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Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

November 25, 2014 at 12:56 AM

In Portland, small Ferguson protest is peaceful

The Associated Press PORTLAND — A small group of demonstrators gathered in downtown Portland to protest a grand jury’s decision not to indict a white police officer who killed a black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri. KATU-TV reports  that some chanted “No Justice, No Peace” outside the Justice Center, but the rally was mostly calm. No arrests were…

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November 25, 2014 at 12:04 AM

Horses set free from Portland mounted police stable

The Associated Press PORTLAND — Portland police say five horses from their mounted patrol unit were turned loose Monday night during a burglary at the patrol’s stable. A spokesman says all five were found across a highway along the train tracks. Sgt. Pete Simpson says officers arrested a 24-year-old man in the burglary. Simpson says several neighbors helped…

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November 24, 2014 at 9:30 PM

Man, woman found dead in Kennewick home

The Associated Press KENNEWICK — Law enforcement officials say the bodies of a man and a woman have been found in a Kennewick home. The Tri-City Herald reports that a family friend found the bodies at mid-day Monday. A dog was also found dead. Benton County sheriff’s officers are investigating. No identities were immediately released and no details…

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November 24, 2014 at 6:44 PM

Oregon vote on GMO labeling goes to recount

The Associated Press PORTLAND — Tallies of the last remaining ballots show an Oregon measure that would require labeling of genetically modified foods lost by only 809 votes and is headed for an automatic recount. Officials released the full statewide count Monday. It shows Measure 92 was defeated by a margin of only 0.06 percentage point. That’s well…

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November 24, 2014 at 6:31 PM

Seattle protesters block I-5; police use pepper spray

Update at 12:46 a.m: Group is on the move again, heading north on Fifth Avenue. Update at 12:40 a.m.: Protesters have left the old federal building and are standing in the middle of Fifth Avenue singing “We Shall Overcome.” Number has dwindled to about 50. Update at 12:30 a.m.: Protesters gathered outside the old federal building…

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November 24, 2014 at 4:28 PM

Couple pistol-whipped, robbed at Seattle’s Volunteer Park

Seattle police are looking for two men who robbed and pistol-whipped a man and woman Sunday night at Volunteer Park. Police say the attackers came out of  bushes and confronted the two victims around 7 p.m. The two victims said they heard the sound of a handgun being cocked and one of the attackers saying they were being…

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November 24, 2014 at 2:43 PM

Former King County health chief joins nonprofit PATH

Dr. David Fleming, who stepped down in August from his job as director of Public Health – Seattle  & King County,  is joining the Seattle-based PATH, a global health organization. Fleming will lead the nonprofit’s Public Health Impact Division, which includes programs to boost maternal, child and reproductive health in the developing world and programs to…

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November 24, 2014 at 1:25 PM

WSU students asked to have mumps vaccination

The Associated Press PULLMAN — Washington State University is asking students to make sure their measles, mumps and rubella vaccinations are up to date before they return from Thanksgiving break. The school issued the advisory Monday in response to an outbreak of mumps at nearby University of Idaho where 10 cases have been reported and 20 more…

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November 24, 2014 at 1:25 PM

Road-rage shooting on Interstate 405 near Renton

The Associated Press RENTON — A driver told the Washington State Patrol he was shot by another driver on Interstate 405 early Sunday near Renton. The man says he felt a pain in his shoulder as he was passed by a white Cadillac whose driver may have felt upset at being blocked in traffic. The patrol says a…

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November 24, 2014 at 1:01 PM

Portland chief: Officers must yank Ferguson posts

The Associated Press PORTLAND — Portland Police Chief Mike Reese says he’s ordered three officers to remove images from their Facebook pages that use police badges in expressions of solidarity with the Ferguson, Mo., police officer who shot 18-year-old Michael Brown. Reese says the images are depictions of the Portland Police Bureau badge along with the words…

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