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Panel proposes ways to improve Oregon’s outdoor recreation

January 17, 2020, 9:37am Northwest

SALEM, Ore. — A panel commissioned by Gov. Kate Brown aiming to improve recreation in Oregon’s outdoors suggests creating an Oregon Outdoors Pass and getting more diversity in wild spaces. Read story

Seattle police officer fired over profane social media posts

January 17, 2020, 9:35am Northwest

SEATTLE — A Seattle police officer has been fired following an internal investigation that found he violated the department’s social media policy by posting profane and politically charged comments on Instagram. The Seattle Times reports the posts including rants against “illegal immigration” and a post that “appeared to endorse violence” against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama. Read story

Woman dies, firefighter hurt in Klamath Falls house fire

January 17, 2020, 9:28am Northwest

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Authorities say a woman died in a house fire in Klamath Falls. Klamath County Fire District 1 officials say the blaze with a possible person inside was reported early Thursday by people passing by. Read story

Thieves swipe police bike in downtown Portland

January 17, 2020, 9:23am Northwest

PORTLAND — Cyclists are a dime a dozen in Portland, so you’ll have to look closely to see if someone around you is riding a stolen police bike. Read story

Snake dam issues get personal at Pasco rally

January 17, 2020, 6:05am Northwest

PASCO — Katie Gordon Nelson’s family has been irrigating land near Pasco from the Ice Harbor pool of water for 42 years. Read story

Native American curriculum rolls out in Oregon

January 16, 2020, 8:04pm Northwest

EUGENE, Ore. — This month, Oregon’s Department of Education finally rolled out the first pieces of new statewide curriculum on the history and culture of Native Americans in Oregon after lawmakers passed Senate Bill 13 in 2017 with the hope of remedying years of incomplete or inaccurate teachings. Read story

State Supreme Court Justice Charles Wiggins to retire

January 16, 2020, 7:40pm Northwest

Olympia — Washington Supreme Court Justice Charles Wiggins announced Thursday he will retire at the end of March. Read story

Work to reinforce Priest Rapids Dam riverbank to start this winter

January 16, 2020, 7:28pm Northwest

EPHRATA — Work to add reinforcement to the right bank of the Columbia River at Priest Rapids Dam is scheduled to begin by late February or early March. Read story

Former aide to Rep. Heck joins race to replace him

January 16, 2020, 7:01pm Northwest

SEATTLE — The race to replace retiring Rep. Denny Heck, D-Olympia, is getting more crowded. The latest entrant in the race for Washington’s 10th District congressional seat is Phil Gardner, Heck’s former district director. Read story

Teen who fled with mom to avoid cancer surgery has operation

January 16, 2020, 4:59pm Northwest

PORTLAND — An Oregon teenager who was taken out of state by her mother to avoid surgery for a rare type of liver cancer has had the operation while in the custody of the state welfare officials, several Portland TV outlets reported Thursday. Read story