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Posts published in December 2014

In the Briefings

Christmas tree

Straight from the Tillamook State Forest, this Noble Fir went up in the Capitol Rotunda. (photo/Department of Forestry)

Entering the holiday limbo between Thanksgiving and Christmas, a good deal of legislative preparation work (which long since has begun) will kick into high gear. Expect to see more of that next week.

The next term of the Idaho Legislature opens next week with its two-day (or so) organizational session, when leadership positions and committee assignments are filled. We’ll have a report on that next week.

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)

Young adults leaving rural Idaho (Boise Statesman)
80 mph speed drawing increasing speed tickets (Nampa Press Tribune)

Precinct-level look at Medford Bates, pot races (Medford Tribune)
Clackamas County tries new river protection (Portland Oregonian)
Salem looking at Uber car rules (Salem Statesman Journal)

Final committee meeting on Oso set (Everett Herald)
Reviewing DUI laws for pot (Olympian)
Unclear impacts of new state gun law (Port Angeles News)
Port Angeles asked for pay for higher bridge rails (Port Angeles News)
Jesse Jackson speaks on civil rights at Seattle (Seattle Times)
Amazon using more robots in warehouses (Seattle Times)
Spokane plans beautification for Division Street (Spokane Spokesman)