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Durkan administration rejected requests to pay for improving Seattle’s handling, archiving of officials’ texts

June 12, 2021, 7:46pm Northwest

At least twice in recent years, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan's administration rejected budget proposals to improve the city's handling and preservation of text messages, shooting down detailed plans that staff said could help employees comply with state law and save the city from costly penalties for destroying public records. Read story

Virus to blame for deer foaming at the mouth, dropping dead in San Juan Islands

June 12, 2021, 7:36pm Northwest

Since early May, residents of the San Juan Islands have reported dozens of strange deer deaths to state and local officials. Read story

Forks pays $333,000 to family of man shot, killed by police in 2016

June 12, 2021, 1:56pm Northwest

The City of Forks has paid $333,000 to settle a civil-rights lawsuit filed by relatives of a man who was shot and killed by police in 2016 after an officer allegedly escalated a welfare check into a deadly confrontation. Read story

A look back from Seattle's Carkeek Park. Golden Gardens is just around the point.

Hidden Seattle beach only emerges at low tide and makes for a special, quiet walk

A look back from Seattle's Carkeek Park. Golden Gardens is just around the point.

June 12, 2021, 1:25pm Northwest

SEATTLE — There is a stretch of beach in Seattle, nearly a mile and a half of inviting Puget Sound waterfront, that, even on the nicest summer days, is almost entirely deserted. Read story

Woodland man guilty of DUI manslaughter

June 12, 2021, 7:41am Imported

ALBANY, Ore. — A Woodland man has been found guilty of manslaughter and other crimes for killing two Sweet Home, Ore. teens in a head-on drunk driving crash.ALBANY, Ore. — A Woodland man has been found guilty of manslaughter and other crimes for killing two Sweet Home, Ore. teens in… Read story

Phil Knight

Documentary revisits showdown between Nike’s Phil Knight, Portland animator Will Vinton

Phil Knight

June 12, 2021, 6:00am Editor's Choice

PORTLAND — In 2001, Jeff Auerbach found himself in the cigar lounge in the posh El Gaucho restaurant in downtown Portland. Nike co-founder Phil Knight was hosting a gathering to celebrate his entry into show business. Read story

The 90-acre site at the Port of Kalama where Northwest Innovation Works had proposed building a $2.3 billion methanol plant. Proponents said methanol produced would have been used in plastics manufacturing in China.

Company cancels plans for $2.3 billion Kalama methanol plant

The 90-acre site at the Port of Kalama where Northwest Innovation Works had proposed building a $2.3 billion methanol plant. Proponents said methanol produced would have been used in plastics manufacturing in China.

June 11, 2021, 3:35pm Editor's Choice

LONGVIEW — Northwest Innovation Works on Friday notified the Port of Kalama it will terminate its lease, ending its seven-year effort to build a $2.3 billion methanol plant at the port. Read story

Patty Murray reintroduces $1 billion broadband equity grant bill, with bipartisan support

June 11, 2021, 10:22am Latest News

SEATTLE — U.S. Sen. Patty Murray is renewing a push for legislation that would create more than $1 billion in grants over five years to close the digital divide and bring broadband internet access to people who lack it. Read story

Vector of Coronavirus 2019-nCoV and Virus background with disease cells. COVID-19 Corona virus outbreaking and Pandemic medical health risk concept.

CDC study showed COVID hospitalization rates rose among teens. Are trends similar in Washington?

Vector of Coronavirus 2019-nCoV and Virus background with disease cells. COVID-19 Corona virus outbreaking and Pandemic medical health risk concept.

June 11, 2021, 9:55am Health

SEATTLE — The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was prompted to plead with parents to vaccinate their children after a study showed hospitalization rates for teens with COVID-19 increased in March and April. Read story

Couple on hook for $1,400 for illegally selling crab

June 11, 2021, 9:45am Northwest

HERMISTON, Ore. — An Eastern Oregon couple has been sentenced to pay $1,200 in restitution after illegally selling recreationally caught crab on the commercial market in Hermiston, according to the Oregon State Police. Read story