NW today: Cops don’t buy drunk driver’s excuse
May 3, 2011 in Region
Oregon State Police say they clocked a “visibly intoxicated” driver at 111 mph on Interstate 205 and weren’t impressed with her statement that she was driving a passenger to a …
NW today: Gift from Mexico causes tension in Yakima
April 28, 2011 in Region
A gift from a sister city in Mexico is causing some tension in Yakima among those opposed to illegal immigration.
NW today: NIC mulls free speech policy
April 27, 2011 in Region
Members of North Idaho College’s board of trustees are considering creating a “free speech zone” at the school’s campus, limiting potentially disruptive picketing, leafleting and other free speech activities to …
NW today: At Oregon gym, burn calories, move electrons
April 26, 2011 in Region
In one Oregon fitness center, the whirring of stationary bikes is the sound of power.
Boeing Field air controller fired for sleeping on job
April 26, 2011 in Region
The Federal Aviation Administration says a third air traffic controller has been fired for nap
NW today: Homeless man, dog live in rowboat
April 25, 2011 in Region
A homeless man and his dog have made a place for themselves, living in a 14-foot rowboat under the Highway 520 bridge in Seattle on the shore of Lake Washington.
NW Today: Idaho ranks 5th in household cell phone use
April 20, 2011 in Region
A new study ranks Idaho as the nation’s fifth highest state in the number of households relying only on cellular telephones.
NW today: Suicide training follows open mic stabbing
April 19, 2011 in Region
Officials in Bend are planning free suicide prevention training after a man fatally stabbed himself following a performance in a coffee shop last week.
NW today: Cop killer released from mental hospital
April 15, 2011 in Region
A man who was convicted of killing a Seattle police officer in 1984 has been released from Western State Hospital. KIRO-TV reports Michael Trott is one of 24 mentally ill …
NW today: Tsunami victim’s body found in Oregon
April 12, 2011 in Region
The body of a man washed out to sea last month when the tsunami from Japan hit the Northern California coast has been found more than 300 miles north in …
NW today: Campus display to shine light on suicide
April 11, 2011 in Region
Idaho consistently has one of the nation’s highest suicide rates, but a group of Lewis-Clark State College students wants that to change.
NW today: Zoo chick swap tricks rare condors
April 8, 2011 in Region
Keepers at the Oregon Zoo have pulled off a California condor chick trick. An inexperienced pair of the endangered condors got rough with a freshly hatched chick last weekend, and …
NW today: T.G.I. Fridays has a beef with trophy thief
April 6, 2011 in Region
A T.G.I Friday’s in southwestern Idaho has a beef with whoever took its giant hamburger trophy.
NW today: Buy satellite TV package, get free gun
April 4, 2011 in Region
The owner of a RadioShack in Idaho is taking a cue from a Montana store and offering a free shotgun with the purchase of a satellite television package.
NW today: Former pharmacist sentenced for pill theft
March 23, 2011 in Region
A former Lewiston pharmacist has been sentenced in federal court for stealing hydrocodone pills from the pharmacy where he was employed last year.
NW today: Woman charged with paying babysitter in pills
March 21, 2011 in Region
A 27-year-old Missoula woman is charged with paying her babysitter with prescription antianxiety and sleeping pills.
NW today: Guitar sculpture remembers Kurt Cobain
March 16, 2011 in Region
A concrete sculpture of a guitar in memory of Kurt Cobain will be unveiled in Aberdeen on April 5, the 17th anniversary of the grunge singer’s death.
NW today: Bill would OK compensated surrogacy
March 15, 2011 in Region
Under current state law, Washington couples wishing to have children via surrogacy are often forced to pay a woman under the table or go out of state to find one …
NW today: Oregon ports seek federal aid for tsunami
March 14, 2011 in Region
Curry County commissioners voted at special meeting Sunday to declare an emergency at the county’s three ports — Port Orford, Gold Beach and Brookings — because of damage when Friday’s …
NW today: Elderly mutt up for hero award
March 10, 2011 in Region
A fiercely protective, elderly mutt is up for a national hero award for pestering her owner in the hours before he had a heart attack and then barking for help …
NW today: Vancouver UFO identified as kite with lights
March 9, 2011 in Region
A UFO mystery in Vancouver has been solved. The Columbian says the reports last month of lights in the sky were caused by a large kite carrying nearly 500 LED …
NW today: Judge orders hysterectomy, patient appeals
March 7, 2011 in Region
The Montana Supreme Court has stayed a District Court ruling ordering a cancer patient to undergo a hysterectomy to give the patient time to appeal the finding that she was …
NW today: Boy says teacher taped him to chair
March 3, 2011 in Region
A South Sound mom says she’s furious that a Pleasant Glade Elementary School teacher taped her son to a chair in a classroom Tuesday.
NW today: Man stabs Pullman officer during confrontation
March 1, 2011 in Region
A cell phone may have saved a Pullman Police officer’s life early Monday after he was stabbed by an allegedly incoherent, college-aged man.
NW today: School ‘fight club’ revealed on video
Feb. 28, 2011 in Region
Some Tacoma parents discovered a fight club at their children’s school after seeing a cell phone video.
NW today: College leaders say cuts’ effects will be grim
Feb. 25, 2011 in Region
By midmorning today, all of those testifying on a plan to nullify the federal health insurance overhaul were supporting the bill.
NW today: Officer fired after Taser joke with friend
Feb. 22, 2011 in Region
A veteran Post Falls police officer and former “Officer of the Year” has lost his job for using his Taser while joking around with a friend on duty.
NW today: Lawmaker refuses airport search, takes boat
Feb. 21, 2011 in Region
An Alaska state lawmaker is returning home by sea after refusing a pat-down search at a Seattle airport, a spokeswoman said.
NW today: Feds settle discrimination case with developer
Feb. 18, 2011 in Region
Federal attorneys say they have reached a settlement with the developer of a Post Falls condominium complex that was built in a way that made it inaccessible to people with …
NW today: More charges in Lakewood police shooting
Feb. 17, 2011 in Region
The Pierce County prosecutor has filed additional charges against the man accused of being the getaway driver when Maurice Clemmons killed four Lakewood police officers.