Northwest News

Idaho highway crash sends four motorcyclists to hospital

KOOTENAI CO., Idaho — Four motorcyclists were rushed to a Kootenai hospital Monday after a crash involving three motorcycles. Idaho State Police shut down multiple lanes on I-90 near Fourth of July Pass shortly before noon. According to authorities, 52-year-old…

UW Medicine to furlough about 4,000 workers

SEATTLE (AP) — UW Medicine announced furloughs of about 4,000 members of its unionized workforce in spite of the healthcare-system’s position at the forefront of COVID-19 response efforts both locally and globally. KOMO-TV reports the decision comes a week after…

Washington state jobs impacted after aircraft closure

SEATTLE (AP) — Mitsubishi Heavy Industries is cutting hundreds of jobs in Washington state and shuttering its U.S. operations for the troubled SpaceJet project, the company said Friday. “Due to the budget directives, Mitsubishi Aircraft will close its overseas locations…

Driver, 11-year-old passenger killed in Oregon crash

EDDYVILLE, Wash. -- Two people, including an 11-year-old boy, were killed when a pickup went off an Oregon highway and crashed into a river Thursday. Oregon State Police said William Coolbaugh, 63, was driving eastbound on Highway 180 near the…

Man missing from Kent could be in Kittitas County

KENT, Wash. -- Authorities are asking for the public's help to find a missing Washington man. Kent Police and the Kittitas County Sheriff’s Office believe 41-year-old Ian Eckles could possibly be in Cle Elum, Teanway, Liberty or Blewett Pass area.…

Some Oregon State Parks to reopen for limited camping starting June 9

Click here for updates on this story    SALEM, OR (KPTV) -- Limited camping at some state park campgrounds in Oregon will begin on June 9.The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department closed camping statewide on March 23 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.According…