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Gaps between wealthy and poor countries grow as COVID-19 pandemic pushes on, new Gates Foundation report says

September 14, 2021, 11:45am Northwest

SEATTLE — The global coronavirus pandemic has worsened ongoing equity gaps between wealthy and poor countries, pushed millions of people into extreme poverty and cratered many economic projections — but a recent report from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation found the state of the world near the end of… Read story

In this aerial photo released by the Los Angeles County Fire Department Air Operations traffic passes the Route fire, a brush wildfire off Interstate 5 north of Castaic, Calif., on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021.

Firefighters advance on blaze that shut California highway

In this aerial photo released by the Los Angeles County Fire Department Air Operations traffic passes the Route fire, a brush wildfire off Interstate 5 north of Castaic, Calif., on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021.

September 14, 2021, 11:42am Northwest

CASTAIC, Calif. — Firefighters were making progress on a wildfire that jumped across a Southern California freeway and spread across dry hillsides while a new blaze forced residents of a Northern California community to evacuate. Read story

Invasive Japanese beetles threaten Yakima Valley growers

September 14, 2021, 11:31am Northwest

GRANDVIEW — Thousands of invasive Japanese beetles have been caught in the Lower Yakima Valley this summer and pose a threat to the agricultural industry. Read story

Recovery effort aims to restore pinto abalone mollusks that once flourished in Salish Sea

September 14, 2021, 10:31am Northwest

SEATTLE — Tiny as a fingernail, these babies don’t look like much. But there is a lot of hope riding on their progress. Read story

Twentyfive Mile Fire at 50% containment, evacuation orders lifted

September 14, 2021, 9:51am Northwest

CHELAN — All evacuation levels related to the Twentyfive Mile Fire were lifted Monday at noon, according to Chelan County Emergency Management. Read story

FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash., two men stand armed with guns in front of the Governor's Mansion during a protest supporting President Donald Trump and against the counting of electoral votes in Washington, DC, affirming President-elect Joe Biden's victory. The open carry of guns and other weapons would be banned on the Capitol campus and at or near any permitted public demonstration across Washington under a measure being considered by Washington lawmakers. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Proud Boys members charged in Capitol riot case make new appeal for release pending trial

FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash., two men stand armed with guns in front of the Governor's Mansion during a protest supporting President Donald Trump and against the counting of electoral votes in Washington, DC, affirming President-elect Joe Biden's victory. The open carry of guns and other weapons would be banned on the Capitol campus and at or near any permitted public demonstration across Washington under a measure being considered by Washington lawmakers. (AP Photo/Ted S.

September 14, 2021, 9:50am Latest News

SEATTLE — An Auburn-area member of the extremist Proud Boys group and his co-defendant made new appeals to a federal judge Monday that they should be released from custody pending their trial on federal terrorism charges related to January’s attack on the U.S. Capitol. Read story

Coeur d’Alene School Board opts against mask mandate despite hospital crisis

September 14, 2021, 9:49am Northwest

Spokane — A divided Coeur d’Alene School Board opted against requiring students to wear face coverings despite an onslaught of COVID-19 cases in North Idaho that is forcing hospitals to ration care. Read story

Man, 28, dies in Oregon State Penitentiary custody

September 14, 2021, 9:48am Northwest

PORTLAND — A 28-year-old Oregon man serving a sentence for criminal mischief and robbery died in custody Sept. 6, officials said this week. Read story

FDA OKs Seattle firm’s nasal spray that treats migraines

September 14, 2021, 6:05am Health

SEATTLE — Impel NeuroPharma, a Seattle-based biopharmaceutical company, received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its novel nasal spray that treats migraine headaches. Read story

Leader of Mexican drug trafficking ring gets 8 years prison

September 13, 2021, 8:36pm Northwest

PORTLAND — The leader of a Mexican-based heroin trafficking ring that distributed the drug to cells operating in and around Portland and in southwestern Washington was sentenced Monday to just over eight years in federal prison. Read story