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Victim ID’d in Northeast Portland homicide

February 27, 2021, 8:06pm Northwest

Portland police have identified the person who was killed in Northeast Portland Thursday night, in a shooting that also left two others hospitalized. Read story

11-month-old Nora the polar bear dives into her pool at the Oregon Zoo.

Oregon Zoo’s upgraded exhibit ready for polar bear

11-month-old Nora the polar bear dives into her pool at the Oregon Zoo.

February 27, 2021, 5:46pm Northwest

When Nora, the fan-favorite polar bear who departed the Oregon Zoo in 2017, returns to Portland next month, she’ll come back to a very different space than she left. Read story

Joey Gibson, leader of Patriot Prayer, a right-wing extremist group based in Vancouver, Wash., speaks during a protest rally, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash., against the counting of electoral votes in Washington, DC, affirming President-elect Joe Biden's victory. Several hundred people supporting President Donald Trump rallied at the Capitol Wednesday. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Federal judge refuses to intervene in riot case against Patriot Prayer leader Joey Gibson, supporter

Joey Gibson, leader of Patriot Prayer, a right-wing extremist group based in Vancouver, Wash., speaks during a protest rally, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash., against the counting of electoral votes in Washington, DC, affirming President-elect Joe Biden's victory. Several hundred people supporting President Donald Trump rallied at the Capitol Wednesday. (AP Photo/Ted S.

February 27, 2021, 12:52pm Latest News

A federal judge on Friday dismissed the lawsuit filed by Patriot Prayer leader Joey Gibson and a supporter that challenged Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt’s pursuit of riot charges against them. Read story

FILE - In this May 28, 2020 file photo a woman enters the Oregon Department of Justice building in Salem, Ore. The Oregon Supreme Court, ruling in a murder case, has upheld that a defendant may be acquitted by a nonunanimous verdict. This comes months after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that guilty verdicts must be unanimous. Oregon is the only state that allows split jury verdicts -- but only for not guilty verdicts.

Oregon high court affirms juries can acquit in split votes

FILE - In this May 28, 2020 file photo a woman enters the Oregon Department of Justice building in Salem, Ore. The Oregon Supreme Court, ruling in a murder case, has upheld that a defendant may be acquitted by a nonunanimous verdict. This comes months after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that guilty verdicts must be unanimous. Oregon is the only state that allows split jury verdicts -- but only for not guilty verdicts.

February 27, 2021, 12:04pm Northwest

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Supreme Court, ruling before the start of a murder case, has upheld that a defendant can be acquitted by a nonunanimous verdict, months after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that guilty verdicts must be unanimous. Read story

All Oregonians eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine by July 1

February 26, 2021, 8:11pm Northwest

PORTLAND — All Oregonians who are 16 and older will be eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccinations no later than July 1, Gov. Kate Brown announced Friday. Read story

Washington Senate approves police accountability bill

February 26, 2021, 5:57pm Northwest

OLYMPIA — A contentious bill that passed the state Senate late Thursday could transform Washington’s police oversight agency from an anemic watchdog into a formidable instrument for police accountability. Read story

Oregonians age 45 and older with underlying conditions can get COVID vaccine March 29 — general population by July 1

February 26, 2021, 8:32am Northwest

State leaders will announce Friday that the next wave of Oregonians to start receiving COVID-19 vaccinations after seniors will be residents ages 45 and older who have underlying medical conditions, including cancer, Type 2 diabetes and severe obesity – but not smokers. Read story

Selah pays $45K to settle lawsuit over open meetings

February 26, 2021, 7:36am Northwest

SELAH — Selah will settle two lawsuits alleging the city violated open-government laws in connection with a chalk-art controversy. Read story

This undated photo shows the Scandies Rose vessel in Seattle. The search for five crew members of the Scandies Rose in Alaska has been suspended, the U.S.

Expert testimony on deadly Scandies Rose sinking forces new look at safety rules for crab boats

This undated photo shows the Scandies Rose vessel in Seattle. The search for five crew members of the Scandies Rose in Alaska has been suspended, the U.S.

February 26, 2021, 7:34am Business

Three Washington state naval architects this week laid out a damning critique of flaws in a federal rule that guides the loading of crab boats amid dangerous, icy conditions off Alaska. Read story

Relatives, community leaders call for justice for man who died in Tacoma police custody

February 26, 2021, 7:32am Northwest

TACOMA — March 3 marks one year since Tacoma resident Manual Ellis died while in the custody of Tacoma police officers, and his family and supporters are not letting it pass without a public march and call for justice. Read story