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Report: Protest damage cited by Portland cops skewed by mall

July 11, 2020, 3:48pm Northwest

PORTLAND (AP) — The Portland police said earlier this week that ongoing protests had cost businesses in the downtown area $23 million in property damage and lost revenue, but those figures are skewed by just one business — a mall already shut down by statewide coronavirus closures, a newspaper reported Friday. Read story

Washington justices void 1916 tribal rights ruling as racist

July 11, 2020, 3:09pm Northwest

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state's Supreme Court on Friday vacated a 1916 ruling that allowed a prosecutor to bring criminal charges against a tribal fisherman as racist and unjust. Read story

Conservation groups upset by North Cascades grizzly decision

July 11, 2020, 3:08pm Northwest

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The forested mountains in and around North Cascades National Park in north central Washington state have long been considered prime habitat for threatened grizzly bears, so environmental groups are upset the Trump administration scrapped plans to reintroduce the apex predators there. Read story

Final body recovered from Idaho airplane collision over lake

July 11, 2020, 3:04pm Northwest

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho (AP) — Authorities say they have recovered the final body of eight people killed when two airplanes collided over a scenic mountain lake in Idaho on July 5. Read story

Trek to Moraine Lake a good option for Central Oregon hikers

July 11, 2020, 1:23pm Northwest

BEND, Ore. — This was simply a training mission, reconnaissance for a future longer, more arduous endeavor. Read story

Oregon Country Fair goes on virtually

July 11, 2020, 6:01am Northwest

The Oregon Country Fair, a music and art festival typically held along winding paths through the woods, will take place in an interactive, 3D virtual world this weekend. Read story

Oregon health officials urge limiting social gatherings to 10 due virus

July 10, 2020, 2:33pm Health

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon health officials urged people Friday to limit indoor social gatherings to fewer than 10 people during the next three weeks as coronavirus cases in the state surge and reveal a “troubling” trend of exponential growth. Read story

Reports: Amazon bars video app TikTok on workers’ phones

July 10, 2020, 12:30pm Business

Amazon has told employees to delete the popular video app TikTok from phones on which they use Amazon email, citing security risks from the China-owned app, according to reports and posts by Twitter users who said they were Amazon employees. Read story

Police: Kelso bicyclist awake, alert after being hit by train

July 10, 2020, 12:29pm Latest News

LONGVIEW -- A bicyclist is awake and alert after being critically injured when he was struck and caught under a freight train earlier this week, according a Washington state hospital spokesman. Read story

New business starts in Washington are warming up

July 10, 2020, 11:08am Business

Washington state’s new business starts, as indicated in applications for federal tax IDs, have climbed back into the territory they were in before the pandemic struck — running several percentage points above their level in 2019. Read story