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Man killed in N.E. Portland shooting, police say

May 13, 2021, 8:01am Northwest

PORTLAND — A man was shot and killed Wednesday in Portland’s Parkrose neighborhood, marking the latest fatality in an ongoing spate of gun violence. Read story

Engine fire in state ferry Wenatchee will reduce capacity across Puget Sound

May 13, 2021, 7:57am Northwest

SEATTLE — People traveling across Puget Sound can expect delays this summer, because last month’s fire aboard the ferry Wenatchee has forced the state to use smaller vessels than normal on several routes. Read story

Appeals court overturns conviction in killing of woman in Oregon

May 13, 2021, 7:57am Northwest

PORTLAND — The Oregon Court of Appeals has overturned the 2017 murder conviction of a teen who fatally stabbed a woman as she hung flyers near an apartment complex. Read story

Lawsuit seeking wildfire damages from PacifiCorp can move forward, judge rules

May 13, 2021, 7:47am Latest News

PORTLAND — Plaintiffs in a lawsuit looking to hold PacifiCorp responsible for Labor Day wildfire damages scored a victory this week as a Multnomah County judge denied the utility’s motions to transfer the case, strike its class action allegations and dismiss several of the underlying claims. Read story

In this photo taken July 11, 2016, a sign warns of radioactive material stored underground on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation near Richland, Wash. The U.S. Energy Department"EYs top official at Washington state"EYs severely contaminated  nuclear reservation says future accidental nuclear radiation releases are likely because of aging site infrastructure and inadequate cleanup funding.  Hundreds were evacuated May 9, 2017 when the roof of a 1950s rail tunnel storing a lethal mix of waste from plutonium production collapsed. Tests show no radiation was released. (AP Photo/Ted S.

New deadline would delay sending plutonium-contaminated waste off Hanford for 20 years

In this photo taken July 11, 2016, a sign warns of radioactive material stored underground on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation near Richland, Wash. The U.S. Energy Department"EYs top official at Washington state"EYs severely contaminated  nuclear reservation says future accidental nuclear radiation releases are likely because of aging site infrastructure and inadequate cleanup funding.  Hundreds were evacuated May 9, 2017 when the roof of a 1950s rail tunnel storing a lethal mix of waste from plutonium production collapsed. Tests show no radiation was released. (AP Photo/Ted S.

May 13, 2021, 7:47am Latest News

RICHLAND — The deadline to ship waste contaminated with plutonium off the Hanford site for disposal could be extended by 20 years under a proposal by the Department of Energy and its regulators. Read story

Gov. Brown decides against closing minimum security prison

May 13, 2021, 7:46am Northwest

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A minimum security state prison in southern Oregon that was slated to close in 2022 will remain open. Read story

Man shot near Silver Lake after becoming aggressive

May 13, 2021, 7:45am Northwest

EVERETT — A man walking his dog near Silver Lake in Everett was fatally shot by a bystander after acting aggressively toward other people on the sidewalk, according to police. Read story

Man dies in Spanaway after shooting at deputy who fired back

May 13, 2021, 7:45am Northwest

SPANAWAY — A man died in Spanaway Wednesday after shooting at a Pierce County sheriff’s deputy who fired back at him, authorities said. Read story

FILE - This Jan. 24, 2021, file photo shows a vial of the Pfizer vaccine for COVID-19 in Seattle. U.S. regulators on Monday, May 10, 2021, expanded use of Pfizer's shot to those as young as 12, sparking a race to protect middle and high school students before they head back to class in the fall. (AP Photo/Ted S.

When can 12- to 15-year-olds get Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine in Washington?

FILE - This Jan. 24, 2021, file photo shows a vial of the Pfizer vaccine for COVID-19 in Seattle. U.S. regulators on Monday, May 10, 2021, expanded use of Pfizer's shot to those as young as 12, sparking a race to protect middle and high school students before they head back to class in the fall. (AP Photo/Ted S.

May 13, 2021, 7:45am Health

Young Washingtonians forced to live portions of their formative years in front of computer screens rather than in school hallways could soon have license to new freedoms. Read story

Oregon starts COVID-19 vaccinations for ages 12 to 15

May 13, 2021, 7:45am Northwest

COVID-19 vaccinations will begin Thursday in Oregon for youth age 12 to 15, after the Oregon Health Authority granted final approval late Wednesday. Read story