* SPOKANE — Nurse practitioners and student trainees help patients throughout region with little ability, via the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile. (July 14, 2004, The Spokesman-Review)

* TACOMA — Produce farmers in the Puyallup Valley are under double stress from low market prices and rising farming costs, which is driving out a long-standing Japanese American farming tradition. (July 14, 2004, The Tacoma Tribune) 

*  VANCOUVER — Anticipated expansion of Washington State University-Vancouver and redesign of the intersection at Interstate 205 and Interstate 5 will combine to entice more commercial development. (July 14, 2004, The Oregonian)

* VANCOUVER — WSU Vancouver and Clark County look at selling 80-acre “Poor Farm.” (July 8, 2004, The Oregonian)

* OLYMPIA — State employees looking for big pay raise. Gov. Gary Locke’s negotiators say price tag could exceed $1 billion. (July 6, 2004, Seattle PI)

* EVERETT — Three governor hopefuls discuss their higher education plans.  (July 6, 2004, The Everett Daily Herald)

* VANCOUVER — Northwest Health Foundation Awards $540,000 To Expand Capacity in Nursing Education in Portland and SW Washington.  (July 6, 2004, Business Wire)

* Pelvic bone injury stops gold medal decathlete and WSU training for Dan OBrien. (July 6, 2004, SF Gate/SanFrancisco Chronicle)