Tom Banse http://boisestatepublicradio.org en First Nuisance Sea Lions Of 2014 Killed At Bonneville Dam http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/first-nuisance-sea-lions-2014-killed-bonneville-dam <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/04/041814TB_SeaLions_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>State wildlife officers trapped and killed six salmon-chomping sea lions at Bonneville Dam earlier this week.<p> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:13:00 +0000 Tom Banse 43748 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org First Nuisance Sea Lions Of 2014 Killed At Bonneville Dam Flags Lowered Across Washington To Honor Landslide Victims http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/flags-lowered-across-washington-honor-landslide-victims <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/04/041514TB_Flags4Oso_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Flags are flying at half mast across Washington state this afternoon to honor victims of last month's deadly landslide.<p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:16:00 +0000 Tom Banse 43551 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Flags Lowered Across Washington To Honor Landslide Victims Washington's Wildfire Season Officially Starts Tuesday http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/washingtons-wildfire-season-officially-starts-tuesday <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/04/041114TB_Wildfire_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Wildfire season officially starts on April 15 in Washington state.&#160;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Oregon and Idaho have rolling starts to fire precaution rules depending on local conditions.</span><p> Sat, 12 Apr 2014 00:21:00 +0000 Tom Banse 43373 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Washington's Wildfire Season Officially Starts Tuesday Extended Season For Some Northwest Ski Areas, But Profits Scarce http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/extended-season-some-northwest-ski-areas-profits-scarce <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/04/041014TB_SkiDoldrums_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Thanks to late-season snow that fell at many area some Cascade ski areas will welcome skiers and snowboarders well past Easter.<p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 15:07:00 +0000 Tom Banse 43328 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Extended Season For Some Northwest Ski Areas, But Profits Scarce Water Supply Rebounds Across Most of Northwest After March Storms http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/water-supply-rebounds-across-most-northwest-after-march-storms <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/04/041014TB_Water_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Irrigators, hydropower dam operators and tugboat captains are sitting pretty across most of the Northwest according to the <a href="http://www.nwrfc.noaa.gov/ws/">latest regional water supply forecast</a>.<p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 21:58:00 +0000 Tom Banse 43300 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Water Supply Rebounds Across Most of Northwest After March Storms Banner Summer On Tap For Ocean Salmon Fishing http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/banner-summer-tap-ocean-salmon-fishing <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/04/040914TB_Salmon_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>A federal fisheries management panel has approved what some charter captains are calling the best ocean fishing season in 20 years.<p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 01:23:00 +0000 Tom Banse 43236 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Banner Summer On Tap For Ocean Salmon Fishing Inslee Happy With Federal Aid For Landslide, But Says It Won't 'Make People Whole' http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/inslee-happy-federal-aid-landslide-says-it-wont-make-people-whole <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/04/040914TB_Inslee_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Washington Governor Jay Inslee&#160;says he's pleased with the federal disaster relief flowing to the state for last month's deadly landslide in Snohomish County.<p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 21:53:00 +0000 Tom Banse 43228 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Inslee Happy With Federal Aid For Landslide, But Says It Won't 'Make People Whole' Central Washington Home To Nation's Biggest Bitcoin 'Mine,' More Coming http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/central-washington-home-nations-biggest-bitcoin-mine-more-coming <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/04/040414TB_BitcoinMine_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Here's a surprising fact: the largest </span>bitcoin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> "mine" in North America is located on the outskirts of Wenatchee, Wash.</span><p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 14:55:00 +0000 Tom Banse 43050 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Central Washington Home To Nation's Biggest Bitcoin 'Mine,' More Coming Measles Outbreak In British Columbia Crosses Northern Border http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/measles-outbreak-british-columbia-crosses-northern-border <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/04/040314TB_Measles_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>A big measles outbreak in British Columbia has crossed over the border into the American Northwest.<p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 22:36:00 +0000 Tom Banse 42905 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Measles Outbreak In British Columbia Crosses Northern Border Northwest Researchers Document Whales Which Set New Breath-Hold Record http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/northwest-researchers-document-whales-which-set-new-breath-hold-record <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/04/040214TB_Breath_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Think about how long you can hold your breath and then let this discovery blow your mind.<p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 22:41:00 +0000 Tom Banse 42836 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Northwest Researchers Document Whales Which Set New Breath-Hold Record Rainy Weather Working Against Landslide Responders http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/rainy-weather-working-against-landslide-responders <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/03/032814TB_SlideWx_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Heavy rain in the forecast for Friday is threatening to hinder ongoing search and recovery operations from the catastrophic mudslide near Oso in Snohomish County.<p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 22:04:00 +0000 Tom Banse 42546 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Rainy Weather Working Against Landslide Responders At The Landslide Front Line, Comparisons To Mount St. Helens Devastation http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/landslide-front-line-comparisons-mount-st-helens-devastation <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/03/032814TB_SlideTour_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A local fire chief is warning communities around the deadly landslide in northwest Washington to brace for a jump in the death toll Friday.</span><p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 14:11:00 +0000 Tom Banse 42517 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org At The Landslide Front Line, Comparisons To Mount St. Helens Devastation Landslide Debris Field Has To Be Approached As Hazmat Scene http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/landslide-debris-field-has-be-approached-hazmat-scene <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/03/032714TB_SlideHazmat_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In a clearing on a hillside above one side of the mudflow, searchers in all sorts of uniforms and bright safety vests are picking through the crushed and barely recognizable remains of homes.</span><p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 01:10:00 +0000 Tom Banse 42496 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Landslide Debris Field Has To Be Approached As Hazmat Scene Front Line View Shows Why Search For Landslide Victims Is Slow http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/front-line-view-shows-why-search-landslide-victims-slow <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/03/032614TB_Mason_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Emergency managers in Snohomish County, Wash., are allowing a select number of relatives of the missing to join the search for victims from Saturday’s massive landslide.<p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 23:38:00 +0000 Tom Banse 42430 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Front Line View Shows Why Search For Landslide Victims Is Slow Dogs Most Effective Search Tool As Landslide Death Toll Mounts http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/dogs-most-effective-search-tool-landslide-death-toll-mounts <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/03/032614TB_SlideDogs_webin.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The official death toll from Saturday’s massive landslide near </span>Oso<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Washington rose from 14 to 16 Tuesday night.</span><p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 15:08:00 +0000 Tom Banse 42385 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Dogs Most Effective Search Tool As Landslide Death Toll Mounts Search Continues For Victims Of Deadly Washington State Landslide http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/search-continues-victims-deadly-washington-state-landslide <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/03/032614TB_SlideMissing_webin.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Emergency managers at the scene of Saturday’s deadly landslide near Oso, Washington, say Wednesday's operations will be a repeat of yesterday.</span><p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 14:50:00 +0000 Tom Banse 42383 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Search Continues For Victims Of Deadly Washington State Landslide High Tech Tools And Tricks Aid Search For Landslide Victims http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/high-tech-tools-and-tricks-aid-search-landslide-victims <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/03/032514TB_SlideTech_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Rescuers are employing high technology tools and tricks to help locate victims buried deep under the muck and debris of Saturday’s landslide in Northwest Washington.</span><p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 23:30:00 +0000 Tom Banse 42360 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org High Tech Tools And Tricks Aid Search For Landslide Victims County Officials Say Stricken Neighborhood Made Aware Of Landslide Risk http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/county-officials-say-stricken-neighborhood-made-aware-landslide-risk <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/03/032514TB_SlideRisk_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>The hillside that unleashed a torrent of mud and destruction near Oso in Snohomish County, Wash., on Saturday has a long history of prior slides.<p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 22:41:00 +0000 Tom Banse 42355 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org County Officials Say Stricken Neighborhood Made Aware Of Landslide Risk Rain Makes Slippery Search At Deadly Landslide More Complicated http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/rain-makes-slippery-search-deadly-landslide-more-complicated <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/03/032514TB_Hots_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Light rain is falling on the valley north of Seattle Tuesday where hundreds of rescuers are still combing through debris from Saturday’s catastrophic landslide.<p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 22:27:00 +0000 Tom Banse 42357 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Rain Makes Slippery Search At Deadly Landslide More Complicated Ongoing Slide Movement Hampers Search For Victims In Snohomish County http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/ongoing-slide-movement-hampers-search-victims-snohomish-county <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/03/032414TB_Landslide_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Ongoing movement of the huge landslide that crashed down on a rural Northwest Washington neighborhood on Saturday is hampering the search for more victims.<p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 23:22:00 +0000 Tom Banse 42298 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Ongoing Slide Movement Hampers Search For Victims In Snohomish County