OLYMPIA — Attorneys for the Washington Legislature argued in a filing Friday that lawmakers pointedly exempted most of their records from the state’s public records act decades ago and therefore are not violating the law.
BOISE, Idaho — A relatively new $13.5 million hatchery intended to save Snake River sockeye salmon from extinction is instead killing thousands of fish before they ever get to the ocean, and fisheries biologists in Idaho think they know why.
SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Ethics Commission has rejected a $1,000 fine that had been proposed for former Gov. John Kitzhaber for failing to publicly declare a potential conflict of interest between his elected position and his partner's work.
EUGENE, Ore. — Airport officials say a smoldering fire was reported aboard a Delta Airlines aircraft parked at a gate at the Eugene Airport, prompting the evacuation of the one concourse while the fire was put out.
KENT — Authorities say a former staff member at Kent-Meridian High School has been charged with third-degree rape of a child and communication with a minor for immoral purposes involving a 15-year-old student.
In the shadow of Washington state’s Mount Rainier, physical education teacher Tracy Krause’s students have for several years been fly-fishing and rock climbing as part of an “Outdoor Academy” program that also incorporates English Language Arts and environmental science. All freshmen at Krause’s Tahoma High School take a foundations class that lets them explore things like dance, yoga, strength and conditioning.
PORTLAND — Parents at a rural Oregon high school have filed a federal lawsuit over the school district's policy to allow a transgender male student to use the boys' locker room and bathroom, mirroring a similar civil action in Illinois that did not survive a legal challenge.