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Associated Press
McMorris Rodgers fields health care questions at town hall
Seattle’s unusual $25 gun tax upheld in state court
National Fire Preparedness Level raised to highest point
More than 250 Oregon residents mark ‘X’ as gender on license
Burien to decide repeal of ‘sanctuary city’ status
State investigating blueberry farm after temp worker dies
Charge that Bremerton leader disrupted Congress dismissed

Bellingham Herald (subscription required) 
Washington grads owing less, but student debt still as much as a new car

Columbian 
Sen. Rivers, Rep. Harris top per diem list (Cleveland, Stonier, Wylie)

The Daily News 
Forest Road 99 to reopen by end of month
Interfaith program could house county’s homeless
Seattle’s unusual $25 gun tax upheld in state court
Two more suits filed to block Seattle’s new income tax

Everett Herald (subscription required) 
Trump’s opioid talk could mean more resources for Washington
Milbank: Trump’s overworked cleanup crew’s biggest job yet
Harrop: Why are coal, oil jobs favored over ag, recreation?

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Wildfire smoke finally moving elsewhere

News Tribune (subscription required) 
Bomb scare closes Criminal Justice Center in Fife

New York Times 
Trump warns North Korea: U.S. is ‘locked and loaded’
Opinion: On health care, who needs Congress?
Opinion: Accident-proof the police

Olympian (subscription required) 
Editorial: Marijuana policy for U.S. ought to be reality-based

Puget Sound Business Journal 
Drug industry faces ‘tidal wave’ of litigation over opioid crisis
Observations: Primaries offer hope for better leadership around the region
Opinion: Seattle fossil fuel ban hurts rural areas
First lawsuit against Seattle’s income tax gets a court date

Seattle Times (subscription required) 
What happens when a regular high school decides no student is a lost cause?
Seattle Councilman Mike O’Brien clarifies controversial car-camping ordinance
Trans Mountain pipeline work stopped before it starts in British Columbia
Podcast: How should Seattle deal with people living in vehicles? City Council revisits the question
WSU’s new building: ‘the biggest thing Everett has ever done in terms of its future’
Fewer Washington students who go to college need to take remedial courses
Editorial: Making a difference, one backpack at a time
Opinion: What if President Trump can’t do the job? Here’s the Constitutional answer

Skagit Valley Herald 
Conway, Concrete school districts pass annual budgets
Anacortes mulling options for water tank project

USA Today 
Guam warns: ‘Don’t look at the flash or fireball’
A bipartisan solution to our wildfire problem
How wildfire sent Oregon’s eclipse plans up in flames
Hot, hotter, hottest: 2016 confirmed as warmest year on record
Black churches battle racial disparities in health care

Washington Post 
Trump sends new warning to North Korea: U.S. military is ‘locked and loaded’
China warns North Korea: You’re on your own if you go after the United States
At raucous town halls, Republicans have faced another round of anger over health care

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KIRO7 TV (CBS) 
Live in Washington state and concerned about North Korea? Read this

KNKX FM
UW Study: Chronic Depression In Teens May Lead To Abuse Of Marijuana
Yakama War History Project Seeks Descendants Of U.S. Army Combatants
Observatory’s Cosmic Upgrade Grinds To A Halt For Earthly Reasons
Washington State Middle Schoolers’ Code Will Control Robots In Space

KUOW FM 
Should homeless people living in cars get parking tickets?
State high court: Seattle can continue taxing gun sales
Trump Says He Intends To Declare Opioid Crisis National Emergency
Were you a Nazi? And other questions from the U.S. citizenship application

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO Radio) 
Hundreds dying from drug-related deaths in King County each year
Live in Washington state and concerned about North Korea? Read this
Smoke finally expected to blow away on Friday
Microsoft tech used to deter sex slavery in Seattle area

NW Public Radio 
Extreme Heat Reverses Benefits Of Oregon’s Above-Average Snowpack
State High Court: Seattle Can Continue Taxing Gun Sales
Washington Lawmaker Defends the State’s Marijuana Regulation
With A DACA Summer Job, A Bumper Crop Of Worry

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Crosscut 
Who voted for whom? A dive into Seattle’s election data

Seattle P.I. 
Heroin, opioids pace record number of King Co. drug deaths

Thursday, August 10

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Associated Press
State investigating blueberry farm after temp worker dies
Soggy no more: Seattle turns switch with record dry streak
Seattle targets pot event in legal weed state, then drops it
Corps: Oil leaked from dam into Snake River over 7 months
Trump administration urged to avoid salmon protection rules
3 suits filed against Seattle target income tax on wealthy
Trump escalates feud with Senate GOP leader over health care
Bellevue, 2 Seattle suburbs ban safe injection sites

Aberdeen Daily World
Senate’s failure to pass a capital budget leaves local projects hanging (Takko)

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
After one of their own sickened, farmworkers protest conditions at farm near Sumas

The Daily News
Pollution advisory continues, but cleaner air on the way

Everett Herald (subscription required)
37 people overdosed on opioids in 1 week in July, with 3 deaths
Time to fix Obamacare, the Trump administration now signal
There are 7 million unemployed and 6.2 million job openings
Milbank: Trump’s base expands — within Russia’s friendly confines

Federal Way Mirror
Federal Way City Council quashes safe injection sites for heroin addicts within city

Journal of the San Juan Islands
San Juan County needs to monitor local air quality | Guest Column
School hires new nurse and special education teacher
How can state ferries raise rates? | Letters

Kirkland Reporter
First district veterans share stories for history project

Kitsap Daily News
Defense secretary will visit Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor

News Tribune (subscription required)
Gender identity and HIV prevention: What will be taught in Washington’s public schools?
Opioid crisis declared in Pierce County, but what exactly does that mean?
Editorial: Conditions at state institutions unacceptable

New York Times
Opinion: We’re choking on smoke in Seattle
Deep divisions emerge in Trump administration as North Korea threatens war

Olympian (subscription required)
Editorial: Heat and smokey haze timely reminder

Puget Sound Business Journal
Labor department seeks delay of consumer protection rule for financial advisers
Group led by Matt McIlwain and Rob McKenna sues Seattle over income tax
Internal emails reveal Microsoft, Boeing are aiding Gregoire’s efforts to consolidate economic development groups
Behind the deal: How the Washington attorney general’s office recruited Amazon, Expedia to take on Trump

Seattle Times (subscription required)
This is not a drill: Seattle’s hazy smoke from B.C. wildfires could finally lift on Friday
Washington state Supreme Court rules in favor of Seattle’s gun tax
A war over wolves
Housing bubble fears stronger in Washington than in any other state
Two more suits filed to block Seattle’s new income tax
Washington college grads carry less debt than students in other states, survey finds
Campus diversity part of path to fairness for all, despite what conservative strategists say
Editorial: Concussion law only as good as its enforcement
Opinion: Coastal communities rely on full funding for NOAA

Skagit Valley Herald
Draper Valley Farms workers picket for better wages, sick leave

USA Today
Fact Check: Trump’s misleading blame on opioids

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
Ferry frustration high as summer travel season winds down

Washington Post
As Trump escalates tension with North Korea, U.S. allies see disturbing discord
Border crackdown raises old fears for Capitol Hill’s first-generation Americans
Liberals are terrible at arguing with conservatives. Here’s how they can get better

Yakima Herald Republic
Washington college grads carry less debt than students in other states, survey finds
Gov. Inslee tours East Valley High School as funds remain in limbo
Editorial: What’s ancient is new again — with potential benefit to ag

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KIRO7 TV (CBS)
Public to get look at plan to demolish Alaskan Way Viaduct
Attorney who challenged Seattle helped with recommendations to loosen RV towing regulations

KNKX FM
UW Study: Chronic Depression In Teens May Lead To Abuse Of Marijuana
New Charter School Set To Open In Seattle’s Rainier Valley, Even As Legal Battle Continues
Lawmakers had a fight so bad, they came back in August to say, ‘we good?’ 
 (Springer)
King County Health Officials Protest Early End Of Sex Ed Grant
Washington Farmworkers Protest Working Conditions After Colleague Dies
Solar’s Strong Momentum Could Slow Its Future Growth

KUOW FM
He Took A Knee On The Field In Protest, Now He Has No Team
With A DACA Summer Job, A Bumper Crop Of Worry
Some Tuna Can Carry Up To 36 Times The Toxic Chemicals Of Others. Here’s Why
Transgender Service Members Sue Over Planned Ban On Trans People In Military

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO Radio)
Seattle hit with more lawsuits over income tax

NW Public Radio
Fire Danger High, Campfires Banned In North Eastern Washington
Lawmakers had a fight so bad, they came back in August to say, ‘we good?’
U.S. Attorney General Reminds States About Federal Marijuana Laws
Yakama War History Project Seeks Descendants Of U.S. Army Combatants

WGRZ-TV
If N. Korea launches nukes, Washington state doesn’t have evacuation plan (Frockt)

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Crosscut
With thousands living in cars, what’s the city’s next move?

Seattle P.I.
Supreme Court upholds Seattle gun tax

Slog
Republicans hate democracy
No, North Korea has not threatened Seattle with nukes

Wednesday, Aug 9

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Associated Press
Kentucky man, transgender wife sue Amazon for workplace bias
Air pollution advisory extended until Friday
How states are handling Trump’s voter information request
Trump, North Korea trade escalating threats of fire
FBI agents searched former Trump campaign chair’s home

Aberdeen Daily World
Overstock.com doubling in size at Satsop

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Here’s why you probably won’t retire in Puget Sound region
Getting your college degree in 4 years? It’s all about time management at WWU

Columbian
In Our View: Health is Nonpartisan

The Daily News
Murray confronted with dire local opioid picture on St. John visit
OPINION: Legislature met court order

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Take a sneak peek at WSU’s new home in Everett
Edmonds teachers rally to spur contract negotiations
Commentary: Agencies’ efforts working to secure homes for all
Burbank: Choked skies a whiff of what’s to come under Trump
Milbank: Trump scores two foreign policy wins; thanks, Obama
Rampell: Rush of ‘pro-worker’ policies could work against many

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Regular summer ferry schedule resumes | Yakima returns to San Juans’ route
Ferry Advisory Committee meeting on Orcas Aug. 9
Preserving Mt. Constitution’s history | Guest column

Kirkland Reporter
Kirkland to add 1.29 acres to McAuliffe Park

News Tribune (subscription required)
‘May you die in pain’: Constituents at town halls vent rage over health care vote
Projecting power: That’s why there’s non-stop air traffic from McChord this week
City, WSDOT join forces to clean up encampment

New York Times
Trump’s ‘fire and fury’ threat raises alarms in Asia

Olympian (subscription required)
Editorial: Get smarter on water before it’s gone

Puget Sound Business Journal
Boeing-owned drone maker, with more than 100 open jobs, expands
Budget impasse holds up $59M in King County behavioral health services funding

Redmond Reporter
LaFontaine named new regional publisher of Redmond Reporter
Six-decade-old dry streak record broken this week

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Bellevue bans safe-injection sites for heroin users
Seattle set to prevent landlords from considering applicants’ criminal records
Westneat: An act of compassion that could make Seattle’s homeless situation worse
Seattle council may revive debate on homeless living in vehicles
Opinion: Switching from coal to natural gas will not save our planet
Editorial: Beyond threatening tweets, President Trump needs a cohesive Asia strategy

Skagit Valley Herald
Rule change will require hunters leave elk hooves

Spokesman Review
Spokane residents face longer waiting times at driver licensing office
Smoky skies persist as fires rage over a wide area
Washington State University investigates unsubstantiated bomb threat
Judge clears path for torture trial against Spokane psychologists involved in CIA waterboarding
Break in poor air quality could come early next week
Sockeye trickling upstream 900 miles from ocean to Idaho’s Stanley Basin 
McMorris Rodgers will hold town hall at Gonzaga University on Thursday
Elk hoof disease scope of concern expands in Western Washington 
Fairchild officials testing 100 more wells for firefighting chemicals
Editorial: Pot-fearing AG should meet with state officials
Editorial: Trump should dump his Ex-Im nominee

Tri-City Herald
Plutonium detected in air near public Highway 240 at Hanford
742 gallons of oil dripped into Snake River near Kahlotus

USA Today
McCain aims to revive immigration reform when he returns to Congress
An Obamacare rollback could disproportionately harm black men
EPA report shows clean air rules not stunting growth
Trump casts opioid deaths as law enforcement problem

Washington Post
North Korea threatens Guam, the tiny U.S. territory with big military power

Yakima Herald Republic
Where and when to get low-cost immunizations, sports physicals before school starts
Editorial: Encouraging early steps toward fixing health policy

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KING5 TV (NBC)
Protesters demand accountability for farmworker’s death, labor conditions in Sumas

KIRO7 TV (CBS)
Looser RV camping regulations? Seattle councilman’s draft legislation could do that
Old law prevents Washington state from preparing for nuclear disaster

KOMO4 TV (ABC)
Federal Way shoots down supervised heroin-injection site idea
Low levels of plutonium found in air at Hanford nuclear site

KNKX FM
Trump Says U.S. Will Meet North Korean Threats With ‘Fire And Fury’
Cover Lifted, A CIA Spy Offers His Take On Trump And Russia

KUOW FM
A death ignites labor tensions at berry farm near Canada
Washington State Convention Center expansion still needs money and land
Tillerson: Trump Is Using Language Kim Jong Un Can Understand
North Korea Reportedly Capable Of Making Nuclear-Tipped Missiles
After Viral Scandals, Airline Bumping Rates Hit Historic Lows
Do you want just one pass for all your Washington outdoor activities?
What’s The Big Deal With The Solar Eclipse? 7 Things To Know

NW Public Radio
Interior Department Overhauls Sage Grouse Recovery Plans
When Will The Smoke Dissipate?

Q13 TV (FOX)
Animal activists say change in state law needed to strengthen sex abuse cases
Federal Way becomes latest to oppose a safe drug-consumption site in its city
Million-dollar homes becoming the norm in Seattle, on Eastside

Web

Crosscut
What can Spokane teach Seattle about policing?

Publicola
Seattle Public Schools to Get $2.3 Million from SDOT Traffic Safety Funds
International District Resolution Prompts Backlash for Removing “Manilatown”

Seattle P.I.
Bellevue bans safe drug-injection site, not that it was coming

Tuesday, Aug 8

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Associated Press
Democrats seek info on federal payments to Trump business
US nixes sleep apnea test plan for truckers, train engineers
Oregon warns that Willamette Steelhead face extinction
Trump White House weighs unprecedented plan to privatize much of the war in Afghanistan
Report reveals underground US haven for heroin, drug users

Bellingham Herald (subscription required) 
Smoky air conditions improve in parts of Whatcom County
Yes, we have the worst air in the nation — and we’re setting a regional rainless record
Going to Oregon for the eclipse? Here’s an early weather forecast
Think it’s hot now? Here’s what climate models say about the future of the Pacific Northwest
UW loan will help Burke Museum ‘turn the entire museum inside out’

Columbian 
Lawmakers see progress, more work yet to be done

The Daily News 
Leftover opioids are a common dilemma for surgery patients

Everett Herald (subscription required) 
Capital construction projects in Edmonds left in limbo
Why lawmakers failed to fix Sound Transit’s taxing boundary
Police body cameras bring transparency — and challenges
Report finds strong link between climate change, human activity
Registered nurses see nearly 50 percent pay increase since 2002
Gerson: The sad state of foreign affairs under Tillerson
Harrop: Why even liberals might prefer Pence as president
Editorial: ‘Tweaker’ cam not helping homeless; just shames them

Journal of the San Juan Islands 
WSF returns to four-boat schedule due to Samish engine failure
Re: July 26 editorial | Letters
What does the new state budget mean for Orcas Island public schools?

News Tribune (subscription required) 
Threat of state employee layoffs still real as capital budget impasse persists
Democrats demand U.S. agencies reveal how much they spend at Trump businesses
Climate report finds drastic change across US. Scientists fear Trump could suppress it
Don’t read this while driving: Distracted driving ticket numbers are in
Judge orders CIA interrogation lawsuit to trial

Peninsula Daily News 
Sequim Bay closure leaves no shellfish harvesting in Clallam County

Puget Sound Business Journal 
How immigrants, regardless of socioeconomic status, are driving American business
Jeff Sessions slams Washington’s marijuana industry in letter to Inslee, Ferguson
Washington’s top H-1B employers: Companies hire thousands as Trump considers scaling back program

Seattle Times (subscription required) 
Booming Seattle is adding cars just as fast as people
Seattle’s ‘amazing transition’ from wet to dry probably just a coincidence, scientists say
Easier now for public to challenge Seattle building projects
Despite what state lawmakers say, Seattle school officials say the new budget falls short
Editorial: Hanford’s full story is worthy of national-park status
Opinion: Split government in Olympia has stymied state’s potential (Carlyle, Pedersen, Fitzgibbon, Jinkins)

USA Today 
Trump White House weighs unprecedented plan to privatize much of the war in Afghanistan

Washington Post 
North Korea making missile-ready nuclear weapons, U.S. analysts say
Justice Dept. reverses stance, supports Ohio’s effort to purge inactive voters from rolls
Federal climate change report now in hands of Trump administration. Here are the main points.
Deaths from drug overdoses soared in the first nine months of 2016
Trump administration won’t answer how it will handle upcoming Obamacare enrollment
Death rates from colon cancer are increasing for white Americans

Yakima Herald Republic 
Editorial: Another opportunity to serve community
LA Times column: Verdict before evidence won’t work on Iran

Broadcast

KING5 TV (NBC) 
‘Not for us’: Bellevue bans safe injection sites

KIRO7 TV (CBS) 
Seattle will break record for longest streak of dry days, set in 1951

KOMO4 TV (ABC) 
Part of Highway 99 tunnel project halted after worker fell from scaffold
Motorists still phoning, texting despite state’s new distracted driving law

KNKX FM 
Want To More Than Just Watch The Eclipse? Become A Citizen Scientist
Eclipse Mania Means Oregon Needs Wildfire Help From Washington
Got Opinions On How To Measure School Progress? Weigh In On Washington’s Draft Plan
Tacoma Is Hiring An Artist To Fight Homelessness
UW Developing Curriculum To Help Grow Jobs That Use Big Data To Harness Clean Energy

KUOW FM 
Seattle women with grad degrees earn $60K, on average. Seattle men: $90K
Trump Administration Revises Conservation Plan For Western Sage Grouse
Race for second place in Seattle mayor’s primary tightens
How Smartphones Are Making Kids Unhappy
Burien votes on sanctuary city status under shadow of lawsuit

NW Public Radio 
After Alleged Rape, Investigation Reveals Sexualized Culture At Washington State Agency
Eclipse Mania Means Oregon Needs Wildfire Help From Washington
Travis Cox Sentenced For Role In Malheur Occupation

Web

Crosscut 
Years of work to save a fish species might be… dammed

Slog 
Northern Washington farmworker’s complaints of headache went ignored before his death, colleague claims

Monday, Aug 8

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Associated Press
Air quality concerns triggered in Washington, Idaho 
Colville expand tribal wolf hunting in northeast Washington 
State lawmaker to pay fine in finance disclosure case (Hunt)
Groups want state’s wolf management info to be public
Jobless rate raises question: How much better can it get?

Aberdeen Daily World 
Flood Authority faces uncertain six months with no capital budget
State does not intend to give Lewis County pot revenue
Jail contracts with tribes questionable

Bellingham Herald (subscription required) 
While we deal with smoke, B.C. battles fires that have burned 1.2 million acres 
With shipping down on Snake River, farmers worry about dams’ future 
Controlling your thermostat may be the key to solving Northwest salmon-dam puzzle 
Air quality improving, burn ban in effect 

Bothell Reporter 
‘The status quo is highly problematic:’ Debate over drug consumption sites continues at local forum

Everett Herald (subscription required) 
Everett invites you to learn how Everett works
New chief of staff Kelly moves quickly to tame Trump’s tweets
Poll: Majority favors US action if N. Korea attacks S. Korea
Rosenstein: Mueller can investigate any crimes he uncovers
Op-ed by Rep. Ortiz-Self: Legislation was a compromise, not a turf battle
Commentary: Eyman’s back with a measure to undo ST3 and more
Parker: ‘Cosmopolitan’ tiff obscures debate on immigration
Robinson: Trump’s all about that base, but there’s trouble
Schwab: No useful debate to be had if we can’t agree on facts
Letter: Can’t support the anti-tax stance of Republicans
Editorial: Capital budget failure mars lawmakers’ busy year

Federal Way Mirror 
City excited for expansion of DaVita corporate offices in Federal Way
Road construction projects to continue through summer

Highline Times 
Starbucks opens new store and training center in White Center (Nelson)

Kirkland Reporter 
‘The status quo is highly problematic:’ Debate over drug consumption sites continues at local forum

Kitsap Sun (subscription required) 
Adult disabled student files suit against CKSD

News Tribune (subscription required) 
Rape allegation against division manager reveals ‘highly sexualized’ culture at state agency
Is the air as unhealthy as it looks?
Here are some projects that will cost taxpayers more money, thanks to construction budget impasse
Trump hands US policy writing to shadow groups of business execs

Olympian (subscription required) 
Hunt agrees to fine in campaign finance disclosure case
Editorial: Our county must step up to homeless challenge
Opinion: Education funding package prioritizes kids

Peninsula Daily News 
Navy exercise illustrates how it could help after major quake
Health care the focus of Kilmer town hall gathering in Chimacum
Port Angeles votes for sales tax to fund road repairs
Port of Port Angeles seeks to locate CLT business on North Olympic Peninsula
State representative discusses capital budget holdup (Chapman)

Puget Sound Business Journal 
Education: Rhode Island offers free community college

Redmond Reporter 
National Night Out prompts 61 block parties across Redmond
New lead provisions earns praise from environmental groups

Seattle Times (subscription required) 
KIRO ended its live coverage of the Seafair hydroplanes — and some people were irate
Think it’s hot now? Here’s what climate models say about the future of the Pacific Northwest
Seattle-area haze from B.C. wildfires isn’t going anywhere yet
Seattle-area education officials question adequacy, equity of state’s new school-funding plan
What happens to drivers who cut lines at Washington State Ferry terminals?
Citizen scientists track effects of climate change in the Northwest
Burke Museum will continue construction with loan from University of Washington
Westneat: Trump’s new immigration rules: So much for the land of opportunity
Opinion: Implement Hirst decision to allocate state’s water rights cautiously and fairly

Skagit Valley Herald 
Community unhappy about Lower Finney Creek Bridge plans

Tri-City Herald 
Air quality unhealthy in Tri-Cities — even healthy people should limit time outdoors

Wenatchee World (subscription requires)
RepWatch | Cantwell to hold townhall in Wenatchee
County continues quest to complete moderate-risk waste facility

West Seattle Herald 
Starbucks opens new store and training center in White Center (Nelson)

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KIRO7 TV (CBS) 
Safe injection sites in Bellevue? ‘Not now, not ever’
King County Water Taxi service suspended for up to a week

KOMO4 TV (ABC) 
WSDOT finds potential owner for free, 86-year-old bridge

KNKX FM 
‘Smokezilla’ Starting To Slowly Ease As Seattle Moves Toward Record Dry Spell
Use Of Suspensions And Expulsions In Washington Schools Declined In 2015-16
No Pipe Dream: Cannabis Company Buys California Town

KUOW FM 
Jeff Sessions Questions Washington’s Marijuana Regulations
After Alleged Rape, Investigation Reveals Sexualized Culture At Washington State Agency
Google Grapples With Fallout After Employee Slams Diversity 
Why Trump’s ‘merit based’ immigration plan could have a major impact in Seattle

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO Radio) 
Safe injection sites in Bellevue? ‘Not now, not ever’
Wildfire smoke will linger in Seattle area through the week

Q13 TV (FOX) 
Washington’s Alaskan Way Viaduct slated for 2019 demolition

Spokane Public Radio 
Private Label Liquors to Stay on Washington Retail Shelves For Now (Liias)

Web

Crosscut 
Sanctuary-repeal efforts could go on ballot in Spokane, Burien
Seattle Peoples Party is first U.S. manifestation of global trend

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