Thursday, February 22, 2024

Northwest

Oregon Democrats agree to stronger criminal penalties for drug possession

Oregon Democrats would enact stiffer criminal penalties for drug possession than they initially planned, under a negotiated bill that could get a hearing as early as Friday. In a bid...

Shipping giant UPS to cut more than 300 jobs in North Portland

United Parcel Service, or UPS, is cutting more than 300 jobs at its North Portland sorting facility when it ends operations at the property...

To keep whales safe, Coast Guard launches boat alert system in Seattle

Photographer Matt McDonald had lived on Puget Sound for years, but had never seen a whale, so he was elated when he spotted a...

Oklahoma police say nonbinary teen’s death was not result of injuries from high school fight

A 16-year-old Oklahoma high school student who died a day after an altercation in a school restroom that may have been prompted by bullying...

How an Alabama court ruling that frozen embryos are children could affect IVF

The Alabama Supreme Court recently ruled that frozen embryos can be considered children under state law, raising concerns about how the decision could affect...

Multnomah County poised to expand affordable housing incentives

A Portland-area policy, which mandates that new apartment buildings include a specific number of affordable units, will expand next month. On Thursday, Multnomah County Commissioners...

Yakama leader Ted Strong dies at 76, remembered for ecological advocacy

This story originally appeared on Underscore.news. A pillar of many Indigenous communities across the Pacific Northwest, Yakama elder Ted Strong passed away on Jan. 30,...

Beyoncé’s ‘Texas Hold ‘Em’ debuts at No. 1 on the country chart

Beyoncé's country single, "Texas Hold 'Em" has debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart, the publication announced Tuesday, after the song...

E-bike head trauma soars as helmet use falls, study finds

E-bike injuries have surged, sending thousands of Americans to hospitals in recent years, new research shows. Electronic bicycle accidents were particularly hard on riders' heads,...

Boeing ousts head of 737 jetliner program weeks after panel blowout on a flight over Oregon

Boeing said Wednesday that the head of its 737 program is leaving the company in an executive shake-up weeks after a door panel blew...

How much humanitarian aid is getting into Gaza? The exact answer can be hard to know

The war between Israel and Hamas has created a spiraling humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip. The numbers provided by the United Nations Office for...