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Thursday, June 20

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Associated Press
‘Why not now?’ Lawmakers debate reparations for slavery
Seattle to open smoke shelters for ‘new normal’ summer fires
Amid urgent climate warnings, EPA gives coal a reprieve
Texas says DNA technology jeopardizes cases
May unemployment rate in Washington remains at 4.7 percent
FEMA plans flood plain revision for downtown Mount Vernon
Boeing eyes more 737 Max sales after post-crash drought
Some gender-neutral restroom signs now required in Tacoma
1 in 6 ER visits or hospital stays triggers ‘surprise’ bill 
Supreme Court will not review Washington state tobacco case
Voters in Seattle get $100 each to donate to candidates with lauded financing reform   

Aberdeen Daily World
GHC’s new programs see first graduating class
County funds homeless rent aid and low-barrier shelter study   

Auburn Reporter
On the cusp of budget shortfalls
Pacific hires new police chief
HUD distributes $40 million in housing subsidies to South King County annually
Gov. Inslee signs Stokesbary legislation that will provide funding to Carbonado, Dieringer school districts   

The Daily News
Kelso Housing Authority flooded with applicants after opening wait list 

Everett Herald (subscription required)
One-way ferry fares for vehicles could increase by about $1
Edmonds ‘back to square one’ after killing emergency connector   

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Fish and Wildlife Commission lists pinto abalone as endangered 

News Tribune (subscription required)
GOP senators flee Oregon to stop climate bill after governor warns she’ll call police 
County leader has $100K plan for immigrant defense. That would put Tacoma’s effort to shame
Editorial: Tacoma’s recycling reset worth the extra cost  

New York Times
With More Storms and Rising Seas, Which U.S. Cities Should Be Saved First?  

Olympian (subscription required)
City Council provides $1.1M for supportive housing, homeless shelter on Martin Way  

Puget Sound Business Journal
Opinion: Technology drives growth of the region’s middle market
Federal Reserve waits for more information before cutting rates   

Renton Reporter
They tried to knock them down, but the doors remain 

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Can’t pass the driver’s test in Washington? You’re not alone, study finds
EPA establishes coal-friendly rule on climate 
FBI investigating after Renton church’s Pride display vandalized 
Editorial: From toxic site to green space: New Tacoma park exemplifies civic reinvention   

Skagit Valley Herald
Busy season for state ferries starts Sunday
County hears requests for economic development grants 

Spokesman Review
Feds respond to discovery of genetically engineered wheat on Washington farm
Boeing temporarily storing 737 Max jets at Grant County International Airport 

USA Today
Coal comeback? Trump plan breathes new life into aging power plants, but critics say climate will suffer
Supreme Court upholds power of executive branch to apply sex offender law retroactively    

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Milton-Freewater schools boss will leave this month
Guest Column: Rising rent a reason for uptick in local homelessness  

Washington Post
Federal judge says census citizenship question merits more consideration in light of new evidence 

Whidbey News-Times
Letter: Dave Paul is doing great job as a state representative (Paul) 

  

Broadcast 

KING5 TV (NBC)
Snohomish County measuring impact of opioid epidemic in real-time
Senators to vote on Patty Murray bill that targets surprise medical billing
Puget Sound has ‘highest cannabis use per capita’ worldwide, wastewater study says
Most young Washington kids not in preschool, report finds
Skagit Valley College helps students of all intellectual abilities thrive
FBI investigating more vandalism at Renton LGBTQ-friendly church   

KIRO7 TV (CBS)
Month after NTSB recommended replacing Amtrak Cascades trains, they’re still running 

KOMO4 TV (ABC)
‘It’s disgusting’: Trump may redefine poverty, cut thousands off Medicaid in Washington 

KUOW FM
More Bad Buzz For Bees: Record Numbers Of Honey Bee Colonies Died Last Winter 

NW Public Radio
Joy Haro becomes the first Native American U.S. Poet Laureate
Central Washington fire District will use goats to reduce fire risk around Wenatchee
Trump Administration weakens climate plan to help coal plants stay open
More bad buzz for bees: record number of honey bee colonies died last winter
At Yakima training center, thousands of National Guard troops prepare for 2021 deployment  

Q13 TV (Fox)
Some gender-neutral restroom signs now required in Tacoma (Live TV story with AP text)
Renton church stands behind ‘Pride message’ after explosives attached to display
‘Community Court’ model gets repeat criminal offenders out of bad cycle   

  

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Crosscut
Trump limits access of board overseeing safety at Hanford site
Opinion: Who are the missing Native women and how do we find them?    

Queen Anne & Magnolia News
Committee tweaks accessory dwelling unit legislation 

Seattle P.I.
Wider center, digital signs: Improvements abound in new Sound Transit light rail cars
Report: Washington ranked 4th most fun state. But what does that mean? 

Wednesday, June 19

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Associated Press
Trump EPA close to gutting Obama rule on coal power plants
Canada reapproves Pacific coast pipeline; Inslee: ‘Alarming’
San Francisco moves closer to nation’s 1st e-cigarette ban

Aberdeen Daily World
Two days added to La Push, Neah Bay rec halibut season 

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Lummi Nation, Washington Gov. Inslee join protest of Canadian oil pipeline approval 

Columbian
In Our View: Make election security in U.S. a top priority

The Daily News
Kelso Housing Authority to open waitlist Wednesday 

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Edmonds council nixes contentious roadway project to beach
Farming with trees: food in a future with climate change
You are here: Seattle NorthCountry
Letter: Gun sales about to come to halt because of I-1639   

The Island Guardian
Mullis Center Flag Has Disappeared
Another Senior Banned From Senior Center   

Islands’ Weekly
Vote counting equipment testing in June 

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Renovations on the way to Bremerton’s Warren Avenue Playfield
DSHS report: Retsil veterans home’s response on patient’s gun endangered others  

News Tribune (subscription required)
Here’s what those new signs on some public restrooms in Tacoma mean 
California governor, lawmaker alter proposed vaccine rules  

New York Times
E.P.A. Finalizes Its Plan to Replace Obama-Era Climate Rules  

Olympian (subscription required)
Convicted rapist chokes his victim in wheelchair after court frees him, Wash. cops say  

Puget Sound Business Journal
Facebook’s Libra currency draws instant response from regulators
Finding opportunities when military bases close
Global economic growth is already slowing. The U.S. trade war is making it worse.   

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion approved; oil-tanker traffic could to soar in Northwest
Airbus racks up more orders over stricken Boeing   
White Center man convicted of rape accused of attacking victim days after his release from jail 
Airbnb use debated as Seattle City Council committee advances new backyard cottage rules
‘I was just doing my job’: Seattle’s Chinese American veterans to receive long overdue honor from U.S.
City Hall’s idea of housing on golf courses? It turns out the people made a law against that 
Op-ed: Save lives and money — invest in supportive housing for the chronically homeless 
Editorial: Skip citizenship question on census   

Skagit Valley Herald
FEMA grants Mount Vernon floodplain request
SWIFT Center cleanup begins

Snoqualmie Valley Record
Buckle up for another (likely) smoky summer 

Spokesman Review
High court to decide if secret legislative records are a ‘black hole’ or a needed balance
Spokane City Council votes to explore suing opioid makers, distributors  

Washington Post
Trump administration threatens furloughs, layoffs if Congress doesn’t let it kill personnel agency
Trump EPA finalizes rollback of key Obama climate rule that targeted coal plants
Meet the New York couple donating millions to the anti-vax movement 

Whidbey News-Times
Tokitae pole journey leads to Coupeville
Input sought on waste management plan
Fire marshal says burn ban now in effect 

  

Broadcast 

KING5 TV (NBC)
Medina eyes property tax hike amid financial trouble
Wastewater study finds Puget Sound has ‘highest cannabis use per capita’ worldwide
Washington’s greenhouse gas emissions got worse
Rep. Larsen: Confidence in aviation industry is ‘shaken’ after Boeing plane crashes
Tariffs from India take big bite out of Washington apple profits   

KOMO4 TV (ABC)
Pilots criticize Boeing for fatal flaws on its grounded Max jet 

KNKX FM
Canadian government re-approves controversial Trans Mountain pipeline expansion 

KUOW FM
Washington tribes, Inslee pan Canadian pipeline approval
Going ‘Zero Carbon’ Is All The Rage. But Will It Slow Climate Change?   

NW Public Radio
Puget sound whale watchers accused of loving endangered orcas to death
Willapa Bay oyster farmers struggle as shrimp population booms (Takko)
EPA begins removing herbicide barrels from eastern Oregon’s Wallowa Lake    

OPB 
Willapa Bay Oyster Farmers Struggle As Shrimp Population Booms (Takko) 

Q13 TV (Fox)
Life is not-so-sweet for Washington raspberry growers right now
‘Extinction is not an option’: Head of Salmon Recovery Office optimistic about recovery efforts
Tracking endangered steelhead producing answers and more questions about long-term survival 

  

Web 

Civic Skunkworks
You can Join the Fight to Restore Overtime  

Crosscut 
Canada’s Trans Mountain Pipeline is a go. What’s that mean for WA?
After measles outbreak, WA toughened its vaccine law. Could Congress do the same?
Volkswagen settlement funds to pay for WA’s newest electric buses
Opinion: The living lesson of Juneteenth   

MyNorthwest.com
Searching for Seattle’s hidden Latino history
‘McMansion’ ban, new rules for backyard cottages enter home stretch
The Boeing employee who would put his family on a 737 Max
New 737 MAX orders could be ‘breaking of the dam’ for Boeing
Dori Monson: Gary Locke wants to hide critical information on 2020 Census
Dori Monson: Thanks to sanctuary state policy, double-rapist could re-attack victim  

Queen Anne & Magnolia News
Mayor signs off on Fort Lawton redevelopment 

Slog
Want Cannabis Cafes? Washington State lawmakers say fat chance. (Kirby, Stanford) 

Tuesday, June 18

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Associated Press
Trump threatens to deport millions beginning next week
Lawmaker fined after assistant books campaign-related event (Hunt) 
As inmate suicides spike, troubling questions raised about handling of mentally ill in nation’s local jails
Boeing signs first deal for 737 Max jet since deadly crashes   

Aberdeen Daily World
Aberdeen train derailment still under investigation
Coastal recreational salmon season opens June 22 with higher coho quota   

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
State Sen. Sam Hunt fined $1,000 for violating state ethics law (Hunt, Wilson)
Olympia senator fined after assistant books campaign-related event (Hunt)  

Bothell Reporter
What’s next for Washington’s 2045 green energy goal? 

Covington-Maple Valley Reporter
What’s next for Washington’s 2045 green energy goal? 

The Daily News
Podcast: Listen to Republican legislators talk about this year’s session
Permitting process could get more difficult with update to air pollution limits
Citing fire risks, Cowlitz County starts burn ban early on June 21   

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Waterfront disconnect; Edmonds roadway stirs online outrage
Infusion of federal money propels Meadowdale Beach project
PUD customers buy up all those tiny solar energy investments
Boeing open to changing the name of grounded 737 Max
Editorial: Heed south county fire officials on fireworks ban  

Islands’ Weekly
Gov. Inslee meets with OPALCO to talk broadband, clean energy and electric ferries
Kaiser calls it quits in San Juan County  

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Task force teams up with Canada for orca solutions 

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Opioid treatment clinic to open in E. Bremerton in August 

News Tribune (subscription required)
State Sen. Sam Hunt fined $1,000 for violating state ethics law (Hunt, Hudgins) 

New York Times
Facebook Plans Global Financial System Based on Cryptocurrency
Vaccine Injury Claims Are Few and Far Between
Trump and Xi to Meet at G-20 After Stalled Trade Talks
Businesses Plead to Stop More China Tariffs. They Expect to Be Ignored.   

Olympian (subscription required)
State Sen. Sam Hunt fined $1,000 for violating state ethics law (Hunt, Wilson)
‘Boycott that question.’ Citizen query unnecessary, says chair of state Census committee (Santos)
Olympia senator fined after assistant books campaign-related event (Hunt)
Editorial: Schools make progress, but achievement gaps by race, resources slow to close    

Peninsula Daily News 
State representative tours food bank gardens (Van De Wege, Tharinger, Chapman) 

Puget Sound Business Journal
Boeing nets deal to sell 200 737 Max jets
The U.S. has its eye on Big Tech. Will criminal inquiries result?
Landlords oppose Trump plan to evict unauthorized immigrants
Businesses plead to stop more China tariffs. They expect to be ignored   

Renton Reporter
What’s next for Washington’s 2045 green energy goal?
Renton schools awarded for improvements   

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Washington lawmaker fined after political programs booked on Capitol campus (Hunt, Wilson)
Meth is back in King County, bigger than it’s been for decades 
How the 2020 Census could miss 4 million people living in America, and 1% of Washington’s population }
Op-ed: A travesty then and now: Don’t reopen Japanese American internment camps to hold Central American refugees   

Seattle Weekly
What’s next for Washington’s 2045 green energy goal? 

Skagit Valley Herald
Unions issue ‘no confidence’ votes against La Conner superintendent 

Spokesman Review
Editorial: Special representation for tribes on transit commission isn’t warranted (Riccelli) 

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
State commission will discuss Willow charter school this week
City hosts public Sleep Center discussion
Here’s how new study rates Washington on well-being of our state’s children
Editorial: Paper ballots make Washington state elections secure  

Washington Post
Trump vows mass immigrations arrests, removals of ‘millions of illegal aliens’ starting next week
Trump may be about to face his biggest test yet on the economy
Iran threatens to surpass uranium limits as tensions with the U.S. continue to grow    

Whidbey News-Times
Medicare money and swing beds to help WhidbeyHealth’s financial woes
Coupeville ferry temporarily at one boat later this month   

Yakima Herald Republic
In White Swan, even job opportunities close by can be hard to reach 

  

Broadcast 

KING5 TV (NBC)
Washington Rep. Kim Schrier pitching vaccine education bill
Most young Washington kids not in preschool, report finds
New law lets Seattle workers take paid leave after death of a child
Most young Washington kids not in preschool, report finds
Historic building in Seattle’s International District reopens as affordable housing
Generator failure that killed millions of Chinook salmon was preventable, state finds  

KOMO4 TV (ABC)
Controversial Edmonds bridge project goes to important vote Tuesday
Homelessness on the rise in Cowlitz County; some say they feel unsafe   

KUOW FM
Supreme Court Justices Split Along Unexpected Lines In 3 Cases 

Q13 TV (Fox)
Doctors pen letter insisting legal marijuana harms young adults
Boeing finds the first buyer for a 737 Max since its grounding   

  

Web 

Crosscut
Volkswagen to pay for WA’s new fleet of electric buses
‘It could be me, it could be us’: Why this researcher wants accessible cervical cancer screening
Opinion: Corporate philanthropy won’t solve Seattle’s housing crisis   

MyNorthwest.com
UW professor explains why future heatwaves could kill
Ocean viruses threaten loss of species in the Pacific Northwest
With $5.7M extra from Seattle tax, are poor people funding government?  

Queen Anne & Magnolia News
WSDOT pushes SR-99 Tunnel tolling start to fall 

Schmudget
Washington needs to ensure child population grows up strong 

Seattle P.I.
Canada approval imminent: Pipeline will bring tankers to Washington waters 

Slog
Slog AM: The Citizenship Question That Will Ruin the Census, Meth Is Booming in Washington, Facebook’s Alternative Financial System  

Monday, June 17

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Associated Press
Lummi Tribe launches effort to save southern resident orcas
CEO: Boeing made mistake in handling warning-system problem
High court avoids new case over same-sex wedding cake
Governor to test drive first all-electric school bus today in Tacoma
Spokane leaders say state rent control law should be changed (Ormsby)
Yakima City Council to consider solar energy agreement
North Dakota: Feds should stop Washington state’s rail rules

Aberdeen Daily World
Train derails Saturday in Aberdeen
Lincoln Elementary overhaul pushed back a year

Arlington Times
Lakewood goes to Snohomish for new superintendent

Columbian
Consensus on replacing the I-5 Bridge? (Cleveland)
In Our View: Port, proceed with caution in fossil-fuel debate
In Our View: Lawmakers have duty to heed will of the people (public records lawsuit)

Everett Herald (subscription required)
First flight of Boeing 777X delayed at least until fall
Infusion of federal money propels Meadowdale Beach project
Biggest state delegation ever is in Paris for air show (Habib)
Hanford could be resting place for carrier’s nuclear reactors
Commentary: Washington a world leader in aviation, aerospace
Commentary: Congress, take surprise out of high medical bills
Editorial: Use 6-month review to strengthen housing efforts

The Inlander
In accounting for missing and murdered Native Americans, a new report says Washington state has more work to do

The Island Guardian
OPALCO Manager Paid Over $33,000.00 A MONTH

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Niran Al-Agba: Our new vaccine law doesn’t work
Your turn: Is higher pay helping education?

News Tribune (subscription required)
Salvaging Tacoma’s recycling program to require fees and changes to what goes in the bin
When it comes to school-lunch debt in Tacoma, we’ve got to do better than GoFundMe’s
‘I can’t stay here forever.’ Disabled by a stroke, Tacoma man now lives in his Bronco
Editorial: It’s time to stop the bucket brigade. State needs funding source to prevent and fight wildfires  

New York Times
The Trade War is Taking Money From Your Wallet, and Returning Some, Too
Iran Threatens to Violate Nuclear Deal’s Limits on Uranium Enrichment
Supreme Court Won’t Rule on Clash Between Another Bakery and a Gay Couple
Can Marijuana Help Cure the Opioid Crisis?

Peninsula Daily News
State representative tours food bank gardens (Chapman, Tharinger, Van De Wege)

Puget Sound Business Journal
Groundwork is laid for opioids settlement that would touch every corner of U.S.
Desperation in the food delivery gig economy
Strong economic data eases fears of US slowdown
Opinion: Seattle homelessness crisis requires a stable solution

Seattle Times (subscription required)
‘Boycott that question’: Citizen query unnecessary, says chair of Washington state census committee
Washington lags the country in preschool and child poverty is growing, new study says
Westneat: Remember the travel ban? Nobody protests it anymore, but it’s still ripping families apart

Skagit Valley Herald
New scholarship aims to help students pursue two-year degrees
Researchers test ice probe on Mount Baker
Firefighters train to respond to wildfires

Spokesman Review
Hanford could be resting place for vessel’s nuclear reactors
Christi Armstrong: Refugees are good for our community and our economy

Tri-City Herald
Opinion:  An education road trip around Washington state

Washington Post
Supreme Court dismisses challenge to findings of racial gerrymandering in Virginia districts

Yakima Herald Republic
Editorial: Federal government must hasten Hanford cleanup

Broadcast

KIRO7 TV (CBS)
Opioid response plan approved in Thurston County
Booming anchovy population helps salmon, orcas

KUOW FM
6 THEMES TO PAY ATTENTION TO IN UPCOMING SUPREME COURT DECISIONS

Q13 TV (Fox)
Boeing CEO concedes ‘mistake’ with planes in 2 fatal crashes
Lummi Nation launches new campaign to save dwindling orca population
The Divide: Straight Pride Parade?
Measles cases in United States rise to 1,044

Web

ClarkCountyToday.com
Vancouver Public Schools officials mull supplemental local funding levy (Cleveland)

Crosscut
This three-decade mission to catalog local fish turned into a literary work of art
While airlines rake it in, catering staff at Sea-Tac airport threaten to strike

Schmudget
Low Blow: Trump proposal would increase economic hardship

Seattle P.I.
Lummi Tribe launches effort to save southern resident orcas

Friday, June 14

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Associated Press
Judge rejects federal challenge to Hanford workers comp law
Businesses showing discontent with Trump’s trade policies

Aberdeen Daily World
Transit board denies lease proposal for Aberdeen homeless mitigation site

Auburn Reporter
District on the move

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Emergency moratorium stalls project for homeless students
Lawmakers say doctored videos pose national security threat
Local tech companies give tens of millions for homeless housing
Editorial: Air Force One can’t be improved with new paint job

Island’s Weekly
Fish and Wildlife Commission lists pinto abalone as endangered

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Letter: Not giving up on the effort to keep a hospital in Bremerton (Randall)

News Tribune (subscription required)
How will light rail reach Tacoma Dome from Federal Way? City Council recommends route
Editorial: Washingtonians have spoken on keeping government open. Supreme Court must listen

New York Times
Tankers Are Attacked in Mideast, and U.S. Says Video Shows Iran Was Involved

Puget Sound Business Journal
Growth in factory jobs skips traditional hubs
Puget Sound region needs more tools for housing, experts say

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Eight U.S. senators ratchet up pressure on B.C. over mining’s effects on American rivers
Seattle unprepared for deadly heat waves made worse by global warming, researchers say

Seattle Weekly
WSF cancels ferry sailings this week and next for repairs

Skagit Valley Herald
Port completes cleanup, monitoring of airport site
Employment, hiring increases in Skagit County

Tri-City Herald
Judge rules for ill Hanford workers. State’s new worker compensation law is fair

USA Today
This Trump administration official urged scientists to ‘systematically sidestep’ climate change, emails reveal

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Letter: Make sure we all get counted in Walla Walla County

Yakima Herald Republic
DNR declares high fire danger in Yakima Valley
Editorial: Hailing a holistic approach to school truancy

Broadcast

KING5 TV (NBC)
RV campers worried by Seattle’s push to remove hazardous vehicles from city streets
Cantwell: ‘We want to use every resource that we can’ to fight wildfires
Renovated lab screens newborns for deadly disorders in Washington state

KIRO7 TV (CBS)
7 Seattle hotels sued for alleged violations of Americans With Disabilities Act
Pacific Raceways plans innovation center for electric and driverless car companies

KOMO4 TV (ABC)
Former homeless drug addict helps curb opioid crisis in Snohomish Co.
Lacey bans homeless camping but enforcement uncertain

KUOW FM
Cormorants are protected. But their poop is corroding a bridge across the Columbia River

Q13 TV (Fox)
Construction, UW graduation could cause major traffic delays this weekend
Lacey approves ban on homeless camping, but can police enforce it?
Wildfire danger unusually high for Western Washington

Web

Crosscut
Why is Seattle Public Schools canceling a successful program for Native students?
Opinion: Trump’s trade deal is good for WA farmers. Here’s why

Schmudget
Low Blow: Trump proposal would increase economic hardship