Should young hockey players be exempt from labor law?

Bills in Olympia would exempt the Western Hockey League and its young players from labor laws that the league is under investigation for violating.

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Outdoor writer Dave Graybill offers perspective on early eastside trout opener

Here is the latest fishing report from Dave Graybill, longtime Eastern Washington outdoor radio host and angler: Trout fishing has opened on several lakes in the Quincy Wildlife Area, but the big crowds of anglers will be arriving this weekend. Most of them will be headed for Burke Lake to join the fun of the 5th...

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Wednesday Spring Training baseball TV Radio 12:05 p.m. Seattle vs. San Diego ROOT 710 NBA basketball 5 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Miami ESPN 7:30 p.m. Portland at L.A. Clippers ESPN College basketball 4 p.m. Men, Notre Dame at Louisville ESPN2 4 p.m. Men, Providence at Seton Hall FS1 6 p.m. Men, USC at UCLA ESPN2...

State Fish and Wildlife northern Olympic Coast steelhead checks

Bogachiel/Quillayute River Dates No. of Anglers Interviewed Wild Steelhead Hatchery Steelhead Total Hours Fished Comments Kept Released Kept Released Dec.4-7 184 0 1 66 4 993.0 98 bank anglers and 86 boat anglers interviewed. Dec.9-11 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 High water. Dec.12-14 101 0 1 14 3 495.5 66 bank anglers and 35...

More spring chinook counted at Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River

More spring chinook were counted at Bonneville Dam, and brings the inseason count to 11 through March 1 compared to the recent 10-year average of three fish. The recent numbers this week showed on Feb. 26, one spring chinook was tallied at the dam's fish counter; on Feb. 27, five more showed up; on Feb....

State Fish and Wildlife Columbia River regional fishing reports

Salmon/Steelhead March 15 is the last day to fish on Abernathy, Cedar (Clark Co.), Germany, Mill (Cowlitz Co.), Rock (Skamania Co.), and Salmon (Clark Co.) creeks and on the Coweeman, Elochoman, Grays, East Fork Lewis, South Fork Toutle, and Washougal rivers. Cowlitz River – 12 boat anglers kept 8 steelhead.  21 bank anglers kept 3...

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Tuesday College basketball TV Radio 4 p.m. Men, Iowa at Indiana ESPN 4 p.m. Men, Georgetown at Butler FS1 6 p.m. Men, Kentucky at Georgia ESPN 6 p.m. Men, West Virginia at Kansas ESPN2 6 p.m. Men, North Carolina St. at Clemson ROOT 6 p.m. Men, Villanova at Creighton FS1 NHL hockey 4:30 p.m. Buffalo...

State fisheries forecasting a robust pink salmon return of more than 6.7-million

State Fish and Wildlife unveiled salmon forecasts Monday (March 2), and the hot topic is the forecast of more than 6.7-million pink salmon (6.2-million in 2013) returning to Puget Sound this summer. “We are expecting a pretty good pink return, especially in places like the Nisqually,” said Ryan Lothrop, a state Fish and Wildlife recreational...

State Fish and Wildlife saltwater fish checks

March 1, 2015 Ramp/Site Boats Anglers Chinook Coho Chum Pink Sockeye Other Species Comments Camano Island State Park Public Ramp 12 26 0 0 0 0 0 Ediz Hook, Port Angeles Public Ramp 19 32 21 0 0 0 0 Edmonds Marina 11 16 2 0 0 0 0 Everett Public Ramp 34 67 4...