A man wearing a hockey mask tied up one person and threatened to explode a bomb while he robbed the Quality Inn in Woodland, Sept. 14, 2013 (Woodland Police Department)

Are area hotel robberies connected?

Though police won’t officially confirm these crimes are related, three separate hotel robberies all have the same method: An armed man weari…

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Hood River bank suspect apprehended

The suspect in a Sept. 12 bank robbery that put Hood River-area schools on lock-down Thursday has been identified and captured, according to…

FILE - An artist's rendering of the proposed Hyatt Hotel near the Convention Center in Northeast Portland. (Morteson Development)

Details murky over tax money for Hyatt

Lawmakers being asked to make the decisions don’t have all the facts in front of them about using taxpayer money to help build a Hyatt Hotel…

This mural was painted in 2010 by students at Bryant Elementary in Lake Oswego (Courtesy photo, Sept. 16, 2013)

Lake Oswego school mural painted over

Some parents are upset after a mural was painted over at Lakeridge Junior High School. The principal now admits he made a mistake when he de…

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Baked Spinach

Baked Spinach – Side Dishes – September 16, 2013

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DC rampage suspect had Seattle ties

The man identified as the shooter in the Washington Navy Yard slayings had been arrested in Seattle in 2004 for shooting out the tires of a …

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No speeding tickets for Wash. lawmakers?

A spokesman for Washington State Patrol says Washington lawmakers are constitutionally protected from receiving noncriminal traffic tickets …

Police work the scene on M Street, SE in Washington near the Washington Navy Yard on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013. The U.S. Navy says one person is injured after a shooting at a Navy building in Washington. Police and emergency crews gathered Monday morning outside the Naval Sea Systems Command Headquarters building, where the shooting was reported. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Photos: Shooting at US Navy Yard

Including the gunman, 13 people died in a mass shooting at the US Navy Yard in Washington, DC, Sept. 16, 2013.