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Utility disconnection moratorium extended until July 31

February 23, 2021, 1:16pm Latest News

OLYMPIA -- The state Utilities and Transportation Commission has extended protections for electric and natural gas customers struggling to pay their bills due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Read story

Airline ordered to pay $3.2M after woman falls, later dies

February 23, 2021, 1:15pm Northwest

PORTLAND -- A jury has ordered Alaska Airlines to pay $3.2 million to the family of a 75-year-old disabled woman who died four months after falling down a Portland International Airport escalator. Read story

Washington Supreme Court throws out think tank’s attack on union political activity

February 23, 2021, 11:35am Northwest

Feb. 23—The Freedom Foundation failed to meet a deadline in several campaign finance lawsuits it brought against unions, the Washington State Supreme Court ruled in a recent 5-4 decision. Read story

Portland poised to pay $2 million to settle suit stemming from police fatal shooting

February 23, 2021, 11:35am Northwest

The city is poised to pay $2 million to the family of 17-year-old Quanice Hayes, a suspect in an armed robbery and attempted carjacking who Portland police shot and killed four years ago, under a settlement reached in a federal civil rights lawsuit. Read story

Their daughters’ rare disease brought two dads together. Now they’re fighting for early genetic testing in Washington

February 23, 2021, 10:30am Health

The two fathers had never met in person, but that didn’t matter. They knew each other well. The confusion, the worry, the frustration of being the father of a child who grows and learns and then, suddenly, regresses. Read story

Some Washington providers to get ‘double delivery’ of COVID-19 vaccine after last week’s storm delays

February 23, 2021, 8:23am Health

Some providers in Washington state are slated to receive twice as much vaccine this week, after ice and snow delayed last week’s shipments across the nation. Read story

Man accused of kidnapping, assaulting woman for days

February 23, 2021, 8:22am Northwest

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A Klamath Falls man faces kidnapping, rape and other charges after he allegedly kept a woman against her will for three days. Read story

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More veterans, seniors, people with disabilities could qualify for property tax exemptions under House bill

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February 23, 2021, 8:19am Northwest

A bill to provide property tax relief to low-income seniors, veterans and people with disabilities cleared a pivotal House committee Monday and is on its way to the Rules Committee. Read story

Fire crews rescue man who fell into grain elevator

February 23, 2021, 8:16am Northwest

SPOKANE VALLEY — Emergency responders rescued a man after he fell about 19 feet in a grain elevator at a local processing plant, according to the Spokane Valley Fire Department. Read story

Medical examiner IDs man Seattle police shot to death

February 23, 2021, 8:16am Northwest

SEATTLE — The King County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified a man who was in crisis and carrying a knife when Seattle police fatally shot him near the downtown waterfront last week. Read story