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Jon Marshall looks through the debris of his home among the at Coleman Creek Estates mobile home park in Phoenix, Ore., Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020. The area was destroyed when a wildfire swept through on Tuesday, Sept. 8. The Marshalls lived at the park for 21 years.

Phoenix faces long path to recovery from Almeda fire

Jon Marshall looks through the debris of his home among the at Coleman Creek Estates mobile home park in Phoenix, Ore., Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020. The area was destroyed when a wildfire swept through on Tuesday, Sept. 8. The Marshalls lived at the park for 21 years.

September 15, 2020, 9:56am Northwest

Medford, Ore. — The Phoenix City Council declared a local state of emergency through the beginning of January as it copes with the immediate aftermath of the Almeda fire and begins thinking ahead about years of rebuilding. Read story

COVID-19 deaths surpass 2,000 in Washington

September 14, 2020, 6:46pm Northwest

SEATTLE — More than 2,000 people in the state have now died due to the coronavirus, according to The Washington state Department of Health. As of Monday afternoon, KUOW reports there have been 2,006 recorded deaths from COVID-19, and 80,138 confirmed cases since the pandemic began early this year. The… Read story

Investigator for Washington state attorney general placed on leave

September 14, 2020, 4:55pm Northwest

SEATTLE — The Washington Attorney General’s Office has placed a senior criminal investigator on paid administrative leave while it investigates an incident at a Tacoma restaurant in which a server said the man made a scene and stiffed her on her tip for wearing a Black Lives Matter button. Read story

Man arrested twice in 12-hour span for starting fires near I-205

September 14, 2020, 11:17am Northwest

A man was arrested on Sunday for intentionally setting a brush fire near Interstate 205 in Portland then, just hours after he was released, he was taken into custody again for lighting six more fires, according to Portland police. Read story

Auditor candidates disagree on state’s handling of COVID-19

September 14, 2020, 11:15am Northwest

Spokane — In the race for state auditor, candidates disagree over how to lead the state out of COVID-19. Read story

Shayanne Summers holds her dog Toph while wrapped in a blanket after several days of staying in a tent at an evacuation center at the Milwaukie-Portland Elks Lodge, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Oak Grove, Ore. "It's nice enough here you could almost think of this as camping and forget everything else, almost," said Summers about staying at the center after evacuating from near Molalla, Oregon which was threatened by the Riverside Fire.

Fires raise fight over climate change before Trump’s visit to California

Shayanne Summers holds her dog Toph while wrapped in a blanket after several days of staying in a tent at an evacuation center at the Milwaukie-Portland Elks Lodge, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Oak Grove, Ore. "It's nice enough here you could almost think of this as camping and forget everything else, almost," said Summers about staying at the center after evacuating from near Molalla, Oregon which was threatened by the Riverside Fire.

September 14, 2020, 9:54am Latest News

BEAVERCREEK, Ore. — With crews battling wildfires that have killed at least 35 people, destroyed neighborhoods and enveloped the West Coast in smoke, another fight has emerged: leaders in the Democratic-led states and President Donald Trump have clashed over the role of climate change ahead of his visit Monday to California. Read story

Part of Pier 58 collapses on Seattle waterfront

September 14, 2020, 9:53am Northwest

SEATTLE — The deterioration of Seattle’s Pier 58, known as Waterfront Park, accelerated late Thursday and Friday, leading to a near-disaster Sunday afternoon. Read story

Black Lives Matter protests undercut by ‘disinformation;’ violence risk is high in run-up to election: U.S. Crisis Monitor report

September 14, 2020, 9:53am Northwest

“The United States is in crisis.” Read story

2 men wounded in separate shootings in Southeast Portland

September 14, 2020, 9:51am Latest News

PORTLAND — Two men were shot in Southeast Portland Sunday night in separate incidents that took place in the soupy outdoor weather conditions caused by the nearby wildfires. Read story

One of just two historic covered bridges in Washington burns in Whitman County fire

September 14, 2020, 9:51am Northwest

Spokane — A landmark 102-year-old covered wooden bridge outside of Colfax was destroyed Monday night in a 3,000-acre fire that is still burning in Whitman County. Read story