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Friday afternoon Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin named the nine people killed by a gunman Thursday at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon.

At a press conference Friday morning Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin repeated his vow about the Roseburg, Oregon, shooter who killed 10 people on Thursday.

In some areas of the Northwest, dryland farmers are getting impatient. They need rain to plant winter wheat.

There's still no known motive for the gunman who opened fire Thursday at Umpqua Community College in southern Oregon. The city of Roseburg was rocked by news that ten people died in the shooting.

As of Thursday, recreational marijuana is legal in Oregon. However, if you’re in Eastern Oregon, you face a long drive to score some legal bud.

Another Washington state juvenile killer sentenced to serve life without parole will be set free next year. This follows a U.S. Supreme Court ruling and passage of a new Washington state law.

Disability Rights Washington announced Thursday that it will delay the filing of a lawsuit against the state of Washington on behalf of mentally disabled sex offenders on McNeil Island at the request of the state.

“A profound sense of loss.”

Those are the words Washington Governor Jay Inslee used to describe the shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon.

In southeast Washington state, a group of farms has been frozen in time. It’s at Hanford, the area the federal government took over to make plutonium during World War II.

Mentally disabled sex offenders housed on Washington’s McNeil Island aren’t getting the treatment they deserve. And, in some cases, they’re being held in isolation.

Plant breeders, Northwest chefs and farmers are co-developing innovative new vegetables and grains. The bounty was sampled a tasting party in Portland Monday night.

Starting Thursday, adults 21 and over can buy marijuana for recreational use in Oregon. And they'll have plenty of places to buy it from.

Harvest is revving up at Washington’s apple orchards. But this year the fruit they’re picking is smaller -- and there is less of it.

A Washington state lawmaker who has been trying to make paid family leave available to all workers said a new federal grant will be a big help. 

Oregon voters could see competing minimum-wage initiatives on their 2016 ballot. A group that favors a hike to $13.50 per hour kicked off their signature gathering campaign Monday.

The state employment departments in Oregon and Washington are organizing 'rapid response' teams to help nearly 1,000 grocery workers facing mass layoff.

Citing a lack of confidence, Washington’s Utilities and Transportation Commission has taken emergency action to suspend Ride the Ducks tours in Seattle.

Oregon lawmakers are returning to Salem Monday to take a look at issues they think can't wait until their next legislative session.

Starting October 1, adults in Oregon will be able to walk into a medical marijuana dispensary and buy pot for recreational use. But not in dozens of communities across the state, where local officials have banned such sales.

Washington state officials are moving faster on a scheduled inspection of the amphibious fleet that had a vehicle involved in a fatal crash Thursday on the Aurora Bridge in Seattle.