Stories tagged: NW Today
Mon., July 25, 2011, 11:16 a.m.
NW today: Disease resistant pines tested
Biologists say they hope they can breed a disease resistant version of the whitebark pine, a tree found at high altitudes in the West.
Fri., July 22, 2011, 11:46 a.m.
NW today: Police probe report of signature fraud
The Washington State Patrol is investigating a report that some signatures for an initiative seeking to require training and background checks for long-term care workers appear to be fraudulent.
Wed., July 13, 2011, 8:15 a.m.
NW today: Suspect allowed to view child porn in jail
A Washington state man accused of child sex crimes is allowed to view child pornography in jail.
Mon., July 11, 2011, 8:42 a.m.
NW today: Homeless couple wed in Boise
Two long-term residents of a Boise homeless shelter have gotten married. The Idaho Statesman reports about 50 people gathered Sunday in a city park to witness Verdell Stirm and Robert …
Wed., July 6, 2011, 9:43 a.m.
NW today: Stanley Cup visits Whitefish ice rink
An assistant coach with the National Hockey League champion Boston Bruins brought the Stanley Cup to his summer home in Montana and made it available for public viewing at the …
Tue., July 5, 2011, 10:59 a.m.
NW today: Predator killing birds at Walla Walla aviary
A predator has killed more than two dozen geese, peacocks and other rare birds in the past two months in the aviary at Pioneer Park in Walla Walla.
Fri., July 1, 2011, 10:57 a.m.
NW today: Avalanche, snow weight damages Glacier chalet
A century-old rock chalet in Glacier National Park that was damaged by an avalanche may be open for only a few weeks this summer after crews working to ready the …
Wed., June 29, 2011, 9:38 a.m.
NW today: Defendant could be zapped during testimony
A man charged in a brutal rape and stabbing attack on a lesbian couple in Seattle two summers ago is expected to testify today wearing an electroshock device.
Tue., June 28, 2011, 9:15 a.m.
NW today: Rapture ribbing reported motive in shooting
The motive in a workplace shooting in Eugene is reportedly the ribbing one employee took from a co-worker after the predicted May 21 rapture failed to occur.
Mon., June 27, 2011, 11:19 a.m.
NW today: Wolf kill effort produces few results
Efforts to reduce wolf numbers around Elk City, Idaho, which is southeast of Lewiston, and in the Lolo Elk Hunting Zone have been largely fruitless more than a month after …
Thu., June 23, 2011, 9:42 a.m.
NW Today: Some espresso stands may get X rating
Some espresso stands with barely covered baristas in Kitsap County could be classified as adult entertainment.
Tue., June 21, 2011, 9:47 a.m.
NW today: Rainbow Family digging Gifford-Pinchot site
Some 20,000 ambassadors from the global counterculture are making their way to Skookum Meadow, high in the Cascades east of Swift Reservoir, for their annual July Fourth celebration of nonviolence, …
Mon., June 20, 2011, 11:42 a.m.
NW today: Alexie novel removed from Richland schools
Students in Richland school classes won’t read an award-winning book by a Northwest author in the foreseeable future.
Thu., June 16, 2011, 9:32 a.m.
NW today: Prison escapee picks wrong cabin for help
An escapee from the Olympic Corrections Center near Forks was able to get about 14 miles away before he stopped at a cabin at the Hoh River Resort, still wearing …
Tue., June 14, 2011, 9:35 a.m.
NW today: Teen crashes slumber party with shotgun
Police in the Portland suburb of Forest Grove are looking for a teenager who showed up at a slumber party with a shotgun, prompting a warning shot by a parent.
Thu., June 9, 2011, 1:45 p.m.
NW today: Barefoot Bandit pleads not guilty
The 20-year-old who gained a popular following as the “Barefoot Bandit” pleaded not guilty to all charges today in federal court.
Tue., June 7, 2011, 9:23 a.m.
NW today: Boeing, Microsoft pledge scholarships
Corporate giants Boeing Co. and Microsoft Corp. announced Monday that each will pledge $25 million in the next five years to a new public-private college scholarship program to help students …
Fri., June 3, 2011, 9:47 a.m.
NW today: Coastal towers will be tsunami safe havens
Twenty-nine towers, parking structures and elevated berms may be built on the Washington coast as emergency sites where people could ride out a tsunami.
Thu., June 2, 2011, 10:31 a.m.
NW today: Jobless man is Ramen Rater online
An unemployed Edmonds man has carved out a niche on the Internet as a food reviewer specializing in cheap packaged Asian noodles.
Wed., June 1, 2011, 9:33 a.m.
NW today: 200 headstones knocked over at cemetery
The superintendent at Highland Cemetery in Great Falls says vandals pushed over as many as 200 headstones, breaking some that were at least 100 years old.
Tue., May 31, 2011, 10:26 a.m.
NW today: Man gets jail time for spanking son
A 30-year-old Richland man who admitted spanking his son and said, “I wasn’t right in my head,” received a one month jail sentence.
Fri., May 27, 2011, 9:34 a.m.
NW today: Rhino romance heating up at Oregon Zoo
A massive steel gate slides open and through it slips Pete, 2,405 pounds of burnin’ love machine.
Thu., May 26, 2011, 11:18 a.m.
NW today: Health board nixes butt billboards
A Tri-Cities health board reversed itself Wednesday and voted against endorsing a colon cancer awareness campaign that uses billboards saying, “What’s up your butt?”
Wed., May 25, 2011, 1:54 p.m.
NW today: Seattle cops suspended for foul language
Seattle police officers have been reminded to watch their language. Three officers have been suspended for using vulgar words in March of last year while dealing with suspected gang members.
Tue., May 24, 2011, 9:01 a.m.
NW today: Students use pennies to illustrate debt
Students in a Snohomish High School marketing class illustrated the national debt for their classmates with a display in the cafeteria using pennies. Each penny represented $1 billion.
Fri., May 13, 2011, 9:26 a.m.
NW today: 5 dead in SE Idaho, including 2 children
Idaho authorities say a small house fire in Ammon led to the discovery of a man with a gunshot wound and four bodies, including those of two children.
Thu., May 12, 2011, 11:52 a.m.
NW today: Seattle zoo seeks name for python
The Woodland Park Zoo is asking the public to help name its new reticulated python. It’s an 8-year-old male that weighs 100 pounds.
Tue., May 10, 2011, 11:28 a.m.
NW today: Comics page proposal no joke
Sandra Kinnunen was in her bathrobe, enjoying a cup of coffee and the Monday morning newspaper, when she found a birthday surprise from her boyfriend.
Mon., May 9, 2011, 9:31 a.m.
NW today: Obama visit decision postponed a day
The White House says it has postponed today’s announcement of which of three high schools, including one in Washington state, will be selected for a visit by President Barack Obama.
Thu., May 5, 2011, 9:15 a.m.
NW today: Thieves target N. Idaho transfer stations
Officials at transfer stations in northern Idaho say they’ve been targeted in recent weeks by thieves seeking valuable metals and other goods.