Federal Law http://nwpr.org en Government Shutdown? Prisons Would Stay Open, But Much Of State Would Not http://nwpr.org/post/government-shutdown-prisons-would-stay-open-much-state-would-not <p></p><p>Washington prisons would stay open, but much of the state would not if there’s a government shutdown. Governor Jay Inslee met with his cabinet Wednesday to begin contingency planning if there’s no budget by the end of the month. That’s the start of the new fiscal year. Nick Brown is the Governor’s attorney.</p><p> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 14:07:31 +0000 Austin Jenkins 29254 at http://nwpr.org Government Shutdown? Prisons Would Stay Open, But Much Of State Would Not Western States' Public Lands Fight Comes To Idaho http://nwpr.org/post/western-states-public-lands-fight-comes-idaho <p>A fight between western states and the federal government over control of public lands has surfaced in the Northwest. Last year Utah and Arizona lawmakers passed bills requiring the feds to sign public land over to them. Now Idaho lawmakers are discussing whether a similar bill is right for their state.</p><p>EarthFix Reporter Aaron Kunz has more. Wed, 23 Jan 2013 14:30:26 +0000 Aaron Kunz 21602 at http://nwpr.org Western States' Public Lands Fight Comes To Idaho