Oregon Fish & Wildlife employees scrub a dock of creatures clinging to it on a long trip from Japan. (Photo/Department of Fish & Wildlife)
Last week, a dock from Japan, unmoored when that nation suffered a tsunami earlier this year, washed up on a beach new Newport. Signatures were turned in at the Washington Secretary of State's office for a referendum to overturn the state's new same-sex marriage laws.
Oregon Superintendent of Public Instruction Susan Castillo announced her resignation, turning over that job to Governor John Kitzhaber. Long-time public Idahoans Perry Swisher died at Boise.
A grazing act proposed by Representative Raul Labrador clears a key committee. The number of adults in Washington getting pertussis vaccination is on a sharp rise. Oregon state officials have block a plan to allow liquor licenses at some Portland food carts.
All this and a lot more in this week's Briefings. For more, write us at firstname.lastname@example.org.