Delmiro Trevino poses in front of a building in Independence, Oregon, on Tuesday where the Hi-Ho restaurant used to be located. It was in that restaurant, in 1977, that Trevino was in when three sheriff’s deputies and a policewoman came in and demanded he show documents proving he was American. The racial profiling of Trevino, an American born in Texas, led to Oregon becoming America’s first sanctuary state. Now, Oregonians are deciding in the Nov. 6 election whether to repeal the law, even as some other states, like Vermont, have adopted sanctuary policies and others, like Texas, have banned towns from adopting them. (AP Photo/ Andrew Selsky)

Oregon voters deciding fate of pioneering sanctuary law

The incident of racial profiling led to Oregon becoming America’s first sanctuary state.

  • Oct 25, 2018
Delmiro Trevino poses in front of a building in Independence, Oregon, on Tuesday where the Hi-Ho restaurant used to be located. It was in that restaurant, in 1977, that Trevino was in when three sheriff’s deputies and a policewoman came in and demanded he show documents proving he was American. The racial profiling of Trevino, an American born in Texas, led to Oregon becoming America’s first sanctuary state. Now, Oregonians are deciding in the Nov. 6 election whether to repeal the law, even as some other states, like Vermont, have adopted sanctuary policies and others, like Texas, have banned towns from adopting them. (AP Photo/ Andrew Selsky)
U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Montana, speaks at a campaign rally in Helena, Montana, on Sept. 21.. An attorney for a reporter assaulted last year by Gianforte has sent a cease-and-desist letter warning the Montana Republican not to lie about the attack as he campaigns for re-election. (AP Photo/Matt Volz)

Reporter warns Rep. Gianforte not to lie about 2017 attack

A cease-and-desist letter threatens to cancel agreement not to sue if the congressman doesn’t stop.

  • Oct 25, 2018
U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Montana, speaks at a campaign rally in Helena, Montana, on Sept. 21.. An attorney for a reporter assaulted last year by Gianforte has sent a cease-and-desist letter warning the Montana Republican not to lie about the attack as he campaigns for re-election. (AP Photo/Matt Volz)

Washington Supreme Court upholds most of charter school law

The justices struck down part of the law that restricted the ability of employees to unionize.

  • Oct 25, 2018

4 mountains in Washington are ‘very high threat’ volcanoes

On a list of the 18 most dangerous are Glacier Peak, Mount Rainier, Mount St. Helens and Mount Baker.

  • Oct 25, 2018

BNSF workers escape along rail line after man fires at them

Employees were trying to use a private driveway to access a rail construction site.

  • Oct 25, 2018

As Sea-Tac traffic booms, distant neighborhoods are noisy

A plan for planes to stop flying as far north as Edmonds before circling back never got off the ground.

Oregon Gov. Brown joins others in offshore drilling ban

She sought a federal exemption for Oregon but has not received one.

  • Oct 25, 2018

Death at Poulsbo community college closes campus

No threat to students and officers are investigating the death as a likely suicide.

  • Oct 25, 2018

Proposal would protect Methow Valley from future mining

The plan would make about 340,000 acres of forest lands in Okanogan County off-limits.

  • Oct 25, 2018

Washington cities backing Seattle in battle over income tax

King County Superior Court Judge John Ruhl struck down an income tax on wealthy residents last year.

  • Oct 25, 2018

Another Wednesday, another bomb threat to state office

Buildings in Olympia and Tumwater have received multiple bomb threats since late September.

  • Oct 25, 2018

Oil spilled on Columbia River between Washington, Oregon

Officials said the source of the spill was no longer actively discharging into the river.

  • Oct 25, 2018

Killer of Utah student called himself womanizing manipulator

The track and field athlete from Pullman was shot on the University of Utah campus.

  • Oct 24, 2018

‘Rock star’ pastor and Stanwood native dies at 85

The Rev. Eugene Peterson wrote “The Message,” a bestselling idiomatic translation of the Bible.

David Vier (Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office)

Former Everett firefighter gets 15 years for sex trafficking

Prosecutors said David Peter Vier, 63, picked up teen girls in Seattle and drove them to Wyoming.

David Vier (Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office)

Vendor to blame for wrong ballot envelopes in 2 counties

A Tacoma-based mail vendor contracted by Asotin and Grant counties used the wrong envelopes.

Opponents of carbon fee break initiative fundraising record

Supporters of Initiative 1631 have raised about $12.5 million.

Sheriff: Man fatally shoots woman, self on Lummi Reservation

Witnesses said the two were arguing before shots were fired.

  • Oct 22, 2018

2 men charged in woman’s death on Joint Base Lewis-McChord

Complaint doesn’t allege a clear motive for the killing, but says both men acknowledged involvement.

  • Oct 22, 2018

Near record-low returns of spring chinook to South Umpqua

28 fish returned to their natal pools, which is the second lowest since numbers have been recorded.

  • Oct 22, 2018