Last year, developmentally disabled residents in Washington state institutions choked to death, were sexually assaulted and nearly drowned. That’s according to a report being released Wednesday by Disability Rights Washington.

Oregon Fuel Spill Spreads To Wildlife Area Groundwater

Jul 19, 2017
Rick Bowmer / Associated Press

 


Officials have discovered a large fuel spill in Oregon’s Willamette Valley has contaminated the groundwater at a nearby wildlife area.

MAX Double Homicide Suspect: 'No Heroes In This Case'

Jul 18, 2017
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office / Associated Press

A Portland man accused of killing two men and injuring a third on a TriMet MAX train this spring appeared in court Tuesday morning.

When you were younger, do you remember there being a piano store in your neighborhood or at the mall? There are many fewer piano dealers today than there used to be. Those who weren't done in by cheaper electronic keyboards or the last recession are changing their tunes to stay in the money.

An archaeologist from Eugene has just returned from an expedition to an uninhabited South Pacific island with new clues about the possible fate of Amelia Earhart. The pioneer aviator and her navigator, Fred Noonan, disappeared 80 years ago—creating an enduring mystery and fascination.

Portland Train Stabbing Defendant To Appear In Court

Jul 18, 2017
Stephanie Yao Long / Associated Press

 

Jeremy Christian has been charged with fatally stabbing two men on a MAX train on May 26, on the eve of Ramadan.

Timothy J. Gonzalez / Associated Press

 

Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson is making a key change to the state’s initiative system that could make it easier to qualify for the ballot.

Elaine Thompson / Associated Press

City Councilmember Lorena Gonzalez said Monday that Seattle Mayor Ed Murray should consider stepping down after new revelations about the sex abuse allegations against him.

Amy Radil / KUOW

A child protection investigator in Oregon concluded in 1984 that Seattle Mayor Ed Murray had abused a boy in his care. 

In documents made public by The Seattle Times, the investigator said the future mayor of Seattle should never be a foster parent again.

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke wrapped up his weekend tour of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument in southern Oregon on Sunday.

Among others, he met with a pro-monument group of conservationists, landowners and local elected officials, and with Oregon governor Kate Brown.

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