WASHINGTON – Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber and four Northwest senators
on Tuesday tip-toed through a mine field of regional conflict over salmon
recovery and Columbia-Snake river governance.
At a hearing of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources subcommittee
on water and power, the group staked out varying positions on the issues
in the context of the year-long “Three Sovereigns” process.
Northwest Republicans, led by Sen. Gordon Smith, R-Ore., have intervened
on behalf of energy, …