Northwest News

Portland Protests
7:56 am
Wed November 26, 2014

Tensions Flare In Portland Protests

Demonstrators gathered outside the Justice Center in downtown Portland for a peaceful protest to voice their opinions regarding the decision made by a grand jury in Ferguson.
Credit Alan Sylvestre / OPB

Portland Police arrested seven people Tuesday night, after a peaceful demonstration ended and a smaller group of protesters roamed through the city.

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Wolf Derby
5:46 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

BLM Reverses Decision To Permit Wolf And Coyote Hunting Derby

Gray wolf

Originally published on Tue November 25, 2014 5:28 pm

Federal land managers are rescinding a permit that would have allowed a competition to hunt wolves and coyotes in Idaho.

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5:45 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

Seattle Protesters March In Peaceful Rally

A peaceful march in Seattle today as protesters made their way from the Central Area down to the federal courthouse downtown.

K.L. Shannon is an organizer with the NAACP.

She says she saw hundreds of young people attending the march and rally along with adults.

"People are very upset, I think that's why, there's so many people out here today. They're hurt. They're frustrated. They're angry. And they're out here to show not only Seattle but the world that we stand with the Brown family around the country," Shannon said.

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Port Delay
5:20 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

Christmas Trees Delayed At Northwest Ports

Tedder Wikimedia

Originally published on Tue November 25, 2014 3:23 pm

Several Northwest Christmas tree growers are trying to push containers full of evergreens through the Northwest’s delayed seaports.

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Crime, Law And Justice
5:11 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

Seattle's King County To Study Jury Diversity

File photo of City Hall Park and King County Courthouse in Seattle
Joe Mabel Wikimedia

Originally published on Tue November 25, 2014 4:31 pm

King County, Washington, is more than 30 percent non-white. But juries in the state’s most populous county often don’t reflect that diversity.

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Crime, Law And Justice
5:02 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

Northwesterners Protest Ferguson Decision

A rally was held in Salem to protest the grand jury's decision in the Michael Brown case.
Chris Lehman Northwest News Network

Originally published on Tue November 25, 2014 3:41 pm

People in several Northwest cities raised their voices in protest Tuesday over a grand jury's decision not to indict a Ferguson, Missouri, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown an unarmed black 18-year-old.

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Mumps Outbreak
8:36 am
Tue November 25, 2014

Mumps Has Hit The Northwest. Here's What You Need To Know

Credit Jennifer Morrow / Flickr

The University of Idaho recently confirmed ten mumps cases and is investigating 20 more.

Washington State University is advising students to update their MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) vaccine over the holiday break. Students who have not yet been vaccinated should receive two vaccines, 28 days apart. If you've only had one MMR vaccine, get a second.

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Prison Rehab
6:36 am
Tue November 25, 2014

Prison Inmates Enlisted To Restore Threatened Species

Oregon State Correctional Institution in Salem is growing Kincaid’s Lupine and Golden Paintbrush, flowers relied upon by the rare Fender’s Blue and Taylor’s Checkerspot butterflies.
Credit Captain Chad Naugle / ODOC

In a growing number of Northwest prisons, inmates are rearing endangered plants, butterflies, turtles and frogs for release in the wild.

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Coal Exports
6:32 am
Tue November 25, 2014

Locke On Coal Exports: Set Rules For How China Uses It

An operating coal-fired power plant in China.
Credit Wikimedia Commons

Coal export terminals are in the permitting process in both Washington and Oregon, but they face heavy opposition.

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Measure 92
6:27 am
Tue November 25, 2014

Oregon Food Labeling Measured Headed For Likely Recount

Measure 92 would require food manufacturers and retailers to label genetically engineered foods sold in Oregon.
Credit dmmd303 / Flickr

The most expensive initiative in Oregon history appears headed for a recount.

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