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A foggy morning scene on the Columbia River near The Dalles, Oregon

Proposal to lay cables under Columbia River met with skepticism

A foggy morning scene on the Columbia River near The Dalles, Oregon

July 24, 2021, 6:00am Latest News

Can slicing a 100-mile trench into the bed of the Columbia River be good for the environment? The answer is a big yes, says a team of energy developers that proposes submerging power cables in the riverbed. Read story

Travel is still restricted between the United States and Canada but that will be changing soon. A drone photo shows the Ambassador Bridge, which connects the U.S. to Canada, is virtually empty except for trucking traffic on April 2, 2020.

What to know if planning Canada visit

Travel is still restricted between the United States and Canada but that will be changing soon. A drone photo shows the Ambassador Bridge, which connects the U.S. to Canada, is virtually empty except for trucking traffic on April 2, 2020.

July 24, 2021, 6:00am Latest News

The United States on Wednesday extended its pandemic restrictions on nonessential travel at the U.S.-Canada land border for at least a month. The announcement comes shortly after Canada shared plans to reopen the border to fully vaccinated Americans in August. Read story

Rainy the Burnese mountain dog celebrates a wet, successful fetch with a shake on July 5 at Marymoor Park in Redmond. Behind him, signs mark a patch of the park that is occupied by nesting herons, and therefore closed to humans and their canine companions.

Seattle-area ‘Doggy Disneyland’ off-leash park great place to spend afternoon

Rainy the Burnese mountain dog celebrates a wet, successful fetch with a shake on July 5 at Marymoor Park in Redmond. Behind him, signs mark a patch of the park that is occupied by nesting herons, and therefore closed to humans and their canine companions.

July 23, 2021, 7:26pm Newsletter

REDMOND — Who says you need a dog to enjoy the dog park? Read story

Gail Gehrke, left, and her husband Richard, both of Vancouver, shop together in summer 2020 at Chuck's Produce in Salmon Creek.

Citing delta variant, Washington urges indoor masks

Gail Gehrke, left, and her husband Richard, both of Vancouver, shop together in summer 2020 at Chuck's Produce in Salmon Creek.

July 23, 2021, 3:36pm Health

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state’s top epidemiologist is recommending that everyone wear a mask or face covering in crowded indoor places because of the rise of the COVID-19 delta variant — even if they have been vaccinated. Read story

People stand behind the fire line as the flames spread through dry grasses at the Steptoe Canyon Fire  Thursday, July 22, 2021 in Colton, Wash.

Western wildfires: Crews make progress on huge Oregon blaze

People stand behind the fire line as the flames spread through dry grasses at the Steptoe Canyon Fire  Thursday, July 22, 2021 in Colton, Wash.

July 23, 2021, 11:50am Latest News

BLY, Ore. (AP) — The nation's largest wildfire raged through southern Oregon on Friday but crews were scaling back some night operations as hard work and weaker winds helped reduce the spread of flames even as wildfires continued to threaten homes in neighboring California. Read story

Washington sheriffs sign letter vowing to uphold Second Amendment, but some question their messaging

July 23, 2021, 9:24am Latest News

Jul. 23—Hoping to quell their constituents' fears, the Washington State Sheriffs' Association put out a statement last week affirming their commitment to uphold the Constitution — specifically, the Second Amendment. But a Spokane civil rights attorney is concerned the letter suggests sheriffs have powers beyond their roles as local law… Read story

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Hundreds of new Washington laws go into effect Sunday

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July 23, 2021, 9:21am Editor's Choice

OLYMPIA — Major new policies in Washington that effect drugs penalties, climate change, taxes and other issues will go into affect on Sunday. Read story

Man pleads not guilty of fatally shooting estranged wife

July 23, 2021, 8:22am Northwest

SEATTLE — A man accused of fatally shooting his estranged wife at a Bellevue bar pleaded not guilty Thursday to all charges against him. Read story

Home manufacturer sued for alleged racism, discrimination

July 23, 2021, 8:12am Business

HERMISTON, Ore. — Two former employees of a home manufacturing company in eastern Oregon have filed a lawsuit saying they endured anti-Black racism and discrimination, and then were fired after reporting the incidents to managers. Read story

Feds approve 32 studies in dam relicensing process

July 23, 2021, 7:58am Northwest

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, which oversees the licensing of hydroelectric dams, issued last week a study plan determination for the relicensing of Seattle City Light’s three-dam Skagit River Hydroelectric Project. Read story