REI http://www.kplu.org en Senate panel endorses ex-REI CEO Jewell for Interior chief http://www.kplu.org/post/senate-panel-endorses-ex-rei-ceo-jewell-interior-chief <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">The Senate Energy Committee on Thursday endorsed President Barack Obama's nomination of Sally&nbsp;</span><font style="font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;" color="red">Jewell</font><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">&nbsp;to be Interior secretary, moving her nomination to the Senate floor for an expected vote next month.</span></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">The committee's 19-3 vote in favor of&nbsp;<font color="red">Jewell</font>&nbsp;came after current Interior Secretary Ken Salazar agreed to review a decision blocking construction of a gravel road through a wildlife refuge to provide access to an all-weather airport in rural Alaska.</p><p> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 19:48:27 +0000 The Associated Press 8091 at http://www.kplu.org Senate panel endorses ex-REI CEO Jewell for Interior chief Next REI leader will have to confront the Amazon.com threat http://www.kplu.org/post/next-rei-leader-will-have-confront-amazoncom-threat <p></p><p>REI may soon need a new leader if CEO Sally Jewell is confirmed as Interior Secretary. The next person to lead the outdoor gear retailer will confront a threat from another Northwest company – Amazon.com.</p><p> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Ashley Gross 7931 at http://www.kplu.org Next REI leader will have to confront the Amazon.com threat For Interior nominee Sally Jewell, NW landscapes are in her blood http://www.kplu.org/post/interior-nominee-sally-jewell-nw-landscapes-are-her-blood <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">President Barack Obama’s nominee for Secretary of the Interior is an unusual choice. Sally Jewell is not a politician – she’s CEO of the outdoor gear company, REI. But those who know her say she has savvy, social conscience, and a deep respect for the open spaces she’ll be managing if the Senate confirms her.</span></p><p> Thu, 07 Feb 2013 20:08:37 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 7755 at http://www.kplu.org For Interior nominee Sally Jewell, NW landscapes are in her blood Why are we such gear freaks in the NW? http://www.kplu.org/post/why-are-we-such-gear-freaks-nw <p>In the Pacific Northwest, we know that yoga pants, polar fleece and hiking shoes are great for grocery shopping. But when we head into the great outdoors, we love to pile on the high-tech gear.</p><p>Sure, the weather here demands a certain level of protection from the elements. But what is it that compels people in the Pacific Northwest to want every piece of equipment out there?</p><p><strong><a href="http://kpluwonders.org/content/why-are-we-such-gear-freaks-nw">Read more on I Wonder Why ... ?</a></strong></p> Fri, 08 Jun 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Charla Bear 5226 at http://www.kplu.org Why are we such gear freaks in the NW?