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Body of 10-year-old boy found in Skagit River after kayaking accident

September 17, 2020, 10:46am Northwest

ROCKPORT — The body of a missing 10-year-old boy was found in the Skagit River near Rockport. Read story

Court orders ‘arrest’ of ferry docked at Port of Olympia marine terminal

September 17, 2020, 10:45am Northwest

Olympia — A lawsuit filed in federal district court against the owner of a former Washington state ferry has resulted in the court-ordered “arrest” of the vessel, the Port of Olympia announced Wednesday. Read story

Winlock school Zoom hacked with pornographic images, district steps up security

September 17, 2020, 10:42am Northwest

Longview — In an example of a danger with remote learning, Winlock School District said a remote Zoom class was hacked early last week and the middle school students were shown pornographic images before the teacher shut the class down. Read story

Commissioners approve rezone northeast of Woodland

September 17, 2020, 10:42am Northwest

Longview — In a 2-1 vote Tuesday, the Cowlitz County commissioners approved a landowner’s request to rezone two parcels of land near Woodland under a more restrictive designation, despite concerns over the change. Read story

Oregon wildfires on Thursday: Rain poses threat of flash flooding; Clackamas County blaze 6% contained

September 17, 2020, 10:39am Northwest

PORTLAND — A storm system is poised to bring rain showers to parts of Oregon over the next two days, helping clear out wildfire smoke. But the change in weather has prompted a pair of new concerns: thunderstorms and flash flooding. Read story

Thousands of acres still burning in Washington, though fires are nearing containment

September 17, 2020, 10:36am Northwest

Spokane — Crews fighting large fires in Eastern Washington are nearing full containment, while North Idaho fires will likely take weeks to get there, according to incident overviews Wednesday. Read story

University of Washington student sues for tuition refund

September 17, 2020, 10:30am Northwest

SEATTLE — A graduate student at the University of Washington filed a lawsuit demanding tuition reimbursement after the school shifted most of its classes online for the remainder of the year. Read story

Inslee broke law by bringing apples to fire-ravaged areas

September 17, 2020, 10:26am Northwest

SPOKANE — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee thought it would be a nice gesture to bring some apples from his own tree when he visited communities ravaged by wildfire last week. Read story

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife technician Claire Satterwhite holds a pygmy rabbit in October 2015. Recovery of the endangered pygmy rabbit has been set back after fires burned shrub-steppe habitat the animal needs to survive. (Ann Froschauer/U.S.

Endangered wildlife, habitat burned in Washington’s wildfires

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife technician Claire Satterwhite holds a pygmy rabbit in October 2015. Recovery of the endangered pygmy rabbit has been set back after fires burned shrub-steppe habitat the animal needs to survive. (Ann Froschauer/U.S.

September 17, 2020, 6:01am Latest News

SEATTLE — Entire wildlife areas have been destroyed and endangered populations of animals gravely depleted by wildfires burning in Eastern Washington. Read story

Judge reduces damages in wrongful death case of boys killed by father

September 16, 2020, 7:19pm Northwest

TACOMA — A judge in Washington has reduced the damages in a wrongful death case brought by Susan Cox Powell’s parents on behalf of her sons. Read story