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UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 3, 2018

Sen. Jon Tester pushes to make race about Montana, not Trump

With President Donald Trump clamoring to defeat U.S. Sen. Jon Tester and conservative groups spending heavily against him, the Democrat is falling back on a well-worn strategy in his pursuit …

Celebrated Oregon winemaker dies in Roseburg

A celebrated Oregon winemaker who helped found several well-known wineries died in her isolated cabin in southern Oregon, a newspaper reported Thursday.

Massive tree that withstood deadly Oso mudslide comes down

For nearly three and a half years, the damaged Sitka spruce has stood guard at the site of the Oso mudslide. More than 100 feet tall, it was the largest …

UPDATED: Sat., July 29, 2017

Montana siblings team up to create unique art

Artist, whose work covers walls in Whitefish, has a lot of talent and, as some don’t know, Down syndrome.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 8, 2017

U.S. Senate committee supports tribe recognition

A U.S. Senate committee on Wednesday advanced a bill that would give federal recognition to Montana’s Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians following a decades-long effort.

Alaska rejects marijuana consumption at retail pot stores

Marijuana regulators in Alaska narrowly rejected a proposal Thursday that would have made the state the first in the nation to allow marijuana consumers to use the pot they buy …

Lacey family ‘starting from scratch’ after Christmas Day house fire

Clothing and furniture can be replaced. But Kristen Doig of Lacey is learning that it’s the little things – items like a set of keepsake “Baby’s First Christmas” ornaments and …

Career Technical Education: A working plan

EUGENE, Ore. – As a freshman at Springfield High School, Leyah Krimbow dreaded going to class. “I used to ask my mom every morning if I could stay home,” Krimbow, …

Washington’s Manhattan Project park celebrates first year

The Manhattan Project National Historical Park at Hanford is a year old and proving to be quite popular.

Attorney says adoptee from South Korea deported from US

A man who was adopted from South Korea by Americans when he was 3 years old landed on Thursday in his native country – one that is completely unknown to …

Hillary Clinton holds fundraiser in Seattle

Hillary Clinton supporters stood in a long, rain-soaked line to attend a fundraising event at Seattle’s Paramount Theatre.

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 24, 2016

Burlington gunman who killed 5 in mall remains at large

As Burlington absorbed the news of Friday night’s shooting, critical questions remained, including the identity of the shooter, his motive and his whereabouts. A massive manhunt continued and police broadcast …

Sales of state hunting, fishing licenses temporarily halted because of computer hack

State officials say the sale of hunting and fishing licenses has been suspended due to a cybersecurity breach.

GOP gubernatorial candidate Bryant won’t vote for Trump

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Bryant says he won’t be voting for his party’s presidential candidate, Donald Trump.

Homemade flamethrower used to kill cockroaches sparks fire

Fire officials in Centralia say a resident sparked a small fire in an apartment while trying to kill cockroaches with a homemade flamethrower.

Time needed for Hanford ecosystem to recover from fire

Walking across the Hanford Reach National Monument lands that burned in last week’s Range 12 Fire is an otherworldly experience.

Forrest Mars Jr., who shaped global candy empire, dies at 84

Forrest E. Mars Jr., who helped shape Mars Inc. into a multi-billion dollar confectionary empire with beloved brands such as M&M’s and Snickers bars, has died. He was 84.

Tribes commemorate 20 years since Kennewick Man discovery

It was 20 years ago that the ancient skeleton known as Kennewick Man was discovered.

Portland man falls 250 feet at Crater Lake National Park

A Portland man suffered serious injuries after falling about 250 feet into a drainage area at Crater Lake National Park.

Portland pushes back deadline for moving homeless campers

Portland officials will wait to start a major cleanup planned on the Springwater Corridor where hundreds without homes have been camping.

Former OSU fraternity member found guilty of rape

A former Oregon State University student has been found guilty of raping a woman at the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity last year.

Seattle tunnel machine back to work after maintenance

SEATTLE – Bertha the tunnel machine is rolling again. The massive machine boring a tunnel to replace the State Route 99 Alaskan Way Viaduct stopped drilling on June 23 to …

Bill Bryant kicks off 23-city tour in gubernatorial bid

OLYMPIA – Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Bryant is kicking off a 23-city tour across Washington state in his bid to unseat incumbent Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee. Bryant was starting the …

UM seeks home for fallout shelter ‘survival biscuits’

MISSOULA – The University of Montana is getting rid of crate after crate of Cold War-era fallout shelter supplies. The Missoulian reports that the university’s 11-story Aber Hall has a …

Complaint filed against Cascade Natural Gas Corporation

OLYMPIA – State regulators say that Cascade Natural Gas Corporation is unable to provide required documentation for nearly 40 percent of its high-pressure pipelines in the state of Washington. The …

FBI no longer investigating D.B. Cooper skyjacking case

SEATTLE – The FBI said Tuesday it is no longer investigating the enduring mystery of the skyjacker known as D.B. Cooper, nearly 45 years after he vanished out the back …

Driver arrested after pedestrian shot in Olympia

OLYMPIA – Olympia Police say a 46-year-old driver has been arrested in connection with the shooting of a pedestrian during an altercation at an intersection.

Kent police investigate train, pedestrian collision

KENT, Wash. – Kent police said a 69-year-old woman from Kent was operating her motorized wheelchair heading east when an Amtrak train passed through the intersection, striking her legs.

234 pounds of morel mushrooms seized from Crater Lake park

PORTLAND – Crater Lake National Park rangers have seized 234 pounds of morel mushrooms worth an estimated $8,000 that were harvested illegally from the park over the Fourth of July …

Biologist counting mountain goats in Olympic National Park

PORT ANGELES, Wash. – Wildlife biologists are counting mountain goats in Olympic National Park and nearby forest areas.