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APNewsBreak: School led locker room assault investigation
APNewsBreak: School led locker room assault investigation
The investigation into the sexual assault of a disabled black football player by his white teammates at an Idaho high school showed that crucial evidence was collected by school employees, not law enforcement officials
Gray wolf blamed for death of calf in Jackson County
State wildlife officials say a gray wolf has spent the last several months in Jackson County, where it attacked and killed a 3-day-old calf on a private ranch
New Jersey man arrested on charges of abusing Baker City boy
A paramedic at a New Jersey hospital has been arrested on charges of sexually abusing a 12-year-old Baker City boy online
Union says UO planning 75 layoffs of faculty
A labor union representing University of Oregon employees says the school is considering a plan to lay off 75 non-tenured faculty members
Salem sets rainfall record for February
The city of Salem has set a record for rainfall in February, with 13.29 inches of precipitation
Washington produces record wine grapes crop in 2016
The state of Washington produced a record harvest of wine grapes in 2016
Family of murdered JBLM soldier offer reward
The family of a Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier who was found shot to death in September is offering a $10,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest in the case
Idaho bill seeks to block lawmaker emails from public view
All emails, texts and other communications between members of the Idaho Legislature would be considered private and blocked from any public disclosure under a newly introduced proposal
Lottery-winner secrecy bill dies in Idaho Senate
An Idaho Senate panel has killed legislation that would have allowed lottery winners to hide their identities
Federal 2017 quake forecast highlights Oklahoma, California
The U.S. Geological Survey's annual earthquake forecast pinpoints Oklahoma and central California's coast as highest risks for damaging shaking
Senate passes bill to address 'Hirst' water rights decision
The state Senate has approved a bill that takes aim at a recent state Supreme Court decision involving water rights
Hotline set up to report harassment in Seattle
The Seattle Office for Civil Rights had set up a new hotline to report harassment in the city
Competency of man charged with shooting deputies contested
A contested competency hearing is pending in the case of a man charged with shooting and wounding two northern Idaho deputies
Bill telling women abortion can be halted introduced
An Idaho Senate panel has introduced legislation requiring the state to distribute information telling women that a drug-induced abortion may be halted halfway through, despite physicians warning there's not enough science backing up that claim
Boeing investigates security breach after spreadsheet shared
Boeing is investigating an internal security breach impacting thousands of employees in four states, including Washington
Eugene detective quits amid extramarital affairs accusations
A police detective in western Oregon has agreed to quit to avoid potential criminal prosecution amid accusations of extramarital affairs
Pocatello contest gets 709 entries for new flag design
An eastern Idaho city with a flag labeled as the worst city flag in North America in a 2015 TED talk has received 709 submissions in a contest to come up with a new design
Fresno State wins in Boise for 1st time in 13 years
Deshon Taylor scored 26 points, including a perfect 4 of 4 from 3-point range, and Fresno State snapped a 12-game road losing streak to Boise State with a 74-67 win on Tuesday night
Police capture man accused of kidnapping Georgetown student
Authorities have captured a man who police say kidnapped a Georgetown University student and forced him to try to withdraw money from banks and make expensive purchases
Mountain View School District head defends arming staff
The head of the Mountain View School District is speaking out in support of a new policy allowing trained staff members to carry firearms in schools
Efforts expand to stop uranium from entering Columbia River
Efforts to prevent uranium from leaching into the Columbia River along the Hanford Nuclear Reservation are being expanded after a test showed good results
State agriculture director says Trump policies a concern
While Washington's farm economy is doing well, the director of the state Department of Agriculture says the Trump administration's trade policies are a concern
Workers at Yakima soft drink company end strike
About three dozen workers at Noel Canning in Yakima will return to work after a weeklong strike
Idaho man denies killing fiancee, trial set for July
A 39-year-old man accused of strangling his fiancee and burying her beneath their Bonneville county home is denying he's responsible for her death
Small plane crash shut down Bellingham airport for 24 hours
Authorities say a small plane crash during a snowstorm shut down the Bellingham International Airport for nearly 24 hours
Suspect in police shooting released from hospital
The suspect who police say was shot after trying to hit an officer with his vehicle has been released from the hospital
Murder charge added in Washington toddler's death
A western Washington woman who admitted to authorities that she abused a 2-year-old boy she was watching after he became upset when his mother left has been charged with murder in the boy's death
Overnight standoff with police ends with suspect dead
An overnight standoff in Lake Stevens ended in a suspect's death
18 hurt in snowstorm crash that closed US 89 in Utah
A semitrailer truck collided with a car in a winter storm in northern Utah, triggering a chain reaction that involved six vehicles and sent 18 people to the hospital
Body of missing retired California deputy found in forest
Authorities say a hiker in an Oregon forest found the body of a retired California sheriff's deputy who went missing two months ago during a white-out snowstorm