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Stimulus payments will increase tax bill for nearly 900,000 Oregonians – lawmakers consider a fix

February 25, 2021, 7:59am Business

Last year’s federal stimulus payments will generate $112 million in additional Oregon taxes because of a quirk in state tax law. Read story

Man ID’d as suspect through DNA analysis indicted in attack

February 25, 2021, 7:59am Northwest

PORTLAND — A man has been indicted on charges related to the attack and kidnapping of a person in downtown Portland, Oregon, after the man was identified as the suspect by DNA analysis, prosecutors said. Read story

Washington State Patrol employee arrested on investigation of attempted child rape

February 25, 2021, 7:59am Northwest

A 27-year-old Washington State Patrol employee was arrested Tuesday night on investigation of attempted child rape, after showing up at a Kirkland hotel room where he expected to find two children but was instead met by a SWAT team, according to Seattle police. Read story

Police recommend charges in frat alcohol poisoning death

February 25, 2021, 7:58am Latest News

PULLMAN — Pullman police are recommending misdemeanor charges for seven fraternity members involved in the heavy drinking that led to a 19-year-old Washington State University student’s death by alcohol poisoning. Read story

Police find 5-year-old girl believed to have been kidnapped from Renton Safeway

February 25, 2021, 7:57am Northwest

Police have canceled an Amber Alert for a 5-year-old girl who they said had been kidnapped when a car was stolen from a parking lot near a Renton Safeway Wednesday afternoon. Read story

Yakima police respond to 2 drive-by shootings

February 25, 2021, 7:53am Northwest

YAKIMA — Yakima police dealt with two drive-by shootings Wednesday, arresting four suspects in one of the cases. Read story

Court blocks release of records about Seattle cops in D.C. on Jan. 6

February 24, 2021, 9:02pm Northwest

SEATTLE -- A court commissioner granted an emergency order Wednesday temporarily stopping the City of Seattle from disclosing records that would have identified six Seattle police officers who attended the pro-Trump rally in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6 before the deadly siege on the U.S. Capitol. Read story

Forecast: Oregon economists predict $571 million ‘kicker’ tax rebate

February 24, 2021, 6:34pm Northwest

Oregon taxpayers are on track to get a “kicker” tax rebate worth a combined $570.5 million next year, state economists told lawmakers in the latest quarterly forecast on Wednesday. Read story

Hundreds of Idaho wolves could be killed under new legislation

February 24, 2021, 6:34pm Northwest

BOISE, Idaho — State lawmakers have introduced a bill that aims to cut Idaho’s wolf population by two-thirds and remove most hunting regulations for the animals in much of the state. Read story

Senate OKs measure creating state Office of Cybersecurity

February 24, 2021, 4:49pm Northwest

OLYMPIA (AP) — In response to a security breach that exposed personal information from around 1.6 million unemployment claims filed last year, the Washington Senate has unanimously passed a measure that creates a state Office of Cybersecurity. Read story