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Now entering a Purple Heart State

May 14, 2022, 8:22pm Northwest

Signs referencing Washington’s status as a Purple Heart State will be going up soon around the state, according to a spokesperson for the Washington State Department of Transportation. Read story

Abortion rights supporters demonstrate in Seattle

May 14, 2022, 5:36pm Latest News

Several thousand people flooded Seattle's Cal Anderson Park on Saturday, carrying signs reading "Abortion is health care" and "Hands off my uterus," part of rallies nationwide in defense of abortion rights. Read story

Human remains found in missing Oregon man’s submerged car

May 14, 2022, 3:08pm Northwest

Nearly a year after the former mayor of Cornelius, Ore., went missing, authorities say the man's car has been found at the bottom of a river with human remains inside. Read story

Escapee from Oregon federal prison arrested in Nevada

May 14, 2022, 1:56pm Latest News

A 38-year-old fugitive who escaped an Oregon federal prison camp in April has been captured in Nevada, according to U.S. Marshals. Read story

FILE - Masked protesters by an occupied home speak with a neighborhood resident opposed to their encampment and demonstration in Portland, Ore., on Dec. 9, 2020. Growing discontent over homelessness, crime and protests in Portland is driving interest in a pair of congressional primaries in the state.

Portland unrest drives interest in 2 congressional primaries

FILE - Masked protesters by an occupied home speak with a neighborhood resident opposed to their encampment and demonstration in Portland, Ore., on Dec. 9, 2020. Growing discontent over homelessness, crime and protests in Portland is driving interest in a pair of congressional primaries in the state.

May 14, 2022, 6:02am Latest News

Growing discontent over homelessness and crime in Portland is driving interest in a pair of Oregon congressional primaries, one featuring a vulnerable incumbent endorsed by President Joe Biden and the other involving a candidate bankrolled by cryptocurrency. Read story

Project to collect DNA samples from sex offenders done

May 13, 2022, 8:03pm Latest News

In an announcement on Tuesday, Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced the completion of one phase of his office’s “lawfully owed DNA project,” an effort to collect DNA samples from registered sex offenders from whom a required DNA sample had never been collected. Read story

Judge tosses COVID-19 vaccine objections of Hanford workers

May 13, 2022, 5:10pm Northwest

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by several hundred Hanford nuclear reservation and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory workers in Richland, Washington, over COVID-19 vaccine requirements. Read story

More bird flu cases confirmed in Washington

May 13, 2022, 4:47pm Northwest

Additional cases of bird flu have been confirmed with the most recent in Whatcom and Okanogan counties, Washington state agricultural officials said Friday. Read story

House Speaker Tina Kotek, left, House Republican Leader Christine Drazan, center, and House Majority Leader Barbara Smith Warner appear before reporters during an Associated Press forum before the start of the 2020 legislative session.

GOP hopes to end 35-year Oregon gubernatorial losing streak

House Speaker Tina Kotek, left, House Republican Leader Christine Drazan, center, and House Majority Leader Barbara Smith Warner appear before reporters during an Associated Press forum before the start of the 2020 legislative session.

May 13, 2022, 1:32pm Latest News

It’s been 35 years since there was a GOP governor in Oregon, but political experts say this year the party has a rare opportunity to possibly win the state’s highest elected position. Read story

Joint repairs will block I-5 lanes in Seattle this weekend — if weather cooperates

May 13, 2022, 7:31am Northwest

Construction crews will try again this weekend to begin expansion-joint replacements on southbound Interstate 5 through Sodo, after being rained out a week ago. Read story