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Cowlitz officer injured after suspects in van ram patrol vehicle

March 1, 2021, 9:44am Latest News

TOUTLE — Authorities say a police officer in Southwest Washington suffered serious injuries after two people in a stolen van rammed a patrol vehicle. Read story

1 dead in South Portland crash, police say

March 1, 2021, 9:43am Northwest

PORTLAND — One person was killed in a single-vehicle crash in South Portland early Sunday morning, police said. Read story

Concordia students protest their university's announcement in February that it would close permanently later in the spring.

Concordia: How years of internal strife over gay rights helped turn it into a “$400 million crater”

Concordia students protest their university's announcement in February that it would close permanently later in the spring.

March 1, 2021, 6:00am Latest News

Concordia University Portland staged a gala dinner in April 2018 for President Charles Schlimpert, who was retiring after 35 years. The Concordia board of regents announced it intended to rename the business school in his honor. Read story

Concordia creditors do battle as campus slated for June foreclosure auction

March 1, 2021, 6:00am Latest News

Along with the usual selection of mcmansions and meth houses, a Multnomah County foreclosure sale in June could offer something entirely different: a college campus, complete with library, dorms and athletic complex. Read story

A poster for Main Street Marijuana is seen here on the dispensaryis wall in Vancouver on Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 4, 2020.

How $1 billion in pot taxes get spent in Washington

A poster for Main Street Marijuana is seen here on the dispensaryis wall in Vancouver on Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 4, 2020.

March 1, 2021, 6:00am Business

This year marks a milestone for the state’s legal pot industry. For the first time since voters approved recreational pot use nine years ago, the state of Washington is expected to collect more than $1 billion in marijuana sales taxes and fees over the course of its next two-year budget… Read story

Shawn Thornton hugs his wife, Shannon Thornton, next to the rubble of their burned home Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, in Malden, Washington the day after a fast-moving wildfire swept through the tiny town west of Rosalia. Shawn and Shannon weren't home at the time, but their son Cody was and managed to get their dog and a few belongings before leaving just minutes before the flames swept through.

InvestigateWest: Cascadia mapping shows climate inequities

Shawn Thornton hugs his wife, Shannon Thornton, next to the rubble of their burned home Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, in Malden, Washington the day after a fast-moving wildfire swept through the tiny town west of Rosalia. Shawn and Shannon weren't home at the time, but their son Cody was and managed to get their dog and a few belongings before leaving just minutes before the flames swept through.

February 28, 2021, 2:45pm Latest News

Residents of 152 cities and towns in the Pacific Northwest are particularly vulnerable to climate-fueled wildfires. Residents of 60 other communities are most susceptible to floods. And people living in 75 towns are most liable to suffer — maybe even die — because of heat waves. Read story

Latino voters being silenced in Franklin commission races, voting rights group claims

February 28, 2021, 12:45pm Northwest

PASCO — It’s been four months since Franklin County commissioners were told that their three voting districts are unfair to Latino voters. Read story

Washington has never pulled an officer’s badge for excessive force. That may be changing.

February 28, 2021, 12:45pm Latest News

A contentious bill that passed the state Senate late Thursday could transform Washington’s police oversight agency from an anemic watchdog into a formidable instrument for police accountability. Read story

Seattle rockers Ayron Jones, left, and Eva Walker of The Black Tones, shown here at Jimi Hendrix Park in Seattle last year, both have support from Seattle musical heavy hitters.

‘Such a Seattle thing’: How local music stars help uplift the next generations of homegrown talent

Seattle rockers Ayron Jones, left, and Eva Walker of The Black Tones, shown here at Jimi Hendrix Park in Seattle last year, both have support from Seattle musical heavy hitters.

February 28, 2021, 6:00am Entertainment

SEATTLE — It was a one-in, one-out situation at the Capitol Hill Elysian Brewing. The capacity crowd packed into the cozy brewpub to revel in two complementary things Seattle has always done well — craft beer and loud guitars. Read story

An avalanche that killed an unidentified snowboarder is seen Feb. 14 near the town of Winter Park, Colorado.

Avalanche danger high, 32 deaths confirmed this season

An avalanche that killed an unidentified snowboarder is seen Feb. 14 near the town of Winter Park, Colorado.

February 27, 2021, 8:10pm Northwest

DENVER — Snowboarder Maurice Kervin glided into the snow along the steep terrain in the Colorado backcountry like he’s done so many times. Read story