Obama http://nwpr.org en 'Forcing The Spring' Tells One Chapter In Story Of Marriage Equality http://nwpr.org/post/forcing-spring-tells-one-chapter-story-marriage-equality In her new book, <em>Forcing the Spring,</em> investigative reporter Jo Becker tells the behind-the-scenes story of an important chapter in the fight for marriage equality. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:51:00 +0000 editor 44778 at http://nwpr.org 'Forcing The Spring' Tells One Chapter In Story Of Marriage Equality Caldwell Billboard Compares President To Colorado Shooter http://nwpr.org/post/caldwell-billboard-compares-president-colorado-shooter <p>A billboard in Caldwell, Idaho is getting attention all over the country. It shows a photo of Colorado shooter James Holmes with the words &ldquo;Kills 12 in movie theater with assault rifle, everyone freaks out.&rdquo; Next to Holme&#39;s picture, is one of President Barack Obama. With his photo - the words &ldquo;Kills thousands with his foreign policy, wins Nobel Peace Prize.&rdquo; Adam Cotterell reports. Tue, 31 Jul 2012 12:54:55 +0000 Adam Cotterell 12518 at http://nwpr.org Obama Holds Campaign Fundraiser In Oregon http://nwpr.org/post/obama-holds-campaign-fundraiser-oregon <p>President Barack Obama returned to Oregon yesterday for a brief campaign fundraising swing. When candidate&nbsp; Obama swept through Oregon in 2008, a huge crowd packed Portland&#39;s waterfront for a sunny rally that became one of the memorable images of that year&#39;s campaign. But the closed fundraiser at the Oregon Convention Center was different kind of affair. From Oregon Public Broadcasting, April Baer reports. Wed, 25 Jul 2012 12:51:02 +0000 April Baer 12213 at http://nwpr.org Obama Holds Campaign Fundraiser In Oregon Obama Reaffirms Gay Rights Stance At Seattle Fundraiser http://nwpr.org/post/obama-reaffirms-gay-rights-stance-seattle-fundraiser <p>President Obama made a quick fundraising trip through Seattle Thursday. The trip included his first appearances since announcing his support for gay marriage. Democrats at the fundraiser were quick to show their appreciation. But they also predicted that his stance will energize his opponents as well as his supporters. KUOW&rsquo;s Amy Radil reports. Fri, 11 May 2012 13:18:22 +0000 Amy Radil 8132 at http://nwpr.org At Washington Rally, Gingrich Attacks Obama On Oil, Religion http://nwpr.org/post/washington-rally-gingrich-attacks-obama-oil-religion <p>FEDERAL WAY, Wash. -- Former House Speaker and Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich visited Federal Way, Washington Friday. He blasted President Barack Obama&rsquo;s energy and tax policies. Some party officials hope to translate Friday&#39;s crowds into support for Gingrich at the Republican caucuses March 3rd. KUOW&rsquo;s Amy Radil reports. Mon, 27 Feb 2012 14:23:35 +0000 Amy Radil 3872 at http://nwpr.org At Washington Rally, Gingrich Attacks Obama On Oil, Religion Washington in Race for Educational Incentives http://nwpr.org/post/washington-race-educational-incentives <p>OLYMPIA, Wash. &ndash; Enough school districts have signed on, so Washington will submit an application for federal Race to the Top dollars. The governor made that announcement. All but 44 of Washington&#39;s 295 districts are on board. Race to the Top is President Obama&#39;s incentive program to spur education reform. The next question is whether Washington has a shot at winning the nationwide competition. Lisa Macfarlane&nbsp; is with the non-profit League of Education Voters. She says Washington started out a dark horse in the race.</p> Wed, 19 May 2010 18:07:00 +0000 2163 at http://nwpr.org Washington in Race for Educational Incentives Nation’s Nuclear Future To Be Decided By Commission http://nwpr.org/post/nation%E2%80%99s-nuclear-future-be-decided-commission <p><span id="ctl00_ContentPlaceHolder1_lblStory">RICHLAND, Wash. &ndash; U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu named a blue ribbon panel Friday to find a final resting spot for the nation&#39;s nuclear waste and spent fuel. It has just two years to come up with an alternative to Nevada&#39;s Yucca Mountain. As Richland Correspondent Anna King reports, the commission&#39;s findings have big implications for how the Hanford Nuclear Reservation deals with its high-level radioactive sludge.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 29 Jan 2010 18:33:00 +0000 Anna King 2868 at http://nwpr.org Experts Question Hanford’s Waste Treatment Plant, Now That Yucca Mountain Is Not An Option http://nwpr.org/post/experts-question-hanford%E2%80%99s-waste-treatment-plant-now-yucca-mountain-not-option <p>RICHLAND, Wash. - The Obama Administration says it plans to appoint a blue ribbon panel soon to determine the fate of the nation&#39;s radioactive waste. For years now the waste at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation has been destined for a deep hole in Nevada&#39;s Yucca Mountain. But as he promised in his campaign, President Obama stripped funding for Yucca. Now, Hanford officials are wondering where all the high-level waste in Washington State will go. Richland Correspondent Anna King reports.</p> Tue, 10 Nov 2009 19:06:00 +0000 2397 at http://nwpr.org