Classical Music At World Cup
4:37 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

Placido Domingo, Soccer Fan, Will Sing At World Cup Final

Spanish tenor and conductor Placido Domingo is a dedicated soccer fan.

Soccer fans may not immediately bring images of classical music to mind, but for a sixth time Placido Domingo will sing before the World Cup final. He made the announcement that he will perform at Rio de Janeiro's HSBC Arena on July 11.

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Grey Wolves
7:43 am
Thu June 12, 2014

The Wolf At The Door: California Wrestles With A Predator’s Return

The wolf designated by researchers as OR-7, caught on remote camera in southwest Oregon on May 3, 2014.
Credit U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

It’s been ninety years since the last native California wolf was trapped and killed. Last week, Oregon wildlife officials announced that OR-7, the wolf they’ve tracked wandering in and out of northern California, had found a mate and fathered a new litter in southern Oregon. That news contributes to the growing sense that it’s only a matter of time till wolves re-inhabit the Golden State. Against this backdrop, California wildlife officials extended endangered species status to the gray wolf. From Jefferson Public Radio, Liam Moriarty reports.

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Elections
6:20 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

Northwest Lawmakers Likely Not In Running For House Majority Position

The surprising upset Tuesday for House Majority leader Eric Cantor has the GOP looking for a possible successor
Credit Martin Falbisoner / Wikimedia

The surprising upset Tuesday for House Majority leader Eric Cantor has the GOP looking for a possible successor. Pundits are already throwing a few names around as possible replacements, including two Northwest lawmakers who have prominent roles in the House Republican leadership. But neither is likely to seek a promotion.

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Shooter Defense
6:12 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

Washington Capitol Employees Get Active Shooter Refresher

The sign on the door to a legislative hearing room in Olympia advertised a lunchtime refresher course on what to do if there is an active shooter on campus.
Credit Austin Jenkins / Northwest News Network

Get out. Hide out. Take out. That’s the lesson employees at the Washington state Capitol got Wednesday in a class on active shooters. The refresher course comes in the wake of recent high profile shootings in the Northwest.

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Bowe Bergdahl
5:51 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

Bergdahl’s Hometown Asks Media, American Public For Some Space

Since Bergdahl’s release, Hailey, Idaho has been caught up in the controversy about whether Bergdahl walked away from his post in 2009.
Credit U.S. Army

A county commissioner in Blaine County, Idaho, is asking critics of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to give Bergdahl's hometown some space. That includes members of the media. The commissioner says the town of Hailey is tired of being the target of people’s “misguided rage” over the former POW.

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Klamath Basin Refuges
7:41 am
Wed June 11, 2014

Not Much Refuge In Klamath Basin For Migratory Birds

Wildlife refuges in the Klamath Basin often feature a mixture of commercial agriculture and what remains of the historic wetlands.
Credit EarthFix

A prolonged drought is putting pressure on water supplies for the Klamath Basin’s wildlife refuges.

EarthFix’s Devan Schwartz reports on how the nation’s original waterfowl refuge may be too dry this summer to provide a stopover for millions of migratory birds.

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Washington Holocaust Museum
7:36 am
Wed June 11, 2014

Washington State's First Holocaust Museum To Be Unveiled In Downtown Seattle

The nation’s newest Holocaust museum is about to be unveiled in downtown Seattle. The Holocaust Center for Humanity will host artifacts and testimony from local survivors, and provide resources for students and teachers. Executive Director Dee Simon says it will also draw connections between the Holocaust and other dark chapters of history a little closer to home.

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Snohomish County Mudslide
5:50 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

38 Oso Slide Legal Claims Filed Against State Of Washington, More Expected

The deadly Oso landslide in March has resulted in a blizzard of legal claims against the state of Washington.
Credit Washington State Dept of Transportation / Flickr

The deadly Oso landslide in March has resulted in a blizzard of legal claims against the state of Washington. As of Tuesday, the state’s risk management office reports it has received 38 tort claims – these are precursors to a lawsuit. Claims have also been filed against Snohomish County.

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Bowe Bergdahl
4:14 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

Idaho Rep. Urges Politicians To Hold Off On Criticizing Bergdahl

Some former members of Bergdahl’s unit say he deserted in June of 2009.
Credit Courtesy of Bergdahl family

Idaho Congressman Raul Labrador is calling on fellow politicians to avoid “escalating the rhetoric” around Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. Labrador is a Republican. He made the comments at a panel discussion hosted by the Heritage Foundation on Tuesday in Washington D.C.

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Northwest News
10:02 am
Tue June 10, 2014

Police: One Student Dead In Oregon High School Shooting

Update: Police in Oregon say 1 student was killed in this morning's school shooting. The gunman is also dead.

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