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Friday, February 24


Associated Press
Inslee says Trump immigration plan ‘mean spirited’
Officials in legal pot state vow to fight federal crackdown
Port Angeles paper mill has cut back on production
Senate passes bill making fourth DUI a felony
Washington ready to fight if necessary to keep its legal pot  (Goodman)
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee to meet with Trump Monday
US factory CEOs to Donald Trump: Jobs exist; skills don’t
Environmental and fishing groups sue to save salmon
Alaska AG says feds couldn’t overturn state’s pot law
Hanford pumps out contents of leaking nuclear waste tank

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)  
Your face, fingerprints, the way you walk — lawmakers want to protect your unique biometric data  (Morris)

Bothell Reporter 
The competing plans for a basic-education funding solution (Mullet, Hobbs, Takko, Lytton)

In Our View: Florist Ruling Got it Right
In Our View: Congress, OK Pot for Adults

Everett Herald (subscription required)  
Snohomish County economic outlook bright — for at least some
Governor’s order takes aim at Trump’s immigration policy (Ortiz-Self)
Northwest business owners optimistic about economy, survey finds
Washington Post: Bannon’s goal: ‘Deconstruction of the administrative state’

Journal of the San Juan Islands 
Public hospital district votes to draft contract to support Planned Parenthood
An update on Orcas School District bond measure
Senator Kevin Ranker urges, ‘take back our country’ (Ranker)

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)  
Kilmer draws large crowd of like-minded to town hall
White House expects Justice crackdown on legalized marijuana
Inslee says Trump immigration plan ‘mean spirited’

News Tribune (subscription required)  
Why Trump is having trouble rewriting his travel ban for 7 Muslim nations

New York Times 
One in Every 137 Teenagers Would Identify as Transgender, Report Says
Bathroom Case Puts Transgender Student on National Stage
Opinion: Janet Mock: Young People Get Trans Rights. It’s Adults Who Don’t.
Opinion: Trump Will Lose the Fight Over Bathrooms for Transgender Students

Olympian (subscription required)   
Your face, fingerprints, the way you walk – lawmakers want to protect your unique biometric data
State attorney general vows to defend Washington’s recreational pot laws
Deadly wrecks up dramatically across Washington in 2015
Editorial: Dental regulation bill protects patient safety

Puget Sound Business Journal 
Gov. Jay Inslee signs order to restrict state participation in federal immigration enforcement
Life sciences jobs fall away in Washington state
Opinion: Washington’s workplace pipeline needs support
Feds likely to target marijuana in states like Washington, White House says

Seattle Times (subscription required)  
Washington state’s sickest regions would take biggest hit if Obamacare is repealed
Inslee signs order limiting Washington state’s help in enforcing Trump’s immigration policies (Stanford)
Washington state will resist federal crackdown on legal weed, AG Ferguson says
Seattle may spend $6.5 million to expand free community-college program
Hundreds protest at U.S. Rep. Reichert’s office, demand town-hall meeting
McCleary roundup: House Democrats approve bill; no movement on levy cliff
Trending on Google: Yakima, Tri-Cities rank tops in nation for searches on ‘immigration’
Editorial: Sound Transit must heed Mercer Island’s transit concerns

Spokesman Review  
Amid fears of federal marijuana crackdown, state attorney general vows to ‘defend the will of Washington voters’
State agencies won’t enforce federal immigration laws, Inslee says
Shawn Vestal: It’s a mad time, and that’s democracy
Editorial: Maintain support for transgender protections

Tri-City Herald  
Letter: Legislators should support living wage for caregivers

USA Today 
Trump’s quick deportation plan may be illegal, past immigration chiefs say
Cannabis industry roiled by White House comments on enforcement

Washington Post 
Opinion: The White House’s thoughtless, cruel and sad rollback of transgender rights
Federal agents ask domestic flight passengers to show IDs in search for immigrant ordered deported
House GOP plans to keep some Medicaid expansion — and steer money to states that never bought in
The government now says 746 people were held due to the travel ban. Here’s why that number keeps changing.

Yakima Herald Republic  
Yakima residents continue to debate ‘welcoming city’


White House suggests enforcing federal marijuana laws
Why leave home? Three immigrants explain what brought them to Washington
Car-tab controversy makes its way to the state capitol
Hanford worker comp contractor sees contract cancelled
Inslee: WA will ‘not be willing participant’ in immigration crackdown
Rise of ‘Indivisible’ movement in Washington: Tea Party of the left?
Democrats, Republicans agree: Beer needs a break

Two new bills could ease car tab fees
New law would give WSP power to destroy confiscated guns
A doctor’s argument supporting soda taxes in Seattle
Amid new car-tab fees, state rep. fights to keep state honest
Seattle pot shop ‘not losing sleep’ over White House warning

Washington ready to fight if necessary to keep its legal pot

Washington AG ‘Deeply Disappointed’ By White House Comments On Marijuana
Inslee Says Washington Won’t Aid ‘Mean-Spirited Policies’ On Immigration
Can Tacoma Detention Center Handle An Influx Of New Deportation Cases?
Trump And Transgender Rights: What Just Happened?
Voters Trust The Media More Than Trump… Maybe

Rental discrimination is alive and well in oh-so liberal Seattle
This mom was a die-hard Rush Limbaugh fan. Then her kid came out as trans
Protesters make a house call on Reichert’s Issaquah office
Kansas Man Arrested In Shooting That Reportedly Targeted Foreigners
For Muslims in Seattle, the travel ban is just the tip of the iceberg
Progress and pushback: The history of equal rights in education
The Forgotten Clean Energy Source That Helps Power The Northwest
Lawsuit Seeks To Keep Columbia And Snake Rivers Cold For Salmon

NW Public Radio  
Inslee Says Washington Won’t Aid ‘Mean-Spirited Policies’ On Immigration
Lawsuit Seeks To Keep Columbia & Snake Rivers Cold For Salmon
Oregon Astronomers Plan To Check-Out New Star With Seven Exoplanets
Washington AG ‘Deeply Disappointed’ By White House Comments On Marijuana

Q13 TV (FOX)  
Undocumented immigrants with young American-citizen children urged to have plan in case deported
Ferguson: State ‘will use every tool at our disposal’ to fight feds to keep legal pot
Western Washington growth could impact public safety


Environmental prospects look iffy in Olympia (Tarleton, Morris)

Brace yourself for the Washington state/White House collision
White House: Yeah, we’re going to go after legal pot

Thursday, February 23


Associated Press
Washington House passes education proposal   (Chopp, Clibborn, Lovick, Lytton, Riccelli, Springer)
Inslee signs bill to improve dental care for state tribes   (McCoy)
Oregon joins suit against President Trump’s travel ban 
Detained ‘dreamer’ declines bond hearing for release 
Seattle mayor says Trump transgender move is ‘bullying’ 
Senate votes for bill to vacate victims’ prostitution crimes   (Saldana)
Oregon attorney general preparing to protect abortion rights

Aberdeen Daily World 
City Council accepts public’s Gateway Center choice
Ducky’s Bill set to die in committee if no action by Friday (Blake)
Letter: Chicken Little fear of oil trains

The Daily News  
Industry groups challenge EPA’s new fish consumption rule
Milbank: These are the American people Trump calls enemies of the American people

Everett Herald (subscription required)
State House passes education funding bill; challenges loom (Ortiz-Self, Lytton, Sullivan)
Political pragmatism blocks votes on death penalty, weapons (Jinkins, Chopp)
Snohomish County legislators push response to immigration order (Ortiz-Self, Peterson, Kagi, Kloba, Ryu, Palumbo, Habib, Chase)
Front Porch: Telephone Town Hall (Ortiz-Self, Peterson, Liias)
Two-thirds of Americans aren’t properly saving for retirement
Trump: $1 billion savings on Air Force One; military puzzled

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)  
Washington House passes education proposal (Lytton)
Inslee signs bill to improve dental care for state tribes (McCoy)
Letter: Long-term care trust act helps seniors and families (Jinkins)

News Tribune (subscription required)  
ACLU raises concerns with Lakewood’s rewrite of panhandling law
Editorial: Direct heat comes with the job, congressman

New York Times 
Trump Rescinds Protections for Transgender Students
Immigrants Hide, Fearing Capture on ‘Any Corner’
Opinion: Trump Will Lose the Fight Over Bathrooms for Transgender Students
Repeal of Health Law Faces Obstacles in House, Not Just in Senate
Fact-Checking Claims About Trump’s Travel Ban

Olympian (subscription required) 
State House passes plan to fix school funding, but not how to pay for it (Lytton)
Policy reversal shouldn’t affect Washington rules
Editorial: Ethics Board right to uphold rules for legislators

Puget Sound Business Journal 
Seattle-area tech company raided by immigration enforcement
Starbucks may have a loophole in Seattle mayor’s sugary drink tax proposal
Trump’s deportations could make worker shortages worse in these industries

Seattle Times (subscription required)  
Revised GOP plan to fund schools would boost taxes
Trump administration’s lifting of transgender-bathroom guidance won’t affect Washington students
Anti-Chinese laws show immigration hysteria isn’t new
Washington State Ferries looks to train workforce of its future as retirements loom
Navigating minefield of student-immigration questions, widely honored teacher to host town hall
Yellow roses, memorial fund for missing crab-boat crew
Editorial: Lawmakers must talk with each other to reach McCleary deal (Sullivan)
Editorial: Time to move on from charter-schools lawsuit

USA Today 
Trump fears come true for LGBTQ: Column 
Trump administration rolls back transgender student restroom protections 

Washington Post 
How today’s visa restrictions might impact tomorrow’s America
Trump administration rolls back protections for transgender students
Trump: ‘We’re getting really bad dudes out of this country’ in ‘military operation’

Yakima Herald Republic  
Crowds rally, call for town hall meetings with Congressman Dan Newhouse 
Activists plan town hall meeting without Newhouse 


Father speaks out about son’s overdose to raise awareness in Orting
Smartphones blamed for rising insurance rates
Bill would expand how police can collect DNA (Orwall)
How good are Washington state bridges and ferries?

A look inside McNeil Island, where the state houses sexual predators
Kent kindergartner recreates iconic photos of notable black women for Black History Month

Education Plans Move Forward In Washington Legislature  (Sullivan)
Murray Calls Trump Immigration Policy ‘Very Wrongheaded’
Washington Lawmakers Consider Bill To Change Drunk Driving Law  (Lovick)
Crews Struggle To Fix Roads Hammered By Snow And Rain East Of The Cascades
Trump Administration Rescinds Obama Rule On Transgender Students’ Bathroom Use
Gov. Brown Working To Secure Health Insurance For All Oregon Kids
Will Oregon Lawmakers Create An Impeachment Process?
Oregon Governor Rolls Out Gun Control Legislation

Black Diamond, a town frozen in time, is poised to boom
Transgender activists see big setback in Trump’s rollback on school bathrooms
Teen birth rate down by 55 percent in King County
A community turned on her trans kid but this Southern Baptist mom isn’t backing down
Immigration Policies In Some Northwest Cities Clash With Federal Approach
Making Sure Salmon Can Cross (Under) The Roads In Washington
Anger Rises Across The Country At GOP Congressional Town Halls

NW Public Radio 
Avista Opens Electric Vehicle Charging Station In Rural Eastern Washington
Crews Struggle To Fix Roads Hammered By Snow And Rain East Of The Cascades
Education Plans Move Forward In Washington Legislature
Immigration Policies In Some Northwest Cities Clash With Federal Approach
Murray Calls Trump Immigration Policy ‘Very Wrongheaded’

Q13 TV (FOX)  
Orting heroin overdose sparks community to demand city get addiction services, shut down drug house


Teachers face layoffs as Inslee urges legislators to act (Sullivan)
Portland erupted over body cam issue. Seattle, not so much.
Engaging or targeting? FBI cold-calls Seattle Muslims

Seattle P.I.
Trump withdraws federal protection for transgender kids’ bathroom choice
Detained Seattle ‘Dreamer’ demands another day in court
Trump approval is down, backing for Obamacare is up: NBC/Survey Monkey poll

Now’s the time to stand up for trans students in Washington state
Trump scraps protections for trans students

Wednesday, February 22


Associated Press
Inslee, school superintendents call for local levy fix
U.S. appeals court upholds Maryland’s ban on assault rifles
Pipeline protesters call for Bellingham to drop US Bank
Tacoma Fire revises hiring after firefighter’s drug death
Utility plans prolonged low levels at lake over quake fears
Colstrip owner pushes for tax break to keep plant units open

Aberdeen Daily World  
More than half of area schools K-3 grades qualify for state poverty class size funding
Emergency cold-weather shelter continues in Aberdeen

I-5 Bridge bill is downgraded (Cleveland)
In Our View: Cellphones, Autos Bad Mix

The Daily News  
Congress bill would require military vets convicted of child abuse to pay restitution
No big delays expected for McMenamins
Pensions driving Rainier schools budget deficit
Rally seeks more town halls with Herrera Beutler
Takko, Braun seek constitutional protection for hunting, fishing (Takko)

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Trump plan to compete jets ‘doesn’t make sense,’ lawmaker says
Door closes on Obama administration’s open data efforts
Trump administration poised to change transgender student bathroom guidelines
Burbank: Tax breaks for Boeing have helped send jobs out of state
Robinson: Obamacare may not survive, but it changed American minds
Editorial: Scale back credit requirement for high school diploma (Ortiz-Self)

Journal of the San Juan Islands 
Letter: Unstable President

Kirkland Reporter 
King County Council remembers 75th anniversary of Exec. Order 9066
Rep. Goodman takes on issue of prisoners’ early release, mistakes

News Tribune (subscription required)  
New Trump deportation rules allow far more expulsions
Liberal activists warn party’s lawmakers: Primaries are coming
Opinion: Free speech does not include discrimination

New York Times 
Major Elements of Trump’s New Immigration Policies
New Trump Deportation Rules Allow Far More Expulsions 
Opinion: Mr. Trump’s ‘Deportation Force’ Prepares an Assault on American Values

Olympian (subscription required)   
Opinion: The education gap between left and right

Peninsula Daily News
Inslee, school superintendents call for local levy fix

Puget Sound Business Journal 
Washington state’s deadliest occupations ranked
Hundreds of restaurants jump into political fray, join ‘sanctuary’ initiative

Seattle Times (subscription required)  
New report: 80 percent of Washington’s novice teachers still in class after five years
Programming classes for nontechnical workers, now at Seattle Central College
Seattle could sue feds over Trump executive order
Seattle council approves big U District upzone
Mayor Ed Murray proposes $55 million a year property-tax levy to fight homelessness
Opinion: ‘Dreamers’ help make America great — don’t deport them
Editorial: There’s room for improvement in inquest process

Skagit Valley Herald  
State considering buying land in Skagit County
Samish weigh in on Swinomish boundaries

Spokesman Review
Timing a key to avoid layoff notices for some Washington school districts
‘Just Want Privacy’ organizing to try again to overturn Washington’s transgender bathroom rule
A month after being booed at MLK Day rally, McMorris Rodgers tours MLK Family Outreach Center in Spokane
Editorial: Distracted driving law needs an update

With Growth of the Gig Economy, States Rethink How Workers Get Benefits (Farrell)

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber 
Local journalists talk shop in eraof ‘alternative facts,’ ‘fake news’

Wenatchee World (subscription required) 
Overflow crowd turns out for town hall without Reichert
Rookie rep aims to bring business perspective to state, district issues
Hawkins finds his footing | New 12th District senator balances work and family

Yakima Herald Republic  
Bill to extend hate crime protections to police officers moves forward in state Senate 
Rep. Gina McCabe’s ‘Travis Alert’ bill passes House committee 
Editorial: Charters get well-deserved victory in court ruling 


Low-income students would benefit from ‘Promise’ of tuition-free college (Pollet)
Car-tab confusion: the math behind your big bill
Know Your Rights training in Seattle for immigrants concerned about their future
DAPL protesters call for Bellingham to drop US Bank
Murray proposes homeless tax, may sue Trump administration
Seattle rent is high, but not highest in state

Push for ‘panic button’ app at every Washington school
Eastside leaders fed up with traffic backups

Murray opening Emergency Operations Center to combat homelessness in city

Washington Lawmakers Consider Bill To Change Drunk Driving Law
Bill Would Suspend Drivers License Of Those Soliciting Prostitutes In Oregon
Conservative Justices Skeptical Of Extending Constitution Beyond U.S. Border
Secretary Of State Rex Tillerson Keeps Low Profile Since Taking Office

This Somali man dreams of Seattle. For now, he’s in a refugee camp
GOP Considers Trimming Health Law’s 10 Essential Benefits
To Pressure Elected Officials, ‘Indivisible’ Activists Consult Tea Party Playbook
Trump’s billionaire pick for commerce, oceans chief keeping his fleet of oil tankers
Muslim Brotherhood, Mainstream In Many Countries, May Be Listed As Terror Group
NW immigrant advocates: Legal challenges likely on new deportation policies
Washington Grizzly Bear Public Meetings Kick Off
Honey Bees May Be Harmed By Crop-Protecting Fungicides

NW Public Radio  
Lawmakers Move To Revive Plan To Replace I-5 Bridge Over Columbia River
Students Could Be Barred From Coeur d’Alene School District If Unvaccinated
Washington Lawmakers Consider Bill To Change Drunk Driving Law

Q13 TV (FOX)  
Seattle mayor proposes tax on sugary drinks to help fund education
Seattle mayor may sue Trump over immigration information; city files requests to see documents


Opinion: Ready to run again, Ed Murray seeks more taxes
Opinion: Seattle isn’t the national leader it thought it was
Opinion: The one group that can rein in Trump? His own party

Syria to Seattle in the Age of Trump

Seattle P.I.
Seattle immigrants, lawmakers on alert over new deportation rules

Tuesday, February 21


Associated Press
Washington lawmakers seek help for tiny home market  (Blake)
Bill seeks permanent protection for sexual assault victims 
Franklin County declares emergency for rural road damage 
Lawmakers seek to give Washington schools chief more power 
Federal judge sets March 8 deadline on document decision

Aberdeen Daily World  
Hatchery has successes but struggles financially
Commercial salmon disaster funding awaiting congressional approval

Bainbridge Island Review 
2017 Legislative Session | Thriving state marijuana market gets potful of legislative attention (Sawyer, Farrell)

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)  
Washington is a state of fear for many Latino immigrants 

I-5 Bridge bill gets hearings in Olympia (Cleveland, Takko, Wylie, Stonier)
First cutoff date at Washington Legislature culls bills that won’t fly (Stonier, Wylie, Cleveland)
Brancaccio: Press Talk: Boy, did I need help to make it (Wylie)
Bills seek to address growth ruling (Stanford, Springer)

The Daily News 
Capitol Dispatch: Lawmakers push for deadline on environmental impact statements (Blake, Takko)
Letters: Citizens better off with armed law enforcement

Everett Herald (subscription required)  
Monroe lawmaker wants more ballot drop boxes in county
Obscure law lets government read older email without warrant
Legalized same-sex marriage linked to fewer youth suicide tries
Editorial: Better access to school breakfasts benefits students

Kirkland Reporter 
House passes Rep. Goodman’s bill protecting sexual assault (Goodman)
Walen announces run for re-election to Kirkland City Council

News Tribune (subscription required)  
Parents object to longer bus rides for some students in Tacoma gifted program
Editorial: Common cause for Tacoma-area immigrants, 75 years apart
Department of Homeland Security memos outline expanded immigration enforcement

New York Times 
Trump Details Plans to Deport Millions of Immigrants
New Trump Deportation Rules Allow Far More Expulsions

Olympian (subscription required)   
President’s Day draws education rally to state Capitol
Lawmaker seeks to shrink building codes to fit tiny homes (Blake)
Trump lawyers battling over how far they can go in new travel ban for 7 Muslim nations

Peninsula Daily News
With cutoff past, lawmakers look to talks, votes on school funding (Van De Wege, Chapman, Tharinger)

Queen Anne & Magnolia News 
‘It was a long, hard fought battle’

Seattle Times (subscription required)  
A school librarian leads drive that’s netted 1,000 books for homeless students
Seattle is a world-class city — for traffic congestion
In ‘tough times,’ Seattle mosque gets added boost from mayor’s speech
U District upzone: Handful of landowners have most to gain
With more than 200 dead, state’s flu season may have peaked
Keystone debate: Is there really a need for so many new oil pipelines?
Editorial: Washington Supreme Court puts a ring around anti-discrimination law

Skagit Valley Herald
Legislators have new plan to save Blanchard forest (Morris, Lytton)

Spokesman Review  
Inslee, Washington Republicans spar over how to react to Obamacare changes
Washington Senate considers outside oversight of prisons
U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers defends Trump in telephone town hall
‘Teach-in’ at Gonzaga University protests Dakota Access oil pipeline
Federal judge sets records deadline in torture suit against Spokane psychologists Mitchell and Jessen
Water level falls on Latah Creek, but many Spokane County roads closed by flooding
Spokane physicians declare $191 million bankruptcy

Tri-City Herald  
Senate bill to improve coroner inquests moves forward 

USA Today 
Homeland Security unveils sweeping plan to deport undocumented immigrants

Washington Post 
Trump administration seeks to prevent ‘panic’ over new immigration enforcement policies

Wenatchee World (subscription required) 
Lake Chelan study brings community together
NCW Health | An age tax, by any other name

Yakima Herald Republic  
Other Views: How Trump, IRS make ACA worse 


Should Washington lower the legal alcohol limit?
Homeland Security unveils sweeping plan to deport undocumented immigrants

Wash. state gives Trump administration ideas for federal infrastructure spending
Wash. senator seeks Department of Justice intervention in local plan for…
Spokane woman tells governor her life depends on Affordable Care Act
Lawmaker seeks to shrink building codes to fit tiny homes  (Blake)

Former Washington State Senator ‘Very Excited’ About Pruitt Confirmation To Head EPA
Unpacking Government: How Does Law Enforcement Deal With Civil Disobedience?
No Loss For Words As Immigrants And Refugees Chat With Tacoma Locals At ‘Talk Time’
After Underage Sex Comments, Milo Yiannopoulos Loses CPAC Invite, Book Deal
On the Knife’s Edge: Using Therapy To Address Violence Among Teens

Supreme Court To Decide If Mexican Nationals May Sue For Border Shooting
An Obama-era national security advisor argues for diversity as Trump appoints McMaster
Remembering the center of Seattle’s Islamophobia, post 9/11 (KIRO Radio) 
Washington senator insists insurance bill is not about gun control (Chase)


Uber, Lyft could score win in Olympia (Hobbs)
Is Dave Reichert getting a bit comfy in his district?

Happy Presidents’ Day? What to Look for This Week in Seattle Politics

Monday, February 20


Associated Press
Washington teacher on leave over offensive Facebook post 
Executive order that incarcerated Japanese Americans is 75 
Trump travel ban personal for young lawyer who led fight  (Pettigrew)
Bill advances that would exempt some info about wolf attacks  (Hudgins)
Car-tab fees up after passage of transportation package
Hundreds rally in Oregon’s capital for immigrant rights
Drugs vanish at some VA hospitals

Aberdeen Daily World 
More modern design wanted for Gateway Center
Homeland Security expands immigrant population who can be deported
Sparked by local march, new activist group forms

Bainbridge Island Review 
2017 Legislative Session | Universities’ secret presidential selection process sparks Senate oversight proposal
2017 Legislative Session | Democrats seek to shield Washingtonians from president’s executive orders
Attorney General Ferguson: President Trump concedes defeat on travel ban

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)  
‘You and your family are fired … Love you’: Dozens lose jobs over immigrant protest 
New approach puts fewer young offenders in detention center

Bothell Reporter 
Northshore lawmakers seek to shield Washingtonians from President’s executive orders (Palumbo, Saldana, Farrell, Ortiz-Self, Stanford)
Thriving state marijuana market gets potful of legislative attention (Sawyer, Farrell)

Clark County council neutral on I-5 Bridge
In Our View: Funding Education

The Daily News
Capitol Dispatch: Lawmakers push for deadline on environmental impact statements (Takko)
Port handles another beer-related product

Everett Herald (subscription required)  
Lawmakers seek to give state schools chief more power (Santos, Springer)
Everett’s suit against OxyContin maker moves to federal court
‘We did not start this fight’: Scientists rally in Boston
Trump budget could affect Sound Transit light-rail expansion
Fewer credits may be required for graduation (Ortiz-Self, Springer)
When a generation of business owners reaches retirement age
US student debt hits record for 18th consecutive year
Commentary: Facts, not fear, should direct U.S. refugee policy
Commentary: Gun violence crisis requires range of solutions
Editorial: Make Sasquatch state’s official ‘cryptid’ before Oregon does
Editorial: Washington and Lincoln’s wisdom always relevant

Federal Way Mirror 
Reeves bill to improve health of credit unions passes House (Reeves)

Journal of the San Juan Islands 
Study says seals eat more chinook than southern residents
New bill proposed for outdoor preschool (Ranker)

Kirkland Reporter 
Thriving state marijuana market gets potful of legislative attention (Sawyer, Farrell)
Kirkland City Council to hold public hearing on Inclusive City actions tomorrow
Kirkland senator seeks to shield Washingtonians from President’s executive orders (Palumbo, Saldana, Farrell, Ortiz-Self, Stanford, Darneille)

Kitsap Daily News 
Opponents see parallels between FDR, Trump’s executive orders
Democrats seek to shield Washingtonians from president’s executive orders
Universities’ closed-door selection process sparks Senate oversight proposal

News Tribune (subscription required)  
‘Our existence is not a crime’
Higher car-tab bills landing in mailboxes with ST3 tax hike
Washington is a state of fear for many Latino immigrants

New York Times 
Trump Proposal Would Deport More Immigrants Immediately 
Ryancare: You Can Pay More for Less!

Olympian (subscription required)   
Contentious town halls over health care? Sounds familiar for Democrats in Washington state
“You and your family are fired … Love you’: Dozens lose jobs over immigrant protest
Lawmakers seek to shrink building codes to fit tiny homes
Ethics board fines Puyallup lawmaker $5,000 over Facebook posts
Editorial: The conservative case for a carbon tax

Peninsula Daily News  
EYE ON OLYMPIA: With cutoff past, lawmakers look to talks, votes on school funding (Van De Wege, Chapman, Tharinger)

Puget Sound Business Journal 
Tech layoffs surged in 2016, and 2017 doesn’t look much brighter
Opinion: Repeal the medical device tax to help Washington’s companies thrive

Redmond Reporter 
Organizations combat apartment evictions that lead to homelessness

Renton Reporter 
Levy cliff could cost RSD $11 million and 150 teachers

Seattle Times (subscription required)  
Tribes bury remains of ancient ancestor, also called Kennewick Man
Melinda Gates is on a mission to boost women in tech fields
Sticker shock as much higher car-tab bills land in mailboxes
Westneat: Bikers and firefighters: At this rate, everyone is going to want anti-bias protection
State senator wants Justice Department to stop King County from opening safe-consumption sites for drug users (Kuderer)
How a protest spawned the Seattle Seven, a contentious court battle — and ‘The Big Lebowski’
Students frustrated trying to get into UW’s strict engineering program
King County judge rules state’s charter-school law is constitutional
Editorial: Congressional investigation of Russia must get full support of Republicans, President Trump
Opinion: To federal-government workers: Persist!
Editorial: George Washington tweets? Advice for the president in about 140 characters

Seattle Weekly  
State Republican Asks DoJ to Stop Seattle’s Planned Safe Drug Site
Judge Kicks Can on Whether Feds Can Jail and Deport DACA Recipient

Skagit Valley Herald  
With changes looming on Blanchard Mountain, volunteers continue to preserve Oyster Dome
Local small businesses feel impact of minimum wage increase
Letter: ACA has widespread impact

Spokesman Review  
State Republican education funding proposal jeopardizes poorest students, Spokane educators say (Billig)
Proposals to split Washington, end capital punishment fail to survive critical deadline
Spokane County adopts new record-keeping policy, aims to get rid of paper storage
Sen. Michael Baumgartner wants Washington Legislature to oversee high school sports leagues
Fire marshal clarifies occupancy limit at McMorris Rodgers’ Spokane office
With opioid deaths on the rise, Spokane County expands methadone treatment program
Kalispel Tribe’s Glen Nenema has spent four decades in charge, and he’s not done yet
Spokane Valley officials still not talking about why two top staffers abruptly resigned
Spin Control: Advocates plant the spores for naming Washington state mushroom
Editorial: Court upheld law, equality in florist case
Editorial: Feds should refrain from marijuana crackdown

Tri-City Herald  
Guest Opinion: A conservative solution to climate change 

Washington Post 
Memos signed by DHS secretary describe sweeping new guidelines for deporting illegal immigrants
The prospects of a quick Obamacare repeal are sinking fast

Wenatchee World (subscription required) 
Deputies: Former secretary admits to irrigation district theft
Two NCW projects on acquisition list
Outdoor cannabis regulation continues to puzzle

Yakima Herald Republic  
Large crowd at Yakima meetings shows fears of deportation 


Study ranks Seattle as 10th worst commute in the nation
Raw sewage dump into Puget Sound has crews working around the clock
Thousands expected at ‘Not My Presidents Day’ rallies Monday

Drivers in ST3 district seeing car tabs triple
Will John Lennon be Wash. state’s 28th specialty license plate?
Protesters to form human chain for education funding

‘I still have rights here.’ Redmond mosque hosts free legal clinic
Interned Japanese Americans found sanctuary city in Pacific Northwest
AP source: Revised travel ban targets same countries

Washington Lawmaker Predicts Police Deadly Force Law Will Change This Year
Unpacking Government: How Does Law Enforcement Deal With Civil Disobedience?
Seattle’s First Big Move Toward Density: The U District
Trump Says, ‘Look What’s Happening In Sweden.’ Sweden Asks, ‘Wait, What?’
A Thriving Rural Town’s Winning Formula Faces New Threats Under Trump Administration
Farming Behind Barbed Wire: Japanese-Americans Remember WWII Incarceration
How A Washington Farm Town Became A Hub For The World’s Data
For Sexual Assault Survivors, More Information Does Not Always Lead To More Justice

This Somali man dreams of Seattle. For now, he’s in a refugee camp
Rare, haunting photos from the Japanese internment
Growing up Japanese-American in a time of Islamophobia
Longtime EPA foe now the boss. Ex-staffers in Seattle predict chaos.
It was a ‘Day Without Immigrants’ in Seattle
Would Trump nominee help overturn Washington state florist case? (KIRO Radio) 
Beaches closed after leak dumps untreated sewage into Puget Sound
Seattle ranks 10th in country for time spent in traffic
New standard WA driver’s licenses still won’t get you through airport security after changes

NW Public Radio  
Ethics Board Fines Washington Legislator For Posting Taxpayer-Funded Videos On Facebook
Former Washington State Senator ‘Very Excited’ About Pruitt Confirmation To Head EPA
Washington Governor Wouldn’t Order National Guard To Round-Up Immigrants
Washington Lawmaker Predicts Police Deadly Force Law Will Change This Year
WSU President: Student Athletic Fee May Be Withdrawn

Q13 TV (FOX)  
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