crime

In the final week of December, seven homicides occurred in Spokane. Chief of Police Frank Straub says crime in the city is on the rise. Paige Browning reports.

A Portland man is suing the Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church for sexual abuse he claims he suffered at the hands of a now-deceased Eugene pastor.

Man Says He's Shocked His Neighbor Was A Shooter

Dec 12, 2012

The man whom police believe killed two people and then turned his gun upon himself Tuesday has been identified at Jacob Tyler Roberts of southeast Portland.

Police Say New Strategy Works With Mass Shootings

Dec 12, 2012

Law enforcement officers are using Tuesday's response to the shooting at Clackamas Town Center in Portland as an example of a successful change in police strategy.

The Clackamas County Sherriff's Office

The Clackamas County Sheriff's department has identified victims of Tuesday's shooting at Clackamas Town Center mall.

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Police say three people are dead, including the gunman, after a shooting at a shopping mall in suburban Portland.

Steve Morgan / Wikimedia Commons

Police say the threat has been neutralized at Clackamas Town Center, but at least one person is dead. People are now being escorted out of the mall.

The first payouts from a historic class action suit against the federal government will be sent to American Indians within the week. The settlement will be split by 500,000 American Indians, including many here in the Northwest.

On Thursday, Dec. 6, it becomes legal in Washington state to possess small amounts of marijuana for recreational use. But until the state sets up a licensing system, there’s no place to legally buy or sell marijuana, except for medical use. Marijuana is still illegal under federal law.

Tom Banse / Northwest News Network

The privatization of liquor sales in Washington this year is having an unintended side effect: increasing theft of booze. In Olympia Friday, lawmakers quizzed top managers of the state Liquor Control Board.

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