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Tuesday, Aug 22


Associated Press
Trump vows continued fight in Afghanistan, reversing stance
Jury ends day deliberating in Bundy standoff case in Vegas
Solar eclipse thrills viewers, darkens sun in South Sound

Bellingham Herald (subscription required) 
Ferndale became 2017 eclipse viewing central in Whatcom County. And what a show it was

Bothell Reporter 
Teamsters Local 174 reach deal with sand, gravel companies

The Daily News 
At Johnston Ridge, the view of Mount St. Helens was eclipsed for a morning
Sheriff Mark Nelson’s plans to address drug trafficking, addiction

Everett Herald (subscription required) 
Speaker Ryan to visit Boeing in Everett to talk tax reform
Boeing, Northrop get contracts for nuclear missile work
Robinson: Too dangerous to avoid Trump’s mental stability
Harrop: Looking past surface for cause of maternity deaths
Editorial: Honor the best of past without denying the worst

New York Times 
How generals talked Trump into a buildup in Afghanistan
Trump outlines new Afghan strategy with few details

Peninsula Daily News 
Ceremony marks designation of Daniel J. Evans Wilderness

Puget Sound Business Journal 
Seattle business owners scramble to comply with secure scheduling law
Companies scramble to combat ‘fake news’
Government agencies should treat taxpayers the way leading companies treat their customers
Sally Jewell blasts Trump administration, says their actions don’t match their words
House Speaker Paul Ryan plans stop at Boeing’s Everett complex to talk tax reform
Ethics talk: Lessons from Google’s diversity fracas

Seattle Times (subscription required) 
Some want Seattle to tax foreign homebuyers, vacant properties; others say that’s illegal, discriminatory
Northwest, like the rest of the nation, thrilled by coast-to-coast celestial show
Researchers: Ask ‘what’s right?’ — not ‘what’s wrong?’ — with kids from poor, stressful backgrounds
Backers of safe drug-injection sites sue to block a public vote in King County
Editorial: Help students who can’t afford $100 calculators and other back-to-school essentials
Opinion: Removing Confederate memorial will not erase Seattle’s history of white supremacy

Spokesman Review 
Spokane seeks long-term solution at Manito’s murky Mirror Pond
Hanford becomes comical punching bag for HBO’s John Oliver
Shawn Vestal: Eclipse anticipation was intense in Weiser, Idaho. Then reality hit.
Critters, fish seemed to respond to peak of solar eclipse
Lawmakers’ expenses for Washington’s special sessions topped $445,000 
August brings more news than usual in Washington capital

USA Today 
USS John S. McCain: remains of missing sailors found

Washington Post 
U.S. sanctions Chinese and Russian firms, individuals for ties to North Korea
Remains of ‘some’ sailors found on U.S. Navy destroyer damaged in collision
The Daily 202: A dozen key lines from Trump’s Afghanistan speech

Yakima Herald Republic 
When did you first experience racism?
With principals in ‘crisis mode,’ new Washington state law taps into thousands of potential teacher recruits


KOMO News town hall will focus on the minimum wage

Trump Address on Afghanistan, Annotated
Locals And Tourists Viewed Eclipse Under The Space Needle
Northwest Confederate Monuments Targeted For Removal And Vandalism

How One Man Convinced 200 Ku Klux Klan Members To Give Up Their Robes
How To Tell If Watching The Eclipse Damaged Your Eyes
At A Breaking Point: Stretched Secret Service Says It Needs Help To Protect Trumps

NW Public Radio 
Eclipse Revelers In Oregon Whoop And Holler As Sun Fades Away
High Altitude Balloons Have Mixed Success Giving View Of Eclipse From Near Space
Northwest Confederate Monuments Targeted For Removal And Vandalism
Whether In Its Path Or Not, Eclipse Brings A Memorable Experience


Sailing soon: an Orca-friendly, all-electric car ferry
Democrat, Republican and something in between?

Seattle P.I. 
Connelly: Lawsuit seeks to block King County vote on safe injection sites

A Quarter of Seattle Drivers Are Searching for Parking
Lawsuit Challenges Initiative That Would Ban Safe Consumption Sites
Bellingham Removes Name of Confederate General from a Bridge

Monday, Aug. 21


Associated Press
Trump won places drowning in despair. Can he save them?
Blue skies with chance of dark: US West readies for eclipse
Most American Indian tribes opt out of federal death penalty
Hundreds march against racism at Washington State Univ
Olympic Wilderness named for former Gov. Dan Evans
State seeks Supreme Court review of culvert ruling
Most of president’s arts council quits, including Chuck Close
At Grays Harbor, they look to Trump while battling demons

Bellingham Herald (subscription required) 
Bellingham removes signs on bridge named for Confederate general

In Our View: Cheers & Jeers (WSU medical school)

The Daily News 
Sheriff Mark Nelson’s visit to the Mexico border, in his words
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers report Cowlitz River is less likely to flood

Everett Herald (subscription required) 
‘Rally Against Hate’ speakers tout tolerance, peace in Everett
Transgender military left on ledge weeks after Trump tweets
Burke: Those still with Trump an increasingly hateful lot
Milbank: The shameful silence of Jews in Trump’s White House
Editorial: SnoPUD seeking balance for its solar incentive

Kitsap Sun (subscription required) 
Housing Kitsap plans from-scratch self-help housing
Video games revolutionize rehab at Martha & Mary
Electrical engineering program gets new home at Olympic College

News Tribune (subscription required) 
Would moving state’s August primary date get more people to vote? (Hudgins, Carlyle)
State officials think they fixed school funding. Tacoma, Olympia area districts say it’s not true (Rolfes)

New York Times 
Trump settles on Afghan strategy expected to raise troop levels
Rescuers seek 10 missing sailors after U.S. Navy ship and tanker collide
Talk of ‘preventative war’ rises in White House over North Korea
Trump administration moves to expand deportation dragnet to jails 

Olympian (subscription required) 
High school football participation is down nationally. Is that happening here?

Puget Sound Business Journal 
Pierce County votes against Chris Gregoire’s economic development merger plan

Seattle Times (subscription required) 
Do cars blocking bike lanes in Seattle ever get ticketed? 
With principals in ‘crisis mode,’ new Washington state law taps into thousands of potential teacher recruits 
It is too early to pronounce Sodo-arena project dead 
Large: Our world is better because people kept pushing, even when the light seemed to fade 
Does divided Olympia remind you of a certain other gridlocked capital? (Nelson, Carlyle)
Rate of suicide among teen girls reaches 40-year high 
Editorial: Washington should rethink its approach to college remedial classes 
Opinion: Silence in the face of torches and swastikas is unacceptable 

Tri-City Herald 
Letter: Conduct state business in the open 

USA Today 
Exclusive: Secret Service unable to pay agents due to huge Trump travel

Washington Post 
U.S. destroyer, tanker collide near Singapore; 10 sailors missing


Navy chief orders probe into Pacific fleet after collisions
Paul Allen-backed vessel finds USS Indianapolis

How To Build Bridges Between The Public And The Police
One Final Hearing On Nation’s Largest Proposed Oil Terminal In Vancouver
Transgender People And Their Families Come Together At Gender Odyssey Seattle
Joint Base Lewis-McChord Marks 100 Years
How Will Animals React To The Solar Eclipse?
Why Does For-Profit Hockey In Washington Not Have To Pay Players Minimum Wage?

Eclipse in Seattle: Expect big dip in temperature
Duke University Removes Robert E. Lee Statue From Chapel Entrance
Taking the bikini out of ‘bikini barista’ in Everett
He took on Trump. Now he’s taking on tribes over salmon
Why more Native Americans are homeless in Seattle

NW Public Radio 
Eclipse’s Heavy Cell Phone Loads Could Parch East Oregon Crops
Hundreds Flock To Eastern Oregon Ranch For Eclipse
Northwest Confederate Monuments Targeted For Removal And Vandalism


Op-Ed: Democrat, Republican, and something in between?
Coming soon to Seattle: Ugly produce
Hey hey, ho ho, has that Lenin statue got to go?

Friday, Aug. 18


Associated Press
Seattle Mayor: Take down Confederate memorial, Lenin statue
Everett outlaws bikini-clad employees at certain businesses
Eclipse traffic already heavy in central Oregon
Washington apple farmers may see higher returns this season
County prosecutor warned about delayed campaign disclosures

Bellingham Herald (subscription required) 
Is there enough protection for foreign farmworkers in the U.S., including in Whatcom?
The Pacific Northwest faces an impossible choice: Salmon or dams?

Bothell Reporter 
Teamsters at CalPortland in Kenmore go on labor strike Friday morning

Everett Herald (subscription required) 
Seattle mayor: Remove Confederate monument and Lenin statue (Carlyle)
Boeing, Lockheed Martin stuck by Trump as others defected
Editorial: Finding our voice to oppose bigotry, hatred
Letter: County NAACP urges all to stand against bigotry, hate

Kitsap Sun (subscription required) 
Newest ferry coming together

News Tribune (subscription required) 
Michael Bennett’s protest disrespects our country, military? These elite JBLM soldiers support him

New York Times 
Contradictory U.S. statements muddle North Korea strategy
Opinion: A simple move to save thousands of lives from overdose
The real opioid emergency

Puget Sound Business Journal 
The solution to the Seattle area’s worker shortage is right in front of us

Seattle Times (subscription required) 
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray calls for removal of Confederate monument, Lenin statue
Million-dollar homes on the rise in Seattle and the Eastside: how many in your neighborhood?
Rate of suicide among teen girls reaches 40-year high
The most dangerous intersections in Seattle for bicyclists and pedestrians
Opinion: Gov. Dan Evans: How a real leader squashed hate and extremists
Editorial: Jeff Sessions, pot prohibition is so 2011

Seattle Weekly 
Seattle Moves to End Minimum Wage Exemption for Disabled Workers

USA Today
Many confederate memorials aren’t going anywhere
Neo-Nazis can rally because ‘hate speech’ is not illegal
In courts, Trump reversing Obama legacy
Congress’ inaction on debt limit costs taxpayers

Washington Post 
Romney calls on Trump to address nation, apologize for Charlottesville comments
One American is confirmed among the fatalities in Spain

Yakima Herald Republic 
Editorial: Back-to-school routine must include immunizations


One-third of Seattle drivers ‘cruising’ for parking, rides, study finds
Initiative to ban safe injection sites qualifies for ballot
Seattle police investigating democracy voucher allegation

Legislature may try to impose control on high school sports

Eye In Sky To Spy On Wildfires Awaits Green Light From Feds
Thiel: More Athletes Should Take A Stand By Sitting Down During National Anthem

Another ‘Sexualized Culture’ Investigation At Fish And Wildlife Leads To Firings
Seattle’s LGBTQ history that isn’t all white, all middle class, all male 
That song on your smartphone could be a spy (and not just about your musical tastes)
Spotify Removes Racist Music In Response To Charlottesville (KIRO Radio) 
It’s official: I-27 to ban safe injection sites is on the ballot

Q13 TV (FOX) 
‘It’s going to be a disaster’: WSP bracing for weekend eclipse traffic
Trump won Aberdeen and other rural coastal towns. Can he save them?


Seattle P.I. 
Cards from white supremacists worry Lakewood
Connelly: West Coast governors tell Trump: No oil, gas leases off our coast

Mayor Murray calls for removal of Fremont Lenin statue and Capitol Hill confederate monument

Thursday, August 17


Associated Press
Trump decries monument removals, ‘history ripped apart’
Starbucks founder questions country’s ‘moral fiber’
Sexualized office culture prompts fish hatchery firings
Governors of 2 pot states push back on Trump administration
Education activist Malala Yousafzai to study at Oxford

Aberdeen Daily World
County pot moratorium updated
Ocean Spray phasing out cranberry sauce production
McCleary mayoral race is a mess
Letter: Hirst decision is about control, not water

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Three times, these immigrant communities were targeted. Now, they will be honored
Opinion: Confederate monuments deserve Soviet treatment

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Milbank: The leader of the alt-right world hits a new low
Editorial: WSU’s new home fulfills a dream, extends a promise (Sells)

Federal Way Mirror
Federal Way Public Schools scholars participate in meaningful summer learning opportunities

Kent Reporter
Kent School District faces estimated $6.9 million budget shortfall
Rep. Orwall to co-chair national Military and Veterans Task Force (Orwall)

Kirkland Reporter
Kirkland residents rally for peace, love after Charlottesville

News Tribune (subscription required)
Why you should be OK with public money defending immigrant
Women in the United States are having fewer babies than ever before, new study finds

New York Times
Trump opens breach with party, military ad industry
Charlottesville violence spurs new resistance to Confederate symbols
Heather Heyer, Charlottesvill victim, cannot be silenced, mother says
Some Democrats see tax reform as a path to taxing carbon

Olympian (subscription required)
A new roundabout is coming to Olympia, and 200 trees will have to go
Not a NW thing? A look at Washington’s Confederate monuments

Puget Sound Business Journal
Meet the lawyers helping Seattle defend its new income tax on high-earners
Trump disbands business panels, relieving Boeing CEO of controversial duty
Stanley Fischer, Fed vice-chair, on the risky business of bank reform

Queen Anne & Magnolia News
Seattle facing three legal challenges to high-earner income tax

Redmond Reporter
Local congregations to co-host interfaith prayer in support of Charlottesville

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Top half of future state ferry travels to Seattle for final assembly
Mayor Murray expresses concern about Confederate monument in Seattle cemetery
Jerry Large: Now that we can say white supremacy, we can end it
Editorial: Help homeless students get ready for school
Opinion: The desecration of Charlottesville

Seattle Weekly
Revisiting the Relics of a Fearful History, Revived
Why the Solar Eclipse Is Causing a Surge in Sales at a Welding Supply Store
Is Fremont’s Lenin Statue Celebrating Communism? Its History Suggests Not
The Kent City Council Bans Safe Drug Sites, but Allows Room for Reversal
Trump Cuts Stymie Locally Led Effort to Update Sex Ed Classes Nationwide
Nonprofit Sees Success Housing Former Prisoners in Vacant Seattle Buildings

Skagit Valley Herald
Report details strategies for addressing housing shortage

USA Today
Trump defends Confederate monuments: ‘You can’t change history’

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Effort to reduce school absenteeism commendable
Editorial: State capital budget needs approval now
Editorial: New laws wisely protect our biometric data (Morris)

Washington Post
Trump calls efforts to remove statues of Civil War generals ‘foolish’
Mayors move quickly to avoid becoming the next Charlottesville
People who get Medicaid are made to feel powerless. That pushes them out of politics and toward fatalism.

Yakima Herald Republic
State Patrol, local police stepping up DUI patrols
Prosser School District adopts social-media policy after uproar over staffers’ anti-illegal-immigration comments


Washington Republicans on Charlottesville and president’s response (Nelson)
Calls to remove controversial monuments in Seattle area
Starbucks founder decries violence after Charlottesville
Drivers changing tune about I-405 tolling, WSDOT says
Bellevue parents push state to change WIAA authority

Starbucks founder questions country’s ‘moral fiber’ after Charlottesville
Seattle cemetery with private Confederate memorial closes its gates over angry messages
Seattle might rewrite law over bus ruling that stopped housing project

Oregon Governor signs reproductive care bill
Five years into DACA program, Washington ‘Dreamers’ rally to keep legal protections

The trickle-up theory of white nationalist thought
Program for undocumented youth faces legal threat (KIRO Radio)
Snohomish County roads can’t handle the growth

NW Public Radio
A Superhero, A Fish And A Northwest Baseball Team’s Planet-Friendly Marketing Scheme
Eye In Sky To Spy On Wildfires Awaits Green Light From Feds

Q13 TV (FOX)
Sound Transit says $30 car tab measure would jeopardize light rail expansion
Partial eclipse could cause complete mess for Washington traffic


How the 3rd place finisher changed the mayor’s race
Can the Ethiopian community hang on in Seattle?
How feeding the homeless created a community – and divided another

Council Bars Landlords from Using Criminal Records

Seattle P.I.
Washington’s best school districts of 2018
‘Leave now!’ Fast-moving wildfire forces dozens to evacuate

It’s not just bathrooms: New report details discrimination faced by WA State transgender community

Wednesday, August 16


Associated Press
New WSU medical school welcomes first class
Energy Secretary Rick Perry visits Hanford reservation
WWU student dies after fall along Pacific Crest Trail in Oregon
US teen drug overdose deaths inch up after years of decline

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Fired Sumas farmworkers face uncertain future for themselves and their families
It took Ecology a couple of hours to clean up this spill into the Swinomish Channel
Report of sexually explicit ‘locker room talk’ leads to firing at state fish hatchery

The Daily News
Commissioners kill needle exchange program
McCleary deal could hurt teacher recruitment
State trade council votes to support Millennium
Opinion: Permanent shelter, not parking amnesty, for Seattle’s homeless

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Learn about EvCC’s new avionics program
Rampell: Sadly, some millennials keeping racism alive

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Highway 3 widening in Belfair now complete
Trump’s assertion left-wing protesters just as violent as white supremacists in Charlottesville sets of firestorm

News Tribune (subscription required)
Report of sexually explicit ‘locker room talk’ leads to firings at state fish hatchery (Blake)

New York Times
Trump blames ‘both sides’ in Virginia
Trump gives white supremacists an unequivocal boost
Premiums to soar if Trump cuts insurer subsidy, C.B.O says
Trump signs order rolling back environmental rules on infrastructure
After Charlottesville violence, colleges brace for more clashes

Olympian (subscription required)
Olympia vigil condemns Charlottesville violence

Puget Sound Business Journal
UW gets piece of USGS funding for ShakeAlert early earthquake warning system
When male unemployment rates rise, so do sexual harassment claims

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Seattle’s own monument to the Confederacy was erected on Capitol Hill in 1926 — and it’s still there
Taller buildings weighed for Seattle’s Uptown neighborhood
King County Metro transit workers approve inflation raises, guaranteed breaks
School stats: Here are the top 10 languages spoken by students learning English in Washington
Officials warn of solar eclipse Armageddon: Wildfires, unprecedented traffic, GPS miscues
Westneat: The best way to fight neo-Nazis is to … laugh?
Editorial: Keep up the anti-hate protests, peacefully
Opinion: There’s no common ground with white supremacists

Skagit Valley Herald
Sedro Woolley School District mulls bond proposal

USA Today
Fact check: Trump’s press conference, in context
Trump spoke of the ‘alt-left.’ Is that a thing?
Army helicopter goes down off Hawaii; 5 missing

Washington Post
Trump has a troubling tendency to blame ‘both sides’
Hope Hicks takes interim White House communications role amid search for Scaramucci replacement
White identity politics isn’t just about white supremacy. It’s much bigger.
Fentanyl linked to thousands of urban overdose deaths

Yakima Herald
Central Washington programs help at-risk young adults help themselves
School stats: Here are the top 10 languages spoken by students learning English in Washington
Editorial: After violence in Charlottesville, truths from past still hold today


Contract negotiations underway in many Washington state school districts
Energy secretary: Hanford budget will be enough to ‘get the job done”
Two inmates escape from Washington wildfire crew

After Charlottesville, Boeing CEO stays put while others quite Trump council

NW Public Radio
After Charlottesville, Boeing CEO stays put while others quit Trump council
Another ‘Sexualized Culture’ Investigation At Fish And Wildlife Leads To Firings
Energy Secretary: Hanford Budget Will Be Enough To ‘Get The Job Done’
WWII Vet Returns Flag Taken From Fallen Japanese Soldier In 1944

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