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Whale beached in Ocean Shores died from blunt force trauma

July 29, 2020, 8:46am Northwest

OCEAN SHORES — A female humpback whale found beached in Ocean Shores on Monday appears to have died after suffering blunt force trauma consistent with a ship strike, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Read story

Washington officials slam Navy’s changes to military testing program that would harm more orcas

July 29, 2020, 8:46am Northwest

A Navy military testing program that appeared headed to routine approval has hit a wall of opposition from Washington’s governor, attorney general and state agencies because of potential harm to endangered orcas in Washington waters. Read story

Seal pups need their space, official warns

July 28, 2020, 7:32pm Northwest

Though the number of calls about seal pups on area beaches has been relatively low, those who monitor the pups are reminding those visiting beaches to give them their space. Read story

Washington phased reopening pause due to virus extended indefinitely

July 28, 2020, 6:44pm Latest News

OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee announced Tuesday that the statewide pause for counties looking to advance from their current stage of COVID-19 economic reopening will continue indefinitely. Read story

Oregon students may not get back to classrooms this fall

July 28, 2020, 5:31pm Northwest

SALEM, Ore. — Under new COVID-19 metrics released Tuesday, students in most Oregon counties may not be able to return to their classrooms this fall, officials said. Read story

Source: U.S., Oregon in talks about pulling agents in Portland

July 28, 2020, 4:33pm Latest News

PORTLAND — The Trump administration has started talks with the Oregon governor’s office and indicated that it would begin to draw down the presence of federal agents sent to quell two months of chaotic protests in Portland if the state stepped up its own enforcement, a senior White House official said Tuesday. Read story

Federal agents depart Seattle after pressure from local, state officials

July 28, 2020, 4:27pm Latest News

SEATTLE — A team of federal security agents recently deployed to the Seattle area has withdrawn after pressure from local and state officials, Gov. Jay Inslee’s office announced Tuesday. Read story

Oregon students may not return to classrooms if state sees surge in coronavirus infections, Kate Brown says

July 28, 2020, 2:46pm Latest News

If Oregon sees 30 or more coronavirus cases per 100,000 residents over seven days, none of the state’s public school students will be allowed to reenter classrooms for in-person instruction, Gov. Kate Brown announced Tuesday. Read story

Portland issues ‘maximum fine’ on feds for unpermitted fence outside courthouse; bill is $192,000 ‘and counting’

July 28, 2020, 2:45pm Northwest

Portland Commissioner Chloe Eudaly said Tuesday the city is fining the federal government $500 every 15 minutes – the maximum charge allowed -- until it removes an unpermitted fence blocking a bike lane on Southwest Third Avenue. Read story

ACLU: U.S. agents targeted journalists in Portland despite court order

July 28, 2020, 2:35pm Latest News

PORTLAND — Militarized U.S. agents in Portland have continued to attack journalists and legal observers with riot-control munitions, despite a federal court order for them to stop, the ACLU of Oregon told the court Tuesday. Read story