Emily Schwing

Inland Northwest Correspondent

Emily Schwing comes to the Inland Northwest by way of Alaska, where she covered social and environmental issues with an Arctic spin as well as natural resource development, wildlife management and Alaska Native issues for nearly a decade. Her work has been heard on National Public Radio's programs like ''Morning Edition'' and ''All things Considered.'' She has also filed for Public Radio International’s ''The World,'' American Public Media's ''Marketplace,'' and various programs produced by the BBC and the CBC. She has also filed stories for Scientific American, Al Jazeera America and Arctic Deeply.

Emily got her start in radio as an intern at KUER-FM 90 in Salt Lake City, Utah. She also pursued internship opportunities at National Public Radio and Deutsche Welle Radio in Bonn, Germany. After graduating with a Geology degree from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, she went on to study Natural Resource Management at the graduate level at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks.

When she is not chasing down quirky news stories, you can find her off the beaten path skiing, biking or running in the backcountry with her long-time canine companion, Ghost. Emily also has 300 hours' worth of certified interdisciplinary training in Hatha Yoga from the Nosara Yoga Institute in Costa Rica.

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Gov. Kate Brown decried possible efforts from Oregon’s members of the Service Employee International Union to stall the state’s proposed transportation package during a meeting with reporters Thursday.

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A traveling exhibit on Oregon’s participation in incarcerating Japanese Americans and immigrants during World War II made a stop at the Capitol building in Salem this week.

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The Oregon House passed a resolution Wednesday that supports increased trade relations with China. 



According to the resolution, Oregon exported $3.7 billion in goods to China in 2016, making it the state’s top trade partner last year. 



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The Oregon Senate passed a bill Wednesday that exempts people from criminal or civil liability if they break into a car to rescue a pet or a child. 



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Do Oregon’s public universities need to hire more administrators? If so, they’ll have to explain why—if the governor signs into law a bill the state Senate passed Wednesday.




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Oregon lawmakers are hearing public testimony over three nights this week on an $8 billion transportation bill that’s currently under consideration in the legislature.

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Hundreds of people gathered on the front steps of the Oregon Capitol in Salem Tuesday to support increased funding for state services like education, health care and public safety.

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The Oregon Senate sent a handful of education-related bills to the governor’s desk Tuesday morning. One of them allows parents to hold their children back from kindergarten for an extra year.

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The Oregon Senate passed a bill Tuesday that will make graduation easier for students who are homeless, in foster care or come from military families. The bill passed unanimously and is on its way to Gov. Kate Brown.

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Ranchers in northeastern Washington state can turn out their cattle to graze on the Colville National Forest June 1. Last year a statewide battle broke out over how best to manage wolves and cattle together.

In the end, half of one wolf pack was shot from a helicopter and some ranchers received death threats.

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