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Oregon trooper on leave after shop says he didn’t wear mask

July 2, 2020, 1:28pm Northwest

PORTLAND — An Oregon State Trooper has been put on paid administrative leave after a coffee shop worker complained that he didn’t wear a mask when entering the establishment as required under a statewide order by the governor designed to slow the spread of COVID-19. Read story

More arrests early Thursday after police clear Seattle protest zone

July 2, 2020, 1:23pm Latest News

SEATTLE — Seattle police say they arrested more than two dozen people early Thursday who gathered in an area officers cleared hours earlier after the mayor ordered an end to the city’s “occupied” protest zone. Read story

80 UW students in frat houses test positive for coronavirus

July 2, 2020, 9:11am Latest News

SEATTLE — At least 80 students living in a dozen fraternity houses near the University of Washington campus have reported testing positive for COVID-19, with hundreds of results pending. Read story

Portland police union contract extended, bargaining to continue

July 2, 2020, 9:11am Northwest

PORTLAND — The Portland City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to extend bargaining over the next Portland Police Association contract for a year to increase public involvement in the negotiations. Read story

Expect long waits for Washington State Ferries this July 4 weekend

July 2, 2020, 9:03am Northwest

SEATTLE — With several Washington State Ferries routes on a reduced schedule, travelers planning to drive onto a state ferry should expect longer wait times as they head out of town for the Fourth of July weekend. Read story

Federal court rules against Yakama tribe in policing dispute

July 2, 2020, 9:02am Northwest

SEATTLE — The search for a stolen “bait” car — an old, gold Honda Accord owned by local law enforcement — took officers to a home on a rural road on the Yakama Indian Reservation, where tensions have simmered for years over who gets to oversee a criminal case. Read story

Man arrested after shooting, standoff near Gresham

July 2, 2020, 8:51am Northwest

PORTLAND — A 66-year-old man was arrested overnight on suspicion of shooting another man near Gresham, prompting a standoff with authorities, deputies say. Read story

Oregon House speaker slams Portland police use of tear gas

July 2, 2020, 8:49am Northwest

PORTLAND — More than two dozen protesters were arrested on charges including disorderly conduct, interfering with a police officer, riot and assault on a police officer during protests that stretched into the early morning hours of Wednesday, Portland police said. Read story

Kayakers rescue 2 from crashed seaplane in Lake Washington

July 2, 2020, 8:46am Northwest

SEATTLE — Two people were rescued by nearby kayakers in Lake Washington after a seaplane crashed Wednesday, authorities said. Read story

Additional charges for man in missing Idaho kids case

July 1, 2020, 6:55pm Northwest

BOISE, Idaho — Prosecutors accused a man of conspiring with his new wife to keep the bodies of her children hidden on his rural Idaho property, adding to the charges he faces in the strange case that involves the couple’s doomsday beliefs and the mysterious deaths of their former spouses. Read story