Drones, Phones, Clothes: New Technology Helps Search Teams In Northwest Woods And Mountains

Last year, Washington’s King County Search and Rescue was looking for a man who’d fallen in a very fast-moving river. They thought he might still be in the water, but the banks were super steep and slick with mud. It’d be easy for even an experienced searcher to fall in and be swept away, no matter if they were wearing a floatation device. To make things safer – and faster – they turned to technology. Specifically, a drone. The drone was able to zoom along the river, up and down the bank....

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January Membership Drawing: Northwest BachFest Tickets

SPR's drawing for January will be for two pairs of tickets to four c oncerts at the Northwest Bach Festival ! Bachfest Concerts with Artistic Director Zuill Bailey in 2020 will celebrate Beethoven’s 250th Anniversary Year in late February and May. Everyone making a Pledge beginning January 7 through January 31 is entered into TWO DRAWINGS, each for a pair of tickets to 4 concerts from the series taking place February and May, plus a gift certificate from Bardenay Restaurant and Distillery in Coeur d’Alene.

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A mortar attack landed a rare direct hit on the U.S. Embassy compound in Baghdad's Green Zone Sunday night, damaging a dining area and leaving at least one person with minor injuries. Iraq's prime minister condemned the attack, saying it could turn Iraq into a battlefield and complicate efforts to get the U.S. to withdraw troops from Iraq.

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Top election officials from all 50 states are meeting in Washington this week to prepare for 2020 — a gathering amid widespread concern over whether the upcoming elections will be fair and accurate, as well as free of the kind of foreign interference that marred the 2016 campaign.

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