Northwest News

New concerts added to Washington State Fair

PUYALLUP, Wash. – The Washington State Fair has added five more concerts to its 2021 Columbia Bank Concert Series. Joining the ticket this summer are Roger Daltrey, Founding member/singer of The Who; Bishop Briggs and Noah Cyrus, pop acts boasting…

Second Amendment sanctuaries facing 1st court test in Oregon

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The first court test of whether local governments can ban police from enforcing certain gun laws is playing out in a rural Oregon county, one of a wave of U.S. counties declaring itself a Second Amendment sanctuary.

Hawaii police: Washington state tourist's death was homicide

Hawaii police say the death of a Washington state tourist was a homicide. Smriti Saxena and her husband Sonam Saxena were vacationing last year to celebrate their daughter's birthday. Sonam Saxena told West Hawaii Today at the time that his wife had an asthma attack while they were taking an evening beach walk and that when he returned with her inhaler, she was missing. Police arrested him on suspicion of murder but later released him. The newspaper wasn't able to reach him for comment Thursday. Police are seeking information from anyone who saw the couple during that time or spoke to them. 

What were Washington's most popular baby names in 2020?

Officials from the United States Social Security Administration announced the most popular baby names for 2020 and you may be surprised at the results for Washington. According to information compiled by the Social Security Administration, the most popular girl's name…

Washington children 12-15 cleared for Pfizer vaccine

After a review from a group of nationally-acclaimed scientists from the Western United States, Washington children ages 12+ are now approved for the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. The Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup completed a review of federal guidelines regarding…

Oregon lawmakers extend grace period for past-due rent

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon lawmakers passed a bill Tuesday that gives tenants who are struggling with financial hardships due to the pandemic more time to pay past-due rent. Currently, tenants have until July, but under Senate Bill 282 tenants will have…