by Ryan Pfeil of the Mail Tribune
Today's First Thing podcast touches on these top stories:
Hiker killed by cougar, first in Oregon. Full story here.
Extreme drug, extreme measures. Full story here.
Mail Tribune says: Swab your cheek, save a life. Full story here.
Listen to other Mail Tribune podcasts at www.mailtribune.com/podcasts. Reach web editor Ryan Pfeil at email@example.com or at 541-776-4468. Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ryanpfeil.