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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)

UI president proposes tuition freeze (Boise Statesman, Lewiston Tribune, Moscow News)
Big crowd speaks pro, con on add the words (Boise Statesman, TF Times News, Lewiston Tribune, Moscow News)
Oil spill in WA reported a month late to state (Boise Statesman)
Southgate Plaza owner, legal issues over, renovates (Lewiston Tribune)
Moscow-Pullman airport may see terminal expansion (Moscow News)
Flu kills 16 in Idaho so far (Pocatello Journal)
Simpson and Risch work on CIEDRA (TF Times News)
Avian flu battled by state agencies (TF Times News)

Eugene adjusting its growth boundaries (Eugene Register Guard)
PUD general manager returns to work (Eugene Register Guard)
Oregon’s 2013 graduation rate lowest in nation (Portland Oregonian, KF Herald & News)
Keno Tractors may try central American location (KF Herald & News)
Mt Ashland looking for new income streams (Medford Tribune)
Flu declining, ER visits still rise (Medford Tribune)
Aryan gang case at Pendlton proceeding (Pendleton E Oregonian)
Hermiston turns part of one street private (Pendleton E Oregonian)
Wine accounted for $3.35b in Oregon in 2013 (Salem Stateman Journal)

Plane reported as crashed into Hood Canal (Bremerton Sun, Port Angeles News)
State minimum wage under discussion (Bremerton Sun, Olympian, Longview News)
New county building plans may be halted (Everett Herald)
Labor talks restarted at KapStone (Longview News)
Bills introduced to end WA death penalty (Olympian)
Numerous tax levies on ballot (Port Angeles News)
Legislators may expand distracted driving law (Seattle Times)
China will accept all apple imports (Spokane Spokesman, Yakima Herald Republic)
Former Tacoma mill subject of $16b merger (Tacoma News Tribune)
Legislature may add 145 mental health beds (Tacoma News Tribune)
Big WA oil spill went unreported for weeks (Vancouver Columbian)
Layoffs hit Christensen Shipyards (Vancouver Columbian)
Some legislators would stop art/road spending (Yakima Herald Republic)

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