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Evictions slowed during pandemic but some Washington renters still faced pressure to move, UW report says

July 21, 2021, 8:06am Business

Although a statewide moratorium sheltered many tenants from eviction over the last year, some renters still lost their housing in more informal ways, according to a recent report from researchers at the University of Washington. Read story

Contentious Woodland RV park moves forward after City Council vote

July 20, 2021, 7:27pm Clark County News

WOODLAND — The Woodland City Council voted 6-1 on Monday night to reject an appeal filed by multiple residents and local business owners who opposed an RV park going into the Belmont Loop area. A public hearing on the incoming project drew comments from more than 20 people, nearly all… Read story

Idaho Republican state Rep. Priscilla Giddings sits March 1, 2018 at the Capitol in Boise.

Idaho lawmaker faces hearing in rape case

Idaho Republican state Rep. Priscilla Giddings sits March 1, 2018 at the Capitol in Boise.

July 20, 2021, 7:03pm Northwest

BOISE, Idaho — An Idaho lawmaker who publicized the name of a 19-year-old intern who accused another state lawmaker of rape will face a legislative ethics hearing over her actions next month. Read story

Eastern Idaho nuclear project goes from 12 to 6 reactors

July 20, 2021, 3:40pm Northwest

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — A Utah energy cooperative said it will reduce the number of small modular nuclear reactors it will build in Idaho from 12 to six for a first-of-a-kind project that is part of a federal effort to reduce greenhouse gasses that cause climate change. Read story

In this photo provided by the Bootleg Fire Incident Command, the Bootleg Fire burns behind heavy equipment at the Mitchell Monument in southern Oregon on Saturday, July 17, 2021. The 569-square-mile (1,474 square kilometers) Bootleg Fire is burning 300 miles (483 kilometers) southeast of Portland in and around the Fremont-Winema National Forest, a vast expanse of old-growth forest, lakes and wildlife refuges.

‘Every firefighter on deck’ this wildfire season in Northwest

In this photo provided by the Bootleg Fire Incident Command, the Bootleg Fire burns behind heavy equipment at the Mitchell Monument in southern Oregon on Saturday, July 17, 2021. The 569-square-mile (1,474 square kilometers) Bootleg Fire is burning 300 miles (483 kilometers) southeast of Portland in and around the Fremont-Winema National Forest, a vast expanse of old-growth forest, lakes and wildlife refuges.

July 20, 2021, 3:40pm Latest News

PORTLAND — As infernos continue to rage across Oregon, officials say that the state will need “every firefighter on deck” this wildfire season.” Read story

Okanogan County Fire District 6 personnel monitor aerial firefighting operations in the 32,000-acre Cub Creek Fire north of Winthrop. The fire is among those billowing smoke over popular Washington hiking trails.

State: All DNR lands in E. Washington will close due to wildfires

Okanogan County Fire District 6 personnel monitor aerial firefighting operations in the 32,000-acre Cub Creek Fire north of Winthrop. The fire is among those billowing smoke over popular Washington hiking trails.

July 20, 2021, 2:05pm Latest News

MAZAMA — A popular hiking and mountain biking region in north-central Washington state is under a layer of smoke as two large wildfires continue to burn in hilly, forested areas near the towns of Winthrop and Mazama in the Methow Valley. Read story

FILE - In this Tuesday, June 29, 2021 file photo, firefighters Sean Condon, left and Lt. Gabe Mills, assigned to the Alternative Response Unit of of Station 1, check on the welfare of a man in Mission Park in Spokane, Wash. The special fire unit, which responds to low priority calls, has been kept busy during this week's heatwave.

Northwest heat wave: Death toll reaches at least 112 in Washington

FILE - In this Tuesday, June 29, 2021 file photo, firefighters Sean Condon, left and Lt. Gabe Mills, assigned to the Alternative Response Unit of of Station 1, check on the welfare of a man in Mission Park in Spokane, Wash. The special fire unit, which responds to low priority calls, has been kept busy during this week's heatwave.

July 20, 2021, 1:48pm Latest News

SEATTLE — Authorities say last month’s Pacific Northwest heat wave that toppled all-time temperature records killed at least 112 people in Washington. Read story

In this photo provided by the Bootleg Fire Incident Command, the Bootleg Fire is seen smoldering in southern Oregon, Saturday, July 17, 2021. The destructive Bootleg Fire, one of the largest in modern Oregon history, has already burned more than 476 square miles (1,210 square kilometers), an area about the size of Los Angeles. Meteorologists predicted critically dangerous fire weather through at least Monday with lightning possible in both California and southern Oregon.

Monster Oregon wildfire tests years of forest management efforts

In this photo provided by the Bootleg Fire Incident Command, the Bootleg Fire is seen smoldering in southern Oregon, Saturday, July 17, 2021. The destructive Bootleg Fire, one of the largest in modern Oregon history, has already burned more than 476 square miles (1,210 square kilometers), an area about the size of Los Angeles. Meteorologists predicted critically dangerous fire weather through at least Monday with lightning possible in both California and southern Oregon.

July 20, 2021, 1:20pm Latest News

PORTLAND — Ecologists in a vast region of wetlands and forest in remote Oregon have spent the past decade thinning young trees and using planned fires to try to restore the thick stands of ponderosa to a less fire-prone state. Read story

Inslee issues emergency proclamation for state Highway 506 overpass in Toledo

July 20, 2021, 12:58pm Latest News

CENTRALIA — Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday issued an emergency proclamation authorizing emergency procurement procedures in order to repair the damage to the state Route 506 overpass in Lewis County caused when an over-height load struck the overpass on July 6. Read story

$5.5 million settlement reached in nurse suit with Virginia Mason Franciscan Health

July 20, 2021, 7:50am Business

BREMERTON — A class-action lawsuit brought by thousands of nurses who said they weren’t properly paid for lunch and other breaks has settled with Kitsap County’s main health care system, Virginia Mason Franciscan Health. Read story