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Three decades after Oregon blazed a trail by enacting statewide sanctuary laws, voters will have a say in repealing them this fall.

Seattle University School of Law

The past eight months have been a whirlwind of victories for Tarra Simmons—an honors law school graduate with a criminal past.

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The legend and theorizing about Northwest skyjacker D.B. Cooper just won’t die. A new documentary about the unsolved 1971 hijacking introduces a new twist to the tale. It suggests we might have been looking for D.B. Cooper and his loot in the wrong place for all these years.

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In response to the #MeToo movement, the Washington state Senate will create a new human resources officer position to investigate complaints of harassment and other workplace misconduct, replacing a previous system of “facilitators” who served as a go-to resource for victims.

Victor Temprano / nativeland.ca

Regardless of where you live in the Northwest, someone was there before you…but who?

Oregon Department of Forestry

From Bend, Oregon, to Ellensburg, Washington, there is a fire weather watch Friday for hot temperatures, low humidity and breezy weather.

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A tall fence separating protesters from a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in Southwest Portland doesn’t have proper permits and is blocking a public sidewalks.

GSA

U.S. Customs and Border Protection plans to reduce operating hours at a border crossing between Danville, Washington, and Grand Forks, British Columbia, and residents in Ferry County, Washington aren’t pleased.

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It’s the agony of modern day parents: how to find and afford decent child care. This has become such a problem, the Washington Legislature has created a task force to tackle the issue.

Chris Lehman / Northwest News Network

Following a stinging legal fight over public records with The Oregonian/OregonLive, and facing potentially steep ethics fines, Cylvia Hayes has filed for bankruptcy.

Hayes, the fiancee of former Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, submitted the filing Tuesday, after revealing in a Facebook post in June that she would do so.

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