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Oregon House votes to repeal law allowing driver license suspension for inability to pay fines

June 26, 2020, 9:01am Northwest

PORTLAND — A bill to end courts’ ability to revoke Oregonians’ driving privileges for failure to pay a fine passed the House largely along party lines Thursday. Read story

Harrisburg teacher’s social media post a complicated issue

June 26, 2020, 8:56am Northwest

ALBANY, Ore. — A photo reportedly posted by a Harrisburg High School English teacher has garnered hundreds of comments on social media calling for her removal. But it may not be that simple. Read story

Longview council removes resolution concerning ‘We the People’ event

June 26, 2020, 8:56am Northwest

LONGVIEW — Longview Council member Ruth Kendall and Longview Mayor MaryAlice Wallis pulled a proposed resolution that would have canceled or fined any unpermitted events in Longview during the pandemic the council agenda at the start of Thursday’s meeting, saying it was redundant. Read story

Amazon buys naming rights to KeyArena, will call it Climate Pledge Arena

June 26, 2020, 8:54am Latest News

SEATTLE — Amazon has purchased the KeyArena naming rights, but an unprecedented sports-world twist will see the venue become known as Climate Pledge Arena rather than using the company’s name. Read story

Portland city workers take leave to mourn Black people killed by cops

June 26, 2020, 8:52am Northwest

PORTLAND — Nearly 300 Portland employees have taken bereavement leave since Mayor Ted Wheeler encouraged city workers take paid time off to grieve the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and other Black people killed by law enforcement or in racist acts. Read story

Enrollment at regional colleges drops, leading to cuts

June 26, 2020, 8:51am Northwest

With families out of work this spring because of the coronavirus, and with college courses reduced to prerecorded lectures and Zoom discussions, many experts predicted that enrollment would decline precipitously this fall. Read story

‘Someone will die’: Jefferson Fire urges floaters to avoid Santiam River

June 26, 2020, 8:49am Northwest

The Jefferson Fire District is urging residents not to float the Santiam River between Greens Bridge and the Jefferson boat ramp, as there have been 19 water rescues in that area since Sunday. Read story

Sheriff’s office identifies suspect, now deceased, in 2019 Kelso killing

June 25, 2020, 8:29pm Northwest

Detectives from the Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday announced the identity of the suspect in the homicide of Kelso resident Rick Huckaby last November, and said that suspect died by suicide in February. Read story

Tusitala ‘Tiny’ Toese arrested on probation violation

June 25, 2020, 11:41am Latest News

PORTLAND — Tusitala “Tiny” Toese of Vancouver, a member of the far right-wing group the Proud Boys who has also been associated with Patriot Prayer, has been jailed in Portland for violating his parole, a TV station reported Thursday. Read story

Lewis, Klickitat sheriffs object to Washington’s COVID mask mandate

June 25, 2020, 11:41am Latest News

OLYMPIA — At least two sheriff’s in Washington are objecting to Gov. Jay Inslee’s statewide mandate for people to wear masks in public to slow the spread of coronavirus. Read story