The Albany-Eugene 115-kilovolt No. 1 transmission line, which the Bonneville Power Administration plans to rebuild. (Image/BPA)
Last week, Washington's two main candidates for governor met in their first debate, at Spokane. The University of Oregon got a new president. A referendum on Washington state's new same-sex marriage law won ballot status. Idaho Republicans prepared for their convention at Twin Falls.
The Oregon Supreme Court ordered released a mass of files held by the Boy Scouts of America on sex abuse allegations. PILT funds were released by the Department of Interior. The job picture improved slightly in Washington but worsened a bit in Idaho.
Federal officials started a launch toward creating a new national history park, commemorating the Manhattan Project. A system was set up for calculating property taxes online.
All this and a lot more in this week's Briefings. For more, write us at firstname.lastname@example.org.