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Longtime state legislator Lois Stratton dies at 93

September 16, 2020, 7:17pm Northwest

SPOKANE — Former Washington state legislator Lois Stratton wasn’t scared to cross party lines and show off her independent streak if that meant representing her constituents. Read story

Joanne Washburn, WSU pioneer in women’s college sports, has died in Pullman

September 16, 2020, 2:58pm Northwest

PULLMAN -- Pioneering sports administrator Joanne Washburn, who spent 39 years at Washington State University and was involved in a landmark lawsuit to bring equality to women's sports, has died at the age of 83. Read story

Washington farms given masks for workers to combat smoke

September 16, 2020, 10:56am Northwest

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. — The Skagit County Department of Emergency Management in northwest Washington state has provided about 2,000 N95 masks to protect agricultural workers amid the widespread wildfires, officials said. Read story

FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2020, file photo, firefighters monitor a controlled burn along Nacimiento-Fergusson Road to help contain the Dolan Fire near Big Sur, Calif. This year's fires have taxed the human, mechanical and financial resources of the nation's wildfire fighting forces to a degree that few past blazes did. And half of the fire season is yet to come.

Wildfire resources run thin: ‘Nothing left in the bucket’

FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2020, file photo, firefighters monitor a controlled burn along Nacimiento-Fergusson Road to help contain the Dolan Fire near Big Sur, Calif. This year's fires have taxed the human, mechanical and financial resources of the nation's wildfire fighting forces to a degree that few past blazes did. And half of the fire season is yet to come.

September 16, 2020, 10:14am Northwest

Justin Silvera came off the fire lines in Northern California after a grueling 36 straight days battling wildfires and evacuating residents ahead of the flames. Before that, he and his crew had worked for 20 days, followed by a three-day break. Read story

Inslee and Culp agree to televised gubernatorial debate Oct. 7

September 16, 2020, 10:13am Election

SEATTLE — After some disagreement over terms, Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee and his Republican challenger Loren Culp have agreed to a televised debate on Oct. 7. Read story

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Washington surpasses 2,000 COVID deaths

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September 16, 2020, 9:46am Health

Spokane — While COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths in Washington are declining overall, the state recently passed a new marker for deaths from the virus. Read story

COVID-19 testing in Seattle homeless shelters highlights risks of communal conditions

September 16, 2020, 9:43am Northwest

SEATTLE — Border detention facilities, prisons and refugee camps have something in common with communal homeless shelters, University of Washington School of Medicine researchers say. Read story

32-count indictment returned against man accused of arson, criminal mischief in fire set in Southern Oregon

September 16, 2020, 9:43am Northwest

PORTLAND — A 41-year-old man accused of lighting a fire near railroad tracks behind a home in Phoenix last week has been indicted on 32 criminal charges, including two counts of arson. Read story

Seattle police arrest 11 people, use pepper spray in downtown protest

September 16, 2020, 9:42am Northwest

Seattle — Seattle police arrested 11 people Tuesday afternoon after they allegedly committed property damage during an anti-police rally near the Space Needle, authorities said. Read story

Zoe Flanagan walks her dogs amid dense smoke from wildfires in Portland, Ore., on Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. Wildfires across the U.S. West have created hazardous air quality in Portland and other West Coast cities.

West Coast chokes on wildfire smoke, indoors and out

Zoe Flanagan walks her dogs amid dense smoke from wildfires in Portland, Ore., on Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. Wildfires across the U.S. West have created hazardous air quality in Portland and other West Coast cities.

September 15, 2020, 8:00pm Northwest

PORTLAND — Dangerously dirty air spewing from the West Coast wildfires is seeping into homes and businesses, sneaking into cars through air conditioning vents and preventing people already shut away by the coronavirus pandemic from enjoying a walk or trip to the park. Read story