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Washington Gov. Jay Inslee poses for a photo, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Olympia, Wash. Inslee, a Democrat, is being challenged by Republican Loren Culp, police chief of the small town of Republic, Wash., in the Nov. 3 election. (AP Photo/Ted S.

What happens if Gov. Jay Inslee takes a job in Biden’s cabinet?

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee poses for a photo, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Olympia, Wash. Inslee, a Democrat, is being challenged by Republican Loren Culp, police chief of the small town of Republic, Wash., in the Nov. 3 election. (AP Photo/Ted S.

December 4, 2020, 6:02am Editor's Choice

Days after Washington Gov. Jay Inslee won a rare third term in office, the 69-year-old Democrat started appearing on lists of possible picks for President-elect Joe Biden’s cabinet. Read story

The statue formally called "Allow Me" but also known as the Umbrella Man was missing its signature umbrella on Sunday, November 29, 2020. The figure has stood in Pioneer Courthouse Square in downtown Portland since 1984.

‘Umbrella Man’ statue in Portland left unprotected

The statue formally called "Allow Me" but also known as the Umbrella Man was missing its signature umbrella on Sunday, November 29, 2020. The figure has stood in Pioneer Courthouse Square in downtown Portland since 1984.

December 3, 2020, 8:56pm Northwest

PORTLAND — With December here, the man depicted in Portland’s famed “Umbrella Man” statue is without his bronze canopy. Read story

New jobless claims fall sharply in Washington

December 3, 2020, 8:55pm Northwest

Washington saw a sharp decline in new unemployment claims last week, but the total number of people without a job is still roughly 50 percent higher than before the pandemic. Read story

Schweitzer ski resort threatens closure if mask mandate ignored

December 3, 2020, 8:54pm Northwest

SPOKANE — Idaho’s Schweitzer Mountain Resort threatened Thursday to close unless skiers and snowboarders start voluntarily masking up. Read story

King County marks increase in cases of animal cruelty

December 3, 2020, 8:28pm Northwest

SEATTLE (AP) — Prosecutors in Washington state have reported an increase in animal cruelty cases in King County, raising concerns among law enforcement and animal agencies. Read story

Enchanted Forest plans to reopen in Spring 2021.

Enchanted Forest says it has received enough donations to stay open in 2021

Enchanted Forest plans to reopen in Spring 2021.

December 3, 2020, 3:43pm Latest News

Oregon’s beloved fairytale theme park says it will not have to close its doors, according to a post on the park’s GoFundMe. Read story

Republican Sen. John Braun elected Senate minority leader

December 3, 2020, 12:33pm Northwest

OLYMPIA — Republican Sen. John Braun has been elected by his caucus to be the new Senate minority leader. Read story

This photo provided by the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities shows damage from heavy rains and a mudslide 600 feet wide in Haines, Alaska, on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. Authorities say six people are unaccounted for, and four homes were destroyed in the slide, with the search resuming Thursday morning for survivors.

4 people thought missing in Alaska landslide found safe

This photo provided by the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities shows damage from heavy rains and a mudslide 600 feet wide in Haines, Alaska, on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. Authorities say six people are unaccounted for, and four homes were destroyed in the slide, with the search resuming Thursday morning for survivors.

December 3, 2020, 12:32pm Northwest

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Four of the six people feared missing after a landslide slammed into a neighborhood in a small Alaska town have been found safe, Alaska State Troopers said Thursday. Read story

What you can and can’t do as Oregon moves today from coronavirus ‘freeze’ to tiered risk restrictions

December 3, 2020, 8:20am Northwest

On Thursday, Oregon moves out of the “freeze” put in place by Gov. Kate Brown and into a tiered framework designating each county by risk levels with different restrictions for each tier. Read story

A tufted puffin in breeding plumage.

Tufted puffins will not be listed as threatened

A tufted puffin in breeding plumage.

December 3, 2020, 8:15am Northwest

The tufted puffin, an iconic seabird that can often be spotted at Haystack Rock in Cannon Beach during nesting season, will not be listed under the federal Endangered Species Act despite local efforts. Read story