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Brown signs ambitious clean energy bill

July 27, 2021, 5:54pm Newsletter

Oregon’s clean energy bill, which sets one of the most ambitious timelines in the country for moving to 100 percent clean electricity sources, was signed by Gov. Kate Brown on… Read story

Western wildfires calm down in cool weather, but losses grow

July 27, 2021, 2:55pm Latest News

Weather conditions Tuesday were helping at least temporarily to calm two gigantic wildfires in the West but there was bad news for a tiny California community savaged by flames last… Read story

Squatch Fest lures tourists to Cowlitz County

July 27, 2021, 7:29pm Northwest

LONGVIEW— Spotting a Cowlitz County tourist in the winter can seem as elusive as seeing Bigfoot. Read story

Report: Seattle police stop people of color more often than white people

July 27, 2021, 7:28pm Northwest

SEATTLE (AP) — A newly released report shows Seattle police officers — despite almost a decade under federal oversight partially intended to address bias — continue to stop and use force against Black people far more often than white people. Read story

Tacoma cop punished after bodycams not used

July 27, 2021, 7:07pm Northwest

TACOMA (AP) — A Tacoma police lieutenant in charge when officers responded to Pierce County Sheriff Ed Troyer’s altercation with a Black newspaper carrier has been disciplined for his and other officers’ failures to turn on their body cameras. Read story

Oregon officials: Wear masks indoors in public spaces

July 27, 2021, 5:53pm Newsletter

PORTLAND — In response to a spike in COVID-19 cases in Oregon and updated national guidance calling for masking measures to prevent the spread of the highly transmissible delta variant, state health officials announced Tuesday they are recommending that people wear a mask in public indoor settings — including those… Read story

Gifford Pinchot huckleberry picking permits open

July 27, 2021, 5:05pm Northwest

CENTRALIA— Berry pickers rejoice: Huckleberry season is beginning in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. The U.S. Forest Service this week publicized its applications for the free-use berry permits, which are required for recreators looking to pick huckleberries. Read story

Volunteer and Clark County Public Health workers administer vaccines at Public Health's COVID-19 short-term vaccination pod at Woodland High School on May 8. Public Health administered 144 doses of Pfizer's vaccine at the event, and 183 doses of Johnson & Johnson's one-shot vaccine.

COVID-19 cases surging throughout Washington, vaccination urged

Volunteer and Clark County Public Health workers administer vaccines at Public Health's COVID-19 short-term vaccination pod at Woodland High School on May 8. Public Health administered 144 doses of Pfizer's vaccine at the event, and 183 doses of Johnson & Johnson's one-shot vaccine.

July 27, 2021, 2:39pm Health

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — COVID-19 cases are surging throughout Washington state as the delta variant becomes more widespread, and more people need to be vaccinated to keep cases from spiking even more, state health officials said Tuesday. Read story

Brian Yang

JBLM officer killed in fall at Mount St. Helens ‘lived his life courageously,’ sister says

Brian Yang

July 27, 2021, 1:11pm Latest News

Jul. 27—Wennicha Yang remembers feeling nervous when she transferred to a new school in fifth grade. But she also remembers how her younger brother, Brian Yang, helped her get through that feeling. Read story

Man pleads guilty to murder for death of woman found in wooded area of JBLM

July 27, 2021, 1:11pm Northwest

A man who beat and fatally shot a woman whose body was found in a wooded area of Joint Base Lewis-McChord has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, the U.S. Attorney's Office said Tuesday. Read story