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Montana governor sues postmaster general over mail delays

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Gov. Steve Bullock filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Postal Service and Postmaster General Louis DeJoy on Tuesday, arguing changes made to the postal service could affect the ability to vote by mail in November. The…

Snow heads into Rocky Mountain states

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — An “unseasonably strong storm system for September” is expected to impact Wyoming on Monday. Snow was falling at Logan Pass in Glacier National Park in Montana on Monday and was expected to arrive in Colorado by…

Southern Resident Orcas have new member

SEATTLE (AP) — The Southern Resident killer whales have welcomed a new member to their family. Mother orca Tahlequah, J35, has given birth to a calf. KOMO-TV reports two years ago Tahlequah carried her dead calf for 17 days and 1,000 miles.…

Seventy-four face federal charges from Portland protests

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Seventy-four people are now facing federal charges related to protests that have rocked Portland, Oregon, for three months since George Floyd was killed. The misdemeanor and felony charges include assaults on federal officers, arson and damaging…

ACLU sues over federal action in Portland, Oregon, protests

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a federal lawsuit challenging the legality of the actions taken by agents sent by President Donald Trump to subdue protests in Portland, Oregon. The lawsuit was filed Wednesday on…

Obama, in scathing Trump rebuke, warns democracy on the line

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama painted a unsparing portrait of American democracy on the brink if President Donald Trump wins in November, warning in a scathing, and at times emotional, address Wednesday that his successor is both unfit…

Mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus found in E. Washington

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — State health officials say mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus are being reported in Eastern Washington’s Benton and Yakima counties. The Washington Department of Health said Tuesday that seven positive samples have been reported in Washington so…

Seattle police chief to resign following department cuts

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle’s police chief says she is stepping down, a move made public the same day the City Council approved reducing the department by as many as 100 officers through layoffs and attrition. Carmen Best, the city’s first…

Seattle City Council takes steps to cut police officers

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle City Council in a preliminary vote decided unanimously Wednesday to reduce the police department by up to 100 officers through layoffs and attrition — a move pushed by demonstrators who have marched in the city…