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FILE - A bubonic plague warning sign is displayed at a parking lot near the Rocky Mountain Arsenal Wildlife Refuge, Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, in Commerce City, Colo. Officials in central Oregon this week reported a case of bubonic plague in a resident who likely got the disease from a sick pet cat.

An Oregon resident was diagnosed with the plague. Here are a few things to know about the illness

FILE - A bubonic plague warning sign is displayed at a parking lot near the Rocky Mountain Arsenal Wildlife Refuge, Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, in Commerce City, Colo. Officials in central Oregon this week reported a case of bubonic plague in a resident who likely got the disease from a sick pet cat.

February 13, 2024, 12:28pm Health

Officials in central Oregon this week reported a case of bubonic plague in a resident who likely got the disease from a sick pet cat. Read story

A gray wolf.

Public comment sought on proposed gray wolf change

A gray wolf.

February 13, 2024, 10:29am Northwest

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will accept comments through May 6 on a proposal to change the state’s classification of gray wolf populations from endangered to sensitive. A briefing and public hearing on the proposal is scheduled for the March 15-16 meeting of the WDFW commission, according to… Read story

A Clark County Public Health nurse demonstrates how to administer the overdose-reversal drug naloxone. The fentanyl crisis led to an education campaign in schools and elsewhere.

Washington House passes fentanyl education bill

A Clark County Public Health nurse demonstrates how to administer the overdose-reversal drug naloxone. The fentanyl crisis led to an education campaign in schools and elsewhere.

February 13, 2024, 10:27am Latest News

Public schools in Washington may soon be required to teach about the dangers of the deadly drug fentanyl, as a bill that passed out of the House unanimously on Friday heads to the Senate. Read story

Smoke covers a hillside in the Applegate Valley of southwestern Oregon during a prescribed burn operation.
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More people were shot by Spokane law enforcement in two weeks than in the entirety of 2023

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February 13, 2024, 10:17am Latest News

Two more police shootings Monday added to a wave of violence across Spokane County. Read story

Thousands of fish found dead in Spokane River near Long Lake Dam

February 13, 2024, 10:14am Latest News

When Tom Mclellan stopped by a park near Long Lake Dam last Wednesday to let his dog run, he saw something unusual in the water: a lot of dead fish, their white bellies turned toward the sky. Read story

FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2014 file photo, Billy Frank Jr. poses for a photo near Frank&#039;s Landing on the Nisqually River in Nisqually, Wash. Frank, a Nisqually tribal elder who was arrested dozens of times while trying to assert his native fishing rights during the Fish Wars of the 1960s and &#039;70s, died Monday, May 5, 2014. He was 83. (AP Photo/Ted S.

The Boldt Decision’s impact on Indigenous rights, 50 years later

FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2014 file photo, Billy Frank Jr. poses for a photo near Frank&#039;s Landing on the Nisqually River in Nisqually, Wash. Frank, a Nisqually tribal elder who was arrested dozens of times while trying to assert his native fishing rights during the Fish Wars of the 1960s and &#039;70s, died Monday, May 5, 2014. He was 83. (AP Photo/Ted S.

February 13, 2024, 6:00am Northwest

Fifty years ago, a federal judge in Western Washington issued a decision that dramatically improved the economic – and legal – prospects of Indigenous nations within the state. Read story

Oregon officials report bubonic plague in local resident but say there’s little risk to community

February 12, 2024, 6:18pm Northwest

Public health officials in Oregon have reported a case of bubonic plague in a local resident who they said likely contracted it from a pet cat. Read story

Shooting in Idaho high school parking lot leaves 1 dead, 3 injured. Police arrest 2

February 12, 2024, 5:40pm Northwest

One person was killed and several others injured after two people fired guns during an argument in the parking lot of an Idaho Falls high school, according to a news release from the Idaho Falls Police Department. Read story

Former professional wrestler William “Billy Jack” Haynes in custody in wife’s death in Oregon

February 12, 2024, 2:03pm Latest News

Former professional wrestler William Albert “Billy Jack” Haynes Jr. has been taken into police custody in connection with the death of his wife in Portland, authorities said. Read story