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OLYMPIA, Wash. — Gov.-elect Jay Inslee has hired an Olympia head hunting firm to find the best people to lead Washington's top agencies in his administration.
Vega Helmet Corp. is recalling more than 30,000 XTS motorcycle helmets after testing found that a few did not meet crash protection safety standards.
VANCOUVER, Wash. — When Robin Lowell's husband's job required the family to move to Snoqualmie, 170 miles from Vancouver, Washington State School for the Blind retained Lowell and sought a solution to make distance learning work. An AP Member Exchange by Susan Parrish, The Columbian.
SOUTH KOREAN ASTRONAUT
EVERETT, Wash. — The story about the trip into space started with a song.
South Korea's first astronaut, Soyeon Yi, showed a 2008 video clip of herself, outside of her sleeping quarters at the International Space Station. With a smile on her face, and her long black hair tied back in a ponytail, Yi started singing several verses of "Fly Me to the Moon." AP Member Exchange by Amy Daybert, The Herald.
BKC--IDAHO STATE-WASHINGTON STATE
KENNEWICK, Wash. — Washington State plays its final game before starting Pac-12 play when the Cougars face Idaho State on a neutral floor in Kennewick, Wash. Game at 3 p.m. PT.
SEATTLE — Seattle plays its first conference game as a member of the WAC when the Redhawks host Idaho on Saturday night. Game at 7 p.m. PT
—MISSING MAN-HOMICIDE — A prisoner in Washington state has been returned to Wisconsin to face charges that he tortured and killed his disabled half-brother.
—TEACHERS WEAPONS-WASH — A freshman GOP lawmaker wants to allow teachers to carry guns in Washington schools.
—520 BRIDGE TOLLS — The state Department of Transportation says bridge tolls on State Route 520 have brought in $50 million since tolling began a year ago.