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A long-lost document sheds light on the case of Chief Spokane Garry’s stolen land

January 23, 2022, 6:02am Latest News

A slab of grilled meat — the cut, texture and doneness all lost to history — arced over a fence and landed with a thud on a plot of ground on the flank of modern-day Beacon Hill in December 1883. Joseph Morscher, a German immigrant, had dark intentions; before tossing… Read story

State looking for input on possible vaccine mandate for schoolchildren

January 22, 2022, 8:22pm Northwest

The Washington State Board of Health is seeking input from the public as a technical advisory group considers requiring the COVID-19 vaccine for children to attend school in the state. Read story

Coupled with a heavy surf and a tsunami advisory for the West Coast, large waves crash ashore Jan. 15 at Wrights Beach, north of Bodega Bay, Calif., following a massive undersea volcanic explosion of the Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha'apai volcano in Tonga.

After mega-quake, tsunami would arrive quickly

Coupled with a heavy surf and a tsunami advisory for the West Coast, large waves crash ashore Jan. 15 at Wrights Beach, north of Bodega Bay, Calif., following a massive undersea volcanic explosion of the Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha'apai volcano in Tonga.

January 22, 2022, 6:02am Latest News

Last weekend’s undersea volcanic explosion near Tonga devastated the island nation and sent small tsunami waves to Washington’s ocean coast. Those waves took about 12 hours to reach the state and gave residents plenty of time to prepare if they had been bigger. Read story

Bill: Make fake vaccine card crime

January 21, 2022, 8:00pm Northwest

A lawmaker in Washington wants to make it a crime to use or sell a fake COVID-19 vaccination card. Read story

Man arrested in Portland hit-and-run

January 21, 2022, 4:47pm Latest News

A 22-year-old man is facing manslaughter and other charges after police say he ran from a vehicle collision that killed one person and injured another in Portland. Read story

Report: Oregon has too few public defenders

January 21, 2022, 12:14pm Northwest

Oregon has only roughly one-third of the public defense attorneys it needs to provide reasonably effective assistance to low-income defendants, a committee of the American Bar Association and a major accounting firm said in a report released Friday. Read story

Washington launches site for free at-home COVID-19 tests

January 21, 2022, 12:14pm Health

Washington launched a new state portal Friday for residents to order free at-home COVID-tests, but health officials are urging patience since the state has only been able to acquire a portion of the 3.5 million tests that will be ultimately be made available. Read story

Toppenish district moves to fire vice principal, teacher after probe

January 21, 2022, 12:11pm Northwest

The Toppenish School District has served notices to a high school vice principal and a teacher that they will be fired after an investigation for alleged inappropriate behavior with a high school student, according to a district official and documents obtained by the Yakima Herald-Republic. Read story

Man killed, 2 officers hurt, in domestic violence arrest

January 21, 2022, 12:11pm Northwest

Authorities say a domestic violence incident turned into a deadly shooting between two officers and the man they were trying to arrest. Read story

Former BPA chief cautions lawmakers about cryptocurrency’s impact on Northwest hydropower

January 21, 2022, 9:30am Northwest

The former head of the Bonneville Power Administration and Chelan County Public Utility District cautioned a House oversight panel Thursday about the effect of cryptocurrency operations that have flocked to the Northwest in recent years in search of cheap hydropower. Read story