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All Washington students will be learning in-person Monday

SEATTLE (AP) — Students in Washington who have not already begun in-person learning will do so on Monday. Gov. Jay Inslee signed an emergency proclamation in March requiring all public K-12 schools to provide an in-person learning option for all…

House OKs bill making police intervene to stop undue force

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington state House on Wednesday approved a measure requiring police to intervene if they see a fellow officer using, or attempting to use, excessive force. The bill — prompted by the Minneapolis police killing of…

Left-wing, right-wing protesters clash in Oregon

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Dozens of left-wing, anti-fascist demonstrators clashed with a smaller number of right-wing protesters Sunday near the Oregon State Capitol grounds in Salem. Several arrests were made, though authorities didn’t immediately provide an exact figure. The…

AstraZeneca: US data shows vaccine effective for all adults

LONDON (AP) — AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine provided strong protection against sickness and eliminated hospitalizations and deaths from the disease, including in older adults, in final-stage U.S. testing, the company announced Monday. AstraZeneca said its experts did not identify any safety…

Report: Washington state homelessness increased 6.2%

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state experienced one of the largest estimated increases in homelessness between 2019 and 2020 relative to other states in the U.S., according to recently released data from an annual report to Congress. Washington state reported an…

Washington farm exports hampered by cargo-container shortage

SEATTLE (AP) — Farm exporters in Washington state have been left with stockpiles of product and idle trucks as the pandemic has created a shortage of cargo containers. Dave Martin, export sales manager for Stemilt Growers in Wenatchee, one of…

Senate approves open carry ban at Capitol, permitted rallies

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Openly carrying guns and other weapons on the Capitol campus and at or near permitted public demonstrations across Washington would be prohibited under a measure approved by the state Senate Thursday. The measure passed on a…

Inslee announces pause in rollbacks in reopening plan

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said none of the state’s regions will revert back to more restrictive COVID-19 requirements under the state’s economic reopening plan under a pause in potential rollbacks the Democratic governor announced Thursday amid…

Oregon Senate hit by another GOP boycott, now over COVID-19

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Republicans in the Oregon Senate boycotted Thursday’s session, using a tactic they have employed in the past two years to assert their will by stopping work in the Democratic-led Legislature — this time over the state’s…

Bill advanced to ban Native American mascots at schools

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The use of Native American names, symbols and images would be banned from being used as school mascots, logos and team names at most public schools in Washington under a bill passed Tuesday by the state…

Washington Senate passes police arbitration bill

SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington state Senate has overwhelmingly passed a bill to create a panel of arbitrators to review police discipline decisions and to better track law enforcement arbitration cases statewide. The measure is part of an ambitious package…

Baby killed in Oregon DUI crash

SEASIDE, Ore. (AP) — An infant was killed and two adults were hospitalized following a crash in Clatsop County, Oregon. KPTV reports the vehicle’s 23-year-old male driver was arrested on charges that include drunken driving, manslaughter, assault and reckless driving. Oregon State…

Washington Legislature approves $2.2 billion in COVID relief

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A bill that allocates $2.2 billion in federal COVID-19 relief funding in areas ranging from vaccine administration to schools resuming in-person learning was approved by the Washington Legislature Wednesday and now heads to Gov. Jay Inslee…

World’s second-oldest person survives COVID-19 at age 116

PARIS (AP) — A 116-year-old French nun who is believed to be the world’s second-oldest person has survived COVID-19 and is looking forward to celebrating her 117th birthday on Thursday. The Gerontology Research Group, which validates details of people thought…

Marty Schottenheimer, NFL coach with 200 wins, dies at 77

Marty Schottenheimer, who won 200 regular-season games with four NFL teams thanks to his “Martyball” brand of smash-mouth football but regularly fell short in the playoffs, has died. He was 77. Schottenheimer died Monday night in Charlotte, North Carolina, his…

Trump names 2 lawyers to impeachment defense team

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump announced a new impeachment legal defense team just one day after it was revealed that he had parted ways with an earlier set of attorneys with just over a week to go before…

Biden to meet with GOP lawmakers to discuss virus relief

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is set to meet Monday with a group of 10 Republican senators who have proposed spending about one-third of the $1.9 trillion he is seeking in coronavirus aid, though congressional Democrats are poised to move…