Jessica Robinson http://boisestatepublicradio.org en Idaho Man Gets 9 Months Hard Time For Rock Theft http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/idaho-man-gets-9-months-hard-time-rock-theft <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/04/042114JR_RockThief_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>A man who supplied decorative stone to Boise-area lawns was sentenced to nine months in prison on Monday for rock theft.<p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:28:00 +0000 Jessica Robinson 43886 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Idaho Man Gets 9 Months Hard Time For Rock Theft Campaign To Get Sherman Alexie Book To Idaho Students Tops Goal http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/campaign-get-sherman-alexie-book-idaho-students-tops-goal <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/04/041814JR_AlexieBan_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Two women in Washington have raised enough money to send 350 copies of a controversial book by Sherman Alexie to students in Meridian, Idaho.<p> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:35:00 +0000 Jessica Robinson 43749 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Campaign To Get Sherman Alexie Book To Idaho Students Tops Goal The Landslide Statistic Everyone's Using Is From 1985 http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/landslide-statistic-everyones-using-1985 <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/03/032814JR_OutdatedData_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>The massive landslide in Oso, Wash., has shined a national spotlight on the damage this kind of natural disaster can cause.<p> Sat, 29 Mar 2014 01:24:00 +0000 Jessica Robinson 42560 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org The Landslide Statistic Everyone's Using Is From 1985 Bureaucratic Snafu Delays Vietnam Vet's Medals For 44 Years http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/bureaucratic-snafu-delays-vietnam-vets-medals-44-years <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/03/032814JR_LostMedals_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>A Vietnam vet from north Idaho on Friday received nine military honors more than four decades overdue.<p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 22:21:00 +0000 Jessica Robinson 42553 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Bureaucratic Snafu Delays Vietnam Vet's Medals For 44 Years How More People Buying Guns Equals More Money For Wildlife http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/how-more-people-buying-guns-equals-more-money-wildlife <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/03/032614JR_GunWindfall_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>The run on firearms last year is turning into a windfall for conservation programs in the Northwest.<p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 23:04:00 +0000 Jessica Robinson 42427 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org How More People Buying Guns Equals More Money For Wildlife Study: Sage Grouse Habitat Slow To Rebound After Fire http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/study-sage-grouse-habitat-slow-rebound-after-fire <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/03/032414JR_SageGrouse_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>A <a href="http://www.esajournals.org/doi/abs/10.1890/ES13-00278.1">new study</a> suggests creating livable habitat for the dwindling sage grouse may be trickier than originally thought.<p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 00:35:00 +0000 Jessica Robinson 42302 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Study: Sage Grouse Habitat Slow To Rebound After Fire Legal Groups See Church-And-State Battleground In Idaho Town's Park http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/legal-groups-see-church-and-state-battleground-idaho-towns-park <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/03/032014JR_10Commandments_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>A little-known display of the 10 Commandments in north Idaho has attracted the attention of a couple of national legal organizations.<p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 00:43:00 +0000 Jessica Robinson 42094 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Legal Groups See Church-And-State Battleground In Idaho Town's Park Death Penalty Costs In Idaho Difficult To Pin Down http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/death-penalty-costs-idaho-difficult-pin-down <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/03/031914JR_IdahoDeathPenalty_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Death penalty cases take longer to work through Idaho's court system, but it's hard to put a dollar figure on the extra expense, according to a new report.<p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 22:49:00 +0000 Jessica Robinson 42013 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Death Penalty Costs In Idaho Difficult To Pin Down Lawsuits Charge 'Ag-Gag' Laws Violate Free Speech http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/lawsuits-charge-ag-gag-laws-violate-free-speech <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/03/031814JR_AgGagLawsuit_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>A lawsuit led by the ACLU is challenging Idaho's brand new, so-called “ag-gag” law aimed at stopping undercover animal rights activists from making videos of abuse at farms and slaughter houses.<p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 23:47:00 +0000 Jessica Robinson 41953 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Lawsuits Charge 'Ag-Gag' Laws Violate Free Speech A Session Of Civil Disobedience, But Is Idaho Any Closer To Gay Rights Law? http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/session-civil-disobedience-idaho-any-closer-gay-rights-law <p></p><p>This winter, protests hit the Idaho Capitol at a level rarely seen in Boise. Gay rights activists blocked entrances and were marched away in handcuffs.</p><p>They want Idaho's Republican-controlled Legislature to pass an anti-discrimination law similar to those in Oregon and Washington. It would make it illegal for employers, landlords and most businesses to discriminate based on sexual orientation and gender identity.</p><p>But lawmakers plan to wrap up the session this Friday without ever printing the bill.</p><p></p><p><strong>Pressure through&nbsp;civil disobedience</strong></p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 15:52:00 +0000 Jessica Robinson 41908 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org A Session Of Civil Disobedience, But Is Idaho Any Closer To Gay Rights Law? Protests And Arrests, But Is Idaho Any Closer To Gay Rights Law? http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/protests-and-arrests-idaho-any-closer-gay-rights-law <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/03/031714JR_NoWords_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>This winter, protests hit the Idaho Capitol at a level rarely seen in Boise. Gay rights activists blocked entrances and were marched away in handcuffs.<p>They want Idaho's Republican-controlled legislature to pass an anti-discrimination law similar to those in Oregon and Washington. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 15:34:00 +0000 Jessica Robinson 41909 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Protests And Arrests, But Is Idaho Any Closer To Gay Rights Law? Idaho Students Make Last-Ditch Effort To Kill Guns-On-Campus Bill http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/idaho-students-make-last-ditch-effort-kill-guns-campus-bill <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/03/031014JR_GunsOnCampus_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Idaho university students are making a last-minute attempt to stop a measure that would allow people to carry concealed weapons on campus.<p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 00:28:00 +0000 Jessica Robinson 41467 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Idaho Students Make Last-Ditch Effort To Kill Guns-On-Campus Bill Passengers Wait Hours For Empire Builder, America's Least Reliable Train http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/passengers-wait-hours-empire-builder-americas-least-reliable-train <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/03/030614JR_WorstTrain_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>The worst train in America is right here in the Northwest: the famed Empire Builder.<p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 02:04:00 +0000 Jessica Robinson 41284 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Passengers Wait Hours For Empire Builder, America's Least Reliable Train Exposed Shoreline Behind Damaged Wanapum Dam Closed To Public http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/exposed-shoreline-behind-damaged-wanapum-dam-closed-public <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/03/030614JR_WanapumDamUpdate_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Officials in Grant County, Wash., are asking the public to stay away from the shoreline behind the damaged Wanapum Dam.<p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 01:46:00 +0000 Jessica Robinson 41283 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Exposed Shoreline Behind Damaged Wanapum Dam Closed To Public National Parks Report: Nearby Towns Lost Nearly $500M In October Shutdown http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/national-parks-report-nearby-towns-lost-nearly-500m-october-shutdown <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/03/030314JR_NationalParks_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>According to a National Park Service report, <a href="http://www.nature.nps.gov/socialscience/docs/Economic2013ShutdownReport_Final_nrss_VSE.pdf">towns around national parks lost an estimated $414 million</a> during the partial government shutdown last October.<p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 00:03:00 +0000 Jessica Robinson 41097 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org National Parks Report: Nearby Towns Lost Nearly $500M In October Shutdown Spud Snub? Potato Growers Steamed Over Exclusion From Nutrition Program http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/spud-snub-potato-growers-steamed-over-exclusion-nutrition-program <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/03/022814JR_SpudSnub_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Northwest potato growers say they've been snubbed in a federal nutrition program.</span><p> Sun, 02 Mar 2014 00:55:00 +0000 Jessica Robinson 41013 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Spud Snub? Potato Growers Steamed Over Exclusion From Nutrition Program Idaho Colleges Ask Lawmakers To Consider Fiscal Side Of Guns On Campus http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/idaho-colleges-ask-lawmakers-consider-fiscal-side-guns-campus <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/02/022714JR_GunsOnCampus_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">State colleges and universities across Idaho are appealing to state lawmakers' fiscally conservative side in an attempt to sideline a proposal to allow guns on campuses.</span><p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 13:49:00 +0000 Jessica Robinson 40944 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Idaho Colleges Ask Lawmakers To Consider Fiscal Side Of Guns On Campus Death Of Northwest Family Shows Hazards Of Carbon Monoxide http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/death-northwest-family-shows-hazards-carbon-monoxide <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/02/022514JR_CODetectors_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Local officials say the deaths of a Pocatello, Idaho, couple and their teenage sons is one of the worst tragedies in recent memory in the southeast Idaho community.<p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 14:56:00 +0000 Jessica Robinson 40814 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Death Of Northwest Family Shows Hazards Of Carbon Monoxide Report: Neo-Nazis, Skinheads And Other Hate Groups Down In Northwest http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/report-neo-nazis-skinheads-and-other-hate-groups-down-northwest <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/02/022514JR_Potok_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">An annual count released Tuesday by the Southern Poverty Law Center revealed that the number of active hate groups in the Northwest dropped dramatically in 2013.</span><p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 00:58:00 +0000 Jessica Robinson 40799 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Report: Neo-Nazis, Skinheads And Other Hate Groups Down In Northwest Obama Backs Northwest Senators' Plan To Fund Firefighting Like Disaster Aid http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/obama-backs-northwest-senators-plan-fund-firefighting-disaster-aid <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/02/022414JR_WildfireFunding_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Fighting wildfires would be funded more like hurricane and flood response under a proposal out of the Northwest that won President Obama's endorsement.</span><p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 12:41:00 +0000 Jessica Robinson 40753 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Obama Backs Northwest Senators' Plan To Fund Firefighting Like Disaster Aid