A high school student in class (File photo)

Wash. charter school plan kicks off

On Wednesday in Yakima, the board unanimously approved the Spokane School District’s bid to become the state’s first charter school authoriz…

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Ag concerns alter mosquito spraying

Complaints from cranberry growers concerned about pesticides tainting their crops have prompted Coos County commissioners to change their pl…

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Crematorium fires up in NE Portland

Neighbors say the crematorium burns two to three times a day — six days a week. It’s noisy, it smells, and the smoke pours out of a smokest…

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Truck hits bus, driver runs off with beer

Witnesses at the scene said the truck driver ran a stop sign — and T-boned the bus at NW 9th Avenue and Everett Street. At least one witnes…