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Officers resign from Portland, Oregon, protest response unit

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A team of 50 police officers who serve on a specialized crowd-control unit in Oregon and respond to Portland’s ongoing, often violent protests have resigned en masse after a team member was indicted on criminal charges.…

COVID vaccine clinic to be held at local farmers market

SPOKANE, Wash. -- If you are looking for an opportunity to get a COVID vaccine, you will be able to at the Emerson-Garfield Farmers Market. Spokane Regional Health District (SRHD) said on its website that the vaccine clinic will be…

US jobless claims tick up to 412,000 from a pandemic low

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose last week for the first time since April despite widespread evidence that the economy and the job market are rebounding steadily from the pandemic recession.

'Practical work' summit for Biden, Putin: No punches or hugs

GENEVA (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden and Russia’s Vladimir Putin exchanged cordial words and plotted modest steps on arms control and diplomacy but emerged from their much-anticipated Swiss summit Wednesday largely where they started -- with deep differences on human rights, cyberattacks, election interference and more.

Washington unemployment rate dipped to 5.3% in May

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington’s unemployment rate dipped slightly to 5.3 % last month, and the state added 8,300 jobs, officials announced Wednesday. The Employment Security Department said that May’s rate was down slightly from April’s revised 5.4% rate. Private…

Domestic violence suspect near Crestline St. in custody

SPOKANE, Wash. -- A person who caused a standoff in the Hillyard neighborhood surrendered late Monday night. Spokane Police and the SWAT team were at a home near Crestline Street and Columbia Avenue for several hours Monday. According to police,…

WA panel approves sports betting; sends to governor

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The Washington State Gambling Commission on Thursday approved amendments to gambling compacts for 15 Native American tribes that are a major step to allowing those tribes to offer sports betting at their casinos. Commissioners voted 7-0,…

Clouds, mild and sprinkles for Friday - Mark

Happy Friday - You made it! We're expected a few sprinkles and breezy conditions today. Your 4 Things to Know: Sprinkles sticking around today Rain moves in overnight We see a nice…