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WA Marine Warnings and Forecast for Friday, April 19, 2019 _____ GALE WATCH URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Seattle WA 252 AM PDT Fri Apr 19 2019 ...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 3 AM PDT SATURDAY... The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a Small Craft Advisory...which is in effect from 5 PM this afternoon to 3 AM PDT Saturday. The Gale Watch is no longer in effect. * WIND...West 15 to 30 knots. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Small Craft Advisory means that wind speeds of 21 to 33 knots are expected to produce hazardous wave conditions to small craft. Inexperienced mariners, especially those operating smaller vessels should avoid navigating in these conditions. ...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 3 AM PDT SATURDAY... The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a Small Craft Advisory...which is in effect from 5 PM this afternoon to 3 AM PDT Saturday. The Gale Watch is no longer in effect. * WIND...West 15 to 30 knots. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Small Craft Advisory means that wind speeds of 21 to 33 knots are expected to produce hazardous wave conditions to small craft. Inexperienced mariners, especially those operating smaller vessels should avoid navigating in these conditions. ...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 3 AM PDT SATURDAY... ...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS IS CANCELLED... The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a Small Craft Advisory...which is in effect from 5 PM this afternoon to 3 AM PDT Saturday. * WIND...Northwest 15 to 25 knots. . ..

Washington set to be 1st state with long-term care benefit

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Washington is poised to become the first state to establish an employee-paid program creating an insurance benefit to help offset the costs of long-term care, a step advocates say will help an aging population that is likely not prepared for the increasing costs needed for daily assistance. The measure creates a benefit for those who pay into the program, with a lifetime maximum of $36,500 per person, indexed to inflation, paid for by an employee payroll premium. It has cleared both the House and the Senate, but because the Senate made several changes before passing it earlier this week, the measure now heads back to the House for a final vote. According to AARP of Washington, 70% of residents 65 and older will require some type of assistance to live independently. Only an estimated 7 million to 8 million Americans have private long-term care insurance, which is costly and generally requires applicants to pass a health screening. Many assume that Medicare covers long-term care, but that's not the case except for limited care for skilled nursing care or rehabilitation. Qualifying for public coverage under Medicaid, which covers low-income people, involves spending down lifetime savings. "This is a way to try and give people a benefit that they've paid into that will be able to keep them out of poverty and accessing a broad array of services they may need," said Democratic Rep. Laurie Jinkins of Tacoma, the bill's sponsor. Opponents call it an unnecessary intrusion by government and an additional tax on employees who haven't had a say on whether they want such a program. Proposed referendum amendments to require voters to weigh in were rejected by lawmakers. "I do believe people need long-term care insurance," said Republican Sen. Maureen Walsh of Walla Walla. "But to have a state-run...

Carrasco K's 12, Indians sweep Mariners with 1-0 win

SEATTLE (AP) - Carlos Carrasco rebounded from one of his worst starts with 12 strikeouts, Jake Bauers hit a solo homer and the Cleveland Indians beat the Seattle Mariners 1-0 Wednesday to complete a three-game sweep. Carrasco (2-2) pitched three-hit ball over seven innings, dominating as the Indians handed Seattle its sixth straight loss. The right-hander struck out the side three times and only allowed one baserunner to reach third base. The 12 strikeouts were the most for Carrasco since striking out 14 last September against Toronto. He walked two. It was a drastic turnaround after his last start, when Carrasco got just two outs, allowing six hits and six earned runs against Kansas City. It was the shortest outing of his career that wasn't cut short by injury. The Mariners ended their 20-game home run streak, a record to open a season. Seattle appeared to make it to 21 games in the third, when Ryon Healy hit a line drive down the left field line that was initially ruled a homer. It was overturned to a foul ball via replay, and Healy struck out. Seattle's only hits were doubles by Mallex Smith and Domingo Santana and a single by Edwin Encarnación. Santana reached third base with two outs in the sixth after a wild pitch but was stranded there as Jay Bruce struck out for a third time. Nick Wittgren pitched the final two innings for his first career save. Seattle's Erik Swanson surpassed the expectations of manager Scott Servais in his first big league start. Servais was hopeful of getting five innings out of Swanson (0-1) in his first big league start, but the rookie nearly matched Carrasco. Swanson allowed two hits over six innings, struck out five and didn't walk a batter. Bauers was the only Cleveland hitter to solve Swanson, with a single in the second and his...

Wilson looking at next decade after new deal with Seahawks

RENTON, Wash. (AP) - When Russell Wilson and his representatives started negotiations with the Seattle Seahawks on a contract extension, they were looking far beyond five more seasons. Having turned 30 late last season, Wilson tried to project into the next decade and the chances of playing his entire career with one team. "The next deal was going to be the place where, 'Hey, if we're going to be in Seattle, wherever it's going to be, I want to make sure that's where I'm going to be for the next 10-12 years hopefully,'" Wilson said Wednesday, a day after signing the $140 million, four-year contract extension that made him the highest-paid player in the NFL. "That was kind of my mindset, from (age) 30 to 40. And then you reassess, you add on, and everything else. But the reality was for the next 10 years." His new deal will cover half that 10-year window. He has the highest yearly average salary at $35 million per season. He has the highest signing bonus ($65 million) and guaranteed money ($107 million) in league history. He's under contract through the 2023 season. The negotiations wrapped up just before midnight as Monday clicked over into Tuesday. It was the deadline Wilson set for getting a long-term extension done before accepting the likelihood he had only three more seasons in Seattle. The deadline was real in Wilson's mind. "I have an obsession with football. I just want to play the game. I just want to be able to focus on that. I remember the first time, (with) the other contract, it was one of those things that took us all the way to the summertime, right before training camp - literally to 11:50 that night and everything else. The next day, we were practicing," Wilson said. "For me, and for everyone involved really, the whole organization, it was really more so of a 'Hey, let's make sure we don't have...

Bieber, bullpen lead Indians to 4-2 win over Seattle

SEATTLE (AP) - Shane Bieber struck out five and combined with three relievers to hold Seattle to six hits as the Cleveland Indians beat the Mariners 4-2 Tuesday night and stretched their winning streak to three games. The Mariners extended their major league record home-run streak to start the season to 20 games. Seattle now has 42 home runs, yet is mired in a five-game losing streak after a stretch of six straight wins that once had the Mariners atop the standings. It wasn't the cleanest effort by Bieber (2-0), who worked out of trouble several times to keep the Mariners at one run for much of the game. Bieber matched his season total with three walks, but improved to 9-0 on the road in his career. His 13 straight road starts without a loss to start his career is the third-longest streak in the major leagues since 2000. Jay Bruce hit his eighth home run, a solo shot to right-center field in the eighth. That homer made Seattle just the 10th team since 1908 with a 20-game home run streak. Seattle entered the game leading the major leagues in extra-base hits (82), but was stymied by Bieber. The Mariners manufactured a run in the second to take a 1-0 lead. After Tim Beckham reached on a walk, he advanced to third on a wild pitch by Bieber that catcher Kevin Plawecki lost view of as it dribbled about 15 feet away from the plate. He then scored on a single by Tom Murphy. From there, Bieber worked out of trouble in the first of five different innings in which the Mariners had runners in scoring position. He got Dee Gordon to hit a weak grounder with two on base after Beckham's score in the second. In the fourth, he struck out Murphy with a runner on second. He issued his third walk to Gordon to start the fifth. It marked just the second time in 22 starts that Bieber gave up more than two walks in a start for the...

Resurrected Seattle traffic camera proposal clears House

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A proposal to expand the use of traffic cameras in Seattle passed the state House, after earlier stalling amid controversy over how to use the footage. Bus lane cheaters and intersection blockers would be the main targets of the bill, which would allow Seattle to try out the devices on main arterials - including the West Seattle Bridge, a traffic chokepoint in the city. "We rely really heavily on these bus lanes to move people to work, to school, to medical care, and those transit lanes can't operate when people are driving in them and violating the rules of the road," said the bill's sponsor, Seattle Democratic Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon. He said at least one other city that had implemented a similar program had seen bus performance improve, and cited blocked crosswalks as impacting especially the disabled. "It's a huge frustration for people in my community." In debate over the measure Monday night, Fitzgibbon said the cameras would solve a dilemma faced especially by police, who sometimes lack the physical space on roadways to pull over scofflaws without blocking traffic. Fitzgibbon, whose district includes the West Seattle Bridge, said the problem was especially acute there. The measure's approval on a 57-41 vote late Monday night marked a victory for supporters after the proposal earlier missed a key deadline amid conflict over use of the footage by law enforcement. Before the vote, the American Civil Liberties Union had said it would pull support of the bill if police were allowed to access the footage for other investigations. "If we want to have that debate we should have it in the context of putting street cameras on the corner for that purpose, not repurposing cameras that we already have put out there, " said Shankar Narayan, director...

Wilson se queda en Seattle, será el mejor pagado en la NFL

RENTON, Washington (AP) - Russell Wilson se queda con los Seahawks de Seattle, como el jugador mejor pagado en la NFL. El quarterback colocó un video en medios sociales el martes por la mañana para anunciar el acuerdo. Se trata de una extensión de contrato por cuatro años que le pagará 140 millones de dólares, según dijo su agente Mark Rodgers a The Associated Press. El nuevo acuerdo llega hasta el final de la campaña del 2023 e incluye una bonificación por firma de 65 millones de dólares y 107 millones en dinero garantizado. El promedio de Wilson de 35 millones por año supera el salario anual promedio de 33,5 millones del también mariscal de campo Aaron Rodgers como parte de su extensión de contrato de 134 millones firmada el año pasado con los Packers de Green Bay. El contrato actual de Wilson - 87,6 millones por cuatro años - expiraba al final de la próxima campaña. "El objetivo y la esperanza de Russell eran que iba a continuar su carrera con los Seahawks y continuar trayendo campeonatos a la ciudad", dijo Rodgers. "Piensa que aún quedan cosas por hacer y está deseoso de proceder sin tener que preocuparse por contratos y su futuro". Wilson, de 30 años, había fijado un plazo hasta la medianoche para un nuevo acuerdo con Seattle. Quería certidumbre sobre su contrato antes de arrancar los programas de entrenamientos de pretemporada del equipo, que comenzaron el lunes. Wilson se presentó el primer día y para el final de la noche estaba colocando un video con su esposa Ciara anunciando el acuerdo. El anuncio pone fin a los debates sobre el futuro de Wilson en Seattle, aunque no pareció haber muchas dudas de que seguiría con el equipo por un buen tiempo. Los Seahawks tenían cierto control al saber que casi seguramente tendrían al menos tras campañas más con su estelar...

New deal with Seahawks makes Wilson highest-paid NFL player

RENTON, Wash. (AP) - Russell Wilson is sticking around with the Seattle Seahawks as the highest paid player in the NFL. Wilson posted a video on social media early Tuesday saying, "Seattle, we got a deal," shortly after agreeing to a $140 million, four-year extension with the Seahawks, his agent Mark Rodgers told The Associated Press. Wilson's new deal runs through the 2023 season and includes a $65 million signing bonus, a no-trade clause and $107 million in guaranteed money. Wilson's per year average of $35 million tops Aaron Rodgers' average annual salary of $33.5 million as part of the $134 million extension he signed last year with the Green Bay Packers. Wilson's current $87.6 million, four-year deal was signed at the beginning of training camp in 2015 and was set to expire after next season. "Russell's goal and his hope was that he would continue his career with the Seahawks and continue to bring championships to this town," Rodgers said. "He believes there is still unfinished business and he is looking forward to pursuing that without having to worry about contracts and his future." The 30-year-old Wilson had set a midnight deadline for a new deal with Seattle. He wanted certainty about his contract before the start of the team's offseason workout program, which began on Monday. Wilson showed up for the first day and by the end of the night was posting a video with wife Ciara announcing the agreement. The deal ends the debate about Wilson's future with the Seahawks, although there seemed to be little doubt he would remain in Seattle for a while. The team held leverage knowing it likely had at least three more seasons with Wilson under center. Even if he played out 2019 under his current deal, Seattle could have used the franchise tag if needed to keep him...

WA Forecast

WA Forecast for Wednesday, April 17, 2019 _____ City/Town;Weather Condition;High Temp (F);Low Temp (F);Wind Direction;Wind Speed (MPH);Humidity (%);Chance of Precip. (%);UV Index Arlington;An afternoon shower;57;46;SW;7;71%;84%;1 Bellingham;A shower in the p.m.;57;48;SW;7;67%;79%;2 Bremerton;A shower in the p.m.;57;46;SSW;8;70%;66%;2 Chehalis;Mostly cloudy;58;45;SSW;5;72%;72%;2 Deer Park;Partly sunny;57;36;SW;7;53%;44%;6 Eastsound;A shower in the p.m.;55;48;WSW;5;74%;77%;2 Ellensburg;Partly sunny;60;41;NNW;11;52%;42%;5 Ephrata;Partial sunshine;62;47;WSW;8;45%;29%;6 Everett;A shower in the p.m.;57;47;S;7;69%;80%;1 Fort Lewis;A shower in the p.m.;57;46;SSW;7;86%;67%;2 Friday Harbor;A shower in the p.m.;55;47;SW;6;70%;80%;2 Hoquiam;Spotty showers;55;48;SSW;10;84%;83%;2 Kelso-Longview;Spotty showers;59;47;S;6;75%;82%;2 Moses Lake;Sun and some clouds;63;46;WSW;7;48%;26%;6 Olympia;A shower in the p.m.;57;45;SSW;7;73%;79%;2 Omak;Partly sunny;63;40;SSE;8;37%;38%;5 Pasco;Mostly cloudy;66;50;SW;11;47%;31%;4 Port Angeles;An afternoon shower;53;43;NW;5;70%;80%;2 Pullman;Mostly cloudy;53;42;SW;10;65%;44%;3 Puyallup;A shower in the p.m.;59;47;SW;6;74%;68%;2 Quillayute;Spotty showers;54;45;SSW;6;77%;89%;1 Renton;A shower in the p.m.;58;48;SSW;7;72%;79%;2 Seattle;Showers around;57;48;SSW;7;70%;74%;2 Seattle Boeing;Showers around;59;49;SSW;7;64%;84%;2 Shelton;Showers around;57;45;SW;7;71%;83%;2 Spokane;Partial sunshine;59;42;SSW;7;47%;44%;6 Spokane Fairchild;Partly sunny;54;39;SW;10;58%;43%;6 Spokane Felts;Partial sunshine;59;42;SSW;7;47%;44%;6 Stampede Pass;A shower in the p.m.;43;35;WNW;4;77%;88%;4 Tacoma;A shower in the...