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Eugene to ban more single-use plastic items

December 3, 2019, 10:24am Northwest

Eugene, Ore. — At month’s end, residents no longer will be able to takeaway a Styrofoam container in a plastic bag from their favorite restaurants. Read story

Drunk driver who killed woman, 4 children, gets 34 years

December 3, 2019, 10:23am Northwest

SALEM, Ore. — A man convicted of driving drunk and causing the crash that killed five family members near Salem was sentenced to 34 years in prison. Read story

Yakima County hepatitis A outbreak at 18 cases and expected to grow

December 3, 2019, 10:23am Northwest

Yakima County has 18 confirmed cases of hepatitis A, a number that likely will increase in the weeks and months ahead. Read story

New crab pot could help reduce whale entanglements off Oregon Coast

December 3, 2019, 10:22am Northwest

SALEM — Oregon’s Dungeness crab season is coming up, but there’s a problem looming over this fishery. Read story

Washington AG asks court to let car-tab cuts happen

December 3, 2019, 9:49am Latest News

SEATTLE — The Washington State Attorney General's Office is asking the state Supreme Court to allow voter-approved car-tab tax cuts to take effect this week, despite a lower-court ruling putting the cuts on hold. Read story

Cameras to augment town’s police

December 2, 2019, 8:55pm Northwest

A small Southern Oregon town plans to beef up its diminished police presence by installing a number of security cameras that a group of vigilant volunteers will monitor. Read story

Seattle celebrates hometown hero Jimi Hendrix

December 2, 2019, 8:23pm Northwest

SEATTLE — Jimi Hendrix would have been 77 years old on Nov. 27, 2019. Born at Seattle’s Harborview hospital, he is remembered by many as the greatest electric guitarist of all time. The Seattle Times has published many stories covering Hendrix’s continuing influence on music and his lasting status as a hometown hero. Here are some of them: Read story

Conviction overturned in death of Oregon teen

December 2, 2019, 8:10pm Northwest

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon State Police failed to reveal DNA evidence that could have exonerated a man who has spent nine years in prison for the killing of his girlfriend, a judge ruled in overturning the conviction. Read story

Hanford boosts contaminated groundwater cleanup to protect the Columbia River

December 2, 2019, 8:07pm Northwest

The Hanford nuclear reservation is expanding its capacity to clean chemical and radioactive contamination from the groundwater. Read story

Spokane City Council to consider land deal with Catholic Charities

December 2, 2019, 8:05pm Northwest

The first of two remaining hurdles to Catholic Charities’ latest housing project was to be decided Monday. Read story