Northwest News Network

Regional Public Journalism from twelve public radio stations throughout Oregon, Washington and Idaho.

A young man from the Northwest with a famous last name hopes to make his Olympic debut in a new medal event at the 2014 Games in Sochi - freestyle skiing in the halfpipe.

A massive load of oil equipment is on its way to Canada, along a winding route that began near Hermiston, in northeast Oregon. 

Sound familiar? Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has called a special session so lawmakers there can work on a plan to land Boeing's 777X assembly line.

Northwesterners Join In National Walmart Protest

Nov 29, 2013

As the Christmas shopping season gets into full-swing, Black Friday was a day of protest for some in the Northwest.

You Say Potato Co-op, They Say Potato Cartel

Nov 29, 2013

A set of lawsuits winding its way through federal court in Idaho combine a couple phrases you might not expect to find together: "massive international cartel" and "potato."

One out of every five cranberries grown in the U.S. is eaten Thanksgiving week, according to industry giant Ocean Spray.

In 1998, two Mormon missionaries, including one from Oregon, were kidnapped in Russia. Their dramatic tale is now the subject of a movie that’s setting box office records in a specific genre this fall.

Early crop reports from farmers say Washington and Oregon’s wine grape harvest appears to be up a tick for 2013.

Wyden Timber Plan Aims To Bolster Hard-Hit Logging Towns

Nov 26, 2013

Oregon U.S. Senator Ron Wyden says his latest proposal to increase logging on Oregon forest land will also respect environmental concerns. 

Competition Seeks To Save Money At Hanford

Nov 25, 2013

Managers at the Hanford are looking for creative ways to save money through an idea competition with federal and contractor employees called the Grand Challenge.

The issue of tax transparency in Washington is getting fresh attention on the heels of a major tax deal for Boeing.

A passel of daredevils aim to succeed where the king of stunt performers once famously failed. They want to attempt Evel Knievel's jump over the Snake River Canyon.

Washington state hit a 'soft patch' in hiring and is looking at slow overall growth. That news comes from two new data points on the Washington economy out Wednesday.

Idaho Lawmakers Prepare For Education Fight In 2014

Nov 19, 2013

A group of conservative Idaho lawmakers wants the state to reconsider standards known as the Common Core in the upcoming legislative session.

Would-be growers, processors and retailers applied online and in-person Monday as the 30-day window for marijuana business licenses applications opened in Washington.

A U.S. Army Sergeant will be transferred to Joint Base Lewis-McChord to face charges he murdered two unarmed, deaf boys in Iraq in 2007.

Tribal leaders from the Northwest and around the country had the opportunity Wednesday to tell the Obama Administration what they want in the coming year.

The machinists' two-to-one rejection of the Boeing contract was not the outcome Washington Governor Jay Inslee had hoped for.

Slow Start, Mixed Results For Health Care Law In Northwest

Nov 14, 2013

The first numbers on enrollment under the new health care law confirm a slow start and mixed results in Northwest states.

Oregon Democratic Senator Jeff Merkley Wednesday signed on to legislation to allow people to keep their current insurance plans under the new federal health care law.

In 1989, the organizers of the Washington State Centennial Time Capsule took measures to guard against it being forgotten -- and lost.

Pot entrepreneurs in Washington can apply for a business license beginning next Monday. The state now has a team of 14 license investigators ready to vet the applicants.

So, You Have Gonorrhea. Who Tells Your Ex?

Nov 12, 2013

In an effort to stop a spate of gonorrhea outbreaks, at least one public health department in the Pacific Northwest is offering a helpful service to infected patients: anonymous notification of former sexual partners.

That's right. A government worker will track down and contact each ex for you. Awkward for all concerned? Yes. But at a time when gonorrhea is becoming stubbornly drug-resistant, health officials see it as time — and embarrassment — well spent.

Boeing will get tax incentives and worker training under bills signed into law Monday by Washington Governor Jay Inslee.

Group Helps Family Dogs Stay Safe And Untethered

Nov 11, 2013

Oregon canines will be howling an unchained melody starting in January. That's when a new law takes effect that makes it illegal to tie up your dog too long.

Governor Jay Inslee says he can’t overstate the upside of Washington winning production of Boeing’s next generation 777 airliner.

A group in north Idaho says they’re tired of the Democrat versus Republican national drama.

Washington voters have rejected a measure aimed at making it easier to qualify citizen initiatives for the ballot.

Idaho Senator Mike Crapo voted this week against a federal ban on workplace discrimination against gay, lesbian and transgender people. But Tuesday he said Idaho cities should be able to maintain their local gay rights ordinances.

Apple Production Way Up In Washington For 2012

Nov 1, 2013

Washington’s agricultural crops in 2012 are up 6 percent from the year before. A recent USDA report say agricultural products reached nearly $10 billion.

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