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Dec 20 2014

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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)

Idaho businesses hit by shipping labor issues (Boise Statesman)
Bogus Basin ski off to snowy start (Boise Statesman)
River land donated for Idaho Falls park (IF Post Register)
Bergdahl investigation done (Nampa Press Tribune, TF Times News, Lewiston Tribune, Moscow News)
Protest seeks improved US 95 safety (Lewiston Tribune, Moscow News)
UI considers vaccination madate after mumps arrival (Lewiston Tribune)
Boise State battling over Fiesta Bowl tickets (Nampa Press Tribune)

Haggens buying local groceries (Eugene Register Guard, KF HErald & News)
Big storm headed for Oregon on weekend (Eugene Register Guard)
Carolers asked to leave a Wal-Mart (KF Herald & News)
Walden thinks water bill could pass in 2015 (KF Herald & News)
Medford Elk lodge carter revoked (Medford Tribune)
Oregon has fed deadline on license security (Pendleton E Oregonian)
Pay is increases at Umatilla sheriff’s office (Pendleton E Oregonian)
Outdoor medical pot growers reviewing new rules (Portland Oregonian)
Death at state hospital may lead to suit (Salem Statesman Journal)

Sound Transit settles on rail route to Lynnwood (Everett Herald)
Haggen stores plan on 146 more stores (Everett Herald, Olympian)
Weyerhauser retirees see pension cuts (Longview News)
Storm may be coming to Washington (Seattle Times, Longview News)
Spokane police deliver reform plans (Spokane Spokesman)
Pierce cities hiring mental health experts (Tacoma News Tribune)
Inslee says he didn’t forget projects for SW (Vancouver Columbian)
Yakima businesses consider carbon tax plan (Yakima Herald Republic)
Former Yakima library system leader dies (Yakima Herald Republic)

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Dec 19 2014

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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)

Idaho school broadand at risk in legal fight (Boise Statesman)
Fiesta Bowl tickets caught up in price issue (Boise Statesman)
Money for Hitt Road approved (IF Post Register)
Reviewing community policing in eastern Idaho (IF Post Register)
Group tries to move grizzlies into Selway-Bitterroot (Lewiston Tribune)
Inslee suggests capital gains tax (Lewiston Tribune, Moscow News)
Board of Education urges teacher pay raise (TF Times News)
Christensen named new editor of Times News (TF Times News)

Eugene may annex orchard at Santa Clara (Eugene Register Guard)
Walden visits Klamath, updated on air field (KF Herald & News)
Hurt snowboarder may sue Mt Bachelor (KF Herald & News)
Lowest gas prices in years (Medford Tribune)
Jackson holds off on GMO ban while case in court (Medford Tribune)
Umatilla Tribes buying back land (Pendleton E Oregonian)
State addiction care programs languish (Portland Oregonian)
Uber slows down its plans for Portland (Portland Oregonian)

New taxes in Inslee budget plan (Seattle Times, Spokane Spokesman, Tacoma News Tribune, Everett Herald, Vancouver Columbian, Yakima Herald Republic, Bremerton Sun, Olympian, Longview News)
Poulsbo police station site may become apartments (Bremerton Sun)
Simpson sells mill at Longview, workers stay (Tacoma News Tribune, Longview News)
Debate continues over KapStone health care (Longview News)
Local electric rates set for next year (Port Angeles News)
Spokane transit seeks $300m tax proposal (Spokane Spokesman)

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Dec 18 2014

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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)

Micron’s fortunes looking up (Boise Statesman)
Student paper plagiarizes in commont on Ybarra (Boise Statesman)
Looking at challenge to health care subsidies (IF Post Register)
Cooperative health insurance provider appears (IF Post Register)
Otter wants Supreme Court to see Idaho marriage case (IF Post Register)
Asotin aquatic center may be back on track (Lewiston Tribune)
Latah whooping cough case confirmed (Lewiston Tribune, Moscow News)
Latah officials look to next legislative session (Moscow News)
Canyon officials release plans for jail (Nampa Press Tribune)
Caldwell ethanol plant considered by county (Nampa Press Tribune)
Pocatello cows may get national help (Pocatello Journal)
Pocatello schools asking for $9.25m levy (Pocatello Journal)
ASISU president quits as grades fall (Pocatello Journal)
Chobani finds way to use less water (TF Times News)

Historical park fees would rise to $10 (Astorian)
Pacific Power may sue Klamath on terms of use (KF Herald & News)
Jobs coming back in Portland (Medford Tribune)
Old state hospital building to be demolished (Pendleton E Oregonian)
Coal port case on hold till end of 2015 (Pendleton E Oregonian)
Oregon gets new pot program head (Portland Oregonian)
Portland might go for new parking meter deal (Portland Oregonian)
Farmers could see benefits from Cuba trade (Salem Statesman Journal)
State seeks to have local school incentivize (Salem Statesman Journal)

Port Orchard has conflicts over email policy (Bremerton Sun)
Poulsbo transfer station added to Transit plan (Bremerton Sun)
Snohomish County won’t shut down, budget okayed (Everett Herald)
KapStone workers, execs still conflict over health (Longview News)
Islee looks toward carbon cap and trade (Seattle Times, Spokane Spokesman, Tacoma News Tribune, Olympian)
Port Angeles Chambers keeps tourism role (Port Angeles News)
Weather mild, snow thin, not much skiing (Spokane Spokesman)
Port of Vancouver may develop Red Lion hotel (Vancouver Columbian)
Judge Johnson, female pioneer, will retire (Vancouver Columbian)
Concerns raised about Yakima fish recovery (Yakima Herald Republic)
Yakima won’t contribute fundes toward trolley (Yakima Herald Republic)

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Dec 17 2014

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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 discusses southwest annexation (Boise Statesman)
State may sell 607 acres at Nampa (Boise Statesman, Nampa Press Tribune)
New Cathollic bishop Christensen installed (Boise Statesman)
LDS temple at IF shuttered 18 months for renovation (IF Post Register)
Pocatello regional postal center shuts in April (IF Post Register)
Inslee proposes carbon tax paying for transit (Lewiston Tribune)
Poll says Washingtonians back WSU med school (Moscow News)
Nampa sued by former public works official (Nampa Press Tribune)
Pocatello cows remain at large (Pocatello Journal)
ON Semiconductor manager leaves for Phoenix (Pocatello Journal)
Urban village gets okay from TF council (TF Times News)
Cassia seeks $37m school bond (TF Times News)

Piercy won’t seek another mayoral term (Eugene Register Guard)
Lane Transit District may go after police powers (Eugene Register Guard)
Klamath city, county may merge planning services (KF Herald & News)
New manager for Bureau of Reclamation named (KF Herald & News)
Umatilla port, city confer over land case (Pendleton E Oregonian)
Coming battle over pot taxation by cities (Pendleton E Oregonian)
Looking at Oregon’s system dealing with addiction (Portland Oregonian)
Record number jobs in Oregon; many still out (Salem Statesman Journal)

Inslee transport plan would include carbon tax (Seattle Times, Tacoma News Tribune, Vancouver Columbian, Yakima Herald Republic, Bremerton Sun, Olympian, Longview News)
Suquamish consider allowing pot (Bremerton Sun)
New Kitsap prosecutor looking to bring changes (Bremerton Sun)
Experienced school bus drivers hard to find (Longview News)
Lewison Co may not endorced I-594/gun checks (Longview News)
Olympia port pays $187k in records case (Olympian)
Pollutants found near former Payonier site (Port Angeles News)
Health ratings for restaurants, etc drop (Seattle Times)
Spokane encourages use of apprentices in projects (Spokane Spokesman)
Drivers using up gasolline glut (Tacoma News Tribune)
Plan to block department mergers in Clark fails (Vancouver Columbian)
Mixed reaction to education budget (Vancouver Columbian)
Tree Top fruits CEO retiring (Yakima Herald Republic)

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Dec 16 2014

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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 could get easement for Dry Creek trails (Boise Statesman)
When Anheuser-Busch buys small brewery . . . (Boise Statesman)
Lewiston legislators look ahead to session (Lewiston Tribune)
Clearwater Paper does $100m stock buyback (Lewiston Tribune)
Former Pullman church land will be redeveloped (Moscow News)
Syringa Court case returns to court (Moscow News)
Health & Welfare sells North Nampa property (Nampa Press Tribune)
Amount of SBA loans in Boise area increases (Nampa Press Tribune)
Cows on the loose in Pocatello (Pocatello Journal)
Idaho Falls LDS temple may close for a year (Pocatello Journal)
TF council okays Banner building as new city hall (TF Times News)

Pay raise considered for UO president (Eugene Register Guard)
Hospice relocations considered at various sites (Eugene Register Guard)
Movie ‘Wild’ premieres in Ashland (KF Herald & News)
Pacific Connector Pipeline debated at meeting (KF Herald & News)
New tribal health clinic sited for 2015 (Pendleton E Oregonian)
School leaders: Gov’s budget still not enough (Pendleton E Oregonian)
Could Tums help with ocean acidification? (Portland Oregonian)
Portland-Uber conflict continues (Portland Oregonian)
Planned Salem bridge to be named for Courtney (Salem Statesman Journal)

Inslee offers partial preview of budget (Spokane Spokesman, Tacoma News Tribune, Vancouver Columbian, Yakima Herald Republic, Bremerton Sun, Olympian)
Snohomish Co shutdown becoming possibility (Everett Herald)
Reconsidering rules for pot in rural areas (Everett Herald)
KapStone delivers health ultimatum (Longview News)
Olympia may shut a park and its well (Olympian)
On the economics of WA state auto license plates (Seattle Times, Yakima Herald Republic)
Tunnel could be impact key water main (Seattle Times)
Boeing may see cost overrun on tanker (Seattle Times)
People statewide favor WSU med school in poll (Spokane Spokesman)

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Dec 15 2014

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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 approaches tried in dealing with floods (Boise Statesman)
UI ends its 125th year (Moscow News)
Kuna considers urban renewal district (Nampa Press Tribune)
Idaho panel will review Common Core test (Nampa Press Tribune)
Unemployment declining in Magic Valley (TF Times News)
Hard to count Idaho’s homeless (TF Times News)

Troubles at Junction City biogas plant (Eugene Register Guard)
O&C counties don’t get federal funds (Portland Oregonian)
Salem may name bridge for Courtney (Salem Statesman Journal)

Agreement focuses on ER costs (Bremerton Sun)
New approaches tried in dealing with floods (Bremerton Sun)
Inslee budget plan to be released (Everett Herald)
Monticello school moves from letter to number grades (Longview News)
Judge backs Cowlitz tribe on casino (Longview News)
Correction Industries recycling cost state $1m (Seattle Times)
Seattle cops working with local techies (Seattle Times)
Pierce may try for mental health tax vote (Tacoma News Tribune)
Goldendale observatory fights light pollution (Yakima Herald Republic)

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Dec 14 2014

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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 nears end to search for new police chief (Boise Statesman)
Right to work economic impacts reviews (Boise Statesman)
Call wait times at insurance exchange rising (IF Post Register)
Bonneville Co rezones may cut off IF expansion (IF Post Register)
Reviewing homelessness in Idaho (Lewiston Tribune)
COMPASS will look at improvements for I-84 (Nampa Press Tribune)
Where does sales tax money go? (Nampa Press Tribune)
Pocatello humane says more local pets vanish (Pocatello Tribune)
Reviewing Dennis Patterson blast against INL (Pocatello Tribune)
Voters finding new school bond confusing (TF Times News)

Employees say hospital has severe staff shortage (Eugene Register Guard)
Low levels of Oregon health insurance signups (KF Herald & News)
Merger may be easing Ashland hospital money issues (Medford Tribune)

Bills filed at legislature (Bremerton Sun)
Reviewing oil train traffic (Everett Herald)
Schools using more Chromebooks (Longview News)
Turnout over 1,000 at Olympia gun rally (Tacoma News Tribune, Longview News)
Longview will send recycling to Asia (Longview News)
No more post-prison watch on property criminals (Tacoma News Tribune, Olympian)
Problems with state prison industries (Seattle Times, Yakima Herald Republic)
Microsoft has new allies in email (Seattle Times)
Law law going after auto theives (Vancouver Columbian)
School superintendent pay keeping rising (Yakima Herald Republic)

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Dec 13 2014

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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)

Park Price joins Federal Reserve at Salt Lake (IF Post Register)
Legal drug overdoses increasing in area (IF Post Register)
Federal timber payments uncertain (Lewiston Tribune)
Weather turns warm around Lewiston (Lewiston Tribune)
Moscow-Pullman airport could get federal funds (Moscow News)
Jim Boland named to Moscow council seat (Moscow News)
WSU Spokane health center design okayed (Moscow News)
Looking at local bans on pit bulls (Nampa Press Tribune)
CWI opening a free legal clinic (Nampa Press Tribune)
West Trail Creek Road becoming a garbage dump (Pocatello Journal)
Too much selenium found in Upper Blackfoot River (TF Times News)

Eugene YMCA may buy school land (Eugene Register Guard)
Klamath water settlement won’t get presidential OK (KF Herald & News)
Reviewing dam funding, varied approvals (Medford Tribune)
Shooting reported near school, students hit (Portland Oregonian)
Reviewing Cylvia Hayes private and public (Portland Oregonian)
Oregon prison reforms saving money (Salem Statesman Journal)
Long-ago pesticides found, are being cleaned (Salem Statesman Journal)

Bainbridge Fire says it needs more funds (Bremerton Sun)
Big storm, massive power outages (Seattle Times, Tacoma News Tribune, Vancouver Columbian, Yakima Herald Republic, Bremerton Sun, Olympian, Longview News)
Debate over tax cuts for Boeing (Everett Herald)
Stillaguamish prepares for new hotel (Everett Herald)
Vote on KapStone contract expected next week (Longview News)
Paseo Restaurant set to live again (Seattle Times)
Spokane’s first police ombudsmann leaves (Spokane Spokesman)
Shots fired, 3 injured, near Portland school (Tacoma News Tribune)
Court sides with Cowlitz Tribe on casino (Vancouver Columbian)
Senator King will lead transport panel (Yakima Herald Republic)

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Dec 12 2014

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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)

Damage from housing crash continues (Boise Statesman)
OR US attorney says tribes may allow pot grows (Lewiston Tribune)
Moscow-Pullman airport gets FAA approval (Moscow News)
Improvements sought for Moscow-Pullman bike trail (Moscow News)
Canyon Co-op store takes memberships (Nampa Press Tribune)
New Good News church in northern Nampa (Nampa Press Tribune)
Banner Building proposed as new TF city hall (TF Times News)
State will review school testing questions (TF Times News)

Eugene schools say gov’s budget still not enough (Eugene Register Guard)
Klamath group looks at building code changes (KF Herald & News)
Massive storm hits Medford, Ashland (Medford Tribune)
AG seeks authority for data protection (Pendleton E Oregonian)
GMO labeling advocates concede election (Pendleton E Oregonian)
Big storm rips downtown Portland (Portland Oregonian)
Did streetcar execs inflate numbers of riders? (Portland Oregonian)

Pot grows may be allowed on tribal lands (Tacoma News Tribune, Yakima Herald Republic, Bremerton Sun, Olympian)
Bremerton may demolish CenCom building (Bremerton Sun)
Poulsbo approves city budget of $27m (Bremerton Sun)
KapStone workers irritated by health plan (Longview News)
Heavy storm hits western Washington (Seattle Times, Tacoma News Tribune, Vancouver Columbian, Olympian)
Republicans take full control of state Senate (Olympian)
Survey finds heavy pot use, driving (Port Angeles News)
Studies finding Pioneer Square cracks; due to Bertha? (Seattle Times)
Tesoro responds to Inslee oil planning (Vancouver Columbian)
Good news ahead for spring chinook (Vancouver Columbian)
Business growing fast at Selah (Yakima Herald Republic)

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Dec 11 2014

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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)

Big profits for Idaho gas retailers even as price falls (Boise Statesan)
Cattle rustling returns with beef prices high (Boise Statesman, Pocatello Journal)
Sage grouse get no protections in new budget bill (Boise Statesman)
Many WA respondents say driving while high okay (Lewiston Tribune)
Constructing rolling for new Vallivue high school (Nampa Press Tribune)
ID legislators told: invest in infrastructure (Nampa Press Tribune)
Koehler named interim chief deputy SUPI (Nampa Press Tribune)

Storms hitting central OR, cutting power (Eugene Register Guard, Medford Tribune)
UO graduate staff strike ends with deal (Eugene Register Guard)
Uber contesting $2k fine from Eugene city (Eugene Register Guard)
No more timber money in Klamath (KF Herald & News)
Jackson Co defense of GMO ban underway (Medford Tribune)
New homes added fast at Pendleton Heights (Pendleton E Oregonian)
Umatilla still works on pot rules (Pendleton E Oregonian)
Oregon Lottery considers retailer cut adjustment (Pendleton E Oregonian)
Legislators approve staff to manage marijuana (Portland Oregonian)
Fish lives upended by climate change (Portland Oregonian)
New bill would cap tuition levels (Salem Statesman Journal)
Looking ahead to Kitzhaber’s 4th term (Salem Statesman Journal)
Lawmakers consider changes to pot law (Salem Statesman Journal)

Assessing respomsibility for Port Gamble pollution (Bremerton Sun)
Bainbridge considers filling a council seat (Bremerton Sun)
Exec Lovick vetoes Snohomish budget; shutdown ahead? (Everett Herald)
Snohomish pays $750k to women harassed at juv center (Everett Herald)
Paper workers authorize strike at KapStone (Longview News)
Storm smacks into Longview area (Longview News, Port Angeles News)
Bering Sea halibut fishing may end (Tacoma News Tribune, Olympian)
Drones becoming big gift items (Seattle Times)
Spokane closely tracks speeds near schools (Spokane Spokesman)
Reviewing dismissal of Spokane planning directory (Spokane Spokesman)
Rough start for first WA charter school (Tacoma News Tribune)
Clark Co department plan called not political (Vancouver Columbian)
Per-mile road tax may be tried in WA (Vancouver Columbian)
Federal budget may increase anti-gang plans (Yakima Herald Republic)

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Dec 10 2014

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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)

Profiling incoming Secretary Denney (Boise Statesman)
Legislative panel drops demand for federal lands (Boise Statesman, TF Times News, Lewiston Tribune)
Idaho gas prices among nation’s highest (Lewiston Tribune)
Legislators meet with Pullman on pot issues (Moscow News)
Idaho AG hold public records Moscow meeting (Moscow News)
College of Idaho football brings in $4m (Nampa Press Tribune)
Reviewing change on the CWI board (Nampa Press Tribune)
Mega-solar panel 120 acres coming to Pocatello (Pocatello Journal)
Gooding schools chief still faces ouster effort (TF Times News)

UO asked for more response on sexual violence (Eugene Register Guard)
Work on Henley school accelerates (KF Herald & News)
Medford and Ashland have good rental markets (Medford Tribune)
Bighorns captured, released at John Day area (Pendleton E Oregonian)
Hermiston gets $2 for senior center (Pendleton E Oregonian)
Portland’s Uber battle goes to federal court (Portland Oregonian)
More rigorous school testing standards coming (Portland Oregonian)
Salem’s Liberty House may greatly expand (Salem Statesman Journal)

Silverdale community center partly closed (Bremerton Sun)
New Everett city logo, a like corporate Envestnet (Everett Herald)
Cowlitz developing 2015 budget (Longview News)
Nutty Narrow squirrel bridge on national historic places (Longview News)
Big storm coming to western Washington (Longview News)
Washington looks at road use tax (Olympian)
Inslee’s budget plan ups taxes $1 billion (Vancouver Columbian, Yakima Herald Republic, Olympian)
New plaza funded for Sequim at $530k (Port Angeles News)
Washington first charter school in trouble (Seattle Times)
Supreme Court: No pay for Amazon workers in security (Seattle Times)
Transition time at Clark Co sheriff’s office (Vancouver Columbian)
Yakima jail may see statewide drug offenders (Yakima Herald Republic)

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Dec 09 2014

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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)

Tracking redevelopment of state historical museum (Boise Statesman)
Report: Idaho would pay millions in land takeover (Nampa Press Tribune, Lewiston Tribune)
Clarkston goes after aggressive panhandling (Lewiston Tribune)
Sheep near Lamont may have been killed by wolf (Lewiston Tribune)
Moscow, UI consider extension near Palouse mall (Moscow News)
Pullman community fund gets money for disabled housing (Moscow News)
College of Idaho new president, first woman in job (Nampa Press Tribune)
Cottle retires as Citizens Community Bank CEO (Pocatello Journal)
Twin Falls estimated to have enough parking (TF Times News)

Disputes in UO faculty could lead to restructure (Eugene Register Guard)
Suit filed over vote count in GMO recount (Eugene Register Guard, Salem Statesman Journal, Medford Tribune, KF Herald & News, Pendleton E Oregonian)
Close evaluation of Medford city manager (Medford Tribune)
More hours for Jackson Co libraries (Medford Tribune)
Umatilla’s pot committee gets to work (Pendleton E Oregonian)
Portland demands Uber quit car sharing (Portland Oregonian)
Oregon may require paid sick leave for all (Portland Oregonian)
Ski areas may be starting late this year (Salem Statesman Journal)

Bremerton trying to fill marina slips (Bremerton Sun)
Bainbridge superfund site still under review (Bremerton Sun)
Money from levy arrives for new jail (Longview News)
Buyer possible for Monticello hotel (Longview News)
$75k fountain Longview park donated (Longview News)
Viaduct still safe, but Pioneer Square under review (Seattle Times)
Allen donated $100m on cells and disease (Seattle Times)
Possible wold kill under investigation (Spokan Spokesman)
Feds say WA cleanup request for Hanford too pricy (Vancouver Columbian)
Traffic Safety Commission surveys on pot use (Yakima Herald Republic)

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Dec 08 2014

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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 looks at its eventual library building plan (Boise Statesman)
Cheatgrass tackled by feds and others (Boise Statesman, Nampa Press Tribune)
Nampa district may contract with Teach for America (Nampa Press Tribune)
Looking at Idaho Right to Work after 30 years (TF Times News)
TF will get plasma donor center (TF Times News)
Teach for America trying to start in Idaho (TF Times News)

New Junction City psych hospital almost done (Eugene Register Guard)
Timing running out for O&C bill (Medford Tribune)
Looking at anti-GMO history at San Juan islands (Medford Tribune)
Call to open supermarket inspection reports (Salem Statesman Journal)
Public asked to see statehouse renovation plan (Salem Statesman Journal)

No change in Port Orchard nuisance codes (Bremerton Sun)
Complex issues related to new geoduck farm (Bremerton Sun)
Is Koster impartial enough to be Snohomish ombudsman? (Everett Herald)
Waiting lists for jail are shortening (Everett Herald)
PUD officials fat contracts shot down after outrage (Longview News)
Mentally ill delays mostly not excessive (Olympian)
Another delay in reviving Bertha (Seattle Times)
King County man tested but has no Ebola (Seattle Times)
Car owners no longer have to replace license plates (Spokane Spokesman)

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Dec 07 2014

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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)

Reviewing impacts of Right to Work (IF Post Register, TF Times News)
Behavoiral health has hard time with provider (Nampa Press Tribune)

Looking at Grand Jury system in Oregon (Eugene Register Guard)
Large number of bighorn sheep transplaced (KF Herald & News)
Klamath water bill held up in Congress (KF Herald & News)
Examining how dangerous a crime city Medford is (Medford Tribune)
GMO recount so far finds little change in tally (Medford Tribune)
Many supermarkets only lightly inspected (Salem Statesman Journal)

Examining electric power rates for pot growers (Bremerton Sun)
Efforts to preserve forests around Puget Sound (Bremerton Sun)
Contrary to reports, helicopters weren’t at Marysville (Everett Herald)
Millworkers plan strike vote on Monday (Longview News)
Complexity in ethics rule of 12 free legislator meals (Olympian)
Kent School District tries new discipline approach (Seattle Times)
Looking at rights, police cameras (Spokane Spokesman, Tacoma News Tribune)
Fife jail officers accused of sexual misconduct (Tacoma News Tribune)

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Dec 06 2014

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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)

Legislative battle over Labrador sage grouse provision (Boise Statesman)
Reviewing labor unions and right to work (IF Post Register)
Many Idaho median incomes drop (IF Post Register, Nampa Press Tribune)
Magic Valley cities intend to start aquifer recharge (TF Times News)
Most losing statewide Ds outraised Rs (TF Times News)
TF downtown group may demolish Rogerson building (TF Times News)

Gearheart mayor faces recall (Astorian)
Warrenton sees fast-growing elementary enrollment (Astorian)
Pocket park attached to civic stadium plan (Eugene Register Guard)
School district, YMCA bidding on land (Eugene Register Guard)
New commander at air force project in KF (KF Herald & News)
Engineers trying to repair canals near KF (KF Herald & News)
Bighorn sheep returning to the upper Klamath (Medford Tribune)
Medford looks to add 1,650 acres to its boundaries (Medford Tribune)
Proposed budget increases mental health services (Pendleton E Oregonian)
Wolf pack closely watched for attacks (Pendleton E Oregonian)
Portland cops want body cams (Portland Oregonian, Salem Statesman Journal)
Uber cars head into Portland despite rules (Portland Oregonian)

Kitsap signs deal for heritage park (Bremerton Sun)
Lots of concerns from veterans at meeting (Bremerton Sun)
Another bus line to Paine Field possible (Everett Herald)
Viaduct sags with Bertha troubles (Seattle Times)
Reviewing the WA troglodytes of the 80 (Spokane Spokesman)
Tacoma may extend airport runway (Tacoma News Tribune)
Clark County looks at more charter adjustments (Vancouver Columbian)
More difficulties for waterfront project (Vancouver Columbian)

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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.
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Oregon Governor Vic Atiyeh died on July 20, 2014; he was widely praised for steady leadership in difficult years. In this book, writer Scott Jorgensen talks with Atiyeh, traces his background and recounts some of what he had to say – and others said about him. “He was a good man ... In many ways, Vic Atiyeh was more than a man – he was a link to a past that I could barely even imagine.”
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.
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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.


 

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    watergates

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    Water rights and water wars: They’re not just a western movie any more. The Water Gates reviews water supplies, uses and rights to use water in all 50 states.242 pages, available from Ridenbaugh Press, $15.95

    intermediary

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    At a time when Americans were only exploring what are now western states, William Craig tried to broker peace between native Nez Perces and newcomers from the East. 15 years in the making, this is one of the most dramatic stories of early Northwest history. 242 pages, available from Ridenbaugh Press, $15.95

    Upstream

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    The Snake River Basin Adjudication is one of the largest water adjudications the United States has ever seen, and it may be the most successful. Here's how it happened, from the pages of the SRBA Digest, for 16 years the independent source.

    Paradox Politics

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    After 21 years, a 2nd edition. If you're interested in Idaho politics and never read the original, now's the time. If you've read the original, here's view from now.


    Governing Idaho:
    Politics, People and Power

    by James Weatherby
    and Randy Stapilus
    Caxton Press
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    Outlaw Tales
    of Idaho

    by Randy Stapilus
    Globe-Pequot Press
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    It Happened in Idaho
    by Randy Stapilus
    Globe-Pequot Press
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    Camping Idaho
    by Randy Stapilus
    Globe-Pequot Press
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