Northwest News

Dad, baby die in Whatcom County crash; mom among injured

DEMING, Wash. (AP) - The Washington State Patrol says a father and his baby were killed in a three-vehicle crash on Mount Baker Highway and two others were seriously injured.Sgt. Mark Francis says the infant's mother was driving in a separate car from her husband and child and was one of two injured Sunday morning.

Former Idaho AG David LeRoy to run for open House seat

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Former Idaho Attorney General David LeRoy says he's running to replace fourth-term U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador in the solidly-conservative 1st Congressional District.LeRoy said Thursday he's running for the open seat because he believes the most critical job in America over the next few years will be as a member of Congress.His announcement comes just days after Labrador filed to run as a candidate for Idaho governor in 2018.

Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson to receive NMSU honorary degree

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson is scheduled to receive an honorary degree from New Mexico State University.The school recently announced that Johnson will be honored Saturday at the university's commencement ceremony. Johnson attended NMSU from 1978 to 1981 and received his bachelor of arts degree in business administration with a major in business systems.

Amazon to create homeless shelter at Seattle headquarters

SEATTLE (AP) - A Seattle nonprofit that converts unused buildings into temporary shelters for women, children and families who are homeless will have a permanent home at Amazon's new headquarters building.Mary's Place said in a news release Wednesday that Amazon will donate over 47,000 square feet of space in the downtown building for what will be called Mary's Place Family Shelter.The shelter will have 65 rooms for more than 200 people each night.

Oregon on track to be first state with no gender on license

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Oregon is on track to become the first state to allow residents to skip a gender identity on their driver's licenses and identification cards.Transgender residents say the change would make them feel safer.The Oregonian/OregonLive says Tuesday ( the Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles doesn't oppose the change and will hold a hearing Wednesday in Portland.