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Monday, Jan 26

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Associated Press
Navy wants to increase use of sonar-emitting buoys
Washington granted REAL ID deadline extension
Deal would allow more gambling machines at Washington state tribal casinos

Bainbridge Island Review
WSF reports increase in travelers in 2014

Ballard News Tribune
Kohl-Welles aims to ease regulation on cannabis health and beauty aid products (Kohl-Welles)

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Thousands of environmentalists’ comments on BP Cherry Point dock marked as ‘malicious spam’
Op-Ed: The two parties don’t have to disagree on everything

Bothell Reporter
Carbon emissions reduction plan could generate funds for education, transportation
Paying for schools not only job of the Legislature | Editorial
Washington State Attorney General seeks to outlaw malicious ticket bots (Kohl-Welles, Van De Wege)

Central Kitsap Reporter
Op-Ed: Angel: Ensuring the continued prosperity of ports

Columbian
Choice Act funds boost local VA

Courier Herald
Washington State Transportation Commission releases final transportation plan 2035

The Daily News
Capitol Dispatch: Legislators wrangle with hunting, pot, ‘micro housing’ (Blake, Hatfield)
Deal would allow more gambling machines at tribal casinos

Daily Sun News
Bill would set aside money to clean up private property (Blake)

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Inslee to area lawmakers: Step up for transportation package (Peterson, Liias)
Is the price tag for a new U.S. 2 trestle too big? (Sells)
State’s wolf population rising
Editorial: Getting officials on same path

Federal Way Mirror
Sound Transit receives $1.3 billion loan that could benefit Federal Way projects
Federal Way senator proposes new bill to increase smoking age from 18 to 21 (Orwall)

Kirkland Reporter
Carbon emissions reduction plan could generate funds for education, transportation
Springer, Goodman to hold telephone town hall meeting (Springer, Goodman)
Washington State Attorney General seeks to outlaw malicious ticket bots (Kohl-Welles, Van De Wege)
Editorial: Paying for schools not only job of the Legislature

Journal of the San Juan Islands
State laws protecting aquatic species a national model

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Junuary: Record high temperatures across Washington

News Tribune (subscription required)
New drone rules proposed to limit warrantless surveillance
After 2-year fight, Tacoma releases records confirming huge fee hikes by broadcasters
Tribal-state deal would put gambling expansion on autopilot
Lawmaker wants state to follow Seattle’s lead on rape-kit testing (Orwall)

Olympian (subscription required)
Editorial: Pay for rank-and-file state workers needs to go up (Hunter, Nelson)
Fee on Gorge events proposed to pay for emergency services
Lawmaker wants state to follow Seattle’s lead on rape-kit testing (Orwall)
Tribal-state deal would put gambling expansion on autopilot
Opinion: Acting on climate change buys us insurance

Peninsula Daily News
Jefferson County commissioners anticipate large, active turnout for pot business moratorium hearing today
EYE ON OLYMPIA: Bill from state Rep. Van De Wege takes aim at ‘ticket bots’ (Van De Wege, Hargrove, Tharinger)

Puget Sound Business Journal
Boeing to build 900 jetliners yearly by 2020, 91 percent in Washington state
Survey: Washington health exchange experience overall positive but customer service needs work
Washington’s Boeing 777X tax breaks win national award despite continued controversy

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Bill would further limit restraint, seclusion of special-ed students (Pollett)
Mascots, pot reform, political retirees: your politics week in review
Guess who’s discovered income inequality
Obama proposal to tax college accounts worries GET director
San Juan pot farmers face fear, loathing and property values
In school discipline, intervention may work better than punishment
Time for health-care exchange customers to settle up taxes
Proposal would improve disclosure of legislators’ finances
Editorial: Voter initiatives need to include funding balance (Pedersen)
Editorial: Washington students need better laws at federal and state level

Seattle Weekly
One Night Count Finds 21 Percent Increase In People Living without Shelter

Skagit Valley Herald
Rep. Lytton gathers stakeholders in Skagit water talks (Lytton)

Spokesman Review
Spin Control: Hearing on marijuana laws takes on mainstream feel
Editorial: Support for schools assures better communities

Tri-City Herald
Proposed state bill looks to help dock owners along Columbia River

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial – Prepaid postage for ballots too costly for state
Editorial – Double-digit pay raise for state lawmakers is too much

Yakima Herald Republic
Yakima’s pot-testing lab takes its work seriously
Editorial: Protesters go rogue and undermine messages

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KIRO 7 TV (CBS)
Legal pot sales up whopping 74 percent

KPLU FM
One Night Count Shows Rising Homelessness In King County

KUOW FM
A Republican And A Democrat Walk Into A Bar To Talk Climate Change (Ranker)
U.S. Once Had Universal Child Care, But Rebuilding It Won’t Be Easy

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
Washington lawmaker pushes even stronger DUI laws (Frockt)

NW Public Radio
Northwest States Track Bird Flu Cases, While Chicken Industry Feels Plucked

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Crosscut
State vs. spying: Bill aims to limit drones’ information gathering (Morris)

HDC Advance
Fixing a broken mental health system (Walkinshaw)

Horsesass.org
Bipartisanship is a Process

Publicola
Friday LIKES & DISLIKES: Why Don’t Republicans Support Light Rail? (Pettigrew, Habib)
Afternoon Jolt: Mr. Tutta Bella Goes to DC and Transit Voters aren’t Just in Seattle Anymore

SDC Hopper
Cleveland, Senn sponsor Equal Pay Opportunity Act (Senn, Cleveland)

Slog
WSDOT Says if This Bertha Contractor Walks Out, We’ll Get Another One
One-Night Count Shows 21 Percent Increase in Homelessness in King County

Washington State Wire
The Green Sheet for Jan. 26 – ANWR, Cap-and-Trade and Much More (Hunter, Morris)