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Oregon wineries and vineyards seek $100 million from PacifiCorp for wildfire smoke damage to grapes

May 28, 2024, 3:37pm Northwest

Dozens of Oregon wineries and vineyards have sued PacifiCorp over the deadly 2020 wildfires that ravaged the state, alleging that the utility's decision to not turn off power during the… Read story

More weapons showing up in Washington’s schools

May 28, 2024, 9:12am Latest News

There were more weapons brought into Washington’s schools during the last school year than the year before. Read story

A driver with an Oregon-based medical care nonprofit is fatally shot in Ethiopia while in a convoy

May 28, 2024, 5:47pm Northwest

A staff member with an Oregon medical care nonprofit was killed when the team he was traveling with in a convoy was fired upon in Ethiopia, officials said Monday. Read story

FILE - T-mobile logo in the Mobile World Congress 2023 in Barcelona, Spain, on Thursday, March 2, 2023. On Tuesday, May 28, 2024, T-Mobile is buying U.S. Cellular&rsquo;s wireless operations and certain spectrum assets in a deal valued at $4.4 billion.

T-Mobile to buy almost all of U.S Cellular in deal worth $4.4 billion with debt

FILE - T-mobile logo in the Mobile World Congress 2023 in Barcelona, Spain, on Thursday, March 2, 2023. On Tuesday, May 28, 2024, T-Mobile is buying U.S. Cellular&rsquo;s wireless operations and certain spectrum assets in a deal valued at $4.4 billion.

May 28, 2024, 8:22am Business

T-Mobile is buying U.S. Cellular’s wireless operations and certain spectrum assets in a deal valued at $4.4 billion, and further consolidating the industry. Read story

Astria Sunnyside Hospital returns to normal operations after Sunday radiation exposure scare

May 28, 2024, 8:21am Northwest

Astria Sunnyside Hospital returned to normal operations Sunday night following a visit from six individuals concerned about radiation exposure. Read story

Amber Rodriguez

Slain Tri-Cities paraeducator spent years asking judges to protect her from ex-husband

Amber Rodriguez

May 28, 2024, 8:00am Northwest

Amber Rodriguez told judges and investigators she was scared of her ex-husband’s potential for violence years before he killed her. Read story

Woodland High School  (Alisha Jucevic/The Columbian)

Woodland schools new policy forces staff to reveal students’ gender identity information to parents

Woodland High School  (Alisha Jucevic/The Columbian)

May 28, 2024, 7:56am Clark County News

The Woodland School Board voted Thursday to approve changes to the district’s gender inclusivity procedure, prohibiting school officials from withholding information about a student’s gender identity from parents or guardians. Read story

Wildfire closes 20+ miles of highway across Hanford nuclear site Saturday night

May 28, 2024, 7:53am Northwest

More than 20 miles of Highway 240 across the Hanford nuclear site and part of Highway 24 was closed by a wildfire for a few hours starting at 6 p.m. Saturday. Read story

Cockfighting roosters seized and euthanized in Yakima County

May 28, 2024, 7:52am Northwest

Yakima County sheriff’s deputies killed 64 cockfighting roosters May 10 near Zillah as they were responding to a call about the welfare of horses on the property. Read story

Woodland mulls new rules for food trucks

May 28, 2024, 6:02am Business

Stacey Ramirez’s food truck The Islander has a spot she likes to park in at the old Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue station on Davidson Avenue. Read story