Northwest News Network http://klcc.org en Idaho Snowboarder Grabs Northwest's First 2014 Olympic Medal http://klcc.org/post/idaho-snowboarder-grabs-northwests-first-2014-olympic-medal The Northwest has its first Olympic gold medal from the 2014 Sochi Games. Snowboarder <a href="http://www.teamusa.org/Athletes/FA/Kaitlyn-Farrington">Kaitlyn Farrington</a> of Bellevue, Idaho triumphed in the women's halfpipe Wednesday.<p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 23:27:00 +0000 Tom Banse 7982 at http://klcc.org Idaho Snowboarder Grabs Northwest's First 2014 Olympic Medal Heat Pump Water Heaters Hot Commodity but Not for Everyone http://klcc.org/post/heat-pump-water-heaters-hot-commodity-not-everyone <p>Electric water heaters eat up a lot of power -- and can take up about a fifth of your electricity bill. But there’s a hot new thing in the water heater world.</p><p></p><p>It’s called the heat pump water heater. Most Northwest utilities claim the new device can save you a lot of money, and they’re offering big rebates to people who make the switch from standard electric.</p><p>But heat pump water heaters aren’t right for everyone.</p><p><strong>A refrigerator in reverse</strong></p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 00:11:04 +0000 Miles Bryan 4964 at http://klcc.org Heat Pump Water Heaters Hot Commodity but Not for Everyone