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Washington officials propose toolkit to help people with mental health, addiction issues find housing

April 29, 2021, 12:30pm Northwest

Almost 10 years ago, state researchers conducted a study looking at how many people in Washington state became homeless after leaving inpatient treatment for a mental health issue or substance use disorder. Read story

Oregon governor extends COVID-19 emergency, hints it could be lifted this summer

April 29, 2021, 12:28pm Latest News

Gov. Kate Brown on Thursday extended a long-standing state of emergency to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic while hinting that similar orders may not be necessary this summer. Read story

FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2019, file photo, a sign at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation is posted near Richland, Wash. Advocates for cleaning up the former nuclear weapons production site in Washington state are outraged that the Trump administration is proposing a $700 million budget cut next year for the work. The budget cut released in a proposal on Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, is almost certain to delay the cleanup, which is on a legally-enforced schedule.

U.S.: Nuclear waste tank in Washington may be leaking

FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2019, file photo, a sign at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation is posted near Richland, Wash. Advocates for cleaning up the former nuclear weapons production site in Washington state are outraged that the Trump administration is proposing a $700 million budget cut next year for the work. The budget cut released in a proposal on Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, is almost certain to delay the cleanup, which is on a legally-enforced schedule.

April 29, 2021, 12:28pm Latest News

SPOKANE — An underground nuclear waste storage tank in Washington state that dates to World War II appears to be leaking contaminated liquid into the ground, the U.S. Department of Energy said Thursday. Read story

Video of officer shooting 70-year-old woman in Spokane jail lobby released

April 29, 2021, 8:13am Northwest

SPOKANE — Footage of a Spokane County Jail officer shooting 70-year-old Nancy King sheds new light on the killing, which the Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office deemed justified last month. Read story

Suspect arrested after trying to carjack multiple vehicles on I-205, police say

April 29, 2021, 8:09am Northwest

PORTLAND — A man who fled from a traffic stop in Northeast Portland tried to carjack multiple moving vehicles on a busy freeway before he was arrested Wednesday night, police said. Read story

Merkley files bill to end price gouging for medications

April 29, 2021, 8:08am Northwest

U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley announced Thursday he was planning to introduce legislation that would rein in drug prices across the country. Read story

Washington State Penitentiary employee returns home from hospital after attack

April 29, 2021, 8:00am Northwest

A Department of Corrections officer who was attacked by an inmate at the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla is recovering at home, officials said. Read story

Man charged in the fatal stabbing of Bothell neighbor

April 29, 2021, 8:00am Northwest

BOTHELL — A 25-year-old man was charged Wednesday with second-degree murder with a deadly weapon in the stabbing death of a Bothell resident. Read story

Man wanted in Oregon arrested after Nevada crash kills child

April 29, 2021, 8:00am Northwest

RENO, Nev. — An Oregon man wanted in that state on domestic violence-related charges was arrested in Nevada after a car he was driving ran a red light and collided with another car, killing a 6-year-old child, authorities said Thursday. Read story

Unvaccinated people 65 and older hospitalized with COVID nearly 10 times more often, says Washington

April 29, 2021, 7:51am Health

Unvaccinated Washington residents ages 65 and older were hospitalized with COVID-19 at nearly 10 times the rate of their vaccinated counterparts, according to state Secretary of Health Umair A. Shah. Read story