survivor

NWPR Books
2:27 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

Post-Apocalyptic World Falls Flat In 'California'

Justin Sullivan Getty Images

Originally published on Tue July 8, 2014 8:49 am

Edan Lepucki's debut, California, sold thousands of copies even before the official publication date when talk-show host Stephen Colbert urged readers to pre-order it from a national independent chain as a protest against the "books-and-everything else" giant, Amazon.

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NWPR Books
6:18 pm
Sat June 22, 2013

Surviving Summer Camp In James Patterson's 'Middle School'

Matthew Ragen iStockphoto.com

Grown-ups, if you've read a thriller recently, there's a good chance it was written by James Patterson. One in 5 adult thriller hardcovers sold these days carries his name on the cover.

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Three Rescued from Bridge
7:52 am
Fri May 24, 2013

Three Rescued In Bridge Collapse

An interstate 5 bridge collapsed into the Skagit River Thursday evening. The collapse sent tons of concrete and steel into the river, along with two vehicles and three people. Remarkably, no one died, and authorities say all three people rescued had only minor injuries.

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Bloomsday Run
6:14 am
Mon May 6, 2013

Boston Marathon Runner Races Again In Spokane

Bill Iffrig of Lake Stevens, Wash., rests in the grass after running Bloomsday in Spokane. It was his first race since the Boston Marathon.
Credit Jessica Robinson / Northwest News Network

Three weeks after the Boston bombings, one of the iconic figures of that tragedy was racing again in Spokane. Bill Iffrig of Lake Stevens, Wash., joined more than 50-thousand runners on Sunday for the Bloomsday Run. You might remember the images of Iffrig on the ground immediately following a blast at the Boston marathon. Jessica Robinson has this story.

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Survival Realty
5:56 am
Thu August 2, 2012

One Housing Sector That’s Booming: Survival Realty

This pyramid shaped home in north Idaho was built out of concrete and steel beams, entirely underground. In this picture, an open hatch above the kitchen allows natural light in.
Photo by Jessica Robinson Northwest news Network

The housing market in the Northwest is finally showing signs of recovery. But there’s one sector of real estate that never let up during the economic downturn. Real estate agents who sell what’s known as “survival realty” are experiencing boom times. As Jessica Robinson reports, a remote corner of the Northwest has become a hotspot for home buyers wanting to ride out disaster – natural or otherwise.

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