Northwest News

Grenade Found in Columbia River

VANTAGE, Wash. (AP) -- A World War II-style grenade was exposed in the Columbia River by the drawdown of water behind the cracked Wanapum Dam. The Grant County sheriff's office says it was found Thursday evening by security for the…

WSU Students Creating Walking Tour of Pullman

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) -- Some Washington State University students are busy creating a walking tour of Pullman. The new brochure will include 20 locations in and around the college town. The Moscow-Pullman Daily News says the city's walking tour brochure…

Oso Mudslide Search Winding Down

OSO, Wash. (AP) - The number of people working on what they call "the pile" at the Oso mudslide has dropped to a few dozen.Hundreds of people searched the debris in the weeks after the March 22 landslide buried about…

Age to Buy Tobacco in Washington Could Go Up to 21

SEATTLE (AP) -- The King County Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Board is asking the Legislature to raise the minimum age to buy tobacco in Washington from 18 to 21. Board President Pat Godfrey tells KIRO-FM (http://bit.ly/1ifQ6Qh) you have to be…

Hearing Begins for U.S. Soldier Accused of Murder

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) -- A U.S. soldier accused of deliberately killing two unarmed teenagers as they herded cattle in Iraq seven years ago is appearing in military court, with his lawyer claiming the charges are baseless. Sgt. 1st…

CWU Makes List of Green Colleges

Congratulations to Central Washington University which has again made the Princeton Review's annual list of green colleges. The review guide to green colleges acknowledges Central's efforts in sustainable renovation and green building and the university's steps to decrease energy consumption.…

Two Names Removed from Oso Missing List

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) -- The death toll from the mudslide that hit the Washington community of Oso has risen to 41 -- and just two names remain on the list of people still missing. The Snohomish County medical examiner's office…

National Group Will Defend Oregon's Gay-Marriage Ban

SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- A national group opposed to same-sex marriage says it will seek to defend Oregon's gay-marriage ban from challenges in federal court. The National Organization for Marriage said in a press release that it plans to file…

President Obama to Visit Oso Today

OSO, Wash. (AP) -- President Obama plans to visit the Oso mudslide Tuesday to meet with victim families and first responders one month after a hillside gave way and buried about three dozen homes. Searchers continue to look through the…

U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodger Will Seek Re-Election

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers says she will seek her sixth term in the U.S. House from Washington's Fifth Congressional District. McMorris Rodgers on Monday announced the kickoff of her re-election campaign. The Fifth District includes…

Dutch Bro. Partnering with Pasco High School

On April 21, Pasco's Dutch Bros Coffee will donate $1 from every drink sold at their 6609 Burden Blvd. location to support the Pasco High School DECA community service project "It's a Teen Thing II."The project will benefit My Friends'…

Oregon gay marriage ban goes to court this week

SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- The future of Oregon's ban on same-sex marriage goes before a federal judge this week.Critics of the ban are scheduled to argue that it unconstitutionally discriminates against gays and lesbians.Federal judges in five states have thrown…

Eastern Oregon University Names Interim President

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The State Board of Higher Education has named Jay Kenton the interim president of Eastern Oregon University. Kenton recently announced his retirement as vice chancellor of finance and administration for the Oregon University System. He succeeds…

Washington State Rejects Hanford Proposal

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- The state of Washington is rejecting the U.S. Department of Energy's proposal to amend the federal court agreement governing cleanup of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, the nation's most polluted nuclear weapons production site. The state on…

Oso Volunteers Likely to be Turned Away

DARRINGTON, Wash. (AP) -- Nearly a month after the mudslide hit Oso, hundreds of people are still searching for bodies and clearing debris, but few of them are volunteers. A spokeswoman for an incident management team, Koshare Eagle, says volunteers…

Avoiding Tax Scams

Today is tax day, April 15th, the day on which you either have to file your return or an extension. While you take care of your obligations to Uncle Sam, there are those looking to take advantage of you. The…

New Poll Shows Possible Confusion on Gun Initiatives

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- A new poll on two competing gun initiatives on the November ballot shows that both could pass, indicating voter confusion over what the conflicting background check measures do. The results released Tuesday by pollster Stuart Elway…