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Wheeler defends practice of homeless camp sweeps

November 27, 2020, 3:57pm Northwest

City contractors on Tuesday removed the final remnants of a sprawling encampment along the outskirts of Laurelhurst Park, where about 100 people lived for months among a cluster of tents… Read story

Plan released to reduce massive wildfires in U.S. West

November 27, 2020, 3:13pm Latest News

U.S. officials on Friday released an overarching plan for removing or changing vegetation over a huge swath of the U.S. West to stop devastating wildfires on land used for cattle… Read story

Washington blood banks plead for donations as blood supply reaches ‘critical’ levels

November 27, 2020, 12:56pm Health

Blood banks across Washington state say they are in dire need of blood and plasma donations with the annual holiday slump dipping lower than normal. Read story

Josh and Jessica Ferrara shop for Christmas trees with son Jayce, 1 year and Jade, 3 years, at Sunnyview Christmas Tree farm on Saturday, Nov.  21, 2020 in Salem, Ore. It's early in the season, but both wholesale tree farmers and small cut-your-own lots are reporting strong demand, with many opening well before Thanksgiving.

Many in Northwest turn to real Christmas trees as bright spot amid virus

Josh and Jessica Ferrara shop for Christmas trees with son Jayce, 1 year and Jade, 3 years, at Sunnyview Christmas Tree farm on Saturday, Nov.  21, 2020 in Salem, Ore. It's early in the season, but both wholesale tree farmers and small cut-your-own lots are reporting strong demand, with many opening well before Thanksgiving.

November 27, 2020, 12:47pm Latest News

PORTLAND -- Ani Sirois, a respiratory nurse, has spent months caring for coronavirus patients at a Portland hospital, and she's only getting busier as infections -- and hospitalizations -- surge before the holidays. Read story

Police investigate fatal shootings in Tacoma, Des Moines

November 27, 2020, 10:17am Northwest

TACOMA -- Authorities are investigating fatal shootings in Tacoma and Des Moines. Read story

Lunar eclipse coming Sunday night, though it might be hard to see

November 27, 2020, 10:17am Life

The celestial bodies are aligning for a show this weekend, though clouds over Portland might block it from view. Read story

Black drivers stopped a disproportionate rate in Portland

November 27, 2020, 10:17am Latest News

PORTLAND — Data released by the police bureau in Portland, Oregon, shows Black people were much more likely to be stopped by police in 2019 than people in other racial groups despite being a small part of the city’s population. Read story

Man charged with fatally shooting a 19-year-old Black man in Ashland over ‘loud music’

November 27, 2020, 8:20am Northwest

ASHLAND, Ore. — A Talent man has been charged with murder after police say he shot and killed a Black teenager in the parking lot of an Ashland hotel on Monday. The shooting has drawn condemnation from Southern Oregon’s Black community, which raised concerns about the area’s culture and history… Read story

Suicide by cop attempt: Albany woman found guilty except for insanity of attempted murder

November 27, 2020, 8:20am Northwest

ALBANY, Ore. — An Albany woman charged with trying to murder three law enforcement officers in a “suicide by cop” attempt has been committed to the Oregon State Hospital after being found guilty except for insanity. Read story

Oregon workplace safety officials got 11,000 COVID complaints. As people got sick, inspections lagged

November 27, 2020, 8:19am Northwest

The complaints to Oregon workplace safety officials alleged that workers were facing life-threatening risks before the coronavirus took hold and rapidly moved through factories, stores and plants across the state. Read story