Center Shell station owner John Henry.
SEATTLE (AP) -- The owner of a south Seattle convenience store says the man who robbed him at gunpoint Saturday was polite.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Bob DuPuy, who quit last fall as Major League Baseball's chief operating officer, has rejoined his former law firm, Foley & Lardner.
DALLAS (AP) -- Roads froze and airports closed. Falling ice sent six people to the hospital. Finally, seats to the big game vanished hours before kickoff.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- Former World Series MVP Scott Brosius has become the manager of the under-18 national team for the United States.
MOSCOW (AP) -- The organizers of the 2014 Sochi Olympics have put forward an array of 13 cartoon candidates to become the games' mascot, including two bears, a bunny and a snow leopard.
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Authorities say Ohio State football recruit Chris Carter won't face criminal charges stemming from his arrest last week on an allegation that he fondled a girl while pretending to measure her for an ROTC uniform.
NEW YORK (AP) -- A person familiar with the negotiations says third baseman Eric Chavez and the New York Yankees have agreed to a minor league contract.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) -- Denver Broncos wide receiver Eddie Royal is recovering from an offseason hip operation.
PARIS (AP) -- Kristina Barrois of Germany rallied to beat Iveta Benesova of the Czech Republic 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 Monday to set up a second-round match at the Open Gaz de France against Australian Open champion Kim Clijsters.
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) -- Google Inc. says its marketing manager has been released in Egypt after being detained during anti-government protests two weeks ago.
SEATTLE (AP) -- The man convicted in the Green River killings has been charged in Seattle with another murder.
LONDON (AP) -- The U.S. women's soccer team will play a pre-World Cup exhibition at England on April 2.
PATTAYA, Thailand (AP) -- Former No. 1-ranked Ana Ivanovic reached the second round of the Pattaya Open on Tuesday by beating Thai wild card Nudnida Luangnam 6-0, 6-2.
PATTAYA, Thailand (AP) -- Third-seeded Maria Kirilenko has reached the second round of the Pattaya Open after beating Alberta Brianti of Italy in three sets.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- A union president says one of three University of Iowa hospital workers being fired for allegedly breaching the medical records of injured football players is an employee of 26 years who says she did nothing wrong.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- It's that time of year again for parents to make sure that immunization records are up to date for their children.
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Center Sidney Crosby has already missed 13 games for the Pittsburgh Penguins with complications due to a concussion, and his return date is still unknown.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Derek Jeter is focused on the present and not a down 2010 season.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Mark Wilson has won the frost-delayed Phoenix Open, beating Jason Dufner on the second hole of a playoff.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- A preliminary report by the National Transportation Safety Board says the pilot in a small plane crash in a remote area of Oregon near the Idaho border had earned his private license less than three months before the accident.
TORONTO (AP) -- The Toronto Raptors have signed guard Trey Johnson to a second 10-day contract.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Tennessee Titans have hired Mike Munchak as the franchise's 16th head coach, deciding to promote from within to replace Jeff Fisher.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A person familiar with the situation says the Tennessee Titans have hired Mike Munchak as the franchise's 16th head coach, deciding to promote from within to replace Jeff Fisher.
BOSTON (AP) -- A Boston Bruins official says that center Marc Savard will be shut down for the season after sustaining his second concussion in less than a year.
SEATTLE (AP) -- The body of a back country skier who was found dead in an avalanche near Snoqualmie Pass was recovered over the weekend and turned over to the King County Medical examiner's office in Seattle to determine the official cause of death and release her name.
BEND, Ore. (AP) -- Football fans who bought a new big-screen television to watch the Super Bowl should take note -- the old set can't simply be tossed in the trash.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Los Angeles Dodgers will wear throwback uniforms honoring their Brooklyn roots for six games during the upcoming season.
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) -- Coach Brian Giorgis has Marist back in the Top 25.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota coach Tubby Smith says he expects point guard Blake Hoffarber's sore left knee to be fine for the Golden Gophers' game against Illinois on Thursday.
ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) -- Michael Llodra of France has defeated Nikolay Davydenko of Russia in straight sets on the opening day of the ABN Amro World Tennis Tournament.
AL KHOR, Qatar (AP) -- Tom Boonen won Monday's opening stage of the Tour of Qatar, his first major race since undergoing knee surgery last May.
CUERNAVACA, Mexico (AP) -- The producer of the Superman films of the 1970s and '80s has been released from a Mexican hospital where he was treated for head injuries.
BERLIN (AP) -- Former England coach Steve McClaren has been fired by Wolfsburg as the club battles against relegation from the Bundesliga.
DEMING, N.M. (AP) -- Construction of Luna County's first full-scale wind farm has begun.
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) -- Oklahoma State starting forward Darrell Williams has been charged with a felony count of sexual battery and three felony counts of rape by instrumentation.
DALLAS (AP) -- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says the problems with hundreds of seats at the Super Bowl was "obviously a failure on our behalf," and the league takes responsibility.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Penn State hopes to get leading rebounder Jeff Brooks back within the week from a dislocated right shoulder.
LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) -- Weyerhaeuser has sold 82,000 acres of timberland in southwest Washington to Boston-based Hancock Timber Resource Group for $200 million.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Green Bay's victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Super Bowl has surpassed last year's record-setting game in the Nielsen Co.'s preliminary ratings measurement of big cities.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- A report commissioned by Congress says the Pentagon needs to do more to pay for traffic improvements around six military bases that are getting tens of thousands of new workers.