PORTLAND — Portland Police Chief Mike Reese was asked to cut down on department overtime and he's doing something about it.
DENVER — In the most prominent challenge of its kind, Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. is asking a federal appeals court Thursday for an exemption from part of the federal health care law that requires it to offer employees health coverage that includes access to the morning-after pill.
SEATTLE — A Seattle City Council committee has approved zoning for large indoor marijuana farms in some industrial areas of the city.
DENVER — Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper's decision to block the execution of convicted killer Nathan Dunlap for as long as he is governor infuriated victims' relatives and drew quick criticism from Republicans ahead of the 2014 election.
Thunderstorms slow cleanup
MOORE, Okla. — A band of thunderstorms battered the Oklahoma City area Thursday, slowing cleanup operations in the suburb where a tornado killed 24 people and destroyed thousands of homes this week. The first of the funerals, for a 9-year-old girl killed at a Moore elementary school that took a direct hit in Monday’s storm, took place Thursday morning.
Troopers are investigating a hit-and-run incident involving a black Ford F150 pickup that appeared to have been driving aggressively and caused a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 5 southbound near La Center this morning.
Dog being monitored for signs of rabies
The pit bull that bit a 3-year-old Hazel Dell girl will be euthanized at the end of the month. The dog's owner, a woman from Ridgefield, turned the dog over to Clark County Animal Control and Protection, which put the dog on a 10-day quarantine.
A Vancouver woman was sent to the hospital after Washington State Patrol said she lost control of her vehicle and crashed into a tractor trailer on Interstate 5 south of Woodland early this morning.
SPOKANE — A 37-year-old janitor who has been charged with threatening to kill a federal judge in a case that involves letters containing the deadly poison ricin is a registered sex offender who lived in a rundown apartment building near downtown Spokane.
Canyon Creek, Little White Salmon River open for trout fishing on Saturday
Ongoing DOJ scandal illustrates why public's right to know must be protected
President Barack Obama was described in a Tuesday Seattle Times editorial as "the worst modern president for press freedom." We concur with that assessment.
Several inches of new snow accumulate at elevations as low as 3,400 feet
Work group will develop changes to management in East Fork Lewis, North Fork Lewis, Washougal rivers plus Salmon Creek
Please, please, there's no reason to impeach President Barack Obama, and it is overreach to say we're getting Watergate all over again. But the scandals are indeed piling up on each other, or, to use another metaphor, it's not just raining. It's pouring. And the message to the nation is to take cover.
Items about trail work in the Yacolt Burn State Forest and free camping at Oregon State Parks, both on June 1