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Wednesday, Jan. 17

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Associated Press
Trump administration appeals ruling on young immigrants
Business group asks Congress for protection for marijuana 
Some businesses backing Washington carbon tax measure 
GOP senator denounces Trump attacks, recalls Stalin rhetoric
John Spellman, last Republican elected Washington governor, dead at age 91
Senate committee hears testimony on gun control bills (Van De Wege)
Seattle-area immigrant activist says she faces deportation
Seattle mayor wants to use money from land sale for homeless

Aberdeen Daily World
Chapman bill calls for one year of free tuition at local community colleges in rural counties (Chapman)
Now in the majority, Washington state Democrats press for tighter gun laws (Takko, Blake, Pedersen)

Auburn Reporter
Legislature takes important step toward resolving capital budget issue

Bainbridge Island Review
Legislature takes important step toward resolving capital budget issue | 2018 Legislative Session

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Is Seattle’s homeless crisis the worst in the country? 
U.S. moving to deport outspoken Tacoma immigration activist 

Bothell Reporter
46th District legislators talk 2018 session priorities (Pollet, Valdez, Frockt)

Columbian
In Our View: Legislature, Lead on Guns
Letter: Stonier works for those in need (Stonier)

The Daily News
Rainier public works manager resigns
Running Start enrollment explodes
Opinion: Title only bills

Everett Herald (subscription required)
More help is coming for homeless addicts (Palumbo)
John Spellman was last GOP governor of Washingon
County hopes new plan for addicts beats crossing its fingers
Fallen Pierce County deputy to be laid to rest Wednesday

The Island Guardian
John Dennis Spellman

Journal of the San Juan Islands
How vessel noise affects killer whales
What we can do today to help the orcas | Reporter’s Notebook
Sen. Ranker comments on carbon tax proposal (Ranker)

Kirkland Reporter
Inslee talks education, carbon tax and opioid crisis

My Ballard
What if the Sounder train added a Ballard stop?

News Tribune (subscription required)
Apartment project meant to help people might be cancelled if state budget doesn’t pass
U.S. moving to deport outspoken Tacoma immigration activist
Opinion: We don’t take four-letter (or eight-letter) words lightly

New York Times
G.O.P. to Use Children’s Health Insurance as Lure for Averting Shutdown

Northwest Labor Press
With logjam gone, new life for labor bills that died last year  (Keiser, Cleveland, Saldana)

Olympian (subscription required)
Editorial: Deadly risk of policing is brought home again

Peninsula Daily News
PAT NEAL: Fish, orca and humans all doomed
Legislature takes step toward resolving capital budget issue

Puget Sound Business Journal
Tick-tock, legislators: Millions for affordable housing at risk as deadline looms
Former Gov. John Spellman dies; ‘We have a lost a giant’
As shutdown talk rises, Trump’s immigration words pose risks for both parties

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Former Washington governor, King County executive John Spellman dies
$11 million from South Lake Union property sale proposed for Seattle homeless crisis
House bill would require train-stopping technology, following Washington Amtrak derailment
Navy to pay for water-filter system after chemicals found in Whidbey Island wells
Betsy DeVos approves Washington state’s Every Student Succeeds Act plan
Activist Maru Mora-Villalpando says ICE using deportation threat as ‘intimidation tactic’
FYI Guy: More than half of Seattle’s software developers were born outside U.S.
Editorial: Don’t add a work requirement to Medicaid
Fund entire mental-health system, starting at the community level

Spokesman Review
Bump stock ban passes committee (Pedersen)
John Spellman, Washington’s last Republican governor, dies

Tri-City Herald
Haler ‘fix’ would have cut voters out of sales tax decisions 

USA Today
I agree with Donald Trump, we should have voter ID. Here’s how and why.
Here are details of latest bipartisan DACA deal to protect DREAMers

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Death Penalty is no longer needed in Washington

Washington Post
A burst of acrimony on Capitol Hill threatens immigration deal

Wenatchee World
Grant County jobless rate tumbles as temp hiring surges

Whidbey News-Times
Federal marijuana stance doesn’t change anything for Whidbey entrepreneurs, law enforcement

Yakima Herald Republic
Authorities say trespassers at Rattlesnake Ridge landslide risking safety, arrest
Fury over Department of Licensing leads to series of changes
Bill banning ‘bump stocks’ passes committee (Pedersen)
Betsy DeVos approves Washington state’s Every Student Succeeds Act plan

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KING5 TV (NBC)
Public urged to line streets for procession for fallen deputy
Washington and Oregon get extension on real ID compliance
Bill would allow K-12 schools to administer opioid overdose drug

KOMO4 TV (ABC)
Public urged to line procession route for fallen Pierce Co. Sheriff’s Deputy
Vashon Island residents turn to legislature to fix ferry issues (Clibborn)

KNKX FM
Northwest Immigrant Rights Activist Maru Mora Villalpando Faces Deportation
Procession, Memorial Service For Fallen Pierce County Deputy To Be Held Wednesday 
Northwest Companies Raise Real Dough With New Virtual Currencies Amid Warnings
Bump Stock Ban Faces Uncertain Future In Washington Legislature   (Chopp, Nelson)
Washington State Lawmakers Tackle Opioid Epidemic
Washington State Senators 
Hear Testimony On Carbon Tax

KUOW FM
ICE moves to deport well-known Northwest activist
Turning Soybeans Into Diesel Fuel Is Costing Us Billions

NW Public Radio
Bump Stock Ban Faces Uncertain Future In Washington Legislature
Former Washington Governor John Spellman Dies At Age 91
Washington Lawmakers Tackle Opioid Epidemic, But Much Work Remains
WSU Quarterback Tyler Hilinski Dies, Pullman Police Confirm

Q13 TV (FOX)
Your standard Washington ID won’t get you through airport in 2020
Since pot legalization, driving under influence has steadily risen, state says

Web

Crosscut
6 environmental issues to watch in Olympia
Despite talk of more agents in West, ICE is mum on numbers

Publicola
Did Seattle Jump the Gun on a World Cup Bid?

Seattle Met
Rape Survivors in Washington State Run Against a Ticking Clock (Orwall)

Slog
Diving deeper into King County’s third-in-the-nation homelessness numbers

Tuesday, Jan. 16

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Associated Press
Senate committee hears testimony on gun control bills (Van de Wege)
State won’t release driver’s license info without order

Auburn Reporter
Lawmakers say DISCLOSE Act would bring campaign donations out of the shadows (Billig)
Gun rights activists call for a halt to five firearm bills

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
DOL’s deputy director resigns, and ICE agents will now need a court order for records 
See the latest drone footage of Rattlesnake Ridge crack 

Bothell Reporter
Lawmaker unveils ambitious plan to protect Salish Sea (Ranker)

Columbia Basin Herald
Possible Hirst fix passes first legislative hurdle  (Van De Wege)

Columbian
Stonier now deputy whip for House Democrats (Stonier, Ricceli)
In Our View: Prepare for Nuke Attack

The Daily News
Takko and Blake could scuttle raft of gun control bills (Blake, Takko)

Everett Herald (subscription required)
More help is coming for homeless addicts
Gun control debate flares anew in Olympia (Pedersen)
Vegas, LA, Phoenix, and more destinations from Paine Field
Letter: Housing projects depend on capital budget passage by Jan. 17

Kirkland Reporter
Lawmaker unveils ambitious plan to protect Salish Sea (Ranker)

News Tribune (subscription required)
Editorial: Elected leaders can help food trucks keep rolling

New York Times
As Shutdown Talk Rises, Trump’s Immigration Words Pose Risks for Both Parties
Democrats Add Momentum to G.O.P. Push to Loosen Banking Rules

Olympian (subscription required)
DOL’s deputy director resigns, and ICE agents will now need a court order for records
State Senate to consider public subsidies for PawSox stadium

Peninsula Daily News
Governor rolls out carbon tax proposal; Republicans balk

Puget Sound Business Journal
As shutdown talk rises, Trump’s immigration words pose risks for both parties

Renton Reporter
Editorial Cartoon: Future of the legislature
Commentary: Better luck this year, Eyman

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Former Washington governor, King County executive John Spellman dies
Is Seattle’s homeless crisis the worst in the country?
Washington state will require court order to release driver’s license info to immigration authorities
Rep. Pramila Jayapal to boycott State of the Union address due to ‘racism’ from White House
Alaska Airlines to begin flights to 8 West Coast cities from Everett’s Paine Field this fall
Most people got an ‘F’ on our year-end education quiz
Oregon considers cap-and-trade system for carbon emissions
Now in the majority, Washington state Democrats press for tighter gun laws (Takko, Pedersen, Blake)
On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, thousands gather and march through Seattle
Editorial: City shouldn’t create carveouts just to dodge lawsuits
Hurst: Banning guns in state Senate, House galleries is common sense

Seattle Weekly
Washington Renters’ Protections May Be On the Way (Macri)

Spokesman Review
Washington Senate panel could vote Tuesday on ‘bump stock’ ban (Pedersen)
Both sides gearing up for fight over gun control bills in Washington Legislature (Pedersen)
Greater campaign information required by bills (Billig, Hunt)
Spin Control: First week of the session featured
Home-grown recreational pot limits considered by Washington House

USA Today
On DREAMers and border security, Congress should just do it: Gov. Rick Scott

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Plan to keep insurance rates down in state is solid

Washington Post
Shutdown looms as Republicans seek short-term spending deal for government
The Senate’s push to overrule the FCC on net neutrality now has 50 votes, Democrats say

Yakima Herald Republic
MLK Day marches, events, reflect tumultuous political climate
State lawmakers hoping to decriminalize common cases of driving with suspended license
Legislators fight to keep records secret — and soak taxpayers

Broadcast

KING5 TV (NBC)
New bill could save net neutrality in Washington (Hansen)
Deputy prosecutor fights for enhanced background checks on weapon purchases
Citing White House racism, Jayapal skipping State Of The Union
Amtrak hires airline expert to improve safety

KIRO7 TV (CBS)
State lawmakers to vote on bump stock ban
Democrats worry planned cuts to car-tab fees could endanger Tacoma light rail

KOMO4 TV (ABC)
Hundreds sign banner in Maple Valley to honor fallen deputy’s sacrifice
Department of Licensing has shake-up after immigration controversy
New gun measures in Olympia gather support, opposition
Slow-moving landslide near Yakima has residents on high alert

KNKX FM
State Farm, A Major Tacoma Employer, Is Leaving
Seattle Gears Up For Women’s March 2.0
Bill Would Exclude For-Profit Schools From Washington State Financial Aid Programs  (Hansen)

KUOW FM
Food Stamp Program Makes Fresh Produce More Affordable
Victims Of Las Vegas Shooting Testify On Gun Legislation In Olympia

NW Public Radio
Electric Car Tax Incentive Expires Soon In Washington, Just Starting In Oregon
Las Vegas Shooting Victims Testify In Olympia On Proposed Washington Gun Legislation
Proposed Health Care Bill Would Help Pacific Islanders In Washington

Q13 TV (FOX)
Bill in Legislature would allow state to prepare for nuclear attack
Inslee wants to spend millions to fight opioid epidemic

Web

Crosscut
As Seattle housing prices soar, Section 8 vouchers don’t help as much as they used to

MyNorthwest.com
Gov. Inslee ‘angered’ over DOL providing private information to feds

Publicola
Seattle Activists Had a Lot to Protest on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Slog
The Morning News: An unusually warm Seattle winter, and a gun debate that’s still hot
Seattle-area rents drop to a level that’s still far from affordable for most

Monday, Jan. 15

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Associated Press
Missile-alert mistake feeds doubts about a real emergency
Washington, Idaho officials say saving roadkill makes sense 
Oregon governor office: Zinke to reconsider drilling off Oregon
King’s words still inspire nearly 50 years after his death
Trump says program to protect ‘Dreamers’ is ‘probably dead’
Justices to hear Washington appeal of salmon habitat order
U.S. review shows pesticides harm threatened salmon, whales

Aberdeen Daily World
Hospital lays off 21, jobs outsourced
First United closes Revival shelter

Auburn Reporter
Lawmakers say DISCLOSE Act would bring campaign donations out of the shadows (Billig)
Gun rights activists call for a halt to five firearm bills
Legislators consider expanding voting rights

Bainbridge Island Review
State rep reflects on ‘the speech that inspired a nation’ (Hansen)
Back in the Majority, Senate Democrats moving fast to pass backlogged bills | 2018 Legislative Session (Pedersen, Cleveland, Billig)
Gun rights activists call for a halt to five firearm bills | 2018 Legislative Session
Water use set to weigh heavily on lawmakers | 2018 Legislative Session (Van De Wege)
Legislators consider expanding voting rights | 2018 Legislative Session

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Gov. Inslee’s climate-change advisers draw scrutiny 
After flip on Florida, Inslee wants Washington waters saved from drilling, too 

Bothell Reporter
High hopes for new leadership in Olympia | Guest editorial

Columbian
State pitches health insurance bill  (Cleveland, Cody)
Rep. Liz Pike announces retirement from politics

The Daily News
No sense in carbon tax  (Blake, Takko)

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Proposed bill ties affordable housing with sales tax funds (Robinson)
Bald eagle no longer listed as ‘sensitive species’ in the state
Commentary: What’s love got to do with MLK Jr.’s dream?
Editorial: A nuclear war planner’s warning to U.S. and world

Federal Way Mirror
Gun rights activists call for a halt to five firearm bills (Blake)
Back in the majority, Senate Democrats moving fast to pass backlogged bills (Dhingra, Pedersen, Senn, Cleveland, Billig)
State lawmakers hear a proposal to outlaw sexual orientation conversion therapy (Liias)
Lawmakers seek to bring campaign donations out of the shadows (Billig)
Lawmakers consider expanding voting rights
New bill could put Washington salmon farms in jeopardy (Ranker)
Lawmaker unveils ambitious plan to protect Salish Sea (Ranker)

The Inlander
Washington’s school funding bill backfired for some districts

Issaquah-Sammamish Reporter
Back in the majority, Senate Democrats moving fast to pass backlogged bills (Dhingra, Pedersen, Senn, Cleveland, Billig)
Legislators consider expanding voting rights
Lawmaker unveils ambitious plan to protect Salish Sea (Ranker)

Journal of the San Juan Islands
New bill could put Washington salmon farms in jeopardy (Ranker, Van de Wege, McCoy
Governor rolls out carbon tax proposal (Nelson, Carlyle, Fitzgibbon)

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Impact of new state school tax gets real
Voters to consider new Mason County high school
Editorial: Fixes for our ferry concerns
Op-ed: EPA funding critical to salmon and clean water

News Tribune (subscription required)
Democrats worry planned cuts to car-tab fees could endanger Tacoma light rail (Liias, Pellicciotti)
Editorial: Civic agenda: What we’ll stand up for in 2018

New York Times
Hopes Dim for DACA Deal as Lawmakers Battle Over Trump’s Immigration Remarks
Individual Mandate Now Gone, G.O.P. Targets the One for Employers

Olympian (subscription required)
Bill would make lying to Legislature illegal for state employees
Editorial: Public safety tax has put Olympia on better path
Opinion: Federal tax cuts make state tax reform urgent

Peninsula Daily News
Gun rights activists call for a halt to five firearm bills at state Capitol (Blake)
Health, environmental threats focus of legislative efforts for state senator (Van De Wege, Tharinger, Chapman)

Puget Sound Business Journal
Help wanted: Washington state seeks new official to recruit and retain aerospace companies
To lift paychecks, Treasury urges companies to act quickly on new tax law

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Washington state will require court order to release driver’s license info to immigration authorities
Even with majorities, Democrats in Olympia still wrestling with car-tab tax cut (Pellicciotti, Liias, Reeves)
Thousands expected to attend Seattle Women’s March, related events
After tough year, MLK rally unites Kent students across cliques, races and backgrounds
Enrollment in Washington state’s Obamacare could top last year’s
Gov. Inslee’s climate-change advisers draw scrutiny as his national profile rises
Westneat: Ideas for revamping old tunnel run through Seattle’s blind spot
Large: Martin Luther King Jr. predicted backlash against economic and racial progress
Editorial: Don’t use King’s legacy to disparage modern protesters
Opinion: Remembering MLK’s words of tolerance and justice for all
Opinion: On MLK Day, acknowledge the past to improve the future
Editorial: A laudable victory toward police reform
Editorial: Trump’s most recent slur confirms he is a racist

Spokesman Review
Spin Control: First week of the session featured tarpees and tourniquets
Greater campaign information required by bills (Billig)
Mead and Central Valley school districts seek bonds to keep up with growth

The Stranger
Legislative Deal Could Free Up $4.3 Billion For Construction Projects (Van De Wege)

Tri-City Herald 
Editorial: Note to Legislature: Fix water rights, approve capital budget (Van De Wege)

USA Today
Meet Trump in the middle. Come to the table and protect ‘dreamers

Washington Post
Trump says ‘I’m not a racist,’ accuses Democrats of impeding DACA deal

Wenatchee World
Welcome back, Washington legislators

West Seattle Herald
State Lawmakers hear a proposal to outlaw sexual orientation conversion therapy (Liias)

Whidbey News-Times
Not your typical house cats
Navy looks to send its sewage city’s way
Broad View Elementary School Literacy Night a fairy tale success

Yakima Herald Republic
State health insurance enrollment could top 2017 figures
Often less visible, Yakima area’s homeless youth and young adult population exploding
Rep. Newhouse receives briefing on Rattlesnake Ridge
‘Why not me?’ More women ask this question as they line up to run for office
Commentary: Farmworker housing falls victim to state water rights dispute
Editorial: Police are right not to sell guns from crimes
Editorial: Still working toward the dream of Martin Luther King Jr.

Broadcast

KING5 TV (NBC)
Tighter gun laws up for debate in Olympia (Pedersen)
New drone video shows growing Rattlesnake Ridge crack
MLK rally, march planned in downtown Seattle Monday
Preparations underway for next weekend’s Women’s March in Seattle

KOMO4 TV (ABC)
‘An epidemic that’s killing this generation’ – state to declare opioid crisis
Cantwell, industry leaders voice concerns over national offshore drilling expansion plan
Procession route set for fallen Pierce County Sheriff deputy’s memorial service
Puget Sound ‘Dreamers’ respond as Trump tweets “DACA is probably dead”

KNKX FM
Opportunity Gap In Seattle Public Schools Getting Wider
Enviro Groups Cite Strong Support For Multiple Climate Action Policies In Wash. 
Gun Rights Advocates Rally In Olympia Against Bump Stock Ban, Enhanced Background Checks

KUOW FM
MAP: See where sea levels may rise in Seattle
How Likely Is Someone To Sexually Harass Others? This Scale Determines 
Inslee Wants Washington State To Declare Opioid ‘Public Health Crisis’  (Pollet)

Q13 TV (FOX)
Procession route announced for fallen Pierce County deputy
3 ways Martin Luther King Jr. speaks to our time
Organizers hope 2nd annual Women’s March will encourage widespread activism

Web

Civic Skunkworks
Seattle’s $15 minimum wage experiment is a success

Colorlines
States fight to safeguard open Internet against FCC net neutrality ruling (Hansen)

Seattle P.I.
Connelly: Congress tells Trump climate change puts national security in peril

Slog
The case that doesn’t make Bob Ferguson look very good is going to the Supreme Court
WA legislators re-introduce bill to prote ct DREAMers from losing financial aid (Hansen, Frockt)

West Seattle Blog
After week one in Olympia, here’s what your state representatives are up to, from water to Sound Transit to bus-lane cameras (Cody, Fitzgibbon, Nelson)

Friday, Jan. 12

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Associated Press
State agency gives drivers’ info to immigration authorities
Cybersecurity firm: US Senate in Russian hackers’ crosshairs
Trump: Why allow immigrants from ‘shithole countries’?
Gov. Inslee wants Washington removed from drilling plan 
Sexual misconduct allegations topple many state lawmakers 
Trump work requirement rewrites health care rules for poor
Wal-Mart raises hourly wage to $11 then closes 63 Sam’s Clubs
Trump (sort of) denies vulgar comments about immigrants

Aberdeen Daily World
Hundreds attend candlelight vigil for former Hoquiam Police officer

Auburn Reporter 
Legislators consider expanding voting rights
Fortunato introduces legislation to protect privacy of concealed pistol license holders
For opponents of a carbon tax, an initiative threat looms
Inslee: ‘It’s our state’s destiny … to fight climate change’
Governor rolls out carbon tax proposal and Republicans balk (Nelson, Carlyle)
Senators propose ‘more appropriate’ reform of DWLS law (Frockt)

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Capitol Campus gun rights rally expected to draw open-carry advocates 
Washington state will lower flags on Jan. 17 
Tax on sale of mobile devices would raise cash to boost investigation of online crimes against kids   (Sawyer, Ormsby)
Does Washington need a state fungi? These college kids think so 

Columbian
In Our View: Right to Fight Opioid Crisis

The Daily News
Committee meets Friday to decipher coal dock study

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Traffic’s going to worsen, but don’t worry, there’s a $40B plan (Hobbs)
County’s annual survey of homelessness planned Jan. 23
WaPo: Jeff Bezos donates $33 million to ‘dreamers’ scholarship fund
Editorial: Act would help solve looming elder care crisis (Robinson)

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Salish Sea activists occupy the front steps of the state capitol (Ranker)
The economics of wildlife watching | Guest Column
Federal vessel rules are a win for orcas and whale watch boaters

News Tribune (subscription required)
State giving license information to ICE, investigation finds
State Farm leaving Tacoma in 2018. Hundreds face layoffs and uncertain futures
Black and Native American babies die twice as often as white infants in Washington
The doctor prescribed marijuana for the girl’s seizures. The school says it’s illegal
Tax on sale of mobile devices would raise cash to boost investigation of online crimes against kids (Sawyer, Ormsby)

New York Times
House Rejects Limits on Warrantless N.S.A. Spying
John Kasich and Jeb Bush Jr.: A Bad Idea on Immigration

Olympian (subscription required)
Capitol Campus gun rights rally expected to draw open-carry advocates
Editorial: Sessions re-declares war on 21st century

Peninsula Daily News
State bill takes aim at salmon farms (Ranker, Van De Wege, McCoy)
Meeting set in Sequim on net pen bills (Van De Wege, Chapman, Tharinger)

Puget Sound Business Journal
Warren Buffett’s influence over banks adds to succession risks
States push back after net neutrality repeal
Immigration agency’s sweep targets 7-Eleven stores in Washington and 16 other states

Seattle Times (subscription required)
‘Insulting’: Judge blisters defense for race allegations, upholds $15M verdict against Lakewood in killing of unarmed black man
Jeff Bezos donates $33 million to scholarship fund for ‘dreamers’
Washington state regularly gives drivers’ info to immigration authorities; Inslee orders temporary halt
Seattle-area rents drop significantly for first time this decade as new apartments sit empty
Racial equity in Seattle schools has a long, frustrating history — and it’s getting worse
Podcast: As Seattle faces an even worse traffic nightmare, do officials have a plan or are they just managing through the mess?
Inslee seeks meeting with interior secretary to try to shield Washington waters from drilling
States push back after net neutrality repeal
Expansion of AP computer science draws more girls and minorities
Editorial: Follow UW, WSU: Fully fund State Need Grant
Opinion: Fight to keep lawmakers’ records secret is a dud case — and it’s costing taxpayers
Opinion: Solar energy and agriculture can coexist, but not on prime land

Spokesman Review
With homelessness on the rise, Spokane organizations welcome federal dollars, fear state funds may be in peril
State agency gives drivers’ info to immigration authorities
Health insurance sign-ups clpose Monday in Washington
Washington could end net pens for fish by 2024 (McCoy)
WA Senate bill would ban conversion therapy (Liias)
Water law changes trickle forward (Van De Wege)
Attorney General says lawmaker records subject to disclosure
Panel urged to approve workplace protections (Cleveland, Saldana, Wellman)
2018 Washington Legislature faces heavy lifting on money for schools, construction projects, water rights law
Seeking ways to get more voters registered and casting ballots (Saldaña)

Tri-City Herald
Regulators to DOE: No more Hanford demolition until we say it’s safe 

USA Today
Trump administration offshore drilling move reeks of illegal political favoritism
Medicaid work requirements are a throwback to rejected racial stereotypes

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Imposing state carbon-emissions tax would hurt Washington

Washington Post
Jeff Bezos donates $33 million to scholarship fund for ‘dreamers’
Sen. Durbin, rebutting Trump, says president did utter ‘racist’ remarks

Whidbey News-Times
Lawmaker unveils ambitious plan to protect Salish Sea (Ranker)

Vancouver Business Journal
County council to discuss lifting cannabis ban
New paid sick leave law: How to avoid common mistakes
Women-owned businesses are on the rise

Broadcast

KING5 TV (NBC)
‘Torture’ conversion therapy would be banned for LGBTQ teens under state law (Liias)
Gov. Inslee urges lawmakers to pass ‘bump stock ban’ law
400 sickened as Norovirus confirmed at Tacoma El Toro, suspected in U. Place
WA Dept. of Licensing regularly gave drivers’ info to immigration authorities: Report

KIRO7 TV (CBS)
Parents plead for lawsuit rights on adult child wrongful death (Santos)

KOMO4 TV (ABC)
Seattle Public Schools bracing for another possible bus driver strike
Father, son with DACA detained on Greyhound bus by Border Patrol in Spokane

KNKX FM
Amtrak Gives Oregon, Washington Timetable For Activating Safety Enhancements
A Fight Over Sovereign Tribal Rights In Canada Could Be Nearing It’s End
Ban On ‘Gay Conversion Therapy’ Could Make Progress In Olympia This Year
State Farm, A Major Tacoma Employer, Is Leaving\
Bill would open scholarships to some undocumented students in Washington (Hansen)

KUOW FM
‘Water in the streets’: a glimpse of the Northwest’s watery future

NW Public Radio
Ban On ‘Gay Conversion Therapy’ Could Make Progress In Olympia This Year

Q13 TV (FOX)
Report: State Department of Licensing gives residents’ personal information to ICE agents
WSP: All drivers must carry chains during winter weather or risk steep fines

Web

MyNorthwest.com
State bill would ban practicing gay conversion therapy (Liias)

Seattle P.I.
Report: State has been handing driver info to ICE
Poll: Many feel Trump is not fit to be president

Slog
Legislative deal could free up $4.3 million for construction projects (Van De Wege)

Thursday, Jan. 11

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Associated Press
Storm prompts mountain pass closures, warnings 
Judge: Seattle in full compliance with police reforms
Attorney general: Lawmaker records are subject to disclosure
Lawmakers in numerous states face sexual misconduct claims

Aberdeen Daily World
Could this be the year the death penalty is repealed in Washington state? (Pedersen)
New bill would deter state agency officials from misleading legislators

Auburn Reporter
Inslee: ‘It’s our state’s destiny … to fight climate change’
Senators propose ‘more appropriate’ reform of DWLS law (Frockt)
Governor rolls out carbon tax proposal and Republicans balk (Nelson, Carlyle)

Bainbridge Island Review
Bainbridge council flip-flops on controversial 305 bridge
State lawmakers to introduce ‘trigger modifications’ gun bill | 2018 Legislative Session
Governor rolls out carbon tax proposal and Republicans balk | 2018 Legislative Session (Nelson)

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Lawmakers in numerous states face sexual misconduct claims 
Could this be the year the death penalty is repealed in Washington state? 
Attorney General says lawmaker records subject to disclosure 

Bothell Reporter
For opponents of a carbon tax, an initiative threat looms

The Chronicle
Water Use, Hirst Decision Set to Weigh Heavily on State Lawmakers (Van De Wege)

Columbia Basin Herald
Bill would pay tuition in rural counties (Hansen, Chapman, Tharinger, Frame)

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Everett mayor orders a coordinated response to gang violence
Study calls for more security in Washington courtrooms
Lawmakers may be facing last chance to price carbon their way
Milbank: Attacking Democrats won’t aid Dreamers in their fight
Editorial: Put all district options on the table for Everett

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Trump puts Washington coasts at risk from oil spill says Ranker (Ranker)
OPALCO appoints Peter Garlock of Lopez to board
School Board Recognition Month | Guest Column

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Ferries to install cell phone boosters to help signal-challenged Chimacum (Rolfes)

Longview Daily News
Kreidler proposes plan to stabilize rural health care markets  (Cleveland, Cody)

Maple Valley Reporter
For opponents of a carbon tax, an initiative threat looms

News Tribune (subscription required)
Could this be the year the death penalty is repealed in Washington state? (Pedersen)
Inslee’s carbon tax would raise costs for consumers, polluters to fund environmental projects
Editorial: More state budget transparency in 2018? Not with these loopholes

New York Times
States push back after net neutrality repeal (Hansen)
White House Backs States on Requiring Work for Medicaid
House Rejects Limits on Surveillance After Trump Roils Debate
House Republicans Issue a Hard-Line Plan on Immigration
What ‘Dreamers’ Say About the Great Immigration Debate
Immigration Agents Target 7-Eleven Stores in Push to Punish Employers

Peninsula Daily News
New wage, sick time laws affect business owners

Port Townsend Leader
Gov. Inslee lashes back at Sessions on marijuana (Sawyer)
Senate Democrats take early aim at gun legislation (Frockt, Dhingra, Darneille, Pedersen)

Puget Sound Business Journal
University of Washington opens state-of-the-art biotech building (Photos)
IRS paid $20 million to collect $6.7 million in tax debts

Seattle Times (subscription required)
More Washington students could get a meal in expanded breakfast-after-the-bell program (Stonier, Wellman)
Housing for homeless veterans threatened if Washington state lawmakers don’t pass construction budget (Springer)
Seattle police found in ‘full and effective compliance’ with court-ordered reforms
Highway 99 tunnel in Seattle will open to traffic this fall, the state and contractors say
Student test-score growth in Seattle Public Schools ranks high nationally, study says
Opioid deaths surge in Midwest and East, while West sees declines
Large: As in King’s time, civil-rights progress still requires fighting lies and promoting truth
Editorial: New regional transportation plan must put pragmatism over ideology
Opinion: Rural Washington hardest hit by Hirst water ruling

Spokesman Review
Washington House backs late breakfast programs at public schools (Stonier)
WSU researchers discover shrinking gene pool among Chinook salmon populations
Lawmakers seek task force to protect timber communities
Panel urged to approve workplace protections (Cleveland, Saldana)

USA Today
Recall of faulty lead poisoning test means kids need to be retested
Trump criticizes surveillance law his administration wants to extend, then reverses
House votes to renew surveillance law that collects Americans’ emails without warrants
Trump to tackle prison reform as part of Jared Kushner initiative
What is ‘chain migration’ and why does President Trump want to end it?
Canada increasingly convinced Trump wants to quit NAFTA

Washington Post
Decision to exempt Florida from offshore drilling sparks a bipartisan uproar
States may impose work requirements for Medicaid, Trump administration says
Walmart cites tax plan as it raises starting hourly wage to $11, expands parental leave and promises bonuses for some workers
Interior Dept. plans to move thousands of workers in the biggest reorganization in its history
Editorial: Excluding Florida from a new offshore drilling plan sure looks partisan
How California’s harrowing wildfires planted the seed for deadly mudslides

Wenatchee World
Hospital tech workers reject contract
WHS teachers voice schedule concerns

West Seattle Herald
Mayor Durkan delivers remarks following Judge Robart’s ruling on the consent decree
WSDOT looks at the year ahead for the SR 99 Tunnel; It could open as soon as this fall

Whidbey News-Times
Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.
New bill could put Washington salmon farms in jeopardy (Ranker, Van De Wege, McCoy)

Yakima Herald Republic
Photos: Aerial views of Rattlesnake Ridge and the Yakima Valley
Slide date keeps changing, but authorities caution that it could come at any time
Where there’s smoke, there’s a long-lasting human hazard

Broadcast

KING5 TV (NBC)
Washington least prepared for earthquakes on West Coast
Bill to help sick Hanford workers gets new life (Keiser)
Car-tab relief proposal up for discussion in House (Pellicciotti, Clibborn)
Rattlesnake Ridge landslide: Yakima County declares disaster

KIRO7 TV (CBS)
Amtrak details safety changes at first legislative hearing after deadly derailment
Republican lawmaker believes he has answer to the opioid epidemic

KNKX FM
‘Breakfast After The Bell’ May Be Coming Soon To Washington State (Stonier)
Bill Would Open Scholarships To Some Undocumented Students In Washington (Hansen)
A Child’s Death, A Legal Battle Over Her Burial, And A Proposed Change In The Law
How The Rollback Of Protections For Some Salvadoran Immigrants Will Affect Wash.
Desperate Cities Consider ‘Safe Injection’ Sites For Opioid Users

KUOW FM
Alcohol-Related ER Visits Soar, Especially Among Women
Washington lawmakers want to remove statute of limitations on rape cases 
Heatwaves, wildfires, high water: Climate change is ‘already here’ 
Community weighs in on affordable housing plans for Fort Lawton

NW Public Radio
Northwest 7-Eleven Stores Targeted In Nationwide ICE Raid
Salmon Plan Approved Allowing More Water Over Columbia River Dams
Washington House Passes Bill For Free School Breakfast Funding (Stonier)

Web

Civic Skunkworks
The Most important minimum wage paper in decades is good news for everyone

MyNorthwest.com
Lawmakers consider more traffic cameras (Reeves, Fitzgibbon)
Pollution a ‘better thing to tax’, state rep. says (Fitzgibbon)

Publicola
A House Bill Would Remove the Statute of Limitations for Felony Sex Offenses (Orwall, Macri, Dhingra)

Slog
AG Bob Ferguson takes on Jeff Sessions in Newsweek
ICE cracks down on 7-Elevens in pre-dawn raid

West Seattle Blog
Admiral Neighborhood Association’s biggest question for City Councilmember Lisa Herbold

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