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Friday, June 16

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Associated Press
Official says more Hanford nuke mishaps likely (Pollet)
Trump appears to confirm obstruction probe, attacks Rosenstein in tweet rant
Decades-old work-study program faces major cuts

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)  
Demonstrators, Patriot Prayer and troopers in riot gear face off at Evergreen 
Skagit County farmworkers union approves contract with Sakuma Bros. 
Trump budget would build a $66 million military jail in Pierce County 
Column: ‘Thoughts and prayers’ are meaningless. To stop mass shootings, we need to do this 

Everett Herald (subscription required)  
Lawmakers reach deal on paid family leave for all workers (Robinson, Liias)
Seattle council members’ tax plan targets top 5 percent
Editorial: State, Darrington team on making most of resources

Journal of the San Juan Islands 
Orcas Library’s 5,000-square-foot expansion is complete

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)  
More Hanford problems likely, manager there says

News Tribune (subscription required)  
She didn’t want to whip grandson with a belt — but police officers showed her how, then watched
What you need to know about Tacoma’s new plastic-bag crackdown
Demonstrators, Patriot Prayer and troopers in riot gear face off at Evergreen
Dueling demonstrations at Evergreen State College
Is the formula for teacher pay driving inequity in Washington schools?
Still no clean bill of health for Summit Lake — but it’s close

Puget Sound Business Journal 
Clues to McConnell’s secret healthcare bill
US workforce: Paying young Americans to learn the right skills
Opinion: Border tax will hurt small businesses, result in job cuts
E-commerce sales about to catch up to department stores in Washington for first time

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Counter-protesters clash with pro-Trump group Patriot Prayer at Evergreen State College
Washington’s challenge: Keeping cartels and illicit money out of the state’s pot industry
Seattle’s mega-commuters: We are spending more time than ever traveling to work
McCleary roundup: Inslee pressures lawmakers as budget talks near the brink — again
Podcast: should landlords be prohibited from asking potential renters about criminal records?
Opinion: Builders, not residents, should pay for Seattle’s explosive growth
Editorial: Shame on Access transit for failing disabled riders and taxpayers

Seattle Weekly  
With an Eye on Seattle, Medical Associations Get Behind Safe Drug Sites
Lawmakers Near Deal on Paid Family Leave for All Workers (Robinson, Liias)

Washington Post 
Special counsel looks into Jared Kushner’s business dealings
Homeland Security revokes order shielding immigrant parents of U.S. citizens

Yakima Herald Republic  
Yakima police say emphasis patrols have helped decrease gang violence
Editorial: State takes step toward next highway revolution

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KING 5 TV (NBC)  
$350 million Colman Dock renovation to begin in July
Homeland Security rescinds Obama’s DAPA program
Oregon becomes first state to add third gender to driver’s licenses

KOMO 4 TV (ABC)  
State gets ready to send temporary layoff notices as possible shutdown looms
More people dying in Washington from drug overdoses than car accidents

KNKX FM  
‘Patriot’ Protesters, Counter Protesters Face Off At Evergreen State College
Residents Tell Seattle City Council They’re Ready For An Income Tax

KUOW FM  
Why are asylum seekers sneaking into Canada through Washington?
2 Dads And Their Experience With Foster Fatherhood 
100 degree-days could be new norm for some Boeing employees
One million people affected by WSU data breach

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO Radio) 
Seattle’s million-dollar experiment with Democracy vouchers is distributing thousands
Seattle council proposes income tax, then asks what voters think

Q13 TV (FOX)
Education funding in limbo with two weeks left in 2nd special legislative session
Here’s what will be affected if there’s a state government shutdown at end of June
Summit kicks off to tackle illicit opioid market

Web

Crosscut
LEGISLATOR BACKS 9-YEAR-OLD’S PROPOSAL TO MAKE BIGFOOT STATE’S OFFICIAL ‘CRYPTID’
Anti-Shariah rallies show something’s afoot in America
Why doesn’t Seattle manage the money it already has?

Seattle P.I. 
3.6 tremor rattles Olympic Peninsula
Connelly: ‘Which effort?’ new EPA boss asks of Puget Sound cleanup

Slog 
Guest Editorial: What does being bold on climate look like locally?

Thursday, June 15

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Associated Press
Overcoming Opioids: Easing an epidemic 1 doctor at a time
Washington officials seek civil commitment of sex offender
Washington State University says personal data stolen
Boeing to move hundreds of Seattle area jobs to Arizona
Tribe, groups to sue Navy over ship cleaning in Puget Sound
Gov’t report: Health care deductibles higher under GOP bill

Aberdeen Daily World  
Monte Council lashes out at Hospital District 2
Washington reaches record low for unemployment

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)  
They talked about ‘income discrimination.’ What does that mean?

The Daily News 
CR sewer job done after cost overrun
Longview to encourage additional multi-family housing

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Unemployment rate in state sets record low
Editorial: Light hand needed on tax changes for light rail

Federal Way Mirror 
Boys & Girls Club, T-Mobile’s partnership benefits youth
Gov. Jay Inslee visits Thomas Jefferson High School to discuss fully funding education

Kirkland Reporter 
Kirkland City Council chooses ‘Skipping Stone’ design for Totem Lake Connector Bridge

News Tribune (subscription required)  
Boeing continues to pare Washington workforce, plans to shift hundreds of jobs to Arizona
Trump budget would build a $66 million military jail in Pierce County
Opinion: Senate guts Obamacare quietly but steadily
Editorial: Hot housing market leaves vets behind

Olympian (subscription required)   
Dozens gather at Percival Landing to show support for Evergreen
Capital City Pride festival maintains traditions while embracing new spirit
Opinion: Evergreen responsibilities, rights out of balance

Puget Sound Business Journal 
Education: DeVos pulls back student protections

Redmond Reporter 
Tesla students talk shop on reducing CO2 emissions
Redmond agrees to uphold Paris Climate Agreement

Seattle Times (subscription required)  
With grant, Seattle schools to change start times again — for the better
Work on new 520 bridge across Lake Washington taking shape
Federal judge rejects Dakota Access Pipeline permits, calls for do-over
Opinion: The Evergreen State College president: In a divided country, our campus will remain united

Seattle Weekly  
At First Hearing, Loud, Repetitive Support for a Tax on the Rich

Skagit Valley Herald  
Wildlife officials tracking wolf in east Skagit County

Spokesman Review  
Senate would give high school seniors a break on biology test requirement
Community colleges’ computer system costs mount, schedule delayed 
Names, Social Security numbers and health information compromised in burglary at WSU storage unit
Big-game permit drawing results greeted with cheers and tears
Hikers relish Little Spokane River Natural Area, new trail additions 

Tri-City Herald  
Our Voice: Governor passionate on school siting issue 

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KING 5 TV (NBC)  
Hundreds of Boeing jobs could relocate to Arizona
WA opioid crisis the focus of AG Ferguson summit

KOMO 4 TV (ABC)
Seattle income tax proposal gets first public hearing
State officials seek civil commitment of sex offender

KNKX FM  
EBay Urges Customers To Oppose Washington Internet Tax (Lytton)
Trump Conflates ‘Phony Collusion’ And Possible Obstruction Of Justice Investigation
Oregon Senate Clarifies Rules For Drones
At Least 4 Killed, Including Gunman, In Workplace Shooting In San Francisco
Fed Raises Key Interest Rate For 4th Time Since 2015
Sanders Of Supporter And Alleged Shooter: ‘Violence Of Any Kind Is Unacceptable’
Medicaid Cuts In Wisconsin Would Undermine Training For Adults With Disabilities

KUOW FM  
Bremerton bets on a fast ferry. Will Seattleites?
‘Tax me’: Public hearing shows strong support for proposed income tax
More buses for Seattle Public Schools to support new start times
Deported for a DUI? King County says that’s not fair
Amazon, major energy user, doesn’t want to talk about its emissions

NW Public Radio 
Northwest Governors Will Join Global Leaders To Discuss Climate Accord
Northwest Tribes To Hold Salmon Ceremony In Kettle Falls
Trump Administration Keeps Trying To Get Rid Of Teen Climate Case

Q13 TV (FOX)  
2-Day summit to fight state opioid epidemic

Web

Publicola  
Murray Accuser Withdraws Sexual Abuse Lawsuit
Council Could Use SDOT Funds for New School Bus System

Schmudget
New Report: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program critical to the wellbeing of Washingtonians with disabilities

Slog
“Go back to the zoo”: How Evergreen State College became a target for right-wing trolls

Wednesday, June 14

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Associated Press
$2.1M homeless shelter set to open in Washington 
Officials warn that tobacco settlement ads are a scam 
Nevada officials aim to start legal pot sales by July 1 
Board affirms Oregon county’s denial of railroad expansion 
Conservation group weighs potential carbon tax measure 
Key insurer Centene plans to expand health exchange presence 

Aberdeen Daily World  
Officials upset with hospital over easement

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)  
Report: Washington state ranks high on health insurance, low on high-school graduation 
eBay wants you to fight against a new online sales tax (Lytton, Carlyle)

Columbian  
Third special session called likely (Cleveland, Wylie)

The Daily News  
Inslee to lawmakers: No third special session
Jim Walsh introduces bill to protect free speech on college campuses

Everett Herald (subscription required)
GOP senators continue push to slash Sound Transit car tab fees (Liias, Hobbs)
Police to County Council: Gang violence needs solutions
Boeing reorganizes defense division, cutting 50 exec jobs
Burbank: Refusal to re-balance taxes hinders schoolkids
Harrop: What Trump’s doing about opioids is worse than zero

News Tribune (subscription required)  
A surprising number of men in Washington aren’t registering for the draft. That’s a felony.
Former state senator Don Benton says he wasn’t pushed out of the EPA. “Nothing but fake news”

Olympian (subscription required)   
Weinstein: ‘I have been portrayed as the reason that Evergreen is in crisis’

Renton Reporter 
County Council declares June “Immigrant Heritage Month”
AG Ferguson applauds Ninth Circuit decision to block revised travel ban
Constantine launches initiatives to create safer, healthier schools and neighborhoods in King County

Seattle Times (subscription required)  
Top GOP lawmaker wounded; gunfire at baseball practice
Audit slams King County’s Access transit for disabled riders
Washington state ranks high in effectively identifying homeless students
State says Russia hackers didn’t target Washington voting systems
Washington National Guard shifting to lighter, agile Stryker vehicles
Opinion: Honor and civility: If the president won’t uphold our values, we must
Editorial: Washington families have a lot to lose if ACA goes away

Seattle Weekly
With Trump in Power, Scientists Turned to Activism. Then Things Got Complicated.
Sonics Fans Are Skeptical of the City’s KeyArena Plans, and That Could Be a Good Thing
Murray, Sawant and Herbold Unveil Ordinance to Tax the Rich
Seattle Commits to Paris Accord, Calls for End to Coal-Fired Power in Washington
State Agencies Prep for ‘Unlikely’ Government Shutdown
With a Shutdown Looming, State Lawmakers Consider Their Options (Liias, Palumbo, Stanford, Chopp, Hobbs)
Nationwide, Pro-Muslim Counter-Protests Overwhelmed ‘Anti-Sharia’ Rallies

Sequim Gazette 
Guest opinion: Global learning starts at home (Ortiz-Self)

Skagit Valley Herald  
L&I to contest judge’s order to vacate $2.4 million fine against Tesoro

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Lawmakers playing game of chicken as shutdown of government looms
Editorial: Washington state must steer driverless cars in right direction

Washington Post 
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, four others injured in Va. attack

Yakima Herald Republic  
High employment a headache for Yakima Valley farmers
Editorial: Today’s a day for the red, while and blue

Broadcast

KING 5 TV (NBC)  
Wolf researcher plans to sue WSU over free speech
Tacoma to open temporary emergency homeless shelter
Non-profit helps foster kids in Washington

KOMO 4 TV (ABC)  
Will the State Legislature get a budget deal? (Nelson, Sullivan)
‘Tax the rich:’ Councilmembers propose income tax on Seattle’s wealthiest
South Snohomish gang problem gets worse

KNKX FM  
Lack Of Racial Equity Among Teaching Pool Impacts All Students
If Voting Machines Were Hacked, Would Anyone Know? 
Democratic Lawmakers Sue Trump, Handing The President Another Legal Challenge
Tacoma’s Cleaned Up Waterways Need Legislative Attention, Advocates Say
New Bell Times Likely Coming To Seattle Schools Pending City Council Vote

KUOW FM  
From submarines to cyber warfare, Bremerton sticks to the mission and keeps its mouth shut
On Flag Day, Remembering The Red, Black And Green
Washington congressman proposing bill to counter ‘Russian agression’
Washington’s biggest businesses aim to fill climate void left by Trump
Gorge Commission Hears Union Pacific Appeal Of Mosier Track Expansion

NW Public Radio  
Did Inslee Really ‘Kickstart’ Washington Budget Negotiations?
Washington AG And Others Sue Trump Administration

Q13 TV (FOX)  
The cost of waking up: Price of lifesaving drug skyrockets, putting Puget Sound lives at risk

Web

Seattle P.I.
Connelly: AG Ferguson sues, rebukes Trump admin. on energy rollbacks

Slog 
Was Washington state’s election system hacked by the Russians? No, says Governor’s Office
Patty Murray calls out Senate Republicans’ secret Obamacare repeal strategy

Tuesday, June 13

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Associated Press
Trump travel ban dealt another blow, faces high court next
Transgender man files restroom complaint against library
Coach, school district square off in court over prayer
Washington lawmakers near end of second special session (Lytton)
US cancels new protection for endangered West Coast whales
State’s largest solar project to be built near Richland
Trump: Health care dropouts sign that Democrats ‘gave up’
Tillerson: North Korea releases U.S. college student
No end in sight as Washington lawmakers edge toward a third special session

Aberdeen Daily World
County OKs 6-month moratorium on marijuana production, process operations

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
French firm to build state’s largest solar project north of Richland
Union says it has reached first contract deal with Sakuma berry farms

Columbian
Letter: High-stakes testing is detrimental

The Daily News
Learn from Klickitat

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Editorial: In teaching students, EvCC built a community

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Washington lawmakers near end of second special session (Lytton)
Coach, school district square off in federal court

Olympian (subscription required)
Here’s how to show your love for The Evergreen State College, or march against it
No money? No problem: Zero-down payment mortgages are back

Peninsula Daily News
Lands commissioner fields barrage of questions during Port Angeles gathering (Chapman, Tharinger)

Puget Sound Business Journal
Corporate leaders remain optimistic, but economists grow wary
Seattle unveils plans for income tax for high-income residents
Washington State University says personal data was inside stolen safe

Redmond Reporter
Microsoft wins Xbox 360 class-action case

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Kids Count report: Washington state ranks high on health insurance, low on high-school graduation
Democrat Javier Valdez picked to fill legislative seat vacated by Seattle’s Jessyn Farrell (Valdez)
Seattle City Council vows to uphold Paris Agreement on climate change
Opinion: What Washington can learn from Oregon on K-12 spending

Spokesman Review
Lawsuit alleges Deaconess, Valley hospital owner shorted community millions in charity care
Record $480K bid for bighorn sheep tag — the rest of the story
Judge declares mistrial in sex assault case against former Spokane police officer
Suit against Riverside School District, DSHS in 5-year-old’s death to continue
Spokane initiative aims to connect veterans with the humanities

Wenatchee World (subscription required)
Leavenworth-area fire district seeks first levy boost in 37 years
NCW Health | The plight of our rural hospitals
Manson landowner charged with hate-crime harssment

Yakima Herald Republic
Kids Count report: Washington state ranks high on health insurance, low on high-school graduation

Broadcast

KING 5 TV (NBC)
Evergreen State College president ‘immensely disappointed’ by protesters
Seattle will uphold Paris Climate Accord

KNKX FM
Inslee Vows To ‘Kickstart’ Budget Negotiations In Washington State
Trump Weighs Firing Mueller, According To Confidante
Just Lost Your Job? COBRA May Be Your Best Health Insurance Strategy Now
High Court Strikes Down Law Favoring Unwed Mothers Over Unwed Fathers
Drive And Vote: 16-year-olds In Oregon Could Preregister To Vote At DMV
Conservative Rallies In Liberal Cities: Part Free Speech Exercise, Part Provocation

KUOW FM
Bremerton may soon be miiiighty enticing to homebuyers from Seattle
Valdez to represent Northeast Seattle as state’s newest lawmaker
This is what Seattle’s income tax might look like
Tales from Bremerton’s drunken, fist-fighting past

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO Radio)
Inslee: Once again, we’re facing a state government shutdown
Sawant introduces legislation for Seattle income tax
Two Washington counties should pay close attention to Nevada health care bill

NW Public Radio
Inslee Vows To ‘Kickstart’ Budget Negotiations In Washington State
Washington’s Largest Solar Project Coming To Tri-Cities

Q13 TV (FOX)
Boeing’s new 777X flagship is coming soon. But its buyers are struggling

Web

Crosscut
Inslee: Budget deadline is non-negotiable (Lytton)
Seattle and its suburbs: Not so different

Publicola
PCOs Pick Javier Valdez to Replace Jessyn Farrell
Seattle City Council Wants Puget Sound Energy to Stop Using Coal-Fired Facility

Schmudget
KIDS COUNT Report: Washington Continues to See Historic Progress in Kids’ Health Care Access

Seattle P.I.
Infant mortality: How Seattle-area communities compare
Connelly: Seattle Council commits to climate pact, nixes Mont. coal plant

Slog
Letters to the Editor: Governor Inslee Needs to Walk the Walk When It Comes to the US Climate Alliance

Monday, June 12

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Associated Press
2 Washington inmates who fled over razor-wire fence captured 
Fed is set to raise rates this week despite political tumult

Aberdeen Daily World  
What state has the best economy? 49 states must be evergreen with envy
Insurers for individual health plans shut out Grays Harbor

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)  
Drug prevention program at Washington school shows results 
Shortage of Native American doctors raises concern 
Schools chief seeks compromise on testing requirements 
Op-ed: U.S. Congressman Rick Larsen on Trumpcare 

The Daily News  
Herrera Beutler, Schrader bill targets sea lions
New port policy aims to avoid false starts
OPINION: Methanol project permits

Everett Herald (subscription required)
State agencies prep for ‘unlikely’ government shutdown
America’s health-care crisis is a gold mine for crowdfunding
Deja vu again as state budget impasse spurs shutdown plans (Liias, Palumbo, Stanford, Chopp, Hobbs)
Commentary by Secretary of State Kim Wyman: Trump budget would hurt state, community libraries
Editorial: Poor attendance, not tests, denying kids diplomas (Stonier, Dolan)

Federal Way Mirror 
Federal Way schools to change bell schedule next school year
Federal Way school board to vote on $450 million bond for ballot

Journal of the San Juan Islands 
Salish Sea buoy washes up 4,000 miles away
County Council OKs Clure Property purchase by San Juan County Land Bank

Kirkland Reporter 
Dept. Of Ecology approves Kirkland shoreline permit for seaplane flights
LWSD holds groundbreaking for Juanita High School

News Tribune (subscription required)
These bills have no hope of passing, so why do politicians even bring them up? (Chase, Sullivan)
Why a $67 million fine isn’t motivating the Legislature to act (Rolfes, Sullivan)
Editorial: Tacoma has big work to do before suing Big Pharma

Olympian (subscription required)   
Support new taxes for public safety and housing? You’re part of the 51 percent
Drug prevention program at Washington school shows results
Editorial: Public health agencies are in a crisis

Puget Sound Business Journal 
Trump’s next step on regulations: Use EPA to loosen factory rules
Online sales in Washington state continue to slow, but still beat department stores
Companies stoke fintech while Congress moves on Dodd-Frank

Redmond Reporter 
Redmond graduates reflect on high school as they prepare for the future

Seattle Times (subscription required)
The rise and dramatic fall of King County’s black homeowners
Education advocates fear McCleary compromise won’t go far enough (Sullivan)
Seattle couple walked together amid ‘blatant’ prejudice: It’s been 50 years since high court ruled on interracial marriage
Union says it has reached first contract deal with Sakuma berry farms
Long-simmering discord led to The Evergreen State College’s viral moment
Counterprotest overshadows Seattle’s ‘March Against Sharia’; assault arrests follow main event
First to lose Obamacare? The sickest county in the state
Opinion: On school funding, first do no harm
Editorial: Lawmakers should stop partisanship and solve McCleary
Opinion: Invest in a high-quality education for every child from cradle to career

Seattle Weekly  
Seattleites Stand Up Against ‘Anti-Sharia’ Rally
Judge Upholds Seattle’s Hotel Worker Law
Obamacare Has Hit a Snag in Washington. Did the GOP Put it There?

Skagit Valley Herald  
Skagit Valley College to graduate first class in firefighter scholarship program
Judge rules to vacate $2.4 million penalty against Tesoro

Spokesman Review  
As lawmakers crawl toward budget deal, state makes plans for partial shutdown
Expiration of film tax credit could take a bite out of “Z Nation,” other productions 
High school researcher finds microplastics in Spokane River fish
Workers wrap up restoration of illegal bluff road as legal battle continues
75 years ago, the United States forced Japanese into internment camps. After World War II, many settled in Spokane. These are their stories.
Health experts say conversations on suicide need to be brought to light 
Editorial: Air-traffic scheme raises many questions
Editorial: Kill biology, but don’t undermine testing

Tri-City Herald  
Guest column: A possible re-start for the public works trust fund 

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)  
Editorial: Washington state must steer driverless cars in right direction

Washington Post 
D.C., Maryland sue Trump over foreign payments to his businesses
Sessions will testify in open hearing before Senate Intelligence Committee
Russia has developed a cyberweapon that can disrupt power grids, according to new research

Wenatchee World 
Study seeks to prevent toxic algae at Fish Lake
City council allows Olds Station to remain industrial
RepWatch | The Senator vs. the Secretary

Yakima Herald Republic  
Editorial: State needs to keep tests of students’ basic skills
Editorial: Legislators ask right question on crime issue

Broadcast

KING 5 TV (NBC)  
500 Seattle kids sold and bought for sex every year, says non-profit
Home building slowed as cities try to tame growth

KOMO 4 TV (ABC)  
Hundreds march for LGBT rights in downtown Seattle
King County Metro will tow cars illegally parked at park-and-rides

KNKX FM
A Budget Deal By June 30? Key Washington Lawmakers Say It’s Realistic  (Ormsby)
Evergreen Students, Swept Up In A National Story, Try To Retake The Narrative
Still No Plan As McCleary Deadline Looms
How To Apply The Brain Science Of Resilience To The Classroom
Two Inmates Who Escaped Minimum Security Prison Near Olympia Captured
GOP’s Proposed Cuts To Medicaid Threaten Treatment For Opioid Addiction

KUOW FM  
‘It’s embarrassing’: A Seattle doctor confronts racial bias in medicine
A Drugmaker Tries To Cash In On The Opioid Epidemic, One State Law At A Time
Town That Helped Power Northwest Feels Left Behind In Shift Away From Coal
We used to be No. 1 for women in a state legislature

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO Radio) 
3 takeaways from Public Health’s safe injection presentation

NW Public Radio 
A Budget Deal By June 30? Key Washington Lawmakers Say It’s Realistic (Ormsby)

Web

Publicola  
Judge Rules in Favor of City, Upholds Seattle Hotel Workers’ Rights in Lawsuit

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