Northwest News Network

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

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.

How Much Will Holiday Shoppers Spend In '13?

Nov 1, 2013

 Put away those goblins and ghosts and bust out the elves. In stores, the winter holidays are already here.

A trio of Oregon entomologists has a plum assignment this holiday season. They're heading to Hawaii to help spot pests trying to hitch a ride to paradise on the branches of Oregon-grown Christmas trees.

Idaho School District Dumps Plan To Arm Teachers

Oct 30, 2013

Officials at a school district in north Idaho say a plan to arm teachers is off. The proposal has been generating controversy in the Sandpoint area.

A dried-out three-mile-stretch of creek in Central Washington will soon swell again with water. It’s part of a project near Ellensburg to pipe irrigation water from the Yakima River to keep water in the creek for salmon and steelhead.

Republicans are lining up for the chance to take on Oregon Democratic U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley. Portland doctor Monica Wehby tossed her hat into the ring Tuesday.

In southeast Washington, and in southern Russia there are two atomic cities a world apart but with surprising similarities.

An Oregon license plate meant to raise money for child abuse prevention programs could soon be canceled due to lack of interest.

Limited Alternative Routes For GE's 'Megaloads'

Oct 28, 2013

A subsidiary of General Electric says it’s looking for alternative options for moving huge water purification equipment from the Northwest to Alberta, Canada.