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Washington Department of Corrections faces $10 million lawsuit over cancer death

April 30, 2021, 7:34am Northwest

Two years ago, Kenny Williams died at Monroe Correctional Complex after an excruciating battle with cancer that went untreated despite his repeated pleas to the state Department of Corrections. Read story

100 Tacoma households to get $500 per month in city program

April 30, 2021, 7:33am Northwest

TACOMA — A guaranteed income pilot program will launch in Tacoma this summer. Read story

Men lag behind women on COVID vaccination in Washington

April 30, 2021, 7:33am Health

Men in Washington — who represent 53% of deaths from the coronavirus — are at the same time receiving far less than their share of life-protecting vaccines. Read story

Fewer COVID-19 vaccine shots given in Oregon, likely due to less supply and less demand, officials say

April 30, 2021, 7:30am Northwest

Oregon has been steadily administering fewer COVID-19 vaccines over the last few weeks, reflecting a national trend that officials say can be attributed both to less supply of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine and decreased demand in rural counties. Read story

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks to reporters outside of the governor's mansion on the Capitol campus Thursday, April 15, 2021, in Olympia, Wash. Inslee held the outdoor news conference to urge people to get vaccinated and to socialize and conduct business outside as much as possible to help slow further the spread of COVID-19.

Washington changes COVID-19 vaccine allocations

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks to reporters outside of the governor's mansion on the Capitol campus Thursday, April 15, 2021, in Olympia, Wash. Inslee held the outdoor news conference to urge people to get vaccinated and to socialize and conduct business outside as much as possible to help slow further the spread of COVID-19.

April 29, 2021, 4:53pm Health

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington has seen a slowdown in demand for COVID-19 vaccines, leading the state on Thursday to adjust the way it is allocating supply to ensure more doses are being sent to areas where demand is highest. Read story

After emotional statements, Oregon House passes gun bill

April 29, 2021, 4:01pm Northwest

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon House on Thursday passed a bill, after emotional debate on both sides, that would mandate safe storage of firearms and ban them from the state Capitol. Read story

Oregon House approves bill to ban hairstyle discrimination

April 29, 2021, 3:03pm Northwest

SALEM, Ore. — A measure passed by the Oregon state House would prohibit public schools and employers from discriminating against hairstyles associated with race. Read story

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday appointed Cheryl Strange as secretary of the state's Department Corrections, the first woman to lead the agency.

Cheryl Strange named new head of Washington Department of Corrections

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday appointed Cheryl Strange as secretary of the state's Department Corrections, the first woman to lead the agency.

April 29, 2021, 2:56pm Latest News

OLYMPIA — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday appointed Cheryl Strange as secretary of the state's Department Corrections, the first woman to lead the agency. Read story

Brown extends Oregon COVID emergency as cases spike

April 29, 2021, 2:44pm Latest News

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Gov. Kate Brown on Thursday extended Oregon’s state of emergency for COVID-19 until June 28, saying a fourth surge of the pandemic is being driven by variants of the disease and causing increased cases and hospitalizations. Read story

FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2019, file photo, Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Wash., speaks as the House of Representatives debates the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump at the Capitol in Washington. Newhouse voted to impeach Trump earlier this year, and now at least three Republicans have said they will challenge him in next year's election for the 4th U.S. House District seat, representing central Washington.

Newhouse draws GOP challengers after impeachment vote

FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2019, file photo, Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Wash., speaks as the House of Representatives debates the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump at the Capitol in Washington. Newhouse voted to impeach Trump earlier this year, and now at least three Republicans have said they will challenge him in next year's election for the 4th U.S. House District seat, representing central Washington.

April 29, 2021, 2:30pm Latest News

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse of Washington state voted to impeach President Donald Trump earlier this year, and he has the primary challengers to prove it. Read story