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Shootings in Seattle are increasing. Shootings connected to homelessness are increasing faster

June 30, 2022, 7:48am Northwest

Six people who were living homeless in Seattle have been shot to death in 2022 so far. While a tiny fraction of the homeless population, the rise in gun violence is a worrying trend for people living on the street and those trying to serve them. Read story

Bellevue man charged with murder in Bitter Lake double homicide

June 30, 2022, 7:48am Northwest

A 34-year-old Bellevue man was charged Wednesday with two counts of second-degree murder, accused of fatally shooting two men after an argument over a music video escalated into gunfire during a quinceañera Saturday in Seattle’s Bitter Lake neighborhood, according to King County prosecutors. Read story

North face of Mount Everest from Mt. Everest Base Camp, Tibet, China.

Eugene woman attacked with acid for third time since March

June 29, 2022, 5:20pm Northwest

A Eugene, Ore., woman who had acid thrown on her while walking her dog in March has been the target of two additional acid attacks at her home, believed to be committed by the same person, according to the Eugene Police Department. Read story

Fires banned at Columbia National Wildlife Refuge, Hanford Reach

June 29, 2022, 2:00pm Northwest

All activities likely to start a fire have been banned on national wildlife refuges in the Mid-Columbia region, effective through Sept. 30. The region includes the Columbia National Wildlife Refuge near Othello. Read story

Soap Lake wildfire evacuations lifted, 2 firefighters hurt

June 29, 2022, 1:20pm Northwest

Separate brush fires prompted emergency evacuations Tuesday in western Grant County. Read story

Minimum wage increase initiative qualifies in Tukwila

June 29, 2022, 1:17pm Northwest

An initiative to increase the minimum hourly wage in Tukwila, Washington, by more than $3 has qualified for the November ballot. Read story

Cruise ship hits iceberg in Alaska, heads to Seattle for repairs

June 29, 2022, 11:35am Business

The 2,000-passenger Norwegian Sun cruise ship is headed to Seattle for repairs after it hit a small iceberg near Hubbard Glacier off the coast of Alaska, according to a spokesperson for Norwegian Cruise Line. Read story

Cowlitz County commissioners reject Community House proposal for homeless site

June 29, 2022, 9:00am Northwest

Cowlitz County is reworking a plan for a hosted homeless site after the commissioners rejected the lone proposal they received from Community House on Broadway last month. Read story

The front gate to Chemawa Indian School in Salem, Ore.

Feds looking at finances of Native American boarding school in Oregon

The front gate to Chemawa Indian School in Salem, Ore.

June 29, 2022, 8:57am Latest News

One of only a few boarding schools for Native American students still run directly by the federal government in Oregon is undergoing a close look at the school’s finances by the Interior Department’s Office of Inspector General. Read story