Northwest News

Idaho Abortion Ruling
5:58 pm
Tue September 11, 2012

Court Questions Validity Of Abortion Law Used To Charge Idaho Woman

Jennie McCormack of Pocatello, Idaho, was arrested last year for inducing an abortion with RU-486 she got online.
Jessica Robinson] Northwest News Network

A federal ruling out Tuesday will prevent further prosecution, for now, against an Idaho woman charged with having an illegal abortion. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals also questioned the constitutionality of the anti-abortion law Jennie Linn McCormack was charged with violating.

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Kitzhaber Appeals Reprieve Decision
5:33 pm
Tue September 11, 2012

Kitzhaber To Appeal Execution Reprieve Decision

Gov. John Kitzhaber plans to appeal a decision that clears the way for Oregon's first execution in 15 years.
Orna Izakson Wikimedia Commons

The case of an Oregon death row inmate seeking his own execution is headed for a higher court. Gov.John Kitzhaber said Tuesday he plans to ask an appeals court to overturn a decision that cleared the way for the state’s first execution since 1997.

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Pocatello's Gay Rights Law
4:13 pm
Tue September 11, 2012

Pocatello Moves To Become Idaho’s Second City With Gay Rights Law

Pocatello, Idaho, is on track to become the state’s second city to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation. The city council there is drafting an ordinance to protect gays and lesbians in matters of housing and employment.

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Wenatchee Complex Wildfire
4:07 pm
Tue September 11, 2012

Wenatchee Complex Fire Grows, Residents Evacuate

The Wenatchee Complex wildfire is sending a thick blanket of smoke through the Central Washington town. Some residents of Wenatchee and nearby communities have fled their homes. Several fires have combined to make a more than 1,000-acre blaze in the hills near town. A lightning storm Saturday night started more than two dozen fires in the area; many are still burning.

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Paul Ryan Speech
6:12 am
Tue September 11, 2012

Ryan Fundraiser Draws Protesters

Protesters greeted Republican vice presidential hopeful Paul Ryan on his fundraising visit to Portland Monday. Rob Manning of Oregon Public Broadcasting has more.

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Army Changing Chronic Pain Care
6:03 pm
Mon September 10, 2012

Madigan Army Medical Center Redefines Pain Care

Madigan Army Medical Center is one of a handful of interdisciplinary pain management centers trying to treat more than a soldier’s physical injury.
Public Affairs Office Madigan Army Medical Center

Service Members and employees at Washington’s Joint Base Lewis McChord in Lakewood plan to observe a moment of silence at 5:46 Tuesday morning. That’s the time 11 years ago that the first plane hit the World Trade Center Tower.

Since that time, thousands of Service Members injured during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan live with chronic pain. Until recently, powerful and addictive pain killing drugs were the first line of defense. But the Army is trying to change that by taking a more nuanced and holistic approach.

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Rise In Liquor Sales
5:07 pm
Mon September 10, 2012

Newly Private Liquor Sales Rise in Wash. Despite Price Hike

Washington liquor sales are up despite a 17 percent increase in prices.
Tom Banse Northwest News Network

Liquor sales in Washington are up – way up. That’s according to new figures out Monday on the period after the state’s new privatization law took effect. They show July’s retail sales increased 21 percent over the previous year. And that’s despite higher prices on spirits.

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Coal Train Study
4:48 pm
Mon September 10, 2012

Multnomah County Conducting Coal Train Study

Multnomah County Chair Jeff Cogen has ordered county officials to study the health impacts that coal exports could have on area residents. The county health department is expected to deliver its report next month.

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Gillnet Ban
4:40 pm
Mon September 10, 2012

Anti-Gillnet Coalition Suspends Ballot Measure Campaign

The sponsors of a measure to ban gillnets on the Columbia River say they're instead backing a separate effort by Oregon’s governor.
Daily Inter Lake FWS

The group that's asking Oregon voters to ban the use of gillnets along the Columbia River says it's suspending its ballot measure campaign. The sponsors of the measure say they're instead backing a separate effort by Oregon’s governor to do essentially the same thing.

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Past U of O Dean Murdered
4:22 pm
Mon September 10, 2012

Former Dean Of The U of O School Of Music Is Murdered

Anne Dhu McLucas was the former dean of the University of Oregon School of Music.
UO School of Music

The former dean of the University of Oregon School of Music was killed Friday along with her boyfriend. Lane County Sheriff's deputies responded to a 911 call at their home south of Eugene and found Anne Dhu McLucas and James Gillette.

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