Eastern Washington http://kplu.org en Rural town fights gang violence with a summer picnic http://kplu.org/post/rural-town-fights-gang-violence-summer-picnic <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-981566.mp3</p><p><em>This past spring we brought you the story of an <a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/activist-tiny-outlook-washington-wants-town-where-people-arent-afraid">Eastern Washington dairy town</a> plagued by gang violence. Now, several months later residents of Outlook, Washington are fighting gangs with summer camps and social gatherings.</em></p><p>This spring a 17-year-old girl was shot at her home in Outlook, Wash. allegedly by four gang members. But just recently, blocks away from that murder site, children played bean bag toss and took whacks at a piƱata.</p><p> Thu, 11 Aug 2011 20:38:41 +0000 Anna King 2303 at http://kplu.org Rural town fights gang violence with a summer picnic Activist in tiny Outlook, Washington wants a town where people aren't afraid http://kplu.org/post/activist-tiny-outlook-wash-wants-town-where-people-arent-afraid <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-962752.mp3</p><p><em>This week we&#39;re taking a look at what police say is a resurgence of gang activity - especially in rural areas. In part two of &quot;Living in Gangland,&quot; we bring you the story of the unincorporated town of Outlook, in Eastern Washington - and one woman who is fighting to get the town back. </em></p><p>When &quot;Maria&quot; gets off Interstate 82 and heads down the off ramp for Outlook &ndash; she starts praying -&nbsp; that she&rsquo;ll get home safe today. Tue, 12 Apr 2011 11:00:00 +0000 Anna King 1174 at http://kplu.org Activist in tiny Outlook, Washington wants a town where people aren't afraid Rural gangs claim public lands http://kplu.org/post/rural-gangs-claim-public-lands <p><em>This week we&#39;re taking a look at what police say is a resurgence of gang activity - especially in rural areas. In part one of our series &ldquo;Living In Gangland,&quot; we go on patrol with a Washington Fish and Wildlife cop.&nbsp;</em></p><p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-962448.mp3</p> Mon, 11 Apr 2011 17:37:42 +0000 Austin Jenkins 1171 at http://kplu.org Rural gangs claim public lands Bird watchers (and sandhill cranes) flock to eastern Washington http://kplu.org/post/bird-watchers-and-sandhill-cranes-flock-eastern-washington <p>Thousands of their fans will greet them, but the onlookers will be outnumbered by approximately 25,000 to 35,000 sandhill cranes making a stop in eastern Washington. &nbsp;The birds stand up to 4 feet tall, and stop in the Othello area every March at the Columbia National Wildlife refuge on their way to summer breeding grounds in Alaska.</p><p>For the past 14 years Othello <a href="http://www.othellosandhillcranefestival.org/sandhill-cranes/index.php">has celebrated the rite of spring</a> and welcomed&nbsp;birdwatchers&nbsp;with the annual Othello&nbsp;Sandhill&nbsp;Crane Festival. The video below is from the festival&#39;s web site.</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBw9Ms--_Bk&amp;feature=player_embedded</p><p> Mon, 28 Mar 2011 16:17:27 +0000 KPLU News Staff & The Associated Press 1082 at http://kplu.org Bird watchers (and sandhill cranes) flock to eastern Washington