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Associated Press reporter  Steven DuBois is shown in February 2020. DuBois spent two decades sharing Oregon's biggest news and quirkiest neuroticisms with readers worldwide.

Steven DuBois, beloved AP raconteur, dies at 53

Associated Press reporter  Steven DuBois is shown in February 2020. DuBois spent two decades sharing Oregon's biggest news and quirkiest neuroticisms with readers worldwide.

October 14, 2021, 6:25pm Northwest

PORTLAND — Steven DuBois, an Associated Press reporter who spent two decades sharing Oregon’s biggest news and quirkiest neuroticisms with readers worldwide, died Tuesday after a three-year battle with cancer. He was 53. Read story

FILE - Seattle Police officers confer after taking part in a public roll call at Hing Hay Park in Seattle's Chinatown-International District Thursday, March 18, 2021. Seattle's police department is having detectives and non-patrol staff respond to emergency calls because of a shortage of officers union leaders fear will be made worse by COVID-19 vaccine mandates. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Seattle police use emergency staffing

FILE - Seattle Police officers confer after taking part in a public roll call at Hing Hay Park in Seattle's Chinatown-International District Thursday, March 18, 2021. Seattle's police department is having detectives and non-patrol staff respond to emergency calls because of a shortage of officers union leaders fear will be made worse by COVID-19 vaccine mandates. (AP Photo/Ted S.

October 14, 2021, 5:21pm Northwest

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle’s police department is sending detectives and nonpatrol officers to respond to emergency calls because of a shortage of patrol officers. Read story

Portland senior facility where 2 residents died in heat wave sued

October 14, 2021, 4:20pm Latest News

PORTLAND — A lawsuit has been filed alleging that poor management at a Portland senior independent living apartment building contributed to a woman’s heat-related death during June’s unprecedented heat wave. Read story

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks at a news conference, Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash.  (AP Photo/Ted S.

Inslee: Vaccine or negative COVID test required at large events starting Nov. 15

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks at a news conference, Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash.  (AP Photo/Ted S.

October 14, 2021, 2:50pm Health

OLYMPIA — Starting Nov. 15, people in Washington state will need to either provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test in order to attend large events, Gov. Jay Inslee announced Thursday. Read story

First year nursing student, Emma Champlin, poses for a photo in her clinical laboratory class at Fresno State on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, in Fresno, Calif. Champlin said that like many of her classmates, she saw the pandemic as a chance to learn critical-care skills and to help at a time when those abilities are needed.

Nursing schools see applications rise, despite COVID burnout

First year nursing student, Emma Champlin, poses for a photo in her clinical laboratory class at Fresno State on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, in Fresno, Calif. Champlin said that like many of her classmates, she saw the pandemic as a chance to learn critical-care skills and to help at a time when those abilities are needed.

October 14, 2021, 9:07am Health

STORRS, Conn. — Nurses around the U.S. are getting burned out by the COVID-19 crisis and quitting, yet applications to nursing schools are rising, driven by what educators say are young people who see the global emergency as an opportunity and a challenge. Read story

City of Seattle pays $515,000 settlement in police shooting

October 14, 2021, 8:41am Northwest

SEATTLE — The city of Seattle has agreed to pay $515,000 to settle a civil-rights lawsuit filed by the estate of Iosia Faletogo, who was shot and killed by police after a foot chase across Aurora Avenue North on New Year’s Eve 2018. Read story

‘All hands on deck’ at Seattle and Tacoma ports as supply chain bottlenecks persist

October 14, 2021, 8:39am Business

SEATTLE — Seattle and Tacoma port authorities said Wednesday it’s “all hands on deck” as they work to address cargo ship congestion in Puget Sound. Read story

Senate Health Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Chair Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., right, uses her gavel to begin a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 17, 2021, to examine the COVID-19 response and recovery and how to support students in higher education and safely return to campus. Ranking member Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., is at left.

Sen. Murray pushes for large federal investment in public health

Senate Health Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Chair Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., right, uses her gavel to begin a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 17, 2021, to examine the COVID-19 response and recovery and how to support students in higher education and safely return to campus. Ranking member Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., is at left.

October 14, 2021, 8:31am Latest News

SPOKANE — Washington Sen. Patty Murray told public health leaders on Tuesday that she would advocate to keep a proposed $30 billion in the Build Back Better reconciliation bill to bolster the country’s public health infrastructure over the next 10 years. Read story

PeaceHealth, Kaiser report high COVID-19 vaccination rates among staff in Southwest Washington

October 14, 2021, 8:31am Health

LONGVIEW — Two of Longview’s largest medical providers, PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center and Kaiser Permanente, report high COVID-19 vaccination rates after passing deadlines for their own vaccine mandates announced in August. Read story

Washington ferries to slash service due to staffing issues

October 14, 2021, 8:30am Northwest

SEATTLE — Washington State Ferries is slashing its scheduled service starting this weekend because of chronic staff shortages that have impacted the boat service, a condition that some workers who haven’t been vaccinated warned will only get worse. Read story