NW News Network http://nwnewsnetwork.org en Wildfires Still Rage Amid Mudslides In Central Washington http://nwnewsnetwork.org/post/wildfires-still-rage-amid-mudslides-central-washington <p>The National Weather Service says slow-moving storms creeping through Central Washington could bring another round of mudslides this evening.</p><p> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:32:48 +0000 Jessica Robinson 500014 at http://nwnewsnetwork.org Wildfires Still Rage Amid Mudslides In Central Washington Benson Creek Road Residents Sort Their Life Out Of A Torrent Of Muck http://nwnewsnetwork.org/post/benson-creek-road-residents-sort-their-life-out-torrent-muck <p>Residents are digging out from flooding that looks 300 yards wide in some places after mudslides brought down hillsides and torrents of mud ran down creeks outside of Twisp, Washington, Thursday night.</p><p> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:23:34 +0000 Anna King 500013 at http://nwnewsnetwork.org Benson Creek Road Residents Sort Their Life Out Of A Torrent Of Muck Comic Book Aims To Boost Earthquake Preparedness http://nwnewsnetwork.org/post/comic-book-aims-boost-earthquake-preparedness <p>Emergency managers in Oregon have a new tool to educate the public about earthquake preparedness. It's a comic book. And it's co-produced by one of the nation's top comic book publishers.</p><p> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 22:35:30 +0000 Chris Lehman 500012 at http://nwnewsnetwork.org Comic Book Aims To Boost Earthquake Preparedness Houses In Mud, Fish On Land After Twisp Landslides http://nwnewsnetwork.org/post/houses-mud-fish-land-after-twisp-landslides <div>Aaron Dunlap started Friday morning with his car stuck in sand and a fish stuck in the dirt outside his cannabis farm. Dunlap is one of many people stuck digging themselves out today after landslides and flash floods near Twisp, Washington.</div><p> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 20:21:13 +0000 Anna King 500011 at http://nwnewsnetwork.org Houses In Mud, Fish On Land After Twisp Landslides Marijuana Dispensary Leads To Small Town Political Showdown http://nwnewsnetwork.org/post/marijuana-dispensary-leads-small-town-political-showdown <p>The town of Gold Hill, Oregon is in turmoil. Two-thirds of its City Council is the subject of a recall election on Monday.</p><p> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:41:55 +0000 Chris Lehman 500010 at http://nwnewsnetwork.org Marijuana Dispensary Leads To Small Town Political Showdown After The Fire, Landslides Near Twisp http://nwnewsnetwork.org/post/after-fire-landslides-near-twisp <p>Heavy rains near Twisp, Washingon, have triggered flash floods and landslides on hills and ranches left charred by the Carlton Complex&nbsp;wildfire. Highways have been closed in Okanogan&nbsp;County and traffic has been rerouted.</p><p> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:07:28 +0000 Anna King 500009 at http://nwnewsnetwork.org After The Fire, Landslides Near Twisp Washington Supreme Court Sets Standard For Post-Conviction DNA Testing http://nwnewsnetwork.org/post/washington-supreme-court-sets-standard-post-conviction-dna-testing <p>Washington’s Supreme Court may have just made it easier for prison inmates to try to get their convictions overturned through DNA testing.</p><p> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 00:25:30 +0000 Austin Jenkins 500008 at http://nwnewsnetwork.org Washington Supreme Court Sets Standard For Post-Conviction DNA Testing GAO Finds Bergdahl Prisoner Swap Broke Federal Law http://nwnewsnetwork.org/post/gao-finds-bergdahl-prisoner-swap-broke-federal-law <p>An <a href="http://www.gao.gov/assets/670/665390.pdf">independent government investigation</a> out Thursday finds the Pentagon broke the law when it swapped five members of the Taliban for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl of Idaho.</p><p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:25:39 +0000 Jessica Robinson 500007 at http://nwnewsnetwork.org GAO Finds Bergdahl Prisoner Swap Broke Federal Law Why Washington Is Changing How Women Labor To Avoid C-Sections http://nwnewsnetwork.org/post/why-washington-changing-how-women-labor-avoid-c-sections <p>Public health officials across the U.S. say the number of cesarean sections being performed has gotten way out of hand. It's a life-saving surgery for complicated births, but today nearly a third of pregnancies end up as a C-section.</p><p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:13:42 +0000 Jessica Robinson & Isolde Raftery 500006 at http://nwnewsnetwork.org Why Washington Is Changing How Women Labor To Avoid C-Sections Major Parties Oppose Oregon's Top Two Primary Ballot Measure http://nwnewsnetwork.org/post/major-parties-oppose-oregons-top-two-primary-ballot-measure <p>The Citizens Initiative Review, a group of Oregon voters brought together to consider the pros and cons of a Top Two primary system, have <a href="http://healthydemocracy.org/citizens-initiative-review/oregon/measure-90-final/">issued their recommendation</a>: They're against it.</p><p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:29:50 +0000 Chris Lehman 500005 at http://nwnewsnetwork.org