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Man pleads not guilty of fatally shooting estranged wife

July 23, 2021, 8:22am Northwest

SEATTLE — A man accused of fatally shooting his estranged wife at a Bellevue bar pleaded not guilty Thursday to all charges against him. Read story

Home manufacturer sued for alleged racism, discrimination

July 23, 2021, 8:12am Business

HERMISTON, Ore. — Two former employees of a home manufacturing company in eastern Oregon have filed a lawsuit saying they endured anti-Black racism and discrimination, and then were fired after reporting the incidents to managers. Read story

Feds approve 32 studies in dam relicensing process

July 23, 2021, 7:58am Northwest

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, which oversees the licensing of hydroelectric dams, issued last week a study plan determination for the relicensing of Seattle City Light’s three-dam Skagit River Hydroelectric Project. Read story

EPA orders $65,250 penalty for pesticide company

July 23, 2021, 7:58am Northwest

KENNEWICK — The J.R. Simplot Co. will pay a penalty of $65,250 after the Environmental Protection Administration accused it of pesticide safety issues just south of the Columbia River. Read story

Man pleads not guilty to killing estranged wife at bar

July 23, 2021, 7:55am Northwest

SEATTLE — A man accused of killing his wife at a Bellevue bar has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and unlawful possession of a firearm. Read story

Help name Washington’s next ferry

July 23, 2021, 7:55am Northwest

A new boat will be joining Washington State Ferries’ fleet — and it needs a name. Read story

The Cedar Creek fire near Winthrop has forced evacuations of hundreds of residents.

Washington town tops in U.S. poor air quality as fires continue to burn

The Cedar Creek fire near Winthrop has forced evacuations of hundreds of residents.

July 22, 2021, 4:19pm Latest News

WINTHROP — The north-central Washington town of Winthrop temporarily had the worst air quality in the country Thursday as wildfires in the Methow Valley area continued to burn and prompt evacuations. Read story

Spot fires smolder near trees damaged by the Bootleg Fire on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 in Bly, Ore.

Western wildfires grow, but better weather helps crews

Spot fires smolder near trees damaged by the Bootleg Fire on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 in Bly, Ore.

July 22, 2021, 4:12pm Latest News

GARDNERVILLE, Nev. — A Northern California wildfire crossed into Nevada, prompting new evacuations, but better weather has been helping crews battling the nation’s largest blaze in southern Oregon. Read story

Goodwill and other retailers who use plastic bags will need to switch to paper bags or multi-use bags with thicker plastic under a new law that was previously scheduled to take effect Jan. 1.

Washington plastic bag ban put on hold by pandemic is coming Oct. 1

Goodwill and other retailers who use plastic bags will need to switch to paper bags or multi-use bags with thicker plastic under a new law that was previously scheduled to take effect Jan. 1.

July 22, 2021, 1:02pm Latest News

TACOMA — When the state’s ban on single-use plastic bags takes effect Oct. 1, another type of bag will be affected, too. Read story

FILE - In this May 8, 2003, file photo, a northern spotted owl sits on a tree branch in the Deschutes National Forest near Camp Sherman, Ore. Environmental groups have filed a lawsuit seeking to preserve protections for 3.4 million acres of northern spotted owl habitat from the US-Canadian border to northern California. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service removed protections for the old-growth forest in the last days of the Trump administration.

Feds propose reversing reduced protections for northern spotted owl

FILE - In this May 8, 2003, file photo, a northern spotted owl sits on a tree branch in the Deschutes National Forest near Camp Sherman, Ore. Environmental groups have filed a lawsuit seeking to preserve protections for 3.4 million acres of northern spotted owl habitat from the US-Canadian border to northern California. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service removed protections for the old-growth forest in the last days of the Trump administration.

July 22, 2021, 1:01pm Latest News

CENTRALIA — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to reinstate 3.2 million acres of protected habitat for the northern spotted owl, potentially scrapping what was described as a win for Lewis County and the timber industry earlier this year. Read story