Northwest

Woodland principal takes deal in assault case

A man who was principal of a school in the Cowlitz County town of Woodland for 15 years agreed to a diversion deal to avoid prosecution on allegations he used excessive force against a 9-year-old special needs student.

Feds give WA, OR more time to repay bridge money

The Federal Highway Administration is giving the states of Washington and Oregon five more years to repay tens of millions of dollars they were given for the now-defunct Columbia River Crossing -- a new Interstate 5 bridge between Portland and Vancouver.

Lane County commission OKs marijuana tax

Lane County commissioners told county attorneys Tuesday to draft ordinances to tax both recreational and medical marijuana -- if Oregon voters legalize the drug.

Seattle police accused of wasting $1M on overtime

A Seattle police oversight office says the department wasted more than $1 million on loosely controlled overtime last year as officers trained to comply with a Justice Department agreement to curb excessive force.

Deputy fires at man who shot self in Puyallup

The Pierce County sheriff's office says a man fatally shot himself as deputies approached his pickup truck Tuesday morning in the parking lot of a store in the South Hill area of Puyallup.