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Black cops seek $8M in University of Washington racism claim

June 23, 2021, 12:55pm Latest News

Five Black officers with the University of Washington Police Department have filed claims for $8 million in damages, saying they’ve been routinely insulted and demeaned by co-workers and supervisors. Read story

Washington state revenues continue to rise above projections

June 23, 2021, 12:52pm Latest News

An increase in sales tax revenue that came as people bought more durable goods during the COVID-19 pandemic led to another positive quarterly state revenue forecast Wednesday, with Washington's economy… Read story

Owner, manager of Oregon bar arrested over liquor license

June 23, 2021, 7:37am Northwest

DRAIN, Ore. — The manager and owner of a bar with topless dancing north of Roseburg are facing misdemeanor charges after deputies say they violated liquor regulations. Read story

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks to reporters outside of the governor's mansion on the Capitol campus Thursday, April 15, 2021, in Olympia, Wash. Inslee held the outdoor news conference to urge people to get vaccinated and to socialize and conduct business outside as much as possible to help slow further the spread of COVID-19.

Focused approach will help Washington’s COVID-19 vaccine uptake, Inslee says

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks to reporters outside of the governor's mansion on the Capitol campus Thursday, April 15, 2021, in Olympia, Wash. Inslee held the outdoor news conference to urge people to get vaccinated and to socialize and conduct business outside as much as possible to help slow further the spread of COVID-19.

June 23, 2021, 7:37am Latest News

Gov. Jay Inslee toured an Auburn pop-up clinic on Tuesday as the state continues to take a targeted approach to vaccinate harder-to-reach populations in areas where vaccination rates are down in Washington. Read story

Kite hits power line, severely burning Washington man

June 23, 2021, 7:36am Northwest

BREMERTON — A man flying a kite in Washington was shocked and suffered severe burns after his kite hit an electricity transmission line, officials said. Read story

Fatal stabbing prompts proposed legislation to condemn Seattle’s City Hall Park

June 23, 2021, 7:36am Northwest

SEATTLE — The fatal stabbing of 31-year-old Bradley Arabie last week at Seattle’s City Hall Park, located immediately south of the King County Courthouse, was the final straw for Metropolitan King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn: On Tuesday, he introduced legislation to condemn the city-owned park, which is the site of… Read story

3-year-old Yakama Nation child drowns in river

June 23, 2021, 7:35am Northwest

YAKIMA — The Yakima County sheriff’s water rescue team has recovered the body of a 3-year-old child who drowned Monday in the Yakima River. Read story

25 people in jail custody in Oregon test positive for COVID-19

June 23, 2021, 7:35am Northwest

PORTLAND — Officials confirmed Tuesday that another COVID-19 outbreak at Multnomah County’s Inverness Jail has infected 25 people in custody in the past month. Read story

Man suspected of burning Pride flag stolen from CWU says it was retaliation for theft of his religious flag

June 23, 2021, 7:35am Northwest

SPOAKEN — The man suspected of stealing a Pride flag from the Central Washington University Student Union and Recreation Center and later burning it told police he stole the flag in retaliation for the earlier theft of his Christian flag from his truck, according to documents obtained by KHQ. Read story

FILE - This Sept. 27, 2017, file photo, shows charred trunks of Ponderosa pines near Sisters, Ore., months after a prescribed burn removed vegetation, smaller trees and other fuel ladders last spring. Hundreds of millions of acres of forests have become overgrown, prone to wildfires that have devastated towns, triggered massive evacuations and blanketed the West Coast in choking smoke. Today, officials want to sharply increase prescribed burns, with drought and global warming creating a sense of urgency.

Amid clamor to increase prescribed burns in Northwest, obstacles await

FILE - This Sept. 27, 2017, file photo, shows charred trunks of Ponderosa pines near Sisters, Ore., months after a prescribed burn removed vegetation, smaller trees and other fuel ladders last spring. Hundreds of millions of acres of forests have become overgrown, prone to wildfires that have devastated towns, triggered massive evacuations and blanketed the West Coast in choking smoke. Today, officials want to sharply increase prescribed burns, with drought and global warming creating a sense of urgency.

June 23, 2021, 6:02am Latest News

SALEM, Ore. — In the 1950s, when University of California forestry professor Harold Biswell experimented with prescribed burns in the state's pine forests, many people thought he was nuts. Read story