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As GOP support for Biden transition grows, Northwest Republicans continue to back Trump lawsuits

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November 25, 2020, 8:59am Clark County Politics

WASHINGTON — With President-elect Joe Biden's transition officially underway on Tuesday, Republican lawmakers from Washington and Idaho mostly kept quiet or reiterated their support for President Trump's effort to overturn the election results while a growing number of their GOP colleagues walked away from the Trump campaign's faltering legal challenges. Read story

The B Reactor at Hanford nuclear site in Washington.

New investigative report documents fires, violations at company treating Hanford wastes

The B Reactor at Hanford nuclear site in Washington.

November 25, 2020, 8:15am Northwest

RICHLAND — In May 2019, workers at the Perma-Fix Northwest plant pulled a hunk of radioactive waste from a powerful kiln heated to 2,100 degrees Fahrenheit — hot enough to ensconce the material in glass for eventual burial. Read story

Judge denies Oregon restaurants’ lawsuit over COVID-19 restrictions

November 25, 2020, 8:09am Northwest

PORTLAND — A federal judge has rejected an effort from Oregon restaurants to stop the most recent COVID-19-related restrictions imposed by Gov. Kate Brown. Read story

Worried about COVID-19, long-term care facilities discourage residents from leaving for Thanksgiving

November 25, 2020, 8:08am Health

Thanksgiving at senior facilities will have features that reflect the changes required because of the COVID-19 pandemic: catered dinners brought directly to a residents’ units, heated and ventilated outdoor tents for visits, a “pie on wheels” drive-by event for family members and health care workers to pick up dessert. Read story

Kindergartner Evalynn Pratt, 5, secures her face mask while waiting for her classmates to arrive on the bus at Sifton Elementary School in September.

Washington officials are considering loosening guidelines to reopen schools

Kindergartner Evalynn Pratt, 5, secures her face mask while waiting for her classmates to arrive on the bus at Sifton Elementary School in September.

November 25, 2020, 8:07am Editor's Choice

Washington state health officials are considering changing the disease metrics that guide school district reopening decisions during the pandemic. If adopted, up to half the state’s 300 school districts would meet the benchmark to start educating their youngest learners in person at least part time. Read story

Snohomish deputy charged with rape of teen

November 25, 2020, 8:05am Northwest

ARLINGTON — A Snohomish County sheriff’s deputy is accused of rape involving a teenage girl he met online. Read story

Tri-Cities COVID cases linked to superspreader wedding in Ritzville

November 25, 2020, 8:05am Northwest

KENNEWICK — The Tri-Cities area has had at least four COVID-19 cases directly linked to a Ritzville wedding that turned into a superspreader event, say health offiials. Read story

Steelhead farm proposal appealed to state Supreme Court

November 25, 2020, 8:04am Northwest

MOUNT VERNON — Environmental groups are taking their fight against Cooke Aquaculture’s proposal to transition from farming Atlantic salmon to steelhead to the state Supreme Court. Read story

Visitors hike down the trail to Cleetwood Cove at Crater Lake National Park in 2018.

Summer at Crater Lake: Record crowds, staff shortage

Visitors hike down the trail to Cleetwood Cove at Crater Lake National Park in 2018.

November 25, 2020, 6:03am Northwest

If you decided to escape to Crater Lake National Park this summer, you certainly weren’t alone. Read story

Oregon health officials warn of consequences of Thanksgiving

November 24, 2020, 7:53pm Health

Health officials in the Portland area issued a final plea Tuesday to Oregonians, asking them to celebrate Thanksgiving responsibly — at home and with no more than six people. Read story