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EPA petition seeks action on tainted drinking water

January 16, 2020, 4:59pm Northwest

Eight state and national health and environment groups are asking the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to take emergency action because they say Oregon regulators have failed to curb nitrate contamination in drinking water sources near large dairies and feedlots. Read story

Oregon Dunes Visitor’s Center begins second phase of renovation

January 16, 2020, 11:47am Northwest

REEDSPORT, Ore. — The second phase of construction at the Oregon Dunes Visitor’s Center has begun, with personnel moving into the completed addition while renovations begin in the original building. Read story

Last year, Washington lawmakers made college free for some. This year, they want to make it more accessible.

January 16, 2020, 11:30am Latest News

Would Washingtonians benefit from a single application form for all the state’s public colleges? And if college costs were more transparent, would student debt drop? Read story

Washington Supreme Court OKs lesser version of carbon cap

January 16, 2020, 9:53am Latest News

SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington Supreme Court on Thursday reinstated a severely limited version of Gov. Jay Inslee's plan to cap carbon pollution in the state. Read story

Mom of 2 Oregon children swept into ocean thanks supporters

January 16, 2020, 9:53am Latest News

PORTLAND — The mother of two young children who drowned off the Oregon coast when a rogue wave swept them into the Pacific Ocean has posted a statement on social media thanking supporters for their prayers and messages. Read story

Mountain areas in Washington still without power after storm

January 16, 2020, 9:52am Northwest

SKYKOMISH, Wash. (AP) — Rural mountain communities outside Seattle that have been without power for days and cut off from the outside world by a series of winter storms that dumped several feet of unusual snow on parts of western Washington state saw some relief as convoys brought in food and supplies. Read story

Worried that election results could be hacked? Secretary of State Wyman has a plan

January 16, 2020, 9:29am Northwest

Washington’s chief elections official on Wednesday urged the Legislature to approve a bill that she said would make the election system more secure. Read story

Bail raised to $5M for man accused of luring girls online

January 16, 2020, 8:51am Northwest

BEND, Ore. — A judge raised bail to $5 million Wednesday for a 41-year-old Bend man who allegedly posed as a teenage boy online to seek explicit photos from dozens of girls around the country. Read story

Spokane police officer’s kick on handcuffed suspect seemed retaliatory, not for protection, prosecutor says

January 16, 2020, 8:49am Northwest

SPOKANE — A Spokane police officer’s kick to a handcuffed suspect’s groin appeared to be “retaliatory,” “intentional” and not for the protection of himself or others. Read story

Climate bill could trigger GOP walkout in Oregon Statehouse

January 16, 2020, 8:49am Northwest

SALEM, Ore. — The GOP leader in the Oregon Senate said Wednesday there could be another walkout by Republicans over legislation aimed at stemming global warming. Read story