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Oregon boy, 8, dies when ATV overturns

COOS BAY, Ore. — An 8-year-old boy from Coos Bay died after the all-terrain vehicle he was driving overturned and landed on top of him.

Date: 06/14/2016 | Northwest

Rangers end search for Oregon man's body in Yellowstone hot spring

BILLINGS, Mont. — Rangers suspended their attempts on Wednesday to recover the body of a man who wandered from a designated boardwalk and fell into an acidic hot spring at Yellowstone National Park, another in a string of incidents raising concerns over visitor behavior.

Date: 06/08/2016 | Northwest

Hiker who vanished in Alpine Lakes Wilderness identified

LEAVENWORTH — Authorities have identified a hiker who vanished over the edge of a waterfall hole while sliding down Aasgard Pass in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness.The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office has identified him as Qi He, 24.

Date: 06/08/2016 | Northwest

Witnesses rescue, revive Washougal teen after near-drowning

WASHOUGAL — Authorities say two witnesses rescued and revived a teenager after he launched off a rope swing into the Washougal River and failed to resurface.

Date: 06/08/2016 | Northwest

Oregon man drowns while trying to stay cool during heatwave

WOODBURN, Ore. — A dive team has recovered the body of a 36-year-old man who drowned in Marion County.

Date: 06/06/2016 | Northwest

Oil train crash briefly derails couple’s wedding plans

LYLE — Travis Dumas and Tory Sansonetti were trying to make it to downtown Portland by closing time Friday.

Date: 06/06/2016 | Northwest

Milton boy, 14, killed in ATV accident

AUBURN — Authorities say a 14-year-old Milton boy is dead after crashing an all-terrain vehicle he had been riding during a family barbecue.

Date: 06/06/2016 | Northwest

Track failure likely cause of oil train derailment

SEATTLE — Track failure was likely the cause of the oil train derailment in Oregon, an official with Union Pacific Railroad said Sunday.

Date: 06/05/2016 | Northwest

Coast Guard rescues 4 people Saturday near Coos Bay

NORTH BEND, Ore. — The Coast Guard rescued four people in two incidents near Coos Bay, Oregon, on Saturday night.

Date: 06/05/2016 | Northwest

Czech Republic man dies while skiing on Alaska mountain

TALKEETNA, Alaska — A mountaineer from the Czech Republic is dead after an estimated 1,500-foot fall on Denali Mountain.Pavel Michut, 45, was skiing Messner Couloir when he fell Saturday, the National Park Service said.Nearby climbers found his body within 10 minutes.

Date: 05/29/2016 | Northwest

2 boys hurt after falling out of window in Kitsap County

SILVERDALE — Two young boys were injured Tuesday after falling out a third-floor apartment window in Silverdale.

Date: 05/24/2016 | Northwest

Mission: Reach the Andrea Doria

Everett explorers plan expedition to sunken ocean liner

Date: 05/23/2016 | Local News

Man in his 20s drowns at Angle Lake in SeaTac

SEATAC — Authorities say a man in his 20s drowned in a lake in SeaTac.Kent Regional Fire Authority spokesman Kyle Ohashi said the man reportedly jumped out of a small inflatable boat in Angle Lake on Saturday afternoon and immediately sank.

Date: 05/22/2016 | Northwest

Risking a summer of smoke

The "rainy day" fund is the name given to unspent money that state lawmakers set aside each session, held in reserve for emergencies, unforeseen needs and economic downturns.But considering where sizeable chunks of those reserves have gone the last two years,...

Date: 05/17/2016 | Editorials

Rock climber from Seatac falls to death near Leavenworth

LEAVENWORTH — Authorities say a rock climber has fallen to her death in the Icicle River drainage west of Leavenworth.The Chelan County sheriff’s office says the 50-year-old woman from Seatac fell about 80 feet while climbing with a group Saturday afternoon.

Date: 05/15/2016 | Northwest

Man pulled from lake near Shelton dies

SHELTON — Authorities say a 22-year-old Bellevue man pulled from a lake in Mason County has died.

Date: 05/11/2016 | Northwest

Shelton man died rafting on Wenatchee River

DRYDEN — Authorities have identified the man who died while rafting on the Wenatchee River.The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday that the victim was Keith M. Thomas, 53, of Shelton.

Date: 05/05/2016 | Northwest

Getting a fair deal for National Guard members

During disasters, the assistance provided by members for the Army National Guard and Air National Guard have proved invaluable to the victims of disaster but also in support of the work of first responders at the scene, such as during the wildfires in Eastern and Central Washington the...

Date: 05/03/2016 | Editorials

Man dies after 180-foot fall in Clark County

COUGAR — Authorities say a 26-year-old man died in Clark County after he reportedly climbed over a guard rail and fell 180 feet.

Date: 05/02/2016 | Northwest

Hiker found dead after fall in Alaska’s Denali National Park

DENALI NATIONAL PARK AND PRESERVE, Alaska — A hiker has been found dead in Alaska’s Denali National Park and Preserve, and authorities believe he fell and suffered a fatal head injury.

Date: 05/01/2016 | Northwest

Kenya officials: Death toll of collapsed building up to 20

NAIROBI, Kenya — Kenyan rescuers continued searching for survivors Sunday of a residential building in a low-income area that collapsed Friday, as officials said the death toll has risen to 20 and 73 people remain missing.

Date: 05/01/2016 | Nation & World

Train derails in Washington, D.C.; leaks hazardous chemical

WASHINGTON — A CSX freight train derailed near a Metro stop in Washington, D.C., Sunday morning, sending about 10 cars off the tracks and spilling hazardous material from one of them, officials said.No injuries were reported and no evacuations were ordered.

Date: 05/01/2016 | Nation & World

Oregon man dies at Youngs River Falls

ASTORIA, Ore. — An Astoria man died at Youngs River Falls after falling about 45 feet.The Oregonian reported that Joseph Nestor, 34, was climbing with his family Saturday before he fell.

Date: 04/25/2016 | Northwest

Clues in murder case: Blood, video and cellphone movement

OSO — A missing Oso couple presumed dead were afraid of their former next-door neighbor, John Reed, court papers show.Reed and his brother are suspected of killing Patrick Shunn and Monique...

Date: 04/18/2016 | Local News

Death toll from massive Ecuador earthquake tops 350

MANTA, Ecuador — Rescuers in Ecuador pulled three people out alive after being trapped for more than 32 hours in the rubble of a shopping center that was flattened by this weekend’s powerful earthquake.

Date: 04/18/2016 | Nation & World

Helicopter crew tries again to reach Mount Rainier climber

SEATTLE — A helicopter rescue crew was again unable to reach a climber who is presumed dead after he was caught in a storm on Washington’s Mount Rainier over the weekend.

Date: 03/29/2016 | Northwest

Woman found dead in freezer of downtown Atlanta hotel

ATLANTA — A kitchen worker died after she was apparently trapped inside of a walk-in freezer for about 13 hours at a downtown Atlanta hotel, police said Tuesday.

Date: 03/22/2016 | Nation & World

Two years after Oso

Alliances forged in disaster continue to shape the region

Date: 03/20/2016 | Local News

Know the warning signs of a gas leak before things explode

EVERETT — The explosion that damaged 36 businesses and injured nine firefighters in north Seattle last week had something in common with a 2013 blast at an Everett home.Both occurred after natural gas leaks.Pipeline safety engineers from the Washington...

Date: 03/13/2016 | Local News

Gas explosion destroys block in Seattle; minor injuries

SEATTLE — Shop owners on Wednesday inspected walls that were ripped to shreds by an early morning natural gas explosion in Seattle and marveled that the blast had caused no serious injuries.

Date: 03/09/2016 | Northwest

3 overdose deaths in Spokane area Wednesday morning

SPOKANE — Law enforcement in Spokane is warning about a possible lethal batch of drugs after three overdose deaths were reported in less than three hours.The deaths were reported Wednesday morning in Spokane and Spokane Valley.

Date: 03/09/2016 | Northwest

Coast Guard rescues 3 surfers near Devil’s Punchbowl in Oregon

NORTH BEND, Ore. — A Coast Guard helicopter crew rescued three surfers in distress near Devil’s Punchbowl State Park.Lincoln County 911 dispatchers received a call at 1:40 p.m. Saturday reporting that a surfer was in trouble.

Date: 03/06/2016 | Northwest

Hiker rescued after falling off cliff into water at park near Bellingham

BELLINGHAM — A hiker suffered a head injury after falling from a cliff into the water at Larrabee State Park, just south of Bellingham.A Coast Guard rescue boat crew reached the 30-year-old man at about 7 p.m. Saturday and took him to EMS.

Date: 03/06/2016 | Northwest

An Oso hero

DeYoung remembered for ‘bringing them home’

Date: 03/06/2016 | Julie Muhlstein

Teen dies after fall at Cape Kiwanda in Oregon; 5th death in 8 months

PORTLAND, Ore. — Authorities say a 19-year-old man has become the fifth person to die in eight months at Oregon’s Cape Kiwanda.The Oregonian reported that Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office says David Lopez, of Woodburn, drowned there Sunday.

Date: 03/01/2016 | Northwest

Man dies while being detained by police in Olympia

OLYMPIA — The Olympia Police Department says a man has died while in police custody at a local bus station.The man has not yet been identified, but police described him as a white male in his 30s or 40s.

Date: 02/29/2016 | Northwest

Rescuers aiding hiker who fell on Mount Si in North Bend

NORTH BEND — Search and rescue crews were working Sunday to rescue a 41-year-old hiker who suffered a broken back in a fall on Mount Si in North Bend.The King County Sheriff’s Office says the hiker fell Sunday afternoon while hiking the 4,167-foot peak about 30 miles east of Seattle.

Date: 02/28/2016 | Northwest

Propane leak caused deadly Port Orchard home explosion

PORT ORCHARD — The Kitsap County fire marshal says a propane leak caused the powerful home explosion that killed two people in Port Orchard.The Kitsap Sun reported that the gas filled the residence and underneath it Tuesday morning. The cause of ignition is still unknown.

Date: 02/26/2016 | Northwest

Crews rescue injured woman on Mailbox Peak near North Bend

NORTH BEND — Officials say crews have rescued a 21-year-old woman near the top of Mailbox Peak near North Bend.King County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Cindi West says the woman slipped off the trail Wednesday evening and may have a broken leg.

Date: 02/25/2016 | Northwest

Another delay in the civil trial for the deadly Oso mudslide

OSO — A civil trial to explore whether anyone should be held responsible for the deadly Oso mudslide has again been delayed, this time so experts can adequately digest the results of drilling and other recent research aimed at finding hard evidence that may explain why the hill...

Date: 02/25/2016 | Local News

About 2,000 evacuated from Olympia hotel due to pepper spray

OLYMPIA — Police say about 2,000 people were evacuated from a hotel in West Olympia after pepper spray fumes spread through the hotel’s air system.

Date: 02/19/2016 | Northwest

2 deaths in Grant County likely linked to botulism

MOSES LAKE — Health officials say two deaths in Washington state this month appear to be linked to botulism — apparently from home-canned foods.

Date: 02/19/2016 | Northwest

Hiker dies after falling into Kitsap County creek

SEABECK — Authorities say a hiker died in Kitsap County over the holiday weekend after he fell into Big Beef Creek.

Date: 02/16/2016 | Northwest

Snowmobiler from Duvall dies after crashing near West Yellowstone

WEST YELLOWSTONE, Mont. — Gallatin County authorities say a man has died in a snowmobile crash near West Yellowstone.The sheriff’s office said in a news release that Edward Collins Eldridge, 53, of Duvall, had been snowmobiling with a group when he died Thursday.

Date: 02/16/2016 | Northwest

Coast Guard crews rescue 6 during three search-and-rescue calls

SEATTLE — The U.S. Coast Guard says crews rescued six people in three different search-and-rescue calls Saturday.The Coast Guard reports rescuing three people Saturday morning near Coos Bay, Oregon, after their boat overturned.

Date: 02/14/2016 | Northwest

Obama signs disaster declaration for December storms in state

SEATTLE — President Barack Obama has signed a disaster declaration for damage done by December wind and rain storms, making federal assistance available in 10 Washington counties.

Date: 02/02/2016 | Northwest

Marysville girl missing after falling into ocean in Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon State Police identified a girl who has been missing since falling into the Pacific Ocean as Megan Owens, 17, of Marysville.Lt. Steve Mitchell says the girl was one of four youths climbing Monday at Cape Kiwanda in Tillamook County. She fell off...

Date: 02/02/2016 | Northwest

First buyout closes for land in Oso slide zone

EVERETT — Snohomish County closed on its first buyout of property in the Oso mudslide zone Dec. 30, through a federal grant program.

Date: 01/20/2016 | Local News

Judge tosses $21.5 million verdict in cruise injury case

SEATTLE — A federal judge Tuesday threw out a $21.5 million jury verdict awarded to an Illinois man who claimed he was injured during an around-the-world cruise in 2011, after the man’s former assistant came forward to say he had intentionally deleted emails that could have...

Date: 01/05/2016 | Northwest

Man dies in Hood Canal scuba diving incident

SHELTON — Authorities say a man has died while scuba diving in the Hood Canal near Shelton.

Date: 01/05/2016 | Northwest

Man’s body found floating at Port Orchard Marina

PORT ORCHARD — The body of a man found floating at the Port Orchard Marina has been identified as Stephen Ray Morton, 65.The Kitsap Sun reported the cause of his death is not known.Port Orchard police say the death does not appear suspicious.

Date: 01/03/2016 | Northwest

Idaho remains belong to missing mom from Medical Lake

BOISE, Idaho — The family of a missing Washington state woman held out hope for years that she didn’t drown in a river rapid on the Salmon River in Idaho after her inflatable kayak overturned.

Date: 01/01/2016 | Northwest

Spokane hiker dies after falling in Red Rock Canyon near Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS — A hiker was killed after falling 100 feet at Red Rock Canyon near Las Vegas.The Clark County Coroner’s Office identified the hiker as Brian William Tracy, 25, of Spokane.

Date: 12/27/2015 | Northwest

Oso slide was not an outlier, new research says

OSO — Two of the most pressing questions for planners and policy makers about the Oso landslide are closer to being answered.The deadly slide on March 22, 2014, cast renewed focus on development in rainy, hilly western Washington.

Date: 12/22/2015 | Local News

Slow-moving landslide prompts evacuations in Oregon

OREGON CITY, Ore. — Police in Oregon say a slow-moving landslide has prompted evacuation orders for two apartment buildings south of Portland.

Date: 12/20/2015 | Northwest

Cuts to Everett Fire Department staffing would put public at risk

Gone are the days of merely responding to fire and medical emergencies; the modern fire department is an all-hazards response team dedicated to keeping the community safe.The Everett Fire Department has a history of adapting to the size and needs of the community, through...

Date: 12/19/2015 | Commentary

Everyday people honored by Red Cross for courage and service

Courage, selfless acts and service to community were to be recognized Thursday at the American Red Cross Snohomish County Chapter's Real Heroes Breakfast.Honorees and awards include:

Date: 12/10/2015 | Local News

Storm sweeps 7 in homeless camp into Puyallup River

PUYALLUP — Seven people who were swept into the Puyallup River from a riverbank homeless camp have been rescued.

Date: 12/09/2015 | Northwest

No definitive cause, but study advances mudslide science

OSO — A new paper published by a team of researchers working on the Oso mudslide site reveals a growing understanding of the slide's history, and points to further avenues for exploration.When the slide struck March...

Date: 12/06/2015 | Local News

What to do for Stilly Valley and who can do it

Clearly, thankfully, the Stillaguamish Valley and its communities from Darrington to Arlington have not been forgotten in the months following the March 22, 2014, Oso landslide that killed 43 people, destroyed 36 homes, obliterated Highway 530 and caused economic hardships throughout...

Date: 12/06/2015 | Editorials

Storm victim's fiancee grieves a 'love that grew every day'

MONROE — He kept his promise to love her all his life.Grant Strinden assured his fiancee, Ronicka Messner, that she could trust him when she needed someone to count on. The Monroe couple was planning a 2016 wedding and scribbling their bucket list on little scraps of...

Date: 12/02/2015 | Local News

Body of climber who died on Oregon’s Mount Jefferson recovered

PORTLAND, Ore. — Authorities have recovered the body of a climber who died after falling into a crevasse on Mount Jefferson in Oregon.

Date: 12/01/2015 | Northwest

Death of dairy worker may lead to more regulations

YAKIMA — The investigation into the death of a Mabton dairy worker who drowned in a manure pit shows the man had drugs in his system.

Date: 12/01/2015 | Northwest

Pedestrian struck, killed by light-rail train in Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. — Police say a pedestrian was struck and killed by a light-rail train in southeast Portland.Police say the person was trying to cross the tracks in a restricted area between loading platforms when the crash happened Sunday afternoon.

Date: 11/29/2015 | Northwest

Spokane approves $250,000 for defense in jail death case

SPOKANE — Spokane officials have set aside $250,000 in legal fees to defend the city against a $6.5 million wrongful death claim by the family of a man who choked on his own vomit while being booked into the Spokane County Jail.

Date: 11/24/2015 | Northwest

State audit of Darrington reveals lack of oversight in 7 areas

DARRINGTON — There are problems with how the town’s money is managed and how its information is tracked, according to a state audit released last week.

Date: 11/22/2015 | Local News

PUD still hard at work

No estimates of when thousands will get power back

Date: 11/19/2015 | Local News

Big repair job

U.S. 2 to Stevens Pass could be closed until Wednesday

Date: 11/19/2015 | Local News

With new FEMA money, county can buy all Oso mudslide tracts

OSO — Snohomish County is now positioned to offer buyouts to all property owners directly affected by the Oso mudslide, now that a second federal grant has come through.

Date: 11/19/2015 | Local News

Jury awards $21.5 million to man injured by cruise ship door

SEATTLE — A federal jury in Seattle has awarded $21.5 million in damages to an Illinois man who was injured by an automatic sliding-glass door on a cruise ship.

Date: 11/11/2015 | Northwest

2 injured when man accidentally fires rifle at gun show

GARDEN CITY, Idaho — Two men were injured at an Idaho gun show Saturday morning after a vendor from Washington state accidentally fired a rifle, Ada County Sheriff’s officials said.

Date: 11/02/2015 | Northwest

Timber company loses bid to avoid Oso mudslide litigation

OSO — A timber company that argues its logging over the years had nothing to do with the deadly Oso mudslide will have to make its case before a jury, a judge has ruled.Grandy Lake Forest...

Date: 11/02/2015 | Local News

13 hospitalized during Washington’s FreakNight festival

TACOMA — Authorities say 13 people were hospitalized during Washington’s FreakNight electronic dance show.The News Tribune reported that spokesman Joe Meinecke says Tacoma Fire evaluated 107 patients Saturday night and nine were taken to the hospital.

Date: 11/02/2015 | Northwest

13-year-old shot at JBLM dies; friend charged

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD — A 13-year-old boy who was shot in the face last week at a military base in Washington state has died, and his 17-year-old friend remains in juvenile detention, police said Monday.

Date: 10/26/2015 | Northwest

Boy, 10, dies after ATV accident in Grant County

MARLIN — The Grant County sheriff’s office says an autopsy is scheduled for Monday for a 10-year-old boy from Marlin who died after a weekend all-terrain vehicle accident.

Date: 10/26/2015 | Northwest

Baby sitter sent to prison for child’s death

TACOMA — A baby sitter in Tacoma will spend more than eight years in prison after an 8-month-old died while in her care.The News Tribune reported that the judge who sentenced Jamie Thompson, 35, said Friday it isn’t entirely clear what happened to Jayceon Thomas.

Date: 10/26/2015 | Northwest

County to get another $1.75M from FEMA for Oso slide costs

EVERETT — Snohomish County will receive an additional $1.75 million in federal reimbursement to recover from the Oso mudslide, officials said Wednesday.

Date: 10/21/2015 | Local News

Police investigating 13-year-old shot near JBLM

Police say a 13-year-old boy was shot in the face at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Date: 10/20/2015 | Northwest

Family of teen who died after football game appeals decision

SPOKANE — The family of a Spokane teen who died of brain trauma in 2009 as a result of a football game injury has appealed a state judge’s decision to dismiss their lawsuit.

Date: 10/20/2015 | Northwest

Commercial diver dies off coast of Port Gamble

PORT GAMBLE — A commercial diver working on an underwater environmental study off the coast of Port Gamble has died.The Coast Guard, the Kitsap County sheriff’s office and members of the public searched for the 25-year-old after he failed to surface with his team Monday evening.

Date: 10/20/2015 | Northwest

Man clipped by freight train dies in Clark County

VANCOUVER, Wash. — Clark County officials say a man was clipped by a freight train north of Felida, Washington, early Tuesday morning. A railway spokesman says he died at a local hospital.

Date: 10/20/2015 | Northwest

Family of 5 dead after SUV goes into suburban Phoenix lake

TEMPE, Ariz. — An entire family, including three young children, died Sunday after their vehicle went into a suburban Phoenix lake, authorities said.

Date: 10/18/2015 | Nation & World

6-year-old boy fatally shoots 3-year-old brother in Chicago

CHICAGO — A 6-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his 3-year-old brother while playing “cops and robbers” with a gun their father told investigators he had obtained illegally from a gang member, Chicago police said Sunday.

Date: 10/18/2015 | Nation & World

Car hits rocks on Highway 97 near Entiat; 1 injured

ENTIAT — The Washington State Patrol says one person was injured after a car hit rocks that had rolled onto Highway 97 in central Washington.KPQ-AM reported that the car was traveling southbound on the highway south of Entiat when it struck the rocks. It happened just before 2 a.m. Sunday.

Date: 10/18/2015 | Northwest

Death toll in Ukraine excursion boat capsizing rises to 14

ODESSA, Ukraine — The Ukrainian excursion boat that capsized in the Black Sea, killing 14 people, was carrying twice as many passengers as allowed and was knocked over by a big wave, officials and survivors said Sunday.

Date: 10/18/2015 | Nation & World

Mudslides cover I-5 in Southern California

LOS ANGELES — Emergency crews shoveled mud from a section of I-5 north of Los Angeles after flash flood debris blocked the important highway, stranded hundreds of vehicles, and forced some motorists to take refuge on top of their cars.

Date: 10/16/2015 | Nation & World

Interior secretary at Oso: Funding needed for scientific research

OSO — Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell came to Oso on Thursday to see the aftermath of the mudslide that killed 43 people a year and a half ago.Jewell grew up in Washington and knows Highway 530 well from many trips to the back country. This was her first visit...

Date: 10/16/2015 | Local News

State, feds won’t pursue $92M more in ‘89 Exxon Valdez spill

JUNEAU, Alaska — The state and federal governments have decided not to pursue $92 million in additional damages from Exxon Mobil Corp., citing the recovery of ducks and sea otters in Alaska’s Prince William Sound following a devastating oil spill more than two decades ago.

Date: 10/14/2015 | Northwest

County says partial settlement reached in West, Texas, blast

WACO, Texas — A settlement was reached with families of some victims of a massive West, Texas, fertilizer explosion that killed 15 people and leveled part of the town two years ago, according to a post on the website of McLennan County, where a trial over their claims was set to begin.

Date: 10/12/2015 | Nation & World

Oregon mill worker struck by slow-moving train dies

GASTON, Ore. — A man working at a lumber mill has died after being struck by a train about 30 miles west of Portland.

Date: 10/06/2015 | Northwest

High school football player seriously injured in game

SEATTLE — A football player from Evergreen High School is in critical condition after being injured in a game.

Date: 10/04/2015 | Northwest

Burlington police take teen with pellet gun at school into custody

BURLINGTON — Police say they have taken a 13-year-old boy with a pellet gun at an elementary school into custody.

Date: 09/30/2015 | Northwest

Report says patient in Oregon hospital not monitored before death

BEND, Ore. — The St. Charles Medical Center in Bend has been accused of violating procedures following the death of a patient in December who received the wrong medication from a nurse at the facility.

Date: 09/22/2015 | Northwest

Climber who died at Mount Rainier National Park identified

MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK — Officials with the Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office have identified the climber who suffered a fatal fall in Mount Rainier National Park over the weekend.The News Tribune of Tacoma reported that the climber was Timothy Hagan, 62, of Bellevue.

Date: 09/16/2015 | Northwest

Honor 9/11 with shared purpose, sacrifice

It's easy to recall the horror of 9/11, when it happened, the disbelief, the shock, the realization, as I watched, that people were dying, thousands of them. The sense that things had changed, irrevocably, forever.I was impressed with George Bush with his megaphone at ground...

Date: 09/16/2015 | Opinion Columnists

Army identifies soldier who died in parachute exercise

SHELTON — The Army says the soldier who died during a parachute training operation last week was a young officer who recently joined Army Special Forces.

Date: 09/15/2015 | Northwest

Climber dies in fall at Mount Rainier National Park

MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK — Rescue crews have recovered the body of a climber who suffered a fatal fall in Mount Rainier National Park over the weekend.

Date: 09/15/2015 | Northwest

Bull rider who died at Oregon rodeo passionate about the sport

BEND, Ore. — Like his dad, Richard Wayne Perry had a passion for rodeo.In particular, Perry loved the calf roping and bull riding events, competing in them when he was younger, said his sister Debra Jean Perry, 59, of North Port, Florida.

Date: 09/14/2015 | Northwest

Parents sue Redmond shopping center over daughter’s death

REDMOND — The parents of a two-year-old girl who was hit and killed by a car at a Redmond shopping center are suing the center and the driver.

Date: 09/13/2015 | Northwest

Drowned Syrian boys’ aunt wants to bring family to Canada

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Dozens of white balloons drifted over Vancouver’s harbor to honor the young Syrian boys whose deaths at sea sparked worldwide outrage at the refugee crisis.

Date: 09/06/2015 | Northwest

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