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Court invalidates governor’s transportation budget vetoes

July 1, 2020, 2:48pm Northwest

OLYMPIA -- A judge has ruled that Washington Gov. Jay Inslee overstepped his authority with a series of one-sentence vetoes in last year's transportation budget. Read story

Officials: Oregon could reach 900 new COVID-19 cases a day

July 1, 2020, 1:20pm Northwest

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon had a record 281 new confirmed coronavirus cases Wednesday, but officials predict that the increase may become much steeper during the next month - potentially reaching 900 new cases per day. Read story

Despite pushback, July 4 Longview event organizer will go on lake

July 1, 2020, 1:14pm Northwest

LONGVIEW — After a brief but peaceful conflict between “We the People” organizers and city employees Wednesday morning at Lake Sacajawea, event promoter Larry Wood plans to force the issue and drive into the park at 5 p.m. this evening to begin setting up for the unsanctioned Independence Day weekend event. Read story

Seattle cops dismantle ‘occupied’ zone, arrest more than 30

July 1, 2020, 12:24pm Latest News

SEATTLE  — Seattle police showed up in force early Wednesday at the city's “occupied” protest zone, tore down demonstrators' tents and used bicycles to herd the protesters after the mayor ordered the area cleared following two fatal shootings in less than two weeks. Read story

Portland police declare riot, use tear gas

July 1, 2020, 9:41am Northwest

PORTLAND — Police declared a riot, made multiple arrests and used tear gas to disperse protesters in Portland, Oregon, as unruly demonstrations continue in the city. Read story

Coyote Ridge Corrections Center reports 220 confirmed COVID-19 cases

July 1, 2020, 9:38am Latest News

TRI-CITIES — About 220 officers and inmates at a Washington state prison have tested positive for COVID-19, nearly doubling since restricting movement in its medium-security unit last month. Read story

Washington begins trapping for Asian giant hornets

July 1, 2020, 8:46am Northwest

BELLINGHAM — About 600 traps to catch invasive Asian giant hornets are being placed in Northwestern Washington’s Whatcom County by the Washington State Department of Agriculture, more than doubling the number already set out by citizens. Read story

Attorney General Bob Ferguson calls for Washington law to track, report police use of deadly force

July 1, 2020, 8:41am Latest News

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson on Tuesday recommended the state Legislature fortify police accountability laws by requiring law enforcement agencies to collect detailed information about use of deadly force and share it publicly. Read story

As city leaders eye police reform, state legislators could also take action

July 1, 2020, 8:20am Northwest

In their quest for police reform, elected officials in the city of Spokane may lean on their counterparts in the state Legislature for help. Read story

Idaho law banning handheld devices while driving takes effect

July 1, 2020, 8:20am Northwest

A new law prohibiting the use of handheld devices while driving takes effect in Idaho tomorrow. Read story