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FILE - Public defender Drew Flood with the nonprofit law firm Metropolitan Public Defender looks his files for the criminal cases he is currently working on in Portland, Ore., on May 5, 2022.

Oregon sued over failure to provide public defenders

FILE - Public defender Drew Flood with the nonprofit law firm Metropolitan Public Defender looks his files for the criminal cases he is currently working on in Portland, Ore., on May 5, 2022.

May 17, 2022, 7:35am Latest News

Criminal defendants in Oregon who have gone without legal representation for long periods of time amid a critical shortage of public defense attorneys filed a lawsuit Monday that alleges the state violated their constitutional right to legal counsel and a speedy trial. Read story

Man hit and killed by train in Pasco. Investigators searching for his family

May 17, 2022, 7:35am Northwest

A man died after being hit by a train while crossing tracks in Pasco near Ainsworth Avenue. Read story

Man charged after allegedly hitting someone with a rock near Woodland RV park

May 17, 2022, 7:34am Clark County News

A man is charged with assault after allegedly hitting someone with a rock on May 8 near the Lewis River RV Park in Woodland. Read story

Whatcom County homeowners’ daughter suspected of intentionally setting fire to their home

May 17, 2022, 7:34am Northwest

A Ferndale woman is suspected of kicking in the door of her parents’ home, pouring fuel on the floor and lighting it on fire, then returning to the home while investigators were on scene. Read story

Rep. Pramila Jayapal says she has COVID-19

May 17, 2022, 7:34am Northwest

Washington Rep. Pramila Jayapal, the head of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, said she has tested positive for COVID-19. Read story

Tri-Cities medical receptionist doled out illegal prescriptions for opioids. She’s going to prison

May 17, 2022, 7:33am Latest News

The receptionist and office manager for a Tri-Cities doctor has been sentenced to four years in prison for her role in a “pill mill” operating out of the medical office. Read story

2 climbers rescued after a crevasse fall on Mount Rainier

May 17, 2022, 7:33am Northwest

Two climbers were rescued by helicopter Friday after one fell into a crevasse the day before on Mount Rainier. Read story

Oregon leaders warn of difficult wildfire season

May 16, 2022, 5:03pm Latest News

Oregon remains poised to see a potentially “challenging” wildfire season this summer, despite a wet and cool spring in much of Western Oregon, one of the state’s top fire watchers said Monday. Read story

Firefighter Kevin Saari of Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue helps battle the blaze at the Old Cherry Grove Church property near Battle Ground in July 2021.

Emergency calls on the rise in Lower Columbia, as fire departments look to fund more staff, equipment

Firefighter Kevin Saari of Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue helps battle the blaze at the Old Cherry Grove Church property near Battle Ground in July 2021.

May 16, 2022, 7:28am Clark County News

Four local fire departments say 911 calls are up and three are asking for resources to keep up with emergencies. Read story

Tacoma man sentenced to prison for 2018 murder plot to steal victim’s house, land near Renton

May 16, 2022, 7:28am Latest News

A judge said Friday he looked hard for the possibility of personal redemption but didn't find it in a Tacoma man who bludgeoned a retired Boeing worker to death in a plot to steal the victim's house and property southeast of Renton. Read story