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Seattle school cancels Halloween parade over equity issues

October 15, 2021, 7:40am Northwest

SEATTLE — A Seattle Public Schools elementary school has canceled its Halloween parade, saying the event has historically marginalized students of color who don’t celebrate the holiday. Read story

Alleged leader of drug trafficking ring pleads not guilty

October 15, 2021, 7:39am Northwest

LONGVIEW — A Longview man has pleaded not guilty to charges of leading and profiting from organized crime. Read story

Five I-5 rest areas to close in Snohomish and Whatcom counties over trash, vandalism

October 15, 2021, 7:39am Latest News

An overload of trash and vandalism has persuaded the Washington State Department of Transportation to close five Interstate 5 rest areas in the northern part of the state, beginning Friday. Read story

Oregon set to expand hotline for bias crime reporting

October 15, 2021, 7:39am Northwest

PORTLAND — When Oregon’s Bias Response Hotline went live on Jan. 2, 2020, people were able to answer about half of incoming calls reporting hate crimes or bias incidents. Read story

Man arrested for alleged attack on Ritzville lawmaker

October 14, 2021, 7:10pm Northwest

RITZVILLE — A political activist has been charged with assault and other crimes for an attack on state Sen. Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, in the town of Ritzville, the city prosecutor’s office said Thursday. Read story

Washington state jobless claims rise as claims nationwide fall

October 14, 2021, 6:28pm Northwest

SEATTLE — New unemployment claims in Washington state increased 7.9 percent last week to 5,193, up from 4,814 the prior week, according to data on the Employment Security Department’s website. Read story

Associated Press reporter  Steven DuBois is shown in February 2020. DuBois spent two decades sharing Oregon's biggest news and quirkiest neuroticisms with readers worldwide.

Steven DuBois, beloved AP raconteur, dies at 53

Associated Press reporter  Steven DuBois is shown in February 2020. DuBois spent two decades sharing Oregon's biggest news and quirkiest neuroticisms with readers worldwide.

October 14, 2021, 6:25pm Northwest

PORTLAND — Steven DuBois, an Associated Press reporter who spent two decades sharing Oregon’s biggest news and quirkiest neuroticisms with readers worldwide, died Tuesday after a three-year battle with cancer. He was 53. Read story

FILE - Seattle Police officers confer after taking part in a public roll call at Hing Hay Park in Seattle's Chinatown-International District Thursday, March 18, 2021. Seattle's police department is having detectives and non-patrol staff respond to emergency calls because of a shortage of officers union leaders fear will be made worse by COVID-19 vaccine mandates. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Seattle police use emergency staffing

FILE - Seattle Police officers confer after taking part in a public roll call at Hing Hay Park in Seattle's Chinatown-International District Thursday, March 18, 2021. Seattle's police department is having detectives and non-patrol staff respond to emergency calls because of a shortage of officers union leaders fear will be made worse by COVID-19 vaccine mandates. (AP Photo/Ted S.

October 14, 2021, 5:21pm Northwest

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle’s police department is sending detectives and nonpatrol officers to respond to emergency calls because of a shortage of patrol officers. Read story

Portland senior facility where 2 residents died in heat wave sued

October 14, 2021, 4:20pm Latest News

PORTLAND — A lawsuit has been filed alleging that poor management at a Portland senior independent living apartment building contributed to a woman’s heat-related death during June’s unprecedented heat wave. Read story

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks at a news conference, Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash.  (AP Photo/Ted S.

Inslee: Vaccine or negative COVID test required at large events starting Nov. 15

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks at a news conference, Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash.  (AP Photo/Ted S.

October 14, 2021, 2:50pm Health

OLYMPIA — Starting Nov. 15, people in Washington state will need to either provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test in order to attend large events, Gov. Jay Inslee announced Thursday. Read story