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Alaska firefighters help rescue a moose trapped in a home

November 24, 2022, 10:23am Northwest

Firefighters in Alaska got an unusual request for assistance last weekend from the Alaska Wildlife Troopers, but it wasn’t your mundane cat-stuck-in-a-tree situation. Read story

LaCrosse residents unite to revitalize downtown and preserve tiny southeast Whitman County community

November 24, 2022, 6:05am Northwest

After losing its only grocery store more than a dozen years ago, a tiny town in southeast Whitman County is making a comeback. Read story

FILE - Public defender Drew Flood with the nonprofit law firm Metropolitan Public Defender looks over his files for a criminal cases he is currently working on in Portland, Ore., on May 5, 2022. Courts in Oregon have dismissed nearly 300 cases this year, including felonies, due to a shortage of public defenders for low-income defendants who can't afford an attorney.

Oregon public defender shortage: nearly 300 cases dismissed

FILE - Public defender Drew Flood with the nonprofit law firm Metropolitan Public Defender looks over his files for a criminal cases he is currently working on in Portland, Ore., on May 5, 2022. Courts in Oregon have dismissed nearly 300 cases this year, including felonies, due to a shortage of public defenders for low-income defendants who can't afford an attorney.

November 24, 2022, 6:02am Latest News

District attorneys in Oregon are once again sounding the alarm over the state's critical shortage of court-provided attorneys for low-income defendants. The lack of public defenders has strained the criminal justice system and left more than 700 people statewide without legal representation. Read story

Pediatric respiratory cases, flu strain Pacific NW hospitals

November 24, 2022, 6:02am Health

Children’s hospitals in the Pacific Northwest are struggling to maintain enough space for their young patients, and some report being over capacity amid increasing strain due to a surge in respiratory illness and hospitalizations. Read story

Modular building on west Capitol Campus almost ready for Newhouse staff

November 24, 2022, 5:24am Northwest

There’s a new building on the Capitol Campus that went up almost overnight. Read story

Boise State University students, along with people who knew the four University of Idaho students who were found killed in Moscow, Idaho, days earlier, pay their respects at a vigil held in front of a statue on the Boise State campus, Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022, in Boise, Idaho. Autopsies performed on the four students who were found dead inside a rental house near campus showed that all four were stabbed to death, the Latah County coroner said. (Sarah A.

10 days in, no suspect, no weapon in Idaho student slayings

Boise State University students, along with people who knew the four University of Idaho students who were found killed in Moscow, Idaho, days earlier, pay their respects at a vigil held in front of a statue on the Boise State campus, Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022, in Boise, Idaho. Autopsies performed on the four students who were found dead inside a rental house near campus showed that all four were stabbed to death, the Latah County coroner said. (Sarah A.

November 23, 2022, 2:29pm Latest News

Ten days after four University of Idaho students were stabbed to death in their rooms, police said Wednesday they still have not identified a suspect or found a murder weapon, and they continued asking for tips and surveillance video. Read story

More details emerge about skeleton found in Ferndale riverbank

November 23, 2022, 12:39pm Northwest

Human remains found Monday along the Nooksack River in Ferndale could be the skeleton of a man who went missing about 20 years ago. Read story

Dungeness crab season delayed until at least mid-December

November 23, 2022, 10:24am Latest News

Crab conditions tests carried out by California, Oregon and Washington have led the three states’ respective departments of fish and wildlife to postpone the beginning of Dungeness crab season until Dec. 15. Read story

Police respond to school shooting false alarms in Tacoma, Bellingham, Vancouver, other cities

November 23, 2022, 7:45am Latest News

Police responded Tuesday morning to Lincoln High School in Tacoma for a shooting threat that was determined to be a false alarm, according to Tacoma Police Department. Schools in several other counties also received false-alarm threats. Read story

Teen charged in 3 South King County armed robberies, suspected in 30 more

November 23, 2022, 7:43am Northwest

A 15-year-old boy was charged Tuesday in connection with three armed robberies committed in under an hour last week at South King County gas stations, and sheriff’s detectives suspect he was involved in more than 30 others during the first two weeks of November, prosecutors say. Read story