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Posts published in “Day: April 20, 2015”

In the Briefings


Sugar kelp, or Saccharina latissima, is native to Puget Sound. The University of Washington will be working with the Bainbridge Island-based Puget Sound Restoration Fund to see whether growing seaweed could help combat ocean acidification in Puget Sound waters. (photo/Mego Huang, University of Washington)

The Washington Legislature is nearing the constitutional end of its regular session, with a lot of business concluded but the big question – what to do about state budget and revenue – still hanging in the balance between the House and Senate.

Spring finally arrived in a big way around Oregon last week – almost everywhere. The cover picture this week shows one of the exceptional areas (in the Wallowa Mountains) but across much of the state sun and warmer temperatures, into the upper 60s, tended to prevail.

Hanging in the balance last week and surely one of the top topics of the week to come: Will Governor Otter call a special session to pass a bill blocked in the House earlier this month, which would give Idaho access to national child support collection organizations? Prospects for passage in the House remained unclear last week, as did Otter’s plans.

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)

Idaho homeowners facing lots of termites, etc (Boise Statesman)
Latah Republicans talk about deadbeat dads (Lewiston Tribune)
Nampa plans development around Idaho Center (Nampa Press Tribune)
Ybarra gained respect during session (TF Times News)

New food hall planned for 5yh street market (Eugene Register Guard)
Annexation bill held after Medford concerns (Medford Tribune)
Some optimism develops about more university funding (Medford Tribune)
Democrats pressed by gun-ignited recall plans (Salem Statesman Journal)

Kitsap schools hope for $25 million in federal funds (Bremerton Sun)
MicroGreen Ploymers shuts down at Arlington (Everett Herald)
Lake Stevens considers another elementary school (Everett Herald)
Base teacher pay generally static (Kennewick Herald)
Cost cutting ahead at Lewis-McChord (Olympian)
Inslee signs geologic mapping bill (Tacoma News Tribune, Olympian)
A poor ski season in Washington state (Seattle Times)
Yakima firm plans to generate biomass energy (Yakima Herald Republic)