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Astoria looks at denser housing

February 21, 2021, 1:19pm Northwest

The Astoria City Council and the Planning Commission appear supportive of a suite of measures from a countywide housing study to encourage denser and more affordable housing, with several caveats to preserve livability and historic character. Read story

Seattle-based Coast Guard icebreaker returns home after first mission in nearly 40 years to wintertime Arctic

February 21, 2021, 1:14pm Northwest

The Coast Guard icebreaker Polar Star returned Saturday to home port in Seattle after a northern cruise that marked the first time since 1982 that a U.S. government vessel had ventured into the winter Arctic. Read story

A large tree downed in a weekend ice storm sits atop power lines on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021 in Lake Oswego, Ore. Nearly 150,000 customers remained without power Wednesday in and around Portland, Oregon, nearly a week after a massive snow and ice storm swept into the Pacific Northwest, taking out hundreds of miles of power lines as ice-laden trees toppled.

More than 38,000 still without power after Oregon ice storm

A large tree downed in a weekend ice storm sits atop power lines on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021 in Lake Oswego, Ore. Nearly 150,000 customers remained without power Wednesday in and around Portland, Oregon, nearly a week after a massive snow and ice storm swept into the Pacific Northwest, taking out hundreds of miles of power lines as ice-laden trees toppled.

February 21, 2021, 1:06pm Northwest

PORTLAND — More than 38,000 customers remained without power on Sunday in the wake of an ice storm that wreaked havoc on the electrical grid in greater Portland, Oregon beginning more than a week ago. Read story

Portlanders forage in large dumpsters full of perishable food after Fred Meyer tossed food due to losing electricity.Monday, February 15, 2020.

Fraught scene over discarded food at Portland Fred Meyer highlights hunger, challenges of distribution in storm

Portlanders forage in large dumpsters full of perishable food after Fred Meyer tossed food due to losing electricity.Monday, February 15, 2020.

February 21, 2021, 12:45pm Latest News

Workers at the Hollywood West Fred Meyer had a safety deadline of four hours to act to salvage thousands of perishable items after the store lost power during the snowstorm Tuesday morning. Read story

Human remains found at Multnomah Falls identified after 42 years; more cold cases may be solved with genetic genealogy

February 21, 2021, 12:45pm Latest News

On Sept. 14, 1979, two hikers discovered human remains off the steep trails near Multnomah Falls. They found a partial skeleton, eyeglasses, a leather jacket, hiking boots and a baseball cap printed with the letters NT. Read story

To reach her mother's second-floor room, Abby Rosenblum visits during COVID by using the bed of a pickup truck parked alongside the building.

The COVID-19 vaccine brings optimism at a bleak time, but post-vaccination fears about what’s safe persist

To reach her mother's second-floor room, Abby Rosenblum visits during COVID by using the bed of a pickup truck parked alongside the building.

February 21, 2021, 12:44pm Health

SEATTLE — The coronavirus pandemic has stolen a precious year from Abby Rosenblum and her mother. Read story

A gray whale shows its fluke as it dives off Depoe Bay, seen on a whale-watching tour with Carrie Newell's Whale Research EcoExcursions.

Gray whales make most of Puget Sound

A gray whale shows its fluke as it dives off Depoe Bay, seen on a whale-watching tour with Carrie Newell's Whale Research EcoExcursions.

February 21, 2021, 6:06am Life

SEATTLE — Every spring, a small group of about a dozen gray whales pauses along an epic migration from calving lagoons in Baja California to their feeding grounds in the Arctic. They travel more than 170 miles off their coastal migration route, to stop off in northern Puget Sound. There,… Read story

Portland team to respond to shootings

February 20, 2021, 7:18pm Northwest

PORTLAND (AP) — Portland police said Friday they’ve created a specialized team of officers and detectives to focus full time on shooting investigations in response to a jump in gun violence in the last year. Read story

Oregon takes aim at state gun law

February 20, 2021, 5:46pm Northwest

SALEM, Ore. — So many people are buying guns in Oregon these days that the state police are often unable to complete background checks in time, allowing the sales to proceed if the deadline isn’t met. Read story

Washington overdose deaths increased during first half of 2020

February 20, 2021, 5:45pm Northwest

Olympia — The use of the potent opioid Fentanyl contributed to a significant rise in Washington overdose deaths during the first half of 2020, according to state data released Friday. Read story