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Briefing reprints (Idaho, Oregon, Washington)

Donna Nelson
Oregon Weekly Briefing

Imagine this:

A major source of regional news (and news tips), available every week for reprint or other use.

Dozens of stories about your state and all the corners of it, plus more from two neighboring states.

A package of more than 20,000 words every week, a third of those specific to your state and your readers – gathered not through a wire service, but independently sourced.

And so inexpensive that it doesn’t cost much more than a single syndicated column.

That’s the Weekly Briefings reprint package from Ridenbaugh Press.

The reprints can be drawn from your weekly publication of the Washington, Oregon and Idaho Weekly Briefings – comprehensive reports of the key government, economic, political, environment and other news from around the region.

The Briefings – one each for Washington, Oregon and Idaho – focus on what’s important here and now, and will be of lasting import. The 20 to 30 pages in each weekly issue is what you really need to know about what’s going on in the region around you.

  • Elections. We keep watch of the races, keeping you up to date with the candidate, the money picture, and how the races are shaping up. And major news about elections themselves, and how the campaigns are developing.
  • Federal. The federal government can seem remote and hard to follow, and most news outlets do not track its regional impact in detail. We do, in every issue: The congressional delegation, the members of Congress, and how the region interacts with the federal government.
  • State. We watch changes and developments across state government, and highlight changes in state laws and – every month – changes in state regulations that usually get almost no news coverage.
  • Local. Local governments and other entities too: We keep a look at what they’re doing and how they function.
  • Legal. In addition to regular news – about judges, corrections, law enforcement – we offer summaries of every substantive state supreme court decision.
  • Business/Economy. Business and economic developments, both in individual businesses and broader state and regional trends. And we check stock prices and other indicators – even mark the high and low gas prices in the state each week.
  • Environment. News of the environment – looked at broadly – is a prominent part of our service. We include regular features such as the weekly state of the snowpack and water levels in every basin the state, and weather in communities across the state.
  • Health/Education. Schools, colleges, health concerns – we cover all this too.
  • Transportation/Communication. What’s happening in roads, in public transit, in on-line? We keep up with these areas in their own section, which  tracks as well developments in the news media.
  • People. People who have arrived or departed, had a major milestone, and those of statewide impact who have recently died, are listed in our People section.
  • Calendar. We also have a calendar of upcoming events, deadlines and meetings of interest to anyone following developments in the state.

The sources for all this come from official reports, studies, news releases, statements as well as original reporting. The sources are as close to the horse’s mouth as we can get, and we make sure to keep them reliable. What you see in the Briefing, you can trust. We take care to attribute our sources.

And there’s still more: Perspectives and analysis from editor and publisher Randy Stapilus, whose column is now being run weekly by three Idaho daily newspapers.

All of this delivered every Sunday night, available at the in-box first thing Monday morning.

Like to know more and get a quote?

Call us at 503-852-0010. Or email us at stapilus@ridenbaugh.com.

We’d be glad to work with you.

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