I've got a little history in Alaska, so news from the Great White North is certainly more interesting to me than the average reader. Even discounting for that, though, I have to tell you I am really enjoying the "Alaska Newsreader" feature at the Anchorage Daily News.
I mentioned the projec t when it first debuted. The newsreader is the daily brainchild of veteran ADN reporter and editor David Hulen, and he explains the product better than I can. I'm told The Oregonian has recently introduced something similar to aggregate Northwest news. It seems to me like an idea that could work well elsewhere.