Austin Jenkins http://klcc.org en ACLU Takes On Case Of Idaho Teen In Solitary Confinement http://klcc.org/post/aclu-takes-case-idaho-teen-solitary-confinement <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/07/072314AJ_CruelAndUnusual-WRAPVersion.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>The <a href="https://acluidaho.org/aclu-of-idaho-asks-court-to-end-solitary-confinement-of-fifteen-year-old-child/">ACLU of Idaho</a> has joined the fight to move an accused teenage killer out of solitary confinement and back into juvenile detention.<p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:05:00 +0000 Austin Jenkins 18072 at http://klcc.org ACLU Takes On Case Of Idaho Teen In Solitary Confinement Inslee Says Feds Will Help Restore Power In Fire Zone http://klcc.org/post/inslee-says-feds-will-help-restore-power-fire-zone <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/07/072214AJ_InsleeFires_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Washington Governor Jay Inslee said Tuesday President Obama has pledged immediate federal aid to help fire-swept areas of north central Washington.<p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:42:00 +0000 Austin Jenkins 17999 at http://klcc.org Inslee Says Feds Will Help Restore Power In Fire Zone Judge Sides Again With Washington Foster Youth http://klcc.org/post/judge-sides-again-washington-foster-youth <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/07/072114AJ_FosterKids_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>A judge in Bellingham Monday ordered the state of Washington to do more to locate foster children who run away.<p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:59:00 +0000 Austin Jenkins 17919 at http://klcc.org Washington's Mid-Term Elections Draw In More Than Nearly $33M So Far http://klcc.org/post/washingtons-mid-term-elections-draw-more-nearly-33m-so-far <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/07/071714AJ_MoneyRace_web_2.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Washington’s August primary is less than a month away -- August 5. It’s a mid-term election year with no statewide offices on the ballot. Even so, already nearly $33 million have been contributed to campaigns.<p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 23:53:00 +0000 Austin Jenkins 17708 at http://klcc.org Washington's Mid-Term Elections Draw In More Than Nearly $33M So Far Washington Supreme Court Sides With Boyfriend In School Backpack Shooting http://klcc.org/post/washington-supreme-court-sides-boyfriend-school-backpack-shooting <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/07/071714AJ_KidsWithGuns_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>The Washington Supreme Court ruled Thursday a Washington man whose loaded gun went off in a school backpack critically injuring a student can’t be charged with third-degree assault.<p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 21:49:00 +0000 Austin Jenkins 17699 at http://klcc.org Washington Jobless Rate At 6-Year Low, But Rural Counties Lag http://klcc.org/post/washington-jobless-rate-6-year-low-rural-counties-lag <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/07/071614AJ_NWUnemployment_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>According to the <a href="https://fortress.wa.gov/esd/employmentdata/docs/economic-reports/current-monthly-employment-report.pdf">June jobs report released Wednesday</a>, Washington’s jobless rate has dropped to 5.8 percent -- the lowest level in six years.<p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 23:41:00 +0000 Austin Jenkins 17632 at http://klcc.org Washington Jobless Rate At 6-Year Low, But Rural Counties Lag Long Sentences, Aging Inmates May Strain Washington's Clemency System http://klcc.org/post/long-sentences-aging-inmates-may-strain-washingtons-clemency-system <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/07/071514AJ_ClemencyProcess_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>In just a few years, Washington will need another 1,000 prison beds. There’s been talk of building a new state lock-up, but that would cost hundreds of millions of dollars at a time when the Supreme Court has said school funding must be the priority.<p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 01:08:00 +0000 Austin Jenkins 17561 at http://klcc.org Long Sentences, Aging Inmates May Strain Washington's Clemency System Poll Finds Washington Gun Rights Initiative Losing Support http://klcc.org/post/poll-finds-washington-gun-rights-initiative-losing-support <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/07/071514AJ_DuelingGuns_webv.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>A new Elway Poll out Tuesday shows support for a gun rights measure on Washington’s fall ballot is flagging. Meanwhile, a dueling measure that would expand background checks remains popular.<p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 23:07:00 +0000 Austin Jenkins 17556 at http://klcc.org Poll Finds Washington Gun Rights Initiative Losing Support Weekend Lightning Could Lead To 'Sleeper' Fires http://klcc.org/post/weekend-lightning-could-lead-sleeper-fires <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/07/071414CL_sleeperfires_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Wildfires continue to rage around the Northwest. and f<span style="line-height: 1.5;">orecasters say weather conditions are ripe for more fires to develop in the coming days.&#160;</span><p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 23:22:00 +0000 Austin Jenkins 17480 at http://klcc.org Weekend Lightning Could Lead To 'Sleeper' Fires Moses Lake Selected As Test Flight Location For Mitsubishi Regional Jet http://klcc.org/post/moses-lake-selected-test-flight-location-mitsubishi-regional-jet <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/07/071414AJ_FlightReady_web_2.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>It won’t just be Boeing jetliners flying lumbering test patterns over Moses Lake, Washington. Japan-based Mitsubishi Aircraft announced Monday it has selected <a href="http://www.portofmoseslake.com/the-center-of-washington-aviation/">Grant County International Airport</a> as its U.S. test flight center to test its <a href="http://www.mrj-japan.com/">new 70 to 90 passenger regional jet</a>. The test flights could start in the fall of 2015.<p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 22:02:00 +0000 Austin Jenkins 17474 at http://klcc.org Moses Lake Selected As Test Flight Location For Mitsubishi Regional Jet