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Friday, April 28

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Associated Press
Immigrants plan May Day rallies buoyed by Trump opposition
New report says Spokane spends $1M on cops in schools
Methamphetamine a rising cause of drug overdoses
New population of invasive green crabs found in Washington
Robots called a solution to a growing apple-picker shortage
Inslee signs bill regulating free marijuana lockboxes
The Latest: Bill to avert shutdown for 1 week clears House
Wisconsin plan seeks to cut achievement gap in half

Aberdeen Daily World
State Auditor report: Former secretary defrauded Lake Quinault School District 

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
A free lock box with your pot purchase? New state law means some stores could be handing out safes
Op-ed:  Helping to save lives through education, awareness and empowerment of mental illness

The Daily News
EDITORIAL: Feuding lawmakers need to end drama for sake of Washington students
Several climate marches and events planned Saturday

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Dems happy over GOP-sponsored bill to increase ballot boxes (Hudgins)
Panel considers pay raises for governor, lawmakers, judges
Government shutdown: GOP backs away from Obamacare push
Editorial: New laws, more troopers on road will save lives

Kirkland Reporter
Rep. DelBene meets with Veterans Advisory Board
Housing forum held at Kirkland City Hall

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Congress passes short-term funding bill to avoid government shutdown

News Tribune (subscription required)
Capitol Happy Hour: Welcome to special session. (What is that?)
A free lock box with your pot purchase? New state law means some stores could be handing out safes
Lawmakers want UW to stop using live pigs to train paramedics. ‘We need to be more considerate’ (Appleton, Farrell, Peterson, Clibborn, Ryu, McBride, Fitzgibbon, Gregerson)
Editorial: No excuse for browbeating by Gig Harbor Rep. Jesse Young

New York Times
In Blow to Trump, Repeal of Health Law Fails Again

Olympian (subscription required)
Republicans back down from health-care push, clearing way for government to stay open
Editorial: Rep. Young may seize mantle from ex-Sen. Roach

Puget Sound Business Journal
Observations: Land use in the Puget Sound region needs expert review
Opinion: Legislature must invest in disadvantaged students

Queen Anne Magnolia News
Special session starts (Carlyle, Tarleton)

Renton Reporter
Council authorizes $4 million for new community center

Seattle Times (subscription required)
A disaster years in the making
Here’s how Sound Transit plans to roll out ‘one of most ambitious transit expansions’ U.S. has ever seen
Trump won’t get House OK of health bill before his 100th day
Anti-Trump sentiment could intensify Seattle May Day activism
McCleary roundup: ‘At least legislators are sort of working’
Opinion: Proposed budget cuts, rules won’t help homeless youth

Seattle Weekly
Next Up For Anti-Pipeline Activists: JP Morgan Chase
Meet the Brash and Brilliant Lawyer Who Won’t Leave Ed Murray Alone
The Debate Over How to Spend Soda Tax Money
Soda Tax Will Include Diet Products Because Equity, Say Mayor and Councilmembers
Murray Now Has 10 Challengers. Will He Get Any More?

Skagit Valley Herald
Bacterial pollution closing part of Swinomish shellfish harvest area

Spokesman Review
Shawn Vestal: Racist truck sign honors shameful history
Padden, Ferguson at odds over immigration advice
New Washington laws legalize industrial hemp, require inspections for marijuana edibles
Washington senators urge caution on Trump’s order on national monuments
Editorial: Perdue offers hope for farming issues in Trump administration

Vancouver Business Journal
Dept. of Ecology moving Vancouver field office
Movement pushes local, American Grown flowers
Vancouver ready to celebrate small business in a big way

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Protecting dogs from inhumane tethering is welcome

Washington Post
Opinion: The GOP’s latest repeal effort just collapsed. The reason is simpler than you think.
After being caught in Trump’s travel ban, a Syrian family finds a place to call home
House will not vote on Affordable Care Act rewrite, smoothing way for government to stay open

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KING 5 TV (NBC)
Exposure to computers, robots boost STEM interest in young girls, UW study finds
Rising Seattle rents forcing people to leave the city

KOMO 4 TV (ABC)
A robot that picks apples? Replacing humans worries some
DOL: Bad keystroke caused Bothell man’s car tab error

KNKX FM
Once ‘Dropout Factories,’ Tacoma Schools See Record Graduation Rates
A Path Out Of Poverty: Career Training + Quality Pre K
For Some, Pre-Hospice Care Can Be A Good Alternative To Hospitals
State of Washington Doubling Its Electric Vehicle Fleet
Latest In U.S.-Canada Lumber Dispute Has Northwest Players Speculating
Austrian Trades Career As Doctor For State Patrol Trooper
Scientists Hunt Hard Evidence On How Cop Cameras Affect Behavior

KUOW FM
This dad ‘had never hugged a white man.’ Now he’s tackling race
What was the cost to people caught in the travel ban?
Seattle climate activists get confrontational in Trump era
Northwest Farmers Hoping Asparagus Will Get Growing Soon

NW Public Radio
Hopes, Suspicions Raised By Smelter Restart Talk In Wenatchee
Northwest Farmers Hoping Asparagus Will Get Growing Soon
State of Washington Doubling Its Electric Vehicle Fleet
Washington State Warns Against Illegal In-State Moving Companies
WSU Professor Says University Violated His Academic Freedom Over Wolf Comments

Q13 TV (FOX)
State budget showdown: Republicans pledge ‘it will work out’, Dems say they’re ready to compromise (Ranker)
Seattle cleaning up homeless camps along I-90
‘Drugged driving’ surpasses drunken driving among drivers killed in crashes, report finds
Diet soda added to Seattle mayor’s proposed sugary drink tax
Boeing to U.S.: Put tariffs on Canadian rival Bombardier
Are you ready? Big changes coming for Eastside commuters Monday
Sewage plant in Seattle back to normal operations

Web

Crosscut
Washington is ‘shockingly’ unprepared for a nuclear attack
Seattle should just say no to May Day riots
Sickness or safety? A new crisis for immigrants

My Edmonds News
From the Edmonds mayor: Another Edmonds win (Ortiz-Self, Clibborn, Liias)

Schmudget
Hedge funds vs. mom-and-pops: the truth about small businesses and closing the capital gains tax break

Slog
Washington’s student loan complaints shot up 732 percent over the last year, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau reports

Thursday, April 27

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Associated Press
California weighs dumping insurers and covering everyone
White House says US won’t leave NAFTA — for now
Tribes sue Coast Guard over tanker traffic’s risk to orcas
Paul Allen to donate $30M to permanent housing for homeless
Gov. Inslee lowers bar to clear prostitution convictions (Saldaña)
In tweetstorm, Trump takes aim at Democrats on spending bill
US admiral says N. Korea crisis is at worst point he’s seen

Aberdeen Daily World
Report puts value on Olympic National Park visitors
McCleary treatment facility hearing
Pollution closes shellfish harvest in six areas; other areas threatened 

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
State Patrol graduates record-large class of cadets after lawmakers approve big trooper pay raises
Free our #hashtags: Some state lawmakers want to loosen up on social media. Others fear it could go too far   (Nelson)

Columbian
High-speed rail to be focus of state study

The Daily News
Columbia River to hit flood stage again
OPINION: Income Tax Again? (Blake)
Part 2: Chaos for Monticello employees, tenants

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Supporters of Hanford Reach worried about Trump action
County shells out $2 million in grants for parks, trails
Drop-box bill should aid Democrats more than Republicans (Hudgins)
Mount Vernon lawyers, organizations ramp up immigration work
Milbank: Even the U.N. is warning not to repeal Obamacare
Editorial: Keep internet access open and equal

Kirkland Reporter
Kirkland Rotary, Boys & Girls Club hosting 13th annual Miracle League
Planning commission to make Houghton/Everest zoning recommendations to Kirkland City Council

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Tribes sue Coast Guard over tanker traffic’s risk to orcas

News Tribune (subscription required)
Free our #hashtags: Some state lawmakers want to loosen up on social media. Others fear it could go too far (Nelson)

Olympian (subscription required)
Inslee signs law to help Bethel build a new school — but other districts will have to wait

Puget Sound Business Journal
Education: Trump orders review of federal overreach in schools; profs question Gap ad
Politics: U.S. should discuss opening borders to Syrian refugees, Ivanka says

Redmond Reporter
Youngster aims to help fund brain cancer research in honor of her father

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Here’s how many vehicles will be affected by lane closures for I-5 repaving
Senate committee hearing an effort to push Dems to vote on their tax plan (Ranker)
Concern expressed as Hanford Reach is included in U.S. monument review
Billionaire Paul Allen pledges $30M toward permanent housing for Seattle’s homeless
Editorial: Water-rights ruling leaves rural Washington high and dry
Opinion: Class: Let’s define ample funding for the Legislature

Seattle Weekly
Local Workers Find Affordable Housing on Vashon Island
Voter Access Helps Democrats. So Why Is a Republican Championing It? (Hudgins)
Paul Allen to Donate $30 Million for Seattle Homeless Housing and Resource Center
Inslee Names New Department of Corrections Secretary

Spokesman Review
Generations mark World War I centennial at Washington Capitol
Inslee vetoes part of bill to help some Washington school districts find new sites
Plan by state cannabis board employee to lease land near Deer Park for marijuana facility withdrawn
Former WSU student sentenced to 12 years in federal prison on drug charges
Longtime North Central High drama teacher will take his final bows
Private landowner sues bulldozer owner for scraping road into South Hill bluff

Tri-City Herald
Governor delivers setback for Tri-City schools  (Fitzgibbon)
Our Voice: Keep state politics out of park and habitat funding process

USA Today
Freedom Caucus backs Obamacare repeal bill with new changes

Washington Post
This amendment could revive the GOP effort to reform health care. Here is its potential impact.

Wenatchee World (subscription required)
Salmon’s return to Upper Columbia not so far-fetched
State claims sex harassment in Quincy packing house
Alcoa employees seek extra leverage for restart

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KING 5 TV (NBC)
Narrows Bridge tolls remaining frozen until July 2019 (Kilduff)
Hundreds won’t graduate HS without special session action
If N. Korea launches nukes, Washington’s not allowed to have evacuation plan
Controversial Seattle homeless shelter delayed until July
Paul Allen donates $30M for Seattle homeless

KIRO 7 TV (CBS)
Seattle mayor to unveil plan to tax sugary drinks

KOMO 4 TV (ABC)
Big graduating class helps State Patrol fill vacancies

KUOW FM
Mason County schools experiences shooting scare
Blocked again: Federal judge halts Trump’s order on sanctuary cities
100 day challenge to reduce youth homelessness
Paul Allen gives Seattle $30M to house homeless

NW Public Radio
Alaska Airlines-Virgin America Merger
Austrian Trades Career As Doctor For State Patrol Trooper
Boeing Announces Earnings Amid Washington Job Cuts
Trump Order Could Affect Hanford, Cascade-Siskiyou National Monuments
Washington AG Sues Quincy Vegetable Farm For Alleged Sexual Harassment

Q13 TV (FOX)
Tacoma business to partner with homeless shelter to provide youth job training
Paul Allen to donate $30M to permanent housing for homeless in Seattle

Web

Crosscut
Tacoma mulls the fate of an immigrant prison
The immigrant’s dilemma: A trip to the doctor or stay safe at home

Slog
Seattle Times is providing PR for Boeing’s greedy execs

Wednesday, April 26

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Associated Press
Supporters of Hanford Reach worried about Trump action 
Governor signs measure expanding prison education programs 
Inslee names new corrections secretary 
Gov. Inslee lowers bar to clear prostitution convictions (Saldana)
Feds: Puget Sound clean-water campaign didn’t violate rules

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)  
Status of Hanford Reach National Monument could be challenged 

Everett Herald (subscription required)  
Inslee names new Department of Corrections secretary
EvCC’s pre-college math program gets boost from grant
Editorial: Trump should leave national monuments as they are

Federal Way Mirror 
Federal Way community honors Earth Day with walk

Kirkland Reporter 
Tom Neir announces run for Kirkland City Council

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)  
Narrows Bridge tolls remaining frozen until July 2019 (Kilduff)

News Tribune (subscription required)
Public hearing draws opposition to Northwest Detention Center 
Immigrants again on hunger strike at Northwest Detention Center, advocates say

Olympian (subscription required)  
100 years later, Washington still feels impact from World War I
Residents ask commissioners to keep marijuana operations out of rural areas
Editorial: Lawmakers need to find their spines

Puget Sound Business Journal 
Tech: GOP lawmaker behind anti-woman Reddit group

Redmond Reporter 
City accepting proposals to amend Comprehensive Plan

Renton Reporter 
Legislation aims to get drivers’ attention off their phones and back on the road (Kirby, Farrell)
Constantine unveils stronger community-centered response for youth, families in crisis
Bill proposing to increase KCLS board of trustees members awaits Governor signature. (Fitzgibbon)

Seattle Times (subscription required)  
Teacher-shortage crisis? UW researcher says it’s not that simple, and offers some fixes
Westneat: Coming out of retirement to fight Trump on monuments
Seattle officials welcome judge’s block of Trump’s sanctuary city crackdown
Inslee appoints new leader for troubled Department of Corrections
Opinion: A carbon tax is right for environment and economy
Editorial: The Affordable Care Act has been good for Washington state

Seattle Weekly
A Guide to Seattle’s New Left
It’s Time to Talk About Restorative Justice
Report: Cops in Washington Public Schools Are Untrained and Unaccountable
Federal Judge Blocks Trump Order to Defund Sanctuary Cities
Budget Deal Secures Pay Hike for State Troopers
Meet Your New Drug Czar

Skagit Valley Herald  
Stretch of Old Highway 99 to close May 1 for construction
Anacortes to begin lengthy process of cleaning up old water treatment plant

Spokesman Review
Inslee taps longtime employee to head Washington Corrections Department
To fight sex trafficking, Gov. Inslee lowers bar to clear prostitution convictions
State hopes job training will cut inmate returns to prison
Attempted murder charges can be filed up to 10 years later
Spokane County voters overwhelmingly approve sales tax for 911 services
Voters voice strong support for Spokane Public Library property tax renewal
Voters approve tax boost to fund fire services in southwestern Spokane County
Deer Park marijuana facility won’t be built, but investigation into state employee’s business ties moves forward
Chemicals found in Fairchild wells not used for drinking water
Editorial: Timing propels passage of tougher DUI law

Tri-City Herald  
Editorial: New Washington distracted driving law a necessary decision 

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber 
More than a decade in the making, new affordable housing development opens

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)  
Editorial: Legislature wisely cracks down on distracted driving 
Editorial: Work to head off wildfires worth the cost 

Washington Post 
Opinion: White House just ratcheted up threat to destroy Obamacare, Democratic aide says
House Freedom Caucus leaders back new health-care plan

Wenatchee World (subscription required) 
Voters say yes to school, hospital levies…but not in Omak

Yakima Herald Republic   
Editorial: Promising steps toward limiting wildfires 

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KING 5 TV (NBC)  
Separate Seattle from King County? Proposed bill could make it happen.

KNKX FM  
After Early Release Scandal, Inslee Appoints Agency Veteran To Lead Corrections
Oregon Bill Would Shield Sexual Assault Victims From Underage Drinking Charges
Welcome To Richland: Where White Leaders Say There Is No Racism

KUOW FM  
Reactions Mixed On New U.S. Tariffs On Canadian Lumber

NW Public Radio  
After Early Release Scandal, Inslee Appoints Agency Veteran To Lead Corrections
Reactions Mixed On New U.S. Tariffs On Canadian Lumber
Richland’s White Leaders See No Racism, Despite Reports By Minorities

Web

Crosscut 
Will the Legislature do what’s needed for foster care? (Ormsby, Kagi)

My Edmonds News 
Edmonds transportation projects get funding help from Olympia (Ortiz-Self, Liias)

Publicola
Federal Judge’s Block on Trump Could Help Seattle’s Case
Four Legal Challenges to Keep in Mind About the Income Tax

Seattle P.I. 
Connelly: Judge blocks Trump order defunding sanctuary cities
Connelly: West’s leaders burned by Trump’s forest fire budget
Washington’s marijuana sales bumped 79 percent on 4/20

Slog 
The Morning News: Seattle home prices continue climbing, WA Republican senator wants Seattle to become its own county

Tuesday, April 25

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Associated Press
Special session begins at the Washington Capitol (Sullivan)
Attorneys general: Restore guidance to aid student borrowers 
Washington firefighters to get body armor to boost safety 

Aberdeen Daily World 
No advisory vote for Gateway Center
Letter: May 4, RSVP soon (Jim Hargrove)

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)  
Millions in research at UW could be at risk in Trump budget proposal 

Columbian  
In Our View: Do Better, Legislature
Letter: Budget effectively, thoughtfully (McCleary)

The Daily News  
Baby Boomers get ready to age in place
Cowlitz tribe blesses, opens casino
Longview schools picks facilities plan
OPINION: Counties, cities need leeway on property taxes (Lytton)

Everett Herald (subscription required)  
Budget deal secures pay hike for state troopers
Robinson: Border wall crumbling as quickly as Trump’s promises
Editorial: Update city rules for taxi and ride-share services

Federal Way Mirror 
Historical Society of Federal Way to receive award
Johnson challenging Celski for council position

Journal of the San Juan Islands 
Why we march for climate
BLM seeks nominations to Monument Advisory Committee

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)  
Special session begins at state Capitol (Sullivan)

News Tribune (subscription required)  
No toll hike through 2019? Lawmakers approve plan to freeze tolls on Tacoma Narrows Bridge (Kilduff)
Science takes a back seat in Trump’s first 100 days

New York Times 
Opinion: What Trump’s Budget Means for the Filet-O-Fish

Olympian (subscription required) 
Environmental group says it plans to sue Port of Olympia for Clean Water Act violations

Omak Chronicle 
Bill streamlines habitat process (Blake)

Peninsula Daily News  
EYE ON OLYMPIA: Lawmakers start extra session today for operating budget, education funding (Van De Wege, Chapman, Tharinger)

Puget Sound Business Journal 
Seattle enjoying a big bump in foreign tourists, but will a Trump travel ban scare them away?
Law: ‘Disturbing trend’ emerging in excessive force cases, Sotomayor says
Washington receives federal funding to combat opioid epidemic

Queen Anne & Magnolia News 
The first 100 days

Renton Reporter 
Police turn to social media as form of communication

Seattle Times (subscription required)  
Seattle home-price hikes lead U.S. again; even century-old homes command top dollar
City Council affirms Seattle workers’ right to take May Day off — unpaid
Seattle’s bumpy streets bring on a new kind of road rage
Texas football player’s story prompts probe of Garfield High School recruitment
Seattle schools seek to change start times; mayor offers millions for more buses
Opinion: Longview coal terminal is a road to nowhere

Seattle Weekly  
County Must Provide Lawyers to Kids Before Questioning, Council Orders Unanimously
Councilmember Wants Income Tax Resolution Passed By July 10
Lawmakers’ Special Session To-Do List Is More Than McCleary (Frockt, Goodman)
Prosecutors Say Red Square Shooter Was Looking For a Fight

Spokesman Review  
Special session starts with no sign of budget negotiations (Hasegawa, Nelson, Ormsby)
It’s a homeless shelter that folds like an accordion: These WSU students think it’s perfect for Spokane
Spokane police officer who shot machete-wielding man outside downtown bar cleared of wrongdoing
Potato farming in Washington involves high-stakes investment due to competitive market, low profit margins
Washington Legislature’s special session opens to mostly empty chambers  (Frockt, Nelson, Ormsby)

Tri-City Herald  
Legislature offers relief for Tri-City school districts needing space 

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Lawmakers’ special session to-do list more than McCleary  (Frockt, Goodman)

Washington Post 
Opinion: This new poll shows Trump may be making Obamacare more popular, not less
Even in Trump’s base, his path forward on health care is awfully unpopular

Wenatchee World (subscription required) 
March for Science
NCW Health | Transforming health care

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KING 5 TV (NBC)  
Housing Hike: The reality of the Western Washington housing market

KOMO 4 TV (ABC)
Seattle leads the way as U.S. home prices rise at fastest pace in years
Driver grades new I-405 peak-use shoulder lane: “Give it like an A-“

KNKX FM  
Trump Administration To Impose 20 Percent Tariff On Canadian Lumber
Nation’s Report Card Finds Mixed Grades For U.S. Students In Visual Arts, Music
Malaria Wiped Out In U.S. But Still Plagues U.S. Hospitals
Unpacking Government: What Does Civics Education Look Like In Washington?

KUOW FM
Detained kids in King County can’t waive right to an attorney on their own
Cops shouldn’t handle discipline in WA schools, ACLU says

NW Public Radio  
Acrimony, Gridlock As Washington Lawmakers Convene For Special Session (Ormsby, Ranker)

Q13 TV (FOX)  
State lawmakers’ failure to meet deadline costs taxpayers more than $1.5 million since 2012 (Sullivan)

Web

Publicola  
Murray Accuser’s Attorneys Allege ‘Cover Up’: Businesses Want Someone Else
Council Passes May Day Resolution – Without a Crowd
Herbold Wants to Pass Income Tax Legislation by July 10

Slog 
Olympia passes a bunch of new weed legislation which now awaits the governor’s signature

Monday, April 24

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Associated Press
Fearing a worker shortage, farmers push back on immigration
Navy proposing to expand SEAL training in Washington
Legislature passes bill targeting prohibited gun buyers
Legislature approves making 4th DUI offense a felony (Goodman)
1995 tweak to law exempts state lawmakers from disclosure
Washington firefighters to get body armor to boost safety
Consultant finds Western State Hospital patients ignored, survey finds staffers fear retaliation
Federal lawmakers revisit requiring those on Medicaid to work

Aberdeen Daily World  
Aberdeen Community Court aims at root of causes of criminal behavior
Second round of Grays Harbor dredging to begin April 25

Columbian  
Bridge bill falls on busy ears in Oregon (Cleveland)
In Our View: Cheers & Jeers (special session)

The Daily News 
Fearing a worker shortage, Oregon farmers push back on immigration
Local philanthropist permanently endows LCC Student Success Fund
OPINION: Homeless in Seattle

Everett Herald (subscription required)  
Lawmakers’ special session to-do list is more than McCleary (Frockt, Goodman)
Chronic truancy raises alarms in Snohomish County schools
Boeing lays off Washington workers; total could be hundreds
Report documents dramatic rise in US anti-Semitic incidents
America’s manliest industries are all competing for women
Commentary: Help your community prevent child sexual abuse
Commentary: State’s upside-down tax system needs reforms
Letter: Honor workers with reforms to labor laws

Federal Way Mirror 
Federal Way community defends violence prevention recommendations

Kirkland Reporter 
Inslee signs bill allowing technical college high school grads to receive diplomas before age 21 (Conway, Springer)

Kitsap Daily News 
Opinion: ‘We must preserve the gains we’ve made’ | State of our Waters

News Tribune (subscription required)  
Legislative Scorecard: 105 days, a few things done, one major project far from finished
Mount Vernon lawyers, organizations ramp up immigration work
Editorial: The Five Spot: 5 overlooked parts of Washington distracted-driver law

New York Times 
Paul Krugman: Repealing ACA not so easy, eh?

Olympian (subscription required)  
Legislative Scorecard: 105 days, a few things done, one major project far from finished (Robinson)
State Legislature to head into special session to solve budget stalemate (Liias)
‘I’m so high right meow?’ State lawmakers don’t think pot billboards should be appealing to kids (Sawyer, Kilduff)
As part of McCleary fix, lawmakers may end disparities in pay for school administrators
Editorial: Counties, cities need leeway on property taxes
Editorial: On Earth Day 2017, science goes on the march

Peninsula Daily News
EYE ON OLYMPIA: Lawmakers start extra session today for operating budget, education funding (Van De Wege, Chapman, Tharinger)

Puget Sound Business Journal 
Science: Marchers rally for political decisions based on data, not beliefs

Seattle Times (subscription required)  
Millions in research at UW could be at risk in Trump budget proposal
Cowlitz Tribe opening $510M casino complex they hope will draw 4.5M visitors
More counseling help could mean more college grads, national award winner says
UW gets high marks for commercializing research
With deadlock in Olympia, Inslee calls special session
Jerry Large: Washington state relies on a rotten tax system
Opinion: PRO | Is a capital gains tax really needed?
Opinion: CON | Is a capital gains tax really needed?
Editorial: Failing our kids: State Legislature report card
Editorial: Feuding lawmakers need to end drama for sake of Washington students

Seattle Weekly  
Carbon Tax Now, or Carbon Tax Later? Some Say It’s Just a Matter of Time
Murray Proposes Income Tax On Rich Seattleites
Nikkita Oliver Drove the Debate at the First Mayoral Forum
Five Things We Learned About the Environment (and Environmentalists) This Year

Skagit Valley Herald  
Immigration enforcement fears cloud agriculture labor forecast
Editorial: Legislature should fund behavioral health plan for 5-county region
Letter: Our tax dollars are misused
Letter: Support STEM education to support Skagit’s students and economy

Spokesman Review 
Fourth DUI could soon be a felony in Washington (Orwall)
Washington transportation budget has $75 million for North Spokane Corridor
Washington Legislature passes Columbia River bridge bill, but Oregon lawmakers busy
President approves Washington storms disaster declaration
Lawmakers don’t want pot billboards to be appealing to kids
As spring runoff subsides, mysterious flooding still plagues Spokane Valley neighborhood
Chronic absenteeism in Spokane-area schools a persistent problem
WSU fraternities shut down in 2012, 2014 may be reinstated
Spin Control: Making a point on dandelions and taxes in the final week
Editorial: Lawmakers must stop posturing, start negotiating

Tri-City Herald  
Our Voice: Public Records Act needed an update 

Wenatchee World 
Ax may fall on after-school programs
Cashmere school bids still high, but doable, superintendent says
North Cascades park drew $44 million in visitor spending

Yakima Herald Republic  
Editorial: Students can’t learn if they’re not in class 

Broadcast

KING 5 TV (NBC)  
‘Trail cutters’ cause damage at park near state Capitol
Scoop carpool app aims to ease Seattle traffic

KOMO 4 TV (ABC)  
Peak-use shoulder lane set to open on portion of I-405 in Snohomish County

KNKX FM  
Unpacking Government: What Does Civics Education Look Like In Washington?
Inslee Blasts Senate Republicans, Calls Special Session For Monday
Hooker Chemical Cleanup Planning Getting Underway
Supreme Court To Decide If Prosecution, Defense Can Share Experts in Capital Case
A Promise Of Saving Students Money Turns Out To Be A Big Lie

KUOW FM  
Seattle attorney behind Dreamer case is a Dreamer himself
North Korea Threatens To Sink U.S. Carrier; China Urges Restraint
Congress Focuses On Averting Shutdown, But Trump Wants More In Budget Deal

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO Radio) 
Why Republican Sen. Dino Rossi sponsored biggest tax increase in WA history

NW Public Radio  
Crackdown on Prohibited Gun Buyers Passes Washington SenateEllensburg Democrats Draw Crowd for Earth Day Science March
Two-Tier Driver License System Buys Time For Air Travelers Facing Secure ID Deadline (Tarleton)

Q13 TV (FOX)  
WSDOT’s peak-use shoulder lane on I-405 opens Monday

Web

Crosscut 
Why Seattleites marched for science
Legislature back for a second chance on budget talks (Lytton, Sullivan)

Publicola
First in the City, Then the State: The Fight for an Income Tax Begins (Again)

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