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Expert testimony on deadly Scandies Rose sinking forces new look at safety rules for crab boats

February 26, 2021, 7:34am Business

Three Washington state naval architects this week laid out a damning critique of flaws in a federal rule that guides the loading of crab boats amid dangerous, icy conditions off… Read story

Tacoma comic gains fans on ‘Young Rock’

February 26, 2021, 6:00am Entertainment

Nate Jackson is no stranger to fame, working with celebrities and standing in the literal spotlights of comedy. But he wasn’t prepared for the level of notoriety he’s getting as… Read story

All Oregonians eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine by July 1

February 26, 2021, 8:11pm Northwest

PORTLAND — All Oregonians who are 16 and older will be eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccinations no later than July 1, Gov. Kate Brown announced Friday. Read story

Washington Senate approves police accountability bill

February 26, 2021, 5:57pm Northwest

OLYMPIA — A contentious bill that passed the state Senate late Thursday could transform Washington’s police oversight agency from an anemic watchdog into a formidable instrument for police accountability. Read story

Oregonians age 45 and older with underlying conditions can get COVID vaccine March 29 — general population by July 1

February 26, 2021, 8:32am Northwest

State leaders will announce Friday that the next wave of Oregonians to start receiving COVID-19 vaccinations after seniors will be residents ages 45 and older who have underlying medical conditions, including cancer, Type 2 diabetes and severe obesity – but not smokers. Read story

Selah pays $45K to settle lawsuit over open meetings

February 26, 2021, 7:36am Northwest

SELAH — Selah will settle two lawsuits alleging the city violated open-government laws in connection with a chalk-art controversy. Read story

Relatives, community leaders call for justice for man who died in Tacoma police custody

February 26, 2021, 7:32am Northwest

TACOMA — March 3 marks one year since Tacoma resident Manual Ellis died while in the custody of Tacoma police officers, and his family and supporters are not letting it pass without a public march and call for justice. Read story

Judge dismisses transgender woman’s lawsuit against pageant

February 26, 2021, 7:27am Northwest

PORTLAND — A federal judge Thursday dismissed a lawsuit by a transgender woman who accused the the Miss United States of America pageant corporation of discrimination for denying her the right to participate in competitions. Read story

‘Multiple’ people wounded in N.E. Portland shooting: reports

February 26, 2021, 7:27am Northwest

PORTLAND — Police responded to reports of a shooting in Northeast Portland on Thursday night and “multiple” people were injured, according to media reports. Read story

48 horses seized from farm, owner accused of animal neglect

February 26, 2021, 7:26am Northwest

CARLTON, Ore. — The owner of a horse farm southwest of Portland is facing a felony charge for animal neglect, after investigators found nearly 50 horses there were not being given adequate food or water. Read story