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As coronavirus cases keep rising, Washington extends visitation ban in state prisons

November 26, 2020, 10:16am Northwest

As coronavirus cases in Washington rise ever higher, the state’s prisons are continuing to ban in-person visits for inmates. Read story

Former inmate sues King County, claiming he was badly injured by scalding hot jail shower

November 26, 2020, 10:02am Northwest

A former Shoreline firefighter who claims he was badly burned by scalding hot water from a shower in the King County Jail last year has sued the county for negligence. Read story

Washington’s eviction moratorium ends at the end of 2020 and Gov. Jay Inslee is not expected to extend it again .

What happens when Washington’s eviction moratorium expires?

Washington’s eviction moratorium ends at the end of 2020 and Gov. Jay Inslee is not expected to extend it again .

November 26, 2020, 9:21am Business

More than 171,000 Washington households are behind on rent, according to the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau. In normal times, every one of them could be issued a notice to vacate today, and face eviction in court in a matter of weeks. Read story

Chobe the lioness, who was rescued from “Tiger King” Joe Exotic’s Oklahoma facility in 2018 and now lives at the WildCat Ridge Sanctuary in Scotts Mills, was brought in for a CT scan at the Lois Bates Acheson Veterinary Teaching Hospital at Oregon State University.

Lioness originally from “Tiger King” Joe Exotic’s park gets surgery at OSU

Chobe the lioness, who was rescued from “Tiger King” Joe Exotic’s Oklahoma facility in 2018 and now lives at the WildCat Ridge Sanctuary in Scotts Mills, was brought in for a CT scan at the Lois Bates Acheson Veterinary Teaching Hospital at Oregon State University.

November 26, 2020, 8:44am Latest News

A lioness previously rescued from “Tiger King” Joe Exotic’s big cat park was treated for a uterine infection at Oregon State University on Monday. Read story

Oregon fines gym $90K for violating COVID order

November 26, 2020, 8:22am Northwest

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration officials have fined a fitness business $90,000 for defying Gov. Kate Brown’s COVID-19 order and remaining open throughout a current two-week freeze. Read story

State employee union condemns Patriot Prayer protest held outside Tri-Cities liquor agent’s home

November 26, 2020, 8:08am Latest News

KENNEWICK — The Washington state employees union is accusing those who protested outside a liquor enforcement officer’s Kennewick home of bullying. Read story

U.S. Justice Department suing over Puyallup River pollution

November 26, 2020, 8:06am Northwest

SEATTLE — The U.S. Justice Department is suing the owners of the Electron dam for violating the Clean Water Act by polluting the Puyallup River. Read story

State doubles down on contact tracing efforts

November 26, 2020, 8:05am Health

The Washington Department of Health is hiring 350 more contact investigators and contact tracers to help in the statewide efforts to contain the virus. Read story

Man arrested for Renton arson at COVID-19 hotel for homeless

November 26, 2020, 8:02am Northwest

RENTON — A man staying at a hotel in Renton for people experiencing homelessness with COVID-19 was arrested after a hotel room caught fire, police said. Read story

County commissioner-elect pleads not guilty in DUII case

November 26, 2020, 8:00am Northwest

UMATILLA, Ore. — A Umatilla County Commissioner-elect has pleaded not guilty to a drunken driving charge. Read story