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Posts published in “Day: February 2, 2015”

In the briefings

barney football

Barney, male harbor seal at the Seattle Aquarium with a Seahawks football. The aquarium said, “Our harbor seals (Barney, Q and Siku) got another fumble return and touchdown pass practice in today before the big game this weekend.” (Photo/Seattle Aquarium)


We'll have a little more about the Super Bowl in next week's Washington Briefing, but the basics are well enough known already: The Seahawks lost a competitive game after what was called the "worst play ever" called by their coach, resulting in the New England Patriots taking control of the ball at a critical moment.

Elsewhere around the three states, legislatures get into full swing - now in Oregon as well as in Washington and Idaho - with financial and other decisions in play.

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)

Mobile park residents concerned about staying (Boise Statesman)
Scientists study bighorn sheep disease (Boise Statesman)
Seahawks lose Super Bowl (Lewiston Tribune, Moscow News)
Neighbors concerned about rural Asotin gun club (Lewiston Tribune)
WA Supreme Court considers WSU golf water case (Moscow News)
Clif Bar production site in preparation (TF Times News)

Lane economists project modest growth in area (Eugene Register Guard)
Seahawks lose close Super Bowl (Portland Oregonian, Eugene Register Guard)
Lion sanctuary launches at Phoenix (Medford Tribune)
OHSU researches irregular heart rhythms (Portland Oregonnian)
Capitol activities alongside the legislature (Salem Statesman Journal)

Seahawks lose close Super Bowl (Seattle Times, Spokane Spokesman, Tacoma News Tribune, Everett Herald, Vancouver Columbian, Yakima Herald Republic, Kennewick Herald, Bremerton Sun, Olympian, Longview News)
YMCA plans three-year resurgence (Everett Herald)
Dental practitioner bill considered (Port Angeles News)
Vancouver rep blasts Inslee environment plan (Vancouver Columbian)