Reed Michaelsen http://nwpr.org en Jay Inslee ahead 51.3% - 48.7% in WA governor race http://nwpr.org/post/jay-inslee-ahead-513-487-wa-governor-race <p>As of 11:30 PM Tuesday, Democrat Jay Inslee&nbsp;led Republican Rob McKenna by 50,209 votes, 51.32% to 48.68%.</p><p>The next ballot count results will be released around 4:00 PM Wednesday, according to the Washington Secretary of State's website.</p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 04:48:55 +0000 Reed Michaelsen 17949 at http://nwpr.org Jay Inslee ahead 51.3% - 48.7% in WA governor race Same-sex marriage slightly ahead in WA http://nwpr.org/post/same-sex-marriage-slightly-ahead-wa <p>At 11:26 PM, with 1,902,505 votes, 51.79% of vote approves (in favor of same-sex marriage), 48.21% rejects (not in favor of same-sex marriage).</p><p>The Washington Secretary of State's office states that another ballot count total will be released around 4:00 PM Wednesday afternoon.</p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 04:43:50 +0000 Reed Michaelsen 17948 at http://nwpr.org Polls closed in Northwest states - Obama wins WA, OR, Romney wins ID http://nwpr.org/post/polls-closed-northwest-states-obama-wins-wa-or-romney-wins-id <p>First results for close races such as Washington's governor, ballot initiatives, and electoral college votes coming soon.</p><p>NPR has called Washington's 12 electoral votes and Oregon's 7 electoral votes for Obama, and Idaho's 4 electoral votes for Romney.</p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 04:00:05 +0000 Reed Michaelsen 17945 at http://nwpr.org What were your impressions from the debate? Join the NPR Live Chat http://nwpr.org/post/what-were-your-impressions-debate-join-npr-live-chat <p>You can also follow NPR bloggers, and participate in the discussion yourself, in the live chat below!</p><p><iframe frameborder="0" height="600" scrolling="no" src="http://embed.scribblelive.com/Embed/v5.aspx?Id=62161&amp;ThemeId=7271" style="border: 1px solid #000" width="600"></iframe></p> Thu, 04 Oct 2012 00:29:56 +0000 Reed Michaelsen 16211 at http://nwpr.org WA State Insurance Commissioner Weighs in on Affordable Healthcare Act Decision http://nwpr.org/post/wa-state-insurance-commissioner-weighs-affordable-healthcare-act-decision <p>We&rsquo;ve been hearing responses all day from officials across the state about the Supreme&rsquo;s Court decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act. KUOW&rsquo;s Steve Scher spoke earlier with Washington State Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler.</p><p>Kreidler said he&rsquo;s &ldquo;ecstatic&rdquo; with the Supreme Court&rsquo;s decision.<br />He said this is going to provide a competitive health care market in Washington&hellip;<br />And insurance providers will have to step up.</p> Thu, 28 Jun 2012 18:57:27 +0000 Reed Michaelsen 10807 at http://nwpr.org WA State Insurance Commissioner Weighs in on Affordable Healthcare Act Decision Anna King & Tom Banse Win Northwest Journalism Awards http://nwpr.org/post/anna-king-tom-banse-win-northwest-journalism-awards <p>Regional reporters <a href="http://www.nwpr.org/people/anna-king"><strong>Anna King </strong></a>and <a href="http://www.nwpr.org/people/tom-banse"><strong>Tom Banse</strong></a> have won top awards in the 2011 Northwest Society of Professional Journalists Awards. King and Banse report for Northwest Public Radio as part of the Northwest News Network.</p> Thu, 31 May 2012 07:34:41 +0000 Reed Michaelsen 9181 at http://nwpr.org Anna King & Tom Banse Win Northwest Journalism Awards Radiolab's Jad Abumrad on CNN "The Next List" - This Sunday http://nwpr.org/post/radiolabs-jad-abumrad-cnn-next-list-sunday <p>This Sunday, CNN&#39;s <em>The Next List</em> will profile <em>Radiolab</em> co-host Jad Abumrad. Jad tells <em>The Next List</em> about the changing face of radio, dissects the show&#39;s unique storytelling methods, and how he felt when he was told he would be named a MacArthur &quot;Genius&quot;. &nbsp;</p><p><em>The Next List</em>&nbsp;airs Sundays at&nbsp;2p&nbsp;ET on CNN.</p><p>The new season of&nbsp;<em>Radiolab&nbsp;</em>begins Saturday May 5 at 10:00 am, on Northwest Public Radio&#39;s NPR News Service.</p> Wed, 25 Apr 2012 16:36:20 +0000 Reed Michaelsen 7210 at http://nwpr.org Radiolab's Jad Abumrad on CNN "The Next List" - This Sunday Alaska Airlines Will Begin Flights To Portland From The Tri-Cities http://nwpr.org/post/alaska-airlines-will-begin-flights-portland-tri-cities <p>PASCO, Wash. - Travelers in the Tri-Cities will have a new flight option starting in August. Alaska Airlines announced today that it will begin flying from Tri-Cities Airport in Pasco (PSC) to Portland International Airport (PDX) in Oregon. The once-daily Portland-Pasco roundtrip flights will begin on August 27, using Horizon Air Q-400 turboprops, sometimes known as the Dash-8.</p><p> Tue, 03 Apr 2012 18:55:31 +0000 Reed Michaelsen 6027 at http://nwpr.org Alaska Airlines Will Begin Flights To Portland From The Tri-Cities Flooding And High Water Continues In Palouse Region http://nwpr.org/post/flooding-and-high-water-continues-palouse-region <p><strong>UPDATED Tuesday 10:20 AM: Area streams and rivers are now receding, although a flood warning continues for the Palouse River near Potlatch.</strong></p><p><strong>UPDATED Tuesday 5:55 AM: Flood warning continues for the Palouse River near Potlatch, and also for urban areas and small streams.&nbsp;</strong></p><p><strong>UPDATED Wednesday 10:15 PM: The flood warning has been canceled for the Palouse River (South Fork) at Pullman, but remains in effect for the Palouse River near Potlatch. See updated NWS statement at the end of this post.</strong></p> Tue, 27 Mar 2012 17:24:25 +0000 Glenn Mosley & Reed Michaelsen 5568 at http://nwpr.org Flooding And High Water Continues In Palouse Region Dr. Pintak on "Here and Now": Pakistan Named The Most Dangerous Country For Journalists http://nwpr.org/post/dr-pintak-here-and-now-pakistan-named-most-dangerous-country-journalists <p>Dr. Lawrence Pintak, Founding Dean of The Edward R. Murrow&nbsp;College of Communication, is an expert on media and journalism in the Middle East. He was on today&#39;s edition of WBUR&#39;s <em>Here and Now </em>discussing the current state of journalism in Pakistan, where reporters are frequently targets for violence. As Dr. Pintak points out, the danger still doesn&#39;t deter many journalists from their mission to independently report on the state of their country, and pass those journalism values on to Pakistani students.</p> Mon, 26 Mar 2012 18:34:16 +0000 Reed Michaelsen 5540 at http://nwpr.org Dr. Pintak on "Here and Now": Pakistan Named The Most Dangerous Country For Journalists