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Yakima Council candidate pleads innocent to assault

April 8, 2021, 8:27am Northwest

YAKIMA — A Yakima City Council candidate has pleaded innocent to assault and malicious mischief in an incident in which he’s accused of pointing a gun at people and breaking a window. Read story

Seattle nursing home to pay $8M in sexual assault lawsuit

April 8, 2021, 8:26am Business

SEATTLE — A Seattle nursing home’s insurer has agreed to pay $8 million to settle a lawsuit brought on behalf of a disabled woman who was sexually assaulted while in the facility’s care. Read story

The Washington State Capitol Building, also known as the Legislative Building, photographed on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, in Olympia, Wash.

Washington House OKs bill making police intervene to stop undue force

The Washington State Capitol Building, also known as the Legislative Building, photographed on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, in Olympia, Wash.

April 7, 2021, 6:29pm Latest News

OLYMPIA — The Washington state House on Wednesday approved a measure requiring police to intervene if they see a fellow officer using, or attempting to use, excessive force. Read story

Inslee signs bill restoring voting rights to Washingtonians with felonies upon release from prison

April 7, 2021, 5:17pm Latest News

OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday signed a bill restoring the right to vote for Washingtonians convicted of felonies automatically upon their release from incarceration. Read story

Rare bipartisanship: Police reform bills advance in Oregon

April 7, 2021, 5:13pm Northwest

SALEM, Ore. — Republicans and Democrats on the Oregon House Judiciary Committee unanimously approved almost a dozen bills on police reform, a rare show of bipartisan unity in an otherwise bitterly divided Legislature. Read story

Feds charge 24 people in big Seattle-area gun, drug bust

April 7, 2021, 5:13pm Northwest

SEATTLE - Federal authorities have charged two dozen people in connection with a big drug and gun bust in the Puget Sound region. Read story

Neo-Nazi pleads guilty in journalist threat case

April 7, 2021, 5:12pm Northwest

SEATTLE — An organizer of a neo-Nazi campaign to threaten journalists and Jewish activists in three states has pleaded guilty in federal court in Seattle. Read story

FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2020, file photo, Portland, Ore., Police Chief Chuck Lovell calls for an end to violence in the city during a news conference a day after a demonstrator was shot and killed in downtown Portland. The mayor of Portland and city commissioners have reached a deal on proposals intended to stem a spike in gun violence over the past year that includes re-establishing a proactive team of uniformed police officers tasked with preventing shootings.

Portland leaders to re-establish anti-gun violence unit

FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2020, file photo, Portland, Ore., Police Chief Chuck Lovell calls for an end to violence in the city during a news conference a day after a demonstrator was shot and killed in downtown Portland. The mayor of Portland and city commissioners have reached a deal on proposals intended to stem a spike in gun violence over the past year that includes re-establishing a proactive team of uniformed police officers tasked with preventing shootings.

April 7, 2021, 4:55pm Northwest

PORTLAND - The mayor of Portland and city commissioners have reached a deal on proposals intended to stem a spike in gun violence over the past year. Read story

The Legislative Building is shown partially shrouded in fog at the Capitol in Olympia. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Report: State needs to spend almost $15B to maintain roads

The Legislative Building is shown partially shrouded in fog at the Capitol in Olympia. (AP Photo/Ted S.

April 7, 2021, 12:36pm Latest News

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state would need to spend nearly $15 billion over the coming decade just to get its transportation system of roads, bridges and ferries to a “minimally acceptable condition,” according to a state report. Read story

Washington Senate approves ban on Native American mascots at schools

April 7, 2021, 12:35pm Latest News

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington Senate has approved a measure to ban the use of Native American names, symbols and images as school mascots, logos and team names at most public schools in Washington. Read story