Thursday, Feb. 8


Associated Press
Seattle school bus officials, driver’s union plan mediation 
Airlines sue over new Washington state sick leave law 
AP count: Nearly 11.8M enroll for Obama health law in 2018 
Eastern Washington Univ. moving 3 degree programs to Spokane 

Auburn Reporter
Program before lawmakers could strengthen mental health crisis response (Lovick, Goodman, Frockt)
Inslee pushes back against offshore drilling in Washington

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Here’s why Washington’s marijuana industry is scrambling to keep pot on shelves 

Bothell Reporter
Bill to tax oil in pipelines advances in state Senate (Ranker, Hobbs)

Chewelah Independent
Gun control bills still active at session mid-point  (Kuderer, Dhingra, Van De Wege)

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Unionized county jail workers must be served hot meals
This is what climate change looks like in the state Senate

Island’s Weekly
San Juan County addiction recovery house may be funded

Issaquah-Sammamish Reporter
Bigfoot eludes state recognition yet again (Chase)

Journal of the San Juan Islands
San Juan County proposes to increase stormwater fee
3.1-magnitude earthquake hits San Juan Islands
Support state tourism bill | Letter

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Work to start this month on Bainbridge’s new Blakely Elementary

News Tribune (subscription required)
Pay to protect your credit information from ID thieves? Some lawmakers want to make it free (Mullet, Kuderer)

New York Times
Senate Leaders Reach Budget Deal to Raise Spending Over Two Years
Pelosi Held House Floor in Advocacy of ‘Dreamers’ for More Than 8 Hours
For Millennial Investors, a Harsh Lesson in Market Gyrations
Muhiyidin Moye, Black Lives Matter Activist, Is Shot and Killed in New Orleans

Renton Reporter
Op-ed: Carbon tax in Washington state versus B.C.

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Seattle to vacate misdemeanor marijuana convictions, dismiss charges
What’s in the well? Pediatrician probes ACEs and the biology and roots of toxic childhood stress
Ariana Kukors, former UW swimmer and world-record holder, says former coach sexually assaulted her
T-Mobile sued after hackers steal $20,000 in cryptocurrencies from Bellevue entrepreneur
Airlines sue Washington over paid sick leave law
Governor’s group on next Boeing jet hires consultant to analyze state’s competitive position
Opinion: Democracy dies without voting: Support bills that make it easier
Editorial: Legislators, don’t cave to in-home care union — reject bill that would increase DSHS costs

Seattle Weekly
Washington Plans to Resist Any Trump Administration Offshore Drilling

Skagit Valley Herald
State seeks comment on endangered, threatened wildlife

Spokesman Review
Down one colleague because of budget cuts, Spokane County District Court judges are picking up the slack
State asks expert: How competitive are we for landing new Boeing jetliner?
Washington House votes to ‘Ban the Box’ (Appleton, Riccelli, Sells)
Democrats, Republicans take different views of Trump offshore oil lease proposal 

Tri-City Herald
State bill would create task force to look at treating ill Hanford workers 

USA Today
EPA chief Scott Pruitt: Global warming may be a good thing
Senate leaders unveil sweeping budget deal; House may still reject it

Washington Post
Sweeping budget deal would add more than $500 billion in federal spending, end months of partisan wrangling
Nancy Pelosi’s filibuster-style speech tops eight hours in bid to force immigration votes
Analysis: The Health 202: Congress is poised to invest more dollars in the opioid crisis

Yakima Herald Republic
Bill hiding public employees’ birth dates from disclosure survives legislative cutoff (Kuderer)
Students living here illegally would be eligible for Washington state aid under new bill (Frockt)
Walla Walla earns national honors for connecting more kids to advanced learning
Editorial: Keeping eyes on road and not gadgets is now law


Needle Exchange Survey Shows Heroin Users Want Treatment, But Access Can Be A Challenge
Amid Seattle School Bus Strike, Employer Says It Will Meet With The Union And A Mediator
Port Extends Clean Air Compliance Deadline After Testimony From Short-Haul Truckers

College Republicans file suit against UW over planned rally
In The Fire-Prone West, Differing Views Of What Forest Health Really Means
Worthy Causes Pushing To Get Their Solo Drivers Into Carpool Lanes  (Clibborn, Hasegawa, Saldaña)
Washington House Considers State Campaign Finance Reform Bill (Billig)


Civic Skunkworks
Ignore Paul Ryan, This Is the Real Reason You’re Broke

Op-ed: Why Seattle is erasing misdemeanor marijuana convictions from people’s records