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Posts published in “Day: June 19, 2014”

On the front pages


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)

Labrador faces majority leader vote (Boise Statesman)
Lewiston to dispose of old library building (Lewiston Tribune)
Sheriff in Latah wants raises for deputies (Moscow News)
Idaho Democrats look to calm convention (Moscow News)
Washington's Didier giving away guns (Moscow News)
CWI plans for next academic year (Nampa Press Tribune)
New businesses setting near College of Idaho (Nampa Press Tribune)
Safety officers armed at ISU (Pocatello Journal)
Lawsuit on Bannock vote alleges corruption (Pocatello Journal)
Agreement that GOP convention was chaos (Sandpoint Bee)
Nonprofit Wasden chairs saw embezzlement (TF Times News)
Small donations may lead to shortened fireworks (TF Times News)
TF urban renewal sells key building (TF Times News)

College sends Benton Center bond to voters (Corvallis Gazette)
Farmers battle rail to bike trail (Eugene Register Guard)
Eugene moves on citywide sick leave rule (Eugene Register Guard)
Water shutoffs start around Klamath (KF Herald & News)
About 50 arrests in food stamp fraud (KF Herald & News)
Ashland council rejects open carry ban (Ashland Tidings)
Conviction thrown out over illegal stop (Medford Tribune, Ashland Tidings)
Districts limiting student transfers (Medford Tribune)
Reports of wolves attacking livestock (Pendleton E Oregonian)
Umatilla pays massive prisoner med bill (Pendleton E Oregonian)

Snohomish explores Oso buyouts (Everett Herald)
Lynnwood opens its first farmers market (Everett Herald)
Council at Everett raises city taxes (Everett Herald)
Gas prices continue to rise (Longview News)
Fireworks plant near Tenino explores, kills 1 (Longview News)
Amazon releases 3D Fire phone (Seattle Times, Longview News)
Farmers market looks at medicinal pot (Port Angeles News)
Port Angeles downtown group may shed one (Port Angeles News)
Concerns about quakes, underground Seattle reservoirs (Seattle Times)
TSA sets flight pre-check at Spokane (Spokane Spokesman)
Didier campaign giving away guns (Tacoma News Tribune)
Debate planned for District 4 GOP candidates (Yakima Herald Republic)

Independents choose primary candidates

harris ROBERT


After a long caucus meeting last night, the Independent Party of Oregon announced the first round of candidates who will appear on it’s primary ballot this summer.

The IPO received requests from 62 candidates to be included in it’s primary election and approved 18 to appear on it’s primary ballot. Prospective candidates included Republicans, Democrats, IPO members, non affiliated candidates and Libertarians. Some had already received their party nominations and some had not. The IPO had candidates applying for County Commission races, State races, and Federal races.

The featured primary race will be for Governor between Republican Dennis Richardson and Democrat John Kitzhaber. Other hotly contested races that will appear on the ballot include Senate Districts 3, 13 and 15, where an Independent cross nomination could make a difference in a close November general election.

In two races, IPO candidates Chuck Lee (HD-25) and Drew Kaza (SD-16) won’t face any primary opposition so their nomination will set up one on one general election races against a single major party candidate. In HD-25 presumptive Independent candidate Chuck Lee will face very conservative Republican Bill Post and in SD-16 presumptive Independent candidate Drew Kaza will face Democrat Betsy Johnson.

The IPO will continue to review pending applications and more candidates are expected to join the approved list by the end of the week. Once approved, the IPO intends to publish it’s own voters guide and send it to all 100,000 members.