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Olympic weightlifter who sexually abused girl sentenced

January 16, 2020, 8:48am Northwest

EVERETT — A four-time Olympic weightlifter from Micronesia must serve 20 months in prison for sexually abusing a girl in Everett. Read story

Crab fishermen survive harrowing capsize off Oregon coast

January 16, 2020, 6:00am Northwest

PORTLAND — Three men were in good condition early Wednesday after being cut from inside the hull of a capsized crab boat off the Oregon coast. Their harrowing rescue was caught on video the night before. Read story

Senate OKs single-use plastic bags ban

January 15, 2020, 8:21pm Northwest

OLYMPIA — The Washington Senate has once again approved a measure to ban single-use plastic bags. Read story

Pacific seabird die-off tied to heat wave

January 15, 2020, 8:04pm Northwest

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Common murres look like skinny penguins but fly like F-15 fighter jets. Read story

Probe says skiers triggered Idaho avalanche

January 15, 2020, 7:54pm Northwest

KELLOGG, Idaho — An avalanche at an Idaho ski resort that killed three people last week was triggered by skiers, despite the efforts of the ski patrol to mitigate the danger, according to a preliminary investigation. Read story

Snowstorms boost anemic Oregon, Washington snowpacks

January 15, 2020, 7:50pm Northwest

SALEM, Ore. — Widespread snowstorms have boosted the Pacific Northwest’s previously anemic snow pack to almost normal levels statewide in just two weeks. Read story

Lawyers: Prosecutors scuttled Bundy case

January 15, 2020, 7:27pm Northwest

LAS VEGAS — Prosecutors deliberately scuttled the 2017 trial of a Nevada rancher and several others involving an armed standoff against U.S. officials, so the government shouldn’t be allowed to revive the case, an attorney told an appeals court set to hear arguments in coming weeks. Read story

Officials want docks, fences removed for Seattle-area trail

January 15, 2020, 6:29pm Northwest

SEATTLE — Officials want the owners of about 150 properties along a Washington lake to remove docks, boat lifts, decks, driveways, fences, landscaping and other amenities that stand in the way of completing a long-anticipated paved trail through the area. Read story

Transgender, nonbinary students in Longview will be helped by new policy

January 15, 2020, 1:30pm Northwest

LONGVIEW — Transgender and nonbinary students may soon have more opportunities to express their gender in the Longview School District, including the option to choose what name they want communicated home and how they dress. Read story

Armed security guard allegedly points loaded gun at Whatcom co-worker while on duty

January 15, 2020, 12:30pm Northwest

BELLINGHAM — A Whatcom County armed security guard supervisor reportedly pointed a loaded gun at a co-worker through the windshield of a company vehicle and made a threat while the two were on duty New Year’s Eve. Read story