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Updated 3 weeks, 3 days ago

Gubernatorial candidate visits Quincy

QUINCY — Gubernatorial candidate Loren Culp made a visit to the American Legion Gun Club of Quincy to give an in...

Updated 1 hour, 21 minutes ago
Washington state county settles 3 discrimination lawsuits

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Snohomish County officials in Washington state have agreed to pay $750,000 to settle three discrimination lawsuits filed by former employees who worked under the same county prosecutor.

Updated 1 hour, 46 minutes ago
Felon on supervision accused of having 'ghost gun' arsenal

SEATTLE (AP) — A Washington state man who recently served prison time on a gun charge amassed an arsenal of homemade “ghost guns” after his release even though he was on federal supervision, according to a crimin...

Updated 1 hour, 46 minutes ago
2 men face murder charges in shooting death of man in van

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Two men have been indicted on murder charges in the shooting of a man found inside a crashed minivan near a Keizer shopping mall earlier this month.

Updated 2 hours, 21 minutes ago
Ex-tenant sues RV park for negligence over living conditions

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — A former tenant at an RV park south of Warrenton, Oregon, has filed a lawsuit against the owner alleging negligence over living conditions in a trailer.

Updated 2 hours, 40 minutes ago
Body found in creek, police call death suspicious

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Clackamas County authorities are investigating the suspicious death of a Portland man whose body was found this week in Johnson Creek, and they are asking the public for help.

Updated 2 hours, 40 minutes ago
Oregon ramps up coronavirus preparation, faces challenges

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon ramped up efforts Friday to combat a possible outbreak of coronavirus and state health officials said potential challenges include closing schools, businesses and events, and sustained s...

Updated 3 hours, 20 minutes ago
Feds reject removal of 4 US Northwest dams in key report

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A long-awaited federal report out Friday rejected the idea of removing four hydroelectric dams on a major Pacific Northwest river in a last-ditch effort to save more than a dozen species of ...

Updated 4 hours, 21 minutes ago
Bill banning public funding to abortion providers advances

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A bill in Idaho that would ban any public money from going to organizations that provide abortions was approved Friday by a panel of lawmakers despite opposition from people on both sides of t...

Updated 4 hours, 46 minutes ago
Judge cancels oil and gas leases on some sage grouse lands

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A federal judge has cancelled more than $125 million in oil and gas leases on public lands that are home to the declining bird species greater sage grouse, in a ruling that said the Trump admi...

Updated 6 hours, 46 minutes ago
Coronavirus will likely reduce Chinese travel to Yellowstone

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The coronavirus outbreak will reduce Chinese travel to Yellowstone National Park, according to tourism officials, but the impact will be small compared to the national effect.

Updated 7 hours, 21 minutes ago
Feds reject removal of 4 Snake River dams in key report

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A long-awaited federal report out Friday rejected the idea of removing four hydroelectric dams on a major Pacific Northwest river in a last-ditch effort to save more than a dozen species of ...

Updated 7 hours, 46 minutes ago
High school closed a second day over new virus concerns

A suburban Seattle high school was closed for a second consecutive day on Friday after a staffer's family member was placed in quarantine over concerns about new virus that started in China.

Updated 7 hours, 46 minutes ago
Washington State Troopers fatally shoot man following chase

PURDY (AP) — Authorities say a gun battle between Washington State Troopers and a man in Purday, Washington, ended with the suspect being fatally shot.

Updated 9 hours, 21 minutes ago
Judge denies request to delay Portland’s new rental rules

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge in Portland said he won’t block new city housing screening and security deposit rules taking effect this weekend because a rental industry group waited too long to file a leg...

Updated 10 hours, 20 minutes ago
Salem man sentenced to 30 years for sexually abusing child

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A Salem man was sentenced to 30 years and 10 months in prison this week for sexually abusing — and recording the abuse of — a girl under the age 12.