Thursday, August 21


Aberdeen Daily World
Hospital district commissioners sworn in; first meeting Aug. 28
Twin Harbor jobless rates drop; Grays Harbor still among highest

Associated Press
Washington allowing sheep rancher to kill wolves
State congressional delegation urges individual aid for wildfire victims
Feds order reinstatement of Hanford whistle-blower
Panel votes on limiting free meals for lawmakers
Obama weighs broader move on legal immigration
Some Fed officials want to slow economic help soon

Bellingham Herald
(subscription required)
Bellingham’s third pot store has quiet opening Wednesday
Our Voice: State pension ruling probably benefits everyone

Bothell Reporter
Metro will use a federal grant to test battery-powered, zero-emission buses
First retail sales taxes on recreational marijuana due Aug. 25

Panel votes on limiting free meals for lawmakers (Hansen, Pedersen)
Editorial: In Our View: Acidification Harms Oceans

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Davis: Court gets it right in pension rulings
Op-ed: Raise will hurt those it’s intended to help  (Minimum wage)
Editorial: Legislative Ethics Board: What a free dinner buys you

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Transportation secretary: ‘We are looking to increase reliability’ on ferries

News Tribune (subscription required)
With funds for physician training set to expire, rural doctor shortage persists

Olympian (subscription required)
Editorial: State pension ruling probably benefits everyone

Recreational marijuana in Washington: High prices, pot shortages dog new industry

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Mental-health official resigns after scrutiny of patients’ release
Franchise association blasts Seattle minimum wage law in radio ad
State Attorney General outlines argument in case that could make or break pot law
Our dismal primary turnout: 31 percent
Guest Opinion: Students should not have been expelled for marijuana at Bishop Blanchet High School

Sno Valley Star
Failing-school letters mailed to parents

Spokesman Review
Sen. Murray, pushing funds for residencies, sidesteps Spokane medical school flap
Proposal for one-person train crews criticized
Lethal force authorized for wolves preying on Stevens County sheep
Recreation areas reopen to public after wildfires
Editorial: Softer side of police work can help avoid confrontations

Voice of the Valley
Construction of two warehouses to house Marijuana

Yakima Herald Republic
Lawmakers turn up the heat on troubled state ferry system (Hansen, Seaquist, Rolfes)
USDA chief: Soaring firefighting costs call for new funding system


Feds hit Hanford contractor for whistleblower retaliation
A candid look at police officer body cameras

Family doctor shortage expected to grow worse

Neighbors worry Bainbridge Island construction will hurt wildlife (Video)

Cantwell Takes Aim At Gender Gap In Access To Business Loans

Why Washington Is Changing How Women Labor To Avoid C-Sections

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
Interim Washington State Ferries director fires back at criticism
‘Business is good’ for Seattle’s black market pot dealers

NW Public Radio
Major Parties Oppose Oregon’s Top Two Primary Ballot Measure
Amid Legal Pot, The Search Continues For Illegal Grows
Rising Costs of Wildfires

Q13 TV (FOX)
Parents, students confront Seattle school leaders over sexual assault case
Mining company sues Navy, state in bid to build large pier over Hood Canal
Seattle Police Dept. misses key federal reform deadline


HDC Advance
Get your free outdoors fix on August 25

Microsoft Quits “Stand Your Ground” Lobbying Group ALEC

Seattle P.I.
Oh boy: Parts of SR-99 to close for 4 days

People Who Live Near Fixed-Rail Transit Are Happier
Uber Hires a Big Shot, Starts Delivering Goods—Are They Trying to Take Over the World?