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Man who raped child in Oregon and Washington gets 27 years

January 26, 2022, 7:44am Latest News

An Oregon man who repeatedly raped and abused a child in Oregon and Washington state and placed a hidden camera to capture video of another child using a bathroom has been sentenced to 27 years in prison. Read story

King County schools ask voters to fund billions in levy and bond measures

January 26, 2022, 7:44am Northwest

So much about schooling has changed during the pandemic, but one thing remains the same: Districts say they need far more money than they get from the state — even with the extra funds mandated by the landmark 2012 McCleary decision requiring Olympia to amply fund basic education. Read story

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Polling shows Republican gains in Washington and beyond

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January 26, 2022, 6:03am Latest News

When the results came back for the most recent Crosscut/Elway Poll earlier this month, the party identification numbers caught my attention. The percentage of respondents who identified as Republican had jumped 10 points since last July to close the gap with Democrats, from 18 percentage points to 7. In the… Read story


Herrera Beutler introduces ‘Refund the Police Act’


January 25, 2022, 8:00pm Clark County Politics

In an effort to curtail recent police reform legislation, U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, has introduced the Refund the Police Act to provide federal grant incentives to states that don’t place limits on the actions of law enforcement agencies. Read story

Nationwide blood shortage puts Idaho hospitals in dire need

January 25, 2022, 7:04pm Health

A national blood shortage caused by a surge in omicron cases has hit Idaho hard, with some hospitals nearly running out of the critical medical resource before they are resupplied, state health officials said Tuesday. Read story

Shi Shi the sea turtle, rescued last year from a Washington beach, euthanized

January 25, 2022, 6:53pm Northwest

Shi Shi the sea turtle has been euthanized. Read story

Oregon man pleads guilty to stealing COVID-relief money

January 25, 2022, 5:57pm Northwest

An Oregon man has pleaded guilty in a scheme to steal money intended to help small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to federal prosecutors. Read story

Guns stolen in Fish & Wildlife office break-in, man arrested

January 25, 2022, 5:56pm Northwest

A man has been arrested in connection with stealing 15 to 20 firearms from a Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife building in Yakima earlier this month, police said. Read story

Ex-school cop charged with child sexual abuse

January 25, 2022, 1:20pm Northwest

A former police officer who most recently worked as the school resource officer northeast of Spokane in Newport is charged with sexually abusing a child. Read story

University of Washington, Seattle University to return to in-person learning

January 25, 2022, 11:40am Latest News

The University of Washington and Seattle University will return to in-person learning at the end of January after starting winter quarter online because of a omicron-fueled spike in COVID-19 cases. Read story