From Seattle to Salt Lake City, the West is baking under record heat. Temperatures reaching the triple digits have made fire conditions extreme and sent folks looking for relief heading into the Fourth of July weekend.
SALEM, Ore. — House lawmakers approved a measure Thursday ordering schools in Oregon to make public the number of vaccinated students they have enrolled in their classes and to carve out those rates by each disease.
By Mike Carter, The Seattle Times
July 2, 2015 4:35 p.m.
A railroad whistleblower has been awarded $1.25 million by a federal jury in Tacoma after a six-day trial in which the former union and safety official proved he was targeted and terminated on a pretext in 2011 after reporting dozens of safety violations to federal authorities.
By LEE JUILLERAT, Herald and News
July 2, 2015 11:23 a.m.
CRATER LAKE NATIONAL PARK, Ore. — Crater Lake National Park was stop No. 1 on Sen. Ron Wyden's week-long tour of the Seven Wonders of Oregon, but a proposed change in the designation for Lava Beds National Monument, located just south of the Oregon-California state line, was an item that drew Wyden's interest.
By MARTHA BELLISLE, Associated Press
July 2, 2015 12:29 p.m.
SEATTLE — Washington state health officials say measles caused the death of a woman from the northwest part of the state in the spring — the first measles death in the U.S. since 2003 and the first in Washington since 1990.