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Friday, July 21

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Associated Press
Western Washington University to raise tuition
Washington Legislature adjourn 3rd special session (Sullivan, Blake)
Legislature adjourns without capital budget
US to ban Americans from traveling to North Korea

Aberdeen Daily World 
Embezzlement alleged at hospital subsidiary

Everett Herald (subscription required) 
Session ends with Hirst unresolved, budget not passed (Lovick)
Letter: GOP health care plan would leave many in state without care

Journal of the San Juan Islands 
Ranker and Habib talk budget and community (Ranker, Habib)
Thanks for supporting affordable housing rally | Letter (Ranker, Habib)

News Tribune (subscription required) 
Legislature adjourns with no rural water fix or capital budget (Sullivan, Springer)
Legislature expected to end session without a capital budget or water-rights deal
GOP and Dems start talking about compromise health bill

Olympian (subscription required) 
Editorial: It is short-sighted to criminalize protest

Puget Sound Business Journal 
Health care: Deductibles could skyrocket
Opinion: Washington should lead the charge to reduce carbon and grow profits

Seattle Times (subscription required) 
Fined under WA’s new anti-distracted driving law? Here’s where your money will go
Put down that cellphone; Distracted-driving law is here
King County sheriff to lobby for body cameras
Crisis pregnancy centers must post disclaimers stating ‘Not a health care facility’ under King County rule
Downtown Seattle’s construction boom surges to new record, with no end in sight

Tri-City Herald 
Sequim schools look to impacts of state budget

Washington Post 
Lawyer who met with Trump Jr. had Russian intelligence connections
Trump’s lawyers explore pardoning powers and ways to undercut Russia investigation

Yakima Herald Republic 
Legislative inaction imperils East Valley school project

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KING5 TV (NBC) 
Washington lawmakers adjourn with no capital budget (Sullivan)
DSHS: ‘A few bad actors’ lead to violations at institutions for the disabled

KOMO4 TV (ABC) 
Bertha’s delays prove to be blessing for some waterfront projects

KNKX FM 
Seattle Wins Legal Fight With UW Over Landmark Preservation Regulation
Sewage Seeps In Washington Town Desperate For State Funds
Washington Wildlife Officials To Kill Wolves Again
King County Sheriff To Forum: FBI Should Investigate Deputy’s Fatal Shooting Of Burien Man

KUOW FM 
A miscarriage in ICE detention raises questions about care
Should Amazon’s Echo be able to call the police?
To Shrink The Mosquito Population, Scientists Are Releasing 20 Million Of Them
Pregnancy centers face new regulation in King County

Q13 TV (FOX) 
Deadlocked Legislature adjourns indefinitely without passing $4 billion construction budget (Sullivan)
‘Not backed by science’: Washington still struggles with marijuana DUI limit

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Seattle P.I.
Connelly: An Olympian impasse; Legislature after 193 days can’t pass capital budget

Thursday, July 20

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Associated Press
Lawmakers hit impasse on water rights negotiations (Sullivan)
Washington unemployment rate holds steady at 4.5 percent 
Canadian company buys utility Avista Corp. of Spokane 
Student leaders want to ban athletes convicted of sex crime 
Rural hospitals face uncertainty with health care proposals 
Lawmakers: Man charged in wife death shouldn’t work for VA 
Negotiate on ‘Obamacare,’ don’t just kill it, poll suggests
CBO: 32 million more would be uninsured under proposed health law repeal

Aberdeen Daily World
Port applies for permits for much-needed Westport Marina dredging

Bothell Reporter
1st District legislators talk on budget votes at local luncheon (Palumbo, Stanford, Kloba)

Columbian
In Our View: Work to Heal Health Care

The Daily News
Coal terminal gets first permit from county
District to give Facebook Live tours of aging schools for bond proposal
OPINION: Ensure change is effective

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Lawmakers running out of time to solve the Hirst riddle
State taking comment on more jets at NAS Whidbey
Commentary: Everett wins big with commercial air travel coming to Paine Field
Saunders: Failed bill is what Trump owns on health care
Ignatius: Sage Chinese wisdom on responding to Trump backers

Kirkland Reporter
Local Girl Scouts educate younger peers in Global Action Team

News Tribune (subscription required)
No fix for water rights ruling — and no construction budget — expected before lawmakers adjourn (Sullivan, Springer)
Editorial: A thirst for water, trust and compromise at state Capitol

Olympian (subscription required)
Here is the draft of a new ‘DREAM Act’ that Trump is already rejecting
Washington unemployment rate holds steady at 4.5 percent

Puget Sound Business Journal
Dems seek scrutiny of Ivanka’s security clearance
Education: Denver teachers protest DeVos visit
UW breaks records with $562 million in donations, nears $5 billion goal

Redmond Reporter
MAPS celebrates one year of providing health care at clinic
City seeks input on parks rules

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Seattle police are writing fewer jaywalking tickets, but high rate still issued to black pedestrians
Negotiations collapse, $4B construction budget unlikely as Washington Legislature enters final day (Sullivan)

Seattle Weekly
Family, Community Exhort Leaders to Find Justice for Tommy Le
Lawmakers Running Out of Time to Solve the Hirst Riddle

Spokesman Review
Legislature could vote on $4 billion construction budget Thursday (Sullivan, Springer)

Tri-City Herald
Our Voice: A few days, then put the phone away 

Wenatchee World (subscription required)
Basics of health care offered
City of Wenatchee marks 125th year
Newhouse addresses smokejumper base, wolves in funding bill

Washington Post
Conservatives are seething — and plotting their revenge — after Senate health-care fail
Sessions plans to stay on as attorney general despite Trump’s criticism
Zinke leverages public land in push to deliver on key Trump promise
New York to D.C. in 29 minutes? Elon Musk says he has ‘verbal’ government approval’ hyperloop.
U.S. says ExxonMobil violated Russia sanctions while Rex Tillerson was CEO

Yakima Herald Republic
Hands Off: New Washington state law on distracting driving taking effect

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KING5 TV (NBC)
Lawmakers hit impasse on water rights negotiations
What the new distracted driving law actually enforces
Ad makeover for Washington’s marijuana industry

KNKX FM
Census Leaders Prepare 2020 “Dress Rehearsal” In Pierce County
Tight Labor Market Limits Further Decline In Northwest Unemployment Rates
Independent Consultant Says West Point Waste Treatment Plant ‘On The Ragged Edge’

KUOW FM
Say Goodbye To X+Y: Should Community Colleges Abolish Algebra?
Rural Areas, Suburbs In SW Washington Not Immune To Homeless Crisis

NW Public Radio
Impasse Over Water Rights Issue Likely To Sink School Construction Budget
Sexual Assault, Near Drowning, Choking To Death: Report Highlights ‘Failures’ At State Institutions
Tight Labor Market Limits Further Decline In Northwest Unemployment Rates

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO Radio)
Motorcyclists are increasingly violating lane laws in Washington
SOS Kim Wyman says she is cancer free

Q13 TV (FOX)
With adjournment looming, lawmakers still haven’t passed capital budget to pay for construction projects (Sullivan)

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Crosscut
No deal on well drilling, so no deal on capital budget (Stanford)
A solution to Seattle’s growth: Charging developers?

Publicola
Murray Opposes More Human Rights Commission Appointments

Seattle P.I.
Connelly: Canadians buy Avista, Spokane’s big power and gas utility
Connelly: Sec. of State Wyman says her tumor is gone

Wednesday, July 19

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Associated Press
Wife of Centralia state senator on military duty to fill in for him temporarily
Report finds sex assaults, neglect, abuse at state disabled facilities
Trump questions motive of states not turning over voter data
Trump had second conversation with Putin in Germany
Trump tweets health bill ‘will get even better’ at lunch

Aberdeen Daily World
Cougar sightings have Aberdeen residents spooked

Bainbrige Island Review
Computer problems vex ferry M/V Tacoma

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Lawmakers: Man charged in wife death shouldn’t work for VA
Wife of senator on military duty to fill in for him
He’s the most stoned driver since at least 2009. But there’s no trophy, just an arrest

Columbian
In Our View: Ensure Change is Effective

The Daily News
County Commissioners pass stormwater regulation bill

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Milbank: Trump is all hat and no cattle on factory jobs

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Two out-of-service ferries cause delays | Update

News Tribune (subscription required)
Can average people still serve in the Legislature when sessions go months beyond schedule? (Palumbo, Carlyle, Cody)

Olympian (subscription required)
Opinion: Older people also living on our streets

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Federal judge: ‘The citizens of Seattle are not going to pay blackmail for constitutional policing’
Westneat: Trump’s ‘let it fail’ sums up why Republicans are losing on health care
West Point treatment plant ill-prepared for growing Seattle region, says post-flood report
Number of girls taking AP computer-science exam more than doubles
Doomed GOP plan leaves health-care industry in legislative limbo
Opinion: Western Washington not immune from wildfire risk

Seattle Weekly
For Vietnamese Community, Tommy Le’s Death Could Create a New ‘Paradigm’ of Activism

Spokesman Review
With GOP plan dead, Washington Democrats call for bipartisan health care bill
Spokane Airport eyeing major improvements
Councilman Fagan urges Spokane residents to make up their own minds on chemtrails
McMorris Rodgers, Murray critical of VA for keeping Dwayne Thurman on job after manslaughter charge

Tri-City Herald
Guest column: Washington’s new paid family and medical leave law — legislation through coercion?

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
Dungeness crab numbers decline in south sound
Water taxi service to be suspended for up to one week starting Aug. 7
Opinion: EDITORIAL: Loss of task force members is unfortunate for Vashon

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Rural water issue must be addressed

Wenatchee World (subscription required)
Help build a new statewide center for cultural traditions
Canyon Creek Fire crews demobilizing
Canada musters military to fight wildfires, 39,000 evacuated

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KING5 TV (NBC)
Feds cut funds over conditions at WA’s institutions for disabled
Guns and lies: A day in court with domestic abusers
Maple Valley hopes for help with Highway 169

KOMO4 TV (ABC)
Crippled ferry scrambles summer sailing schedule in San Juans

KNKX FM
Sexual Assault, Near Drowning, Choking To Death: Report Highlights ‘Failures’ At State Institutions
As Cities Raise Minimum Wages, Many States Are Rolling Them Back

KUOW FM
Kent farmers market a produce haven for immigrant community

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO Radio)
Seattle’s sewage plant is having trouble keeping up with population boom

Q13 TV (FOX)
Wife of senator on military duty set to fill in for him in Olympia

Web

Crosscut
Judge not ready to sign off on Seattle police reform

Seattle P.I.
Hold the phone, or don’t, actually — it’s illegal

Tuesday, July 18

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Associated Press
2 GOP senators won’t support repeal of Obama law
Trump blasts Congress over failure of GOP health care bill

Bellingham Herald (subscription required) 
Federal judge throws out lawsuit seeking to stop oil trains 
Spokane City Council commits to fighting climate change 
Seattle think tank to pay $30K in campaign-disclosure fines 
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray orders police to wear body cameras 

Columbian 
In Our View: Fight for Voting Rights

The Daily News 
Industrial internship gives at-risk youth a leg up

Federal Way Mirror 
Blues festival hopes to hit high note for city
Strong parks system enhances city’s livability
Former CFO of Federal Way company sentenced for embezzlement

Journal of the San Juan Islands 
WSTC discusses proposal to increase ferry rates

Kirkland Reporter 
Construction on Juanita High School begins

News Tribune (subscription required) 
McConnell gives up on repeal and replace for GOP health care bill
First Republican to propose bill repealing Obamacare now helps save it
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray orders police to wear body cameras
Refreshing change: State will pay to test school water for lead

Olympian (subscription required) 
What’s more dangerous than a drunk driver? You, on your phone, says governor
Many think downtown Olympia parking isn’t that bad — unless you have a disability

Puget Sound Business Journal 
House Republicans plan $203bn in US spending cuts
Education: Skip the homework, superintendent says

Seattle Times (subscription required) 
Tukwila School Board opens contract talks to public — without consulting unions
Billions of dollars at stake as Washington lawmakers push for last-minute deal on construction, water (Springer, Tharinger)
Settlement: Seattle to build thousands of sidewalk curb ramps over next 18 years
Opinion: Ballot drop boxes: Will convenience get you to vote?
Editorial: Lawmakers must strike deal on ‘Hirst’ water-rights ruling

Seattle Weekly 
Murray Orders Cops to Wear Body Cameras, But ACLU Warns They Could Be a Trojan Horse
How One Seattle Woman’s Assault Led to Proposed Legislation Nationwide (Orwall)
Should Landlords Be Allowed to Discriminate Against Former Prisoners?

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required) 
Editorial: State anti-tax crusader’s latest effort not worthy of support

Wenatchee World (subscription required) 
Budgets, biofuels, buzzing and bulls
Officials looking to fully contain Canyon Creek Fire today

Yakima Herald Republic 
Education funding plan will shift tax burden in Washington state

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KING5 TV (NBC) 
New distracted driving law coming Sunday

KOMO4 TV (ABC) 
Put that phone down behind the wheel; it will be the law Sunday

KNKX FM 
Will Washington State’s New School Funding Plan Help Alleviate The Teacher Shortage?

KUOW FM 
Sorry, Seattle, your climate change ‘leadership’ hasn’t made much of a dent
Wildfires Rage Through British Columbia, Forcing 40,000 From Their Homes
Where The Senate Health Care Defeat Leaves Trump, GOP
All police will wear body cameras in Seattle soon, despite bargaining talks
What Can And Can’t You Do Under Washington’s New E-DUI Law

NW Public Radio 
What Can And Can’t You Do Under Washington’s New E-DUI Law

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO Radio) 
Mayor Murray orders all Seattle police to wear body cams
The clock is ticking: Washington’s distracted driving law goes into effect July 23

Q13 TV (FOX) 
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray orders police to wear body cameras

Web

Crosscut 
First it was threatened, now could Hanford Reach expand?

Publicola
Why Did Murray’s Accuser Drop the Lawsuit? Lawyers Say It’s Standard
The Charter Challenge in Removing Murray
Mayor, City Council Take Steps for More Police Reform

Slog 
Senate GOP Effort To Kick Millions off Obamacare Looks Dead
Mayor Ed Murray Issues Executive Order to Equip Police Officers With Body Cameras

Monday, July 17

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Associated Press
Stack demolished at Hanford’s Plutonium Finishing Plant
State reports at least 4 wolves have died this year
Openings set in US court for Bundy standoff retrial in Vegas
White House planning ‘Made in America’ week amid Trump criticism
CBO delays analysis of latest health care bill
Health plan hinges on the young, but they’re a tough sell
Bike shares set to return to Seattle
Judge: Govt. asked Google for too much data in gender case
Federal court’s agenda has topics that draw Trump’s ire

Aberdeen Daily World 
North Shore Levee plan now under FEMA review
Union Gospel Mission gets $250,000 grant from county to continue renovations

Bellingham Herald (subscription required) 
How will Washington’s new schools plan affect your property taxes? Depends where you live
WSU gets costly lesson in theft of hard drive with more than 1 million people’s personal data
Nonprofit’s program puts homeless panhandlers to work
Manure pond deaths raise concerns about farmworker safety

Columbian
In Our View: Keep Your Eyes on the Road
In Our View: Capital Budget Held Hostage (Stonier, Wylie)

The Daily News 
New state funding plan raises questions for schools

Everett Herald (subscription required) 
Gov. Inslee, GOP spar over vetoed tax break for manufacturers
Milbank: Across the globe, U.S. losing its moral authority
WaPo: Foreign-born US military recruits flee to avoid deportation
Commentary: Capital budget standoff delaying work across state
Commentary: Is K-12 education fully funded? Not so fast
Editorial: Lawmakers, back away from capital budget cliff

Journal of the San Juan Islands 
Income-based apartment complex up for sale in Friday Harbor
Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib and Sen. Kevin Ranker speak in support of OPAL (Ranker)
State vows to “fully fund” education, but local schools may lose out
Put down your phone | Editorial

News Tribune (subscription required) 
Improvements to schools and hospitals delayed while politicians fight about water (Tharinger)
Senate GOP’s healthcare problem is not Trump

Olympian (subscription required) 
Many call it the “Mistake on the Lake.” This duo hopes to change your perception.
Editorial: Inslee veto underscores need for tax reform

Puget Sound Business Journal 
Health care: Action delayed

Seattle Times (subscription required) 
Health insurers seek double-digit rate increases in Washington state — despite billion-dollar reserves
Olympia in deadlock as lawmakers battle over water rights, construction (Frockt)
Watch: From inside the Highway 99 tunnel, crews disassemble Bertha’s back end
Seattle kids to discover environmental decision-making, one garden at a time
With cattle in Washington’s wolf country, ranchers work and worry
Opinion: No Washington state subsidies for fossil-fuel plants
Editorial: Keep a close eye on new state agency for children, families (Kagi)
Opinion: Why we should measure student progress, not just proficiency

Spokesman Review 
Washington’s senators pan Trumpcare revision, Idaho’s studying it 
Canyon Creek Fire: the latest
Two of four Spokane Valley candidates have spent time in jail
Airway Heights water contamination spurs talks for West Plains water deals
Wolf activity, including livestock attack, updated by Washington officials
The world of wheat: Growing grain in Washington
A day in the fields at WSU’s dryland Research Station
Spin Control: Canceling voter registration won’t keep info from Trump election panel

Yakima Herald Republic 
Editorial: Firefighters, homeowners do their part, but not ‘Lookie Lous’

Broadcast

KING5 TV (NBC) 
One woman’s ultimate protest: ‘pass the healthcare bill and I end treatment’

KNKX FM 
Will Washington State’s New School Funding Plan Help Alleviate The Teacher Shortage?
How A Washington Farm Town Became A Hub For The World’s Data

KUOW FM 
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray abused boy in his care, Oregon investigator said
When people in charge are mostly white, what’s a black kid in jail to think?
When Black Hair Violates The Dress Code
‘Dirt Is Good’: Why Kids Need Exposure To Germs
Moms Of Teens Can Benefit From Social Support, Just Like New Moms

NW Public Radio 
Another Standoff Threatens Another Budget In Olympia
Florist In Same-Sex Wedding Case Appeals To U.S. Supreme Court
Spokane City Council Takes On Climate Change Legislation

Q13 TV (FOX) 
Commentary: A KeyArena MOU without a comprehensive traffic mitigation plan would be reckless, irresponsible

Web

Crosscut 
One simple idea to open up Downtown Seattle

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