Author: Associated Press

Proud Boy barred from protests after beating gets jail time

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A member of the far-right Proud Boys has been sentenced to six months in jail after authorities say he violated probation by attending a protest in Portland. Tusitala “Tiny” Toese was sentenced Tuesday to six months…

More than 17% of Washington voters have returned ballots

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Voters in Washington state are returning their ballots much earlier than in previous years, with 17.6% of the state’s more than 4.8 million voters already having cast their votes two weeks before Election Day. The secretary…

Her words: Amy Coney Barrett on faith, precedent, abortion

Some notable quotes from Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, a former Notre Dame law professor and current judge on the Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. President Donald Trump on Saturday announced he was nominating Barrett to fill…

Idaho gov urges ‘personal responsibility’ as COVID spreads

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho’s coronavirus cases are rising fast and hospitals are seeing an influx of COVID-19 patients, Gov. Brad Little said Thursday. Still, he said, personal responsibility, not a statewide mandate, remains the best way to reduce the…

Justices strike down Eyman’s $30 car tab initiative

The Washington Supreme Court has unanimously struck down Tim Eyman’s Initiative 976, a measure that would have steeply discounted the price of car registrations while gutting transportation budgets across the state.

Harris suspends travel after staffer tests COVID-19 positive

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Joe Biden’s presidential campaign said Thursday that vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris will suspend in-person events until Monday after two people associated with the campaign tested positive for coronavirus. The campaign said Biden had no exposure,…

Dueling town halls for Trump, Biden after debate plan nixed

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and challenger Joe Biden will compete for TV audiences in dueling town halls instead of meeting face-to-face for their second debate as originally planned. The two will take questions in different cities on different…

Former Idaho governor candidate indicted in 1984 killing

DENVER (AP) — A former longshot Idaho gubernatorial candidate was indicted Tuesday in the murder of Jonelle Matthews, a 12-year-old Colorado girl whose disappearance after a holiday concert in 1984 was a mystery for decades. Her former neighbor Steve D.…

Protesters knock down Roosevelt, Lincoln statues in Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Protesters in Portland overturned statues of former Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln and vandalized the Oregon Historical Society in a declaration of “rage” toward Columbus Day. Protest organizers dubbed the event “Indigenous Peoples Day of…

Washington Apple Commission downgrades crop forecast

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — With the majority of Washington’s apple crop picked, growers are downgrading their forecast for the harvest. Washington Apple Commission announced Thursday that reports show that this year’s harvest will be 10% less than the 134 million…

With ‘Dreams’ and juice, Idaho man finds online fame

Warehouse worker Nathan Apodaca is enjoying the ride of online fame from a 22-second TikTok video in which he chugs cranberry juice and sings along to Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams” while cruising down an Idaho highway atop a longboard.