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A Democratic candidate for the Oregon House of Representatives is suing the owner of a massage parlor in Woodburn, Oregon, after he says she tried to initiate sexual contact with him.
Cold spring weather and a late April frost delayed the peach harvesting season, usually at its peak by now, local growers and state agriculture officials said.
Louisiana’s Supreme Court has rejected an appeal filed by plaintiffs in the ongoing legal battle over the state’s abortion ban.
The Nebraska Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal by a handful of Creighton University students seeking to be exempt from the school's COVID-19 vaccine mandate last year, arguing that getting the shots would violate their religious beliefs against abortion.
LGBTQ and health groups have denounced a new rule by Florida health officials set to take effect later this month to restrict Medicaid insurance coverage for gender dysphoria treatments for transgender people.
Health officials say the virus that causes polio has been detected in New York City’s wastewater weeks after a case of polio was identified in Rockland County north of the city.
Before some more intense heat arrives, we're in for a couple of those beautiful Seattle summer days that keep us holding on through other weather. Here's what to know.
Voters approved ST3 in 2016. Here’s a status report on where things stand for neighborhoods around Seattle and for the entire $14 billion line.
Before you head to the beach, check water quality of King County lakes using this interactive map.
For the first time in two years, public school meals won't be free for all students.
Poland’s prime minister says “huge amounts of chemical waste” were probably dumped intentionally into the Oder River. Tons of fish have been killed.
Germany’s health minister said Friday that the European Medicines Agency could authorize vaccines next month that are each effective against two variants of the coronavirus.
An unprecedented drought is afflicting nearly half of the European continent and is damaging farm economies, forcing water restrictions and threatening aquatic species.
The speed at which people with monkeypox have come out of the shadows has managed to feel both utterly of-the-moment and eerily familiar.
Police have arrested three suspects for the murder of a Seattle-area woman whose body was found floating in Puget Sound in 2006, authorities say. Officials from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife found the headless body of Shanan Lynn Read, 33, between Manchester and Blake Island on Jan. 15, 2006, after a citizen reported […]
The rapid developments crystalized the former president's singular status atop a party he has spent the past seven years breaking down and rebuilding in his image.
A protester is suing the city of San Francisco claiming that a San Francisco paramedic injected her with a sedative while she was handcuffed after being removed from a Golden State Warriors game for demonstrating in favor of abortion rights.
Raymond Briggs, the children’s author and illustrator most prominently known for the wordless escapades of “The Snowman,” had died. He was 88.
Updated Washington health department guidance requires schools and childcare settings to keep COVID-19 safety protocols in place.
Medova sold health insurance plans to almost 140 small businesses in the state, covering 1,487 employees, through chambers of commerce.