PROSPECT, Ore. — When technician Bryan DeBerry steers the Cole Rivers Hatchery trout-stocking truck into Mill Creek Campground, he feels like he should be jingling some bells or playing some annoying children’s song on a loudspeaker.
By Maria L. La Ganga, Los Angeles Times
July 5, 2015 5:59 a.m.
WENATCHEE — The Sleepy Hollow fire raced down the crisp Sage Hills, straight toward the Broadview neighborhood in the apple capital of the world. Flames shot high into the night, torching 29 homes and causing hundreds of people to flee. Then the fire did something no one here had seen before.
By LAURA FRAZIER, The Oregonian
July 4, 2015 8:24 p.m.
An investigation by the Bureau of Labor and Industries found "substantial evidence" that 2014 Oregon Teacher of the Year Brett Bigham was subject to discrimination and retaliation, although the department did not issue a formal ruling.
By GENE JOHNSON, Associated Press
July 4, 2015 6:18 p.m.
SEATTLE — Washington launched its second-in-the-nation legal marijuana market with just a handful of stores selling high-priced pot to long lines of customers. A year later, the state has about 160 shops open, tax revenues have soared past expectations and sales top $1.4 million per day.
SPOKANE — Spokane Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich has determined that a deputy violated department policies last year by speeding through Spokane Valley without his lights or sirens activated and narrowly missing a teen bicyclist who subsequently crashed and died from his fall.
By JONATHAN J. COOPER and SHEILA V KUMAR, Associated Press
July 3, 2015 7:29 p.m.
SALEM, Ore. — Schools would have access to millions of dollars for earthquake-safety improvements, but the state Capitol would remain vulnerable under a $1.2 billion plan for statewide construction projects that advanced Friday.