Northwest Regional News
Startup Seeks To Distill Solar-Powered Alcohol01/26/15
A new distillery in the Tri-Cities is hoping to solar power your alcohol. The founders of Solar Spirits are planning to distill vodka, gin and...
USS Michigan First to Allow Female Enlisted On Board
The USS Michigan will be the first submarine to allow enlisted women to serve onboard. It’s part of the Navy's plan to have women doing 20 percent of...
Estimates Show Wolf Pairs In Idaho Nearing Minimum Requirement
Idaho biologists say the state’s wolf population likely continued its decline in 2014 -- and that may be because few of them are breeding.
In Rural Areas, Public Nursing Homes Close One By One
As the population ages and healthcare costs rise, rural nursing homes are particularly hard hit. Among the areas affected is the Okanagan Valley.
President Obama Says Innovation Happening At Boise State Requires...
President Barack Obama spoke for just over 30 minutes Wednesday at Boise State University, touting the proposals from his Tuesday State of the Union...
Portland Now Generating Hydropower In Its Water Pipes
A Portland start-up is tapping a new source of renewable power inside the city's water pipes. The new system uses the power of gravity in the city's...
Bill Would Change 100 Year Old Med School Law
Two Spokane lawmakers submitted bill’s Wednesday to change a nearly century-old state law regarding medical schools. Republican Senator Michael...
Class Size Campaign Prepares To Do Battle With Washington Legislature
Washington voters barely approved it in November. Now backers of an initiative to reduce class sizes are preparing to mount a new campaign. They have...
Idaho's Top-Paid State Employees Remain Coaches, University Officials
An annual accounting of Idaho government payroll shows the state last year paid $1.47 billion in salaries, taxes, healthcare and insurance costs.
Seattle Homeless Camp Evictions Continue As Mayor Calls For More Legal...
The demand for shelter in Seattle is outstripping the supply, especially for those who need it most. Mayor Ed Murray announced a plan on Wednesday to...
New School On Washington Coast To Provide Tsunami Refuge
Up and down the West Coast there are beach towns where it would be challenging to escape a tsunami. That's because high ground is out of reach assuming...
Getaway Driver In Lakewood Police Shootings Wins New Trial
The getaway driver in the 2009 killings of four Lakewood police officers will receive a new trial. That was the unanimous decision Thursday of the...
Second Strain Of Avian Flu Arrives In Oregon
Wildlife officials in Oregon say a mallard duck shot by a hunter near Eugene has tested positive for avian flu.The strain of influenza is relatively...
Judge Rules Dairies Are Contaminating Yakima Valley Drinking Water
A judge today ruled that dairies are contaminating drinking water in Washington’s Yakima Valley. The ruling stems from a lawsuit filed by two...
Gay Rights Bill To Get First Hearing In Idaho Legislature
A gay rights proposal known as the “Add the Words” bill will be heard for the first time in the Idaho legislature. A House panel gave it the green...
Backlog Of Rape Kits Prompts Bill In Washington State
Law enforcement agencies in Washington State estimate more than 5,ooo kits containing DNA taken from rape victims are sitting on the shelf. A bill in...
Opponents Ask Portland To Stop Proposed Propane Export Terminal
Hundreds of people turned out Wednesday for a hearing on a controversial propane export terminal proposed at the Port of Portland. The Canadian company...
Visit A Loved One In Prison? It'll Cost You
Over the years, local governments have turned to private companies to manage more and more of the American penal system. Sometimes prisons themselves,...
The Hunt Is On For Bird Flu In Washington
China is now on the list of countries that have shut down trade for U.S. poultry products after discoveries of avian flu in Washington and Oregon. Now,...
Low Snowfall This Winter Offers A Preview Of Warmer Climate To Come
A lack of snow in the Cascades this winter has forced Northwest ski teams to cancel their scheduled races – or move them to higher slopes. It's also...
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