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FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2003 file photo, William H. Gates Sr., left, smiles while sitting next to his son, Bill Gates Jr., during the dedication and grand opening of the William H. Gates Hall, new home of the University of Washington School of Law in Seattle. Bill Gates Sr., a lawyer and philanthropist and father of Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, died Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, at age 94.

Bill Gates Sr., civic figure and father of Microsoft co-founder, dies at 94

FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2003 file photo, William H. Gates Sr., left, smiles while sitting next to his son, Bill Gates Jr., during the dedication and grand opening of the William H. Gates Hall, new home of the University of Washington School of Law in Seattle. Bill Gates Sr., a lawyer and philanthropist and father of Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, died Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, at age 94.

September 15, 2020, 5:10pm Latest News

SEATTLE — William Gates Sr., the father of Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, has died at 94, the family said Tuesday. Read story

Poverty rates dipped in Pacific Coast states in 2018, 2019

September 15, 2020, 3:36pm Northwest

PORTLAND — Poverty rates fell more sharply in Pacific Coast states in the two most recent years measured than in the nation as a whole, the Census Bureau reported Tuesday. Read story

Police: Man who tried to rob cab driver shot in struggle

September 15, 2020, 2:47pm Northwest

ALOHA, Ore. — An 18-year-old man was shot after he tried to rob a cab driver in suburban Portland early Tuesday, authorities said. Read story

Man on I-5 in Bellingham reportedly stops car, then crawls in through sunroof

September 15, 2020, 10:42am Northwest

Bellingham — A Lynden woman reportedly had to stop her car on Interstate 5 in Bellingham Friday afternoon to avoid hitting a man in the lanes of traffic, then had him crawl into her car through the sunroof. Read story

Seattle, contractors will be investigated in Pier 58 collapse by state and federal safety inspectors

September 15, 2020, 10:40am Northwest

Seattle — Federal and state workplace safety inspectors have opened investigations into the partial collapse of Seattle’s Pier 58 as demolition crews worked Sunday to remove the city-owned structure also known as Waterfront Park. Read story

Clammers can finally dig for razor clams on Long Beach.

Clam Diggers Rejoice: State sets 39 digging dates starting Wednesday

Clammers can finally dig for razor clams on Long Beach.

September 15, 2020, 10:00am Northwest

Longview — After an extended break from the sandy shores seafood and sustenance enthusiasts are now trying to remember where they left their shovels and guns. Read story

Wildfire smoke from Oregon, western fires spreads east across U.S.

September 15, 2020, 9:59am Northwest

Portland and other West Coast cities remain at the top of the hazardous air quality charts, and now the bad air has spread east. Read story

Alaska Airlines suspends flights to Portland, Spokane

September 15, 2020, 9:58am Latest News

SEATTLE — Alaska Airlines has suspended all flights in and out of Portland until 3 p.m. Tuesday as wildfire smoke inundates the region. It’s also suspending operations in Spokane and canceling some flights in Eugene, Medford, Redmond, Pasco and Walla Walla. Read story

Oregon wildfires on Tuesday: Firefighters make progress; 50 people unaccounted for as blazes continue to burn

September 15, 2020, 9:57am Latest News

PORTALND — Firefighters battling huge wildfires throughout Oregon are making progress thanks to better weather and national resources, but they face challenges in coming days with a forecast for wind and lightning, state officials say. Read story

Pierce County states goal to remove polluting dam

September 15, 2020, 9:56am Northwest

SEATTLE — A Washington county announced its goal to remove the Electron Dam on the Puyallup River located roughly 42 miles southeast of Seattle following the pollution of the river by the dam’s owners. Read story