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Thursday, April 20

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Associated Press
New bill signed into law protecting tethered dogs (Palumbo)
Workers rally in support of state worker contracts 
1995 tweak to law exempts state lawmakers from disclosure 
Washington unemployment rate drops to 4.7 percent 
A timeline of the public records law in Washington state 
Attorneys general from 16 states, DC fight travel ban appeal 
Here’s why state lawmakers need not abide public-records law

Bainbridge Island Review 
Opinion: Get ready for overtime in Olympia | The Petri Dish

Bothell Reporter 
A special session is coming in Olympia

Columbian
In Our View: Clear Air on Pot Policy

The Daily News  
Herrera Beutler optimistic about money for I-5 Bridge
New bill signed into law protecting tethered dogs
Seattle mayor denies knowing accuser, who has gone public

Everett Herald (subscription required)  
There’s plenty of blame to go around for special session
Cantwell promotes her housing tax credit bill in Everett
Trump must decide whether to support or undermine Obamacare

Federal Way Mirror
Five FWPS schools receive state achievement awards
Save Weyerhaueser Campus hosting walk Saturday in conjunction with Earth Day

Kirkland Reporter 
Three strangers honored by the Kirkland City Council for saving man’s life
Unemployment rate drops in Washington to near-record low in March
Design options for Totem Lake Connector Bridge down to four

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
1995 tweak to law exempts state lawmakers from disclosure

News Tribune (subscription required)  
State voids methanol plant permit for group that once targeted Tacoma 

Olympian (subscription required)   
Happy 4/20: Unofficial pot holiday comes on heels of state sales spike in March
Thousands of state workers rally to urge lawmakers to support new labor contracts

Puget Sound Business Journal 
Washington state Senate budget calls for ‘unprecedented’ economic development cuts

Seattle Times (subscription required)  
Why tens of thousands could turn out Saturday for Seattle’s March for Science
Lack of diversity in gifted education: Some readers see segregation
State agency nullifies permit for Kalama methanol plant
Massive mural to celebrate local and state labor history
It’s 2015 all over again: Little state budget progress as legislative session winds down (Sullivan, Lytton)
Distracted-driving bill approved by Washington state lawmakers (Farrell)
Opinion: A student’s ZIP code shouldn’t dictate her academic success
Editorial: Rick Steves’ charitable investment with unexpected dividends
Jerry Large: With government-transparency site, Steve Ballmer wants to fight truthiness with hard data

Seattle Weekly  
There’s Plenty of Blame to Go Around for This Year’s Special Session
Carbon Tax Now, or Carbon Tax Later? Some Say It’s Just a Matter of Time
Bigger Than Bertha: Tunnel Foe Cary Moon On Why She Should Be the Next Mayor of Seattle

Skagit Valley Herald  
Behavioral health organization looking to future with more, smaller facilities

Spokesman Review  
House moves to protect internet service customers’ privacy
Dogs get protection from inhumane tethering
WSU Spokane researchers share Trump budget concerns with Sen. Patty Murray
‘420’ becomes part of the dictionary as Spokane embraces counterculture, pot holiday
Marijuana has truly gone mainstream, survey finds
Cost overruns for Sullivan Road Bridge work may cost Spokane Valley an extra $424,000
Whitworth cuts ties with Planned Parenthood
Spokane’s community court expands to Browne’s Addition, Cliff-Cannon
Shawn Vestal: Legalizing marijuana a no-brainer

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Here we go! The usual ‘special legislative session’ on the horizon 

Wenatchee World 
Salmon Recovery in North Central Washington: Part 2
PUD Truscotts leave mark on fish, conservation

Wahkiakum County Eagle 
Legislature passes bill to help forest landowners improve fish habitat (Blake)

Yakima Herald Republic  
Newhouse cancels town hall session due to wife’s illness 
Tying up your dog? New penalties ahead for tethering Fido in an inhumane way 
Distracted-driving bill approved by Washington state lawmakers (Farrell)

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KING 5 TV (NBC)
Seattle’s tiny house villages a concern of consultant city hired
Clean energy to power Sound Transit trains beginning 2019
The personal pain of gun violence in Federal Way

KOMO 4 TV (ABC)  
King County prosecutor charging man with 11th DUI pushes for tougher repeat offender laws
Distracted-driving bill awaits Inslee’s signature

KNKX FM  
Republicans Sling Dirt Over Lawn Care At Washington Capitol (Rolfes)

KUOW FM  
Lay people: You’ll never be more skeptical than scientists
Attorney General Bob Ferguson on chess moves and the Muslim ban
Young Women Make Economic Strides As Young Men Fall Behind In U.S.
The new NW activists: She’s doing something unique with data
Science doesn’t care about your ideology. That includes you, Seattle liberals

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO Radio) 
Senator vexed by Washington state’s lax felony DUI law (Orwall, Ormsby)

NW Public Radio 
Conservation Groups Ask To Stop Barging Sockeye Around Dams
Washington Unemployment Rate Lowest In Ten Years

Q13 TV (FOX)  
The Squeeze: Who watches Sound Transit?

Web

Crosscut 
Lawmakers like the environment. Will they pay up?

Mic 
Meet the families fighting to legalize medical marijuana in their kids’ schools (Blake)

Publicola  
Murray’s Accuser Reveals His Identity
Cary Moon Is Running for Mayor
City Will Receive $440,000 in Settlement Over Unauthorized Cutting of Public Trees
Fremont Brewing Owner Sara Nelson Joins Race for City Council

Schmudget
Lack of a state capital gains tax means wealthiest 1 percent get a huge tax break in Washington state

Slog
Op-ed by Rep. Macri: Don’t let statewide funding for homelessness expire

Wednesday, April 19

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Associated Press
Man arrested for alleged 11th DUI 
Tribe sues US over casino approval in Washington state 
Finley plant agrees to pay $650,000 in Clean Water Act case 
Legislature OKs fees for electronic public records 

Aberdeen Daily World  
Legislature passes bill to help forest landowners improve fish habitat (Blake)

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)  
Homeless pushed out of Tacoma’s ‘Jungle’ 

Columbian
Herrera Beutler optimistic about money for I-5 Bridge
In Our View: Mentally Ill Need Our Help
Letter: :( is better than :'( (Wylie)

The Daily News
Decision on methanol shoreline permit delayed
EDITORIAL: State budget update
Kelso man who waited almost 70 days for bed at Western State to be forcibly medicated
Port unloads longest wind blades to date in Longview
Walsh move would help sober living homeless shelters
Woodland teachers expel letter grades

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Who gets bill for state agency sex-discrimination lawsuit? (Clibborn)
Pacific Northwest leads most of the nation in employment
The US wind industry now employs more than 100,000 people
Burbank: ST3 car tab rollback threatens light rail to Everett
Editorial: Roadside litter points to bigger problem for state
Muhlstein: Today’s political climate stokes woman’s chilling memories

Journal of the San Juan Islands 
How would San Juan County look if Trump’s budget proposal was passed?
Early education paves future goals
Electric vehicles: from STEM to sustainability

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)  
First protected DREAMer is deported under Trump
Letter: It’s time to reform our broken foster care system

News Tribune (subscription required)  
Matt Driscoll: Outrage over Sound Transit 3 car tabs predictable, and preventable
Tacoma City Council: Click ISPs can’t collect or sell your personal info without permission
Pocket protectors in place: Scientists will march Saturday in Tacoma

Olympian (subscription required) 
State workers will demonstrate to urge lawmakers to support new labor contracts
Here are the 12 major land-use projects that Thurston County will tackle in 2017-18
Tell your 22nd District legislators what you think
Trump conflicts of interest need transparency

Puget Sound Business Journal 
Emirates cuts Seattle flights over Trump travel restrictions
Law: First DREAMer deported
Opinion: Tomorrow’s engineers need arts, cultural education, too

Seattle Times (subscription required)  
Tougher H-1B visa rules could benefit local tech companies
Wind power to fuel Sound Transit light-rail trains
After travel ban, AG Ferguson’s next fight: deceptive student-loan practices
From moving to music, commuters share how they’re dealing with Seattle-area traffic
Editorial: Educating prisoners pays off

Seattle Weekly  
Has Seattle’s Love Affair With Tax Measures Come to An End?
A Seattle Activist Tried to Reach Seattle’s LGBT Immigrants. It Wasn’t Easy.
HALA Could Be Better. But That’s No Reason to Abandon It.
Resentment Toward Homeless Finds Voice at Policy Panel

Skagit Valley Herald  
Community clashes over environment, employment at hearing for refinery project

Spokesman Review  
Officials search for reasons two upscale Wandermere homes’ foundations became unstable
Kalispel Tribe files federal lawsuit to halt Spokane Tribe’s casino
David Rodgers, mayor who “taught Spokane to dream big,” dies at 93
WSU Spokane researchers share Trump budget concerns with Sen. Patty Murray
College freshmen to get a workshop on finances

Tri-City Herald  
Our Voice: Sen. Brown’s bill one step toward curbing youth suicide 

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)  
Editorial: Here we go! The usual ‘special legislative session’ on the horizon 
Editorial: Lawmakers must face reality in funding education 

Yakima Herald Republic  
Editorial: If true, Trump turnabout on Ex-Im Bank is good for Valley

Broadcast

KING 5 TV (NBC)  
How Trump’s order on H-1B visas could affect Washington

KIRO 7 TV (CBS)  
Where things stand with proposals to lower car tab fees

KNKX FM  
Puyallup Tribe Says It Opposes LNG Facility At Port Of Tacoma
When Active-Duty Service Members Struggle To Feed Their Families
Down With 8 A.M. Classes: Undergrads Learn Better Later In The Day, Study Finds
Playground Case Could Breach Barrier Between Tax Coffers, Religious Schools
Former Microsoft CEO Launches New Tool For Finding Government Data

KUOW FM  
She had a choice: Defend climate science or keep a Customs officer happy
Washington state gets a lot of federal money for science
Treat yourself to Washington-grown poems this National Poetry Month
Payment slip-up slowed down affordable housing in Seattle

NW Public Radio  
McCleary Lawyer: ‘Not A Lot Of Confidence’ Final Budget Will Solve School Funding
Study Finds Unvaccinated Children Create Path For Whooping Cough To Spread

Q13 TV (FOX)
Many state lawmakers want to lower car tabs, but no agreement yet on how to do it (Liias, Pellicciotti)
Elder abuse cases at ‘epidemic’ levels in state; bill aims to fight problem (Goodman)
Nearly 200 people evicted from Tacoma homeless camp; area shelters already past capacity

Web

Crosscut 
West Coast to Trump: It’s time for a divorce
What Trump doesn’t get about salmon recovery

Tuesday, April 18

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Associated Press
Washington governor signs theatrical wrestling bill (Hudgins)
Rep. McMorris Rodgers not holding town halls during recess 
Spokane real estate market is heating up with rising prices 
Boeing to issue layoff notices to hundreds of employees 
Tax Day demonstrators demand that Trump release tax returns
Poll: Americans think marijuana’s safer than opioids, but pregnant women shouldn’t use

Aberdeen Daily World  
Monte mill brings back 29 jobs, forecasts more
Letter: Where are their ideas?
Letter: Monte rest stop has possibilities

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Big I-5 projects between Kent and Seattle: Be ready for traffic

Columbian  
Interstate 5 Bridge bill passes, heads to governor 

The Daily News 
Canada glacier melt rerouted in rare case of ‘river piracy’
Hospital puts MRSA report in perspective
EDITORIAL: Western State Hospital pay raises for labor contract reform

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Boeing says it plans to lay off hundreds of engineers
Snohomish County tuberculosis cases more numerous this year
Bills modifying Public Records Act headed to Inslee
Human-caused climate change has rerouted an entire river
Letter: Refugees are well-vetted and often well educated

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Community Treasures cancels state e-recycling contract
UW Medicine works with Island Hospital for smooth transition of Orcas Medical Center

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Overcoming opioids: The quest for less addictive drugs
Boeing to issue layoff notices to hundreds to employees
Inslee signs theatrical wrestling bill (Hudgins)
Letter: State’s kids should have quality, free education

MyEdmonds 
South County Politics: Need for special session surprises new Senator Palumbo (Palumbo, Ortiz-Self, Kagi)

News Tribune (subscription required)  
Big I-5 projects between Kent and Seattle: Be ready for traffic
Why there’s still a time limit on prosecuting child sex crimes in Washington (Orwall)

Olympian (subscription required) 
Why there’s still a time limit on prosecuting child sex crimes in Washington
Senate resolution honors Fraternal Order of Eagles
10 local schools receive state’s highest honor for academics
Legislature OKs new fees for electronic copies of public records

Puget Sound Business Journal 
Trump’s next executive order: Review H-1B visas, and get the feds to use American-made products
Law: Trump faces expanded lawsuit from ethics group
Boeing’s next layoffs will cut hundreds of engineers
Education: DeVos makes controversial pick for head of civil rights office

Seattle Times (subscription required)  
Boeing plans hundreds of layoff notices for engineers this week
No cameras for ‘worst political attack on women’s health in a generation’
Seattle, King County councils approve $1.3 million in legal aid for immigrants
Trump order would target highly-skilled worker visa program
Seattle getting massive commercial dry dock from South Korea in Vigor Industrial’s $20M deal
Editorial: Lawmakers should not pick and choose what education to fund
Opinion: Fund State Need Grant, the backbone of college financial aid

Seattle Weekly  
Former Mayor Mike McGinn Wants His Job Back
City Council Establishes $1 Million Fund to Help Immigrants With Legal Expenses
Skagit County Jury Refuses to Convict Six of Those Arrested During ‘Break Free’ Climate Protests
‘We Care and We’re Aware’: More than 1,000 March Demanding Trump’s Tax Returns

Skagit Valley Herald
Local lawyers, organizations ramp up immigration work

Spokesman Review  
Spokane considers moving sixth-graders to middle school to comply with class-size mandate
Washington gives Lucha Libre wrestlers a break on some licensing rules
Washington tries to help foster children graduate on time
ATVs could get OK to cross state highways
Competitive Spokane housing market follows trends of shrinking inventory, upsurge in home prices
Spokane City Council members call for restoration of damaged conservation land
McMorris Rodgers speaks to small group in Spokane; no town halls planned for recess
Rep. Marcus Riccelli: House efforts would expand access to dental care, training

Vancouver Business Journal 
Senate easily passes I-5 Bridge re-start (Wylie, Stonier, Cleveland)

Broadcast

KING 5 TV (NBC)
‘Tacoma Jungle’ homeless camp sweep set for Tuesday
Bellevue city council approves Eastgate men’s shelter
GeekWire: Washington state OKs Fred Hutch license plates for cancer research

KOMO 4 TV (ABC)  
Swastikas and ‘Trump’ spray-painted on vehicles in Edmonds
Billionaire Steve Ballmer to debut public database showcasing government spending

KNKX FM
Charged But Not Convicted: How The Mentally Ill Can Wait Behind Bars Awaiting Evaluations
Washington Lawmakers Once Again Unlikely To Finish Work On Time  (Sullivan)
Nonprofit Working To Block Drug Imports Has Ties To Pharma Lobby
In Portugal, Drug Use Is Treated As A Medical Issue, Not A Crime
Oregon Legislature Hears From Supporters, Opponents Of Gun Bills
Once Routine, ICE Check-Ins Now Fill Immigrants In U.S. Illegally With Anxiety
Home-Based Drug Treatment Program Costs Less And Works
Schools Will Soon Have To Put In Writing If They ‘Lunch Shame’

KUOW FM  
New Trump Order Extends ‘Buy American’ And ‘Hire American’ Rules 
Edmonds neighborhood wakes up to swastikas
Boeing will lay off more engineers to remain competitive

NW Public Radio 
Washington Lawmakers Once Again Unlikely To Finish Work On Time

Q13 TV (FOX)
Homeless people living underneath I-705 in Tacoma forced to leave
Travel guru Rick Steves gives away $4 million apartment complex
Seattle City Council approves $1M legal defense fund for immigrants, refugees; King County OKs $750K
UW professor leads study tracking climate change rerouting river’s course

Today Show (NBC) 
Sunscreen in school: Parents push for kids to be allowed to use it

Web

Crosscut 
Seattle cops: Blasting space banshees, building community trust

Seattle P.I. 
Swastikas and ‘Trump’ spray-painted on vehicles in Edmonds

Monday, April 17

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Associated Press
Nightclub contends racial prejudice in $22.5 million lawsuit 
Tribe to open giant gambling complex in Washington state
Washington county officials reach agreement with Japan 
Washington state lawmakers push to let kids use sunscreen in school

Aberdeen Daily World  
Roundabout in South Aberdeen’s future

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)  
Detainees’ hunger strike at Northwest Detention Center winding down, ICE says 
How Seattle police, local prosecutors address hate crimes 
Op-ed:  Donald Trump’s 100 days of horror 

The Daily News  
Inside the Highway 99 tunnel: Bertha’s done digging, but the roadway work rolls on
OPINION:Keep public lands in federal hands
PUD to start $2 million upgrade of West Kelso substation
Tensions build over ‘sanctuary cities’, immigration arrests

Everett Herald (subscription required)  
Proposed budgets include millions for Snohomish County projects
Power tussle divides state school agencies, lawmakers (Santos)
Washington Post: Many Republicans want the rich to pay more in taxes
Eyman: 1% property tax cap doing what voters wanted (Chopp)
Commentary: Gov. Inslee should reject license bill on REAL ID
Editorial: Let light shine on lawmakers’ emails, records
Letter: House budget would help small businesses

Federal Way Mirror 
Reeves passes new program for rural veterans in State House (Reeves)
Federal Way legislator votes for House Budget that funds sexual assault prevention programs (Reeves)
Federal Way school board votes to have student representation at meetings

Journal of the San Juan Islands 
Fish for Teeth brings free mobile dental clinic to Friday Harbor

Kirkland Reporter 
Woodinville resident enters 45th District Senate race as an independent

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)  
Bremerton bar raided by state
Letter: House budget proposal puts state on right track

News Tribune (subscription required)  
It’s called the ‘litter’ tax, but half goes to Washington state parks instead of roadside cleanup
Editorial: Tit for tat: Western State Hospital pay raises for labor contract reform

Olympian (subscription required) 
Are local school district levies unconstitutional? What the state Supreme Court has to say
Protesters gather in Olympia demanding Trump release tax returns
Democrats think they can ride Trump fury to a congressional takeover

Peninsula Daily News  
Dungeness River Coalition sends video to lawmakers considering land transfer
EYE ON OLYMPIA: North Olympic Peninsula projects in House capital budget (Tharinger, Chapman, Van De Wege)

Redmond Reporter 
Settlement filed in Microsoft-PSE energy purchasing proposal

Renton Reporter 
‘We are better than fear’
Attorney general’s student loan transparency act passes legislature (Orwall)
Washington surveys release new homeowners guide to landslides
Rejigging real estate excise tax

Seattle Times (subscription required)  
In Washington, 193,000 students miss 18 days of school or more
Inside the Highway 99 tunnel: Bertha’s done digging, but the roadway work rolls on
Washington state House committee approves internet privacy protections (Hansen, Sullivan)
City’s drive to help homeless may displace overnight-shelter provider
Student Loan Transparency Act passes in Olympia
Opinion: Advanced Placement courses are best for highly motivated students
Editorial: Reform Western State and community services
Editorial: Lawmakers right to increase school-construction dollars

Seattle Weekly  
‘We Care and We’re Aware’: More than 1,000 March Demanding Trump’s Tax Returns
Bagshaw: ‘I Have Faith In This Mayor’

Skagit Valley Herald
Public hearing for Tesoro refinery project draft EIS
Letter: Salmon restrictions

Spokesman Review  
Know Spokane: Number of young people coming to the city hasn’t changed, but fewer are leaving
At Spokane-area schools, Gay Straight Alliances reflect an evolution in attitude
Mead bill signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee
Benton to lead U.S. Selective Service System
Washington state pushes to let kids use sunscreen in school
Shawn Vestal: North Monroe changes a step toward new Spokane
Spin Control: Benton’s number comes up, he’s now head of the draft
Editorial: Distracted driving law headed for overdue update

Tri-City Herald 
Our Voice: Counties need property tax cap lifted 
Letter: State disproportionately taxes middle- and lower-wage earners 
Letter: Is sunscreen in school really a matter demanding legislative attention? 

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)  
Editorial: Oregon state lawmakers take solid stand to protect privacy 

Washington Post 
Opinion: Does Trump want to be the president who broke health care?
EPA emerges as major target after Trump solicits policy advice from industry
Opinion: Trump is now destroying a healthy health-care system

Yakima Herald Republic  
More Washington state students missing more days of school 
Editorial: Legislature has right idea on internet user privacy  (Hansen, Ranker)

Broadcast

KOMO 4 TV (ABC)  
Overcoming Opioids: The quest for less addictive drugs

KNKX FM  
Unpacking Government: How Do Legislative Deals Come Together?  (Chopp)
Early Season Fires In Northeast Washington Don’t Mean Much For Upcoming Fire Season
We Asked People What They Know About Taxes. See If You Know The Answers
WSU Scientists, Farmers Testing Out New Bee Goo To Pollinate Fruit Trees

KUOW FM
Multiple reasons to March for Science in Seattle – or not
Country over partisanship. Constitution over personal power. Stories of a new America.

NW Public Radio  
Yakama Nation Remembers 30th Anniversary Of Fish Wars
The Northwest’s Water Systems Need A Big, Green Fix, Report Says
Verizon Demos 5G In Lobbying Push For Access To City Poles

Web

Crosscut 
When it comes to car tabs, how do you spell relief? (Pellicciotti, Clibborn)

Publicola
Dear Mayor Murray: Don’t Blame the Press for Your Problems

Schmudget  
The House revenue plan shows how to make smart, long-term investments in communities 

Friday, April 14

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Associated Press
Seattle neglected to collect $3.4 million housing payment 
Inslee reissues ban on non-essential state travel to NC 
US: Nuclear waste mislabeled at Washington state site 
Highway near Oso reopens after slow-moving landslide

Aberdeen Daily World  
Aberdeen mayor, GGHI CEO travel to China to promote the Harbor

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)  
Inspection finds Energy Northwest mistakes, agency still barred from waste shipment 

Bothell Reporter 
Local legislator’s distracted driving bill nears final approval (Farrell)

The Daily News 
St. John Medical Center’s MRSA infection rate for 2016 highest in state

Everett Herald (subscription required)  
State House OKs bill for car tab credits
Sound Transit whole-parcel boundary issue headed to Senate
WSU in Everett launches in-demand data analysis program
Service chiefs call out Congress for ‘professional malpractice’

Kirkland Reporter 
King County Elections to host candidate workshops

News Tribune (subscription required)  
In Northeast Tacoma, residents want a buffer between themselves and heavy industry
Opinion: One doctor’s pain at Western State Hospital
Editorial: No one owns Bigfoot

New York Times 
Trump’s Threat on Health Payments: An Explainer
Trump Threatens Health Subsidies to Force Democrats to Bargain
Opinion: Can Trump Take Health Care Hostage?

Olympian (subscription required) 
Police will soon connect people to substance abuse, mental health services in Thurston County
Food Truck Lobby Day serves hundreds at the Capitol on Thursday
Trump has been easing Obama-era gun restrictions. You just may not have heard.
Inslee reissues ban on non-essential state travel to NC

Puget Sound Business Journal 
Editor’s Notebook: Arts education prepared me for my career
Opinion: 5G wireless bill would hurt public utility districts
Opinion: Washington should invest in a new 144-car ferry

Redmond Reporter 
Playing it SAFE around horses: Equine rescue organization moves to Redmond

Seattle Times (subscription required)  
Seattle neglected to collect $3.4M payment for affordable housing as two skyscrapers were built
FYI Guy: Will the last middle-class person leaving Seattle turn out the lights?
Measure would share $600M GET plan surplus with parents — but there’s a catch
Prison-oversight bill misses key legislative deadline in Olympia
In Washington, 193,000 students miss 18 days of school or more

Seattle Weekly  
There Are Now 750 People on Hunger Strike at the Northwest Detention Center

Spokesman Review  
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee restricts state employee travel to North Carolina again
Legislature tells state colleges to treat AP test scores the same when granting course credits
College loan information bill passes
Contractor mum on who approved illegal road bulldozed into South Hill bluff
State pot licensing employee working to open his own marijuana grow near Deer Park
Mary Anne Stuckart: As public schools improve, so does our democracy
Shawn Vestal: Public records law strong for everyone but lawmakers (Chopp, Nelson)
Editorial: Trump breathes new life into Ex-Im

Tri-City Herald  
Pilot bilingual educator recruitment program could still happen (Ortiz-Self)

USA Today 
Individual insurance plans at risk in more areas with Trump threats
Freedom Caucus leader Brat predicts health care passage within weeks

Vancouver Business Journal 
Former radio host launches Vancouver start-up
Kaiser Permanente, Providence Health & Services awards Free Clinic $20,000 grant
Port of Vancouver sets record mark for tonnage

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Protections welcome for victims of sexual assault 

Washington Post 
Trump’s threat prompts Democrats to play hardball over Obamacare payments

Broadcast

KING 5 TV (NBC)  
State House passes bill that would offer car-tab credits (Pellicciotti)
Lawmakers take action on ST3 split parcel problem
Major downtown Tacoma I-5 exit to close for construction

KIRO 7 TV (CBS)  
Time runs out on bill that would inform police and victims of felons’… 

KOMO 4 TV (ABC)  
Food Trucks lobby in Olympia, hope to serve up changes in state regulations
Worst flooding in decades wreaking havoc in northeastern Washington

KNKX FM  
Seattle Group Wants To Build Tiny Houses In Backyards For Homeless
Oregon Lawmakers Table Bill That Would Create Crime Of ‘Militia Terrorism’
Ready Or Not (For Kindergarten), Some Research Says, Enroll Anyway
Change In Police Deadly Force Law Falters, Fight Not Over  (Frockt)

KUOW FM  
Change In Police Deadly Force Law Falters, Fight Not Over  (Frockt)
Maps Show A Dramatic Rise In Health Insurance Coverage Under ACA
Bainbridge man grabs once-a-lifetime chance to speak out from within
Crackdown On Prohibited Gun Buyers Dies In Washington Senate (Hansen)
Trump Signs Law Giving States Option To Deny Funding For Planned Parenthood
Immigrants are paid $1 a day to work in Tacoma jail. That may be illegal

NW Public Radio 
Change In Police Deadly Force Law Falters, Fight Not Over (Frockt)
Crackdown On Prohibited Gun Buyers Dies In Washington Senate (Hansen)
U.S. Immigration Officials Continue To Monitor Hunger Strike At Tacoma Detention Center

Q13 TV (FOX)  
Detained Afghan family gets permanent U.S. resident status, to settle in Washington state

Web

Crosscut 
Lawyers to city: Hands off vehicles used as homes

Publicola  
City Retirement System Board to Reconsider Divesting from Fossil Fuels

Seattle P.I. 
Inslee renews North Carolina travel ban: ‘Continued discrimination’ is reason
Inslee tells Trump: Show ‘a drop of humanity’ and admit Syrian refugees

Slog 
Governor Jay Inslee renews North Carolina travel ban over new anti-LGBTQ policy
ICE: “We don’t have a hunger strike. We have people refusing meals.”

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