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Friday, May 26


Associated Press
Spokane remains second-largest city in state
Trump travel ban blocked; fight headed for Supreme Court
States struggle with oversight of online charter schools
The Latest: Trump to take travel ban to Supreme Court
Republican senator’s temporary federal job ends
Trump tries to cut aid program for older jobless Americans
Republican state senator’s temporary federal job ends
Tribes bash proposed Trump budget cuts to Native Americans
Trump travel ban showdown headed for Supreme Court

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Once again, Seattle is America’s fastest-growing big city
Western State patient throws nurse across room, prosecutors say

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Home-based K-12 schools becoming popular in Washington
Trump budget slashes $1.1B needed for Lynnwood light rail
A mayor, a college president and the call that led WSU to Everett
Editorial: Trump budget offers harmful cuts, magical thinking
Letter: Get treatment for mentally ill, not incarceration
Letter: Trump’s budget cuts to poor will make rich richer

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Vacation rental owners weigh in on proposed code changes
Funhouse Commons hoping to earn $20,000 matching grant
Camp Orkila: bringing joy to the lives of kids

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Letter:  Legislator’s advice doesn’t seem too difficult

News Tribune (subscription required)
One of Olympia’s best-dressed talks fashion, taxes and weed on this week’s Capitol Happy Hour (Carlyle)
Editorial: Million-dollar tent city? Go slow, Tacoma

Olympian (subscription required)
WA’s attorney general has made a name for himself fighting Trump. What will he do next?

Puget Sound Business Journal
Law: Still on hold, travel ban headed to Supreme Court
Revenue jumps $1.7 billion for Washington’s 100 largest private companies
Editor’s Notebook: Soda tax punishes both business owners and poor families

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Proposal: Allow some tasting rooms, wineries in rural Sammamish Valley
LA Times: Trump’s budget would likely kill West Coast earthquake early-warning system
McCleary roundup: 36 days to government shutdown (Lytton)
Opinion: Save youth through intervention, not incarceration
Editorial: McCleary deal must eliminate overreliance on local levies

Spokesman Review
Once a notorious Spokane criminal, Eldorado Brown began injuring himself in prison. After punishing him, the state paid him $92,000.
Washington state lawmakers want review of Hanford cleanup
Spokane adds $1 million in street repairs to already busy construction season
WSU seeks more host families for Iraqi students program in July
Trump team defends budget; lawmakers have serious doubts about plan
CBO score on ‘Trumpcare’ should be warning to Senate GOP, Murray says
Editorial: Gianforte apology better late than never

Yakima Herald Republic
Four-year college not for you? There are many pathways to career success
Inslee addresses rural health care, GOP proposed health care plan in Ellensburg visit
Winery or ‘weedery’: Vineyards rip up grapes, switch to pot
Q&A: A look at latest legal loss for Trump travel ban
Letter: Democrats’ bait and switch


As budget talks drag on state workers feel shutdown anxiety  (Lytton)

What Happens When You Offer Homeless People Toilets And Fresh Water? Tacoma Aims To Find Out
State To Let Whale Rot On Beach
Can Comfort Care At The ER Help Older People Live Longer And Suffer Less?
Trump’s Proposed Budget Would Cut $2.2 Billion From Global Health Spending

Survivors of gun violence talk about how a fraction of a second changed their lives
Patty Murray and Bernie Sanders bring fight for $15 to national stage
4th Circuit Court Ruling Keeps Trump’s Travel Ban On Hold
As Trump turns up heat on sanctuaries, King County not backing down

Spokane Public Radio
Representative Riccelli looks to improve access to dental care (Riccelli)


Until we can do better, build more tiny homes

A bad day for Sound Transit: Budget hits in both Washingtons
Appeals court smacks down Trump’s second Muslim ban

Thursday, May 25


Associated Press
New plan for schools: Longer days, second language classes for everyone
Hearing examiner approves Yakima homeless housing project
More invasive green crabs found near Sequim
Fire 50 percent contained at Washington state tourism spot
Lawmakers ask feds to review progress of Hanford cleanup
Contamination at Hanford tank did not come from leak
Superintendent of schools unveils 6-year plan for schools
AP fact check: No Medicaid cuts in Trump budget? Really?
Wildfire Forces Evacuations North Of Leavenworth, Washington

Aberdeen Daily World
WSDOT seeks comment on Highway 12, US 101 problem areas

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
This news is good if you’re a homeowner. Not so if you’re planning on buying
Students allege racism, protest administrators at The Evergreen State College

The Daily News
Longview police and Cowlitz County conceptualize new training facility

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Everett council approves expanded drug enforcement areas
Experience pays when prepping for government shutdown
CBO: House health bill leaves millions without insurance
After Trump pledge, Carrier to move even more jobs to Mexico
Trump’s proposed budget better for Boeing — by $1.4 billion
Editorial: Alaska flights from Paine Field offer opportunity
Letter: Lawmakers must move state budget talks ahead

Federal Way Mirror
Cause of destructive fire at Federal Way shopping complex still unknown

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Public Hospital District votes to contract with Planned Parenthood
Community solar: giving all co-op members a chance to tap into sun power

Kirkland Reporter
Local leaders give update on affordable housing

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
New Bremerton ferry gets a ‘soft opening’
State schools superintendent calls for longer school day, year

News Tribune (subscription required)
Pierce County foster care sanctuary has ‘urgent need’ for volunteers
Foster kids can use some help at school. Here’s where they get it

Olympian (subscription required)
Editorial: Budget cuts include US heart

Puget Sound Business Journal
Healthcare: AHCA bill would leave 23 million more uninsured
Law: Mayor committed to assisted suicide law despite budget blocks

Seattle Times
FYI Guy: Seattle once again nation’s fastest-growing big city; population exceeds 700,000
Jerry Large: Jesse Jackson back at Amazon stockholders’ meeting, crusading for workforce diversity
Thousands of Washington students get an alternative education. Is that a good thing?
Washington’s K-12 chief pitches vision of ‘very different’ school system
Trump’s budget proposal zeros out $1.2 billion for Lynnwood light-rail line
Editorial: Trumpcare uncertainty creates sickening mess
Opinion: Save lives: Raise the legal age to buy tobacco products

Seattle Weekly
Prepping for a Government Shutdown Is the New Normal in Olympia

Spokesman Review
Superintendent of schools unveils six-year plan for schools
South Hill residents concerned after Manito Park shootings; Spokane police say patrols will increase
Agriculture museum in Pomeroy showcases Eastern Washington’s wheat farming past with help from Spokane man’s collection

Wenatchee World (subscription required)
Chumstick log yard fire: ‘We dodged a bullet’
Undercover agents recorded Hunt family firearms sales
Coleman to strip Wenatchee bulk fuel plant

Yakima Herald Republic
Hanford cleanup progress review sought
Editorial: Best lesson on financial literacy found here in Yakima
Editorial: Distracted driving law stronger; now get word out


Seattle’s population growth leads nation: Report
State Patrol working to reverse DUI trends

Nervous officials fret over lack of funding as wildfire season roars to life

Patient, Doctor Groups Say New CBO Score Reveals Health Bill’s Flaws
A Proposed New Tax, Mainly On Latinos, To Pay For Trump’s Border Wall
What It’s Like To Live In A Small, Rural, Politically Divided Town
New Immigration Crackdowns Creating ‘Chilling Effect’ On Crime Reporting
Trump Wants Families On Food Stamps To Get Jobs. The Majority Already Work
GOP Health Plan Would Leave 23 Million More Uninsured, Budget Office Says
President Trump’s Big Wall Is Now Just 74 Miles Long In His Budget Plan
Vermont’s Governor Vetoes Recreational Pot Bill
Here’s What Betsy DeVos Said Wednesday On Capitol Hill

She just wanted a home. That meant trusting her foster parents
On Eve Of Election, Montana GOP Candidate Charged With Assault On Reporter
Theory on why number of shots fired is at a five-year high in Seattle
Some islanders don’t dig federal plan to dig in San Juan Islands monument
Trump’s Budget Proposes Selling Off BPA Grid
Buried in Trump’s budget: a blow to sanctuary cities like Seattle
Is your school racist? Ask the students

NW Public Radio
New Oil-By-Rail Project Rises On Lower Columbia River
Trump’s Budget Proposes Selling Off BPA Grid

Q13 TV (FOX)
More invasive green crabs found near Sequim


Seattle PI
Heading out of town on holiday weekend? WSDOT says leave early

Good news: Republican health care plan saves health coverage for 1 million Americans!

Wednesday, May 24


Associated Press
Trump’s budget means deep cuts for health care safety net
Wildfire forces evacuations north of Leavenworth, Washington
Residents told to leave as fire burns in Chelan County
Everett counters OxyContin maker’s call to have suit tossed
Washington state lawmakers start second special session  (Sullivan)
Trump proposes $120M cut to Hanford budget despite incidents
Ready to serve: Businesses find vets are dedicated, capable
Budget office set to release report on House GOP health bill

Aberdeen Daily World
Twin Harbors jobless rates among state’s highest
Aberdeen, Hoquiam team to win 2017 Governor’s Smart Communities Award

Bainbridge Island Review
Gov. Inslee: Trump budget is ‘betrayal of American values’
Senator Murray blasts Trump budget: ‘Handouts to the wealthy’

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Growing number of Washington students report they’ve thought about suicide – or attempted it
Op-ed: Let’s raise the miminum wage for everybody to $15 an hour, this businessman says

Sen. Rivers: Lawmakers ‘very close’ to education deal

The Daily News
Jobless rate at lowest level seen in almost 18 years
Opinion: State needs levy equalization

Federal Way Mirror
Black Student Union’s Save Our Streets sparks dialogue to reunite community

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Without a hospital district, Orcas will lose UW Medicine
Suspicious note creates ferry delays
San Juan Island School District 6th graders to move to middle school

Kirkland Reporter
Local leaders give update on affordable housing (McBride)

Kitsap Daily News
Sweat and hard work may no longer be enough to own a home

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Chimacum rushing into emergency service
Second special session begins in Olympia (Sullivan)
President Trump’s budget reveals his major priorities: Here are the highlights
Op-ed: Legislature must end reliance on special sessions

News Tribune (subscription required)
Tacoma school locked down after shots fired. Turns out to be a nearby accidental shooting

Olympian (subscription required)
Editorial: Trial of men shot by police ends with some clarity

Redmond Reporter
City of Redmond planning director announces retirement

Seattle Times (subscription required)
No to highlighters, yes to flash cards: new book explores science of learning
No agreement yet: Washington Legislature goes into second special session
Editorial: Attacking the First Amendment with mask bill is wrong and a waste of legislators’ time
Ranker: Legislators, let’s teach our children the value of compromise

Seattle Weekly
A Divided Legislature Pushes Into Second Special Session (Robinson)
Eyman Calls AG’s Lawsuit Over Finances Politically Motivated
Trump Administration Backs Down on Sanctuary City Bluster. King County Says It’s About Time

Spokesman Review
Washington Legislature’s first special session ends, second starts
Hundreds bring fears of Airway Heights water contamination to meeting with Fairchild officials
McMorris Rodgers: Trump budget ‘just a proposal’
Washington Congress members worry Trump budget would cut Hanford cleanup
Legal fight erupts after five from India caught entering U.S. to avoid Trump immigration bans
Worker who lost arm in accident tells teens to know their rights, demand safety training
Shawn Vestal: Legislature collects another F over school funding
Guest Opinion: State should bolster civil legal aid
Editorial: Ag industry winces at tough talk

Wenatchee World (subscription required)
Chumstick fire threatens homes


New ferry goes into emergency service Wednesday for Bremerton-Seattle route
Environmental groups sue to prevent logging near Wallace Falls State Park

Legislature begins 2nd special session in search of a deal

Opioid Epidemic Leads To Jump In Hepatitis C Cases In Young People

She just wanted a home. That meant trusting her foster parents
Ask a Trump voter: Six voters explain themselves
Why Colleges Already Face Race-Related Challenges In Serving Future Students
Study: To Mitigate Problem Predators, Give Wolves More Space, Tolerance
43 Percent Of Children Who Died From Car Crashes Were Improperly Restrained
How poverty looks different in Seattle’s suburbs (KIRO Radio)
Tackling Snohomish County’s heroin epidemic requires funding that doesn’t exist
Gov. Jay Inslee demands lawmakers ‘buckle down’ in special session
State senator wants to un-mask protesters

NW Public Radio
Continuing Budget Stalemate In Olympia Leads To Second Overtime Session
Study: To Mitigate Problem Predators, Give Wolves More Space, Tolerance

Q13 TV (FOX)
Amid opioid crisis, heroin dealers playing ‘Russian roulette’
City of Tacoma deploys ‘rapid resources’, including toilets and fresh water, in homeless camp
Second special legislative session begins, with no compromise on state budget in sight (Ranker)


Herbold Wants Closed Captioning for Seattle Channel

President’s budget would harm Washingtonians, leave state on the hook for massive costs

Seattle P.I.
State nurses ready to ditch program after 12 raise-less years

Why Trump’s poor-hating budget is not crazy, but normal

Tuesday, May 23


Associated Press
Washington lawmaker introduces bill to ban masks in public
Seattle city council passes ordinance on recording police
Crews clear Seattle homeless camp ahead of light rail work
Boat patrols set for summer in Washington state
Islamic State claims concert bombing; children among 22 dead
Washington loses legal fight, might pay up to $2 billion to save salmon

Aberdeen Daily World
Quinault Nation offers tour of tribal salmon habitat projects
Ninth Circuit rejects state’s position on salmon habitat case

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Unmask those protesters, says lawmaker angered by May Day damage   (Jinkins, Goodman)

The Daily News
County Commissioners to give just under $900,000 to Community House and send mental health tax back to voters
Legislators get raise: Will they earn it?

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Cuts continue as Boeing issues more layoff notices
Plenty to do: Lawmakers ready for another special session (Robinson, Hobbs)
Former naval commander’s effort gets law changed to help vets (Hobbs)
Trump urged to propose a strong Hanford budget
New law in Seattle: You can photograph and record the police

Federal Way Mirror
Federal Way loses 9 businesses in huge Sunday fire

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Southworth route down to two ferries this week

News Tribune (subscription required)
Unmask those protesters, says lawmaker angered by May Day damage (Jinkins, Goodman)
Trump wants to cut Medicaid, children’s health care

Renton Reporter
Renton and other cities reorganize task force to address rising South King County gang violence

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Seattle City Council passes historic police-accountability legislation
Using masks, hoods at protests could become crime under new bill
New leader of Washington’s community college system plans to push for more money
Podcast: Attorney General Bob Ferguson on confronting Trump, chess and his political future
McCleary roundup: No budget deal yet, but could fix arrive soon?
Seattle parent pays off $21K school-lunch debt with GoFundMe campaign
Editorial: Alaska Airlines’ commitment is a step to fulfilling Paine Field’s potential
Opinion: Easing access to contraception gives women control and possibilities (Robinson, Hobbs)
Opinion: Birth control pills are my medicine for endometriosis
Editorial: Resist rollback of net neutrality: A free society needs access to information on the internet
Opinion: Rep. McMorris Rodgers, we beg to disagree: Those with pre-existing conditions will suffer

Seattle Weekly
As Special Session Comes to a Close, Very Little Accomplished (Robinson, Sullivan, Hobbs)
Critics Say Police Reform Legislation Doesn’t Go Far Enough
Seattle Congressional Reps Keep Powder Dry On Trump Impeachment
County Prosecutor Ready to Defend Safe Drug Sites In Court

Spokesman Review
Washington Congress members worry Trump budget would cut Hanford cleanup
Spokane appeals findings, fine in Waste-to-Energy Plant investigation
Hard winter was rough on mountain roads, officials say
Idaho spring chinook fishery to close Wednesday because of weak run

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Legislature’s extra sessions discouraging (and costly)


Loophole allows illegal bear hunt involving dogs every year
Proposed bill would ban masks in public spaces

City Council unanimously passes Seattle Police reforms

Equal Pay Bill Heads To Oregon Governor’s Desk
Nearly 160 Tons Of Food Manufactured In Washington Prison Kitchen Recalled
Seattle City Council Votes To Strengthen Oversight Of Police
Mississippi State Lawmaker: Sorry For Saying Confederate Statue Removers ‘Should Be Lynched’
In Some Rural Counties, Hunger Is Rising, But Food Donations Aren’t
Justice Department Narrows Scope Of ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Executive Order
Seattle’s Zoning Law Could Be Holding Some Public Schools Back
Texas Lawmakers Revive ‘Bathroom Bill,’ OK Religious Refusal Of Adoptions

Police reforms approved in Seattle
Culvert Case Decision A ‘Win For Salmon’ In Washington
Caved-In Tunnel At Hanford Covered Over With Strong Tarp

NW Public Radio
Culvert Case Decision A ‘Win For Salmon’ In Washington
Nearly 160 Tons Of Food Manufactured In Washington Prison Kitchen Recalled
Safety Warning Issued For Solar Systems Made By Failed Company

Q13 TV (FOX)
Costs of Western State Hospital reform continue to climb


Four years in the making: more citizen oversight of Seattle cops

Council Passes “Milestone” Legislation on Police Accountability

Seattle P.I.
Connelly: Trump budget message: Don’t clean up America’s waters

State senator introduces bill to ban masks and hoods in public

Monday, May 22


Associated Press
Washington loses fight, might pay up to $2B to save salmon
Gore says Trump can’t stop climate movement
States scramble to comply with federal ID law

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
City brings some of the comforts of home to Tacoma homeless
Home-based K-12 schools becoming popular in Washington state
A county drug court beats Washington average for success

Jayne: Politics? Hyperbole? House bill gets caught in middle
In Our View: Sense Prevails on Gun Bill (Hansen)

The Daily News
Emergency shelter zoning committee completes draft proposal, calls for public comment
Norpac employees get 10% wage cut, retirement reductions
Rainier sewer plant has history of trouble

Everett Herald (subscription required)
With Alaska announcement come high hopes for Paine Field
State racks up millions in fines as inmates wait for treatment
Appeals court declines to reconsider salmon culverts case
Radioactive contamination found of clothes of Hanford worker
Plan to develop 4-mile trail in Lynnwood awaits funding
Editorial: Low-barrier housing project can be good neighbor

Federal Way Mirror
Federal Way’s Quiet and Healthy Skies Task Force to deliver report in December
Federal Way City Council officially approves New Markets Tax Credits
Walk/run seeks to ‘break the chains of human trafficking’
Federal Way City Council approves multi-family code amendments

Kirkland Reporter
King County Library System to kick off summer reading programs for kids and adults
Kid-oriented business owners raise concern about availability of large indoor spaces

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Washington loses fight, might pay up to $2B to save salmon

News Tribune (subscription required)
‘Lunch shaming’ activist erasing Tacoma school debts
This small business owner says he can’t survive a Republican plan to tax imports
Editorial: Airline overbooking stinks, but state should butt out

Olympian (subscription required)
Editorial: If lawmaker pay is going up, why not workers’ too?

Puget Sound Business Journal
Education: Steep cuts ahead in Trump budget
Healthcare: Massive Medicaid cuts coming in Trump budget

Redmond Reporter
Redmond Mayor Marchione delivers state of the city address
‘It affects our children, it affects our generation’: Local Muslims grapple with national increase in hate crimes
Park fees on new development likely to increase in 2018

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Growing number of Washington students report they’ve thought about suicide — or attempted it
Local homeless programs: performance targets for doing good?
Jerry Large: Reader opinions bubble over on Seattle’s proposed soda tax
Here’s what you’re paying lawmakers in Olympia to work overtime (Chopp, Ormsby)
Opinion: McCleary impasse: Our children deserve a solution, not an embarrassing civics lesson
Editorial: Lawmakers won’t reach a budget deal in 30 — or even 300 — more days (Chopp, Sullivan, Lytton)
Editorial: End costly limbo and repeal the death penalty

Skagit Valley Herald
Still searching for water access solutions

Spokesman Review
Legislators getting yearly raises of 2 percent, let’s hope they earn them
Gov. Jay Inslee visits Mexico as part of trade delegation
Stalks rising: Trade deals almost spoiled Washington’s asparagus industry. But, slowly, farmers made a comeback.
Dayton lost its asparagus business to the ‘War on Drugs’ but residents persevered
Anglers put the bite on Columbia River bass
Riverside State Park long-term planning begins with public meetings
Editorial: AG is undermining smart-justice reforms
Editorial: Independent probe was sorely needed

Tri-City Herald
Letter: State legislators not doing the job they were elected for

Yakima Herald Republic
Health care for Yakima Valley seniors: High demand, short supply
McCleary roundup: No budget deal yet, but could fix arrive soon?
Commentary: New department would save foster youth — and money
Editorial: Congressional health reform must include dental care
Op-ed: Senate budget is wrong approach on both sides of the Cascades (Saldana)


Hanford officials ignored own expert’s advice on tunnel safety for decades (Pollet)

Washington Special Session Winding Down With No Budget Deal  (Lytton)
Homeschooling Makes Learning Personal For Some Special Education Students
As GOP Tarries On Health Bill, Funding For Children’s Health Languishes
World Octopus Wrestling Championships Once Attracted Audience Of Thousands To Shores Of Tacoma

To understand suburban poverty, come to South King County
75 years ago, Auburn lost almost a third of its population
Seattle Mom Sues Trump To Stop Travel Ban And Bring Her Son Home
When the boss is in the headlines, office culture gets ‘weird’
Some seniors can’t afford to buy vegetables. This truck helps.

NW Public Radio
Seattle Mom Sues Trump To Stop Travel Ban And Bring Her Son Home
Washington Special Session Winding Down With No Budget Deal (Lytton)
Workers Install Plastic Covering Over Collapsed Hanford Tunnel


Lynnwood Today
Thoughts of suicide on rise at local schools, survey shows

Week in Review: End of Filing Week, New Legislation, and All Things Russian
Developers for 7 Projects Opt Into City’s Mandatory Housing Program

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