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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)

Quiet negotiations over 'add the words' (Boise Statesman)
Magic Valley water curtailment stopped (Boise Statesman)
Board of Ed criticizes campus guns (Lewiston Tribune, Pocatello Journal, Moscow News)
Idaho Democrats seek FBI look into CCA (Lewiston Tribune)
Debate over proposed Lochsa land exchange (Lewiston Tribune)
WA Supreme Court on text privacy (Moscow News)
Tom Dale will run for Canyon commission (Nampa Press Tribune)
Dispatch fee funding okayed by Caldwell, Canyon (Nampa Press Tribune)
Legislator: 'Add the words' efforts ineffective (Pocatello Journal)
Panida Theater board fires staffer (Sandpoint Bee)
Ski season running longer (Sandpoint Bee)
Campus gun bill protests (TF Times News)
Bill on eminent domain, irrigation districts (TF Times News)

Vaccination efforts, low turnout (Eugene Register Guard)
Florence mulls 1-year moratorium on pot shops (Eugene Register Guard)
Moore candidacy for Klamath commission (KF Herald & News)
Campaign on Jackson County GMOs organizes (Ashland Tidings)
Merger of White City, Mountain View schools (Medford Tribune)
Foothills developments advances (Medford Tribune)
Wolf population rises in Oregon (Pendleton East Oregonian)
Debate over wedding services initiative (Portland Oregonian)
Effects of OR pot revenue on kicker (Portland Oregonian)
Cover Oregon tax credits extended (Salem Statesman Journal)

Why did Everett school bond fail? (Everett Herald)
Hanford tank waste an issue for Inslee (Kennewick Herald)
Layoffs after Umatilla chem plant demolished (Kennewick Herald)
Court says text messages are private (Seattle Times, Tacoma News Tribune, Vancouver Columbian, Longview News)
Longview OKs zoning for pot (Longview News)
Strong smelt harvest expected (Longview News)
Supreme Court on biomass plant pollution (Port Angeles News)
Nippon Paper mill stopped over tech issues (Port Angeles News)
Seattle viaduct work won't finish till 2016 (Seattle Times)
Seattle regulates car service driver numbers (Seattle Times)
ID Democrats seek FBI review of CCA (Spokane Spokesman)
Chambers Bay may get new development (Tacoma News Tribune)
Oil transit companies won't attend new forum (Vancouver Columbian)
Yakima job picture improving (Yakima Herald Republic)

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news

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)

Trader Joe's coming Friday (Boise Statesman, Nampa Press Tribune)
Closed talk on CCA prison agreement (Boise Statesman)
Legislature on advisory board for treasurer (Boise Statesman)
WA starts issuing pot permits next week (Lewiston Tribune)
JFAC OKs $1 million to fight gay marriage (Moscow News)
Board of Ed study on high wage jobs (Moscow News)
Obermayr tries again for Latah commission (Moscow News)
How Materne got to Nampa (Nampa Press Tribune)
School budget 'flexibility' reviewed (Nampa Press Tribune)
Treasury oversight board progresses (Nampa Press Tribune)
Children/faith healing bill gets no hearing (Nampa Press Tribune)
ISU's hillside I to be replaced (Pocatello Journal)
Campus gun bill will raise security costs (Sandpoint Bee)
Gooding charter school sees mercury spill (TF Times News)
Idaho Youth Ranch will leave Rupert in 2016 (TF Times News)

Police, landlords working on issues (Corvallis Gazette Times)
Indian mascot bill goes to governor (Corvallis Gazette Times)
New Lane County administrator picked (Eugene Register Guard)
Homeless center Whoville closes this spring (Eugene Register Guard)
Eugene library branches could remain open (Eugene Register Guard)
Not enough money to accept Klamath Project bids (KF Herald & News)
Tribes in NW blasting pot legalization (KF Herald & News)
Dispute over gravel business at Gold Hill (Medford Tribune)
Southern ed service district loses Grants Pass (Medford Tribune)
Splits among Republicans at Dorchester (Medford Tribune)
Hermiston will oppose pot outlet (Pendleton East Oregonian)
Future of Hermiston ag station (Pendleton East Oregonian)
Oracles reduces its Cover Oregon staff (Portland Oregonian)
Wolf tracks found on Mount Hood (Portland Oregonian)
Lottery reform bill fails (Portland Oregonian)

New Snohomish precinct delayed (Everett Herald)
House Democrats: charge OR residents sales tax (Vancouver Columbian, Longview News)
Plan to reduce liquor tax (Vancouver Columbian, Longview News)
Vancouver labor dispute tensions remain (Longview News)
Nippon Paper plant at PA idled (Post Angeles News)
Seattle considers universal pre-school (Seattle Times)
Seattle police misconduct cases reviewed (Seattle Times)
Spokane incinerator power bill fails (Spokane Spokesman)
Pro-death penalty advocates blast Inslee plan (Tacoma News Tribune)
Franciscan Health leader retires (Tacoma News Tribune)
Schools built by lottery money? (Tacoma News Tribune)
Yakima: share pot revenues with cities (Yakima Herald Republic)
Sunnyside plans center remodel (Yakima Herald Republic)

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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)

Maximus workers surprised by job losses (Boise Statesman)
Limited funds for roads in Asotin (Lewiston Tribune)
Pot zones approved for Pullman (Moscow News)
Zoning design control may be limited (Moscow News)
WSU sets up undocumented student help board (Moscow News)
New Walmart at Nampa (Nampa Press Tribune)
Bill to allow 80 mph speeds advances (Nampa Press Tribune)
Nampa teacher negotiations center on health (Nampa Press Tribune)
Grace, North Gem School Districts may merge (Pocatello Journal)
CSI might spend $100k to deal with gun bill (TF Times News)
New transparency at TF economic group (TF Times News)

Benton considers new jail plan (Corvallis Gazette Times)
Corvallis school board paying some legal costs (Corvallis Gazette Times)
Corvallis property maintenance draws crowd (Corvallis Gazette Times)
Titling undocumented drivers license ballot issue (Eugene Register Guard, Ashland Tidings)
Natural Grocers coming to Eugene (Eugene Register Guard)
Klamath Union HS remodel considered (KF Herald & News)
Hoppe plans circuit court run (Ashland Tidings)
Eagle Point shop owner plans commission run (Medford Tribune, Ashland Tidings)
Medford teacher vote still ahead (Medford Tribune)
Tamastslikt wind turbine starts (Pendleton East Oregonian)
Hermiston officials planning ahead (Pendleton East Oregonian)
Debate over small town chicken ban (Portland Oregonian)
Mexican narco-lord arrest ripples to Oregon (Portland Oregonian)
Local governments may get lottery funds (Portland Oregonian)
Salem develoiper faces big tax lien (Salem Statesman Journal)

Management at morgue changes (Everett Herald)
Senate Democrats would end tax breaks, fund schools (Everett Herald, Vancouver Columbian)
More urban growth acreage okayed (Kennewick Herald)
New welcome sign at Longview (Longview News)
Sheriff warns of jail bond loss impacts (Longview News)
Problems with Bertha began in Japan (Seattle Times)
PA Lincoln theatre will close (Port Angeles News)
Spokane Valley bans texting by council at meeting (Spokane Spokesman)
KPBX public radio moves to new digs (Spokane Spokesman)
School testing at Tacoma (Tacoma News Tribune)
Park at Gig Harbor opens (Tacoma News Tribune)
C-Tran shows off bus proposal (Vancouver Columbian)
Snowpack at Yakima now at average (Yakima Herald Republic)

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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)

Ex-wife of Sen. McKenzie won't be charged (Boise Statesman)
Job losses at Maximus call centers (Boise Statesman)
Increases in school funding unlikely (Boise Statesman)
Assessing college degree value (Moscow News)
WSU Floyd contract continued (Moscow News)
Lamar running for Latah commission (Moscow News)
Simplot closure at Nampa (Idaho Statesman, Nampa Press Tribune)
Expansion at Plexus electronics plant (Nampa Press Tribune)
Nuclear research, guns on campus (Pocatello Journal)
Rangen water call held off (TF Times News)

Redesigning Henley Elementary (KF Herald & News)
Temporary manager at fair (KF Herald & News)
Eugene city looks at sick leave (Eugene Register Guard)
Lane County audit released (Eugene Register Guard)
OR House would allow local pot bans (Medford Tribune, Ashland Tidings)
TriQuint Semiconductor will merge (Portland Oregonian)
Legislators work on metro land use deal (Portland Oregonian)

Arlington losing its Olympic theatre (Everett Herald)
Naturopath's cancer practices questioned (Seattle Times)
Spokane won't oppose tribal casino (Spokane Spokesman)
Protesters try to stop deportations (Tacoma News Tribune)
New CEO at MultiCare Health in Pierce (Tacoma News Tribune)
Clark County may outsource some labor work (Vancouver Columbian)

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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)

Hotels interested in downtown Boise builds (Boise Statesman)
Smaller turnout at Hampton jazz fest (Moscow News)
Taliban and Bergdahl exchange (Nampa Press Tribune, TF Times News, Lewiston Tribune)
Rain rising in southern Idaho (Nampa Press Tribune)

Oregon tries cutting vaccine waivers (Portland Oregonian, Corvallis Gazette Times)
Gay marriage backers get signatures (Ashland Tidings)
Medford teachers back in school (Medford Tribune)
Rogue whitewater instruction offered (Medford Tribune)
State lottery numbers up (Medford Tribune)
Increasing medical costs at jails (Salem Statesman Journal)

Hastings tenure in reviiew (Kennewick Herald)
Bar cost for alcohol might go up (Tacoma News Tribune, Yakima Herald Republic, Kennewick Herald, Longview News)
Longview Tennant landfill may close (Longview News)
Vaccinations in Oregon (Longview News)
New PA port director named (Port Angeles News)
Legislature considers supplement budget (Port Angeles News)
Seattle growing faster than suburbs (Seattle Times)
Does Clark County excessively fine felons? (Vancouver Columbian)

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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 Crane's treasury investments (Boise Statesman)
Idaho as anti-gay, or not (Boise Statesman)
More rain still needed (Nampa Press Tribune)
Hixon bill to push hospital transparency (Nampa Press Tribune)
Guns on campus v nuclear research (Nampa Press Tribune)
Tribes and team mascots (Pocatello Journal, Sandpoint Bee)
Rangen water call hit region (TF Times News)

Many Chinese studentes coming to UO (Eugene Register Guard)
Klamath Union HS renovation, maybe (KF Herald & News)
Medford teacher strike concludes (KF Herald & News)
Limited inspections on OR oil trains (Portland Oregonian)

Boeing's deals with the state (Everett Herald)
UW says race enters into death penalty (Kennewick Herald)
Hastings record at Hanford (Kennewick Herald)
Reviewing plans for methanol plants (Longview News)
Students at UW subsidizing sports (Seattle Times)
Reviewing coal traffic in WA (Spokane Spokesman)
Battle over minimum wage in WA (Tacoma News Tribune, Vancouver Columbian)
C-TRAN may move to electronic fares (Vancouver Columbian)
Many disable people don't have services (Seattle Times, Yakima Herald Republic)

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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)

Plan for two new downtown condos (Boise Statesman)
Trus Joist tech office shuts at Boise (Boise Statesman)
ID House passes wolf control fund (Boise Statesman, TF Times News)
Tribes criticize Indian-related mascots (Lewiston Tribune)
Cantwell visits Pullman on pulse crops (Lewiston Tribune)
ID Commerce wants new business incentives (Nampa Press Tribune, Lewiston Tribune, Sandpoint Bee)
Land battle continues at Lochsa (Moscow News)
Nampa considers vicious dog cases (Nampa Press Tribune)
Local zoners oppose new zoning bill (Nampa Press Tribune)
High avalanche danger (Sandpoint Bee)

Coos community enhance man draws comments (Coos Bay World)
No-vaccine school exclusion day hits (Coos Bay World)
KF considers synthetic playing field (KF Herald & News)
Medford teacher strike comes to an end (Medford Tribune, Ashland Tidings)
Battle over medical pot at Phoenix (Ashland Tidings)
Legialative session reaches last two weeks (Portland Oregonian)
At port, $70K for no work (Portland Oregonian)
Douglas oks natural gas pipeline (Roseburg News Review)
No state defense on same-sex marriage provision (Roseburg News Review)

Debate over growing pot on Puget Island (Longview News)
Clark County workers may be allowed to carry guns (Longview News)
Mayoral reversal on police discipline (Seattle Times)
Sears closing Seattle south-downtown location (Seattle Times)
Heavy snowpack falling into place (Tacoma News Tribune)
36K+ enroll in health care at Clark County (Vancouver Columbian)
Inslee in DC, meets with Obama (Vancouver Columbian)
Toppenish school district pays $6.9m in accident (Yakima Herald Republic)
Toppenish may shut off some sewer service (Yakima Herald Republic)

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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 story in the region today: Oregon's attorney general not defending the state's constitutional amendment barring same-sex marriage.

Candidates for supt public instruction (Boise Statesman)
Labrador on religion and marriage (Lewiston Tribune)
New district judgeship at Lewiston (Lewiston Tribune)
More gay activists arrested at Statehouse (Moscow News)
Caldwell parents consider common core (Nampa Press Tribune)
New rescue mission at Nampa (Nampa Press Tribune)
Legislation on court interest rates moves (Sandpoint Bee)
details released on Gooding school superintendent (TF Times News)
More issues on canyon jump plan (TF Times News)

KF medical pot shop will open (KF Herald & News)
May election will feature 911 tax (KF Herald & News)
AG not defending gay marriage provision (Portland Oregonian, Eugene Register Guard, Salem Statesman Journal, Medford Tribune, Pendleton East Oregonian, Ashland Tidings)
More on Medford school strike (Medford Tribune)
Sprout Springs ski area closed (Pendleton East Oregonian)
Court kills Metro land plan (Portland Oregonian)
Real estate vacancies at Salem drop (Salem Statesman Journal)
Bill may help Hynix site renewal (Eugene Register Guard)

Death in jail leads to lawsuit (Everett Herald)
New Snohomish exec on state of county (Everett Herald)
Ferry design could save fuel (Everett Herald)
Storms helping water supply, flood? (Longview News, Port Angeles News)
Columbia County may re-try jail levy (Longview News)
Schools consider obesity issue (Seattle Times)
New Tacoma Amtrak station considered (Tacoma News Tribune)
Clark County may let workers carry guns (Vancouver Columbian)

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news

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)

Top story of the day in:
ID - Death of 'religious freedom' bills
OR - Rain and snow pack
WA - State adjust pot rules, revenue

'Religious freedom' bills killed (Boise Statesman)
Nampa library project finds efficiencies (Nampa Press Tribune)
Gayle Manufacturing re-bases to Nampa (Nampa Press Tribune)
State investigates Oneida prosecutor (Pocatello Journal)
Blackfoot and core standards (Pocatello Journal)
Ex-Simplot Aberdeen workers retrain (Pocatello Journal)
Snedden joins race for House 1A (Sandpoint Bee)
Sandpoint council adds Fragoso (Sandpoint Bee)
More dairy video released (TF Times News)
Avalanche risk growing (TF Times News)

More rain, some snow (Corvallis Gazette Times)
OSU students won't divest on fossil fuels (Corvallis Gazette Times)
Benton DA supports OSU non-release of pay data (Corvallis Gazette Times)
Record earnings for Lithia (Medford Tribune)
Still no teacher strike settlement (Medford Tribune)
Fair manager at KF resigns (KF Herald & News)
KF K-Mart will shut down (KF Herald & News)
May ballot will feature county charter (KF Herald & News)
Ashland still reviews gun options (KF Herald & News)
Phoenix considers pot store ban (Ashland Tidings)
Google may bring ultra-fast fiber to PDX (Portland Oregonian)
Review of school strike avoidance (Portland Oregonian)
Commission candidate blasts anti-strike charges (Roseburg News Review)
Maybe no local pot store bans (Roseburg News Review)
Secretary state website hacked (Salem Statesman Journal)
Marion County tries restricting med pot sales (Salem Statesman Journal)

Snowpack accumulating (Everett Herald, Kennewick Herald)
Hanford cleanup cost estimate $113 billion (Kennewick Herald)
Longview downtown renewal stalls (Longview News)
Rainier schools close over water leak (Longview News)
State reduces pot farm numbers, size, but revenue up (Spokane Spokesman, Tacoma News Tribune, Vancouver Columbian, Yakima Herald Republic, Longview News)
Murray visits vet clinic expansion (Port Angeles News)
Longer hours for PA city hall (Port Angeles News)
Some city contractors must use apprentices (Port Angeles News)
Big salmon run expected (Vancouver Columbian)
Legislative status overview (Vancouver Columbian)
Sheriffs deputy labor battle at arbitration (Yakima Herald Republic)