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Third body buried by Idaho avalanche identified

January 11, 2020, 6:07pm Northwest

KELLOGG, Idaho. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of the third person found buried by an avalanche at an Idaho ski resort. Read story

Tumblestorm tumbleweeds going up in flames on Highway 240 near Richland

January 11, 2020, 4:51pm Northwest

The Hanford Fire Department were burning tumbleweeds Thursday along the 2-mile section of Highway 240 where the worst of the New Year’s Eve tumblestorm hit. Read story

Lawmakers vow to let records ruling stand this legislative session

January 10, 2020, 8:54pm Northwest

OLYMPIA — Washington’s legislative leaders said Thursday that when they meet for the 2020 legislative session, they won’t curtail the state Supreme Court’s ruling that lawmakers must disclose documents under the Public Records Act. Read story

Seattle shootings rise 6% in 2019 over 2018, with the greatest increases in south and north, police say

January 10, 2020, 8:00pm Northwest

SEATTLE — Seattle police released data on Friday showing reports of gunfire and shootings — both fatal and non-fatal — were up slightly last year compared to 2018, with increases most pronounced in the department’s South Precinct and along Aurora Avenue North in the North Precinct. Read story

Watchdog: Officer’s ruse contributed to suspect’s suicide

January 10, 2020, 7:58pm Northwest

SEATTLE — The Seattle Police Department’s civilian watchdog has found that an officer’s ruse in a 2018 hit-and-run case contributed to the driver’s suicide. Read story

OSU study assesses injury risk due to use of VR devices

January 10, 2020, 4:30pm Latest News

EUGENE, Ore. — Some common virtual reality movements contribute to muscle strain and discomfort, according to a recent Oregon State University study. The work is an effort to ensure user safety in a technology that is used not only for gaming, but also education and industrial training. Read story

Inslee’s budget priorities don’t include K-12 education. Can anyone change that?

January 10, 2020, 1:00pm Latest News

When Gov. Jay Inslee announced his proposed budget for 2020, he dashed already cautious hopes that public schools would draw even a little attention when lawmakers return to Olympia on Monday. Read story

Matt Shea slams report labeling him a ‘domestic terrorist’

January 10, 2020, 12:29pm Latest News

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A right-wing lawmaker from Washington state said Friday that a recent report that branded him a ‘’domestic terrorist'' is a lie and that he will continue to represent the people of his district. Read story

Washington man charged in hammer attack over parking space

January 10, 2020, 9:13am Northwest

MEDFORD, Ore. — A Washington man is in the Jackson County Jail following an alleged attack over parking at a Central Point travel center that sent a victim to the emergency room. Read story

Military deserter from Washington arrested in Oregon

January 10, 2020, 9:11am Northwest

YACHATS, Ore. — A deserter from the U.S. Army has been apprehended in Oregon after he was reported missing from Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington. Read story