Jessica Robinson http://nwpr.org en Pateros Residents Try To Make Sense Of Destruction Left By Wildfire http://nwpr.org/post/pateros-residents-try-make-sense-destruction-left-wildfire <div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The wildfires burning in central Washington prompted another round of evacuations last night (Friday night). Sheriff's deputies urged residents around some edges of a sprawling fire in Okanogan County to leave.&nbsp;</div><p> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 14:51:36 +0000 Jessica Robinson 49282 at http://nwpr.org Washington Towns Told To Evacuate As Fires Continue http://nwpr.org/post/washington-towns-told-evacuate-fires-continue <p>Update from Sueann Ramella 3:56pm 7/18</p><p>Washington residents are urged to listen to emergency officials and evacuate as the Carlton Complex Fire and Chiwaukum Creek Fire continue to threaten homes. So far, more than 900 residents near Leavenworth were told to evacuate, and residents in the town of Pateros were also told to evacuate as these two large fires continue to grow destroying 100 hundred homes. The Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) says:</p><p>“The first step is to listen to authorities and pack up and move out as quickly as you can, the next step is to contact your insurer if you’ve been asked to evacuate your home,” said Kenton Brine,PCI assistant vice president. “Generally, homeowners and auto insurance policies will cover property lost or damaged due to a wildfire, but it’s important to make that initial contact with your insurer to begin the recovery process if your home is destroyed by a wildfire.”</p><p></p><p>Update from Jessica Robinson 10:36 a.m. 7/18&nbsp;</p><p>About 80 people woke up in a Red Cross shelter in central Washington this morning after a wildfire forced the town of Pateros to evacuate overnight. Initial reports are that 40 homes and a church have burned in the small town on the Columbia River.</p><p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 01:03:08 +0000 Jessica Robinson & Sueann Ramella & Chris Lehman 49213 at http://nwpr.org Washington Towns Told To Evacuate As Fires Continue Bergdahl Retains Lawyer For Army Investigation Into His Disappearance http://nwpr.org/post/bergdahl-retains-lawyer-army-investigation-his-disappearance <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The investigation into </span>Sgt<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Bowe </span>Bergdahl’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> capture is ongoing. &nbsp;Northwest Public Radio has learned that </span>Bergdahl<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has retained a lawyer who will be with him during questioning by Army investigators. In the meantime, the former POW will return to regular duty an Army base in Texas. &nbsp;The investigation into the circumstances of his capture complicates his release from the military.</span></p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 01:33:05 +0000 Jessica Robinson 49028 at http://nwpr.org Bergdahl Retains Lawyer For Army Investigation Into His Disappearance Idaho Tribe Seeks Information On Vandals Behind 'White Power' Message http://nwpr.org/post/idaho-tribe-seeks-information-vandals-behind-white-power-message <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Coeur </span>d'Alene<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Tribe in Idaho is asking for information that will lead to the person who wrote “white power” and other racist messages on a reservation historical marker over the weekend. The writing was discovered on a sign for a former mission site south of Plummer.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The message also included the words “die … Indians,” an expletive and what appear to be swastikas.</span></p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:11:15 +0000 Jessica Robinson 49026 at http://nwpr.org Idaho Tribe Seeks Information On Vandals Behind 'White Power' Message When Police Shoot Dogs, The Constitution Might Have Something To Say About It http://nwpr.org/post/when-police-shoot-dogs-constitution-might-have-something-say-about-it <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A handful of recent incidents where police have shot pet dogs in Idaho have angered animal rights advocates. One dog owner in the small town of Filer has issued notice that he intends to sue the city over the death of his dog, Hooch. As Jessica Robinson reports, pet owners do have legal recourse in these situations, and, in fact, a body of federal court rulings to back them up.</span></p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 23:45:22 +0000 Jessica Robinson 48904 at http://nwpr.org When Police Shoot Dogs, The Constitution Might Have Something To Say About It Gun Range Takes Act of Congress http://nwpr.org/post/gun-range-takes-act-congress <p>Idaho Congressman Raul Labrador introduced a bill Wednesday that would allow a parcel of BLM land to be transferred into county ownership for use as a gun range.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:29:00 +0000 Jessica Robinson 48772 at http://nwpr.org Gun Range Takes Act of Congress As Washington Pot Goes On Sale, Idaho Cops Worry About Cross-Border Shopping Trips http://nwpr.org/post/washington-pot-goes-sale-idaho-cops-worry-about-cross-border-shopping-trips <p>Recreational marijuana goes on sale Tuesday in Washington state. But police across the border in Idaho and Oregon say that doesn't mean the pot will stay there. Law enforcement worry people will try to sneak pot products across the border – or worse, the legal market in Washington will seep into the black-market. Correspondent Jessica Robinson reports from Idaho, where the contrast in pot laws is especially stark. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 14:58:09 +0000 Jessica Robinson 48669 at http://nwpr.org As Washington Pot Goes On Sale, Idaho Cops Worry About Cross-Border Shopping Trips Would-be Day Of Celebration In Bergdahl’s Hometown Passes Quietly http://nwpr.org/post/would-be-day-celebration-bergdahl-s-hometown-passes-quietly <p>A day of planned celebration of Bowe Bergdahl in his Idaho hometown turned out to be a pretty uneventful one. Hailey, Idaho, canceled Saturday’s event after the city received threats. Our correspondent Jessica Robinson has attended previous annual events for Bergdahl during his captivity and has more from Hailey. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 13:21:08 +0000 Jessica Robinson 48277 at http://nwpr.org Would-be Day Of Celebration In Bergdahl’s Hometown Passes Quietly How Madison County, Idaho, Became The Youngest Place In America http://nwpr.org/post/how-madison-county-idaho-became-youngest-place-america <p>New federal population figures out Thursday show the nation’s youngest county is right here in the Northwest. And it’s not in an urban area. It’s in the midst of eastern Idaho's potato country. Madison County, Idaho. Correspondent Jessica Robinson explains. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 14:17:16 +0000 Jessica Robinson 48097 at http://nwpr.org How Madison County, Idaho, Became The Youngest Place In America You Could Win A Gun If You Give This Candidate Your Contact Info http://nwpr.org/post/you-could-win-gun-if-you-give-candidate-your-contact-info <p>One candidate for an eastern Washington congressional seat has hit on a way to appeal to 2nd amendment advocates AND increase the names on his campaign mailing list. He’s offering voters a chance to win a gun. Jessica Robinson has more. Thu, 19 Jun 2014 14:19:36 +0000 Jessica Robinson 47720 at http://nwpr.org You Could Win A Gun If You Give This Candidate Your Contact Info