Jessica Robinson http://ijpr.org en Number Of Gonorrhea Cases Increasing Outside Urban Hubs http://ijpr.org/post/number-gonorrhea-cases-increasing-outside-urban-hubs <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/07/071514JR_STDs_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Public health officials in the Northwest say they're seeing gonorrhea infections at levels they haven't seen in years. Three counties in Washington state are now in the midst of an outbreak. Parts of Oregon and Idaho are set to top even last year's high numbers.<p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 01:22:36 +0000 Jessica Robinson 15971 at http://ijpr.org Number Of Gonorrhea Cases Increasing Outside Urban Hubs Idaho Cops Worry About Cross-Border Pot Shopping Trips http://ijpr.org/post/idaho-cops-worry-about-cross-border-pot-shopping-trips <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Recreational marijuana went on sale last week in Washington state, but police across the border in Idaho and Oregon say that doesn't mean the pot will stay there.&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Law enforcement worry people will try to sneak pot products across the border – or worse, the legal market in Washington will seep into the black-market.</span></p><p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 16:20:31 +0000 Jessica Robinson 15782 at http://ijpr.org Idaho Cops Worry About Cross-Border Pot Shopping Trips The Constitution Might Have Something To Say When Police Shoot Dogs http://ijpr.org/post/constitution-might-have-something-say-when-police-shoot-dogs <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/07/071114JR_DogShootings_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>A handful of recent incidents where police have shot pet dogs in Idaho have angered animal rights advocates. One dog owner in the small town of Filer has issued notice that he intends to sue the city over the death of his dog, Hooch.<p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 22:55:00 +0000 Jessica Robinson 15780 at http://ijpr.org The Constitution Might Have Something To Say When Police Shoot Dogs Study Finds Forests Recover 'Quickly' After Fire -- In Tree Years Anyway http://ijpr.org/post/study-finds-forests-recover-quickly-after-fire-tree-years-anyway <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/07/070914JR_ForestRecovery_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Fire season has come alive in the Northwest. On Monday, 20 homes in Idaho's Sun Valley area were briefly under evacuation when a fire broke out in a nearby canyon. A 5,000-acre fire north of Wenatchee, Washington, continues to threaten houses in the area.<p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 13:59:39 +0000 Jessica Robinson 15656 at http://ijpr.org Study Finds Forests Recover 'Quickly' After Fire -- In Tree Years Anyway Don't Expect Much Happiness In The Pursuit Of Cheap Gas This Weekend http://ijpr.org/post/dont-expect-much-happiness-pursuit-cheap-gas-weekend <a href="/failed%20Akamai" class="asset-audio"></a><p>According to AAA, Americans will see the highest Fourth of July gas prices they've seen in the last six years.<p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 22:45:39 +0000 Jessica Robinson 15345 at http://ijpr.org Don't Expect Much Happiness In The Pursuit Of Cheap Gas This Weekend Report Says Lack Of Maps, Leadership Puts Firefighters In Harm's Way http://ijpr.org/post/report-says-lack-maps-leadership-puts-firefighters-harms-way <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/07/070114JR_DeadlyDuty_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>A <a href="http://ffsafetymatters.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/SMBriefingFINALnoCOV.pdf">scathing new report</a> by a group of veteran wildfire experts called Safety Matters says too little has been done to improve firefighter safety since an Arizona fire killed 19 firefighters a year ago.&#160;<p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 02:30:53 +0000 Jessica Robinson 15110 at http://ijpr.org Report Says Lack Of Maps, Leadership Puts Firefighters In Harm's Way Abortion Seekers Still Protected At Northwest Clinics After Supreme Court Ruling http://ijpr.org/post/abortion-seekers-still-protected-northwest-clinics-after-supreme-court-ruling <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/06/062614JR_AbortionClinic_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Abortion services providers say <a href="http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/13pdf/12-1168_6k47.pdf">the Supreme Court’s ruling on 35-foot “buffer zones”</a> around Massachusetts clinics won’t have much effect in the Northwest.<p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 02:41:36 +0000 Jessica Robinson 14823 at http://ijpr.org Abortion Seekers Still Protected At Northwest Clinics After Supreme Court Ruling Idaho Woman's Fight For Foster Daughter Reveals A System Of Difficult Choices http://ijpr.org/post/idaho-womans-fight-foster-daughter-reveals-system-difficult-choices <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/06/061614JR_DeeDee_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Adoptions are usually private affairs, sealed forever in court documents and known only to the families involved. But recently, one decision by Idaho's Department of Health and Welfare exploded into the public sphere.<p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 23:01:34 +0000 Jessica Robinson 14270 at http://ijpr.org Idaho Woman's Fight For Foster Daughter Reveals A System Of Difficult Choices 'Awareness' No Longer The Issue For Bergdahl’s Supporters http://ijpr.org/post/awareness-no-longer-issue-bergdahl-s-supporters <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/06/060914JR_BoweSupport_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>The parents of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl issued a statement through social media Monday. Bob and Jani&#160;Bergdahl thanked the people who have supported them for nearly five years as they waited for their son to be freed from Taliban captivity.<p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 22:35:10 +0000 Jessica Robinson 13887 at http://ijpr.org 'Awareness' No Longer The Issue For Bergdahl’s Supporters U.S. Soldier Bowe Bergdahl Freed In Afghanistan http://ijpr.org/post/us-soldier-bowe-bergdahl-freed-afghanistan A U.S. soldier held nearly five years in captivity by the Taliban is returning home. This morning, President Obama announced the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl of Hailey, Idaho.<p> Sun, 01 Jun 2014 15:11:20 +0000 Jessica Robinson 13391 at http://ijpr.org U.S. Soldier Bowe Bergdahl Freed In Afghanistan