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Northwest Youth Corps workers share fire prevention perspectives

April 5, 2021, 4:47pm Northwest

Eugene, Ore. — In the wake of the wildfires that have devastated communities throughout Oregon, Washington and California in recent years, one idea has emerged: Preventing a wildfire before it begins is easier than putting one out. Read story

In this Jan. 27, 2017 photo, Senate Republican floor leader Joe Fain, R-Auburn, sits at his desk on the Senate floor in Olympia, Wash. A woman has accused Fain of raping her 11 years ago, saying she was inspired to speak out following the televised allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. In a tweet Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018,  Candace Faber said Fain sexually assaulted her in 2007. Fain says he "absolutely" denies the claim and called for an investigation. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Controversy follows GOP pick of former Washington Sen. Joe Fain for redistricting panel

In this Jan. 27, 2017 photo, Senate Republican floor leader Joe Fain, R-Auburn, sits at his desk on the Senate floor in Olympia, Wash. A woman has accused Fain of raping her 11 years ago, saying she was inspired to speak out following the televised allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. In a tweet Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018,  Candace Faber said Fain sexually assaulted her in 2007. Fain says he "absolutely" denies the claim and called for an investigation. (AP Photo/Ted S.

April 5, 2021, 11:23am Latest News

Apr. 5—When state Senate Republican leader John Braun mulled his pick for the Washington State Redistricting Commission this year, he had no shortage of choices. Read story

Washington State Patrol updates list of missing and murdered Indigenous people, adds 4 names from Yakama Nation

April 5, 2021, 11:23am Latest News

Apr. 5—Authorities have added four names of missing Indigenous people within the Yakama Nation and in Yakima County to a list of active cases that will be updated on the first weekday of every month. Read story

Jury to decide if road rage led to shooting death

April 5, 2021, 8:01am Northwest

EVERETT — In 1991, a jury acquitted Simeon Berkley in a shooting that paralyzed a man following a near-crash on a California freeway. Thirty years later, he’s on trial again, this time for second-degree murder. Read story

When will people younger than 16 be COVID-vaccine eligible in Washington state, and which jab is OK for teens?

April 5, 2021, 8:01am Health

People younger than 16 became the lone group not knowing when it will be vaccinated against COVID-19 now that everyone in Washington 16 years and older will be vaccine eligible by mid-month. Read story

6 people taken to hospital after car crashes into second floor of Kent apartment building

April 5, 2021, 8:00am Northwest

Six people were taken to hospitals after a vehicle crashed into the second floor of a Kent apartment building early Sunday. Two of the patients were in critical condition at the time of transport, according to Puget Sound Fire, although a spokesperson did not have an update on their condition… Read story

Study plan for Skagit River dam relicensing expected this week

April 5, 2021, 7:59am Northwest

MOUNT VERNON — After several days of tense meetings in January and February and submitting hundreds of pages in feedback in early March, the government agencies, tribes and nonprofits that are considered license participants are awaiting Seattle City Light’s next official move in the relicensing process for its Skagit River… Read story

13-year-old driver falls asleep in rollover crash along Columbia River

April 5, 2021, 7:58am Northwest

KENNEWICK— A 13-year-old boy was driving two adults late Saturday when he fell asleep behind the wheel, causing their car to roll. Read story

Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman talks to reporters in her office, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Wyman was talking about a series of election- and ballot-security bills her office is asking the Washington Legislature to consider during the current session. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Despite voting reform bills, Republicans in charge of Idaho, Washington elections say overhaul not needed

Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman talks to reporters in her office, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Wyman was talking about a series of election- and ballot-security bills her office is asking the Washington Legislature to consider during the current session. (AP Photo/Ted S.

April 5, 2021, 6:02am Election

SPOKANE — Amid a wave of restrictive voting proposals that GOP state lawmakers say are aimed at combating voter fraud, Idaho and Washington’s top election officials, both Republicans, say their states’ voting systems passed the test of the 2020 elections with flying colors. Read story

A bald eagle takes flight at sunrise in 2011 after perching in a sycamore tree near rain-fed Santiago Creek in Irvine Regional Park, in Irvine, Calif. Once numbering fewer than 500 pairs in the lower 48 states, bald eagles are a conservation success story. (Allen J.

America’s bird in our backyard more often as bald eagle population surges

A bald eagle takes flight at sunrise in 2011 after perching in a sycamore tree near rain-fed Santiago Creek in Irvine Regional Park, in Irvine, Calif. Once numbering fewer than 500 pairs in the lower 48 states, bald eagles are a conservation success story. (Allen J.

April 5, 2021, 6:02am Northwest

The American bald eagle, the national symbol of the United States, is back. Read story