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FILE - This undated photo provided by the Grants Pass Police Department shows Benjamin Obadiah Foster. Foster, accused of torturing a woman he held captive in Oregon, and who was convicted in Nevada of keeping another woman in captivity, eluded a police raid on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023, in the unincorporated community of Wolf Creek, Ore. He may have changed his appearance by shaving his beard and hair or changing his hair color, police said.

Woman held captive in Oregon remains in critical condition

FILE - This undated photo provided by the Grants Pass Police Department shows Benjamin Obadiah Foster. Foster, accused of torturing a woman he held captive in Oregon, and who was convicted in Nevada of keeping another woman in captivity, eluded a police raid on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023, in the unincorporated community of Wolf Creek, Ore. He may have changed his appearance by shaving his beard and hair or changing his hair color, police said.

January 30, 2023, 3:05pm Latest News

A woman who was held captive and tortured in Oregon remained in critical condition Monday as police chased dozens of tips on the whereabouts of the felon charged in the attack. Less than two years ago, he was convicted in Nevada of keeping another woman in captivity. Read story

Boeing will add a fourth assembly line to produce more 737 Max aircraft, as it tries to more quickly translate a backlog of orders into cash-generating deliveries of new planes. The new line will open in the second half of next year.

Boeing will open new assembly line to build 737 Max planes

Boeing will add a fourth assembly line to produce more 737 Max aircraft, as it tries to more quickly translate a backlog of orders into cash-generating deliveries of new planes. The new line will open in the second half of next year.

January 30, 2023, 3:03pm Business

Boeing will add a fourth assembly line to produce more 737 Max aircraft, as it tries to more quickly translate a backlog of orders into cash-generating deliveries of new planes. Read story

FILE - Lisa White uses a megaphone as people protest the Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v Wade at a rally held at intersection of Union Street and County Street in New Bedford, Mass., Friday, June 24, 2022. Massachusetts has joined several other states in establishing a hotline that will offer free legal advice to women seeking abortions in the state, as well as their health care providers and helpers. Attorney General Andrea Campbell says the hotline announced Monday, Jan. 30, 2023, is in response to the U.S. Supreme Court's decision last summer that overturned Roe v. Wade and led to increasingly restrictive abortion laws in other states.

Massachusetts abortion hotline now offers free legal advice

FILE - Lisa White uses a megaphone as people protest the Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v Wade at a rally held at intersection of Union Street and County Street in New Bedford, Mass., Friday, June 24, 2022. Massachusetts has joined several other states in establishing a hotline that will offer free legal advice to women seeking abortions in the state, as well as their health care providers and helpers. Attorney General Andrea Campbell says the hotline announced Monday, Jan. 30, 2023, is in response to the U.S. Supreme Court's decision last summer that overturned Roe v. Wade and led to increasingly restrictive abortion laws in other states.

January 30, 2023, 12:53pm Nation & World

Massachusetts launched a hotline Monday offering free legal advice to people seeking abortions in the state, as well as their health care providers and helpers — joining several other states in a move spurred by the U.S. Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade last summer, which has led to increasingly… Read story

Social media platforms have worsened fentanyl crisis, Spokane County sheriff tells panel led by McMorris Rodgers

January 30, 2023, 8:16am Northwest

Amid a nationwide surge in drug overdoses caused by fentanyl and other synthetic opioids, private messaging platforms have made it harder for law enforcement to track sellers of deadly counterfeit pills, Spokane County’s sheriff told a panel of Republican lawmakers Wednesday. Read story

Property owners battle federal bureaucracy to restore access to homes near South Fork of Walla Walla River

January 30, 2023, 7:47am Latest News

John Ehart wants nothing more than to be able to get to his family cabin. Read story

Sammamish couple charged with manslaughter in toddler’s fentanyl death

January 30, 2023, 7:46am Northwest

A Sammamish couple who allegedly left fentanyl pills on a nightstand within reach of their toddler were arrested Friday, six months after their daughter died from an overdose, according to King County prosecutors. Read story

This ‘Incredible’ dad built Boeing’s first 747. His son finished the last

January 30, 2023, 7:45am Business

More than five decades after the first 747 took flight, the last “Queen of the Skies” has come off the Everett assembly line. To mark the moment, we spoke with workers who built the iconic airplane and witnessed the last 747’s construction. Read story

Cowlitz County Board of Health approves bylaws that conflict with state law

January 30, 2023, 7:42am Northwest

The Cowlitz County Board of Health Tuesday approved bylaws inconsistent with state law, further restricting who can join as citizen members. Read story

Puget Sound Energy rethinks pilot program to move people off natural gas

January 30, 2023, 7:42am Northwest

After drawing criticism from environmental and clean power advocates, Puget Sound Energy is rethinking the structure of a $15 million pilot program that could help boost the use of heat pumps and other electric appliances. Read story

Washington health, LGBTQ orgs praise plan to allow more gay men to donate blood

January 30, 2023, 7:42am Health

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Friday its plans to ease restrictions on blood donations from gay and bisexual men, overturning a decades-long rule that LGBTQ organizations, Seattle blood banks and local public health leaders say they’re thrilled to see lifted. Read story