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Man shot, killed by Salem police ID’d, 2 officers on leave

April 6, 2021, 8:17am Northwest

SALEM, Ore. — A man shot and killed by a Salem police officer on Friday has been publicly identified as 22-year-old Natzeryt Viertel of Salem, authorities said. Read story

Longtime Portland park ranger: ‘We are not the police of the parks, period, and we’re not going to be, period.’

April 6, 2021, 8:17am Northwest

A proposal to hire more park rangers to help stem Portland’s dramatic rise of shootings and gun deaths over the last year stunned one of Portland’s longest-serving park rangers. Read story

Feds: Portland noncompliant with excessive force agreement

April 5, 2021, 8:06pm Northwest

PORTLAND -- Lawyers for the U.S. Department of Justice have issued the city of Portland a formal notice of non-compliance with its settlement agreement over police excessive use of force. Read story

FILE - In this July 29, 2020, file photo, a demonstrator kicks a tear gas canister back at federal officers during a Black Lives Matter protest at the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse in Portland, Ore. According to an indictment announced Monday, April 5, 2021, a 24-year-old man is charged with attempted murder of two police officers by using explosive devices during violent demonstrations in Portland.

Clues from unexploded firebomb lead to charges in Portland

FILE - In this July 29, 2020, file photo, a demonstrator kicks a tear gas canister back at federal officers during a Black Lives Matter protest at the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse in Portland, Ore. According to an indictment announced Monday, April 5, 2021, a 24-year-old man is charged with attempted murder of two police officers by using explosive devices during violent demonstrations in Portland.

April 5, 2021, 6:08pm Northwest

SALEM, Ore. — During a Black Lives Matter protest on Sept. 21, a Portland police officer was sitting in a vehicle used to broadcast warnings and loud noise at protesters when he saw a burning object sailing through the air toward him. Read story

Officials: 6 sickened by Salmonella linked to songbirds

April 5, 2021, 6:03pm Northwest

OLYMPIA -- Six Washington residents have become ill in an outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium, believed to be linked to wild songbirds, particularly Pine Siskins, state health officials said Monday. Read story

Billy Frank smiles as he walks along the Nisqually River near Olympia on April 14, 2005, where he was born and lived as a child. The Nisqually Indian elder and activist contributed leadership and multiple arrests to the battle fought by Northwest Indian tribes for their treaty-negotiated salmon-fishing rights.

Legislature approves bill seeking Billy Frank Jr. statue

Billy Frank smiles as he walks along the Nisqually River near Olympia on April 14, 2005, where he was born and lived as a child. The Nisqually Indian elder and activist contributed leadership and multiple arrests to the battle fought by Northwest Indian tribes for their treaty-negotiated salmon-fishing rights.

April 5, 2021, 5:17pm Latest News

OLYMPIA - A measure to honor the late Billy Frank Jr. with a statue at the U.S. Capitol cleared the Legislature Monday. Read story

Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff, Chair Peter DeFazio and Governor Kate Brown applaud as a COVID-19 vaccine is administered at the White Bird Clinic community vaccination site at WOW Hall in Eugene, Ore on Monday, April 5, 2021. County health leadership and community partners discussed underserved population that have been hit disproportionately by the pandemic with Emhoff.

Second gentleman Doug Emhoff comes to Eugene supporting Oregon COVID vaccination effort

Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff, Chair Peter DeFazio and Governor Kate Brown applaud as a COVID-19 vaccine is administered at the White Bird Clinic community vaccination site at WOW Hall in Eugene, Ore on Monday, April 5, 2021. County health leadership and community partners discussed underserved population that have been hit disproportionately by the pandemic with Emhoff.

April 5, 2021, 5:15pm Northwest

EUGENE, Ore. — Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff visited Eugene, stopping at the White Bird clinic at WOW Hall Monday, to emphasis the importance of everyone in the community getting a COVID-19 vaccination. Read story

Orchard worker Francisco Hernandez reaches to pull Honeycrisp apples off a tree June 16 during a thinning of the trees at an orchard in Yakima.

Washington apple exports drop substantially

Orchard worker Francisco Hernandez reaches to pull Honeycrisp apples off a tree June 16 during a thinning of the trees at an orchard in Yakima.

April 5, 2021, 4:48pm Northwest

YAKIMA — Washington apple industry officials have said the fruit’s exports have dropped substantially compared to recent years’ figures. Read story

Northwest Youth Corps workers share fire prevention perspectives

April 5, 2021, 4:47pm Northwest

Eugene, Ore. — In the wake of the wildfires that have devastated communities throughout Oregon, Washington and California in recent years, one idea has emerged: Preventing a wildfire before it begins is easier than putting one out. Read story

In this Jan. 27, 2017 photo, Senate Republican floor leader Joe Fain, R-Auburn, sits at his desk on the Senate floor in Olympia, Wash. A woman has accused Fain of raping her 11 years ago, saying she was inspired to speak out following the televised allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. In a tweet Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018,  Candace Faber said Fain sexually assaulted her in 2007. Fain says he "absolutely" denies the claim and called for an investigation. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Controversy follows GOP pick of former Washington Sen. Joe Fain for redistricting panel

In this Jan. 27, 2017 photo, Senate Republican floor leader Joe Fain, R-Auburn, sits at his desk on the Senate floor in Olympia, Wash. A woman has accused Fain of raping her 11 years ago, saying she was inspired to speak out following the televised allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. In a tweet Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018,  Candace Faber said Fain sexually assaulted her in 2007. Fain says he "absolutely" denies the claim and called for an investigation. (AP Photo/Ted S.

April 5, 2021, 11:23am Latest News

Apr. 5—When state Senate Republican leader John Braun mulled his pick for the Washington State Redistricting Commission this year, he had no shortage of choices. Read story