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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) Warren Jones plans return from SLC hospital July 25 (Boise Statesman) Big growing fire at Garden Valley (Boise Statesman) Future of Dubois

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CHUCKMALLOY In Idaho Congress is doing a great job, and this is not a joke. Sure, there’s a lot of gridlock in Washington and on many issues, Congress can’t seem to agree on the color of the sky, let alone reach agreement on anything of substance. But when it comes to diabetes awareness, and appropriating funds [&#

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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) Andrus recovering from lung tumor operation (Boise Statesman, Lewiston Tribune) Bergdahl not yet seen parents (Boise Statesman, TF Times N

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CHRISCARLSON Carlson Chronicles Think of it this way: without a John V. Evans there never would have been an Interior Secretary named Cecil D. Andrus. Why? Because Cece never would have left Idaho and given up the governor’s chair to a Republican Lieutenant Governor, especially one named Vernon Ravenscroft. Idaho’s

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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) More foothills trails planned for Boise (Boise Statesman) Plans for more fuel-efficient Lewiston police (Lewiston Tribune) Will Congress o

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 Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes joined other major I-502 sponsors at noon Tuesday at the opening of Cannabis City, the first of Seattle’s allotted 21 retail marijuana stores to open. Holmes became the fourth person to make a purchase at Cannabis City – two packages of two grams each of “OG Pearl.” “Just ov

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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) Speaker Bedke may be challenged this year (Boise Statesman, IF Post Register, Lewiston Tribune) Lewiston cops write most speeding tickets

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RANDYSTAPILUS Washington Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes, who hasn’t been a notably high-profile figure during his time in office – bearing in mind that his office automatically has some visibility – delivered two shockers, both in the form of highly useful lessons, last week. He got plenty of attention for

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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) Heavy construction ahead on I-84 (Boise Statesman) Services for former Governor Evans (Boise Statesman) IF youth developments gets $400k g

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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 apartments planned for former trailer park (Boise Statesman) Sugar-Salem schools may see cuts (IF Post Register) New manager of transi

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CHRISCARLSON Carlson Chronicles July 20 marks the 25th anniversary of the death of a governor never elected by the people of Idaho who nonetheless had a more profound and lasting impact upon Idahoans than many of its elected governors. His name was Forrest H. Anderson, the 17th governor of Montana who in one-term, 1968

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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) Where Bergdahl came from (Boise Statesman) Project cleans phosphorus from Boise River (Boise Statesman) Department of Energy talks cleanup

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You’ve seen the box above this post – about the new edition of the great Frank Church biography Fighting the Odds – for a while now. But with the release ongoing, I wanted to draw a little more attention to it. You can find most of what you want to know (including how to order) […]

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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 Idaho laws taking effect (Boise Statesman, TF Times News) BSU anti-abortion groups says speech violated (Boise Statesman) Several fire

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CHUCKMALLOY In Idaho Years ago, I bumped into my old boss on an elevator – former Arkansas Congressman Ed Bethune – and he was gushing about how nice it would be to live in Idaho, where Republicans receive such enthusiastic support. At the time, he never saw such a level of support in Arkansas. Democrats held [R

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 Two Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers with Golf Troop, 141st Brigade Support Battalion, guard an entry control point at the 2-218th Field Artillery Battalion compound at Yakima Training Site, Wash., June 21. Several Oregon Army National Guard units converged on the training site for their two-week annual training cy

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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 Idaho laws take effect July 1 (Boise Statesman, Nampa Press Trbune) Fish and Game studies trout, pelican predation (Boise Statesman) S

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RANDYSTAPILUS Idaho Several weeks ago Marc Johnson, who has been a Boise consultant, press secretary and journalist, wrote a piece of a blog post that has been sticking in my mind these last couple of weeks. It may stick in yours. The key sentence in it says this: “The near total history of Democratic success in [

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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) Early efforts on natural gas (Boise Statesman, Lewiston Tribune) Bardenays deals with health care law (Boise Statesman) Competition heavy

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RANDY STAPILUS / Washington Washington State University’s weather center has delivered one of its periodic reports on weather changes (much of it is in the Weather section in this issue) and this one, like many of them in recent years, has become compelling reading. There’s this for example: “In a span of thre

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RANDY STAPILUS / Oregon The chemistry of farming is becoming an unexpectedly heated subject of discussion which is about to go deeply political. The issue of genetic modification has already gone political, of course, notably in Jackson and Josephine Counties, where voters chose to ban those substances. (The vote was adviso

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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) Minnick pursues tax cases over land donation (Boise Statesman) Simpson backs keeping Dubois sheep station (IF Post Register) State transpo

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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 mental health crisis operation in IF (IF Post Register, Pocatello Journal) Engineering firm Fluor opens IF office (IF Post Register) L

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CHRISCARLSON Carlson Chronicles A steadily growing trend in political television advertising is the appearance of a candidate’s mother, spouse, daughter, son or his entire immediate family, all testifying to what a good person the candidate is. And yes, almost always it is a male candidate running these family testim

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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 launches children’s bike trail (Boise Statesman) DOE shows master plan for INL waste cleanup (IF Post Register) Sheep station

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MARTINPETERSON  The consensus seems to be that June was a disaster for first district Congressman Raul Labrador. First he presided over what most people are saying was the worst and least productive Republic state convention in Idaho’s history. Then he ran for House Majority Leader and appears to have been soundly tr

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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) Indian poker hinges on chance or skill (Boise Statesman) Most Idahoans are OK with state’s roads (IF Post Register) Who’s in c

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BARRETTRAINEY Second Thoughts For many, many a moon, it’s been hard to say anything positive about our miscreants in congress. Especially those in the Grand Old Party of “NO.” About the time you think they’ve reached the bottom, one of ‘em digs a little deeper and any thoughts of saying something positive abo

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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 quarterly report shows improvement (Boise Statesman) Public opinion says Idaho roads are okay (Lewiston Tribune) Noise on t

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Yakima last weekend held its first Blues and Brews Bash on North Front Street.   A little more emphasis this week on economic news, which is looking up a bit: The jobs picture is improving a little (the percentage rate stayed about the same in Washington, but the number of jobs is up, and the […]

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