Sara Lerner http://nwpr.org en Oso Landslide Survivor Talks About When It Hit http://nwpr.org/post/oso-landslide-survivor-talks-about-when-it-hit <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Twenty-five-year-old&nbsp;Amanda </span>Skorjanc<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> survived the </span>Oso<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> landslide.</span></p><p>Today she gave an emotional description of the slide from her room at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.</p><p>She says her partner Ty had just given her and her five-month-old son Duke a big family hug. &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Then he left for the hardware store.</span></p><p>She says she heard an incredibly loud sound. Then, the house began shaking.</p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 01:50:35 +0000 Sara Lerner 44145 at http://nwpr.org Oso Landslide Donations: No More Socks, Please http://nwpr.org/post/oso-landslide-donations-no-more-socks-please <p>The Oso landslide in Washington state has taken the lives of 29 people. More than a dozen are still missing and the gruesome search to find victims goes on.</p><p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 14:08:06 +0000 Sara Lerner 43815 at http://nwpr.org Landslide: Rescue Mode Means Search Is Slow http://nwpr.org/post/landslide-rescue-mode-means-search-slow <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Officials say at least 25 people have been killed in the massive landslide in Washington state. 90 are still missing.</span></p><p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 14:56:29 +0000 Sara Lerner 43513 at http://nwpr.org FBI Sweep Helps Rescue Northwest Children Forced Into Prostitution http://nwpr.org/post/fbi-sweep-helps-rescue-northwest-children-forced-prostitution <p>Over the last few days you may have heard about the rescue of 105 children from sex trafficking. the FBI – in cooperation with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and local tasks forces conducted the sting. The FBI also worked with local police agencies- and helped recover victims who have been forced into prostitution and made arrests.</p><p> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 14:02:48 +0000 Sara Lerner 31803 at http://nwpr.org More Than Just Angry Birds, Apps Can Have A Humanitarian Side Too http://nwpr.org/post/more-just-angry-birds-apps-can-have-humanitarian-side-too There's a trend in the startup world toward combining business and smartphone apps with altruistic goals.<p>At a recent hackathon, where tech developers get together to create new apps and programs in a short amount of time, about a dozen University of Washington computer science students work diligently on their projects.<p>This event, sponsored by Microsoft, features all female, global participants. Wed, 27 Mar 2013 07:32:00 +0000 Sara Lerner 24919 at http://nwpr.org More Than Just Angry Birds, Apps Can Have A Humanitarian Side Too