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People gather during a counter protest against Black Lives Matter in Vancouver, Wash., Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, after a candlelight vigil for Kevin Peterson Jr., who was killed in Thursday's shooting with police involved. The Clark County Sheriff's office has not released any details on the Thursday evening shooting in Hazel Dell, but a man told The Oregonian/OregonLive that his 21-year-old son was fatally shot by police. (AP Photo/Paula Bronstein)

Unrest erupts over police killing of Black man near Portland

Oct. 31, 2020 4:39 AM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Tensions boiled over into unrest late Friday following a vigil for a Black man shot and killed by law enforcement in a city near Portland, Oregon, in southwestern Washington state. Mourners gathered in Hazel Dell, an unincorporated area of Vancouver, Washington, where family and...

This August 2018 photo provided by Jake Thompson shows Kevin Peterson Jr., a 21-year-old Black man who was shot and killed by law enforcement in Clark County, Wash., on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. The Clark County Sheriff's office has not released any details on the Thursday evening shooting. (Jake Thompson via AP)

Police shooting of Black man near Portland raises tension

Oct. 31, 2020 12:09 AM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The shooting of a Black man by law enforcement in Washington state threatened to increase tensions around Portland, Oregon, where protesters against racial injustice have clashed repeatedly with right-wing groups. Friends and family identified the dead man as Kevin E. Peterson Jr.,...

Voters cast their ballots for the general election at Victory Houston polling station in Houston, on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020. The location was one of the Harris County's 24-hour locations. (Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Race for Texas intensifies amid surging turnout, COVID cases

Oct. 30, 2020 11:57 PM EDT

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Texas’ surprising status as a battleground came into clearer focus on Friday as Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris devoted one of the race's final days to campaigning across America's largest red state and early voter turnout zoomed past 9 million —...

Washington tops 1,000 virus cases for first time since July

Oct. 30, 2020 9:09 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — State health officials reported more than 1,000 COVID-19 new cases Friday, the first time the number has surpassed 1,000 since mid-July. The Washington Department of Health reported 1,047 cases Friday, saying it’s more evidence that another surge has arrived. These upward...

Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson (32) runs against the Arizona Cardinals during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Seahawks have injury concerns on both sides for 49ers game

Oct. 30, 2020 7:38 PM EDT

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks are still unsure how many healthy running backs they’ll have for Sunday’s matchup against San Francisco with three of the four on the active roster listed on the final injury report. The Seahawks listed Chris Carson (foot) and Travis Homer (knee) as...

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Shawn's Hemp: Former NBA All-Star Kemp enters pot business

Oct. 30, 2020 7:11 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The line stretched down the block, around the corner and snaked into the alley on the back side of the street. Most people were wearing green and gold. All of them were there for a glimpse, maybe an autograph and maybe some product to take home. Even 23 years after he last played for the...

Suspect in Kansas killing arrested in Seattle area

Oct. 30, 2020 6:51 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A suspect in the fatal shooting of a Kansas man has been arrested in the Seattle area and is awaiting extradition, authorities say. Latrelle Sheneice Praylow, 31, was charged Friday with first-degree felony murder, aggravated robbery and criminal possession of a firearm by a felon in...

Spokane health officer is out of job in midst of pandemic

Oct. 30, 2020 5:47 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Many people in Spokane are wondering why county health officer Dr. Bob Lutz appears to be out of his job, which includes leading the county's response to the coronavirus pandemic. There are lots of questions about why Lutz is out, but few answers. The Spokesman-Review reports that the...

Rep. Doglio fined $250 for using state video in campaign ad

Oct. 30, 2020 3:38 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Democratic state Rep. Beth Doglio has been fined $250 by the Legislative Ethics Board because her congressional campaign used a video taken by legislative staff, in violation of the state’s prohibition against using state resources for a campaign. In Friday’s opinion,...

Leader of Spokane County health district no longer on job

Oct. 30, 2020 3:35 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The top health officer of the Spokane Regional Health District is no longer on the job in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. The Spokesman-Review reported Friday that Dr. Bob Lutz was fired or asked to resign by the board of the health district. At a news conference, district...