2014

Courtesy Emilie Jackson-Edney

Over the weekend, the story of a transgender woman in Idaho whose family had her buried as a man lit up social media.

Anna King / Northwest News Network

Small-town hospitals and clinics across the Northwest are scrambling to prepare for Ebola.

Yogi Berra Would Love This Year's Oregon Ballot

Oct 24, 2014
Chris Lehman / Northwest News Network

It's like deja vu all over again for Oregon voters this year. And it's not just because John Kitzhaber is making his fourth run for governor.

Gay Marriage In Idaho Cleared To Start Wednesday Morning

Oct 13, 2014
Laura Flowers

Same-sex couples in Idaho can start getting married and have those marriages legally recognized by the state starting Wednesday morning.

Tom Banse / Northwest News Network

The old saying goes, "a picture is worth a thousand words." That was the reaction of a U.S. Forest Service researcher when he rediscovered a trove of landscape panoramas called the Osborne Panoramas.

Oregon's First Lady Admits 'Illegal Act'

Oct 10, 2014
Michael Clapp / OPB

Oregon's first lady said she committed a federal crime 17 years ago. Cylvia Hayes told reporters Thursday that she married a man for the sole purpose of helping him get a Green Card.

Tom Banse / Northwest News Network

It may be difficult to eat our way out of the invasive species problem, but it can be satisfying to try.

Austin Jenkins / Northwest News Network

This November, Washington voters will decide whether to require background checks for person-to-person gun sales.

Spokane Indians Baseball Club

Football season has kicked off another round of scrutiny over how professional sports teams use Native American mascots. But in eastern Washington, a minor league baseball team has earned the approval of its native namesake.

Avista Stadium in Spokane is full of the familiar sights, sounds and smells of baseball. And then, there are things that might make you do a double take.

Re-branding in two languages

Anna King / Northwest News Network

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.

Beth Waterbury / Idaho Fish and Game

Osprey nests are a common sight near rivers, lakes and bays in the Northwest. If you look closely with binoculars, you might notice some of these large raptors like to line their nests with discarded baling twine or fishing line. The problem is it can kill them.

Joe Barrentine / The News Tribune

In Eastern Washington, a pair of very different guys teamed up to embark on an experiment to grow Washington’s latest agricultural crop -- legal marijuana. 

Wildfires Force Northwest Fruit Pickers Out Of Camps

Jul 19, 2014
Jessica Robinson / Northwest News Network

Fire officials estimate wildfires have burned more than 1,200 square miles in Washington and Oregon. Crews are working fast to build fire lines between the rapidly moving flames and rural communities. But hundreds of people remain on evacuation alert.

Austin Jenkins / Northwest News Network

The first legal marijuana stores in Washington are scheduled to open Tuesday. The Liquor Control Board issued the first 24 retail licenses early Monday.

Chris Lehman / Northwest News Network

Water is a common and often contentious issue in the West. But now, farmers across the country are also riled up because the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency wants to revise the 1972 Clean Water Act.

Austin Jenkins / Northwest News Network

People in the fireworks business say their job is to make people happy. But as the Fourth of July approaches, Entertainment Fireworks in Tenino, Washington, one of the largest fireworks companies in the Northwest, is reeling.

Anna King / Northwest News Network

The Timberbowl Rodeo, in the town of Darrington, Washington, saw some of its largest crowds ever this past weekend. Neighbors gathered at the event to hug, shake hands and heal up a bit from this year's nearby terrible Oso landslide.

Anna King / Northwest News Network

Doctors in Wenatchee have been passing out some unusual prescriptions lately – not pills, but mountain hikes. It’s called the Foothills Hiking Challenge.

Jessica Robinson / Northwest News Network

The response to Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s release from the Taliban on Saturday was jubilant at first. Then the story took a dramatically different turn. 

Jessica Robinson / Northwest News Network

Over three days, the annual pilgrimage of 25,000 rollicking concertgoers to the Sasquatch Music Festival turns central Washington's picturesque Gorge Amphitheater along the Columbia River into the largest city in Grant County.

Chris Lehman / Northwest News Network

Same-sex couples are getting married in Oregon now that a federal judge has overturned the state's ban on gay marriage.

Associated Press

In the world of Democratic politics, Tom Steyer, a former California hedge-fund manager, is like a real-life Bruce Wayne, aka Batman.

Katie Campbell / KCTS

 Billy Frank Jr., a legendary champion of tribal treaty rights and Northwest salmon restoration, died Monday. He was 83 years old.

Anna King / Northwest News Network

The Columbia River will remain drawn down at least until June because of the cracked Wanapum Dam in southeast Washington.

Kara McDermott

The death roll has risen to 21 following the massive landslide near Oso, Washington. But the number of missing has been lowered dramatically -- to 30.

Spc. Matthew Sissel, 122D PAOC / Washington National Guard

A local fire chief is warning communities around the deadly landslide in northwest Washington to brace for a jump in the death toll Friday.

Washington State Patrol

One of the first pictures from the Oso landslide was of a muddied state trooper emerging from the disaster zone just after helping to rescue a critically injured baby.

Oregon Considers Measure To Limit E-Cigarette Access

Jan 31, 2014
Chris Lehman / Northwest News Network

Sometimes technology outpaces the government's ability to regulate it. That's what's happening with electronic cigarettes.

Austin Jenkins / Northwest News Network

A paper mill on Washington’s central coast has had it's share of ups and downs over the past seven years.

John Campbell

Next month, Sochi, Russia will host athletes from more than 85 nations at the Winter Olympics. Some of those countries might surprise you. They get no snow or have no mountains.