Category Archives: KUOW

‘That ID won’t fly.’ A deadline looms for Pacific NW air travelers

State officials are worried about a possible mess at Pacific Northwest airports and driver licensing offices. Next October, the Transportation Security Administration will stop accepting regular Washington and Oregon driver licenses to pass through airport screening checkpoints. Source: KUOW – ‘That ID won’t fly.’ A deadline looms for Pacific NW air travelers

KUOW – Bullet train for Cascadia urged on despite electorate’s anti-tax mood

Tuesday’s vote in Washington state to roll back car registration fees has scrambled transportation budgets. But Pacific Northwest rail advocates are undeterred in pursuing their vision of a bullet train connection between Portland, Seattle and Vancouver, Canada. Microsoft hosted a high-power meeting of state policymakers, train manufacturers and rail supporters at the software giant’s headquarters […]
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Amazon to expand data centers in northeastern Oregon, reaping more tax breaks

Amazon’s ever-expanding footprint in Seattle — and the polarizing growing pains that accompany it — contrasts what’s currently happening in northeastern Oregon. Source: Amazon to expand data centers in northeastern Oregon, reaping more tax breaks

Prepping for the Big One: Oregon coastal hospitals get creative with disaster planning

The state of Oregon is pushing the community hospitals along the Oregon Coast to improve their earthquake resilience. This comes after a state report predicted none of them would be able to sustain operations after the feared Big One — a magnitude 9 offshore Cascadia earthquake and tsunami. State Library Ed. Note: Same story available […]
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Eugene prepares to host 2021 world track champs, but needs more money

Public funding for big-time sports tends to generate static. So, Oregon Governor Kate Brown is building her case now for additional taxpayer support for the IAAF World Track and Field Championships, which are coming to Eugene in two years. The local organizing committee for the world outdoor track championships, Oregon21, says it needs a state […]
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More state money sought as Eugene prepares to host 2021 world track champs

Public funding for big-time sports tends to generate static. So, Oregon Governor Kate Brown is building her case now for additional taxpayer support for the IAAF World Track and Field Championships, which are coming to Eugene in two years. Source: More state money sought as Eugene prepares to host 2021 world track champs

Defense contractors test drones in Oregon

Defense contractors are testing new surveillance drones in Pendleton, including the largest one to ever fly in the Northwest. Source: KUOW – Defense contractors test drones in Oregon

KUOW – Seeking: Wolves marked for death in Washington state

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is trying to kill one to two of the nine wolves in the Grouse Flats pack, in the southeast corner of the state. That’s because the pack has killed two cattle in the past month and four cattle in the past 10 months. The state Fish and Wildlife […]
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Suicide in Northwest jail highlights risk for Native American inmates

On Feb. 26, 2014, staff booked Shannon Jefferson into the Whatcom County Jail for a probation violation and failing to appear in court on a fourth degree assault charge. Twelve days later, Jefferson tied a bed sheet to the window in her isolation cell and hanged herself. She was 36-years-old and the mother of six. […]
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Suicide Is The Leading Cause Of Death In Oregon And Washington Jails

Despite decades of concerns, jail leaders and elected officials have failed to take all the necessary steps to protect inmates at risk of suicide, an investigation by OPB, KUOW and the Northwest News Network has found. After 40 days in the Josephine County Jail, Janelle Marie Butterfield looped a white sheet around her neck and […]
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