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Aug. 14, 2020

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Portland’s deadly July: Domestic violence, suspected love triangle and gang retaliation among 15 killings

August 6, 2020, 8:27am Latest News

A 22-year-old man walking near Woodlawn Park died in a brazen shooting just as evening fell on July 28, killed in a spray of bullets by men who pulled up in several cars, jumped out and opened fire. Read story

Eight Eastern Washington fitness centers fined for violating Safe Start proclamation

August 6, 2020, 8:26am Business

Eight Eastern Washington fitness centers have been fined a total of more than $77,000 for violating the state’s coronavirus closure order and potentially exposing employees to the virus, according to a Wednesday statement from the state Department of Labor & Industries (L&I). Read story

Moses Lake explosive critical to success of Mars rover mission

August 6, 2020, 6:33am Northwest

MOSES LAKE — With the successful launch early Thursday of NASA’s Perseverance spacecraft, a little bit of Moses Lake is now headed to Mars. Read story

COVID-19 result cuts short 1st Alaska cruise of stunted season

August 5, 2020, 8:06pm Northwest

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The first cruise in an already decimated southeast Alaska cruise season came to an end Wednesday when a small ship carrying 36 passengers returned to Juneau because one of the guests had tested positive for COVID-19. Read story

Kalama woman finds grenade

August 5, 2020, 8:05pm Northwest

LONGVIEW — A search for items to sell in a garage sale turned up an unexpected artifact for a Kalama woman and her daughter over the weekend: a real hand grenade. Read story

FAA: Boeing pressured safety workers at South Carolina aircraft plant

August 5, 2020, 7:55pm Northwest

Federal officials are seeking to fine Boeing $1.25 million, saying Wednesday that company managers pressured employees who were designated to perform safety-related work for the government at an aircraft factory in South Carolina. Read story

Inslee: Most schools should go online-only, cancel sports

August 5, 2020, 3:47pm Editor's Choice

SEATTLE — Gov. Jay Inslee said Wednesday that schools in the majority of Washington’s counties should strongly consider online-only learning for students this fall due to COVID-19 and canceling or postponing sports and all other in-person extracurricular activities. Read story

Chief: Violent Portland protests detract from message

August 5, 2020, 1:00pm Latest News

PORTLAND — Clashes outside a U.S. courthouse in Portland, Oregon, have largely stopped since Democratic Gov. Kate Brown reached a deal that called for the draw down of federal agents sent by the Trump administration to protect the building — but the turmoil is far from over. Read story

Portland says fence fine approaching $600,000; feds aware but unresponsive

August 5, 2020, 12:10pm Latest News

PORTLAND — It’s been nearly a week since federal officers withdrew from guarding Portland’s federal courthouse during nightly protests, but a large fence they installed is still there and city officials say it remains illegal. Read story

Top-two primary narrows candidates for Washington governor, other races

August 5, 2020, 12:09pm Election

OLYMPIA — The governor’s race in November is set, and Democrats appear to be the top two candidates in both the lieutenant governor’s race and the 10th Congressional District following Washington’s top-two primary. Read story