NW today: Volcano sends Love waves on Valentine’s Day
Call it a Valentine’s Day tradition on a monumental scale. A 4.3-magnitude earthquake occurred 6 miles north of Mount St. Helens on Monday morning – exactly 30 years to the …
Feb. 15, 2011 in Region
NW today: Students rally to hear feminist pornographer
After Oregon State University canceled a self-described feminist pornographer as the keynote speaker at its Modern Sex Conference, OSU students rallied and raised $4,000 for Tristan Taormino to appear.
Feb. 14, 2011 in Region
NW today: Woman charged for biting lip off another woman
Prosecutors in Washington state have filed a felony assault charge against a woman accused of biting the lower lip off another woman at a Yakima nightclub.
Feb. 8, 2011 in Region
NW today: Divorce, abortion, suicide increase in Idaho
The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare’s 2009 compilation of residents’ vital statistics show an increase in negative aspects and decrease in positive aspects.
Feb. 7, 2011 in Region
NW today: 2 other women attacked earlier at Wash. prison
Two other women were assaulted in the past six months at the Washington state prison where a female guard was strangled, adding to questions about the safety of prison workers.
Feb. 3, 2011 in Region
NW today: Bills highlight coffee, sandstone, English
Bills have been introduced in the Washington Legislature that would make coffee the official state beverage and Tenino sandstone the state rock.
Feb. 1, 2011 in Region
NW today: Police drop charges in newspaper break-in
Prosecutors have dropped charges filed against a Bonner County man accused of breaking into the offices of the Bonner County Daily Bee and stealing money from the newspaper.
Jan. 31, 2011 in Region
NW today: Megaloads foes abandon legal fight
The opposition to megaloads Thursday abandoned its legal fight to prevent ConocoPhillips from shipping four megaloads on U.S. Highway 12 to a Billings, Mont., refinery.
Jan. 28, 2011 in Region
NW today: Bill would bar use of welfare cards at strip clubs
State. Sen. Mike Carrell of Lakewood is sponsoring a bill to prevent the use of Washington’s welfare cash cards from being used at strip clubs, tattoo parlors, gun shops and …
Jan. 27, 2011 in Region
NW today: Woman stole $100K from Dairy Queen
A south-central Idaho woman has pleaded guilty to stealing nearly $100,000 from the Dairy Queen in Burley by voiding cash register entries and pocketing the money.
Jan. 25, 2011 in Region
NW today: Man gets 5 life sentences for Pasco killings
Vicente Ruiz was ordered Thursday to serve one life term for each of the men he killed 23 years ago inside a Pasco garage.
Jan. 21, 2011 in Region
NW today: Shoshone Co. declares emergency after flooding
Shoshone County officials have declared a state of emergency to help the community recovery from floods the caused costly losses.
Jan. 20, 2011 in Region
NW today: Man who told world of Pearl Harbor attack dies
Ed Chlapowski, the man who notified the world that Pearl Harbor was being bombed by the Japanese, has died at 88.
Jan. 18, 2011 in Region
NW today: Pasco spud eater is Potato Man of Year
Sticking to an all-potato diet for 60 days has earned Chris Voigt the National Potato Council’s Potato Man of the Year honor. The award was presented to the Pasco man …
Jan. 14, 2011 in Region
NW today: Idaho cuts will hit poor, elderly
Gov. Butch Otter’s plan to cut millions of dollars from the Department of Health and Welfare budget raises one key question: Which programs serving the poor and elderly will be …
Jan. 11, 2011 in Region
NW today: Knievel’s pickup truck to be auctioned
The last vehicle that was registered in Evel Knievel’s name will go up for auction on Jan. 22. Barrett-Jackson Auction in Scottsdale, Ariz., plans to sell the Butte motorcycle daredevil’s …
Jan. 10, 2011 in Region
NW today: Tumbleweeds invade neighborhood
Thousands of tumbleweeds have blown into the Panoramic Heights area of Kennewick this winter, and some residents have had enough of the roly-poly plants.
Jan. 7, 2011 in Region
NW today: Cabbage one way to save for college
Audrey Bloomquist doesn’t even like cabbage. But the fourth-grade girl took pride in the small cabbage plant she received last May.
Jan. 6, 2011 in Region
NW today: Boy impaled by branch while sledding
A 7-year-old Billings boy is recovering from surgery in Butte after a New Year’s Eve sledding accident northeast of Whitehall.
Jan. 4, 2011 in Region
NW today: Seattle rainy on all major holidays
Deserved or not, Seattle has long had a bad reputation for being rainy on days that most people have off.
Jan. 3, 2011 in Region
NW today: Arguments due on minimum wage suit
A Kittitas County judge is set to hear arguments on a lawsuit over the state’s decision to raise the minimum wage by 12 cents to $8.67 on Jan. 1.
Dec. 29, 2010 in Region
NW today: TV thief wheels booty past cop shop
King County prosecutors say a man was arrested when he was caught wheeling a 50-inch television past the Auburn Police Department in a shopping cart.
Dec. 28, 2010 in Region
NW today: For taxidermist, the stuff of dreams
Taxidermist Leon Mathews has stuffed his fair share of birds, but he recently had a rare chance to work on a majestic bald eagle.
Dec. 27, 2010 in Region
NW today: Police: Woman robbed while leaving funeral
Police say a teenager has been arrested after he snatched a 79-year-old woman’s purse as she was leaving a funeral in Lewiston. Lewiston Police Capt. Tom Greene says the Clarkston …
Dec. 23, 2010 in Region
NW today: Friends come to aid of former UI player
Moscow resident and former University of Idaho basketball player Brandon Brown remains in a coma after an alleged fight at a Moscow nightclub last week left him with what is …
Dec. 22, 2010 in Region
NW today: Family shoplifting ring busted at mall
Police say they busted a Portland-based family theft ring at Tacoma Mall. During a chase Saturday, a 16-year-old dropped a handbag with 22 stolen bottles of perfume worth $1,600.
Dec. 21, 2010 in Region
NW Today: Seattle hospital execs well-paid
A survey of nonprofit hospitals in the Puget Sound area has found that 19 top executives and doctors earned more than $1 million in 2008.
Dec. 20, 2010 in Region
NW today: Man shoots self in buttocks after threat
Billings police say a man accused of sticking a pistol in his girlfriend’s mouth accidentally shot himself in the buttocks after he shoved the gun down the back of his …
Dec. 17, 2010 in Region
NW today: Pastor embraces “Blue Christmas” service
A Port Orchard church held a “Blue Christmas” service where the pastor told worshippers it was OK to be sad. Pastor Joe Smith told about 30 worshippers at the First …
Dec. 16, 2010 in Region
NW today: NYC sues Washington tobacco company
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s administration is suing a tobacco company in Washington state.
Dec. 14, 2010 in Region