By Jeff Barnard, Associated Press
March 7, 2014 5:17 p.m.
GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Gov. John Kitzhaber has announced $5 million in funding, from tax credits and a state loan, to allow Josephine County's last sawmill to reopen and convert to cutting small logs from forest thinning and ecological restoration projects. The governor said Friday the funding helps maintain a healthy timber industry needed to protect forests.
By Associated Press, McClatchy-Tribune
March 7, 2014 11:05 p.m.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysia Airlines said Saturday it lost contact with a plane carrying 239 people on its way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing and search and rescue teams were trying to locate the aircraft.
Five children who were abused by their parents in Vancouver have filed a multimillion dollar lawsuit against the state alleging that the Department of Social and Health Services failed to adequately investigate dozens of complaints about their welfare over an eight-year period.
OLYMPIA — Even though there's bipartisan support in the Legislature for the idea that veterans should automatically get in-state tuition at Washington colleges and universities, bills to do just that are stuck because lawmakers can't agree who should get credit for the policy.
By Donna Gordon Blankinship, Associated Press
March 7, 2014 1:34 p.m.
SEATTLE — A gay vice principal who was forced out of his job at Eastside Catholic School plans to file a discrimination and wrongful termination lawsuit against the school and church on Friday. Lawyers for the church and school plan to respond immediately with a motion arguing King County Superior Court does not have jurisdiction to hear the case without violating the First Amendment.
KIEV, Ukraine — A Russian military truck broke down the gates of a Ukrainian base in the Crimean port city of Sevastopol and the installation is under siege by Russians on Friday, the Interfax news agency reported. No shots have been fired.
A Vancouver woman was sentenced today to 180 days in jail for running off with her then 5-month-old son in November when a social worker attempted to take him into the custody of Washington Child Protective Services.
By Steve Peoples and Ken Thomas, Associated Press
March 7, 2014 11:27 a.m.
OXON HILL, Md. — Former presidential candidates and a few new potential White House contenders known for their focus on social values are trying out their speeches, as early auditions for the next Republican presidential contest rolled on Friday at the nation's largest annual gathering of conservative activists.
By MICHAEL BIESECKER, Associated Press
March 7, 2014 11:02 a.m.
FORT BRAGG, N.C. — With the Pentagon under increased scrutiny over revelations of rampant rape and sexual misconduct within the ranks, opening statements began Friday in a rare court-martial of an Army general — believed to be the most senior member of the U.S. military to face trial on sex assault charges.
By MARIA DANILOVA, Associated Press
March 7, 2014 10:31 a.m.
KIEV, Ukraine — In a surprising move after Russia flexed its military might in the Crimean Peninsula, Ukraine's new leadership has reached out to oligarchs for help -- appointing them as governors in eastern regions where loyalties to Moscow are strong.