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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)

Firefighter foundation blasted for spending (Boise Statesman)
Grove Plaza may be available this summer (Boise Statesman)
Bill would allow car registration local hikes (Nampa Press Tribune, Lewiston Tribune)
Clarkston squabbles over pot (Lewiston Tribune)
More mumps cases around Northwest (Lewiston Tribune)
Examining lottery contribution to schools (Nampa Press Tribune)
9th Circuit rules St Luke’s to divest Saltzer (Nampa Press Tribune)
Idaho firm making ag drones (Pocatello Journal)
Broadband fed fund at risk $245m (TF Times News)
Former prison inmate sues judge and others (TF Times News)
TF airport renovation in long-range plan (TF Times News)

Kitzhaber denies ethics authority on Hayes (Eugene Register Guard, KF Herald & News)
Vehicle fee increase heads to May election (Eugene Register Guard)
Irrigators in Klamath get a few more options (KF Herald & News)
Talent irrigation project gets $1m grant (Medford Tribune)
Umatilla port will sell large tract (Pendleton E Oregonian)
Milton-Freewater schools may consolidate (Pendleton E Oregonian)
Another look at Hayes’ roles (Portland Oregonian)
New fish/wildlife director faces funding mess (Portland Oregonian)
AG inquiry first of an OR governor (Salem Statesman Journal)

Narrows tolls expected to rise (Bremerton Sun)
Bainbridge Island passes park, other bond (Bremerton Sun)
State sets new rule on logging (Everett Herald)
Plan released on protection from Hanford vapors (Kennewick Herald)
KapStone says mill will run, strike or no (Longview News)
Legislature looks at drone law (Olympian, Longview News)
Kalama and several others pass school bonds (Olympian, Longview News)
Peninsula school bonds on bubble (Port Angeles News)
Port Townsend Paper mill sold to Alatana firm (Port Angeles News)
State looking into First charter school (Seattle Times)
Health board member asks to quit over vaccine (Spokane Spokesman)
Most Spokane area school bonds passing (Spokane Spokesman)
Clark ‘In god we trust’ motion defeated (Vancouver Columbian)
Mixed responses on Yakima-area school bonds (Yakima Herald Republic)

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