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New concerts added to Washington State Fair

PUYALLUP, Wash. – The Washington State Fair has added five more concerts to its 2021 Columbia Bank Concert Series. Joining the ticket this summer are Roger Daltrey, Founding member/singer of The Who; Bishop Briggs and Noah Cyrus, pop acts boasting…

Second Amendment sanctuaries facing 1st court test in Oregon

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The first court test of whether local governments can ban police from enforcing certain gun laws is playing out in a rural Oregon county, one of a wave of U.S. counties declaring itself a Second Amendment sanctuary.

PNWU gets $8 million pledge for Yakima campus expansion

YAKIMA, Wash.  — MultiCare Health System has pledged $8 million to Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences to help improve healthcare access in medically underserved communities. “Pacific Northwest University is an important partner in ensuring communities across the Pacific Northwest…

Hawaii police: Washington state tourist's death was homicide

Hawaii police say the death of a Washington state tourist was a homicide. Smriti Saxena and her husband Sonam Saxena were vacationing last year to celebrate their daughter's birthday. Sonam Saxena told West Hawaii Today at the time that his wife had an asthma attack while they were taking an evening beach walk and that when he returned with her inhaler, she was missing. Police arrested him on suspicion of murder but later released him. The newspaper wasn't able to reach him for comment Thursday. Police are seeking information from anyone who saw the couple during that time or spoke to them. 

Body found in river at Columbia Park

KENNEWICK, Wash. -- Deputies with the Benton County Sheriff's Office are investigating the death of a person whose body was found Friday in the Columbia River. The discovery of…