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2 charged in teen’s death; body found in snowbank

March 2, 2021, 9:50am Northwest

SEATTLE — Police were called to the parking lot of an apartment complex in North Seattle on Feb. 19, where they discovered the body of an Island County man buried in a snowbank, according to King County prosecutors. Read story

1 dead, 1 injured in NE Portland shooting, police say

March 2, 2021, 9:50am Northwest

PORTLAND — One person was killed and another injured in Northeast Portland’s Cully neighborhood Monday night, police said. Read story

Looking back at the steep trail on the west rim into the Hole-in-the-Ground crater, an hour outside Bend, Ore.

Going low at Hole-in-the-Ground crater in Oregon

Looking back at the steep trail on the west rim into the Hole-in-the-Ground crater, an hour outside Bend, Ore.

March 2, 2021, 6:03am Northwest

BEND, Ore. — After I told my editor I was planning to make the just-over-an-hour drive from Bend to Hole-in-the-Ground a couple weeks ago, she mentioned that “These names crack me up.” Read story

Third COVID-19 vaccine could get to Washington later this week

March 1, 2021, 7:25pm Health

SPOKANE — After federal agencies approved the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use this weekend, the Western States Pact met Monday to review the third COVID-19 vaccine. Read story

Seattle teachers’ union balks at plan to return to classrooms

March 1, 2021, 3:45pm Northwest

SEATTLE — The Seattle public teachers’ union has filed unfair labor practice complaints against the city school district over actions it took to try to return some students to classrooms during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read story

Kristin May, left, an EMT with the Seattle Fire Dept., gives the first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to Nu Xiao Jiang, right, Monday, March 1, 2021, at a City of Seattle community COVID-19 testing and vaccination clinic in Seattle's Rainier Beach neighborhood. Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan announced Monday that the city's COVID-19 vaccination efforts would be expanding in the coming weeks as more doses become available, including the use of the events center at Lumen Field — the home of the NFL football Seattle Seahawks and the MLS soccer Seattle Sounders — as a mass vaccination site with the capacity to deliver thousands of doses every day. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Washington state to surpass 5K coronavirus deaths

Kristin May, left, an EMT with the Seattle Fire Dept., gives the first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to Nu Xiao Jiang, right, Monday, March 1, 2021, at a City of Seattle community COVID-19 testing and vaccination clinic in Seattle's Rainier Beach neighborhood. Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan announced Monday that the city's COVID-19 vaccination efforts would be expanding in the coming weeks as more doses become available, including the use of the events center at Lumen Field — the home of the NFL football Seattle Seahawks and the MLS soccer Seattle Sounders — as a mass vaccination site with the capacity to deliver thousands of doses every day. (AP Photo/Ted S.

March 1, 2021, 2:06pm Latest News

SEATTLE — Washington state is expected this week to surpass 5,000 deaths from the coronavirus this week, almost exactly a year after the first known virus death was recorded in the U.S. Read story

Oregon Secretary of State to push for national popular vote

March 1, 2021, 1:14pm Latest News

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon’s secretary of state, who as a lawmaker championed the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, has joined the advisory board of a movement that is pushing states to adopt the one person-one vote system. Read story

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A man walks by a damaged Starbucks in Seattle after the 2001 Nisqually earthquake. The magnitude 6.8 earthquake could be small compared with a potential quake in the Cascadia fault zone. The zone created a magnitude 9.0 earthquake when it last ruptured in 1700.

20 years after the Nisqually earthquake, are we better prepared for the Big One?

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A man walks by a damaged Starbucks in Seattle after the 2001 Nisqually earthquake. The magnitude 6.8 earthquake could be small compared with a potential quake in the Cascadia fault zone. The zone created a magnitude 9.0 earthquake when it last ruptured in 1700.

March 1, 2021, 9:47am Northwest

SEATTLE —The last time the ground shook in a big way in Washington was 20 years ago, and here are a few things that happened: Read story

FILE - This Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020 file photo shows influenza vaccine syringes at the L.A. Care Health Plan and Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan's Community Resource Center's Free Drive-Thru vaccination event in Los Angeles. February is usually the peak of flu season, with doctors' offices and hospitals packed with suffering patients. But not in 2021. Flu has virtually disappeared, with reports coming in at far lower levels than anything seen in decades.

Pandemic’s silver lining: No flu deaths so far this year in Washington

FILE - This Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020 file photo shows influenza vaccine syringes at the L.A. Care Health Plan and Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan's Community Resource Center's Free Drive-Thru vaccination event in Los Angeles. February is usually the peak of flu season, with doctors' offices and hospitals packed with suffering patients. But not in 2021. Flu has virtually disappeared, with reports coming in at far lower levels than anything seen in decades.

March 1, 2021, 9:46am Health

Spokane — No one has died from influenza yet in Washington this year and during the current flu season. Read story

4-year-old boy shot in the head and father arrested

March 1, 2021, 9:45am Northwest

OTHELLO — A 4-year-old shot in the head Saturday in Othello, about 50 miles north of the Tri-Cities, has died and his father was arrested. Read story