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Friday, Nov. 17


Associated Press
Republican, Democrat launch centrist group in Washington
GOP closer to big win with House tax vote; Senate unclear

Bothell Reporter
Washington state auditor: More accountability audits needed for state agencies

In Our View: Let’s Lead on Clean Energy

The Daily News
After bond failure, school board considers hiring polling outfit

Everett Herald (subscription required)
A Democrat and ex-Republican team up to end two-party politics
Gerson: When lies become routine, corruption follows
Boeing earns top marks for LGBTQ workplace policies
Letter by AG Ferguson: Taxpayers are not on the hook for state’s suits against Trump

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Islanders testify at refinery hearing
Navigating Orcas with a disability

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Former inmate gets second chance from state Supreme Court
Rolfes named to lead Senate budget committee (Rolfes)

News Tribune (subscription required)
Future of Washington net-pen farming in jeopardy after Atlantic salmon ‘disaster’
A pregnant, epileptic worker was fired by the state health exchange, her lawsuit says
Editorial: Local cities just say no to lighting up

New York Times
House passes $1.5 trillion tax cut in a vast overhaul
Bill signals top tax priority of GOP: help corporations
Al Franken is accused of forcibly kissing and groping
A $4 billion Plan B to deal with North Korean missiles
Keystone Pipeline leaks 210,000 gallons of oil in South Dakota

Olympian (subscription required)
Program with Confederate flag is a ‘longstanding tradition’ at Tumwater school
Editorial: Confederate flag is emblem of treason

Peninsula Daily News
Local legislators to host town halls on Peninsula in December (Van De Wege, Chapman, Tharinger)

Puget Sound Business Journal
The Price of Homelessness: The Seattle area spends more than $1 billion a year on this humanitarian crisis
Washington state’s homelessness crisis continues to grow
Seattle’s homelessness crisis is a symptom of the failure of other systems
Editor’s Notebook: Tracking the price of homelessness is the only way to solve the crisis

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Lawyer who wanted to work at Union Gospel Mission sues after it rejected him for being bisexual
FYI Guy: Seattle hits record high for income inequality, now rivals San Francisco
Here’s how Washington’s U.S. House members voted on the Republican tax bill
Editorial: Tax plan shouldn’t ax affordable housing
Opinion: A mileage tax is an invasion of your privacy and wallet
Opinion: Seattle’s progressive income tax must be allowed to stand

USA Today
Republican tax overhaul clears the House, but Senate passage could prove to be the real test
Cybersecurity czar: White House must compromise with Congress on surveillance
Americans agree sexual harassment is a problem. They just don’t always agree on what it is  

Washington Post
GOP tax plan, already facing a Senate battle, also isn’t popular with many voters
Keystone pipeline spills 210,000 gallons of oil on eve of permitting decision for TransCanada
Government analysis shows House tax bill would increase the cost of college by $71 billion over a decade

Yakima Herald Republic
On the rise: Yakima County shows above-average income growth
More than 150 Washington children to be adopted as a part of National Adoption Day
Editorial: Keep getting the word out about changes in health care


WSP: More than 5,000 stopped for violating new distracted driving law
Council committee approves Seattle Center arena MOU; full approval likely
Man accused of threatening to kill Seattle churchgoers

Ex-inmate wins appeal to be allowed to take state bar exam

Man arrested after threats against Seattle church to ‘kill you all’, AR-15 seized
State Patrol busts more than 180 HOV lane cheaters in 3 days

Legislators want answers – and maybe a ban – on Atlantic salmon farms (Blake, Ranker)
Should wealthy PTAs have to share funds with poorer schools?
Public health to oversee King County youth detention
Supreme Court Gives Honors Law Graduate With Criminal Past Second Chance
What does it mean for a university to offer sanctuary?

NW Public Radio
Olympia Seeks Answers – And Maybe A Ban – On Atlantic Salmon Farms
Washington Highway Renamed To Honor Freeman High School Shooting Victim
Who’s Watching Hanford? EPA Presence Dwindling
Women See ‘Surge’ Opportunity To Address Sexual Harassment At State Capitol

Q13 TV (FOX)
Man arrested, AR-15 rifle seized after he allegedly threatened to ‘kill you all’ at Seattle church
How much buys happiness in Western Washington?


Seattle P.I.
Connelly: Washington lawmakers tell Trump — elephant trophies not welcome

Why we’re petitioning Seattle’s federal court to unseal electronic surveillence orders
SPD arrested a man and seized an AR-15 after he allegedly threatened a church
Surprise, surprise. The Keystone Pipeline sprung a leak.
State Supreme Court rules that formerly incarcerated Seattle U grad has the “moral character” to take the bar

Thursday, Nov. 16


Associated Press
1st GOP senator opposes tax bill in early sign of problems
AP exclusive: U.S. scientists try first gene editing in the body
Environmental group sues for records of wolf killings
Supreme Court: There’s more work to do on education funding
Federal “extreme vetting” plan castigated by tech experts

Bothell Reporter
Bothell City Council approves purchase of Wayne Golf Course Front 9

Officials agree there’s more to be done on funding education (Stonier)
Sen. Annette Cleveland gets a new chair appointment under the new Senate majority  (Cleveland)

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Cassie Franklin becomes Everett’s first woman mayor
Dems say GOP tax plan doesn’t add up for everyone
State is close but still not compliant in school-funding case (Rolfes, Sullivan)
Sessions targets more ‘sanctuary cities’
Washington justices: Immigration status usually inadmissible
Dwindling immigration stresses tree-fruit industry
Milbank: A brief history of Donald Trump Jr.’s dumb decisions
Editorial: Senate Republicans make bigger mess of tax bill
Letter: Opposition to methadone clinic fuels more addiction

Federal Way Mirror
District 30 Rep. Reeves receives Legislator of the Year Award for Veterans work

The Inlander
Clearing the Field (Ricceli, Billig)

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Washington’s exchange for ACA plans shows increased traffic during first week of enrollment

News Tribune (subscription required)
Washington Supreme Court says state not done yet with McCleary education order (Rolfes)
Anonymous source comes forward to detail past harassment complaints as Senate makes changes
Tax writers, including DelBene, to benefit from estate tax changes, but she voted against plan
Secrecy surrounds sexual harassment settlements in Congress

New York Times
G.O.P. Senator rejects tax bill, and other may be close behind
House is poised to pass tax bill in step toward overhaul
Republicans may use cuts in entitlement programs to reduce deficit
5 lessons Seattle can teach other cities about Amazon

Olympian (subscription required)
Opinion: Toast for dinner? Senior malnutrition: a silent epidemic
Editorial: A better way for Bill Gates to fix schools

Puget Sound Business Journal
Seattle makes AAA’s list for the worst Thanksgiving holiday traffic
NYT: Amazon sellers brood as states come calling for taxes
GOP tax plan would kill thousands of planned affordable housing units in Washington state

Redmond Reporter
Conservationists: Why you should care about fish pens
Tesla STEM’s Schools Under 2C program exceeds expectations

Seattle Times (subscription required)
King County Council chairman accuses Trump administration of ‘bullying’ sanctuary jurisdictions
Residents fight Seattle rules allowing apartment developers to forgo parking
Washington state senator says he’ll file bill to ban Atlantic salmon farming (Ranker)
NYT: Self-driving trucks may be closer than they appear
McCleary 101: The ins and outs of Washington’s landmark school-funding case
Lawmakers aren’t moving fast enough to boost education spending, Washington Supreme Court rules (Rolfes)
Large: Bill Gates just gave us 50 million ways to re-think the human brain
Opinion: #MeAt14: Children do not consent to sex — end of discussion
Editorial: Close, but state still not fully funding K-12 education

Skagit Valley Herald
Swinomish Tribe celebrates new addiction treatment center

Snoqualmie-Valley Record
School board moves ahead with levy plans, finds funding for 40 teachers to expand programming, reduce class sizes

Spokesman Review
Washington Supreme Court rules that Legislature not yet done on reforming public schools
Portion of U.S. Highway 27 to be named Sam Strahan Memorial Highway
Spokane Public Schools prepares to ask voters for levy in February
Grandmother steps up to improve marrow registry; legislation planned
Community members question school district decision on sex education curriculum
Blessings Under the Bridge struggling after deal with city falls through
Portion of U.S. Highway 27 to be named Sam Strahan Memorial Highway

Tri-City Herald
DOE proposes faster ways to treat Hanford waste. Will it meet state standards?
Our Voice: Be watchful of Seattle’s income tax

USA Today
Senators make bipartisan breakthrough on background check bill
House poised to vote on GOP tax overhaul
Lawmakers push for tougher sexual harassment standards

Washington Post
Senate bill would cut taxes for millionaires but hike them for the poor, working class, report shows
Gun-control rivals team up on bill to fix background-check database

Wenatchee World
DNR seeks funding for Forest Health Plan
Council extends wireless moratorium

Yakima Herald Republic
1st GOP senator opposes tax bill in early sign of problems
Editorial: If legislators take harassment seriously, they’ll take this vote


Atlanta frontrunner for Amazon’s second HQ, analysis finds
New Elway Poll finds strong Democratic advantage ahead of 2018

Committee OKs more anti-harassment training for senators

Trump administration warns King County, 29 sanctuary cities they could lose federal funds

Q13 TV (FOX)
Seattle mayor, mayor-elect both denounce DOJ letter ‘threatening’ city over sanctuary status


Court says Legislature isn’t done on McCleary. So what now? (Dhingra, Rolfes)
Sessions sends warning to Seattle, King County on immigration policy
Ex-inmate now ‘brilliant’ student fights to practice law
Chokepoints: Seattle sacrifices two lanes for new streetcar
Justice Department sends warning letter to Seattle

Supreme Court’s McCleary Decision Shows that Lawmakers Should Clean Up Tax Code to Invest in Schools

Seattle P.I.
Connelly: Senate panel votes to create ‘oil field’ in Arctic refuge

Justice Department sent warnings to King County and Seattle over “Sanctuary” policies
Should a law grad with a criminal record be allowed to take the bar exam?
Obamacare continues to surge like nobody’s business
Op-ed: The reckoning must also come for Democrats

Washington State Wire
Supreme Court rules state not on track to meet McCleary deadline
Update on DUI convictions, forensic phlebotomy, and illegal firearm sales legislation
Agnes Kirk reviews cybersecurity concerns in Washington
Reeves receives “Legislator of the Year” for veterans work (Reeves)

Wednesday, Nov. 15


Associated Press
‘Obamacare’ sign-ups about 45 pct ahead of last year’s pace
Washington justices: Immigration status usually inadmissible
County settles ACLU lawsuit over teen solitary confinement
State to pay $4M to settle suit over girl living in squalor
Obama health mandate now target of GOP in big tax bill
More permits denied for Washington state coal terminal
Northern California gunman kills 4, wounds 10 in rampage

Aberdeen Daily World
Hoquiam and Aberdeen mayors in spat over combining efforts
Hoquiam Council to review shorelines permit fee structure
ACLU and county settle suit over juvenile detention isolation

The Daily News
Herrera Beutler leaning toward voting for GOP tax bill
Key shoreline permits for coal dock denied
Port cuts property taxes again

Everett Herald (subscription required)
In this ‘voter intent’ state, even problematic ballots matter
Boeing plans to hold job fair in Everett
After years of cuts, Snohomish Health District plans to hire
Bloomberg: Lobbyists push to get rid of warning labels on products
WaPo: 6.3 million in US are 90 days late on auto loan payments
Singletary: Don’t get paralyzed by open enrollment — just do it

Journal of the San Juan Islands
School celebrates bond and levy success
High winds sweep through San Juan County
Letter: Property taxes and us voters
Letter: Orcas School union in negotiations

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
State gives final approval for Harrison hospital relocation

News Tribune (subscription required)
Why did state psychiatric officials nearly release accused murderer near school, senator asks

New York Times
Senate to use tax plan to repeal health care mandate
Sessions denies lying about Russia contacts
Every tax cut and tax increase in the House G.O.P. bill and what it would cost
Pentagon approves gender-reassignment surgery for service member

Olympian (subscription required)
Editorial: ‘Tax reform’ is more than a tax cut

Puget Sound Business Journal
NYT: What you need to know about the new ID law and travel

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Should a jury know a person’s immigration status? Washington’s high court says no with groundbreaking rule
Seattle City Council rejects business tax for homeless
Latest scorecard shows Seattle schools’ equity problems persist
Washington Senate committee OKs more anti-harassment training for state legislators (Nelson)
Editorial: Do not doubt the victims of sexual abuse

Skagit Valley Herald
Letter: Wrong approach to saving salmon

Snoqualmie-Valley Record
State Patrol IDs North Bend area as preferred site for new weigh station; city, residents object at Nov. 7 town hall meeting (Mullet)

Spokesman Review
Spokane’s 2018 budget delayed by City Council over concerns in Public Works division
Spokane police chief, ombudsman say they want to rewrite use-of-force policy
Strengths, weaknesses identified in Spokane special education programs
Spokane city planners to detail ideas for keeping housing affordable
Avista agrees to buy power from Spokane’s trash incinerator for 5 more years
Phosphorus pollution flowing into Lake Coeur d’Alene has doubled since 1990s

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
Triangle task force will discuss schedule changes next month
Election Day victories bring change to state, county efforts (Nelson, Dhingra)

Washington Post
‘It’s grotesque’: Justice Dept. veterans recoil at idea of another special counsel
Senate GOP changes tax bill to add Obamacare mandate repeal
Zimbabwe’s military takes control of country and detains President Mugabe
House passes nearly $700 billion defense authorization bill

Whidbey News-Times
WhidbeyHealth rolls out new medical equipment
More homeless seek to get out of wet and windy weather
City awards $250K in lodging taxes
County seeking public input on draft plan for Freeland transition
Housing stakeholders discuss community needs

Yakima Herald Republic
Thousands of drivers get warnings for using electronics; state’s DUI-E law starts in January
Dwindling immigration stresses tree-fruit industry
Who is graduating from community college? More students than you might think
Editorial: An experiment could affect how motorists pay for roads


Washington’s child sex trafficking victims sometimes punished as criminals
Some PTAs pitching in for teachers’ salaries
Seattle Center arena amended deal vote Thursday
Key shoreline permits for Washington coal terminal denied

State Patrol: Suspect detained after brandishing gun aboard Mukilteo ferry

After Sexual Harassment Accusations, Congress Moves Toward Mandatory Training
Why King County no longer prosecutes kids who beat their parents

NW Public Radio
Economic Woes Linger In Oregon Communities Scarred By Wildfire
Federal Climate Change Report Cites Urgency In Emissions Reductions
Partially Collapsed Hanford Tunnel Filled, But Concerns And Cleanup Work Remain


Opinion: If we can’t stop gun violence, we can plan for it

Seattle P.I.
Connelly: Australians back same-sex marriage in landslide vote
Connelly: Election 2017 signals shift to ‘greener’ Democratic state Senate (Billig, Carlyle, Dhingra, Frockt, Hasegawa, Hobbs, Keiser, Nelson, Palumbo, Pedersen, Rolfes)

Benton County doesn’t that stinky, nasty weed anywhere nearby
Today in mass shootings: Five dead in northern California

Washington State Wire
Democrats appoint committee chairmanships following switch of Senate control (Nelson)

Tuesday, Nov. 14


Associated Press
Southeast Washington’s Benton County to vote on pot-production ban
Partisan divide grows in US states, with mixed results (Fitzgibbon)
Trump barges into tax debate, seeks deeper cut for wealthy
Half of US adults have high blood pressure in new guidelines
The Latest: Sessions doesn’t recall talk with Carter Page
Sessions defends himself to Congress, says he never lied
Hanford workers finish stabilizing collapsed tunnel
Prosecutor declines charges against former Shelton officers
Analysis says Senate bill would hike taxes for 13.8 million

Aberdeen Daily World
County approves $20,000 in funds for visitor center
New superintendents in Aberdeen, Hoquiam bring high hopes for area schools
Oped: State’s idea for ‘trophy’ area strikes out with hunters

Bainbridge Island Review
Rolfes selected to chair Senate budget committee (Rolfes)

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Some Snohomish County lawmakers given new responsibilities (Hobbs, Chase, Liias, McCoy)
Updated election results for Snohomish County
Harrop: Selling our wildlife birthright for a paltry return
Editorial: Don’t cut Verlot payphones’ 911 lifeline
Letter: Tax increases by Democrats in Legislature could backfire

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Find solution after Life Care closure | Guest Column
Local business win in “Launch San Juan Island”
Katie Loring appointed judge for San Juan County Superior Court

Kitsap Daily News
Opinion: Get ready for power shift in Senate | Jerry Cornfield (Dhingra)

News Tribune (subscription required)
Environmentalists cheering change that would limit growth of current Tideflats businesses
Two Shelton officers fired, but won’t face criminal charges after beating homeless man
Western Union must refund $586 million to people it helped scam. Are you one of them?
Editorial: More affordable housing near TCC is a smart investment

New York Times
Appeals court partly reinstates Trump’s new travel ban
Sessions says he doesn’t recall talk of Russia contacts
Justice Dept. to weigh inquiry into Clinton foundation
Trump shatters norms by pressing for Clinton inquiry
Harassed on Capitol Hill: ‘My boss told me I was hot’
Half in U.S. have high blood pressure under new criteria

Puget Sound Business Journal
US crude output set to rocket, says IEA
Boeing lands $1.3B order with Ethiopian Airlines
US plan to roll back Dodd-Frank wins bipartisan backers

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Seattle council approves tax on Airbnb, other short-term rentals
A fresh — and expanded — view of community colleges shows they’re doing better than many thought
Girl Scouts turning into robot scientists with Seattle-area boost from Google
Seattle City Council approves reform-driven labor deal with police managers
Bill Gates joins the fight against Alzheimer’s — and it’s personal
Editorial: Ireland comes knocking at Seattle’s door
Opinion: Where is the #MeToo for sexual harassment against immigrant workers?

Seattle Weekly
A Shake-Up in the Chihuly Suit Sends Anne Bremner Packing

Skagit Valley Herald
Swan hotline open for the season

Spokesman Review
Billig named to No. 2 leadership post in Senate
Washington pushing ahead on ways to cut carbon emissions, Inslee says
WSU nursing school preps students for mass shooting scenarios
Spokane’s 2018 budget delayed by City Council over concerns in Public Works division

Tri-City Herald
Future pot production could be banned next in Benton County

USA Today
Senators review president’s nuclear strike powers
Lawmakers say some in Congress are harassers

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Approval of state capital budget still means compromise

Washington Post
Sessions says he ‘told the truth’ about Russia contacts, but now recalls meeting with Trump aide
Attorney General weighs probe of Clinton Foundation, other GOP concerns
Sen. Paul makes pitch to gut Obamacare with GOP tax bill, testing party unity

Yakima Herald Republic
Hispanic students are making improvements in the classroom
Benton County considers emergency ban of pot production and processing
A fresh — and expanded — view of community colleges shows they’re doing better than many thought
Hanford’s budget worries: DOE says no significant increases, while advisory committee says more is needed


Record-setting year for female political candidates (Dhingra)

Microsoft pledges to cut carbon emissions by 75 percent despite growth

NW Public Radio
Compliance With Toughened Distracted Driving Law Needs Improvement
Washington, Oregon Join North American Climate Change Agreement
Washington Settles Lawsuit Of Lake Stevens Girl Agency Failed To Protect From ‘Squalid Conditions’

Q13 TV (FOX)
Can I afford to live here? Homebuyers look farther out to break into hot housing market
John Urquhart concedes election, saying there will be ‘new sheriff in town’


Where have all Puget Sound’s orcas gone?
West’s future looks gloomy in new Climate Change report
Who Durkan chose for her transition — and what it may mean

Seattle P.I.
Connelly: New poll finds Seattle optimistic about growth, with raw edges

Nike will allow overseas factory inspections, thanks to UW group

Washington State Wire
Washington’s Economic Climate Study shows 2016 improvement
Senate Ways and Means Committee: IFS Waiver program review

Monday, Nov. 13


Associated Press
Trump barges into tax debate, seeks deeper cut for wealthy
Trump calls Putin sincere, ex-US intelligence heads ‘hacks’
Washington state waiting for Trump’s US Attorney nominee
Hanford board says more money needed for cleanup
Emails could provide answers at ex-state auditor’s new trial
Trump names former drug exec as new health secretary
Partisan divide grows in US states, with mixed results (Fitzgibbon)
Lawsuit seeks new recourse on for-profit college fraud

Aberdeen Daily World
Cornfield: Taking advantage of newfound power now could hurt Dems next year
Op-ed: Election results across country a warning sign for GOP
Op-ed: Trump uses patriotism to justify hate
Op-ed: You never forget; veterans can never forget

In Our View: Democrats Face Big Job (Dhingra)

Everett Herald (subscription required)
State senator from Maltby honored by Associated General Contractors (Palumbo)
Robinson: Voters sent a clear message in Tuesday’s elections
Commentary: Funds set for tech education but partnerships needed
Commentary: Work to fight veteran suicide starts at re-entry
Editorial: Slap-dash tax reform goes all in for corporations

Federal Way Mirror
Federal Way woman seeks to fill every hungry belly in school district

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Letter: Shame on you, CenturyLink

Kirkland Reporter
Incumbents, Sage and Dhingra continue to lead in election

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Harrison earns B grade for patient safety
Bremerton School District needs $4 million more to demolish old school

News Tribune (subscription required)
Unless you want a DUI, maybe that jazz cigarette should wait until you get home
Legislators to introduce bill that would limit donations to all port campaigns (Wylie, Stonier)
Five lawmakers to watch as Senate begins tax bill debate
Why the Democratic dream of a construction budget is still in flux despite new majority (Frockt)
Driscoll: It’s time to stop ignoring racist acts, like the flying of a ‘white lives banner’ in Tacoma
Company wants to dig 90,000 tons of coal per year at currently idled King County mine
Editorial: 2017 election reflections – congrats and mixed feelings
Opinion: Tacoma must press pause on fossil fuel industry

New York Times
N.S.A. struggles to recover after huge breach of spying tools
Iran-Iraq earthquake kills more than 400
Trump lauds ‘great relationship’ with Duterte in Manila
Trump’s pick for health post is drug company executive

Olympian (subscription required)
Dr. Wood: Opioid crisis requires communitywide response
Editorial: Military needs to help gun control
Editorial: Memo to statehouse Democrats: Do no harm (Hunt, Chopp)

Puget Sound Business Journal
Mayor-elect Jenny Durkan taps government, housing and transit vets for transition team
EXCLUSIVE: Boeing overhauls supply chain management with big reorganization

Redmond Reporter
Englund concedes in 45th Legislative District race

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Seattle’s next mayor, Jenny Durkan, names full transition team, deputy mayors
Boeing wins big 787 deal at Dubai Air Show, delivering surprising early blow to Airbus
Salmon-farming operations face protests, occupations in B.C., legislative scrutiny in Washington state
A Washington county that went for Trump is shaken as immigrant neighbors start disappearing
Seattle-based Alaska crab fleet alerted to new hazard: They’re carrying heavier pots
Former Washington state auditor Troy Kelley faces 2nd trial on theft, money-laundering charges
A close look at black students in South King County reveals rich diversity, and desire for better education
Groundbreaking option in Washington state could let dementia patients refuse spoon-feeding
Are mass killers mentally ill? Usually not, researchers say
Editorial: Trump’s opioid declaration is meaningless without treatment dollars
Opinion: Deporting Dreamers is as cruel and unusual as it gets
Opinion: For combat veterans, coming home can be the toughest battle
Editorial: Gun laws make America safer
Opinion: Fund beleaguered Auditor’s office and let it fully resume watchdog role
Opinion: College campuses are vital for critical conversations

Seattle Weekly
How Will Teresa Mosqueda Change the Seattle City Council?
Housing Authority Purchases Redmond Mobile Home Park, Saves Seniors
Kent to Rededicate the Robert E. Lee Memorial Building
Money On the Table for a Safe Drug Consumption Site in Seattle
Residents of SeaTac Mobile Home Park Make Plans to Acquire Land

Spokesman Review
Getting There: City floats plan to phase parking lots out of downtown
Defeat of Spokane Valley incumbents may limit city council’s debate of issues in state, federal jurisdiction
Opposition to Proposition 2 grew in precincts farthest from downtown rail lines
Spokane police chief, ombudsman say they want to rewrite use-of-force policy
Spin Control: We need a better policy to fight sexual harassment, women tell top lawmakers
Editorial: New way to finance roads needed

USA Today
Bill Gates made a big, $50m investment to fight Alzheimer’s
Trump picks former pharmaceutical exec Alex Azar as his next Health secretary
Abortion issue returns to Supreme Court
Trump touts ‘great relationship’ with Philippine Pres. Duterte
Army lifts ban on recruits with mental health history

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Democratic majority shouldn’t alter education funding plan

Washington Post
Trump picks Alex Azar to lead Health and Human Services
Supreme Court to hear case on free-speech rights of antiabortion counseling centers
Death toll spikes to more than 400 after powerful quake on Iran-Iraq border
Trump makes late push for GOP tax bills to gut Obamacare
Hate crimes in the United States increased last year, FBI says
Fossil fuel emissions will reach an all-time high in 2017, scientists say – dashing hopes of progress

Wenatchee World
NCW assessors: The McCleary tax is coming

Whidbey News-Times
Whidbey sailors’ clothing, toiletry drive exceeds all expectations

Yakima Herald Republic
Still silenced: Sexual harassment 
of farm workers 
rarely makes headlines


NW Public Radio
Former Washington Auditor Once Again On Trial For Money Laundering
Nike Agrees To Factory Inspections In New UW Contract
Strict Limits On Vacation Rentals Find Favor With Oregon Coast Voters
Washington GOP Rep. Dan Newhouse Urges Passage Of DACA Bill By Congress
Yakama Tribe Speaks Out After Columbia River Pollution


Opinion: Want police to de-escalate situations? Support this
Take-it-or-leave-it contract spotlights police unions’ power
More growth coming to Seattle. Will it mean cheaper housing?

Seattle P.I.
Connelly: Two state Republicans — Pass DACA so young immigrants can stay
Connelly: Seattle business sends blistering letter to Council–no head tax

King County needs more resources to address labor trafficking, report finds

The Stand
The #MeToo power shift must be sustained

Washington State Wire
Inslee looks to expand apprenticeship programs in Washington
AGO wins unanimous appeals court decision in Freedom Foundation campaign finance case
Number of new enrollees and customer interest is up in first week of open enrollment
Statement from House Speaker Frank Chopp on election results

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