Writings and observations

Washington is considering closing one or more prisons, and cutting back on other corrections activities. Depending on how some of this play out, it could turn into a notable social experiment, though corrections officials warn about public safety problems . . . Idaho’s Otter okays a delay in moving gas tax revenues from parks and police to roads, a major shift itself from a few months ago . . . A right to newspaper distribution? A conservative Oregon state paper’s publisher thinks so . . . Everett says, no lewd conduct at the coffee shop . . . Year-round schools: Maybe something a whole lot of us can agree on? We’ll agree with Lars Larson and Barack Obama on this . . .

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