Northwest News Network

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

Washington lawmakers are on the honor system when it comes to accepting free meals from lobbyists.

A bill on its way to the Idaho governor’s desk would stop cities from using their power of eminent domain to create greenbelts and bike paths.

You might think that a bill that would outlaw something that doesn't even take place in Oregon might sail through the legislature.

Federal law generally prohibits the import of ivory, but it's legal to sell domestically if the ivory was harvested before 1976.

Idaho lawmakers are set to tackle some of the most contentious issues of the session at the capitol. Monday morning starts with a hearing on abortion.

Mentally ill inmates in Washington state often must wait weeks, or even months in jail for evaluations to see if they’re competent to stand trial.

The United Steelworkers union and major oil refiners have reached a tentative contract settlement.

The Idaho legislature approved a resolution Friday on genetically engineered food.

Washington Governor Jay Inslee declared drought today in three regions of the Evergreen state: the Olympic Peninsula, the east side of the Cascade Mountains including Yakima and Wenatchee, and the Walla Walla region. 

Unseasonable Warmth Waking Black Bears Up Early

Mar 12, 2015

The daffodils and tulips are up and so are hungry black bears. Our unseasonably mild winter is bringing black bears out of hibernation earlier than usual.

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