NW News Network http://nwnewsnetwork.org en Pierce County First In Northwest To Approve 'In God We Trust' Motto Display http://nwnewsnetwork.org/post/pierce-county-first-northwest-approve-god-we-trust-motto-display <p>A divided county council in Pierce County, Washington Tuesday <a href="http://councilonline.co.pierce.wa.us/councilonline/proposal/proposal.htm?proposal_num=R2014-80s">voted to display the motto "In God We Trust" in its chambers</a>. That makes it the first jurisdiction in the Northwest to become part of a national campaign to feature the motto.</p><p> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:21:18 +0000 Tom Banse 1883 at http://nwnewsnetwork.org Pierce County First In Northwest To Approve 'In God We Trust' Motto Display How Twitter Amplified An NRA Lobbyist's Comments http://nwnewsnetwork.org/post/how-twitter-amplified-nra-lobbyists-comments <p>Supporters of a Washington gun control measure on the November ballot may have just gotten a mid-summer boost. They’re capitalizing on an audio recording that recently surfaced.</p><p> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:01:50 +0000 Austin Jenkins 1882 at http://nwnewsnetwork.org How Twitter Amplified An NRA Lobbyist's Comments Wildfires Continue To Have Northwest Residents On Edge http://nwnewsnetwork.org/post/wildfires-continue-have-northwest-residents-edge <p>People in many Northwest communities are on edge Tuesday. A <a href="http://www.nwccweb.us/information/fire_info.aspx">series of wildfires</a> that threatened urban areas in recent days is the culprit.</p><p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:09:53 +0000 Chris Lehman 1881 at http://nwnewsnetwork.org Wildfires Continue To Have Northwest Residents On Edge Northwest States Vary On 'No Child Left Behind' Waivers http://nwnewsnetwork.org/post/northwest-states-vary-no-child-left-behind-waivers <p>Oregon is waiting to hear whether its application for a continued federal waiver from the No Child Left Behind law will be approved.</p><p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:44:30 +0000 Chris Lehman 1880 at http://nwnewsnetwork.org Power Outages Persist In Fire-Swept North Central Washington http://nwnewsnetwork.org/post/power-outages-persist-fire-swept-north-central-washington <p>The lights are coming back on in fire-swept north central Washington. A major transmission line <a href="http://www.okanoganelectriccoop.com/">was restored late last week</a>, but not everyone has their power back.</p><p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:48:29 +0000 Austin Jenkins 1879 at http://nwnewsnetwork.org Power Outages Persist In Fire-Swept North Central Washington Penalties On Idaho Mine Still Unpaid Three Years After Miner's Death http://nwnewsnetwork.org/post/penalties-idaho-mine-still-unpaid-three-years-after-miners-death <p>It's been over three years since a tunnel collapse at a north Idaho silver mine killed miner Larry Marek. Yet federal records show a series of federal penalties issued to the mine's owners still have not been paid.</p><p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 22:37:28 +0000 Jessica Robinson 1878 at http://nwnewsnetwork.org Penalties On Idaho Mine Still Unpaid Three Years After Miner's Death Oregon Ponders Smoking Ban At All Beaches http://nwnewsnetwork.org/post/oregon-ponders-smoking-ban-all-beaches <p>Oregon could become the first West Coast state to ban smoking on all of its beaches. The Oregon State Parks Department is seeking public input on the proposal.<br /> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:51:23 +0000 Chris Lehman 1877 at http://nwnewsnetwork.org Oregon Ponders Smoking Ban At All Beaches USGS Tries Listening To Human Racket To Understand Seismic Hazards http://nwnewsnetwork.org/post/usgs-tries-listening-human-racket-understand-seismic-hazards <p></p><p>Research geologists have just finished a field trial to test a less invasive way to complete seismic hazard surveys.</p><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 22:45:36 +0000 Tom Banse 1876 at http://nwnewsnetwork.org USGS Tries Listening To Human Racket To Understand Seismic Hazards Northwest Meth Houses To Get Scrubbed Under EPA Program http://nwnewsnetwork.org/post/northwest-meth-houses-get-scrubbed-under-epa-program <p></p><p>Federal dollars meant to restore toxic areas like old factories, mines and gas stations are now going to clean up after another long-time industry: methamphetamine.</p><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 22:31:12 +0000 Jessica Robinson 1875 at http://nwnewsnetwork.org Northwest Meth Houses To Get Scrubbed Under EPA Program Washington Vied For Tesla ‘Gigafactory’ Worth Thousands Of Jobs http://nwnewsnetwork.org/post/washington-vied-tesla-gigafactory-worth-thousands-jobs <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Washington Governor Jay </span>Inslee<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> tried to woo electric </span>carmaker<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Tesla Motors to build a massive battery factory in the Evergreen state. But according to at least one report, the company&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">may have already broken ground near Reno, Nevada.</span></p><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:13:22 +0000 Austin Jenkins 1874 at http://nwnewsnetwork.org Washington Vied For Tesla ‘Gigafactory’ Worth Thousands Of Jobs