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The 2023 Grammy Awards show is upon us. With the notoriously long red carpet rolled out and now up, it’s time to study up on our writers’ predictions for the evening. Most of the awards were handed out at the Premiere Ceremony pre-show. The CBS telecast began at 8 p.m. Eastern, 5 p.m. Pacific. Host Trevor Noah kicked things off from Los Angeles. All eyes were on Beyoncé as she ascended to become the winner of the most Grammys ever with a trophy tally of 32. Her first wins came in 2001.

A bill introduced in the Oregon Legislature that would ban lawmakers from hiring family members as aides has sparked a debate about nepotism at the state Capitol in Salem. Oregon Public Broadcasting reports that at least 1 in 6 Oregon lawmakers have hired family members to work in their offi…

Lawmakers in Idaho have introduced a bill that would eliminate the state’s only bipartisan legislative committee and place an independent auditing agency under Republican control. That would be a major change for the Office of Performance Evaluations, which was created in 1994 to review stat…

Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee has tested positive for COVID-19 for the second time. Inslee's office said in a statement Wednesday that he had tested positive and was experiencing very mild symptoms including a cough. He plans to continue working. Inslee, who during the pandemic pushed for…

One of the two men charged with vandalizing electrical substations in Washington state over the holidays to cover a burglary was ordered released from federal custody Friday to seek substance abuse help. The News-Tribune reports a federal judge issued the order for Matthew Greenwood after re…

The names of three people killed in a random shooting Tuesday at a convenience store in Yakima, Washington, have been released. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports 40-year-old Nikki Godfrey, 65-year-old Roy Knoeb Jr., and 54-year-old Jeffrey Howlett, died in the shooting at a Circle K. A prob…

A state lawmaker in Oregon is using thousands of pages of redacted documents he sought for more than a year to launch legislation demanding more accountability and oversight of a primate research facility with a long history of complaints. Incidents at the Oregon National Primate Research Ce…

Police say they located the suspect in the random killing of three people at a convenience store in Yakima, Washington, after he borrowed a stranger’s cell phone to call his mother and confess to what he had done. Yakima Police Chief Matt Murray said the suspect, Jarid Haddock, shot and kill…

A 7.8 magnitude quake has knocked down multiple buildings in southeast Turkey and Syria and many casualties are feared. Ten deaths have been reported in Turkey so far. Turkey's president said rescue teams were being sent immediately to the affected areas. In northwest Syria, the opposition’s Syrian Civil Defense described the situation in the rebel-held region as “disastrous” adding that entire buildings have collapsed and people are trapped under the rubble. The civil defense urged people to evacuate buildings to gather in open areas. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake was centered about 20 miles from Gaziantep, a major city and provincial capital.