2 ex-counseling center workers sue University of Oregon

Two former University of Oregon counseling center employees say they were shunned, criticized and threatened with dismissal at the UO after they blew the whistle on superiors who had seized a student's therapy records, a civil lawsuit filed this week in U.S. District Court alleges.

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Memorial for post-911 ‘fallen’ to be dedicated in Spokane

A new memorial honoring service members from Washington who’ve died since the terrorist attacks on the United States on Sept. 11, 2001, will be dedicated Wednesday outside Spokane’s Veterans Memorial Arena.

Column - Lessons from a 114-year-old Girl Scout

Maybe it sounds a little cheesy to say I loved a 114-year-old woman whom I met only twice, but it’s true.

Albertsons bids on dozens of Haggen grocery stores

As the grocery chain Haggen looks to shed many of its stores during bankruptcy proceedings, Albertsons has come to take its locations back.

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NASA, UW team up to track rain, snow in soggy Washington

Using everything from a customized DC-8 jetliner to ground radars to four-inch rain gauges, scientists are fanning out across one of the soggiest places in the United States this month to measure raindrops and snowflakes like never before.

No source found for E. coli; Chipotle could reopen midweek

Washington state health officials say they have found no source for the E. coli outbreak related to Chipotle, and the chain's Pacific Northwest restaurants could reopen later this week.

Officials remove wolf from state endangered species list

Oregon wildlife officials have voted to remove the gray wolf from the state's Endangered Species Act list.

Unions seek link of aerospace tax breaks, state workforce

Leaders of the two largest unions representing thousands of Boeing workers renewed calls Monday for lawmakers to pass measures that would tie the aerospace giant's tax breaks in the state to job numbers.

SUV stolen from Kennewick woman in labor

A Kennewick woman’s sport utility vehicle has been recovered after it was stolen while she was in labor.

Oregon divided over protections for wolves

Eradicated in Oregon over half a century ago, wolves are re-establishing a foothold in the state — but their fragile comeback is deepening a cultural divide over how much protection they need.

DNR hot for more funds to fight wildfires

After back-to-back summers of major wildfires across the state, the head of Washington’s Department of Natural Resources is on a campaign to get an additional $24.3 million from the Legislature to help control future wildfires.

In wake of lawsuit, Latinos win Yakima seats for first time

SPOKANE — In the wake of a federal court lawsuit, Hispanic candidates have for the first time been elected to the Yakima City Council.

Opponents of anti-tax measure promise court action

OLYMPIA (AP) — Long-time tax foe Tim Eyman’s latest effort to limit Washington lawmakers’ ability to raise taxes appears to be headed to victory. But opponents are already promising a court challenge.

Kennewick woman escapes car trunk after reported abduction

KENNEWICK (AP) — Officials say an 86-year-old Washington woman escaped from a car trunk in Oregon after she was reportedly abducted by teenagers.

Records: Pasco teen may have been killed with his own gun

A Pasco teen killed last month near the cable bridge may have been shot with his own gun as he was giving a ride to the two alleged shooters.