Northwest News Network

New data from the FAA shows the frequency of close calls between manned aircraft and small drones is soaring.

Judging from holiday advertising, lots of teenagers and grownups will find a drone under the Christmas tree this year. But the increasing affordability and popularity of remotely piloted airplanes and choppers is leading to conflict in Northwest skies.

The first statewide recount in more than six years is underway in Oregon. Elections workers Tuesday started hand-counting the more than 1.5 million votes cast for and against Measure 92.

Two Washington prison inmates have committed suicide in recent weeks at the state’s main intake facility in Shelton.

Washington Governor Jay Inslee says by the year 2020, he wants to cut the number of new HIV infections in half.

Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber introduced his two-year spending plan at the state capitol Monday.

Fresh off a successful re-election campaign, Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber plans to unveil a two-year spending plan Monday.

A hospital in North Idaho is marketing itself to Canadian tourists -- medical tourists, that is.

Dozens of Oregon cities rushed to approve taxes on recreational marijuana before Oregon voters legalized it this fall. But it's not clear whether those revenues will ever materialize since Measure 91 seemingly rules out local taxes on pot.

Washington’s Legislative Ethics Board has capped the number of free meals lawmakers can accept from lobbyists.

The search is on to find an alternative to salting the roads in winter. Salt helps melt the ice, but it also builds up in stream beds and drinking water.

Federal land managers are rescinding a permit that would have allowed a competition to hunt wolves and coyotes in Idaho.

King County, Washington, is more than 30 percent non-white. But juries in the state’s most populous county often don’t reflect that diversity.

People in several Northwest cities raised their voices in protest Tuesday over a grand jury's decision not to indict a Ferguson, Missouri, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown an unarmed black 18-year-old.

Several Northwest Christmas tree growers are trying to push containers full of evergreens through the Northwest’s delayed seaports.

In a growing number of Northwest prisons, inmates are rearing endangered plants, butterflies, turtles and frogs for release in the wild.

The most expensive initiative in Oregon history appears headed for a recount.

Coal export terminals are in the permitting process in both Washington and Oregon, but they face heavy opposition.

Northwest cranberry farmers are struggling from a North American oversupply of the fruit.

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

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