Northwest News

Gov. Inslee unknowingly breaks law by bringing apples to Whitman County

OLYMPIA, Wash. — When Governor Jay Inslee visited Malden, he brought some apples he had picked at the Governor’s Mansion. Turns out, doing that broke the law. https://twitter.com/SpokaneFire/status/1304167963197538304 The Department of Agriculture alerted the Governor’s Office that taking apples from maggot-infested…

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…

Spokane officer shot, suspect killed

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. — A Spokane Police officer was shot while trying to make an arrest at the corner of Broadway Ave and Dyer in Spokane Valley on Friday. Police Chief Craig Meidl said Airway Heights Police received an initial…

WSU Pullman suspends operations due to air quality

PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University has suspended all of its operations at the Pullman campus Friday due to deteriorating air quality. All online and in-person academics, as well as other activities, were canceled as of 12 p.m. As of…

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…

Men accused of looting wildfire evacuee's homes in Oregon

MARION COUNTY, Ore. -- Deputies in Oregon arrested two men accused of looting wildfire evacuees' homes Thursday morning. The Marion County Sheriff's Office said Anthony Travis Bodda, 21, and Alexander Justin Jones, 36, were spotted in a suspicious van near…