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Apr 19 2015

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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)

Debate continues over Canyon County jail (Boise Statesman)
Anxiety arises over common core tests (Lewiston Tribune)
Reviewing history of balanced budget amendments (IF Post Register)
More recordings of encounters with police (Pocatello Journal)
Magic Valley wants ‘manufacturing community’ status (TF Times News)

Drought map for Oregon expands (Eugene Register Guard)
Reviewing Merkley’s run in the Senate (Portland Oregonian)
Reviewing Maclaren Youth Prison (Salem Statesman Journal)

More hazard area maps after Oso slides (Longview News)
Looking at Auditor Kelley’s history (Seattle Times)
Renton Boeing plant gets ready for big production (Seattle Times)
Other cases somewhat like Auditor Kelley’s (Tacoma News Tribune)
Looking at oil train rail safety record (Vancouver Columbian)
Washington approaches end of legislative session (Vancouver Columbian)
Tribes seek child placement background checks (Yakima Herald Republic)

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Apr 18 2015

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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)

Pollution grows in Boise valley (Boise Statesman)
Caldwell’s old Kit RV plant now Omega RB plant (Boise Statesman)
Moscow takes another look at industrial plan (Moscow News)
NNU board will look again at layoffs (Nampa Press Tribune)
More parents opt out of common core testing (Nampa Press Tribune)
Idaho ranks high nationally in health enrollment (Nampa Press Tribune)

Former UO archivist dismissal ‘humiliating’ (Eugene Register Guard)
More parents opt out of common core tests (Eugene Register Guard)
Jackson Co officials getting raises (Medford Tribune)
Planning responses for spills of oil tankers (Pendleton E Oregonian)
Brown says she’s settling in as governor (Portland Oregonian, Salem Statesman Journal, Pendleton E Oregonian)
Portland man sues robocallers, $1500 a call (Portland Oregonian)
Wyden defnds fast track on trade deal (Salem Statesman Journal)

Area teachers will go on strike (Seattle Times, Bellingham Herald)
Nooksack River area has hit drought (Bellingham Herald)
Nooksack casino at Deming could close (Bellingham Herald)
Massive accidents released 13m bees (Everett Herald, Yakima Herald Republic, Longview News)
Coastal Community, Prime Pacific banks merge (Everett Herald)
Inslee signs law on geologist hazards maps (Everett Herald)
Inslee grows drought emergency area (Vancouver Columbian, Yakima Herald Republic, Olympian, Longview News)
Reviewing auditor Kelley’s history (Olympian)
Washington resident uneasy about Alaska oil arrival (Seattle Times)
Spokane diocese returns accused man to ministry (Spokane Spokesman)

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Apr 17 2015

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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)

Issues in the Nampa school district contests (Boise Statesman)
Child support funding still in balance (Boise Statesman, IF Post Register, Nampa Press Tribune, TF Times News, Lewiston Tribune)
WA auditor says he’s not guilty in fed charges (Lewiston Tribune, Moscow News)
UI president Staben releases plan for growth (Moscow News)
WWAMI may see underhaul with med school changes (Moscow News)
Otter vetoed cannabis extract oil bill (Nampa Press Tribune)
Twin Falls police chief search stopped for now (TF Times News)

Adjusting plans for improved Astoria boatyard (Astorian)
Eugene gets world track meet for 2021 (Portland Oregonian, Eugene Register Guard)
Interim school superintendent at Springfield (Eugene Register Guard)
Police chief of Junction city may sue city (Eugene Register Guard)
Modoc officials support Klamath water agreement (KF Herald & News)
Debate over Klamath sheriff’s budget continues (KF Herald & News)
Medford okays beehives in city limits (Medford Tribune)
Pendleton ponders what to do with drone bucks (Pendleton E Oregonian)
Mine claimant asks Oath Keepers to step down (Pendleton E Oregonian)
Portland businesses consider religion effects (Portland Oregonian)
President named for Western Oregon U (Salem Statesman Journal)

Auditor Kelley faces major charges (Seattle Times, Spokane Spokesman, Tacoma News Tribune, Everett Herald, Vancouver Columbian, Yakima Herald Republic, Bremerton Sun, Olympian, Longview News)
Sockeye return to Elwha river (Bremerton Sun)
Warnings issues about more whooping cough (Everett Herald)
Feds approve flushing of Lake Sacajawea (Longview News)
Insurers have given bad birth control information (Seattle Times)
Clark farm land may become industrial (Vancouver Columbian)

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Apr 16 2015

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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)

Looking into state juvenile corrections lawsuits (Boise Statesman)
Issues arise over radiation incident last fall (IF Post Register)
Small tuition increase okayed by state board (Lewiston Tribune, Pocatello Journal, Moscow News)
Reviewing the legislative session (Lewiston Tribune)
UI gets $10m for more research efforts (Moscow News)
NNU faculty give no-confidence vote against president (Nampa Press Tribune)
Nampa schools start earlier in August this year (Nampa Press Tribune)
LaBeau reinstated as IACI president (Nampa Press Tribune)
New superintendent picked for Castleford schools (TF Times News)

Gun bill prompts recall try against Hoyle (Eugene Register Guard)
Springfield may enact moratorium on Common Core (Eugene Register Guard)
Westfir limits resident use of water (Eugene Register Guard)
Josephine miner asks for calm (Eugene Register Guard)
Umatilla Co continued pot dispensary ban (Pendleton E Oregonian)
Rules for pot still under some development (Pendleton E Oregonian)
Rape victim time limit bill passes House (Portland Orgonian)
About bill to raise interstate speeds to 70 (Salem Statesman Journal)

Whatcom pay proposed .2 cent sales tax (Bellingham Herald)
Legislature still struggles with McCleary schools (Spokane Spokesman, Yakima Herald Republic, Bellingham Herald, Bremerton Sun, Olympian, Longview News)
Everett panhandling rule targeted by ACLU (Everett Herald)
Bonney Lake mayor has issues with road work (Seattle Times, Tacoma News Tribune)
Washington unemployment rate drops under 6 percent (Seattle Times)
Profiling new head of Seattle police union (Seattle Times)
Area protesters want $15 minimum wage (Spokane Spokesman, Yakima Herald Republic)
Longview considered for new oil refinery (Vancouver Columbian)
Congressional delegation seeks Columbian treaty (Vancouver Columbian)
Yakima appeals redistricting court decision (Yakima Herald Republic)

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Apr 15 2015

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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)

Finding quarters for homeless veterans (Boise Statesman)
McCall police chief gets $400k in termination case (Boise Statesman)
Child support bill reject could cost $250m (IF Post Register)
College tuition hike may be ahead (Lewiston Tribune)
Lewiston area could be second AVA region in Idaho (Lewiston Tribune)
Moscow city projects outrunning money (Moscow News)
Nampa P&Z okays St. Luke’s hospital there (Nampa Press Tribune)
NNU board gets petition for dismissed Oord (Nampa Press Tribune)
New regs go in place for Lake Lowell (Nampa Press Tribune)
More food insecurity in SE Idaho (Pocatello Journal)
School districts start teacher negotiations (TF Times News)

Chicago’s Schill chosen as UO president (Portland Oregonian, Eugene Register Guard)
Oregon unemployment rate now below national (Eugene Register Guard, Salem Statesman Journal, Medford Tribune)
State Senate okays gun sales background bill (Portland Oregonian, Eugene Register Guard, Pendleton E Oregonian)
Armed group opposes feds at mining claim (Medford Tribune)
Hermiston Conference Center future uncertain (Pendleton E Oregonian)
Oregon counties will get some timber assistance (Portland Oregonian)

Mt Baker will open this week with more snow (Bellingham Herald)
Legislature approves changes in medical pot law (Vancouver Columbian, Bellingham Herald, Longview News)
County official’s remarks called racist (Everett Herald)
Everett nurses, hospital agree to contract (Everett Herald)
Granite Falls considers move to city manager system (Everett Herald)
Former Hanford exec sentenced over timecard fraud (Kennewick Herald)
Effort to clean Longview tap water slows (Longview News)
Clark councilor files run for chair (Vancouver Columbian)
Oregon income taxes its residents, WA employees (Vancouver Columvian)
Newhouse named to House Rules committee (Yakima Herald Republic)

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Apr 14 2015

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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)

Business interests consider the legislative session (Boise Statesman)
WA House Democrats release roads proposal (Lewiston Tribune)
Asotin county officials irritated with legislature (Lewiston Tribune)
Legislature kills child support bill (TF Times News, Pocatello Journal, Moscow News)
Omega RV builds in Caldwell, adds 150 jobs (Nampa Press Tribune)
Bridges may be affected by big winds (TF Times News)

School superintendent at Springfield quits (Eugene Register Guard)
Debate over raising minimum wage increase (Portland Oregonian, Eugene Register Guard, Pendleton E Oregonian)
Medford hospital aims toward more mental care (Medford Tribune)
Arrival on beaches of “blue blobs” (Portland Oregonian)
Plans for more barriers on risky interstates (Salem Statesman Journal)

No more free island transit rides, maybe (Everett Herald)
Problems with hiring new manager at Mill Creek (Everett Herald)
Home prices have gone up in 15 (Longview News)
New transport plan from House Democrats (Spokane Spokesman, Vancouver Columbian, Yakima Herald Republic, Longview News)
Seattle getting smart parking meters (Seattle Times)
Many area immigrants may be freed from detention (Seattle Times)

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Apr 13 2015

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A look at the container yard at the Port of Lewiston. Last week, reacting to the loss of a service contractor at the port of Portland which in turn led to loss of service at Lewiston, the Idaho port suspended most container service and announced layoffs. See the economy/business section in this issue. (Photo /Port of Lewiston)

 

For most of Friday, the Idaho Legislature seemed to be just a little too far behind the curve to adjourn for the year – it seemed likely to return for at least a day or two this week. But then, around midnight, it wrapped up. The late-night fallout will be examined and re-examined this week.

The Oregon Legislature has been moving ahead in overdrive – passing a school budget weeks ahead of the normal schedule. Might it adjourn in the early part of summer?

In Washington, it’s time now for the clash of the budgets – the Republican Senate and the Democratic House. Recognizing the reality of the budget-passing imperative and the option of a gubernatorial veto, some compromises are likely. But expect a lot of position-taking between here and there.

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Apr 13 2015

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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)

Questions over how many Idaho wolves there are (Boise Statesman, Nampa Press Tribune)
Defendants with mental health issues have spiked (Lewiston Tribune)
Idaho Legislature adjourns for year (Moscow News)
Preparations back on for canyon jump (TF Times News)

Neighbors dislike rehab center idea at Ashland (Medford Tribune)
Senators help dedicate Oregon Cave monument (Medford Tribune)
Gas prices will be lower this summer (Portland Oregonian)
Several perimenter breaches noted at PDX (Portland Oregonian)
Subdivision development fee possible at Salem (Salem Statesman Journal)

Local incentives for pot sales may be coming (Bellingham Herald)
Housing market becomes much hotter (Bremerton Sun)
Boeing has plane supply issues at Everett (Everett Herald)
Lead-stren gun ranges still get federal contracts (Seattle Times)
Interstate widening resumes at Snoqualmie (Spokane Spokesman)
Food trucks setting down at Coeur d’Alene (Spokane Spokesman)
Kindergartens pressed for space (Vancouver Columbian)
Yakima admins wary of cost of smaller classes (Yakima Herald Republic)

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Apr 12 2015

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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)

New options for Boise downtown (Boise Statesman)
A look back at the legislative session (Boise Statesman, IF Post Register, TF Times News, Lewiston Tribune, Pocatello Journal)
Woodgrain Millwork expands in Nampa (Nampa Press Tribune)
Nampa police not getting requested pay raises (Nampa Press Tribune)
City uncertain about AG probe of finances (Pocatello Journal)

Oregon pot industry prepares to open (Eugene Register Guard)
Aerial herbicide rules still debated at Salem (Eugene Register Guard)
Reviewing a study on growth at Klamath County (KF Herald & News)
VA staffing lacks persist at Oregon facility (Medford Tribune)
What to do about pot edibles? (Portland Oregonian)
Democrats dominating legislative session (Portland Oregonian)

State budget realigns park spending (Bremerton Sun)
Gangs at Everett drawing in younger children (Everett Herald)
Oregon debates over sentencing law changes (Longview News)
Lead in guns threatening health of cops (Seattle Times)
UW looking into color blindness cure (Seattle Times)
Spokane schools will oust unvaccinated students (Spokane Spokesman)
many government text messages disappear (Tacoma News Tribune)

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Apr 11 2015

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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)

Legislature prepares to adjourn (Boise Statesman, Nampa Press Tribune, TF Times News, Lewiston Tribune)
Boise councilman proposees obesity rule change (Boise Statesman)
Live racing will continue at Les Bois (Boise Statesman)
BYU-I president departs (IF Post Register)
Madison school district decides to administer ISAT (IF Post Register)
Washington sees $10m shortfall for wildlife (Lewiston Tribune)
Anti-bully law effective on July 1 (Moscow News)
Washington state has Palouse water concerns (Moscow News)
Moscow bus system might lose federal money (Moscow News)
Debate continues on NNU’s Oord layoff (Nampa Press Tribune)
JFAC’s Cameron says he might not run again (TF Times News)

School board releases emails on superintendent (Eugene Register Guard)
Arlie developer faces bankruptcy issues (Eugene Register Guard)
Lower Klamath wetland running out of water (KF Herald & News)
Property owner gets $200k in dog barking case (Medford Tribune)
Magazine case defendants still soliciting? (Medford Tribune)
Trap failure kills about 400 steelhead (Medford Tribune)
Local lawmaker proposes raising speed limits (Pendleton E Oregonian)
Umatilla sets medical pot locations (Pendleton E Oregonian)
New degree-driven university funding plan (Portland Oregonian)
New vaccine bill generates more debate (Portland Oregonian)
Brown signs $7b schools budget (Salem Statesman Journal)

Cantwell moving on oil train bills (Bellingham Herald)
State House passes new medical pot bill (Tacoma News Tribune, Vancouver Columbian, Yakima Herald Republic, Bellingham Herald, Olympian, Longview News)
Kitsap crisis center to open July 2016 (Bremerton Sun)
Scientists find ‘warm blob’ in north Pacific (Seattle Times)
Budgeting for drought relief draws much debate (Yakima Herald Republic)

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Apr 10 2015

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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)

Still struggling with gas tax at legislature (Boise Statesman, IF Post Register, Nampa Press Tribune, TF Times News)
Little progress in VA wait times (Boise Statesman, IF Post Register)
Community outcry airses over NNU prof’s dismissal (Nampa Press Tribune)
Contractor picked for Canyon jail expansion (Nampa Press Tribune)

New Hilton groundbreaking set for June (Eugene Register Guard)
Property owners battle Lane Transit on purchase (Eugene Register Guard)
State will decide on tuition hike at OIT (KF Herald & News)
Medford wants accounting from Travel Medford (Medford Tribune)
Shortfall found at state Fish & Wildlife (Medford Tribune)
Bill would make district vaccine rates public (Pendleton E Oregonian)
Hayes role in housing plan disputed (Portland Oregonian)
Snowpack in state remains light (Portland Oregonian)
Chief Joseph’s Oregon role discussed (Salem Statesman Journal)

Large grant allows Puget Sound acidification study (Bremerton Sun)
Legislative transportation negotiations continue (Bremerton Sun)
Crime rate in Longview fell last year (Longview News)
Legislators split over competing budget plans (Seattle Times)
Many more town houses crop up in Seattle (Seattle Times)
House approves funds for new Columbia bridge (Vancouver Columbian)
Legislators consider more mental health beds (Vancouver Columbian)

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Apr 09 2015

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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)

Highway funding bill still moving around (Boise Statesman, IF Post Register, Nampa Press Tribune, TF Times News, Lewiston Tribune)
Crapo takes hest on federal lands vote (IF Post Register)
Lewiston Port plans layoffs after container loss (Lewiston Tribune)
Pullman moves to make parks ADA compliant (Moscow News)
Army vets still see long wait for VA health (Nampa Press Tribune)
Deer Flat management plan signed (Nampa Press Tribune)
AG investigating Pocatello city finances (Pocatello Journal)

Eugene school chief applying for Roseburg job (Eugene Register Guard)
Medford police found justified in shooting (Medford Tribune)
Feds consider re-listing spotted owl as endangered (Salem Statesman Journal, Medford Tribune)
Pendleton ag research may lose federal money (Pendleton E Oregonian)
Hayes role in state policy had Kitzhaber OK (Pendleton E Oregonian)
State schools leader Saxton will quit in June (Portland Oregonian)
Long delays still there for VA patients (Portland Oregonian, Salem Statesman Journal)

Swinomish sue BNSF on oil rail issues (Bellingham Herald)
WA snowpack running a fifth of normal (Bellingham Herald)
Seattle help for addicts, prostitutes has worked (Bellingham Herald)
Harrison hospital whistleblower gets $1.38m (Bremerton Sun)
Long wait times still persist at VA (Tacoma News Tribune, Vancouver Columbian, Bremerton Sun, Kennewick Herald, Olympian, Longview News)
Heroin use extending more to teens (Everett Herald)
Detailed Oso landslide map approved at legislature (Everett Herald)
Pasco starts school superintendent hunt (Kennewick Herald)
Mental illness focus of legislators’ plan (Olympian)
Inslee rejects pay part of GOP budget (Olympian)
House passes gun notification bill (Spokane Spokesman)
Cantwell urges new rules on oil transport (Vancouver Columbian)

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Apr 08 2015

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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)

Crapo vote on federal land offloading examined (Boise Statesman)
Highway funding bill clears Idaho Senate (Nanpa Press Tribune, Lewiston Tribune)
Lewiston port traffic stalls (Lewiston Tribune)
Profiling once-blasted Rep. Chaney (Nampa Press Tribune)
Ethanol plant permissions hit slowdown (Nampa Press Tribune)
Moore back as regional emergency dispatch chief (TF Times News)
Legislators okay some liquor license expansion (TF Times News)

Astoria holds off dog park plans (Astorian)
more criticism of state’s new school tests (Eugene Register Guard)
OR House backs terminal experimental drug use (Eugene Register Guard, Medford Tribune)
Planning Vietnam memorial wall at Central Point (Medford Tribune)
Judge says union violated free speech (Medford Tribune)
Pendleton changes rules on statute decoration (Pendleton E Oregonian)
Departure of Portland port shipper significant (Pendleton E Oregonian)
Feds look at spotted owl enfangered listing (Pendleton E Oregonian)
More on the Hayes role in Kitzhaber administration (Portland Oregonian)
UO public records policy criticized (Portland Oregonian)
Death of former Senate leader Brady Adams (Portland Oregonian)
Debate over proposed ethics legislation (Salem Statesman Journal)

Bellis Fair wage case gives workers $1.3m win (Bellingham Herald)
Tax raise proposed for Ferndale parks (Bellingham Herald)
Kitsap Transit buys three more buses (Bremerton Sun)
Snohomish cities rethinking disaster planning (Everett Herald)
Spotted owl may return as endangered species (Olympian, Longview News)
3 baseball fields may be removed at Longview (Longview News)
Not all tribes comply with gun background checks (Olympian)
Possible boating ban near golf open (Tacoma News Tribune)
No child changes planned nationally with WA impact (Bellingham Herald, Tacoma News Tribune, Vancouver Columbian, Yakima Herald Tribune, Olympian)

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Apr 07 2015

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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)

Otter vetoes instant racing repeal bill (Boise Statesman, IF Post Register, Nampa Press Tribune, TF Times News, Pocatello Journal)
St. Luke’s battle over Jefferson St closing (Boise Statesman)
Raises okayed for Idaho Falls Power people (IF Post Register)
Bonneville, Bingham link for economic development (IF Post Register, Pocatello Journal)
Biggest Lewiston port container operator departing (Lewiston Tribune)
WA Senate approves budget proposal (Lewiston Tribune)
Nampa holds off decision on old library (Nampa Press Tribune)
Otter signs anti-bullying bill (TF Times News, Pocatello Journal)

State Senate education bill passes (Eugene Register Guard, Pendleton E Oregonian)
Republicans criticize ethics plan (Eugene Register Guard)
Rules about tent tiedowns in city on hold (Eugene Register Guard)
Drought declared for Klamath, other counties (Medford Tribune, KF Herald & News)
Oregon Tech confronts possible revenue shortfall (KF Herald & News)
Klamath pot dispensary rules in review (KF Herald & News)
Medford schools get debated textbook (Medford Tribune)
Legislature moves restrictions on gun sales (Medford Tribune)
Farmers urge legislation on power line impact (Pendleton E Oregonian)
Legislature considers Oregon fracking ban (Salem Statesman Journal)

Senate releases budget plan (Bremerton Sun, Olympian, Longview News)
Looking at Common Core testing in Washington (Everett Herald, Bellingham Herald, Bremerton Sun)
Arlington polymer firm abruptly closes (Everett Herald)
Yakima area drought worsening (Seattle Times, Yakima Herald Republic, Kennewick Herald)
KapStone talks could yet resume (Longview News)
Woodland allows recreational pot grow business (Longview News)
Seattle home prices rise 18% in last year (Seattle Times, Tacoma News Tribune)
Daily snow record set in Spokane (Spokane Spokesman)
Spokane mayor pushes council decision on salary (Spokane Spokesman)
Oregon bill would drop I-5 HOV lane (Vancouver Columbian)
Councilor Smith at Vancouver won’t run again (Vancouver Columbian)
Union Gap plans city center developments (Yakima Herald Republic)

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Apr 06 2015

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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)

Bill would aid public defender system (Boise Statesman, Nampa Press Tribune)
More about police and mental illness cases (Lewiston Tribune)
Canyon Co expects wildfires this summer (Nampa Press Tribune)

Local schools helping refugees from Mexico (Medford Tribune)
Massively more sea lions at Oregon ports (Portland Oregonian)
Cherriots considers Saturday buses (Salem Statesman Journal)

Compromise reached on Snohomish courthouse (Everett Herald)
Boeing tax bill reaches legislative climax (Everett Herald)
How WSU got its med school permissions (Seattle Times, Yakima Herald Republic)
Spokane transit looks to Proposition 1 for help (Spokane Spokesman)
Traffic on Columbia bridges rising again (Vancouver Columbian)

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Apr 05 2015

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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)

Slower rise in Idaho college tuition (Boise Statesman)
Nearing end of legislature (Boise Statesman)
Legislative discussion of who pays for mental health (IF Post Register)
Debate over pay raises at Idaho Falls Power (IF Post Register)
Reviewing the region’s mental health system (Lewiston Tribune)
Canyon County crime continues to diminish (Nampa Press Tribune)
Stalemate over legislative transportation action (Nampa Press Tribune)
Possible Pocatello, Chubbuck fire department merger (Pocatello Journal)

How the Civic Stadium buy came together (Eugene Register Guard)
Sardine fishing may close on coast (KF Herald & News)
Redband surveys by state underway at Spring Creek (KF Herald & News)
Building more routes for walking and biking (Medford Tribune)
More about the 94k Hayes email release (Portland Oregonian, Salem Statesman Journal)
Wyden and firefighting funding legislation (Salem Statesman Journal)

Details of Inslee’s climate proposal (Bellingham Herald)
WA clinic will need 18 months to open (Bremerton Sun)
Inslee opposing new state cleanup plan (Bremerton Sun)
Timber sale near Index will continue (Everett Herald)
Green gorge electricity carrying local costs (Longview News)
Sardine fishing may close on west coast (Longview News)
Financial trouble on mobile home financing (Seattle Times)
Washington hopes to collect online taxes (Spokane Spokesman)
179th St in east Vancouver may be developed (Vancouver Columbian)

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Apr 04 2015

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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)

Boise considers fast food near high schools (Boise Statesman)
Boise farmers market opens for year (Boise Statesman)
Limitations on mental health treatment in Idaho (IF Post Register)
Legislation approved for STEM education (IF Post Register)
Idaho wolves grow in numbers last year (Nampa Press Tribune, Lewiston Tribune)
Agricultural drone launched in Kendrick area (Lewiston Tribune, Moscow News)
WSU plans for medical school (Moscow News)
Legislators react to transportation money shortfall (Nampa Press Tribune)
Dutch Brothers Coffee comes to Nampa (Nampa Press Tribune)

State releases 94,000 Hayes-related e-mails (Portland Oregonian, Eugene Register Guard, Salem Statesman Journal, Medford Tribune)
Legislature considers tuition again (Eugene Register Guard)
Lakeview faces possible loss of three physicians (KF Herald & News)
Some highways could rise to 75 mph (KF Herald & News)
State IT at risk over outdated software (Pendleton E Oregonian)

Ferries whistleblower nets $1m (Bremerton Sun)
KapStone workers turn down labor deal (Longview News)
Limitations on making hash oil possible (Vancouver Columbian, Longview News)
Fast-track trade authority hotly debated in WA (Olympian)
Court won’t block shipping of zoo elephants to Oklahoma (Seattle Times)
Legislators still debating budget bill (Vancouver Columbian)

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The DRAFTED! page.

 

Drafted
 
Many critics said it could not be done - and it often almost came undone. Now the Snake River Basin Adjudication is done, and that improbable story is told here by three dozen of the people most centrally involved with it - judges, attorneys, legislators, engineers, water managers, water users and others in the room when the decisions were made.
Through the Waters: An Oral History of the Snake River Basin Adjudication. edited by the Idaho State Bar Water Law Section and Randy Stapilus; Ridenbaugh Press, Carlton, Oregon. 300 pages. Softcover. $16.95.
See the THROUGH THE WATERS page.


 
Oregon Governor Vic Atiyeh died on July 20, 2014; he was widely praised for steady leadership in difficult years. Writer Scott Jorgensen talks with Atiyeh and traces his background, and what others said about him.
Conversations with Atiyeh. by W. Scott Jorgensen; Ridenbaugh Press, Carlton, Oregon. 140 pages. Softcover. $14.95.
The CONVERSATIONS WITH ATIYEH page.

Atiyeh
 
"Salvation through public service and the purging of awful sights seen during 1500 Vietnam War helicopter rescue missions before an untimely death, as told by a devoted brother, leaves a reader pondering life's unfairness. A haunting read." Chris Carlson, Medimont Reflections. ". . . a vivid picture of his brother Jerry’s time as a Medivac pilot in Vietnam and contrasts it with the reality of the political system . . . through the lens of a blue-collar, working man made good." Mike Kennedy.
One Flaming Hour: A memoir of Jerry Blackbird. by Mike Blackbird; Ridenbaugh Press, Carlton, Oregon. 220 pages. Softcover. $15.95.
See the ONE FLAMING HOUR page.


 
Back in Print! Frank Church was one of the leading figures in Idaho history, and one of the most important U.S. senators of the last century. From wilderness to Vietnam to investigating the CIA, Church led on a host of difficult issues. This, the one serious biography of Church originally published in 1994, is back in print by Ridenbaugh Press.
Fighting the Odds: The Life of Senator Frank Church. LeRoy Ashby and Rod Gramer; Ridenbaugh Press, Carlton, Oregon. 800 pages. Softcover. $24.95.
See the FIGHTING THE ODDS page.


 
JOURNEY WEST

by Stephen Hartgen
The personal story of the well-known editor, publisher and state legislator's travel west from Maine to Idaho. A well-written account for anyone interested in Idaho, journalism or politics.
JOURNEY WEST: A memoir of journalism and politics, by Stephen Hartgen; Ridenbaugh Press, Carlton, Oregon. $15.95, here or at Amazon.com (softcover)

 

 

NEW EDITIONS is the story of the Northwest's 226 general-circulation newspapers and where your newspaper is headed.
New Editions: The Northwest's Newspapers as They Were, Are and Will Be. Steve Bagwell and Randy Stapilus; Ridenbaugh Press, Carlton, Oregon. 324 pages. Softcover. (e-book ahead). $16.95.
See the NEW EDITIONS page.

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THE OREGON POLITICAL
FIELD GUIDE 2014

The Field Guide is the reference for the year on Oregon politics - the people, the districts, the votes, the issues. Compiled by a long-time Northwest political writer and a Salem Statesman-Journal political reporter.
OREGON POLITICAL FIELD GUIDE 2014, by Randy Stapilus and Hannah Hoffman; Ridenbaugh Press, Carlton, Oregon. $15.95, available right here or through Amazon.com (softcover)

 
 
THE IDAHO POLITICAL
FIELD GUIDE 2014

by Randy Stapilus and Marty Trillhaase is the reference for the year on Idaho Politics - the people, the districts, the votes, the issues. Written by two of Idaho's most veteran politcal observers.
IDAHO POLITICAL FIELD GUIDE 2014, by Randy Stapilus and Marty Trillhaase; Ridenbaugh Press, Carlton, Oregon. $15.95, available right here or through Amazon.com (softcover)

 
 
without compromise
WITHOUT COMPROMISE is the story of the Idaho State Police, from barely-functioning motor vehicles and hardly-there roads to computer and biotechnology. Kelly Kast has spent years researching the history and interviewing scores of current and former state police, and has emerged with a detailed and engrossing story of Idaho.
WITHOUT COMPROMISE page.

 

Diamondfield
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The Old West saw few murder trials more spectacular or misunderstood than of "Diamondfield" Jack Davis. After years of brushes with the noose, Davis was pardoned - though many continued to believe him guilty. Max Black has spent years researching the Diamondfield saga and found startling new evidence never before uncovered - including the weapon and one of the bullets involved in the crime, and important documents - and now sets out the definitive story. Here too is Black's story - how he found key elements, presumed lost forever, of a fabulous Old West story.
See the DIAMONDFIELD page for more.
 

Medimont Reflections Chris Carlson's Medimont Reflections is a followup on his biography of former Idaho Governor Cecil Andrus. This one expands the view, bringing in Carlson's take on Idaho politics, the Northwest energy planning council, environmental issues and much more. The Idaho Statesman: "a pull-back-the-curtain account of his 40 years as a player in public life in Idaho." Available here: $15.95 plus shipping.
See the Medimont Reflections page  
 
Idaho 100 NOW IN KINDLE
 
Idaho 100, about the 100 most influential people ever in Idaho, by Randy Stapilus and Martin Peterson is now available. This is the book about to become the talk of the state - who really made Idaho the way it is? NOW AN E-BOOK AVAILABLE THROUGH KINDLE for just $2.99. Or, only $15.95 plus shipping.
 

Idaho 100 by Randy Stapilus and Martin Peterson. Order the Kindle at Amazon.com. For the print edition, order here or at Amazon.