Writings and observations

Obama at Oso 
President Obama looks out an airplane window at the effects of the mudslide at Oso. He also stopped nearby and met with officials and survivors of the incident.

 
The Oso mudslide saw a few more big developments last week, but it appears likely to be generating fewer large news headlines from this point.

Meantime, political activity began picking up in Oregon and Idaho (candidate filing deadlines are still ahead in Washington), and campaign ads began hitting the airwaves in some force.

Share on Facebook

Briefings

news

Here’s what public affairs news made the front page of newspapers in the Northwest today, excluding local crime, features and sports stories. (Newspaper names contracted with location)

Downtown Boise bike lanes underway (Boise Statesman)
Idaho sanctions doc over online prescriptions (Boise Statesman, Nampa Press Tribune)
UI reviewing concealed weapons rules (Lewiston Tribune)
Domestic violence help lacks funds (TF Times News)

Schools begin annual budget work (Corvallis Gazette Times)
Jackson County commission race reviewed (Ashland Tidings)
Critics of cable firm’s switch to high def (Ashland Tidings)
Panel considers banning GMO crops (Medford Tribune)
Richardson, governor candidate, in profile (Portland Oregonian)

The geographic limits of Oso aid (Everett Herald)
Trinity College works on housing (Everett Herald)
Sequim council considers city raises (Port Angeles News)
Tunnel contractor aggressive on billing (Seattle Times)
Midnite Mine cleanup deadlines approach (Spokane Spokesman)
Gun ballot issues in conflict (Vancouver Columbian)
Growers concerned about stick bugs (Vancouver Columbian)
Enrollment growing fast in some WA schools (Yakima Herald Republic)

Share on Facebook

First Take