PORTLAND — Federal prosecutors in Portland say it looked at first like an unremarkable rollover crash involving a tractor-trailer rig on U.S. Highway 97 in north-central Oregon. That all changed when tow truck company employees called Sherman County sheriff’s officers to say they’d found bundles of methamphetamine, heroin and cocaine hidden in the pallets of bell peppers.
OLYMPIA — If the locations of historical Native American burial grounds are publicly known, those sites are vulnerable to looting. But if the sites are kept secret, they’re vulnerable to damage by unwitting developers building over them.
OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee said Tuesday he was suspending the use of the death penalty in Washington state, announcing a move that he hopes will enable officials to “join a growing national conversation about capital punishment.”
SPOKANE — A surge in the production of concentrated marijuana extract is thought to have caused at least three dangerous fires in Spokane County and has local, state and federal officials paying attention.
PORTLAND — A second winter storm in two days is bearing down on Oregon and southwestern Washington, this one topped with ice that could make highways more treacherous in some areas and knock out electricity.
KELSO — A Longview man who fatally shot his uncle in 2012 because he was upset over his mother’s death and obsessed with the “Mayan prophecy” the world would end has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.