Author: Associated Press

Body of 10-year-old boy found after kayaking accident

ROCKPORT, Wash. (AP) — The body of a missing 10-year-old boy was found in the Skagit River near Rockport. The Skagit Valley Herald reports a fisherman located the body of Sage Adams and informed the Skagit County Sheriff’s Office, Undersheriff Chad Clark…

Alaska Airlines cancels some flights over wildfires

SEATTLE — Alaska Airlines, along with its regional carrier Horizon Air, has suspended all flights in and out of Portland, Oregon, and Spokane, Washington, because of wildfire smoke. The Seattle-based airline said Monday afternoon those flights would be canceled through…

Patriot Prayer leader sues Multnomah County DA

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Patriot Prayer leader Joey Gibson and supporter Russell Schultz, who both face riot charges in Multnomah County, have filed a federal lawsuit against the county’s district attorney, alleging selective prosecution based on political beliefs. The suit…

Gov. Inslee blames climate change for fires

SEATTLE — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee says the fires devastating California and the Northwest shouldn’t be called wildfires, but “climate fires.” At a news conference Friday, the Democrat noted that the roughly 980 square miles burned in Washington in just…