Native American Jazz Singer
5:06 am
Fri March 16, 2012

Tribe Seeks To Correct Jazz History On Native Singer’s Heritage

Mildred Bailey, 1947, New York City.
Photo courtesy of the William P. Gottlieb Collection

PLUMMER, Idaho - Jazz aficionados know Mildred Bailey as the legendary singer who cleared the way for female jazz greats like Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald. Less well known is the fact that Bailey was Native American. Now, the Coeur d’Alene Tribe in Idaho has launched a campaign to bring the singer -- and her heritage -- into the spotlight. Jessica Robinson tells the story.

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Idaho Bullying Law
5:03 am
Fri March 16, 2012

Schools May Have To Do More To Help Bullied Students

BOISE, Idaho -- Idaho’s public schools may have to do more when it comes to stopping bullying. The state Senate approved legislation Thursday that would require schools to give tools to teachers on how to spot and stop bullying. It also says school employees must intervene if bullying happens.

Democratic Senator Nicole LeFavour told her colleagues there was a real need for this bill.

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Soldier Get Attorney
4:52 pm
Thu March 15, 2012

Suspect In Afghanistan Massacre Retains Seattle Attorney

We still don’t know the name of the Washington-based Army soldier accused of murdering 16 Afghan civilians last weekend. But we now know the name of his civilian attorney. John Henry Browne is a high-profile Seattle lawyer who most recently defended the serial burglar known as the “Barefoot Bandit.”

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Blue Alert
4:34 pm
Thu March 15, 2012

Wash. Governor Signs Blue Alert Law For Cop Killers

Washington will have a so-called "Blue Alert" system to enlist the public's help in looking for cop killers. Governor Chris Gregoire signed the alert bill into law Thursday. The new system is similar to the Amber Alert for abducted children.

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Sea Lion Killing
4:27 pm
Thu March 15, 2012

Death Penalty Returns For Bonneville Sea Lions

California sea lion feasts on a salmon.
Photo courtesy of CRITFC Northwest News Network

The federal government has reauthorized the death penalty for the most troublesome California sea lions which congregate at Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River.

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Wash. Budget
3:39 pm
Thu March 15, 2012

Wash. Governor Refuses To Sign Bills, “Mad” Over Pace Of Budget Talks

State Sen. Rodney Tom, one of three break-away Democrats, speaks about a new budget proposal from the Senate’s “philosophical majority
Photo credit: Austin Jenkins Northwest News Network

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Nearly a week into Washington’s special session and there’s no sign of a budget deal. Now, an angry Governor Chris Gregoire is refusing to sign dozens of bills in protest over the pace of negotiations.

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Wolf Conservation Appeal
5:10 am
Thu March 15, 2012

Whats Next for Wolves After Court Decision

BOISE - The wolf hunt in Idaho will continue through June in part of the state. That’s because the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Wednesday upheld Congress’s decision to strip federal protection for wolves in Idaho and Montana. Aaron Kunz has reaction to the decision.

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Oregon Timber Payments
5:04 am
Thu March 15, 2012

Walden: GOP Leaders Back Timber Payment Extension

A group of loggers listen to a visiting delegation at an active logging site on federal land in Southern Oregon.
Photo by Amelia Templeton Northwest News Network

SALEM, Ore. -- Congress may be close to funding county timber payments for one more year. The senate passed a transportation bill Wednesday that included an extension of the rural aid program.

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Northwest News
6:13 pm
Wed March 14, 2012

Richland, Wash., Student Wins Second Prize In National Science Talent Search

Andrey Sushko, 17, of Richland, far left, recently competed against more than 1,000 students in the Intel Science Talent Search 2012. He took home second prize, a $75,000 award for college.
Northwest News Network

RICHLAND, Wash. – A Richland, Washington student has won the second prize in a national science fair talent search. That means 17-year- old Andrey Sushko has won $75,000 that will be applied to the high school senior’s upcoming college expenses. Sushko developed a tiny motor that could fit inside a shampoo bottle cap. It’s powered on the surface tension of water.

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Idaho Resources
5:22 pm
Wed March 14, 2012

Idaho Lawmakers Okay State Control On Gas Developments

Idaho State to take control of all oil and gas developement.
Photo credit: Wikimedia user Elwood J Blues Wikimedia Commons

BOISE – Idaho lawmakers signed off Wednesday on a plan that limits local control of oil and natural gas development. Even supporters say this legislation isn’t perfect.

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