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Feb 01 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)

2014 was strong for Idaho agriculture (Boise Statesman, TF Times News)
Legislators consider Medicaid expansion (Boise Statesman)
Review of Canyon legislators (Nampa Press Tribune)
Middleton sets fire levy (Nampa Press Tribune)
Nampa schools plan auditing curriculum (Nampa Press Tribune)
Attorney says county dropping of norrth fair ok (Pocatello Journal)
Crowdfunding used to pay for public info request (Pocatello Journal)
Dairy water transfer contested at Filer (TF Times News)

Cemetery manager wants zone change (Eugene Register Guard)
Legislators prepare to start work (Medford Tribune, KF Herald & News)
Liquor control asks for authority for peace officer (KF Herald & News)
Jackson County seeks marijuana tax election (Medford Tribune)
Kitzhaber had a rugged press conference (Portland Oregonian)
Women in lead spots in state legislature (Salem Statesman Journal)

Asking for more funds for state parks (Bremerton Sun)
Cigar bars may return to Washington (Longview News)
Tacoma and Pierce still discuss jail agreement (Tacoma News Tribune)
Vancouver reconsiders its garbage problems (Vancouver Columbian)
Reviewing new statewide computer court system (Yakima Herald Republic)

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Jan 31 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)

Horse racing chief Frank Lamb retires (Boise Statesman)
Boise Centre may see expansion (Boise Statesman)
Idaho lags nation in reliable broadband (Boise Statesman)
Ludwig picked for council spot (Boise Statesman)
Task force advises state not to sue feds over lands (TF Times News, Lewiston Tribune)
Timber counties worried over congress, funding (Lewiston Tribune)
WSU regents hold off regents vote (Moscow News)
Optum contractor goes before H&W committees (Nampa Press Tribune)
Career ladder bills on their way (TF Times News)
Area jails more advanced tech (TF Times News)

Democrats outline legislative plans (Eugene Register Guard)
Cylvia Hayes won’t have governor’s office spot (Portland Oregonian, Eugene Register Guard, Salem Statesman Journal, KF Herald & News, Pendleton E Oregonian)
Former Klamath DA Caleb dies (KF Herald & News)
New owl attacks in Salem area (Salem Statesman Journal)

Fire districts in Mason County may merge (Bremerton Sun)
Six members depart Cowlitz United Way board (Longview News)
Heck will lead House Democrats recruitment (Olympian)
Yelm schools seek $53.9m bond for overcrowding (Olympian)
Fraud charged in Pierce vehicle registration (Olympian)
Boeing reports strong profits (Seattle Times)
Idaho racing director resigns (Spokane Spokesman)
Major powwow event cancelled at Post Falls (Spokane Spokesman)
Legislators dislink free meals limit (Vancouver Columbian)
Port issues have cost fruit industry $70m (Yakima Herald Republic)

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Jan 30 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)

Add the words effort will continue (Boise Statesman, Nampa Press Tribune, TF Times News, Lewiston Tribune, Moscow News)
McCall Wnter Carnival begins again (Boise Statesman)
Ybarra asks for Luna-level schools budget (Nampa Press Trbune)
Idaho women’s pay up, men’s down in 2013 (Nampa Press Tribune)
More dislike for school buses in Magic Valley (TF Times News)
Ybarra proposes career ladder phase in (TF Times News)

New design styles in Junction City hospital (Eugene Register Guard)
Klamath schools trying advanced graduation (KF Herald & News)
Lakeview progresses with biofuel plant (KF Herald & News)
Medford may add red light cameras (Medford Tribune)
Pendleton policy chief says Aryans may be broken (Pendleton E Oregonian)
Oregon still has stagnant high school graduation (Portland Oregonian)
Although another study shows an increase (Salem Statesman Journal)

Pot shops told they’re off limits for military (Bremerton Sun)
Everett-area schools using panic buttons (Everett Herald)
Schedule set for coal dock at Longview (Longview News)
Thurston tries counting homeless (Olympian)
Forks city plans a back to basics approach (Port Angeles News)
Amazon stock continues its rise (Seattle times)
Spokane environment initiative heads to ballot again (Spokane Spokesman)
Idaho gay rights bill fails (Spokane Spokesman)
Inslee tours around Vancouver (Vancouver Columbian)
Panera bread may move into Union Gap (Yakima Herald Republic)

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Jan 29 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)

Federal ID law may be impacting Idaho (Boise Statesman)
UI tuition halt not catching at other institutions (Boise Statesman, Lewiston Tribune)
Boise downtown grows in 2014 (Boise Statesman)
Add the words hearing concludes (TF Times News, Lewiston Tribune)
Forest service setting new snomobile policy (Lewiston Tribune)
Palouse water usage grew 1% last year (Moscow News)
Caldwell battling crow infestation (Nampa Press Tribune)
State House okays rules for oil and gas (Nampa Press Tribune)
Boise and Greenlead reach drain project deal (Nampa Press Tribune)
Vailas asks state funding increase for ISU (Pocatello Journal)
TF schools irritated at school bus service (TF Times News)

Leaked presidential UO documents returned (Portland Oregonian, Eugene Register Guard, Medford Tribune)
Local school graduation rates improve (Portland Oregonian, Eugene Register Guard, Medford Tribune, Pendleton E Oregonian)
Oregon Tech plans new building, improvements (KF Herald & News)
No snowmobile policy set by Forest Service (KF Herald & News)
Wyden warrns rural counties losing timber funds (Pendleton E Oregonian)
Hayes says she earned more than earlier reported (Portland Oregonian)
Stayton firm will build Salem bridge (Salem Statesman Journal)

DOE pays $45k fine on Hanford cleanup (Kennewick Herald)
Cowlitz United Way troubles found in audit (Longview News)
Cowlitz PUD has costly legal issues (Longview News)
People at risk for violence may lose guns (Tacoma News Tribune, Olympian)
Sheriff’s budget plans jail opening at Thurston (Olympian)
Homeless tent camps carry high permit costs (Seattle Times)
Spokane transit may add bus to Coeur d’Alene (Spokane Spokesman)
More federal funds for VA services (Tacoma News Tribune)
Legislative criticism of state pay raises (Vancouver Columbian)
Clark County considers ‘In God we trust’ display (Vancouver Columbian)
Legislative support grows for transport package (Yakima Herald Republic)

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Jan 28 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)

Idaho’s racing regulator a lobbyist in Wyoming (Boise Statesman)
Seattle enforces food compost rules (Boise Statesman)
Real ID hits Idaho drivers licenses for flying (Lewiston Tribune)
Hearing on ‘add the words’ goes into day two (TF Times News, Lewiston Tribune)
Dixie Drain dispute nears conclusion at Greenleaf (Nampa Press Tribune)
Community college presidents ask for more funding (Nampa Press Tribune, TF Times News)
Transportation officials reviewing 80 mpg (Pocatello Journal)

Hundreds of Eugene trees fall for transit line (Eugene Register Guard)
Klamath jail levy faces voters in May (Eugene Register Guard)
Klamath tribes discuss water deal (KF Herald & News)
Darigold milk plant closes at Medford (Medford Tribune)
More wolves settle in parts of Oregon (Medford Tribune)
Ranchers authority to shoot wolves grows (Portland Oregonian, Pendleton E Oregonian)
Pendleton may add new skating, dog parks (Pendleton E Oregonian)
Kitzhaber reviewing home pot limits (Portland Oregonian)
Google still reviewing Portland for high speed (Portland Oregonian)
Heavy fog leads to numerous wrecks (Salem Statesman Journal)

Many heroin deaths in Snohomish County (Everett Herald)
Jobs rise above previous peaks at Tri-Cities (Kennewick Herald)
Kennewick may build bridge at Ridgeline (Kennewick Herald)
Pressure grows for mega-quake off Pacific coast (Longview News)
Longview port working on propane export dock (Longview News)
Thurston’s empty jail may be put to use (Olympian)
Hearing heldd in Inslee clean air plan (Olympian)
No more evian cases seen on Peninsula (Port Angeles News)
Clallam County may give $500k economic development (Port Angeles News)
Sea-Tac airport looks toward massive expansion (Seattle Times)
Spokane business development chief quits (Spokane Spokesman)
Liberty Lake end ban on pot businesses (Spokane Spokesman)
Tacoma mandates 3 days sick leave for businesses (Tacoma News Tribune)
Pierce Co building in south Tacoma pricing high (Tacoma News Tribune)
Clark GOP censure of Herrera Beutler could help her (Vancouer Columbian)
Senate Republicans call for end to Bertha (Vancouver Columbian, Yakima Herald Republic)

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Jan 27 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)

UI president proposes tuition freeze (Boise Statesman, Lewiston Tribune, Moscow News)
Big crowd speaks pro, con on add the words (Boise Statesman, TF Times News, Lewiston Tribune, Moscow News)
Oil spill in WA reported a month late to state (Boise Statesman)
Southgate Plaza owner, legal issues over, renovates (Lewiston Tribune)
Moscow-Pullman airport may see terminal expansion (Moscow News)
Flu kills 16 in Idaho so far (Pocatello Journal)
Simpson and Risch work on CIEDRA (TF Times News)
Avian flu battled by state agencies (TF Times News)

Eugene adjusting its growth boundaries (Eugene Register Guard)
PUD general manager returns to work (Eugene Register Guard)
Oregon’s 2013 graduation rate lowest in nation (Portland Oregonian, KF Herald & News)
Keno Tractors may try central American location (KF Herald & News)
Mt Ashland looking for new income streams (Medford Tribune)
Flu declining, ER visits still rise (Medford Tribune)
Aryan gang case at Pendlton proceeding (Pendleton E Oregonian)
Hermiston turns part of one street private (Pendleton E Oregonian)
Wine accounted for $3.35b in Oregon in 2013 (Salem Stateman Journal)

Plane reported as crashed into Hood Canal (Bremerton Sun, Port Angeles News)
State minimum wage under discussion (Bremerton Sun, Olympian, Longview News)
New county building plans may be halted (Everett Herald)
Labor talks restarted at KapStone (Longview News)
Bills introduced to end WA death penalty (Olympian)
Numerous tax levies on ballot (Port Angeles News)
Legislators may expand distracted driving law (Seattle Times)
China will accept all apple imports (Spokane Spokesman, Yakima Herald Republic)
Former Tacoma mill subject of $16b merger (Tacoma News Tribune)
Legislature may add 145 mental health beds (Tacoma News Tribune)
Big WA oil spill went unreported for weeks (Vancouver Columbian)
Layoffs hit Christensen Shipyards (Vancouver Columbian)
Some legislators would stop art/road spending (Yakima Herald Republic)

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Jan 26 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)

Siddoway on school funding, against tax cuts (Boise Statesman)
Megaload protesters say FBI has contacted them (TF Times News)
Catastrophic fund may see some changes (TF Times News)
Rupert preparing itself to grow (TF Times News)

Eugene mayoral contest has no clear favorite (Eugene Register Guard)
Focusing on Medford’s zones of poverty (Medford Tribune)
Oregon pushes for more classroom tiume (Medford Tribune)
Cascade Locks looks at water for Nestle (Portland Oregonian)
Reports show fewer toxic chamical releases (Salem Statesman Journal)

Home prices at Kitsap steady in 2014 (Bremerton Sun)
Votes ahead for EMS facilities (Bremerton Sun)
Snowpack runs low in Longview area (Longview News)
State considers new casino standards (Longview News)
Navy may tries more sonar efforts in ocean (Spokane Spokesman, Olympian)
Police use of drones would be limited by bill (Tacoma News Tribune)
Clark County changes how it hires department heads (Vancouver Columbian)

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Jan 25 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)

Simpson releases his new CIEDRA bill, gets Risch ok (Boise Statesman)
New Boise police chief moves in (Boise Statesman)
UI looks for a way forward (Lewiston Tribune, TF Times News)
Looking at Idaho’s decaying bridges (Nampa Press Tribune)
Canyon looks at need for expanding jail (Nampa Press Tribune)
Pocatello school district seeks $9.25m levy (Pocatello Journal)
Lutheran church plans new Pocatello high school (Pocatello Journal)
Will faith healing bill return to 2015 session? (TF Times News)

Gun background check proposal comes to Oregon (Eugene Register Guard, Medford Tribune)
Do wildlife centers in Oregon meet bear standards? (Medford Tribune)
Polluting trucks from California come to Oregon (Portland Oregonian)
Rescue mission often packed full (Portland Oregonian)
Protesters push for $15 hour minimum wage (Salem Statesman Journal)
Schools examine new SAT test for next year (Salem Statesman Journal)

Panel considers teacher pay (Bremerton Sun)
Kitsap hospital paused for safety (Bremerton Sun)
Inslee details more views on road projects (Everett Herald)
Longview area looking at more school merger plans (Longview News)
New formula proposed for limiting slot machines (Tacoma News Tribune, Olympian)
Not finding avian flu in Agnew area (Port Angeles News)
Kilmer wades into Navy electronic warfare debate (Port Angeles News)
More students opted out of standardized tests (Tacoma News Tribune)
Vancouver developer plans project changes (Vancouver Columbian)
Ruling: Selah was wrong to expel autistic boy (Yakima Herald Republic)

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Jan 24 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 public library hosts 3-D printers (Boise Statesman)
Legislators look at banning instant racing (Boise Statesman, Nampa Press Tribune)
Lewiston’s Gold’s Gym will shutter (Lewiston Tribune)
Legislators consider general fund for roads (Lewiston Tribune)
Democrats paid for ‘Tea Party’ flier (Moscow News)
Idahoans polled on use of public lands (Moscow News)
Nampa likely to see a Chick-fil-a (Nampa Press Tribune)
Idaho has varied online learning operations (Nampa Press Tribune)
Ohio Governor Kasich pitches messag at Boise (TF Times News)
Jerome works on Main Street revival (TF Times News)

Where do crime victims at UO go? (Eugene Register Guard)
Nike sued over Michael Jordan picture (Eugene Register Guard)
Gas prices at Klamath below $2 a gallon (KF Herald & News)
Part-time office opens by OC&E state trail (KF Herald & News)
Marijuana public hearings begin (Portland Oregonian, KF Herald & News)
Police go after string of car break-ins (Medford Tribune)
Layoffs accumulate at Ashland Ski Area (Medford Tribune)
Negotiations seem near end on drone flights (Pendleton E Oregonian)
Salem Health facility packed full (Salem Statesman Journal)

Bainbridge Island may buy park area for $6m (Bremerton Sun)
Carrier Ranger to be towed to Texas (Bremereton Sun)
Signs for free coffee will return to I-5 (Everett Herald)
Longview narrows search for city manager (Longviiew News)
Reichert says Obama should get Democrats behind trade (Olympian)
Prices for Super Bowl tickets super-high (Seattle Times)
Diocese-firm deal reached on malpractice case (Spokane Spokesman)
Bill aims to speed analysis of rape kits (Tacoma News Tribune)
Poison centers hear more pot-related calls (Tacoma News Tribune, Vancouver Columbian, Yakima Herald Republic)
Clark County staff reviews effect of charter (Vancouver Columbian)
Gas falling below $2 a gallon in Vancouver (Vancouver Columbian, Yskima Herald Republic)

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Jan 23 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)

Tuition raises go partly for pay raises (Boise Statesman)
Looking at the cost of Obama’s Idaho trip (Boise Statesman)
Obamacare easing pressure in indigent care program (Nampa Press Tribune, Lewiston Tribune)
Regents at WSU may ban tobacco on campus (Moscow News)
How safe are Moscow crosswalks? (Moscow News)
Add the words hearing set for Monday (Nampa Press Tribune)
New Nampa office building opens for St. Alphonsus (Nampa Press Tribune)
Obama says he’ll work on freeing Idaho pastor (Pocatello Journal)
President at Eastern Idaho Tech likes free college (Pocatello Journal)
Rangen water call stayed in SRBA court (TF Times News)
State says wolf population high enough to avoid feds (TF Times News)

Eugene utility exec once fired, now rehired (Eugene Register Guard)
Funds arrived for Swanson mill rebuild (Eugene Register Guard)
Two UO librarians questioned about doc leak (Eugene Register Guard)
Oregon Tech trustees hold initial meeting (KD Herald & News)
Series of quakes erupt in S-Central OR desert (KF Herald & News)
Protest arrive over natural gas pipeline (Medford Tribune)
Possible closure ahead for asphalt plant (Medford Tribune)
Pendleton parents want pot kept away from kids (Pendleton E Oregonian)
Minimum wage at $15 would add $49 a month (Portland Oregonian)
Orenco nature park makes progress (Portland Oregonian)
Who should decide on school mascots? (Salem Statesman Journal)
Area C in Keizer might be developed (Salem Statesman Journal)

Root rot leads to chopping park trees (Bremerton Sun)
Narrows ferry tolls go up on July 1 (Bremerton Sun)
More bridge work planned at Everett (Everett Herald)
Everett city turns down county new courthouse plan (Everett Herald)
Counting the local homeless at Everett (Everett Herald)
Temporary Wyerhaeuser layoffs scheduled (Longview News)
Kalakala goes on its final trip (Tacoma News Tribune, Olympian)
Lucky Eagle casino slated for expansion (Olympian)
Bird quarantine set for Agnew area (Port Angeles News)
Tab for Bertha goes mostly to the state (Seattle Times)
State fair set to expand in 2016 (Tacoma News Tribune)
Fisher CEO says local economy looking good (Vancouver Columbian)
Medical pot under more review at Olympia (Yakima Herald Republic)
How about ballots with return postage? (Yakima Herald Republic)
Solid job improvement through 2014 (Yakima Herald Republic)

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Jan 22 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)

Obama visits Boise, delivers speech (Boise Statesman, Nampa Press Tribune, TF Times News, Lewiston Tribune, Pocatello Journal, Moscow News)
Washington AG proposes 21 as smoking age (Lewiston Tribune, Moscow News)
Nampa mayor Henry delivers state of the state (Nampa Press Tribune)
Idaho officials warn of avian flu spread (Nampa Press Tribune)
Xavier charter school buys building (TF Time News)

UO demands released documents back (Eugene Register Guard)
Local gas falls below $2 a gallon (Eugen Register Guard)
Man with measles tracked while contagious (Eugene Register Guard)
Renovations planned for Kalamth school (KF Herald & News)
KF council set increase in sewer rate (KF Herald & News)
Ashland chicken pox activity eases off (Medford Tribune)
Umatilla cultural center plans solar carport (Pendleton E Oregonian)
Progress expected on Pioneer Park proposal (Pendleton E Oregonian)
Oregon unemployment down to August 2008 level (Portland Oregonian, Salem Statesman Journal)
Carcinogens found in some e-cigarettes (Portland Oregonian)

Help located for Kitsap crisis centers (Bremerton Sun)
Inslee says legislators to blame on road funding (Everett Herald)
Stanwood debates library location (Everett Herald)
Local gas falls below $2 a gallon (Longview News)
State AG proposes 21 as smoking age (Spokane Spokesman, Vancouver Columbian, Yakima Herald Republic, Longview News)
Salary board votes to raise legislator pay (Vancouver Columbian, Olympian)
Forum explores how cuts at army base may hurt area (Tacoma News Tribune, Olympian)
Superbug sickens people at Seattle hospital (Seattle Times)
Seahawks try trademarking all sorts of things (Seattle Times)
Windows 10 emerging in release (Seattle Times)
Flu kills 6 so far in Spokane area (Spokane Spokesman)
Tolls on Tacoma Narrow Bridge will go up (Tacoma News Tribune)
Legislators consider pot DUI rules (Tacoma News Tribune)
New PAC takes aim at Vancouver port commission (Vancouver Columbian)

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Jan 21 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)

Obama will visit BSU tech laboratory (Boise Statesman)
Rep. Andrus and the salamander bill (Pocatello Journal)
Obama will meet with wife of jailed pastor (TF Times News)

Lane county reports measles (Eugene Register Guard)
Utility district wants leader back, he won’t come (Eugene Register Guard)
Hospital board members rescind resignation (KF Herald & News)

Port Prchard spots grill closes (Bremerton Sun)
Ferry game failures upset Kitsap (Bremerton Sun)
Pro-life rally draws statehouse crowd (Olympian)
State official delay avian flu quarantine (Port Angeles News)
Final trip planned for Kalakala (Tacoma News Tribune)
Bill would require local pot bans win votes (Tacoma News Tribune)
Goldendale considers its pot future (Yakima Herald Republic)

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Jan 20 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)

Reviewing presidential visits to Idaho (Boise Statesman)
Near-downtown homes may be moved from 5th st (Boise Statesman)
‘Ag Gag’ bill arrives in Washington legislature (Moscow News)
Local debate over genetically modified crops (Nampa Press Tribune)
As jobless rate declines, food stamp use rises (Nampa Press Tribune)
Water call for Rangen goes through (TF Times News)
Leading Idaho officials won’t be at Boise Obama event (TF Times News)
TF courts move toward paperless operation (TF Times News)

Eugene council keeps discussing taxes (Eugene Register Guard)
Pacific Power talks about possible KF city lawsuit (KF Herald & News)
Impact of low gas prices (Medford Tribune)
Walden blasts Obama immigration order (Pendleton E Oregonian)
DNA says Kennewick Man was an Indian (Pendleton E Oregonian)
Regulations impacting drop-in day care efforts (Portland Oregonian)

One phone calls 911 thousands of times on fakes (Bremerton Sun)
Snohomish evaluates 911 software (Everett Herald)
Longview looks at city manager finalists (Longview News)
Longview looks at “carbon capture’ for port (Longview News)
Backers of more post-prison monitoring look for money (Tacoma News Tribune, Olympian)
MLK Day rallies, speeches (Spokesman Review, Bremerton Sun)
DNA says Kennewick Man was an Indian (Spokesman Review)
State House bars open carry in chamber (Vancouver Columbian, Yakima Herald Republic)

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Jan 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)

Supreme Court will hear Idaho Medicaid pay case (Boise Statesman)
DARE school programs generally in decline (Lewiston Tribune)
Getting into the Obama Boise events (Boise Statesman, Nampa Press Tribune)
Most of Idaho has strong snowpack (Nampa Press Tribune, TF Times News)
Southern Idaho will see 13 new solar projects (Nampa Press Tribune)
Zions Bank starts political website (TF Times News)

3 of 4 Wendy’s at Eugene close (Eugene Register Guard)
New grant will help restore oak habitat (Medford Tribune)

Seahawks advance to Superbowl (Seattle Times, Spokane Spokesman, Tacoma News Tribune, Vancouver Columbian, Yakima Herald Republic, Kitsap Sun, Olympian, Longview News, Port Angeles News)
Plan suggests rilaroad loop at Everett (Everett Herald)
Lynnwood renting some land for $5 (Everett Herald)
Kilmer, constituents talk electronic warfare (Port Angeles News)
Reviewing legislator action on pot (Vancouver Columbian)
Vancouver oil terminal a divisive subject (Vancouver Columbian)

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Jan 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)

Idaho same-sex marriage case still pursued (Boise Statesman)
School funding discussed at Kamiah capitol for a day (Lewiston Tribune)
Legislators vote 3% raise for state employees (Nampa Press Tribune)
County may sell court annex building (Nampa Press Tribune)
Obama coming to Boise (TF Times News)

Last year was hottest in Oregon history (Eugene Register Guard)
Second Hilton hotel for downtown Eugene possible (Eugene Register Guard)
Reviewing Klamath water documentary (KF Herald & News)
Pacific Power sues KF city over franchise license (KF Herald & News)
Health care district board troubled (KF Herald & News)
Medford will comment on planned Coquille casino there (Medford Tribune)
New interim director for Jackson fairgrounds (Medford Tribune)
Pendleton downtown vacancy rate steady (Pendleton E Oregonian)
Democratic candidates outspent Republican in 2014 (Portland Oregonian)
Healthier cohort in new Medicaid enrollees (Salem Statesman Journal)

Bainbridge Island council spot filled (Bremerton Sun)
Pot dealers now grappling with oversupply (Yakima Herald Republic, Longview News)
Sea Mar health centers pay state $3.65m in case (Olympian)
Seahawks have have had economic impact (Seattle Times, Olympian)
No more open-carry in state Senate (Seattle Times, Vancouver Columbian)
Lawsuit dismissed on port open meetings (Tacoma News Tribune)

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Jan 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)

Low broadband usage by schools across state (Boise Statesman, Nampa Press Tribune, Moscow News)
Batt, Andrus blast Otter’s DIE agreement (Boise Statesman, Lewiston Tribune)
Asotin Sheriff deputizes police at Clarkston (Lewiston Tribune)
Should farmer get more water to grow organic? (Moscow News)
Canyon P&Z struggles over ethanol plant (Nampa Press Tribune)
Movement launches to save Pocatello post center (Pocatello Journal)
Conflicting ed budgets from Otter, Ybarra (TF Times News)

Springfield mill, razed in July, to be rebuilt (Eugene Register Guard)
ACLU spreads police-encounter app (Eugene Register Guard)
Giving high schoolers college credit explored (KF Herald & News)
Brammo Inc of Talent sold to Polaris Industries (Medford Tribune)
Blue Mountain College looks at free college plan (Pendleton E Oregonian)
Hermiston reports lower crime rate (Pendleton E Oregonian)
Portland will defer now to state road budgeting (Portland Oregonian)
Federal timber payments to counties cut (Salem Statesman Journal)

No sponsors found for football ferry (Bremerton Sun)
Gun rights supporters protest in Olympia (Spokane Spokesman, Vancouver Columbian, Bremerton Sun)
Flu kills five people in Snohomish (Everett Herald)
Businesses benefiting from low gas prices (Longview News)
Liquor board pays $192k to critic to file no more (Longview News)
Does McCleary ruling cover higher ed too? (Tacoma News Tribune, Olympian)
Nippon Paper and Louisiana firm sue over plant (Port Angeles News)
Outlining what’s next for Bertha (Seattle Times)
Limited use of broadband in Idaho schools (Spokane Spokesman)
Bill addressing oil train safety (Vancouver Columbian)
Yakima considers rough intersection (Yakima Herald Republic)

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Jan 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)

West Ada schools try for $96m school bond (Boise Statesman)
‘Add the Words’ legislation introduced (Nampa Press Tribune, TF Times News, Lewiston Tribune)
State advises schools to seek fed help on broadband (Lewiston Tribune)
CWI expansion in Otter budget plans (Nampa Press Tribune)
Caldwell urban renewal considers housing (Nampa Press Tribune)
Bell Marsh Creek Road closed by county (Pocatello Journal)
Small earthquakes around Challis and Montpelier (Pocatello Journal)
Planning underway for 2 TF elementary schools (TF Times News)

Columbia Bank corporate branding may be rejected by city (Astorian)
1st voter-elected Warrenton mayor takes office (Astorian)
Eugene fines for Uber ride now top $118k (Eugene Register Guard)
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Klamath development code under review (KF Herald & News)
Survey finds new kindergartners less prepared (Medford Tribune)
More police action with Aryan gang (Pendleton E Oregonian)
Local legislators go to work on budget (Pendleton E Oregonian)
Legislators will consider a bunch of pot bills (Portland Oregonian)

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Casinos on Peninsula untroubled by new state rules (Port Angeles News)
More illegal homeless camping seen around region (Seattle Times)
King County changes drug use in allergic reactions (Seattle Times)
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