Northwest News

Alert Issued For Possible Stabbing Victim

Details on a report of an endangered or missing person: Today at 3:08 PM, a man identifying himself as Max K Wood, born on 9-16-58 called Jefferson County dispatch on a non-emergency line and said he'd been stabbed overnight at…

Voters' Pamphlet Mailed to 3.2M Washington Homes

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Washington residents can expect to start seeing the state general election voters' pamphlet in the mailbox. The state Elections Division is putting them in the mail this week. They should arrive by Oct. 22. The pamphlets…

Idaho Same-Sex Couples Can Begin Marrying On October 15

BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals says Idaho's stay banning same-sex marriage dissolves 9 a.m. Wednesday. According to court documents filed Monday, the court's decision comes after Idaho's attorney general dropped its opposition to the stay.…

EWU Sets Record Enrollment

CHENEY, Wash. (AP) -- Eastern Washington University says its fall enrollment has set a record for the sixth consecutive year. The headcount for fall quarter is up 662 students, thanks mostly to a big jump in freshmen enrollment. School officials…

State to Receive Settlement Over Phone Charges

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Washington state will receive more than $807,000 under a settlement with AT&T Mobility LLC over unauthorized phone charges. Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced Wednesday that in addition to the fine paid to the state, more than…

Manhunt Shuts Down Oregon Town

SENACA, Ore. (AP) -- The little Eastern Oregon town of Seneca is shut down and cut off from the outside world as police search for a gunman. State police said no one was hurt by shots fired early Wednesday in…

Judge Agrees to Push Back Arlene's Flowers Trial

A Benton County judge agrees to push back a consolidated trial of a local flower shop refusing to provide flowers for a same-sex couple's wedding. The couple, Robert Ingersoll and Curt Freed are suing Arlene's Flowers owner Baronelle Stutzman for…

Washington Minimum Wage Going Up in 2015

From the state Department of Labor and Industries: Washington's minimum wage will increase 15 cents to $9.47 an hour beginning Jan. 1, 2015, the Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) announced today. L&I calculates the state's minimum wage each year…

More Charter Schools Likely to Get Approval

SEATTLE (AP) -- Washington's statewide charter schools commission appears poised to approve two more proposals for charter schools to open in the state in 2015. According to an analysis by a team of independent evaluators, two of the four proposals…

Owners Looking to Improve The Gorge

GEORGE, Wash. (AP) -- On concert weekends, the Gorge Amphitheater becomes the largest community in rural Grant County in central Washington. Now owner Live Nation wants to improve and expand the scenic venue, upsetting residents who are tired of battling…

Ellensburg Police Investigate Assault

Ellensburg Police investigate an assault that took place just after 9 last night in the area of 10th Avenue and Water Street. Police ssay a woman was approached by a man on the 300 block of East 10th Avenue and…

Body Found Near Leavenworth Identified

WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) -- A body found by hunters 15 miles north of Leavenworth has been identified as a Utah man, 26-year-old Yannick Chancey Periou of St. George. The Chelan County sheriff's office said Tuesday there is still no indication…

Leaders Meet Before Oregon Pot Vote

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The leadership of Oregon's largest agencies has quietly convened high-level meetings to discuss how to deal with an upcoming marijuana legalization measure. The legalization measure would touch every corner of state government, from the Oregon State…

Oso: 6 Months Later

OSO, Wash. (AP) -- Six months after a hillside gave way and buried 43 people in the town of Oso, the community is taking another step toward recovery with the return of normal traffic on Highway 530. The Transportation Department…

Oregon minimum wage increases by 15 cents

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The state Bureau of Labor and Industries says more than 140,000 Oregon workers will get a pay raise when the minimum wage goes up the first of the year.It's a 15-cent an hour hike, from $9.10…

Jobless Report Shows Growth in Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Oregon's jobless rate has risen as workers join the labor force in greater numbers than employers create jobs. The state Employment Department reported Tuesday that as a result, the state employment rate rose last month to…

David Issues Message to Hydros Fans

New H1 Unlimited interim chairman Steve David, appointed this weekend following the retirement of Sam Cole, has issued this message to hydros fans. Dear fans: With my first race behind me as interim chairman, I wanted to share with you…

Body Found in Columbia River

PATEROS, Wash. (AP) -- The Okanogan County sheriff says four men were arrested for allegedly killing a man in a fight and dumping his body in the Columbia River near Pateros. Sheriff Frank Rogers said a man's body was found…

Study Says Med School Feasible in Spokane

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Washington State University is well-positioned to develop an accredited medical school in the near future with a relatively modest investment from the state. That's the conclusion of a feasibility study released Thursday and commissioned by Washington…