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Biggest regional story today not on this list: Reports (from unnamed sources) that Hewlett Packard is on the verge of splitting itself into two companies, which seems to be a favored response for some businesses operating in tough environments. The story was strongly noted in Seattle, but also at Boise and Corvallis, each of which are home to substantial HP facilities. What would the split mean to those facilities? Unclear.

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)

Paul Revere of the Raiders dies (Boise Statesman, Nampa Press Tribune)
Reviewing shrinking state funds for higher ed (Boise Statesman)
Ash aphids passing through (Lewiston Tribune)
Pullman pot shop holds opening day (Moscow News)
Gateway transmission line plans continue (Nampa Press Tribune)
State investigation on Hixon closes (Nampa Press Tribune)
Wilder mayor turns activist on immigration (Nampa Press Tribune)
Looking at 1st district US House race (TF Times News)
No enterovirus cases found in Magic Valley (TF Times News)

Corvallis mayor candidates in debate (Corvallis Gazette)
Top two primary hot item on ballot (Corvallis Gazette)
UO develops more research on brain (Eugene Register Guard)
Medford may approve pot tax shortly (Medford Tribune)
Rehab or closure for Portland veteran coliseum? (Portland Oregonian)
Legislature will consider climate change bills (Salem Statesman Journal)
State redefining manager roles (Salem Statesman Journal)

First Bremerton pot store opening this week (Bremerton Sun)
Belfair water pipeline becomes 2-part project (Bremerton Sun)
Aid still coming for Oso recovery (Everett Herald)
Debate over Snohomish sheriff contest (Everett Herald)
Discussion of class size ballot issue (Tacoma News Tribune, Yakima Herald Republic, Kennewick Herald, Olympian, Longview News)
Farm labor shortage, amid record crops (Kennewick Herald)
Reviewing renewal of downtown Longview (Longview News)
Fact check: No gun registry in I-594 (Olympian)
Data transponders for tsunami in bottles (Port Angeles News)
Seattle Key Arena still pulling in bucks (Seattle Times)
Oregon’s pot initiative differs from Washington (Seattle Times)
Spokane transit promotes more buses (Spokane Spokesman)
Tacoma launches new water filtration plant (Tacoma News Tribune)

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