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ACLU files class-action suit against Portland police, city

June 30, 2020, 8:31am Northwest

PORTLAND — The American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon has filed a class-action lawsuit against Portland Police and the city on behalf of journalists and legal observers who they say were targeted and attacked by the police while documenting protests. Read story

To support queer youth identity, one Seattle school will be renamed after a LGBTQ+ leader, among other reforms

June 30, 2020, 8:31am Northwest

Seattle could soon see a school named after Marsha P. Johnson, James Baldwin, Cheryl Chow or another prominent LGBTQ+ individual. Read story

3 injured when boat, humpback whale collide in Alaska waters

June 30, 2020, 8:30am Northwest

JUNEAU, Alaska — Three people on a recreational boat were injured, one seriously, after it collided with a humpback whale, authorities said Monday. Read story

Searchers find body of skier missing on Mount Rainier

June 30, 2020, 8:30am Northwest

ASHFORD — A Seattle man reported missing last week during a skiing trip in Mount Rainier National Park was found Monday along the base of Liberty Ridge. Read story

SDOT plans new cables and carbon wraps to keep West Seattle Bridge standing

June 30, 2020, 8:29am Northwest

Armed with carbon strips and steel cables, construction workers will soon begin emergency shoring of the West Seattle Bridge in an effort that could last until late October. Read story

2 dead, 1 rescued after crabbing boat capsizes near Florence

June 30, 2020, 8:29am Northwest

FLORENCE, Ore. — Two people died and one person was rescued after a fishing boat sank near Florence Monday morning. Read story

Washington likely to seek loan to keep jobless fund solvent

June 29, 2020, 4:35pm Business

OLYMPIA — Washington state could make a request for a federal loan as soon as August or September to secure funds by the end of the year in order to keep its unemployment trust fund solvent as it continues to pay out benefits to those affected by the coronavirus shutdowns, Employment Security Department Commissioner Suzi LeVine said Monday. Read story

Masks to be required throughout Oregon starting Wednesday

June 29, 2020, 3:23pm Latest News

PORTLAND -- Gov. Kate Brown announced Monday that people throughout Oregon will be required to wear face coverings in indoor public spaces starting Wednesday to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Read story

Rose Festival employees to be furloughed, parades officially canceled for 2020

June 29, 2020, 1:47pm Clark County Life

PORTLAND — This time of year, the Portland Rose Festival Foundation should be basking in a post-festival glow, but due to the coronavirus pandemic that upended the 2020 event, the organization is now working to stay afloat. Read story

Washington population tops 7.6 million

June 29, 2020, 12:52pm Latest News

OLYMPIA — Washington’s population has topped 7.6 million, with growth coming mostly from those moving to the state. Read story