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Oregon announces vaccination targets

May 12, 2021, 6:53pm Northwest

PORTLAND — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown on Tuesday announced statewide and county COVID-19 vaccination targets, with the hope of reopening the state’s economy. Read story

Tugboats help the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy icebreaker into her homeport of Seattle in November 2018 as a Washington state ferry passes in the background following a four-month deployment to the Arctic Ocean.

Coast Guard looks to expand Seattle base

Tugboats help the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy icebreaker into her homeport of Seattle in November 2018 as a Washington state ferry passes in the background following a four-month deployment to the Arctic Ocean.

May 12, 2021, 5:55pm Northwest

SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard is proposing a renovation and expansion of its Seattle waterfront base that during the next decade will be home to three new icebreakers, and probably other vessels. Read story

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks Wednesday, May 12, 2021, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash., before signing a bill into law that prohibits openly carrying guns and other weapons at the state Capitol and protests statewide. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Open carry of weapons now prohibited at rallies, Capitol

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks Wednesday, May 12, 2021, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash., before signing a bill into law that prohibits openly carrying guns and other weapons at the state Capitol and protests statewide. (AP Photo/Ted S.

May 12, 2021, 4:52pm Northwest

OLYMPIA — Openly carrying guns and other weapons are now prohibited at the Washington state Capitol and public protests statewide, under a measure signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Jay Inslee. Read story

Kindergartner Emily Christel, foreground, joins classmates during in-person learning at Eisenhower Elementary School on Monday, the first day of expanded in-person instruction at Clark County's second-largest district.

State asks K-12 schools to plan for return to full-time, in-person in the fall

Kindergartner Emily Christel, foreground, joins classmates during in-person learning at Eisenhower Elementary School on Monday, the first day of expanded in-person instruction at Clark County's second-largest district.

May 12, 2021, 2:09pm Latest News

The Washington State Department of Health is asking public and private K-12 schools in the state to plan for a full-time return to in-person learning for the next school year, public health officials said during a COVID-19 briefing Wednesday. Read story

Colleen Gregoire of Bellevue talks to teens about the dangers of drugs after losing her son, Bobby, to an overdose last fall. The 20-year-old bought what he thought was Percocet and died after taking a pill that contained fentanyl. There were more fatal drug overdoses in Washington in 2020 than in any year in at least the past decade. (Ellen M.

Fatal drug overdoses surged in Washington last year

Colleen Gregoire of Bellevue talks to teens about the dangers of drugs after losing her son, Bobby, to an overdose last fall. The 20-year-old bought what he thought was Percocet and died after taking a pill that contained fentanyl. There were more fatal drug overdoses in Washington in 2020 than in any year in at least the past decade. (Ellen M.

May 12, 2021, 8:46am Health

SEATTLE — More Washington residents died of drug overdoses in 2020 than any other year in at least the last decade, as people, struggling with the social isolation and loss of routine stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic turned to substances more often, according to preliminary data from the state Department… Read story

Coast Guard could triple base size on Seattle waterfront as U.S. ramps up Arctic presence

May 12, 2021, 8:00am Latest News

The U.S. Coast Guard is proposing a renovation and expansion of its Seattle waterfront base that during the next decade will be home to three new icebreakers, and probably other vessels. Read story

Ex-cop pleads guilty to theft, other charges, gets treatment

May 12, 2021, 7:55am Northwest

BREMERTON — A former Bremerton police detective caught on camera stealing cash during a search of a suspected drug dealer’s house pleaded guilty to theft and other charges and was sentenced to inpatient drug treatment. Read story

1 killed in fire at Seattle senior housing facility

May 12, 2021, 7:51am Northwest

SEATTLE — A person died in a fire at a senior housing building in Seattle’s Lower Queen Anne neighborhood, fire officials said. Read story

Yakima man sentenced to 20 years for fatally stabbing man

May 12, 2021, 7:51am Northwest

YAKIMA — A 21-year-old Yakima man has been sentenced to 20 years in state prison for an April 2020 stabbing death. Read story

Alleged Medford road rage homicide was captured on video

May 12, 2021, 7:49am Northwest

Prosecutors and defense lawyers have laid out their own versions of the crash that culminated with the death of 25-year-old motorcyclist Kevin Mayo. Read story