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Sheriff Knezovich says he will clear Camp Hope by mid-October

SPOKANE, Wash. -- Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich says he will clear Camp Hope by mid-October. Knezovich sent a letter to Washington State Transportation Secretary Roger Millar detailing his concerns about the homeless encampment. Camp Hope sits on state-owned land…

Washington sheriff contracts COVID-19, still plans to fight mandates

GOLDENDALE, Wash. (AP) — A Southwest Washington state sheriff who has been especially vocal in his opposition to pandemic restrictions recently contracted COVID-19, was hospitalized and is relying on oxygen. The experience hasn’t changed Sheriff Bob Songer’s stance, Oregon Public…

Local advocacy groups celebrate new police reform laws

Police are not handcuffed by new laws designed to keep people safe—that's the message Thursday from a group of local advocates, speaking out in support of new police reform laws that just went into effect in Washington.

Clark Co. deputies shoot, criticially wound suspect

HAZEL DELL, Wash. (AP) — A suspect was critically wounded after being shot by sheriff’s deputies in Clark County, Washington. KOIN reports the incident began about 7:40 p.m. in Hazel Dell. The suspect’s name and age hasn’t been released and…