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Oregon State Police, Capt. Kyle Kennedy, right, speaks to reporters during a news conference at Grants Pass police headquarters on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023, in Grants Pass, Ore. Kennedy, and Grants Pass Police Chief Warren Hensman, left, recounted the series of events in recent days that led to an armed standoff with a suspect in a violent kidnapping in Oregon who died after shooting himself, authorities said. Police now believe he also murdered two people in Sunny Valley, Ore.

Inside the hunt for a serial kidnapper, and a bloody finale

Oregon State Police, Capt. Kyle Kennedy, right, speaks to reporters during a news conference at Grants Pass police headquarters on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023, in Grants Pass, Ore. Kennedy, and Grants Pass Police Chief Warren Hensman, left, recounted the series of events in recent days that led to an armed standoff with a suspect in a violent kidnapping in Oregon who died after shooting himself, authorities said. Police now believe he also murdered two people in Sunny Valley, Ore.

February 3, 2023, 7:23am Latest News

Police in rural southwest Oregon were on high alert: A man with a history of kidnapping and torturing women in two states was on the run in their territory. Read story

Oregon man accused of stalking charged in accuser’s killing

February 2, 2023, 3:11pm Northwest

An Oregon man has been charged with murder in the killing of a man who had accused him of stalking after the defendant allegedly had an affair with the victim’s wife. Read story

Hood River Police respond to an active shooter in Hood River, Ore. on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023.

Oregon shooting suspect surrounded in his house, police say

Hood River Police respond to an active shooter in Hood River, Ore. on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023.

February 2, 2023, 3:10pm Northwest

Gunshots broke out as police responded to a call at a home in the scenic vacation town of Hood River, Oregon, prompting an hourslong lockdown of schools and businesses Thursday. Read story

Hundreds of Portland city workers on strike for better pay

February 2, 2023, 11:52am Latest News

More than 600 city employees in Portland, Oregon, walked off the job on Thursday as they went on strike for better pay. Read story

Free ID cards now available for homeless people in Washington

February 2, 2023, 11:35am Latest News

Starting this year, the Washington Department of Licensing will offer a one-time original or renewed state ID card at no cost for those who are homeless and expected to live in Washington. Read story

The Capitol in Olympia.

Washington low-income tax credit, established in 2008, available for first time

The Capitol in Olympia.

February 2, 2023, 8:56am Latest News

Up to $1,200 is now available for hundreds of thousands of low-income working Washington families, thanks to a 2008 law that — 15 years later — is finally funded for the first time. Read story

Expired tab? Bill in Washington Legislature would prevent police from pulling you over

February 2, 2023, 8:50am Northwest

Traffic stops for a broken taillight or expired tabs would be a thing of the past under a proposal in the Washington Legislature. Read story

Lawsuit against Idaho’s transgender athletes ban can move forward, judges say

February 2, 2023, 8:48am Northwest

A federal appeals court ruled that a Boise State University student’s lawsuit against Idaho’s transgender athlete ban can move forward. Read story

Murder charge dropped in death of woman left outside in frigid cold for hours

February 2, 2023, 7:46am Northwest

Murder charges have been dropped against a Pasco man accused of letting a woman die in the cold instead of calling an ambulance. Read story

Oregon State Police, Capt. Kyle Kennedy, right, speaks to reporters during a news conference at Grants Pass police headquarters on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023, in Grants Pass, Ore. Kennedy, and Grants Pass Police Chief Warren Hensman, left, recounted the series of events in recent days that led to an armed standoff with a suspect in a violent kidnapping in Oregon who died after shooting himself, authorities said. Police now believe he also murdered two people in Sunny Valley, Ore.

Kidnapper leaves bloody trail in Oregon, hides under house

Oregon State Police, Capt. Kyle Kennedy, right, speaks to reporters during a news conference at Grants Pass police headquarters on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023, in Grants Pass, Ore. Kennedy, and Grants Pass Police Chief Warren Hensman, left, recounted the series of events in recent days that led to an armed standoff with a suspect in a violent kidnapping in Oregon who died after shooting himself, authorities said. Police now believe he also murdered two people in Sunny Valley, Ore.

February 2, 2023, 7:46am Latest News

Police converged in force on the tiny, unincorporated community of Wolf Creek in southwest Oregon the night of Jan. 26 as they hunted for a suspect who was wanted for kidnapping and torturing a woman nearly to death — and who had previously been convicted of a similar crime in… Read story