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Where and when drivers are most likely to be stoned in Washington

SEATTLE -- With Saturday being 4/20 -- a number celebrated in the cannabis community -- a study has been released finding just when and where you're most likely to find the most stoned drivers in Washington.


Battle Ground Health Care expands compassion and service

BATTLE GROUND — Battle Ground Health Care, (BGHC), opened its doors in 2011, and ever since has continued to grow through connections in its generous community. With some 61,000 area residents eligible and in need of free healthcare, the clinic hopes to change the status quo by getting the word out


State Democrats unveil new wealth inequality tax in Olympia

As state lawmakers continue work to get a budget deal done, a group of Senate Democrats are injecting a new idea into the mix: A tax on wealth inequality, specifically on companies with employees making over $1 million.


Fatal crash shuts down streets in NE Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. — One person died in a fatal crash in Northeast Portland on Friday afternoon. The crash occurred near the intersection of Northeast Broadway Street and Grand Avenue.


Clark County Sheriff's Office releases timeline for DeRosier case

The Clark County Sheriff's Office late Thursday afternoon released a timeline of last weekend's events that led to the shooting of Cowlitz County sheriff's deputy Justin DeRosier's and shooting suspect Brian Butts. Here it is in its entirety.


Washington on the cusp of becoming first state to legalize human composting

Washington is just a governor’s signature away from becoming the first state in the U.S. to legalize the “natural organic reduction” of human remains, colloquially known as “composting.”


Deadly crash investigation underway on Grand Avenue and Broadway Street in NE Portland

PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) - Police are investigating a deadly crash in northeast Portland. Emergency crews responded to the area of Northeast Grand Avenue and Broadway Street on Friday afternoon at around 3 p.m.


Two Clark County clinics to receive $100,000 grants

Two clinics that provide free health care to low-income residents in Clark County will receive $100,000 grants from a coalition of regional medical providers. The Free Clinic of Southwest Washington will use its grant to improve and expand its volunteer program. The clinic also wants to broaden its


Gov. Inslee signs into law a bill to redefine third-degree rape in Washington state

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Governor Jay Inslee signed into law on Friday a bill that revises the legal definition of third-degree rape in Washington state. Senate Bill 5649 was signed into law during Sexual Assault Awareness month. The bill was sponsored by Senator Manka Dhingra, who represents the 45th legis


Insidious ivy key Earth Day foe in Clark County

What: Ivy pull at Columbia Grove. When: 8:45 a.m. to noon April 20. Where: Near Columbia Springs Environmental Education Center, Southeast Evergreen Highway. Register for details.


Affidavit: Novelist accused of killing chef husband caught on camera outside shooting scene

PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) - A novelist accused of murdering her husband at the Oregon Culinary Institute was caught on surveillance cameras near the crime scene around the time of the shooting, even though she told detectives she was at home all morning, according to court documents.


Don’t drive high: WSP says troopers will be out in force for unofficial 420 holiday

VANCOUVER, WA (KPTV) – While this weekend is Passover and Easter, it’s also 420, which is considered an unofficial marijuana holiday. In response, Washington State Patrol and other local agencies say they will be out in force looking for impaired drivers.


American Airlines Flight Diverted To Seattle For Blown Tire

SEATTLE, WA — An American Airlines flight was diverted to Seattle on Friday due to a mechanical issue, the airline said. In a statement, American Airlines said the flight was headed from Vancouver to Seattle.


Local extras wanted for ‘The Water Man,’ David Oyelowo-directed movie filming in Portland

“The Water Man,” one of the movies filming in Oregon this spring, needs extras, doubles and stand-ins for the lead actors. The movie marks the feature film directing debut of actor David Oyelowo, whose roles include Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the film “Selma” and Inspector Javert in the currently


City investigating Portland firm over possible $2 million fraud

City of Portland officials believe they have uncovered evidence that the owners of a successful painting company fraudulently obtained certification as a woman-run business to win more than $2 million in city contracts.


Day care smash-and-grabs on the rise

VANCOUVER, Wash. (KOIN) -- Thieves are targeting drivers dropping off or picking up kids at day care, incidents Vancouver police said are on the rise. While the parent is gone for just a few minutes, a thief smashes your car window and steals whatever valuables are easily available. It takes just 15


Man convicted of killing Oregon corrections head ordered released

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A federal judge has ruled that a man convicted in the 1989 killing of the Oregon Department of Corrections director should be released from prison. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports that unless prosecutors plan to retry Frank Gable, U.S. Magistrate Judge John V. Acosta said in a


Police identify man killed in shooting in Portland's Old Town Chinatown area

PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) – A man died early Friday morning after a shooting in downtown Portland and now police are investigating his death. At around 1:20 a.m., officers responded to the report of a disturbance outside Shake Bar, located at 28 Northwest 4th Avenue. The bar was not open at the time.


Pedestrian struck, killed in NE Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. — One person was hit and killed by a truck driver in Northeast Portland on Friday afternoon. The crash occurred around 2:30 p.m. near the intersection of Northeast Broadway Street and Grand Avenue.


Sting catches armed man meeting 'teen' for sex

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) -- A man was caught in a sting operation arranging to meet someone he believed was a 16-year-old girl for sex. The Washington County District Attorney's Office said Juan Gabriel Sosa used a social media app to talk and exchange elicit pictures with an undercover officer posing