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CEO resigns from Bothell-based Athira Pharma after investigation finds misconduct

October 22, 2021, 7:45am Business

Athira Pharma, a Bothell-based biopharmaceutical company, announced Thursday that CEO and co-founder Leen Kawas has resigned from the company after an internal investigation found that she had altered images in her doctoral dissertation and “at least four research papers” written while she was at Washington State University. Read story

FBI: 1 person found dead after standoff at Portland home

October 22, 2021, 7:32am Northwest

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The FBI say sone person was found dead in a Portland, Oregon, home Thursday morning after a standoff. Read story

Brown commutes juvenile sentences of more than 70 offenders

October 22, 2021, 7:31am Northwest

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Gov. Kate Brown has commuted the sentences of more than 70 people convicted of felonies while juveniles, but the action doesn’t automatically mean they are about to be released. Read story

DOC won’t accept inmate transfers for two weeks

October 22, 2021, 7:31am Northwest

WENATCHEE — Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday ordered the state Department of Corrections to pause transfers of new inmates from local jails to state prisons to stop the spread of COVID-19. Read story

In this photo provided by the U.S. Senate Photographic Studio, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., right, poses with Tana Lin in Washington on June 9, 2021. The U.S. Senate on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021, confirmed civil rights attorney Tana Lin as a federal judge in Seattle. Lin, the president of the board of the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington, will be the first former public defender and the first Asian American to serve as a federal judge in Washington state, said Democratic Sen. Patty Murray. (John Shinkle/U.S.

Senate confirms Tana Lin as U.S. judge in Seattle

In this photo provided by the U.S. Senate Photographic Studio, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., right, poses with Tana Lin in Washington on June 9, 2021. The U.S. Senate on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021, confirmed civil rights attorney Tana Lin as a federal judge in Seattle. Lin, the president of the board of the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington, will be the first former public defender and the first Asian American to serve as a federal judge in Washington state, said Democratic Sen. Patty Murray. (John Shinkle/U.S.

October 22, 2021, 7:31am Northwest

SEATTLE — The U.S. Senate on Thursday confirmed civil rights attorney Tana Lin as a federal judge in Seattle. Read story

Man dies after trailer pins him to fence at South Beacon Hill home

October 22, 2021, 7:30am Northwest

SEATTLE — Seattle police are investigating how a recreational vehicle pinned and killed a 73-year-old man Thursday in the driveway of a South Beacon Hill home. Read story

$2.1M penalty for roofing company over emission violations

October 22, 2021, 7:30am Business

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A North Portland roofing company has been fined $2.1 million for a decade of air quality violations. Read story

FILE - In this April 3, 2021, file photo, Ammon Bundy speaks to a crowd of about 50 followers in front of the Ada County Courthouse in downtown Boise. A far-right group launched the anti-government activist Bundy is rapidly expanding nationwide and making inroads into Canada, according to a new report from the Institute for Research and Education on Human Rights.

Report: Far-right anti-government group grows significantly

FILE - In this April 3, 2021, file photo, Ammon Bundy speaks to a crowd of about 50 followers in front of the Ada County Courthouse in downtown Boise. A far-right group launched the anti-government activist Bundy is rapidly expanding nationwide and making inroads into Canada, according to a new report from the Institute for Research and Education on Human Rights.

October 22, 2021, 7:30am Latest News

BOISE, Idaho — A far-right group launched by anti-government activist Ammon Bundy is rapidly expanding nationwide and making inroads into Canada, according to a new report from the Institute for Research and Education on Human Rights. Read story

550 uncounted COVID deaths in Oregon due to ‘computer error’

October 21, 2021, 7:37pm Northwest

PORTLAND — During the coming weeks Oregon will add around 550 additional COVID-19 deaths — which had not previously been reported due to a “technical computer error” — to its registry, state health officials said Thursday. Read story

N.W. Washington raspberry harvest down 30%

October 21, 2021, 7:15pm Northwest

BELLINGHAM (AP) — The late June record-breaking heat wave in the Pacific Northwest resulted in a significantly smaller raspberry harvest in Northwest Washington. Read story