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Boeing Announces Earnings Amid Washington Job Cuts

Boeing is reporting a spike in profits compared to this time last year. But plane sales are slumping. That’s led the Chicago-based plane maker to continue to cut jobs in Washington state. Hundreds of union machinists and engineers here received layoff notices this month.

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Officials have killed nearly 650 barred owls in the Pacific Northwest. That’s one of the findings of a new report on the first 21 months of an effort to protect northern spotted owls from invasive barred owls.

A study by the Oregon Immunization Program finds that unvaccinated children spread pertussis through their communities.

The study, published in the Journal of Pediatrics, looked at a pertussis — or whooping cough — outbreak from 2012.

Oregon law prohibits the use of state and local resources to enforce federal immigration law if a person’s only crime is being in the country illegally. And it’s got nothing to do with President Donald Trump.

What many refer to as Oregon’s “sanctuary law” dates back 30 years – and, at the time of its implementation, it was not controversial.

The path toward becoming a sanctuary state began at the Hi Ho Restaurant in Independence, Oregon, early on Jan. 9, 1977, when several police officers approached four Chicano men.

Budget writers at the Oregon Legislature are warning of deep cuts to health care and education. The Democrats in charge of putting together a two-year spending plan released a list of potential cuts Monday.

In what has become the new normal, Washington state lawmakers are expected to go into an overtime session because they’ve been unable to agree on a state operating budget or a plan to fully fund public schools.

The regular 105-day session ends Sunday, April 23.

Oregon lawmakers heard public testimony Monday on a set of bills to regulate guns.

YAKAMA NATION

You know the name Rosa Parks. But do you know David Sohappy? He was at the center of a 30-year legal battle over Native American rights to fish salmon.

Austin Jenkins / Northwest News Network

Oregon lawmakers are gearing up for a pair of hearings Monday on a set of bills to regulate firearms. The measures would do a variety of things.

In Indian Country, a gym membership is not a cultural norm and the incidence of heart disease and obesity are high. Native Americans are 60 percent more likely to be obese than non-Hispanic whites. The Coeur D'Alene tribe, whose headquarters is in northern Idaho, is trying to combat the problem by incorporating culture into fitness programs.

Northwest communities are getting their drinking water from aging infrastructure that is costly to maintain and prone to breaking down.

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