News http://nwpr.org en World Cup Fans Take Note, 2015 Women's Tourney Final In Vancouver, BC http://nwpr.org/post/world-cup-fans-take-note-2015-womens-tourney-final-vancouver-bc <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Organizers of the next (FIFA) Women's World Cup hope to leverage the unusually high interest in this year's men's tournament in Brazil to their benefit. Northwest sports fans may want to note that group play and the 2015 World Cup final will take place just across the border in Vancouver, Canada. Correspondent Tom </span>Banse<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports.</span></p> Sat, 12 Jul 2014 00:23:42 +0000 Tom Banse 48905 at http://nwpr.org World Cup Fans Take Note, 2015 Women's Tourney Final In Vancouver, BC When Police Shoot Dogs, The Constitution Might Have Something To Say About It http://nwpr.org/post/when-police-shoot-dogs-constitution-might-have-something-say-about-it <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A handful of recent incidents where police have shot pet dogs in Idaho have angered animal rights advocates. One dog owner in the small town of Filer has issued notice that he intends to sue the city over the death of his dog, Hooch. As Jessica Robinson reports, pet owners do have legal recourse in these situations, and, in fact, a body of federal court rulings to back them up.</span></p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 23:45:22 +0000 Jessica Robinson 48904 at http://nwpr.org When Police Shoot Dogs, The Constitution Might Have Something To Say About It Hot Weather Complicates Fire Fighting Efforts http://nwpr.org/post/hot-weather-complicates-fire-fighting-efforts <p></p><p>Triple-digit temperatures are expected to complicate the effort to battle a large wildfire in central Washington. The Mills Canyon blaze covers about 28 square miles north of Wenatchee. It's threatening hundreds of structures and has led to periodic closures of US Highway 97A. Keith Vradenburg is mayor of the small town of Entiat . He says the town is thick with both firefighters and smoke.</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 23:21:48 +0000 Chris Lehman 48903 at http://nwpr.org Hot Weather Complicates Fire Fighting Efforts Washington Supreme Court Says ‘Stop And Frisk’ Went Too Far http://nwpr.org/post/washington-supreme-court-says-stop-and-frisk-went-too-far <p>Police in Washington can “stop and frisk” individuals they have specific reason to believe may be armed. But if that search goes beyond a “brief and nonintrusive” search then it’s unconstitutional. That’s the finding of the Washington Supreme Court Thursday.</p><p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 01:21:44 +0000 Austin Jenkins 48850 at http://nwpr.org Washington Supreme Court Says ‘Stop And Frisk’ Went Too Far Washington Breaks Own Record For Registered Voters http://nwpr.org/post/washington-breaks-own-record-registered-voters <p>A new record's been set in Washington state for the number of registered voters, 3,922,537. The Secretary of State's office said that's even higher than the last milestone set six years ago when there was intense voter interest.</p><p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 01:08:16 +0000 Kim Malcolm 48851 at http://nwpr.org Washington Breaks Own Record For Registered Voters Seattle Pot Shop May Close Due To Very Low Supply http://nwpr.org/post/seattle-pot-shop-may-close-due-very-low-supply <p>Seattle's only marijuana shop has hit a bump in the road. Cannabis City owner James Lathrop said he may have to close temporarily because he's run out of pot to sell. He expects his current supply of pot to run out tonight.</p><p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 01:03:56 +0000 Kim Malcolm 48849 at http://nwpr.org Seattle Pot Shop May Close Due To Very Low Supply Northwest Wildfire Season Heats Up http://nwpr.org/post/northwest-wildfire-season-heats <p>The Northwest is in the grip of a heat wave and this weekend it could push temperatures into the triple digits in parts of the region. That could make things difficult for firefighters battling flames on the front lines.</p><p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 01:03:21 +0000 Chris Lehman 48852 at http://nwpr.org Northwest Wildfire Season Heats Up Hanford Vapors: It's Still Difficult To Track Down The Fix http://nwpr.org/post/hanford-vapors-its-still-difficult-track-down-fix <p>The federal government led a bus load of journalists to points across the Hanford nuclear site. Officials wanted to show off what they’re doing to keep workers safe from chemical vapors. Since the spring a run of workers have needed medical attention from vapor exposure. Correspondent Anna King was on the bus, and files this report. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 13:13:06 +0000 Anna King 48796 at http://nwpr.org Hanford Vapors: It's Still Difficult To Track Down The Fix Study Finds Forests Recover 'Quickly' After Fire, In Tree Years Anyway http://nwpr.org/post/study-finds-forests-recover-quickly-after-fire-tree-years-anyway <p>Fire season has come alive here in the Northwest. On Monday 20 homes in Idaho's Sun Valley area were briefly under evacuation when a fire broke out in a nearby canyon. A 5,000-acre fire north of Wenatchee, Wash., continues to threaten houses in the area. Fires can be devastating to people's lives, but according to new research at least certain types of forests recovery fairly quickly.</p><p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:54:35 +0000 Jessica Robinson 48778 at http://nwpr.org Study Finds Forests Recover 'Quickly' After Fire, In Tree Years Anyway Start A Wildfire? Expect A Bill http://nwpr.org/post/start-wildfire-expect-bill <p>Northwest wildfire managers are keeping an eye on the weather with temperatures expected to peak in the triple digits in some areas over the next few days. Thousands of wildfires each year are caused by humans.</p><p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:48:28 +0000 Chris Lehman 48777 at http://nwpr.org Start A Wildfire? Expect A Bill