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April 18, 2021

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States, including Oregon and Washington, are growing fewer trees. Forest owners say that’s a problem

April 18, 2021, 9:30am Latest News

When wildfires ripped through Oregon last Labor Day, they burned huge swaths of forest, including 63,000 acres of smaller, private lands. Read story

Oregon event venues seek path to reopening

April 18, 2021, 6:00am Entertainment

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival is tentatively planning to resume in-person performances this fall, welcoming back theatergoers for the first time in well over a year and helping spur the Southern… Read story

‘Critical for HUD to act’: agency watchdog says public housing tenants need radon protections

April 18, 2021, 9:30am Northwest

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has failed to ensure residents living in public housing are protected from exposure to radioactive gas, the agency’s independent watchdog determined this week, confirming findings from a 2019 investigation by The Oregonian/OregonLive. Read story

Seattle’s new tunnel-boring machine named MudHoney

April 18, 2021, 6:00am Northwest

SEATTLE — Seattle’s newest massive tunnel-boring machine has been dubbed MudHoney, after the grunge rock pioneers who began performing in Seattle clubs more than three decades ago. Read story

FBI-led task force will help fight Portland gun violence

April 18, 2021, 6:00am Northwest

A new FBI-led task force will work with Portland police to build cases against people responsible for the dire rise in shootings in and around the city. Read story

Two supermoons on the rise this spring

April 18, 2021, 6:00am Life

Skies in the Pacific Northwest have started to clear, which should bode well for stargazers hoping to catch the supermoons coming this season. Read story

Young people driving another COVID-19 surge in Pierce County, health officials say

April 17, 2021, 9:13pm Health

Apr. 17—Pierce County is grappling with another COVID-19 case surge as it reverts to Phase 2 and as the larger population becomes eligible for vaccinations. Read story

Longview parks, recreation officials plan to trap beavers damaging trees at Lake Sacajawea

April 17, 2021, 9:08pm Northwest

People walking, biking, boating or fishing at Lake Sacajawea recently may have noticed more trees missing bark, sporting bite marks or fallen into the water. Read story

Seattle police chief rejects dinner invitation sent by evangelical group known for anti-LGBTQ stance

April 17, 2021, 8:37pm Northwest

Apr. 17—The invitation to a free dinner at a four-star hotel in Bellevue starts out by thanking law enforcement officers for their bravery and service and goes on to promise an uplifting message, fellowship and practical wisdom from God's word. Read story

Closed for more than a year, local theaters turn to virtual options to stay connected with supporters

April 17, 2021, 8:21pm Entertainment

Apr. 17—Kathryn Rose performed at Longview's Columbia Theatre in October 2020 without tickets sold or audience members in seats. Read story