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The Washington State Patrol has ticketed the driver of an oversize load that collapsed the Skagit River Bridge in May of 2013.

A new study out of Canada reveals a surprising side-effect that hunting may have on wolves.

Oregon’s Measure 92 would require food manufacturers and retailers to label genetically engineered foods.

Small-town hospitals and clinics across the Northwest are scrambling to prepare for Ebola.

A slowdown at West Coast ports is beginning to stifle the flow of goods in and out of the Northwest.

An improving Oregon economy could trigger the state's first personal income tax kicker since 2007.

Street Newspapers On The Rise In The Northwest

Nov 13, 2014

In every major West Coast city, people who are homeless or living in transitional housing are selling street newspapers on the corners.

The Native American Music Awards recognize indigenous musicians from the U.S., Canada and Latin America. It is considered to be the Grammys of Native American music.

Washington state is 125 years old. There was a celebration Tuesday at the state capitol. It featured an historic reenactment, a time capsule ceremony and, of course, cake.

Communities around the Northwest Tuesday honored the men and women who’ve served in the nation’s armed services.

There was no candidate on the ballot in a race for a position on the Soil and Water Conservation District in Marion County, Oregon, this month. So nearly 8,000 names received write-in votes.

New statistics out Monday from the FBI show violent crime continues to decrease in Washington, Oregon and Idaho.

Voter turnout in Washington state was not just low this year -- it could be a 36-year low.

The Washington governor's office unveiled draft rules for government use of drones Monday. It would replace legislation that Democrat Jay Inslee vetoed earlier this year.

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute announced Monday that trace amounts of radioactivity from Fukushima have been detected off the West Coast.

Kenneth Bae of Lynnwood, Wash., was free for the first time since 2012 when he landed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord south of Seattle Saturday night.

“It’s been an amazing two years,” he told reporters.

In 2012, Bae was sentenced in Pyongyang to 15 years hard labor, convicted of a Christian conspiracy to overthrow the North Korean government. Attempts by the Obama administration to secure his release were unsuccessful until last week.

Washington voters are narrowly passing a class-size measure that comes with a multi-billion dollar price tag.

The Carlton Complex fires burned more than 255,000 acres in Washington’s Methow Valley past summer. There are thousands of fire-scrubbed hillsides and slopes that threaten to become torrents of mud running down in nearly every direction.

The fires and immediate mudslides are over in the Methow Valley in north central Washington. Now a lot of tough work begins.

Oregon's Ethics Commission is officially looking into actions taken by Governor John Kitzhaber and first lady Cylvia Hayes.