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Powerline Fire grows rapidly over 24 hours

Powerline Fire grows rapidly over 24 hours

MATTAWA, Washington — Multiple news agencies are now reporting that a fire started in Central Washington was caused by a motorcycle crash. According to the Washington State Fire Marshal’s Office, the Powerline Fire was ignited around 12:30 p.m. Sunday near Mattawa and is burning rapidly through grassland because of windy conditions — it was estimated…

GOP senators fines are issued

GOP senators fines are issued

SALEM, Oregon – Leaders of the Oregon Senate are moving forward with sending out the fines they promised to Republicans who walked out in a move to stop House Bill 2020, the controversial cap and trade bill that is supposed to reduce carbon emissions. The 11 GOP senators are being fined $500 a day. A…

DOGAMI is in the doghouse

DOGAMI is in the doghouse

SALEM, Oregon – State Sen. Betsy Johnson (D-Scappoose) says the agency that studies natural disasters like earthquakes and tsunamis is having money problems. Unlike the other state agencies, who received funding for two years from the Oregon Legislature, the Department of Geology and Mineral Industries only gets one year of funding. “DOGAMI is on a…

Two killed in Baker County crash

Two killed in Baker County crash

The following is a release from Oregon State Police: Oregon State Police is continuing the investigation into Sunday morning’s single vehicle double fatal crash on Highway 30 in Baker County. On July 14, 2019 at about 2:30 AM, OSP troopers and emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle double fatal crash on Highway 30 near…

Study: $300-million Tacoma stadium is feasible

Study: $300-million Tacoma stadium is feasible

TACOMA, Washington — Tacoma could become home to one of the largest soccer complexes on the West Coast. A feasibility study requested by Tacoma City Council in December 2017 recently came through with positive results that showed the $300 million Heidelberg Sports Village could be funded by a combination of private and public funds and…

Earthquakes hit Washington

Earthquakes hit Washington

Three earthquakes hit Washington state early Friday morning. One tremor that struck the Seattle metropolitan area was classified as a IV (four) on the “felt” scale, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, which means many people in the greater Seattle area probably felt the quake for at least a few seconds if they were awake.…

Boquist’s wife details threats

Boquist’s wife details threats

SALEM, Oregon – State Sen. Brian Boquist (R-Dallas) is being investigated by House of Representatives and Senate conduct committees for alleged threats he made prior to the Republican’s walkout during the 2019 session. Now, those committees are learning that there are also threats against Boquist and his family. Boquist has told reporters that before the…

Catholic leadership releases list of abusers in Yakima/Tri-Cities

YAKIMA, Washington — The Yakima Diocese Lay Advisory Board of the Catholic Church has released details of multiple priests and deacons accused of sexual abuse against minors. A website produced by the Diocese of Yakima lists the names and churches of all involved, including multiple ministers who are already deceased and a few who are…

Seattle stabber sent to mental health facilities several times

Seattle stabber sent to mental health facilities several times

SEATTLE — The man accused of stabbing three people in an unprovoked attack on Tuesday in downtown Seattle has a long criminal history as well as plenty of time spent in mental health facilities. Christopher Morisette, 29, is being held in King County Jail on $750,000 bail after attacking three people with a knife near…

Last original Oregon Air National Guardsman passes away

Last original Oregon Air National Guardsman passes away

This is a news release from the Oregon National Guard: PORTLAND, Oregon – The 142nd Fighter Wing is deeply saddened by the loss of Fred Parish, the last remaining original member of the Oregon Air National Guard, who passed away on Sunday, July 7, 2019 in La Grande, Oregon. Tech. Sgt. Fred Parish enlisted into…