Jessica Robinson http://nwpr.org en 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 Idaho’s Politicians Walk A Careful Line In Debate Over Bergdahl Release http://nwpr.org/post/idaho-s-politicians-walk-careful-line-debate-over-bergdahl-release <p>Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl arrived at a military hospital in Texas Friday to continue his recovery process. There has been no shortage of strong opinions about the release of the former POW … except, that is, among Idaho's Congressional delegation. The two senators and two congressmen from Bergdahl's home state have largely avoided the national fray. Correspondent Jessica Robinson reports on what the four Republicans are saying about the controversial return of Idaho’s native son. Mon, 16 Jun 2014 12:56:07 +0000 Jessica Robinson 47539 at http://nwpr.org Idaho’s Politicians Walk A Careful Line In Debate Over Bergdahl Release Idaho Town That Waited 5 Years For Bergdahl Now Must Defend Its Support http://nwpr.org/post/idaho-town-waited-5-years-bergdahl-now-must-defend-its-support <p>Almost immediately after the jubilant response to Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s release from the Taliban on Saturday, the story took a very different turn. First, there was criticism of the Obama administration exchanging five Taliban detainees for Bergdahl. Then, some soldiers from his former unit started speaking out against the freed POW. Josh Korder told CNN earlier this week that he believes men lost their lives searching for him. Wed, 04 Jun 2014 13:49:49 +0000 Jessica Robinson 46958 at http://nwpr.org Idaho Town That Waited 5 Years For Bergdahl Now Must Defend Its Support Sgt. Bergdahl's Hometown Rejoices At His Long-Awaited Release http://nwpr.org/post/sgt-bergdahls-hometown-rejoices-his-long-awaited-release The town of Hailey, Idaho, has waited five years to hear news of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's return. In 2009, Bergdahl was captured and held by the Taliban — first in Afghanistan and later, it's believed, in Pakistan.<p>On Saturday, he was released in a swap for five Guantanamo Bay detainees. Now Hailey, Bergdahl's hometown, is preparing for the next chapter.<p>On Sunday afternoon, Bob and Jani Bergdahl stood before rows of reporters in an auditorium at Gowen Field in Boise. They had spent the past five years both hoping for and dreading news out of Afghanistan — but finally, the news was good. Mon, 02 Jun 2014 09:12:00 +0000 Jessica Robinson & Jessica Robinson 46837 at http://nwpr.org Sgt. Bergdahl's Hometown Rejoices At His Long-Awaited Release Tea Party Candidates Claim Victories In North Idaho http://nwpr.org/post/tea-party-candidates-claim-victories-north-idaho <p>Republican incumbents in Idaho are celebrating major victories over Tea Party candidates this week. Gov. Butch Otter and Congressman Mike Simpson both prevailed against challenges to their conservative credentials. But it was a very different story in one part of the state. Jessica Robinson reports from Kootenai County in north Idaho.</p><p>Mary Souza had reason to celebrate on her Wednesday online talk show.</p><p>Radio show opener: “Jump aboard the Common Sense Express”</p> Thu, 22 May 2014 13:51:13 +0000 Jessica Robinson 46322 at http://nwpr.org