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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)

Idaho state workers get strong health coverage (Boise Statesman)
Fewer in ID high schools go on to college (Moscow News)
Moscow city looking at fee increases (Moscow News)
WSU planning online course expansion (Moscow News)
Constitution party, gay gov candidate, at odds (Lewiston Tribune)
More lighting wildfire starts in Idaho (Lewiston Tribune)
Canyon sheriff will keep inmate program (Nampa Press Tribune)
I-84 lbeled at Vietnam veterans highway (Nampa Press Tribune)
Pocatello audits out of city road working (Pocatello Journal)
Pocatello Regional Transit center opens (Pocatello Journal)
Megaload shipment rolls through Panhandle (Sandpoint Bee)
First Idaho West Nile case at Blaine County (TF Times News)
State program paying toll for college classes (TF Times News)

More lightning-caused fires in Oregon (Eugene Register Guard, Medford Tribune)
Electric board member recuses on riverfront (Eugene Register Guard)
Changes planned for downtown Ashland plaza (Ashland Tidings)
Jackson libraries considering tax options (Medford Tribune)
Did White City VA get false accusation? (Medford Tribune)
Student numbers to grow at Hermiston (Pendleton E Oregonian)
State DEQ will hear blasts at coal projct (Pendleton E Oregonian)
Pendleton Grain Growers will consider auto center (Pendleton E Oregonian)
Autism therapy ordered covered (Portland Oregonian)
MAX repairs start, traffic blocked (Portland Oregnian)
OR state employees pay less into health plans (Salem Statesman Journal)

Wildfires start in Washington (Tacoma News Tribune, Vancouver Columbian, Bremerton Sun, Olympian)
Everett Boeing gets trade representative visit (Everett Herald)
Billboard on Hwy 30 blasts Clatskanie PUD (Longview News)
Vancouver grain, longshoremen reach 2-year deal (Vancouver Columbian, Longview News)
Wildfires in Olympic peninsula (Port Angeles News)
Pot ban continued by Sequim (Port Angeles News)
WA moves to 6-year term on driver licenses (Port Angeles News)
High costs for taking the 520 bridge (Seattle Times)
Spokane city blocking border growth (Spokane Spokesman)
Clark County fair making record money (Vancouver Columbian)
Options considered for Yakima plaza (Yakima Herald Republic)

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