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Food, books, looks with a Pacific Northwest flavor

November 22, 2020, 6:05am Life

Are Amazon boxes filled with uninspired products creating a barrier to your creativity this gift-giving season? The new, Built Oregon Marketplace makes it easy to shop local. Oregonian makers have invented food, books and looks with a Pacific Northwest flavor that can be picked up at their shop or delivered. Read story

The afternoon sun sparkles on the Willamette River in downtown Portland in July 2017.

Portland sustainability officials propose tax on large carbon emitters, first of its kind by a U.S. city

The afternoon sun sparkles on the Willamette River in downtown Portland in July 2017.

November 21, 2020, 6:21pm Northwest

Portland officials on Thursday unveiled a new proposal that seeks to tax major greenhouse gas producers and air polluters in the city to help combat climate change. Read story

Respiratory therapist Neeru Kaur, right, and other medical staff work on a patient in May 8 in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, which is part of the health care system UW Medicine.

UW Medicine to reschedule some procedures; hospitals agree to share surge

Respiratory therapist Neeru Kaur, right, and other medical staff work on a patient in May 8 in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, which is part of the health care system UW Medicine.

November 21, 2020, 6:00pm Northwest

Responding to a surge in COVID-19 caseloads, UW Medicine has decided to postpone surgeries that are not urgent but would require hospitalization afterward, according to an internal email and confirmed by a spokesperson. Read story

Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association asks court to halt virus restrictions

November 21, 2020, 5:58pm Northwest

PORTLAND (AP) — The Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association is seeking a court order from a federal judge to block Gov. Kate Brown’s “two-week freeze” that bans dining in restaurants in response to a spike in COVID-19 cases. Read story

FILE - In this May 9, 2008, file photo, male sage grouses fight for the attention of females southwest of Rawlins, Wyo. The Trump administration announced plans that ease protections for sage grouse in the West, prompting an outcry by critics who say the move paves the way for widespread mining and drilling and ignores a federal court ruling. U.S. officials plan to publish the plans Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, in the Federal Register as part of a process that could allow the plans to take effect shortly before Trump leaves office.

Trump plans would ease protections for sage grouse in West

FILE - In this May 9, 2008, file photo, male sage grouses fight for the attention of females southwest of Rawlins, Wyo. The Trump administration announced plans that ease protections for sage grouse in the West, prompting an outcry by critics who say the move paves the way for widespread mining and drilling and ignores a federal court ruling. U.S. officials plan to publish the plans Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, in the Federal Register as part of a process that could allow the plans to take effect shortly before Trump leaves office.

November 21, 2020, 1:33pm Northwest

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The Trump administration announced plans Thursday that ease protections for sage grouse in the West, prompting an outcry by critics who say the move paves the way for widespread mining and drilling and ignores a federal court ruling. Read story

Commercial Dungeness crab season delayed

November 21, 2020, 1:07pm Northwest

COOS BAY, Ore. (AP) — The Dec. 1 commercial Dungeness crab season has been delayed until at least Dec. 16 for the entire Oregon coast because testing shows crabs are too low in meat yield. Read story

Man sentenced to life in prison in killing of 3 people

November 21, 2020, 1:01pm Northwest

PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — A 39-year-old man has been sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole for a triple homicide east of Port Angeles. Read story

FILE - This June 8, 2017 file photo shows the Idaho Supreme Court building in Boise, Idaho. The Idaho Supreme Court says state prison officials must turn over records that include information about where they obtained lethal injection drugs used in recent executions. The high court's ruling on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, was a win for University of Idaho Professor Aliza Cover, who studies how the public interacts with the death penalty.

Idaho Supreme Court: State must reveal execution drug source

FILE - This June 8, 2017 file photo shows the Idaho Supreme Court building in Boise, Idaho. The Idaho Supreme Court says state prison officials must turn over records that include information about where they obtained lethal injection drugs used in recent executions. The high court's ruling on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, was a win for University of Idaho Professor Aliza Cover, who studies how the public interacts with the death penalty.

November 20, 2020, 7:38pm Northwest

BOISE, Idaho — Idaho prison officials must turn over information about where they got lethal injection drugs used in recent executions, the state Supreme Court ruled Friday, the latest turn in a long-running challenge over transparency in executions that’s playing out nationwide. Read story

Push on for more virus testing in Oregon

November 20, 2020, 7:27pm Northwest

PORTLAND — Oregon has reported a record number of coronavirus cases Friday, with hospitalizations at their highest since the pandemic began, officials said. Read story

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced new statewide COVID-19 restrictions on Sunday. (Ted S.

Inslee announces $135 million in grants, loans for businesses

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced new statewide COVID-19 restrictions on Sunday. (Ted S.

November 20, 2020, 4:17pm Latest News

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday announced $135 million in grants, loans and other assistance to help businesses and workers hurt by new restrictions he imposed through mid-December in response to a rising number of coronavirus cases across the state. Read story