In the wake of a tunnel collapse at the Hanford nuclear site in May, the U.S. Department of Energy plans to take public comments at a meeting in the Tri-Cities on July 20 on how it should proceed with the clean-up.

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown Appoints Eight New Judges

Jul 12, 2017
Gov. Kate Brown's office

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has appointed eight new judges to Clackamas and Multnomah County Circuit Courts as well as the state’s Court of Appeals.

Heavily armed police officers found no evidence Wednesday morning of an active shooter on the Washington State Capitol Campus following a report of suspicious noises that sounded like gunshots. 

The entire campus in Olympia was put on lockdown at approximately 9:30 a.m. while officers armed with rifles searched a pair of buildings on the east campus that house the Washington Department of Natural Resources, Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Department of Social and Health Services.

Colin Fogarty / Northwest News Network

Washington’s Attorney General’s Office has filed a major campaign finance lawsuit against the Service Employees International Union. 

Fewer than one in five homeowners in the West carry earthquake insurance, according to an insurance industry survey. That would set back our region's recovery if the Big One were to hit tomorrow.

Now both Oregon and Washington state are looking to California for a possible solution to get their numbers up.

Big personalities are no stranger to classical music – the people behind the compositions are remembered through letters, reviews and their own journals. NWPR has taken these colorful characters and matched them with a drink for the summertime. While you stay cool and have a refreshing summer, see if you can taste the music in these cocktails.  

Special thanks to Avery Whisenant for educating us on the craft of bartending and showing us the personality in cocktails.

ELAINE THOMPSON / Associated Press

 

The Seattle City Council voted 9-0 Monday to pass a citywide income tax on high earners.

For Tim Eyman, when it comes to initiatives it’s all about timing. And now the professional initiative promoter thinks the time is right for another version of his $30 car tabs measure. That’s because of Sound Transit 3, the voter-approved measure that has resulted in a spike in vehicle registration renewal fees.

Oregon Public Broadcasting

The FBI agent indicted for allegedly lying about a pivotal moment during the 2016 Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupation has hired a high-profile Washington D.C.-based attorney to defend him.

Molly Solomon / Oregon Public Broadcasting

Washington Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler is working with local craft breweries to streamline the business of beer making. The Republican from southwest Washington toured a Vancouver brewery this week and hosted a roundtable discussion.

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