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Investigation continues into killing of Oregon family

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A memorial of candles, flowers and teddy bears was set upside outside a house where authorities say man killed four members of his family – including his infant daughter – at the Oregon home they shared. The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office said Mark Leo Gregory Gago, 42, killed his parents, his […]
Tags: News, Oregon, Portland, Northwest, Clackamas County Sheriff s Office, Mark Leo Gregory Gago

New Idaho wolf trap rules intended to protect dogs on walks

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Lawmakers have made an initial step in approving rules changes requested by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game that require wolf and other trappers to set traps farther from paths to avoid catching dogs out on walks with their owners. The House Resources and Conservation Committee approved the rules Monday. […]
Tags: News, Northwest, Boise, New Idaho, Idaho AP, Idaho Department of Fish, House Resources and Conservation Committee

Bill increases penalty for attacking Idaho parks officers

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Legislation to increase penalties for a person who attacks an Idaho Parks and Recreation employee authorized to enforce state laws has been introduced. Republican Sen. Dan Johnson of Lewiston brought forward the legislation Monday in the Senate Judiciary Rules Committee. The change would make the punishment for assaulting an Idaho parks […]
Tags: News, Idaho, Bill, Northwest, Boise, Lewiston, Idaho AP, Idaho Parks, Sen Dan Johnson, Senate Judiciary Rules Committee

Emmett says he’s being replaced on Alaska marijuana board

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — One of the industry representatives on the board that regulates Alaska’s legal marijuana industry says he’s being replaced. Brandon Emmett says Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s boards and commissions director told him Dunleavy was going “in another direction” and Emmett’s service was no longer needed. An email seeking comment was sent to a […]
Tags: News, Ap, Alaska, Northwest, Mike Dunleavy, Juneau Alaska, Emmett, Dunleavy, Brandon Emmett

Unorganized Alaska House throws hitch in State of State plan

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska lawmakers are preparing for Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s first State of the State speech but the lack of an organized House has thrown a hitch in that. While the Senate accepted Dunleavy’s request to address a joint session Tuesday to give his speech, the House had yet to do so. The […]
Tags: News, Senate, Ap, Alaska, House, Northwest, Mike Dunleavy, Juneau Alaska, Dunleavy, State of State, Unorganized Alaska House

New system to help in backcountry rescue missions

JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. (AP) — An anonymous Wyoming resident has fronted more than $100,000 to Teton County Search and Rescue to help purchase a system to help find people lost or injured in remote areas with no cellphone service. The Jackson Hole News and Guide reports the device, Lifeseeker, attaches to a helicopter or plane […]
Tags: News, Wyoming, Jackson, Northwest, Jackson Hole News, Wyo, Teton County Search and Rescue

Walden talks border issues, tax cuts at town hall

BEND, Ore. (AP) — Rep. Greg Walden, the only Republican in Oregon’s congressional delegation, held his first town hall in Bend in nearly two years to discuss national and local issues facing his 2nd Congressional District. The Bulletin reports a crowd packed into the Mountain View High School auditorium on Saturday to hear from Walden. […]
Tags: News, Oregon, Ap, Northwest, Walden, Greg Walden, Mountain View High School

Bill to promote government transparency clears Idaho House

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho’s House has approved a bill intended to promote government transparency by exempting public records requests from a sales tax on top of copying and other fees. The House passed the bill with a 67-0 vote on Monday. Officials say the change clarifies existing law. The bill now heads to the […]
Tags: News, Idaho, House, Bill, Northwest, Boise, Idaho House, Idaho AP

Board that oversees Idaho education makes budget request

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho office that provides support staff to the State Board of Education in overseeing the state’s $2.3 billion education system from kindergarten through the doctoral level is requesting lawmakers approve a budget of about $16.5 million. State Board of Education Executive Director Matt Freeman made the request Monday to the […]
Tags: News, Idaho, Northwest, Boise, State Board of Education, Idaho AP, Matt Freeman, State Board of Education Executive

Bill: Allow state to shut down unlicensed food operations

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon legislative committee will consider a bill that would allow the state to shut down the more than 600 food-related establishments operating without permits. House Bill 2060 would allow the Oregon Department of Agriculture, which licenses and inspects non-restaurant food establishments, to condemn or close operations that refuse to get […]
Tags: News, Oregon, House, Bill, Northwest, SALEM Ore AP, Oregon Department of Agriculture

Bright lights, dark city: Lingering downtown decorations ease the winter gloom

I'm noticing more decorative lights than in years past, and they make Seattle so much more welcoming.
Tags: News, Seattle, Local News, Northwest

With hate crimes on the rise, Seattle area teens practice safe intervention against bullying

Some of the teenagers participated in forming a so-called hassle line, a practice that dates back to the Civil Rights Movement era.
Tags: News, Education, Seattle, Local News, Civil rights movement, Northwest

Gov. Jay Inslee faces mixed reception from New Hampshire Democrats ahead of visit

The visit is a chance for Inslee to draw attention to his proto-candidacy — and his case that the Democratic Party must nominate a presidential candidate, who, as he wrote in a Washington Post Op-Ed published Thursday, "will put fighting climate change at the top of the agenda."
Tags: News, New Hampshire, Local Politics, Local News, Northwest, Democratic Party, Inslee, Jay Inslee, Nation & World Politics, Washington Post Op Ed

Did you know that these ‘odd laws’ existed in Idaho?

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Some laws were created to keep us safe. Others help enhance or protect the state’s business and agriculture. Certain acts are against the law because they are offensive or deemed to be in bad taste. And others are an attempt to conform to a moral code. But as far as […]
Tags: News, Idaho, Northwest

Former Olympian John Carlos raised a gloved fist for justice 50 years ago, but his act should inspire us all today

John Carlos, visiting Bellevue for its Martin Luther King Jr. birthday celebration, reflects on today's racial injustices — some of the same issues he and teammate Tommie Smith protested with a Black Power salute on the victory stand at the 1968 Summer Olympics.
Tags: News, Sports, Olympics, Bellevue, Local News, Martin Luther King Jr, Northwest, Eastside, Tommie Smith, John Carlos, Black Power

$3M awarded to children molested by ‘psychopath’ foster child placed by state with Island County family

The settlement comes in a lawsuit that alleged the state withheld the extent of a 12-year-old foster child's violent behavior, including a diagnosis of psychosis, from the family who adopted him. The boy molested three children in the home.
Tags: Crime, News, Local News, Northwest, Island County

Alaska’s new system flags schools needing more support

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska education officials have flagged about one-fifth of the state’s public schools as requiring additional support under the new school accountability system. The Anchorage Daily News reports the state Department of Education and Early Development rolled out the first set of school ratings last year, identifying 107 schools that had low […]
Tags: News, Ap, Alaska, Northwest, Anchorage Daily News, Anchorage Alaska

Alaska plans for new ferry Tazlina to begin operation in May

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Marine Highway System says the new ferry Tazlina will begin operating in waters in the southeastern Alaska in May. The Ketchikan Daily News reports the ferry system announced last week that the 280-foot (85-meter) Tazlina will operate in Lynn Canal, replacing the ferry Fairweather that connects Juneau, Haines and […]
Tags: News, Ap, Alaska, Northwest, Alaska Marine Highway System, Lynn Canal, Ketchikan Daily News, Ketchikan Alaska, Fairweather, Tazlina, Juneau Haines

Idaho TSA officers say shutdown is hard on stress levels

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal workers charged with protecting airline passengers as they fly out of Boise say the partial government shutdown is creating anxiety. Uncertainty is causing TSA officers frustration and stress, KTVB-TV reported. They are required to work without knowing when they’ll be paid again, said Rebecca Wolf, executive vice president of the […]
Tags: News, Idaho, Tsa, Northwest, Boise, KTVB, Idaho AP, Rebecca Wolf

Hundreds gather at Idaho Capitol for Womxn’s March

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Several hundred people rallied in front of the Idaho Capitol for the state’s Womxn’s March. The Idaho Statesman reports the event Saturday was aligned with a national event, the Women’s March, occurring in Washington, D.C. Idaho organizers say the name was changed to “Womxn” to be more inclusive to those who […]
Tags: News, Washington, Idaho, Northwest, Boise, Idaho Capitol, Idaho AP, Womxn

2 pedestrians struck by van in Hillsboro; woman killed

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police in Hillsboro say two pedestrians were struck by a van and one died of her injuries. KOIN-TV reports the crash occurred at 7:40 p.m. Saturday. Police say a man and woman crossed a road as a white van stopped at a stop sign. The van made a left turn and […]
Tags: News, Portland, Northwest, Hillsboro, Ore AP, KOIN, Saturday Police

Juneau students choose Huskies as mascot for combined teams

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — High school athletic teams in Juneau are getting a new mascot for three sports. The football, wrestling and tennis teams draw athletes from all three Juneau high schools. The Juneau Empire reports students chose Huskies as the mascot for combined teams. They also considered the Ravens, Miners or Phoenix. Huskies has […]
Tags: News, Ap, Northwest, Huskies, Juneau, Juneau Alaska, Juneau Empire, Ravens Miners, Phoenix Huskies

Judge declines to jail Fairbanks Four defendant in new case

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A man who was one of the defendants known as the Fairbanks Four will not be returned to jail immediately on new charges. Kevin Pease, 40, will face a curfew and wear an ankle monitor as he awaits the outcome of charges in an assault case, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported. […]
Tags: News, Northwest, Fairbanks Daily News Miner, FAIRBANKS Alaska AP, Kevin Pease

Alaska Railroad installs winter visitor shelter at Denali

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Rail visitors to Denali National Park have a new venue to stay warm. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports the Alaska Railroad has built a winter shelter at the park train depot for visitors awaiting rides. Railroad spokeswoman Meghan Clemens says the shelter is low on facilities. It’s heated but there is […]
Tags: News, Northwest, Fairbanks Daily News Miner, Denali, Alaska Railroad, Denali National Park, FAIRBANKS Alaska AP, Railroad, Meghan Clemens

What’s open, closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Most government offices are closed Monday, as are public libraries and community centers. Many businesses and public services will be closed or will operate on a holiday schedule.
Tags: News, Local News, Northwest, Eastside

Seattle Womxn’s March draws thousands, but crowd is smaller than years’ past

The Womxn's March is one of three taking place in Seattle this weekend, the result of ongoing tension and questions, locally and at the national level, over the event's inclusivity.
Tags: News, Local Politics, Seattle, Local News, Northwest, Nation & World Politics, Seattle Womxn

Woman reunited with cat that was missing for years in Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A Wasilla woman has been reunited with a cat that disappeared more than three years ago from its home at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. The Anchorage Daily News reports that a woman at the base messaged Lynsey Ryan that a stray cat she had fed for months resembled a photo posted on […]
Tags: News, Ap, Alaska, Northwest, Wasilla, Anchorage Daily News, Anchorage Alaska, Elmendorf Richardson, Lynsey Ryan

Libertarian group in Idaho sues Boise for taxing mechanism

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A libertarian think-tank in Idaho is suing Boise for diverting new tax revenue to fund the capitol city’s urban renewal projects. The Idaho Statesman reported Friday that the Idaho Freedom Foundation claims the city’s use of the tax increment financing mechanism violates the state’s Constitution, which says cities cannot take on […]
Tags: News, Idaho, Northwest, Boise, Idaho AP, Idaho Freedom Foundation

Anxiety in Alaska as endless aftershocks rattle residents

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Seven weeks after a massive earthquake rocked Alaska, aftershocks are still shattering 7-year-old Connor Cartwright’s sense of safety. They shake the earth far less than the 7.0 magnitude quake that sent a mirror, TV and dishes crashing to the ground in the Anchorage home where Connor lives with his mother, father […]
Tags: Science, News, Ap, Nation, Alaska, Connor, Northwest, Anchorage, Anchorage Alaska, Connor Cartwright

Portland babysitter gets 16 years for sexually abusing girls

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A babysitter who raped or molested two young sisters has been sentenced to 16 years in prison. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports 24-year-old Zachary Turner of Portland was sentenced Friday in Multnomah County Circuit Court. Turner started babysitting the girls when they were both younger than 5. Court papers say he babysat for […]
Tags: News, Portland, Northwest, Ore AP, Zachary Turner, Multnomah County Circuit Court Turner