Tom Banse

Regional Correspondent for Northwest Public Radio

Tom Banse appears in the following:

Fast-Track Program: Kenyan Runners Join U.S. Army — And Olympic Team

Saturday, July 23, 2016

A U.S. Army program allows elite athletes to join the military and train in their sport. Four Kenyan distance runners in the U.S. military quickly became citizens and will represent America in Rio.


U.S. Army Is Sending Soldiers To Compete In Rio Summer 2016 Olympics

Saturday, July 23, 2016

The group of soldiers are headed to Brazil, but they're not going there to guard the athletes. The Army has a detachment to groom Olympic athletes, a number of whom only recently became U.S. citizens.


High On The Highway: Scientists Try To Build A Marijuana Breath Test

Monday, December 21, 2015

Now that recreational use of marijuana is legal in four states, law enforcement officials are looking for quicker ways to test drivers for excessive pot use. Entrepreneurs are taking on the challenge.


Homeowners In Washington Wildfire Country Try To Reduce Risk

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The Okanogan fire burning in central Washington is the largest wildfire in the state's history. Some area homeowners have cleared brush to keep the fire away. One built a nonflammable concrete home.


Delta, Alaska Airlines Fight For Market Share In Seattle

Monday, June 30, 2014

Delta Air Lines is building up its Seattle operation into a gateway to Asia. That's good for Western travelers but not so good for the bottom line of Delta's partner, Seattle-based Alaska Airlines.


A Tour Of The Tragedy In Washington Mudslide Zone

Thursday, March 27, 2014

As rescue efforts continue at the site of the mudslide in Washington, reporters are being allowed into the mudslide zone. Among them was Northwest News Network's Tom Banse, and he offers this report.


Airports and Medicare Patients Impacted As Sequestration Cuts Take Hold

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Not long ago President Obama warned of the potentially devastating and deeply destructive consequences of allowing the federal government cuts known as sequestration go into effect....

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Third time's the charm? Former Gov. Gary Locke may be pick for Commerce Secretary

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Former Washington State Governor Gary Locke is reportedly President Obama’s pick for Commerce Secretary. His third pick... but hey, who’s counting? In Locke, Obama has found a nominee...

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