Idaho http://nwpr.org en Some Of The Worst Fires In Northwest History http://nwpr.org/post/some-worst-fires-northwest-history <p>The Carlton Complex Fire in Okanogan County has burned more than 238,000 acres of land. It is believed to have destroyed between 150 and 200 homes, has killed one person. This makes it one of the worst fires in Washington’s history. As firefighters work to contain the blaze, we’d like to take a look at some of the other fires that have raged across the Northwest to see how it compares. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:02:50 +0000 Max Bartlett 49345 at http://nwpr.org Some Of The Worst Fires In Northwest History Endangered Species Listing For Wolverine Looking Doubtful http://nwpr.org/post/endangered-species-listing-wolverine-looking-doubtful <p>A federal threatened species listing for the wolverine is looking increasingly unlikely. Protected status was put on the table in anticipation of harm due to global warming. At present, the fierce and rare carnivore is making a slow comeback in the Northwest and Northern Rockies. Correspondent Tom Banse reports. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:21:33 +0000 Tom Banse 49168 at http://nwpr.org Endangered Species Listing For Wolverine Looking Doubtful 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 Idaho Revamps Often-Criticized Worker Training Program http://nwpr.org/post/idaho-revamps-often-criticized-worker-training-program <p>One of Idaho’s only business incentive programs is getting a facelift.</p><p>Emilie Ritter Saunders explains the nearly 20-year-old program was meant to lure businesses to the state, now, that focus is changing. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 15:19:45 +0000 Emilie Ritter Saunders 48035 at http://nwpr.org Idaho Revamps Often-Criticized Worker Training Program Idaho Students Looking At A Re-do After Charter School Falls Short http://nwpr.org/post/idaho-students-looking-re-do-after-charter-school-falls-short <p>About 30 high school freshmen and sophomores who attended a charter school in eastern Idaho may have to repeat classes, or even an entire grade, next year. A state commission found their fledgling school failed to measure up.</p><p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 01:14:03 +0000 Jessica Robinson 47952 at http://nwpr.org Idaho Students Looking At A Re-do After Charter School Falls Short Idaho's Unemployment Rate Continues To Fall http://nwpr.org/post/idahos-unemployment-rate-continues-fall <p>From April to May, the state says Idaho's unemployment rate fell from 5 percent to 4.9 percent. It marks the first time in nearly six years the jobless rate has been that low. It's the ninth straight month total employment set a record.</p><p> Sat, 21 Jun 2014 00:12:47 +0000 Scott Graf 47817 at http://nwpr.org Idaho's Unemployment Rate Continues To Fall Does Idaho GOP’s Inner Turmoil Matter Outside Political Circles? http://nwpr.org/post/does-idaho-gop-s-inner-turmoil-matter-outside-political-circles <p>Members of Idaho’s Democratic Party gather this weekend in Moscow. It’s expected to be a much calmer event than the Republican convention the week before. That convention left Idaho Republicans still debating who the party chair is after their convention devolved in chaos. And they still don’t have a new platform.</p><p> Sat, 21 Jun 2014 00:09:48 +0000 Jessica Robinson 47818 at http://nwpr.org Does Idaho GOP’s Inner Turmoil Matter Outside Political Circles? How One Young Girl Could Change Idaho’s Strict Marijuana Laws http://nwpr.org/post/how-one-young-girl-could-change-idaho-s-strict-marijuana-laws <p>Unlike Washington and Oregon, Idaho doesn’t have any form of legal marijuana. In fact in 2013 Idaho lawmakers passed a resolution saying they would never support legalizing marijuana for any reason. But one year later, during the 2014 legislative session many of those same lawmakers held closed door discussions about creating an exception to the state’s strict anti-pot laws. As Adam Cotterell reports it was because of a Boise girl and her mom. Fri, 20 Jun 2014 14:29:15 +0000 Adam Cotterell 47783 at http://nwpr.org How One Young Girl Could Change Idaho’s Strict Marijuana Laws