security http://nwpr.org en Law Enforcement Ready for Spokane's Bloomsday http://nwpr.org/post/law-enforcement-ready-spokanes-bloomsday <p>Law enforcement officials say they have increased the level of security for this year’s Bloomsday race in Spokane. More than 50,000 people participate in the 12-K run. Paige Browning reports.</p><p> Wed, 01 May 2013 14:04:53 +0000 Paige Browning 26791 at http://nwpr.org Washington Senate Passes Funding For School Security http://nwpr.org/post/washington-senate-passes-funding-school-security <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/02/021113AKoly_Nelson_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>OLYMPIA, Wash. – Washington lawmakers are moving ahead with their first education-spending bill of the year. The state Senate voted Monday to approve a $500 million in school construction bonds. Ten million of that would go to equip every school with a panic alarm by 2014, among other security measures.<p>Democratic Sen. Sharon Nelson said this was a step toward increasing gun safety. Tue, 12 Feb 2013 14:23:27 +0000 Alexandra Kocik 22607 at http://nwpr.org Oregon Lawmaker Proposes Grant Program For School Safety http://nwpr.org/post/oregon-lawmaker-proposes-grant-program-school-safety SALEM, Ore. – Oregon lawmakers will consider a bill next year aimed at improving security measures at K-12 schools. Representative Mitch Greenlick says he has 16 co-sponsors on a proposal to create a state grant program for districts to tap into.<p>The Portland Democrat says the money could be used for things like video monitoring and keycard access systems for school entryways. Tue, 18 Dec 2012 01:39:12 +0000 Chris Lehman 19943 at http://nwpr.org