VATICAN CITY — Is Pope Francis an exorcist?
MEIKHTILA, Myanmar — A Myanmar court sentenced seven Muslims to prison Tuesday — one of them to a life term — in the killing of a Buddhist monk amid deadly sectarian violence that was overwhelmingly directed against minority Muslims but has not led to any criminal trials against members of the country's Buddhist majority.
SPOKANE — Spokane will have a four-year medical program with or without the help of the University of Washington.
PORTLAND — Procrastinators dropped off their ballots Tuesday as Portlanders decided for the first time in more than 30 years whether to add fluoride to their drinking water.
Three Oregon timber counties are asking voters to raise taxes to restore deep cuts to law enforcement forced by the expiration of a longstanding federal subsidy.
PORTLAND — An Oregon State Penitentiary inmate had five years added to his prison time Monday for crimes against law enforcement while he's been in custody.
MOORE, Okla. — Emergency crews searched the broken remnants of an Oklahoma City suburb Tuesday for survivors of a massive tornado that flattened homes and demolished an elementary school. At least 24 people were killed, including at least nine children, and those numbers were expected to climb.
A tractor-trailer carrying mail went off the road and overturned on in the 30300 block of Northwest 31st Avenue, southwest of La Center.
Both men later killed themselves; Susan Powell has never been found
WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah — The lawyer for the family of a missing Utah woman said Tuesday there’s an ongoing federal investigation into Susan Powell’s disappearance.
Man sentenced to 18 years in prison
The father of a 5-year-old Portland boy who died of abuse pleaded guilty Monday to manslaughter and was sentenced to 18 years in prison.
Voters have numerous choices as council candidates prepare for battle
Every politician — regardless of party or position — needs to be challenged by opponents. It's good for the elected officials to not only be held accountable but to respect and even fear that process as he or she works for the voters. And it's good for the electorate to not only have choices but to leverage the electoral process as an ominous reminder throughout the term of office.
Opponent plans to retire from city's fire department
The challenger for Washougal's top elected position promises to retire from his city job this fall to avoid a conflict of interest.
Spring chinook fishing in the lower Columbia River will open Saturday and continue daily, segueing into the summer salmon season debut on June 16.
The state championships for the Class 4A boys and girls and the Class 3A boys and girls tee off this morning in Camas, Ridgefield, Vancouver, and Woodland.
Battle Ground eliminated in 4A bi-district play
It took longer than expected, but the Prairie Falcons clinched a berth to the Class 3A state softball tournament.