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Magnitude 6.5 earthquake strikes in Idaho

March 31, 2020, 5:58pm Latest News

BOISE, Idaho — A large earthquake struck north of Boise, Idaho, Tuesday evening, with people across a large area reporting shaking. Read story

Washington’s snowpack 104 percent of normal

March 31, 2020, 4:30pm Newsletter

YAKIMA — Irrigation water has begun flowing at lower Yakima Valley farms, and there should be plenty through the growing season because of better than normal snowpack in the Cascade Range. Read story

Oregon schools to start distance learning on April 13

March 31, 2020, 1:46pm Northwest

SALEM, Ore. — Facing an expected closure through the end of the academic year, schools across Oregon have been told to begin distance learning on April 13. Some schools are already handing out smart tablets and Wi-Fi devices to students. Read story

For people in addiction recovery, the isolation of COVID-19 threatens hard-won healing

March 31, 2020, 12:32pm Health

For 20 years, Tony Radovich has gone to meetings. He’s gone to meetings in church basements with socializing over cigarettes, and to meetings in recovery clubhouses with hugs and homemade cookies. Sometimes, meetings have been held on mountains or around bonfires at the beach. Read story

Washington AG warns against virus-related price gouging

March 31, 2020, 12:05pm Latest News

SEATTLE — Washington’s attorney general is warning Amazon sellers who hike prices on virus-related products such as hand sanitizer and face masks that he could sue them. Read story

Pence and Inslee talk, despite Trump’s suggestion

March 31, 2020, 12:03pm Latest News

OLYMPIA – Mike Pence talked with Washington Gov. Jay Inslee by phone Monday, despite the suggestion by President Donald Trump last week that the vice president stop calling. Read story

Providence launches clinical trial of antiviral drug that could help treat coronavirus

March 31, 2020, 9:19am Health

PORTLAND — One Oregon hospital system has started offering coronavirus patients an antiviral drug, as part of a clinical trial that doctors hope can help treat coronavirus. Read story

Oregonians with coronavirus: Yamhill County veteran, 95, battled COVID-19 and won

March 31, 2020, 9:12am Northwest

PORTLAND — Bill Kelly lived through the Great Depression. Read story

Man accused of abusing dog that had recently had puppies

March 31, 2020, 9:09am Northwest

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A 29-year-old Springfield man is accused of abusing a dog that had recently had puppies. Read story

Mail call at vets home: Messages of support flood Lebanon facility hit hard by COVID-19

March 31, 2020, 9:08am Northwest

LEBANON — In a video sent over the weekend to the Edward C. Allworth Veterans' Home, a youngster named Charlie holds up a hand-drawn poster bearing a brightly colored rainbow and clouds. Read story