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Wednesday, March 29


Associated Press
Older women working on ferries deemed too risky to insure
Judge approves release of jailed Seattle-area ‘dreamer’ 
Student free speech bill dies in the House 
US judge refuses to dismiss lawsuit over asylum claims 
Head of Public Disclosure Commission stepping down in May 
GOP, Democrats push differing tuition proposals (Ormsby)

Aberdeen Daily World  
No consensus on addressing downtown homelessness problem
Chehalis River will not open for spring Chinook fishing
Gaming profits of more than $3 million benefit Quinault Tribal youth programs
Oped: Bringing politics home where it belongs

Bainbridge Island Review 
Gov. Inslee statement on House budget proposal 

I-5 Bridge bill draws favorable reviews at hearing
In Our View: Work Toward the Middle

The Daily News  
Gas prices stay steady for spring break
Job growth continues to stagnate
Longview, Kalama ports join regional group to fight dam removal
OPINION: Budget rhetoric or reality?
OPINION: Singletary: I wrote about being a child on Medicaid. A reader called me the N-word
Trump, in break from other world leaders, digs in on coal

Everett Herald (subscription required)  
Gov. Inslee visits Marysville Pilchuck to see new cafeteria
Oso mudslide case spurs reform at Attorney General’s Office
Conservation district wants to implement new rate system
What the death of broadband privacy rules means for you
Trump’s budget could plunge nation’s capital into recession
How President Trump’s moves on coal will affect the industry
Burke: Our civil discourse needs a little work
Editorial: Let states police themselves on marijuana
Letter: Paid family leave benefits families and companies

Kitsap Daily News 
Bill would remove statute of limitations on sex crimes, including human trafficking
Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Judge approves release of jailed Mexican man
Column: Obamacare: What do we do now?

News Tribune (subscription required)  
On freezing tuition, Democrats and Republicans swap positions in Olympia
Editorial: Hope, purpose for women in state prison

Olympian (subscription required)   
Inslee’s carbon tax gets little love from state lawmakers (Fitzgibbon)
County proposes precinct boundary adjustments
South Sound’s unemployment rates fall as region adds jobs

Puget Sound Business Journal 
Two indicted in secret Planned Parenthood taping
Politics: Waters won’t be intimidated; McCaskill investigates opiate addiction
The Space Needle’s long labor fight appears headed toward a settlement
Washington state’s 17 Fortune 1000 boards ranked by gender diversity
Law: Administration seeks to bar Yates from testifying on Russia

Seattle Times (subscription required)  
Unionize Uber? Legal fight over Seattle drivers draws national attention
Trump executive order won’t stop Inslee from pushing ahead with carbon limits
Puget Sound Energy will pay $1.5M for Greenwood explosion
Westneat: UW professor: The information war is real, and we’re losing it
Opinion: Ronald Reagan understood ‘the humanities teach us who we are’ — what’s happening today?
Editorial: GOP has an opportunity and a duty to repair the flaws in the Affordable Care Act

Seattle Weekly  
Alexa and the Dawn of So-What Surveillance
Trump to Repeal Federal Climate Regs, Washington State Undaunted
House Dems Propose Taxes on Wealthy, Businesses to Pay for Schools

Spokesman Review  
Enrollment, endowment soar with Gonzaga hoops success
Washington lawmakers seek solution to fight over rural water uses
Head of Public Disclosure Commission stepping down in May
Beloved Deer Park teacher who started as bus drive retiring four decades later
Sharkey out as Ferris football coach following allegations he exposed himself to players

Tri-City Herald  
Our Voice: Attorney General is now a money maker for the state 

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber 
Attorney General speaking at Rotary meeting next week

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Internet privacy concerns are real for Americans 

Yakima Herald Republic  
Local inmate population at Yakima County jail spikes by more than 100 since October 
Sunnyside police officer accused of domestic violence received thousands while on paid administrative leave 


Immigration judge approves detained Dreamer’s release
Bill to help sick Hanford workers dies in Senate committee
Seattle debuts mobile shower truck for homeless camps
Tiny homes delivered to North Seattle homeless camp

Class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of Lynnwood red light camera ticket…
Some balk as Seattle seeks to spend more money on homeless

Pierce, Snohomish Counties See Big Population Gains As People Relocate
Reality Check On Trump Calling For Bipartisanship On Health Care
A New Kind Of March Madness Hits Schools
Group Hosts Public Forum On Potential Olympia Housing Levy
Wage Deal Averts Threatened Boycott By U.S. Women’s Hockey Team
Trump Lawyers Claim Immunity In Sex Harassment Suit, Just As Bill Clinton Did
Congress Overturns Internet Privacy Regulation
Deportation Fears Prompt Immigrants To Cancel Food Stamps
Police Warning Shots May Be In For A Comeback
White Supremacist Charged With Terrorism Over Murder Of Black Man
What Trump Misses About Energy Jobs In America

‘Sanctuary’ policy could cost WA $12M in annual DOJ grants 
Trump is ending Obama-era emissions cuts. How will CO2 emissions change?
Crime victims who are immigrants may be eligible for special visa, but struggle with the process (KIRO Radio) 
State lawmakers consider changing property tax cap (Lytton)

NW Public Radio  
Authorities Uncover Source Of Mystery Spill On Columbia River
Court Orders More Spill Over Columbia River Dams In 2018
Northwest’s Biggest Climate Polluter: Scrapping Clean Power Plan Won’t Affect Us
West Coast States Have Renewed Opportunity To Lead Country On Climate Policy


Washington’s GOP has some lessons for Trump

Seattle City Council Could Go Further to Oppose Keystone XL Pipeline

Trump Administration attacks LGBT community on three fronts over last 24 hours

Tuesday, March 28


Associated Press
Ferry galley workers call for health insurance benefits 
Wenatchee facility source of biodiesel in Columbia River
Judge won’t release Mexican man jailed near Seattle 
House budget proposal seeks $3 billion in new revenue (Ormbsby, Robinson)
Judge: More water must be released from Columbia, Snake dams 
Secretary of state will undergo treatment for colon cancer 
Work resumes Monday on North Spokane Corridor 
Worst humanitarian crisis hits as Trump slashes foreign aid
City leaders defy White House threat on ‘sanctuary’ policies
Trump puts anti-global warming projects on chopping block

Aberdeen Daily World  
Gateway Complex could end up on ballots
County extends CCAP complex deadline

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)  
Column:  The GOP’s Obamacare retreat: Another circular firing squad 

Effort to expedite 179th/I-5 interchange funding denied
Wylie: House budget ‘reflects our collective values’ (Wylie, Stonier)
Brunell: State carbon tax would be harmful

The Daily News  
State workers’ pay gets a partisan spin
Some balk as Seattle seeks to spend more money on homeless

Everett Herald (subscription required)  
Arlington, Marysville team to attract thousands of future jobs
State House plan: Tax wealthy, businesses to pay for schools (Ormsby, Lytton)
Robinson: What Trump could learn — but won’t — from defeat …
Editorial: Give job applicants chance to explain their past (Sells)
Letter: State should close loopholes, tax capital gains (Lovick)

Kirkland Reporter 
Organizers say Eastside March for Justice in Kirkland continues momentum of movement

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)  
House budget proposal seeks $3 billion in new revenue (Robinson)
Ferry galley workers frustrated by lack of benefits
Secretary of state will undergo treatment for colon cancer
Op-ed: Dental care still out of reach for many in Kitsap County

News Tribune (subscription required)  
County sued by former jail health care provider it stopped paying for ‘deplorable’ services
Secretary of State Kim Wyman undergoing cancer treatment
House budget would pay for schools with taxes on capital gains and businesses (Lytton, Ormsby)
New residents pour in: Pierce County tops the nation
Opinion: Don’t forget money for public health 

New York Times 
5 Reasons Trump’s Tax Overhaul Plan Won’t Be So Easy
In Health Bill’s Defeat, Medicaid Comes of Age
White House to States: Shield the Undocumented and Lose Police Funding
Dealt a Defeat, Republicans Set Their Sights on Major Tax Cuts
Opinion: How to Build on Obamacare

Olympian (subscription required)   
Public invited to Olympia forum on possible affordable housing levy
Judge won’t release Mexican man jailed near Seattle
Opinion: The national slush fund

Redmond Reporter 
Event to bring together Japanese American, Jewish and American Muslim Communities
Expert advisory committee reviews school building projects to ensure efficiency, save money

Seattle Times (subscription required)  
Democrats in Olympia have plan to fund schools: $3B in new taxes (Lytton)
Low-income, minority and bilingual students graduating at high rates in Franklin Pierce
WSU investigated for possible Title IX violation
After brief slowdown, Seattle-area rents surge back up again; when will it end?
Secretary of State Kim Wyman to be treated for colon cancer
King, Snohomish counties may be targets in Justice Dept. threat against ‘sanctuary cities’
Opinion: Remove obstacles to American dream, including absurd professional licensing laws

Seattle Weekly  
Seattle Teachers to Vote On Possible May Day Strike
House Dems Propose Taxes on Wealthy, Businesses to Pay for Schools (Ormsby, Lytton)
Sessions Rattles Saber Against Sanctuary Cities

Spokesman Review  
House Democrats propose $46.9 billion budget, taxes on upper income Washington residents and big businesses
Secretary of state will undergo treatment for colon cancer
Judge: More water must be released from Columbia, Snake dams
Spokane-area Jehovah witnesses protesting Russian decision to label group an extremist organization
WSU researcher: State should deny lethal wolf control to ranchers who don’t sign prevention pact
Canadian hunting rights confirmed for Colville Tribes’ member
Spokane City Council passes new human rights protections, delays protections for renters who use subsidies
March now fourth wettest on record

Tri-City Herald
Many local governments impeding broadband service improvements 

USA Today 
Two agencies that Trump wants to dump help the rural poor
Trump signs four bills to roll back Obama-era regulations

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)  
Internet privacy concerns are real for Americans 
Program to avoid local land-use disputes is winner for county 

Washington Post 
Trump order to take major step to wipe out Obama’s climate record
As Trump halts federal action on climate change, cities and states push on
Trump, Ryan differ on how much relief to offer the middle class in tax-code overhaul
Trump signs bill that kills Obama-era Worker Safety Rule
Opinion: Trump could learn a lot from his mistakes. He won’t. 

Wenatchee World (subscription required) 
NCW Reactions to losing the AHCA
Survey shows teen alcohol, marijuana use unchanged

Yakima Herald Republic  
Yakima County in compliance with ICE policies, official says
Low-income, minority and bilingual students graduating at high rates in Franklin Pierce


State House Democrats release ‘Families First’ budget (Ormsby, Lytton, Jinkins)
After son’s death, Arlington mom fights for tougher distracted driving law
Spokane Street viaduct is next Seattle homeless camp cleanup
Sound Transit supporters speak up amid car-tab controversy

Students march on Olympia to push Legislature on school funding 
Democrats submit Washington state budget plan to fully fund education (Lytton)

Seattle leads nation in home price increases as housing supply tightens
Family raises questions about man’s death after confrontation with police
Ferry galley workers call for health insurance benefits

Washington Democrats Propose $3B Tax Package, GOP Predicts Special Session  (Lytton)
Acquittal In Canadian Court Revives Tribe, Strengthens Sovereignty
‘Sanctuary Cities’ Promise Legal Fight After Sessions Threatens Funds
Google Hopes To Hire More Black Engineers By Bringing Students To Silicon Valley
Trump Takes Aim At A Centerpiece Of Obama’s Environmental Legacy
AP Calculates North Carolina’s ‘Bathroom Bill’ Will Cost More Than $3.7 Billion
Attorney General Orders Crackdown On ‘Sanctuary Cities,’ Threatens Holding Funds
FACT CHECK: Trump Says Obamacare Is ‘Exploding.’ It’s Not
Trump Son-In-Law Jared Kushner To Be Questioned By Senate Intel Panel Over Russia
Who Oversees The President’s Ethics? Here’s Our List

Washington and Seattle reaffirm ‘sanctuary’ positions despite funding threats
Court Orders More Spill Over Columbia River Dams In 2018 (KIRO Radio) 
How did lawmakers miss Sound Transit’s car tab formula? (Liias)
Democrats willing to exempt Boeing from higher business taxes (Lytton, Jenkins)
Opinion: ST3 proponents preyed on our gullibility, bilked us of millions

NW Public Radio  
After Car Tab Increase By Sound Transit, State Senator Looks To Lower The Tax
Acquittal In Canadian Court Revives Tribe, Strengthens Sovereignty
Catholic Church To Central Washington Congregants: ‘Love The Undocumented’
Washington Democrats Propose $3B Tax Package, GOP Predicts Special Session

Q13 TV (FOX)  
Lawmakers push for immediate relief from high car tabs
Secretary of State Kim Wyman diagnosed with colon cancer


State is part of the problem on Puget Sound cleanup
Democrats say they are cracking the school-funding code

Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman has been diagnosed with colon cancer
More than 1,000 people are moving to Seattle every week, census report shows

Monday, March 27


Associated Press
Seattle plant failure dumps millions of gallons of sewage 
Washington, Oregon governors vow to fight Trump 
Fire destroys apple packing plant in central Washington 
Deep snow delays North Cascades Highway opening 
Bills aim to aid job seekers with criminal history (Sells)
Some balk as Seattle seeks to spend more money on homeless
Advocates of homeless to panhandle to protest Cranston ban
Colorado bill an attempt to protect pot industry
Stocks dip as ‘Trump trade’ heads in reverse 

Aberdeen Daily World  
Ocosta robotics team headed to world championships
Ocean Shores Council continues to study marijuana impacts
City Council considers immigration policy draft

Bainbridge Island Review 
Senator Rolfes on Republican budget bill: ‘Students and families deserve much better’ (Rolfes)
Sen. Murray to opponents of Trumpcare: ‘Today shows just how powerful your voices are’
Gov. Inslee: ‘Speaker Ryan and President Trump have failed in their misguided attempt to destroy health care in America’
Congressman Kilmer: ‘I’m glad bill was stopped’

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)  
Mount St. Helens Institute recruiting volunteers to work on and around the volcano 
Climate change film features Salish Sea, US-Canada border 

Bothell Reporter 
Additional investments by the Legislature would be money well spent

In Our View: Foundation Getting Shaky
In Our View: Bottle Bill Worth a Shot

The Daily News  
Capitol Dispatch: Senate budget divides 19th District delegates along party lines
Longview police increase drug arrests, want more traffic enforcement
New Early Head Start program to begin in Kalama as part of $1.6 million grant for ESD 112
OPINION: Cepeda: Our nation’s schools should be ICE-free zones
OPINION: Pot news a mixed bag
Shelter closing to send homeless back to streets

Everett Herald (subscription required)  
Cedar Grove pushes bill that protects composting efforts (Blake, Robinson, Stanford, McCoy)
Boeing layoff tally reaches 245, more expected
Mukilteo sees major surge in number of ESL students
Governors vow to fight Trump on the environmental cutbacks
Commentary: Inslee’s potshot at tax break ignores larger problems
Editorial: Put some teeth into I-594’s background checks (Kagi, Hansen)
Letter: Companies should pay larger share of state taxes
Letter: Distracted driving penalities need to be harsher

Federal Way Mirror 
Flygare running for council

Kirkland Reporter 
Congresswoman DelBene to hold a series of town halls, one in Kirkland

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)  
Marijuana use declines among 10th graders

News Tribune (subscription required)  
Changing car-tab formula would cost $6 billion in revenue, Sound Transit says

New York Times 
G.O.P. Weighs Less Ambitious Tax Plan After Health Bill Loss

Olympian (subscription required) 
Inslee’s stand on migrant ban makes email inbox sizzle
State workers, police and firefighter pensions lose in Senate GOP budget
Push to lower state’s recidivism rate finds allies in the Legislature (Darneille)
Nearly 40 percent of American colleges say fewer international students are applying
Rain dampens turnout for students’ march, but not enthusiasm
Editorial: State workers’ pay gets a partisan spin

Peninsula Daily News  
EYE ON OLYMPIA: Sen. Van De Wege criticizes Senate GOP budget (Van De Wege, Chapman, Tharinger)

Puget Sound Business Journal 
What’s next for healthcare? Some ideas
Paid parental leave is shaping up to be Seattle City Council’s next big push

Renton Reporter 
Unemployment rate hits nine-year low in Washington
Puget Sound Regional Council to conduct regional travel study
Current levy cliff for school districts extended until 2019
Gov. Inslee releases statement on canceled Republican health care vote
Metro considering simpler bus fares; public invited to weigh in
Seems a simple solution fell through Olympia’s cracks | COMMENTARY (Chopp)

Seattle Times (subscription required)  
Stand against migrant ban a hot issue in Inslee’s inbox
Gov. Inslee, Ore. governor vow to fight Trump environmental proposals
Discouraged in high school, inspired in college: Renton Tech student earns national honor
Q&A: After GOP’s failed Obamacare repeal, what now?
FYI Guy: New residents pour in: Pierce, Snohomish counties top the nation
Dan Satterberg: Crackdown on immigrants undermines public safety
Westneat: Trump believes politics is stupid — and it shows
Editorial: Right on: Everett takes on OxyContin makers
Editorial: On McCleary budget, lawmakers must remember fundamental education objectives

Seattle Weekly  
Despite What Trump Says, Obamacare in Washington Is Not ‘Exploding’
GOP-Business Alliance Launches Slick “Lower My Tabs” Campaign
Indivisibles Kept Heat on Reichert Until the Very End

Skagit Valley Herald  
State: Jet noise a public health concern

Spokesman Review  
Cathy McMorris Rodgers: Too early to say what’s next on health care
Washington representatives pledge to find solution
Bill could make it easier to find sites for new schools in rural Washington
Senate Republicans push through massive property tax shift as part of school reform plan
Community Colleges of Spokane to offer classes at WSU in Pullman
Bills aim to aid job seekers with criminal history
Getting There: North Spokane freeway work resumes
Spokane Public Schools approves new use-of-force, campus safety policy
Researchers unearth century-old mystery in Spokane Chinatown-linked objects found in Riverfront Park
Spin Control: Washington Senate might consider adapting ‘After Midnight’ as its theme song
Editorial: State must catch up on REAL ID
Editorial: ACA needs renovation, not obliteration

Tri-City Herald  
Our Voice: Public records bills, with one exception, good step forward 

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Washingtonians need ID that will meet federal rules 

Yakima Herald Republic  
Editorial: Immigration inaction forces everyone else to muddle along 


Governors ‘intend to fight back’ against Trump’s environmental policies
Students march to take back their schools
City assisting, removing homeless on Spokane Street
Central District tensions grow over violence, identity crisis

State Legislature considering bill to reduce vehicle license tabs

Unpacking Government: What Is Tribal Sovereignty?
Canadian Court Decision Could Revive ‘Extinct’ Tribe With Members In Washington
Vocational Education Matters; That’s Why This Project Is Sitting On The Capitol Lawn
‘Open Schools’ Made Noise In The ’70s; Now They’re Just Noisy
Oregon Senate Votes To Increase Legal Age For Tobacco Purchases
Week Of High Expectations Stumbles To New Lows For Team Trump
‘The Resistance’ Faces A New Question: What To Do With All That Money 
Telehealth Doctor Visits May Be Handy, But Aren’t Cheaper Overall
States Give New Parents Baby Boxes To Encourage Safe Sleep Habits
A Near-Death Injury Gave A Seahawk A New Outlook On Life

Northwest Growers, Undocumented Workers Wait And Worry
I lived in my car in Ballard for three years
Special Immigrant Visa Holders Still Face Questioning Upon Reaching U.S.
A Forgotten Hero’s Shipwreck Imperils Washington’s Oysters
Catholic Church To Central Washington Congregants: ‘Love The Undocumented’ (KIRO Radio) 
Washington, Oregon governors vow to fight Trump
Why aren’t universities already being open about student debt?

NW Public Radio   
Attorney General Ferguson Thinks Supreme Court Could Throw Out Trump’s Travel Ban
Canadian Court Decision Could Revive ‘Extinct’ Tribe With Members In Washington
Northwest Growers, Undocumented Workers Wait And Worry  
Northwest Lawmakers React To Health Care Bill Withdrawal
Northwest Governors Vow To Resist Trump Plans To Gut Climate Change Rules

Q13 TV (FOX)  
Seattle plant is still dumping partially treated wastewater into Puget Sound


Opinion: Tribal nations can’t afford to pick parties

Seattle P.I.  
WSDOT: Bertha nearing breakthrough on downtown Seattle tunnel

Friday, March 24


Associated Press
Senate passes $43 billion state budget proposal (Nelson, Liias)
Electroimpact to pay $485K for Muslim discrimination 
Ohio school-funding suit leaves mark after 20 years 
The Latest: Reichert undecided on health care bill 
Herrera Beutler a ‘no’ on health care bill 
Murray says she’ll vote no on Supreme Court nominee Gorsuch
Trump administration approves Keystone oil pipeline
House sets risky health care vote after Trump demands it

Aberdeen Daily World  
Chapman rural jobs bill: One year of free tuition for high-demand fields
State Route 8/State Route 108 intersection closes soon for two years
Quinault Nation President Sharp honored with American Indian Leadership Award

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)  
Mumps outbreak spreads to UW Greek system 
Op-ed:  Trump’s arts cuts save .002 percent. We lose much more in community building 

The Daily News 
Falling BPA revenue may trigger additional electricity fee
School levies in Cowlitz County would decrease under Senate plan

Everett Herald (subscription required)  
‘Emotionally connected’ students build tiny houses for homeless
Harrop: Trump supporters hit with budget cuts they voted for
Editorial: ICE report only chills local law enforcement
Editorial: Officials’ ‘hot’ mic conversation could hurt district

Journal of the San Juan Islands 
Innovative solutions needed for county’s longtime affordable housing crisis

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)  
Bremerton Housing authority braces for cuts to rental assistance program
Chimacum being tested in area waters
Guest Column: Fight the attempt to kill the Clean Water Rule

News Tribune (subscription required)  
She voted for Trump. Now her husband is getting deported for a 16-year-old incident.
Trump demands Friday vote on health care bill despite uncertainty in GOP caucus
Editorial: Meals on Wheels rides on, despite Trump budget

New York Times 
Obamacare Repeal Rolls Toward a Vote: ‘It’s Time to Act’
What the G.O.P. Bill Will Keep or Discard
C.B.O. Update: Health Bill Amendments Will Cost More But Not Insure More
Count for the Procedural Vote on the Republican Health Care Bill
Trump Tells G.O.P. It’s Now or Never, Demanding House Vote on Health Bill
Leaders Struggle to Unite House Republicans Behind Health Bill
Opinion: Yes, Senator, You Wouldn’t Want to Lose Your Mammograms — or Women Voters

Olympian (subscription required)   
Trump will keep Obamacare if GOP doesn’t pass health repeal Friday
Amazon wins $1.5 billion tax battle with IRS
Trump’s deal-making reputation on line today with health vote
Mumps outbreak spreads to UW Greek system
Breakdown: What are some of the biggest cuts to social services in the Senate GOP budget proposal?
Men in poll say birth control doesn’t benefit them. Women say those men are ‘idiots’
Whither the capital gains tax?

Puget Sound Business Journal 
Law: Travel ban on the back burner
Opinion: Business innovation needed to prevent future wastewater treatment system failures
‘They changed my whole life:’ Washington providers get creative in treating mental, physical health care
Opinion: Washington should update laws to allow for more wireless investments
Sound Transit CEO says agency won’t blow $54B chance for development around transit

Queen Anne & Magnolia News 
Cleaning up the mess

Seattle Times (subscription required)  
Aerospace firm Electroimpact agrees to pay $485K after AG finds ‘shocking’ discrimination against Muslims
Changing car-tab formula would cost $6B in revenue, Sound Transit says
McCleary roundup: Senate GOP’s budget plan draws swift opposition from Democrats, teachers union
Podcast: State senator trying to block safe-injection sites says we must ‘stigmatize’ drug use
Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler opposes, Rep. Dave Reichert undecided on GOP health-care bill
Mental-health therapists see uptick in patients struggling with postelection anxiety
Editorial: Legacy of Oso should be better education about slope safety

Seattle Weekly  
Sound Transit Signals Little Interest in Changing Plans In Light of Car Tab Furor
Mayoral Challenger Calls for Rent Control, ‘More Aggressive’ Affordable Housing Demands on Developers
Is Reichert Softening His Stance on Trumpcare?

Skagit Valley Herald  
Draft EIS released for Tesoro refinery project
Letter: GOP health plan would hurt kids

USA Today 
Decision day: House marches forward with Obamacare repeal vote
What the GOP bill could mean for ‘essential health benefits’
Fact check: GOP’s Obamacare obituary is premature

Vancouver Business Journal 
Driverless trucks: Coming soon to a highway near you?
McCord’s Vancouver Toyota ready for expansion
State’s unemployment rate hits nine-year low

Washington Post 
After Trump’s ultimatum, some GOP lawmakers change stance on health-care bill
11 health-care bill changes aimed at wooing moderates and the far right
Per House members, phone calls on the GOP health bill run 35-to-1 against
House leaders and President Trump press for ‘yes’ on health-care overhaul as some Republicans previously opposed start changing their minds
Rep. Harper on health-care bill: If this fails, it makes things increasingly difficult
Trump delivers ultimatum to House Republicans: Pass health-care measure on Friday or he’ll move on
Analysis: Trump’s health-care strategy is straight out of ‘The Art of the Deal.’ It just might work.
Analysis: In a do-or-die moment, Republicans come undone
Opinion: Even if Trump ‘wins,’ this health-care mess has been a horrendous disaster
Opinion: Your guide to the most contentious parts of the GOP health-care plan
Opinion: The health-care bill melodrama is only just beginning

Yakima Herald Republic  
Guest commentary: Bill needed to improve access to technology 
Editorial: Political parties see generation gap widen 
Letter: Health care for children 


Sound Transit holds first board meeting since car-tab controversy began
Report: Light rail needs $225 million more to cross I-90 bridge
School shooting documentary aims to improve communications
Support growing for a lid over I-5 in Seattle

Tearful Testimony As Senators Consider Crackdown On Prohibited Gun Buyers 
Kids Who Suffer Hunger In First Years Lag Behind Their Peers In School
Trump Ultimatum For House GOP: Vote On Health Bill Or Affordable Care Act Stands

What we’re really talking about when we talk about genetic testing
Trump Faces Most Consequential Day Of His Presidency So Far 
This Week In Race: ICE Sends Chills Across U.S., Kaepernick, Others, Write Big Checks
Maternity leave debate in Washington state: 8 or 26 weeks paid?
Bold women tell stories of global struggles for equal rights
Israel Arrests Man Suspected In Wave Of Bomb Threats Against Jewish Centers

NW Public Radio  
Ferguson: Travel Ban Lawsuit Is Victory For Checks And Balances
Tearful Testimony As Senators Consider Crackdown On Prohibited Gun Buyers
Trump’s Hiring Freeze Could Be Felt By Recreation Seekers On Public Lands

Q13 TV (FOX)  
Cheaper car tabs could bring lawsuits, standstill in transit projects


Senate votes 50-48 to repeal Obama-era regulations requiring that ISPs ask before sharing customer data

Was KOMO just bullied into airing right-wing rhetoric?
Civilians might investigate Seattle cops. Will it backfire?

Don’t let the talking points fool you: Senate Republicans’ budget proposal is a House of Cards

State Supreme Court Justice says immigration enforcement is scaring people away from Washington courts

Thursday, March 23


Associated Press
Washington unemployment rate drops to 4.9 percent 
Washington justice to feds: Keep immigration agents away 
Seattle gun-sale tax raises less than $200,000 in first year 
Banks lead stocks higher; health care debate continues

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)  
Whatcom Council approves second 6-month ban on crude oil exports 
Three years later, families, officials and scientists wrestle with lessons learned from Oso landslide 

In Our View: Sunshine Worth Price (Chopp, Hunt)

The Daily News  
Emergency shelter committee considers “clean and sober” shelters in Highlands, Broadway neighborhoods
GOP budget plan would fund Naselle Youth Camp
SR 503 slide won’t be cleared for weeks

Everett Herald (subscription required)  
Area unemployment down to 3.5%, despite aerospace cuts
Cornfield: Sound Transit board ponders car tab fury

Federal Way Mirror 
Federal Way School district’s TAF Academy named a STEM Lighthouse School
Elementary curriculum helps Federal Way teachers, students find success

Journal of the San Juan Islands 
Committee meeting for San Juan Republicans

Kent Reporter 
Education funding leads discussion at 47th Legislative District town hall meeting (Sullivan)
Time to fully fund education | Kent town hall meeting (Orwall, Gregerson, Keiser)
Unemployment rate hits nine-year low in Washington

Kirkland Reporter 
DelBene, Cantwell introduce bill to protect communities from landslides
Unemployment rate hits nine-year low in Washington

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)  
Washington unemployment rate drops to 4.9 percent
The House health care battle: What’s at stake?
Buses attracting fewer riders

New York Times
Key to Health Vote, Hard-Line Conservatives Push New Cuts
Trump Makes Pitch for Health Bill: ‘It’s Going to be Terrific’
Leaders Struggle to Unite House Republicans Behind Health Bill
Late G.O.P. Proposal Could Mean Plans That Cover Aromatherapy but Not Chemotherapy 
Opinion: Health Care’s Big Day

Olympian (subscription required)   
Breakdown: What are some of the biggest cuts to social services in the Senate GOP budget proposal? (Nelson)
Inslee slams GOP budget’s tax break for ‘flavorful, wood-smoked steaks’ — a break he signed into law (Springer, Ranker, Lytton)
Trump and Ryan don’t yet have the votes to pass health bill today
Bill would let employers get too personal

Queen Anne & Magnolia News 
Remembering Helen Sommers (Carlyle)

Puget Sound Business Journal 
Law: Democrats will filibuster Gorsuch
Feds kill grant program that had 100,000 percent return for Washington aerospace exporters

Redmond Reporter 
City of Redmond participating in PSRC regional travel study

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Seattle joins effort to press for production of electric heavy-duty vehicles for city fleets
Ignoring calls for resignation, 2 Snohomish County fire commissioners are reprimanded for racial comments
What’s the cost of not funding public education? Panelists weigh in
Chief justice asks ICE not to track immigrants at state courthouses
Inslee to speak at U.N. on Thursday about climate change
Seattle’s gun-sale tax raises less than $200,000 in first year
Opinion: Medicaid is a lifeline for our children
Editorial: Put brakes on President Trump’s fuel-economy and emissions rollbacks

Seattle Weekly  
Can Sound Transit Quell the Car Tab Fury?
For Republicans Backing Trumpcare, Ignoring Is Bliss
A Pioneer Square Startup Is Using Bitcoin to Let People Buy Pot With a Credit Card

Skagit Valley Herald  
Skagit County Sheriff’s Office at odds with federal agency

Tri-City Herald  
Uber wants to serve Pasco even as Olympia mulls new law 
State senators hear emotional pleas for Hanford worker compensation change 
Our Voice: Washington state needs new tourism office

USA Today 
President Trump takes lead on health care negotiations
8 GOP House members whose votes on health care will be crucial
Speaker Paul Ryan’s status and agenda at risk in Obamacare repeal vote
The House health care battle: What’s at stake?
Obama: America is stronger because of Affordable Care Act 
GOP health care bill: Everything to know about plan
Op-Ed: Vote ‘no’ on Ryancare: Our view

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)  
GOP’s state budget plan has right focus on basic education 

Washington Post 
GOP health-care plan hangs in balance as House leaders push for floor vote
Right now, there are more than enough House Republicans opposed to the health-care bill to kill it
GOP health-care plan hangs in balance as House leaders push for Thursday floor vote
Seven years ago today: ACA supporters tout numbers to mark law’s anniversary
If they can’t do it now, Republicans can probably kiss health-care reform goodbye
Health-care overhaul faces an even bigger challenge in the Senate
The GOP wants to take money from Medicare’s trust fund and give it to the rich
Opinion: Health-care reform is a lot harder than tax cuts. So why are the Republicans trying to do it first?
Opinion: Judges shouldn’t ignore what we all know Trump’s travel ban is really about
Opinion: The GOP’s health-care plan goes in the exact wrong direction


Washington sees record-breaking grape harvest

Sound Transit Board to meet for first time since car tab increases

Oso community, victim’s families still mourning 3 years after massive landslide
Washington justice to feds: Keep immigration agents away
Should the sales tax be raised to help the arts?

Child Under 2? GOP Plan Would Let Parents On Welfare Delay Work Requirement
Rethinking The Future Of Tacoma’s Industrial Tideflats
Social Media, Math And The Mystery Of A Mumps Outbreak
Health Care Plan Championed By Trump Hurts Counties That Voted For Him
Powdered Vaccine Raises Hopes Of Stopping A Top Killer Of Kids
The Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of A Special Education Student

Will Seattle Sounders’ foreign players have their visas revoked? (KIRO Radio) 
Can Seattle really stomach more taxes?

NW Public Radio 
Child Under 2? GOP Plan Would Let Parents On Welfare Delay Work Requirement
Washington Chief Justice Concerned Over ICE Reports


Work in Seattle? Six months of paid family leave may soon be an option

South Lake Union Legislation Heads for Final Vote

A majority of the Seattle City Council supports giving all workers six months of paid family leave
Trumpcare doesn’t even pretend to care about new moms with low incomes
State unemployment drops to 4.9 percent – the lowest in nearly a decade

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