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Seattle man sentenced to 4 years in prison after trying to join ISIS

November 30, 2022, 7:42am Northwest

A Seattle man who attempted to travel to the Middle East and join the Islamic State group of Iraq and al-Sham was sentenced to four years in prison Tuesday. Read story

Mount Vernon High School the target of swatting

November 30, 2022, 7:41am Northwest

The Mount Vernon police and fire departments were dispatched to a swatting incident Tuesday at Mount Vernon High School. Read story

Football coach resigns amid findings of Sehome hazing investigation

November 30, 2022, 7:40am Northwest

Sehome High’s head football coach, whose team was the subject of a hazing probe that forced the school to forfeit a game this season, has resigned. Read story

Gates Foundation commits $75 million to help Washington kids get to college

November 30, 2022, 7:40am Latest News

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will spend $75 million over the next four years to help Washington students continue their education after high school. Read story

In a first, King County moves against Washington for mental health failures in jails

November 30, 2022, 7:40am Northwest

The King County Prosecutor’s Office is filing several civil contempt orders against the Department of Social and Health Services, alleging state officials have failed to provide timely mental health services to people in jail. Read story

Woodland votes against raising property taxes 1%

November 29, 2022, 7:03pm Northwest

The Woodland City Council unanimously voted against raising property taxes last week, partly because of rising inflation and what many residents have said is an increase in city water and sewer rates. Read story

FILE - Portland police chase demonstrators during a Black Lives Matter protest on July 26, 2020, in Portland, Ore. The city of Portland, Oregon, has settled a federal lawsuit over its police bureau's use of tear gas and other crowd control devices during racial justice protests in 2020.

Portland settles lawsuit over police use of tear gas

FILE - Portland police chase demonstrators during a Black Lives Matter protest on July 26, 2020, in Portland, Ore. The city of Portland, Oregon, has settled a federal lawsuit over its police bureau's use of tear gas and other crowd control devices during racial justice protests in 2020.

November 29, 2022, 5:14pm Northwest

The city of Portland has reached a $250,000 settlement to a federal lawsuit over its police bureau’s use of tear gas and other crowd control devices during the racial justice protests that rocked its streets in 2020, court documents show. Read story

Seattle man tried to join Islamic State group, gets 4 years

November 29, 2022, 4:43pm Northwest

A 22-year-old Seattle man was sentenced Tuesday to four years in prison after being arrested while trying to board a flight to join the Islamic State group last year. Read story

FILE - Oregon Sen. Brian Boquist poses in his office in the Oregon State Capitol in Salem, Ore., Wednesday, July 3, 2019. On Monday, Nov. 28, 2022, a panel of the Oregon Senate rescinded a protective measure it had imposed on Boquist after he made threatening statements during an acrimonious 2019 legislative session. Boquist had been required to give 12 hours notice before coming to the Oregon State Capitol, to give the state police time to beef up their security to ensure the safety of people there.

Oregon senator’s fiery words test free speech limits

FILE - Oregon Sen. Brian Boquist poses in his office in the Oregon State Capitol in Salem, Ore., Wednesday, July 3, 2019. On Monday, Nov. 28, 2022, a panel of the Oregon Senate rescinded a protective measure it had imposed on Boquist after he made threatening statements during an acrimonious 2019 legislative session. Boquist had been required to give 12 hours notice before coming to the Oregon State Capitol, to give the state police time to beef up their security to ensure the safety of people there.

November 29, 2022, 2:22pm Northwest

An Oregon state senator who made veiled threats against the Oregon State Police and the Senate president said Tuesday that he’s pursuing a freedom of speech lawsuit against fellow lawmakers who sanctioned him. Read story

Man gets 10 years in shooting that sparked racial protests

November 29, 2022, 2:02pm Northwest

A judge has sentenced a white man to 10 years in prison for the fatal shooting of Barry Washington Jr. outside a nightclub last year in Bend, Oregon. Read story