drought http://kuow.org en Drought Conditions Expand Across Inland Northwest http://kuow.org/post/drought-conditions-expand-across-inland-northwest <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/07/071813TB_Drought_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Federal agencies have expanded how much of the Northwest they think is suffering from drought.<p>An updated map released Thursday shows 88 percent of Idaho's territory is now categorized in moderate to severe drought. Just over half of Oregon is similarly parched. Washington state is faring better with just a sliver of land on the Idaho border classified in drought conditions.<p>This is the time of year when you expect warm and dry weather. Fri, 19 Jul 2013 17:23:32 +0000 Tom Banse 17028 at http://kuow.org Drought Conditions Expand Across Inland Northwest Northwest Wild Mushrooms In Short Supply http://kuow.org/post/northwest-wild-mushrooms-short-supply Northwest wild mushrooms are in short supply this year. That’s had a big impact on the region’s lucrative mushroom hunting industry. It’s also changed what’s on fall restaurant menus in the Northwest and across the nation.<p>At Pagliacci Pizza in Seattle this autumn customers are often coming home to their families without the coveted mushroom Primo Pizza. The Northwest’s bleak mushroom crop means sometimes the stores cut back on the number of pies, or don’t have them at all.<p>“We’ve run out of mushrooms at certain locations. Wed, 24 Oct 2012 17:35:13 +0000 editor 2282 at http://kuow.org Northwest Wild Mushrooms In Short Supply