Inland Northwest Correspondent
Prior to joining the Northwest News Network team, Jessica was the news director of Jefferson Public Radio in Ashland, Oregon, where she produced a newsmagazine on Northern California and Southern Oregon. In 2010, she spent a year in central Mexico and reported for an English-language newspaper in San Miguel de Allende. Jessica's investigative and feature stories have earned awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, the Idaho Press Club, the Radio Television Digital News Association, and Public Radio News Directors Inc. A Northwest native, Jessica grew up in an off-the-grid log cabin in the Columbia River Gorge.
A law that would protect gays from discrimination in Idaho could finally have Republican support in the legislature next year, after a decade. A...
Muslim leaders and Christian clergy in Spokane are asking for a federal hate crime investigation into anti-Muslim graffiti discovered on the Fourth of...
The Corner Creek Fire has burned 26,000 acres south of Dayville, Oregon. Wilderness rules prevent firefighters from using traditional means, like digging firelines and dropping retardant.
Idaho Governor Butch Otter issued a disaster declaration Monday for two north Idaho counties dealing with a fast-growing wildfire.
People who knew Antonio Zambrano-Montes said he had been sad and depressed in the months before his death in Pasco, Washington. He was shot in February...
Public health officials say the rise in cases of the STD gonorrhea has continued unabated this year in much of the Northwest.
Friday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage reflects a remarkable shift in Americans' personal views, just in the last decade.
Northwest politicians reacted Friday to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized gay marriage in all 50 states.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled this morning that same-sex couples have the constitutional right to marry in every state.
Public health officials are concerned about several major athletic events in the Northwest this weekend as temperatures could surpass 100 degrees.
In the last week, Spokane, Washington, has severed most of its official ties with Rachel Dolezal, the local civil rights leader who gained national...
The former NAACP chapter president at the center of a controversy about her race also engaged in misconduct as the head of a police oversight committee.
At a Monday night rally in downtown Spokane, members of the city's black community said they want to put former NAACP president Rachel Dolezal behind...
Rachel Dolezal, the controversial head of the Spokane chapter of the NAACP, announced Monday she's stepping down from her post.
A planned meeting Monday where Spokane NAACP president Rachel Dolezal was supposed to give an explanation to members has been postponed.
The NAACP is standing behind the besieged president of the Spokane chapter, at least for the time being.
Idaho ranks consistently among the top states with the highest rates of youth suicide in the nation.
The U.S. Drought Monitor shows almost all of eastern Oregon and parts of eastern Washington are now in severe drought.
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