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Friday, Mar. 16


Associated Press
House to try again on bill easing use of unapproved drugs
Head of employment agency resigns after workplace report
Immigrant activist says deportation action is political
Seattle infectious-disease outbreaks cause concern
Major solar project proposed for former Washington coal mine
Immigrant activist seeks end to deportation effort

Aberdeen Daily World
Aberdeen School Board weighing options to reduce class size

State employment agency chief resigns after complaints
In Our View: County Quiet in Olympia (Cleveland, Stonier, Wylie)

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Families feel betrayed after wrongful death bill falls short
Property owners excluded from tax starting next year
Editorial: FDA should limit nicotine in cigarettes, tobacco

The Inlander
Spokane Planning Director Lisa Key suddenly ousted after city reorganization, some council members object 

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Lummi demand release of captive orca

Kitsap Sun (subscription required) 
Lummi Nation joins effort to bring Lolita home to Puget Sound

News Tribune (subscription required)
Students nationwide walk out of class for the #NationalSchoolWalkout

New York Times
White House’s Next Major Trade Action Is Aimed at China
Russia Could Have Switched Off U.S. Power, Officials Say
Britain Could Target Tycoons’ Assets in New Blow to Russia

Olympian (subscription required)
Opinion: City livability is linked to higher urban density
Editorial: One step forward, two stumbles on gun laws (Hunt, Doglio, Dolan)

Puget Sound Business Journal
Battle for the 797: Washington state launches the fight to win Boeing’s new jet
Washington jobs report shows promising start to 2018
Microsoft says it fired 20 workers for sexual harassment in 2017
Court overturns Obama-era rule on retirement planners
Washington state’s five-point plan to land the Boeing 797
Observations: Lawmakers embarrassed themselves with Public Records Act vote

Renton Reporter
Appeals court agrees with AG opinion on local marijuana bans

Seattle Times (subscription required)
In latest upheaval, Trump expected to toss out national-security chief H.R. McMaster
Seattle underestimates by millions the cost to run its new streetcar line, Metro says
Written contracts? Health insurance? Push for new domestic-worker benefits reaches Seattle City Council
Washington agency leader resigns after investigation into his workplace behavior
Infectious-disease outbreaks in Seattle homeless people concern health officials
Editorial: U.S. House must support child-pornography victim restitution
Opinion: Alaska’s old-growth forests are our climate-change insurance policy
Opinion: Trump can no longer have it both ways on Russia

Seattle Weekly
Suburban and Rural Students Join the Call for Gun Control (Slatter)

Spokesman Review
Handling money from licensed pot businesses OK under state law
New law targets discrimination against low-income renters
Employment agency head, accused of inappropriate conduct, resigns
Inslee signs bills banning universities from requesting criminal histories, requiring more financial aid information
State looks to increase nurses trained to treat rape victims
WSU student pleads guilty to bomb threats at dorm

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Latest radioactive scare should prompt faster nuclear cleanup

Washington Post
Britain’s top diplomat accuses Putin of being directly behind ex-spy’s poisoning
Democrats say they have proof State Dept. staffers were targeted for being ‘disloyal’ to Trump
7 U.S. service members killed in helicopter crash in western Iraq

Whidbey News-Times
Letter: Use of deadly force bill unites factions that were once divided

Yakima Herald Republic
Editorial: Legislature gets some things done — on time
Letter: Should all records be public?


Des Moines teacher punched middle schooler, family says
Seattle infectious-disease outbreaks cause concern
Employment Security commissioner announces retirement amid #MeToo complaints
Seattle Preschool Program adding 22 classrooms for 2018-19

Not Too Late To Save Critically Endangered Orcas Say State Leaders And Feds
Students Around Puget Sound Region Walk Out Of School To Protest Gun Violence
Agency Head Announces Resignation Following Workplace Investigation
Portland Earthquake Study Estimates Wide Variation In Impact Depending On Timing

The Fight Over Teacher Salaries: A Look At The Numbers
Facial Scanning Now Arriving At U.S. Airports
New Law Focuses On Missing, Murdered Native American Women
Pacific Heat Wave Known As ‘The Blob’ Appears To Be In Retreat

Q13 TV (FOX)
Washington schools now required to teach about improper touching, starting in kindergarten
New law bans Washington employers from asking about criminal history


Why the first state with a net neutrality law isn’t scared of lawsuits (Hansen)

The environmental wins and losses in Olympia this year (McBride, Van De Wege, Ranker, Lytton, Fitzgibbon)

Seattle P.I.
Zinke: Nat’l park fees rising because some get in free
Appeals court: Local jurisdictions can say no to pot shops

Postdocs United Get Their Vote to Unionize

Thursday, Mar. 15


Associated Press
County: Court ruling supports case against pot businesses 
County permanently bans heroin-injection sites 
Washington state moves to protect endangered killer whales 
Legislature fails to pass bill to let patrol destroy guns (Senn)
Ex-Fish and Wildlife employee sentenced for raping co-worker

Aberdeen Daily World
Local students join in national walkout to protest gun violence
Aberdeen School Board weighing options to reduce class size
Oped: Washington (state) finds new way to reduce gun suicides, and maybe mass shootings too

Bainbridge Island Review
Bainbridge students walk out of class in national day of unity for school security | Photo gallery

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
An advocate for children, education, and tax reform, this state legislator is retiring (Lytton)
The Franklin coroner posted a ‘white power’ meme. Some say his apology isn’t enough 
Support for stronger gun laws prompt South Sound students out of the classroom 

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Students here join thousands nationwide to protest shootings
Why Republican legislators voted against a property tax cut
Snohomish County permanently bans heroin-injection sites
Commentary: State’s new law could reduce incidence of suicide (Pedersen)

The Inlander
Malice and Deadly Force
Spokane eyes broadband; plus, Washington officials push back against offshore drilling

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Friday Harbor students honor Parkland shooting victims
San Juan County Council approves code changes that affect new, current vacation rental permits

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Students in Kitsap stage walkouts, commemorations and voting drive

Mukilteo Beacon
Liias chose to postpone funds for Japanese Gulch (Liias, Ortiz-Self, Peterson)

My Ballard
Ballard High students join Governor Inslee in National School Walkout

News Tribune (subscription required)
Matt Driscoll: What’s next in Pierce County’s #MeToo moment? Hopefully accountability. (Sawyer)
Tacoma state lawmaker defies calls to resign following allegations of inappropriate behavior (Sawyer, Jinkins)

New York Times
Trump Imposes New Sanctions on Russia Over Cyberattacks
Britain-Russia Feud Leads to Diplomatic Fireworks at U.N.
Thousands Leave Class, Urging Action on Gun Control

Olympian (subscription required)
Local students join national school walkout to protest gun violence

Puget Sound Business Journal
Seattle’s employee head tax returns, aims to generate $75 million to fight homelessness
US business chiefs warn on dangers of protectionism
Lawsuit alleges Microsoft sided with women in fewer than 1 percent of discrimination complaints

Renton Reporter
Editorial cartoon: Don’t hide the dirt

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Photos: Students walk out across the nation to protest gun violence
New Cascadia quake analysis shows building retrofits would save thousands of lives
At 25, Running Start is a success. Now it must attract students who need it the most.
Letter: Student walkout
Opinion: This major challenge to local news has gone almost unnoticed
Opinion: Take marching orders from youth on gun debate

Seattle Weekly
Seattle Students Take Part in the National School Walkout

Spokesman Review
Law to give job protection to domestic violence victims
Maternity options for pregnant inmates expanded
Students to lawmakers: Act on gun violence or we will boot you out (Dolan)
WSU files counter suits to protect new apple variety

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
Vashon students stage gun violence walkouts on national day of protest

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Time changes should be a national issue

Washington Post
U.S. sanctions Russians over election interference, cyberattacks
U.S., France and Germany back Britain’s claim that Russia likely tied to ex-spy’s poisoning

Whidbey News-Times
Citizens deserve to know what’s going on in city

Yakima Herald Republic
Yakima Valley students join nationwide movement against gun violence
Banning the bud? Yakima County says recent court ruling supports case against marijuana businesses in unincorporated areas
Turning the tables: Local students talk to adults about school safety


Here’s what Washington school walkouts looked like
Kent teachers ask district to ‘fix’ decision to layoff 127 staff
New Seattle head tax proposal faces small business opposition
Gov. Inslee to sign ‘Erin’s Law’ legislation
WATCH: Student pleads with classmates for kindness at Moses Lake HS walkout
WA gun safety initiative could come this year, AG hints

Jesse Jones’ Push for “Free Credit Freezes For All” Becomes Law (Hudgins, Mullet)

Seattle City Council considering controversial head tax proposal again
Kent school board blasted for plan to cut 127 teachers
Grandparents of Marysville Pilchuck shooting victim moved by nationwide walkout
From one Parkland to another: Pierce County school observes shooting anniversary

Students Around Puget Sound Region Walk Out Of School To Protest Gun Violence
Snohomish County Bans Safe-Injection Sites
Police Accountability Activist Reflects On Recent State Legislative Victory

Students pour out of class to say they’re fed up with gun violence
How Many Opioid Overdoses Are Suicides?
Not Too Late To Save Critically Endangered Orcas Say State Leaders And Feds
WSU And Biotech Firm Fighting Over Cosmic Crisp Apple
Trump Administration backs away from push for drilling off Northwest coast

Q13 TV (FOX)
Parents, students, teachers voice anger at Kent School District for planned layoffs
‘We want change:’ Thousands of Washington students walk out of class protesting gun violence
‘This is a wake-up call’: New Washington State directive aims to help endangered orcas
Possible routes for light rail expansion released; advisory group weighs public comments


From Tumwater to Seattle, students unite in gun walkout

Final budget brings momentous victories for communities, but property tax cuts will come at a cost

Seattle P.I.
‘Protect kids, not guns’: Seattle students walk out (Frockt)
State passes law to get rid of credit freeze fees (Hudgins, Mullet)

Olympia 2018 Recap: The Death Penalty Is Alive, Gun Control Is Dead

West Seattle Blog
50+ West Seattle businesses sign letter to City Council expressing concern about new ‘head tax’ proposal

Wednesday, Mar. 14


Associated Press
US students stage school walkouts to protest gun violence
Teacher accidentally fires gun in class, students injured
Washington governor set to sign order on orca protections 
Tim Eyman found in contempt over his financial documents 
Ag Department kills animal welfare rule for organic meat

Aberdeen Daily World
Dickhoff vetoes water, sewer fees ordinance, has harsh words for council
Ocean Shores City Councilman Robert Crumpacker found dead in his home
Grays Harbor County unemployment rate up a percent in January

Bainbridge Island Review
City of Bainbridge Island may adopt regulations to protect LGBTQ restroom access
Bainbridge to set deadline for accepting applications for soon-to-be-vacant council seat

No Vancouver-specific measures passed in legislative session

Everett Herald (subscription required)
‘Bleeding red ink,’ Everett Transit headed for $1.6M deficit
At national drug-abuse forum, students get loaded with ideas
County diversion center opens soon for homeless addicts
Editorial: Eyman right to fight lawmakers’ initiative maneuver (Chase)

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Lummi Indian nation of Washington state calls for release of Tokitae (“Lolita”)
San Juan Island schools to join demonstration against Parkland shooting
San Juan County homeless count declines
Ferry frustration | Letter

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Kitsap County revising “roadmap” to combat homelessness

My Ballard
Gov. Inslee to attend Ballard High walkout

Olympian (subscription required)
Editorial: State’s new net-neutrality law is only the first step (Hansen, Hunt, Doglio, Dolan)

Peninsula Daily News
Legislature fails to pass bill to let State Patrol destroy guns (Senn)

Puget Sound Business Journal
Are wage gains picking up? Stalling? Questionable data makes it hard to say

Seattle Times (subscription required)
‘We have nothing to lose’: Seattle-area students join nationwide walkouts in push for stricter gun control
How Seattle-area students, teachers and administrators are handling walkouts over gun violence
Among glimmers of hope, stubborn problems persist in South King County schools
New law sets standards, rules for using e-bikes (Rolfes)
Washington Legislature fails to pass bill to let State Patrol destroy guns (Senn)
Critically endangered orcas have governor’s, tribe’s attention
Mayor Durkan will ask Seattle departments for budget cuts
Kent School District to lay off 127 employees, 9 administrators in the next school year
Westneat: Puget Sound Energy’s blame game misses its mark in Greenwood gas blast
Editorial: Legislature gets high marks on school funding. As for the rest … (Billig)

Spokesman Review
Students across Spokane area participate in nationwide school walkout
In their own voice: Students offer thoughts about school walkouts
Trump’s pick for CIA tied to torture lawsuit involving Spokane psychologists
Marijuana product labels to get a bit less cluttered
Spokane County’s unemployment rises to 6.7 percent in January, with weather influencing hiring
Inslee to students: Speak up against gun violence

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
State capital budget funds salmon recovery amid orca population decline
Building purchases, new businesses bring change to downtown

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Op-ed: Washington state wise to tackle net neutrality (Hansen)

Whidbey News-Times
Point in Time County shows more than 170 are without permanent homes
Navy: Two wells near Ault Field base contaminated
Lummi demands release of captive orca
Material costs blamed for sewer plant overage
Officials aim to speed up evaluations in jail with teleconferencing

Herald Republic
Fewer animals + fewer cops + light sentences = more poachers illegally killing wildlife, and getting away with it


Bill expands access to special nurses for victims of sexual assault (Orwall)
LIVE BLOG: Washington students join national gun violence walkout
Sen. Patty Murray ‘disappointed’ after meeting with Secretary DeVos
Bill eliminating credit freeze fees in WA signed by Inslee (Mullet)

Western Wash. students join nationwide walkout against gun violence
KOMO town hall to focus on #MeToo; send us your questions

Some Parents Want Stockpiles At Schools To Prepare For The Big One

Zinke To WA Lawmaker: West Coast Lacks ‘Resources Of Any Weight’ For Offshore Drilling
Seattle’s affordable housing plan elicits mixed feelings from neighborhoods

Q13 TV (FOX)
New law bans Washington employers from asking about criminal history
‘We want change:’ Thousands of Washington students walk out of class protesting gun violence


Civic Skunkworks
Ask your coworkers what they make. You’ll earn more.

Can an experiment reinvigorate Washington’s coastal forests?
‘I’m exhausted’: WA high schoolers discuss walking out for gun reform
The message today is ‘truly about ending gun violence’ (Frockt)

Seattle P.I.
Connelly: Emotional City Council backs school walkout

Missed Opportunity: We Should Be Building a Lot More Housing On Top of the Capitol Hill Light Rail Station
The Kids Are in Charge: Meet Two Seattle Students Leading Today’s Walkout
Slog AM: Stephen Hawking Dies At 76, Durkan Announces Budget Cuts, Will Someone Save The Orcas

West Seattle Blog
New middle school at Glacier site receives $3 million in state funds; School funding increased to allow for additional classrooms
County Council wishes calm seas and bountiful catches to fishing crews preparing to head to Alaska

Tuesday, Mar. 13


Associated Press
Legislature fails to pass bill to let patrol destroy guns (Senn)
Boy taken into custody after students report gun in class 
At least 37 kid-on-kid sex assault cases on Washington bases 
Navy considers expanding state park use for training 
Trump’s pick for CIA director ran torture prison in Thailand
National Geographic acknowledges past racist coverage
Trump fires Tillerson at State, replacing with CIA’s Pompeo
Tim Eyman sues Washington state over how it changed police deadly-force law (Chase, Pedersen)
Senate bill would diminish mortgage disclosures by banks
Judge: Trump administration violated law over smog findings

Aberdeen Daily World
Local school districts prepare for nationwide walkout, while turnouts remain uncertain
Commission again passes on resolution oil drilling off the coast
This is ‘nanowood,’ an invention that could reduce humanity’s carbon footprint
Letter Hospital CEO
Editorial: Let students have their say on guns

Bainbridge Island Review
Sexual assault survivors break silence to fight for law reform (Orwall, Pedersen)
UPDATE | Bainbridge council leans toward Harrison property for new public safety building

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
‘Not an accident’ that people of color over-represented in homeless population, study shows 

Capital Press
Washington to study moving wolves from east to west (Blake)

In Our View: Now’s The Time For Change (daylight savings time)

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Tim Eyman found in contempt over his financial documents
Navy wants to use more state parks for stealth SEAL training
Robinson: Who’s afraid of the NRA, now, President Trump?
Editorial: Walkouts can keep focus on school safety, firearms

Journal of the San Juan Islands
San Juan County Sheriff’s Office faces staff changes

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Legislature gives $700k to boost East Bremerton
Four-year early childhood degree to be offered in Kitsap (Hansen)

Mercer Island Reporter
Washington state passes Mercer Island legislator’s equal pay bill (Senn)

Peninsula Daily News
Volunteers in Medicine of the Olympics to expand thanks to $698000 in state funding  (Van De Wege, Tharinger, Chapman)
UPDATE: Port Angeles police try to identify man who jumped from Eighth Street bridge  (Van De Wege, Tharinger, Chapman)

Puget Sound Business Journal
What deregulation bill offers U.S. banks

Renton Reporter
Op-ed: Will these bills decide how you vote?
Op-ed: Weighing individual rights vs. the common good

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Steilacoom’s mayor, foe of Sound Transit’s $54B plan, now on agency’s board
NYT: Health insurer Cigna buying Express Scripts for $52 billion
Editorial: Sunshine Week: Government records belong to public
Opinion: AT&T-Time Warner merger would stifle competition

Seattle Weekly
Seattle Abortion Providers Weigh in on Reproductive Parity Act (Hobbs)

Spokesman Review
Eyman sues over Legislature’s changes to I-940
A new twist on vaping: Juuls are small, discreet, and have health and school officials concerned
Spokane explores publicly owned broadband network intended to open up internet services, drive down costs

Tri-City Herald
Our Voice: Washington state gets Internet right. Congress must do the same 

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Lawmakers use tricks to approve budget

West Seattle Herald
Highline Public Schools Invites Community to Talk Safety; Meetings on School Safety Begin March 22

Yakima Herald Republic
Central Washington’s uptick in school threats part of larger trend
$1 million in tax money earmarked to help mushroom company set up Sunnyside plant
Editorial: Sunshine Week highlights the need for open records
Other Views: Why California should fight sanctuary suit


Powerball winner can stay anonymous, judge rules

Seattle Council backs student plan to walkout, protest gun laws
Neighbors say Seattle’s affordable housing plan needs work

Students prepare to join nationwide walking on Wednesday in support of stricter gun laws

Students Across Puget Sound Region Plan Walkouts To Call Attention To School Shootings
Democrats Leave Olympia With Long List Of Wins; Republicans See Veer To The Left (Sullivan, Carlyle)
For Homeless Advocates, The Most ‘Stellar’ Legislative Session In Recent Memory
‘It Was A Sad Year.’ Lawmakers See Missed Opportunities To Protect Sexual Assault Survivors (Orwall, Pedersen)
Eyman Demands Public Vote On Police Deadly Use Of Force Law Change (Goodman)
Wash. Environmental Coalition Says Progress Made, Despite Failure Of Key Climate Policies
Wheelchair Taxis, Blood Delivery Solo Drivers To Get Access To Carpool Lanes (Hobbs)

How School Walkouts Test Student Rights And School Responsibilities
‘It Was A Sad Year.’ Lawmakers See Missed Opportunities To Protect Sexual Assault Survivors (Orwall, Pedersen)

$2.5 million will assist in planning for North Shore Levee (Blake)

Q13 TV (FOX)
Students across state plan to walk out of classes Wednesday over guns issue
School bus drivers learning to identify kids abusing opioids


My Edmonds News
Major wins for affordable housing advocates during legislative session

Seattle P.I.
Initiative promoter Eyman hit with contempt ruling

Tim Eyman Sues Legislature For Passing Deadly Force Bill
White Supremacist Posters Found in South Lake Union

Monday, Mar. 12


Associated Press
Disarmed school district security guards want guns back
US officials: N. Korea will face no more conditions for talks
Washington Legislature at a glance: What passed, what didn’t
Woman to lead Forest Service amid sexual misconduct charges
Hearing set on proposed partial gun ban in parks, forests
Fearing trade war, EU warns of protectionism ‘dead end’
Washington Legislature approves budget plan that boosts school spending (Rolfes, Sullivan)
Washington Legislature narrowly OKs change to police deadly force law
Owner of Mexican restaurants in King, Snohomish counties charged with $5.6M tax theft
Legislature fails to pass car tab relief bills for Sound Transit district

Aberdeen Daily World
State and feds will help hospitals, but more layoffs at Community Hospital seem inevitable
(Blake, Tharinger, Van De Wege)
Design, permit phases of North Shore Levee project now fully funded (Blake)

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Decades have been spent to protect these 82 wooded acres. Is that finally ending?
Youth gun violence rally a success – now they’re going a step farther

Bothell Reporter
Legislators come to agreement on deadly force reform (Goodman, Dhingra)
State Legislature passes last-minute budget deal and property tax cut (Ormsby, Frockt, Mullet, Carlyle)
Sexual assault survivors push legislative change (Pedersen, Rolfes, Orwall)
New laws targeting sexual harassment await governor’s pen (Kkeiser, Doglio, Dhingra, Sawyer, Nelson)
Olympia stunner: Compromise over police use of force (Goodman)

Centralia Chronicle
Washington State Expands Abortion Coverage  (Macri, Hobbs, Springer, Cleveland)

Clark County Today
The three Democrats who represent Central and West Vancouver held a Saturday town hall to recap the state legislative session (Cleveland, Stonier, Wylie)

Washington Legislature wraps session  (Cleveland, Wylie, Stonier)
Washington lawmakers OK funds to bolster Clark County projects (Cleveland)
In Our View: Cheers & Jeers (finishing on time, net neutrality)
In Our View: Students Have Write Stuff

The Daily News
Plans for supercomputers in Longview cause confusion

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Millions at stake in Tulalip lawsuit over sales tax revenue
Car tab relief effort crashes (Clibborn, Hobbs)
Victims of sexual assault urge end to statute of limitations (Orwall, Pedersen, Rolfes)
In control, Democrats pressed an ambitious agenda in Olympia (Peterson, Liias)
Democrat Ruth Kagi won’t seek re-election to the state House (Kagi, Chopp)
Landowners have hope at last
School bus drivers learn to spot student opioid abuse
As elsewhere, high school students here plan to walk out
It’s Lochsloy vs. the river, and the neighborhood is losing
Editorial: What got done and what didn’t in the Legislature

The Inlander
As the end of the 60-day legislative session closes in, here’s a look at three major issues in Olympia

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Washington becomes the fourth state to ban bump stocks
State Parks commission considers Moran and Obstruction Pass expansions
State Legislature passes last-minute budget deal and property tax cut (Rolfes, Ormsby, Frockt, Mullet)
Bill to outlaw Atlantic salmon net pen farming before governor (Lytton, Ranker)
School improvements enter design phase
Orcas students to participate in National Walk Out
State Democrats propose major property tax cut (Ranker)
Guest Column: Washington state unites against oil spills and fish spills (Ranker, Fitzgibbon, Peterson

Kent Reporter
Sexual assault survivors push legislative change (Orwall, Pedersen)
33rd District legislators to host telephone town hall (Orwall, Gregerson, Keiser)

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
SKSD identifies nearly $18 million in facilities needs
Kitsap, Mason school administrators plan for March 14 protests
State supplementary transportation budget would keep Hyak afloat (Rolfes)
Washington Legislature: What passed, what stalled

Maple Valley Reporter
Legislators come to agreement on deadly force reform (Goodman, Dhingra)

News Tribune (subscription required) 
Legislature approves compromise deal to change police deadly force law (Goodman)
Efforts to ban the death penalty fizzle out in Legislature (Jinkins, Chopp)
TPS investigating claims kindergartners sexually harassed by classmate
Tacoma school district took guns away from its security officers. They want them back.
Push to cut Sound Transit 3 car tab fees fails after as last-minute deal falls through (Pellicciotti, Clibborn)
Snow study shows dwindling snowpack on 9 of 10 Western US peaks
Editorial: A stunning breakthrough on police use of force in Washington (Goodman)
Editorial: Long-term plan to freeze Narrows Bridge tolls is a big win (Fey, Kilduff)

New York Times
As Trump Seeks One Nuclear Deal, He Could Kill Another
Trump Retreats on Raising Age Limit for Assault Rifles

Olympian (subscription required)
The Legislature may give you a property tax cut — but not until 2019 (Rolfes)
Attorney general on whether Trump is gunning for Washington: ‘I worry about that every day.’
Lawmakers pass budget deal that speeds up teacher salary fix, cuts property taxes (Ormsby, Rolfes)
Families disappointed as Legislature fails to pass expanded wrongful death law (Jinkins, Hasegawa)
Editorial: Legislators proved need for more ‘sunshine’

Peninsula Daily News
State funds for suicide barriers on Eighth Street bridges secured (Chapman, Van De Wege, Tharinger, Clibborn)
Student newspapers gain new free speech protections
State money to allow Port Angeles pool to kick-start expansion  (Tharinger, Chapman, Van De Wege)

Puget Sound Business Journal
Premera says it will use $250M from tax cut to help stabilize health insurance market
Tax law’s errors upset employers as leaders feud
Opinion: If past is prologue, Washington state will bear the brunt of a trade war
Patti Payne: Once ‘America’s Most Wanted,’ this man started a Seattle nonprofit to help prisoners through college

Sexual assault survivors break silence to fight for law reform (Orwall, Pedersen)

Seattle Times (subscription required)
A record number of homeless people died in King County in 2017
‘Normalization of deviance’: What went wrong at Hanford, where radioactive contamination spread
Washington Legislature reaches finish line with some victories and some maneuvering (Carlyle, Goodman)
Veteran Washington state Reps. Ruth Kagi and Judy Clibborn won’t seek re-election (Kagi, Clibborn, Chopp)
State tries throwing SeaTac mobile-home residents a lifeline (Gregerson)
Relief from soaring property taxes — in 2019 — proposed in Washington state budget agreement (Rolfes)
For second year in a row, Washington lawmakers can’t agree to cut car-tab taxes (Clibborn)
Why new gun restrictions failed this year in the Washington Legislature (Frockt, Kloba, Takko, Hobbs, Blake)
Thousands of marchers in British Columbia say no to Trans Mountain pipeline
Seattle-area students channel Parkland survivors’ activism, plan walkouts for gun control
Mayor Durkan’s plan to make first two years of college free takes shape
Washington state’s public pensions include $5.3M in gun-related investments
Navy wants to use more Washington state parks for stealth SEAL training
Opinion: Reflection and renewal 50 years after report on racism, MLK assassination
Opinion: The time is right for tax fairness and sensible spending priorities in Seattle
Opinion: Close the troubling gender gap in venture capital
Opinion: A wake-up call to preserve the Open Records Act
Editorial: Closure and justice: Speed up processing of old rape kits (Orwall)
Editorial: Shortsighted tariffs imperil Washington industries
Westneat: From breaking laws to making laws: ex-pimp at center of new police reforms
Editorial: Seattle must develop plan to protect protest but control disruption
Opinion: We can manage shooting threats with analytics and protocols

Seattle Weekly
Can Immigration Issues Be Fixed at the County Level?
No Longer Silent: Sexual Assault Survivors Push Legislative Change (Pedersen, Orwall, Rolfes)
Legislators Come to Agreement on Deadly Force Reform (Goodman, Dhingra)

Spokesman Review
Washington lawmakers send Inslee $1.2 billion supplemental budget (Rolfes)
Washington Legislature calls it quits for 2018
Legislature narrowly OKs change to police deadly force law (Pedersen)
Deadly force initiative moves forward in Washington legislature
9 important topics the Washington Legislature tackled in 2018
Spin Control: How I-940 could become law with changes already on the books
Comprehensive bill to battle opioids dies in Washington Senate, but treatment dollars on the way
Washington legislators say it’s high time to get rid of daylight saving time
With $1 million Premera grant, Hope House plans new women’s shelter
A reckoning at the gun lobby’s Maginot Line
Op-ed: Unions are a vital representative voice for workers
Letter: Inslee and Tesoro

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Op-Ed: Lawmakers wrong in effort to skirt state’s Public Records Act

Washington Post
Education Dept. opens door for student loan companies to ignore state authority
White House vows to help arm teachers, backs off on raising age to buy guns
The government has been undercounting opioid overdose deaths up to 35 percent, study says
Little national research is done on gun violence, so some states are stepping in
College students support free speech — unless it offends them
In Oregon, pushing to give patients with degenerative diseases the right to die
New evidence the Stormy Daniels payment may have violated election law

Whidbey News-Times
Series of threats made at Oak Harbor High School
Music connects kids, cultures
Oak Harbor school district offers free classes to parents of pre-K kids
Material costs blamed for sewer plant overage
Use of deadly force bill unites factions that were once divided (Goodman)

Yakima Herald Republic
Illegal for you, legal for them: Police want separate standard for use of force


South Kitsap Fire sued for sexual harassment
Trump announces steel and aluminum tariffs, but with ‘flexible’ exceptions

What Passed And What Didn’t In Washington’s Legislative Session
Washington Makes It Legal To Compensate Women Who Give Birth As Surrogates
Students Across Puget Sound Region Plan Walkouts To Call Attention To School Shootings

Wheelchair Taxis, Blood Delivery Solo Drivers To Get Access To Carpool Lanes (Hobbs)
Bill To Address School Shootings Fails To Advance In Washington Senate (Frockt)

NW Public Radio
News Roundup – Reviewing The ‘Shot Out Of A Cannon’ Washington Legislative Session

Spokane Public Radio
Inland Journal: March 8, 2018 (Riccelli)


Civic Skunkworks
Do your wages reflect how hard you work?
Washington Legislature wraps session  (Cleveland, Wylie, Stonier)

7 issues state lawmakers tackled in 2018 — or didn’t (Hobbs, Senn, Chase, Keiser, Carlyle, Fitzgibbon)
Legislature passes bill to avoid nasty fight over I-940 (Goodman)

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Washington state legislature passes historic equal pay opportunity act

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An oil spill bill in Washington, a pipeline protest in B.C.
Connelly: Gun safety — the Legislature’s ‘appalling,’ ‘shocking’ failure (Carlyle, Frockt, Blake)

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Legislature Passes Equal Pay Opportunity Act (Senn, Sells)

Sound Transit Escapes Financial Cuts as State Legislature Adjourns Without Changing Car Tabs (Clibborn)
Up Against Deadline, State Legislature Changes Washington’s Deadly Force Law (Frockt, Saldaña)

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