gang violence http://kplu.org en At Portland Hospital, Counselors Target 'Golden Moment' To Reduce Gang Violence http://kplu.org/post/portland-hospital-counselors-target-golden-moment-reduce-gang-violence <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A Portland hospital is reporting success by bringing gang members together with counselors at just the right moment — immediately after they've been shot.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Counselors call it the “golden moment.” And after six months, the Healing Hurt People program says so far, it’s&nbsp;working.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 20:29:09 +0000 Kristian Foden-Vencil 12578 at http://kplu.org Wenatchee police brace for gang retaliation http://kplu.org/post/wenatchee-police-brace-gang-retaliation <p><a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-982682.mp3">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-982682.mp3</a></p><p>Towns across the Northwest have been struggling with what police say is a resurgence of gang activity. Gang tensions are running especially high this week in Wenatchee, Wash. The town&rsquo;s small police force is racing to solve an arson-homicide that killed two children.</p><p> Fri, 19 Aug 2011 16:12:20 +0000 Jessica Robinson 2371 at http://kplu.org Wenatchee police tell gang not to retaliate for deadly fire http://kplu.org/post/wenatchee-police-tell-gang-not-retaliate-deadly-fire <p>WENATCHEE, Wash. &ndash; Wenatchee police have contacted a gang that appeared to be the target of a fire that killed two children and warned it not to retaliate.</p><div><p>Sgt. John Kruse says the gang was told retaliation would be very detrimental to solving the homicide.</p><p>Chelan County Coroner Wayne Harris says the boys, 4 and 6 years old, died of smoke inhalation.</p><p><a href="http://bit.ly/oEZLBQ">The Wenatchee World reports</a> the fire is being investigated as arson.</p> Wed, 10 Aug 2011 18:44:17 +0000 The Associated Press 2297 at http://kplu.org Gang activity ‘moving’ into Seattle’s suburbs; summit called http://kplu.org/post/gang-activity-%E2%80%98moving%E2%80%99-seattle%E2%80%99s-suburbs-summit-called <p>The gang-related shooting on Saturday at a custom-car show in Kent <a href="http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2015718751_kentshooting25m.html">that left 13 people injured</a> has regional law enforcement officials worried that some gang activity has moved from Seattle to its southern suburbs.</p><p>&ldquo;It was gang related,&rdquo; Kent Police Chief Ken Thomas <a href="http://www.king5.com/news/crime/Gang-violence-moving-south-126157453.html">told KING TV</a> about the shooting. &ldquo;No doubt in my mind. &hellip; If we don&rsquo;t get out in front of it, we&rsquo;re going to chase the gunfire.&rdquo;</p><p> Tue, 26 Jul 2011 23:46:40 +0000 Jake Ellison 2178 at http://kplu.org Gang activity ‘moving’ into Seattle’s suburbs; summit called