The program covers a number of real-world situations: assisting with the registration of sex offenders; identifying human remains; locating endangered and missing people; arming tribal law enforcement with information about people they encounter in traffic stops; and conducting background checks to vet foster parents. Continue Reading Justice Department Expands Assistance To Tribal Police, Calling It ‘Right Thing To Do’
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has all but abandoned its use of federal prisons to house detainees. Three ICE detainees that remain are inside the federal prison in Sheridan, Oregon. Continue Reading ICE Removes Immigration Detainees From Federal Prisons, Including Washington; 3 Remain In Oregon
What to watch or read this Halloween. Maybe going out to get scared isn’t for you. Perhaps you prefer to scream inside with a room full people and a bucket of popcorn? Or maybe you just want to stay home and have more control over the bumps in the night. Continue Reading New Movies, TV Shows And Books To Keep You Plenty Spooked This Halloween
Three days after his lieutenant governor resigned for an “inappropriate overture,” Bill Walker, polling far behind the Republican candidate, dropped out of the race to endorse Democrat Mark Begich. Continue Reading Alaska Independent Governor Bill Walker Drops Re-Election Bid, Backs Democrat
Need a good scare or just something to do with the family this fall? Check out this list of Halloween activities happening around the Northwest. Continue Reading Check Out These Northwest Haunted Attractions For A Spooky Good Time
Newly published research predicting beer prices could double as rising global temperatures and more volatile weather cause shortages of barley created a big splash. But brewers and barley growers say you shouldn’t drown your sorrows just yet: They have a plan. Continue Reading Bye-Bye, Beer? Brewers Say They’ve Got A Plan On Climate Change Ahead Of Possible Price Jump
Earlier in October, someone broke into KYNR, stealing equipment and knocking them off the air. It highlighted issues not only of crime and safety on the Yakama Nation reservation, but also how important the station is to the community. Continue Reading More Than Radio: KYNR Brings Back ‘Voice Of The Yakama Nation’ After Theft
With fire costs rising and forest revenues shrinking, the federal government created an industrial complex around wildfire. Then it failed to rein in spending. Continue Reading How Fire Consumed The Forest Service Budget
Whether you’re a Republican or Democrat, chances are you support rooftop solar. New research suggests there’s a reason why two groups that normally disagree on environmental issues both like certain types of renewable energy. Continue Reading A Rare Political Common Ground: Rooftop Solar
The 2018 elections could see the highest turnout for a midterm since the mid-1960s, another time of cultural and social upheaval. Continue Reading Voter Turnout Could Hit 50-Year Record For Midterm Elections
In January, Border Patrol agents walked up to a ramshackle old building on the outskirts of a small town in Arizona’s Sonoran Desert. They found three men. Two were Central Americans who had crossed the border illegally. The third was an American — a university lecturer and humanitarian activist named Scott Warren. But his legal team’s decision to stake out part of his defense on religious liberty grounds has made the case a clash between two of Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ top priorities: cracking down on illegal immigration and defending religious liberty. Continue Reading Deep In The Desert, A Case Pits Immigration Crackdown Against Religious Freedom
The state of Washington sent high-needs foster youth to a residential facility in Iowa where they were isolated, held in a restrictive setting and at times subject to “abusive restraint practices,” according to a scathing report released Wednesday by the advocacy group Disability Rights Washington. Continue Reading Report Describes ‘Abusive Restraint Practices’ For Washington Foster Youth Sent Out Of State
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