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Posts published in “Day: May 31, 2010”

Blowback in the 1st

To the outsider there wasn't really a significant difference between the views of Republican congressional candidates Raul Labrador and Vaughn Ward - the idea of one as more "conservative" than the other seems to make little sense. But they did seem to represent sides of a divide, and that divide seems as real now, post primary, as it did before.

Some evidence of this shows up in a post - anonymous, but not unrelated to other signed pieces - circulating, called "Downfall of Ward signals downfall of GOP in Idaho." It is, as one one e-mailer suggested, worth a look, and worth some pondering.

In the weekly digests

weekly Digest

This week's Oregon, Idaho and Washington Public Affairs Digests are out, for a big week in politics in at least two of the states. We include a rundown of primary election returns in Idaho (and a followup rundown in Oregon), and a look at Washington politics with the entry in the Senate race of Republican Dino Rossi.

There are also reviews of the high cost of not sending transuranic waste to the Idaho National Laboratory; the impact statement for the Seattle seawall; drought relief in the Klamath Basin; and the ground breaking of a new law school in Boise.

As a reminder: We're now publishing weekly editions of the Public Affairs Digests - for Idaho, Washington and Oregon - moving from a monthly to a weekly rundown of what's happening. And we're taking it all-electronic: The print edition will be moving to e-mail.

That means we can include more information, and get it out a lot faster: The weekly Digests will be in your in-box first thing Monday morning. If you subscribe, of course: That's $59 a year, for 50 issues and the yearbook. Yes, including the yearbook. The Idaho Yearbook, which we published for years up to 2002, will return early in 2011 - in printed book form - and Digest subscribers get it for free with their subscription. And the Oregon and Washington yearbooks will be coming out at the same time.

If you'd like to take a look at one of the new weekly Digests, here's a link to the Idaho edition, to the Oregon edition and to the Washington edition. If you'd like to subscribe, here are the links (through to PayPal) for Idaho, for Oregon and for Washington.