Northwest News Network (N3)

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The Northwest News Network is a regional collaboration of public radio stations that broadcast in Washington, Oregon and Idaho.

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Gang violence is mostly a big city problem. But in parts of the rural Northwest, police are grappling with gang rivalries, graffiti and even drive-by shootings. And it’s not just in the small towns. Gang members are frequenting public recreation lands: boat launches, fishing holes, hunting areas. This week we’re taking a look at what police say is a resurgence of gang activity - especially in rural areas.

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5 Pieces

Profiles of resource-dependent rural communities in search of new economic basis


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Caption: Alfonso Santos points to one of the bullet holes left in a fence from a drive-by gang shooting he was the target of in Caldwell, Idaho. , Credit: By Jessica Robinson
CALDWELL, Idaho - Most new gang members join when they’re about 13 years old. They think the gang will give them prestige, a sense of belonging and...

Bought by KDNA Radio and KXOT Public Radio


  • Added: Apr 18, 2011
  • Length: 05:09
  • Purchases: 2
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YAKIMA COUNTY, Wash. -- Across the nation there are an estimated 750-thousand gang members. That’s according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Som...

  • Added: Apr 18, 2011
  • Length: 04:46
Caption: Community activist "Maria" hands out flyers door-to-door in Outlook, Wash., Credit: By Anna King.
OUTLOOK, Wash. – Outlook, Washington is a tiny unincorporated township near Yakima. It’s mostly known for the massive dairies that flank it. But no...

  • Added: Apr 18, 2011
  • Length: 05:13
Caption: Gang graffiti is abundant at a boat ramp in the Potholes Reservoir area of Grant County, Washington, Credit: By Austin Jenkins.
Gang violence is mostly a big city problem. But in parts of the rural Northwest, police are grappling with gang rivalries, graffiti and even drive-...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Apr 18, 2011
  • Length: 05:05
  • Purchases: 1
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Vietnam Vet has a new mission: to draw portraits of fallen soliders in the Iraq War, for free

Bought by KFAI


  • Added: Aug 20, 2008
  • Length: 03:45
  • Purchases: 1
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Creativity trumps lawsuits over farmers use of noise to protect crops

  • Added: Aug 20, 2008
  • Length: 03:35
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The Army is starting to rely less on Iraqi-born translators to manage war relations.

  • Added: Aug 20, 2008
  • Length: 02:58
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audio postcard of man who bands hummingbirds

Bought by WILL


  • Added: Aug 20, 2008
  • Length: 02:09
  • Purchases: 1
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NW quilt makers harnessed to comfort Iraq vets

  • Added: Mar 12, 2008
  • Length: 04:34
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Tater Tots: From Cattle Feed to Retro Cache

Bought by KUT, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, and New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Mar 12, 2008
  • Length: 03:50
  • Purchases: 3