Associated Press

TB cases are on the rise in Washington, health officials say
Christening for new Washington state ferry
Pot banking bill getting little interest in DC

Bellingham Herald
Op-Ed:  Lytton: As 2014 legislative season ends, education funding remains key (Lytton, Morris)

In Our View: Feds Must Act on Hanford

The Daily News
Editorial: Drone bill language too broad, vague (Blake, Takko, Hatfield)

Everett Herald
144-car Tokitae will serve Mukilteo-Clinton route
Everett facing $12 million budget shortfall in 2015
Two-year colleges trending away from ‘community’ name
Ortiz-Self celebrates governor’s signing of ‘dream act’ (Ortiz-Self)

The Island Guardian
State Leaders Celebrate The First Of Three New 144-Car Ferries

Islands’ Sounder
Ranker speaks out against employment measures (Ranker)

News Tribune (subscription required)
Agencies don’t track cost of providing public records
Top officials: State ground crews need to cut noise from gas-powered leaf-blowers (Ranker)
Puget Sound Business Journal
Washington Legislature cuts money for Life Sciences Discovery Fund
State’s newest ferry, Tokitae, is christened at Seattle shipyard
Washington ports must collaborate or wither, says Port of Seattle CEO Tay Yoshitani

Seattle Times (subscription required)
$34 million saved in effort to cut needless emergency-room visits (Cody)
Hanford river area cleanup could get biggest budget cut
Gun campaigns prep for costly battle ahead of November vote
Editorial:  The loss of Supreme Court justice Jim Johnson’s lonely, conservative voice
Guest Opinion: How visits to families with young children helps law enforcement

Snoqualmie Valley Record

DNA clears man arrested in North Bend stabbing, sex assault

Spokesman Review
Oil trains carrying volatile Bakken crude have local officials preparing for the worst
Communication among ERs result in lower costs
Sen. Patty Murray backs campus anti-harassment bill
Hemp could be noxious weed, some farmers worry
New headquarters at Fairchild opens with fanfare
Serial killer Yates firmly on death row despite sentencing error
Editorial: R&D credit helps state attract, grow businesses

Tri-City Herald
Our Voice: Legislature should rewrite seriously flawed drone bill

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: State lawmakers miss target when attacking drones

Yakima Herald Republic
Editorial: State, feds fall short on pot laws
Editorial: Legislators disagree, dawdle and defer key decisions



New gun initiative battle brewing in Washington

Cyber hackers now targeting social workers

Washington Health Exchange Banking On A Big March Surge In Enrollments
NBA — Not NHL — First For Seattle’s Proposed Arena Project
Feds OK Snohomish County PUD’s Tidal Power Project In Admiralty Inlet

Seattle To Let Pedestrians Walk More Slowly
Washington Reports An ‘Unprecedented’ Drop In Medicaid ER Visits (KIRO FM)
Supporters of new gun background check come out firing in campaign launch
Despite legal pot, clean urine still needed for some employers
Taxes, tabs, and tolls: Are you ready for a tsunami of taxes coming down on us?

Q13 TV (FOX)
Sawant’s compromise on $15 minimum wage makes deal more likely



HDC Advance
Boosting opportunity for high-school grads (Hansen)
Two bird stone… could a carbon tax help solve our education funding problems? (Fitzgibbon)
There are plenty of awful editorial boards (drones, McCleary, transportation revenue)

Fizz: The current citywide conversation

Another Year, Another Drone Bill Dead?
This Week in Minimum Wage News

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