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    Sunday’s newspaper brought the tragic story of Sherry Zetzman, a 43-year-old Albany woman who died from COVID-19 on April 27. Her severe asthma made her particularly vulnerable to the ravages of COVID, which attacks the respiratory system. But her family believes something else made her part…

      Sunday’s newspaper brought the tragic story of Sherry Zetzman, a 43-year-old Albany woman who died from COVID-19 on April 27. Her severe asthma made her particularly vulnerable to the ravages of COVID, which attacks the respiratory system. But her family believes something else made her part…

        More than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re all more than a little sick of the constraints and disruptions this vile little virus imposes on our lives. Case in point: Rising infection numbers have once again prompted Gov. Kate Brown to move Linn County back into the extreme risk categ…

          The conviction of a Minneapolis officer for murder in the killing of George Floyd brought a sense of relief to millions of people in this country who have learned from painful experience that police are rarely held accountable for killing Black Americans, even in cases, such as this one, whe…

          A Seattle CEO who announced in 2015 that he was giving himself a drastic pay cut to help cover the cost of big raises for his employees has announced his resignation. The Seattle Times reports Dan Price, the embattled CEO of credit card processing company Gravity Payments, resigned Wednesday. Price stunned his 100-plus workers when he told them he was cutting his roughly $1 million salary to $70,000 and using company profits to ensure that everyone there would earn at least that much within three years. Price wrote in a statement on Twitter that his presence had become a distraction at the company. Price is currently fighting charges of assault and reckless driving in Seattle.

          A Russian who allegedly laundered more than $400,000 from ransomware attacks in the United States and abroad was extradited from the Netherlands to face trial in federal court in Portland. The 29-year-old man pleaded not guilty. He was indicted in August 2021 for his alleged role in an international cryptocurrency money laundering conspiracy. Dubnikov and his accomplices are accused of laundering ransom payments from victims of Ryuk ransomware attacks. On November 2, 2021, Dubnikov was arrested in Amsterdam. A jury trial is scheduled to begin on October 4.

          Tribal officials say two people were shot as an armed man and police exchanged gunfire at an Oregon casino. The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation said Wednesday that police intercepted a man with a gun near the door of Wildhorse Casino and Resort after he tried to rob the casino in the small northeastern Oregon city of Pendleton. A bystander and alleged gunman were struck by gunfire during the shootout. Both were taken to a local hospital. Officials say the suspect was taken into custody and the site was secure. No further information was immediately available.

          Democratic Secretary of State Steve Hobbs and nonpartisan Pierce County Auditor Julie Anderson met for their first debate ahead of the November election. The agreed on many things, ranging from voter outreach to fighting against cyber attacks and misinformation campaign but had areas of sharp disagreement as well. One are in particular was the the role party labels play in a role like secretary of state, which oversees the elections run by the state's 39 county auditors. Anderson says partisanship has no place in the office. Hobbs argued that previous secretaries of states were able to work in a bipartisan way and that he will follow suit.

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          Here are photos from last night's Cheney watch party, where the congresswoman told supporters that she had conceded to Harriet Hageman.

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