Friday, Apr. 13


Associated Press
Radioactive sludge barrel ruptures at Idaho nuclear site
Popular national parks to raise fees to $35, not $70 
Correction: SmallBiz-Small Talk-Internet Sales Tax story 
County sides with Millennium in coal terminal suit 
Whatcom County joins legal battle against opioid companies 
$1 million federal grant will help study of transgender kids 
IRS head sees huge task ahead to administer new tax law
Officials OK cut in sport chinook harvest off Washington

Aberdeen Daily World
Low predicted salmon returns lead to shortened season, smaller chinook quota
Wishkah superintendent placed on paid leave

Bainbridge Island Review
From both sides, islanders face complexities of gun violence

Bothell Reporter
Law enforcement, doctors, and Kathy Lambert talk opioids in Fall City
Infusion of federal money boosts the second Swift bus route

Clark County to end pursuit of $114,042 in delinquent taxes
Conceptual plans filed with Spokane County for Amazon-like warehouse near airport

The Daily News
County sides with Millennium in coal suit, cancels health study
Letters: Out of control

Everett Herald (subscription required)
WaPo: GOP lawmaker shocked by cost of tax bill he voted for
She helped traumatized people get through two big tragedies (McCoy)
Editorial: Help direct Everett’s city council districts plan 

The Inlander
Spokane police shot more people in 2017 than they have in decades; almost half were Native

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Fish and Wildlife proposes to list Island Marble Butterfly under Endangered Species Act
Tax concerns | Letter
Powers of play with Special Pal Program | Letter
Rock Island reminds customers county-wide communications outage is tonight, April 12

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Ferries’ effort to throttle back to save fuel delays Bremerton run
Op-ed: Legislators stepped over our initiative system

New York Times
Judge Sides With Local Government on Immigration
Mattis Tries to Put Brakes on Possible Strike, to ‘Keep This From Escalating’
In Reversal, Trump Weighs Rejoining Pacific Trade Pact
Scooter Libby Is Expected to Get Pardon From Trump
Trump’s Lawyer Seeks to Shield Files From Prosecutors

Olympian (subscription required)
The number of homeless students in Washington is at an all-time high

Puget Sound Business Journal
Donald Trump creates task force to scrutinize postal service
Victims of Bernard Madoff’s ponzi scheme to receive millions more in compensation
Trump weighs rejoining accord with Pacific Rim in about-face
Observations: Seattle’s recent legal defeats are a result of indefensibly bad ideas

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Comey compares Trump to mob boss, Trump cries “slime ball”
Family of man killed by police while holding cellphone files federal suit against Lakewood
FYI Guy: Seattle taxes ranked most unfair in Washington — a state among the harshest on the poor nationwide
Podcast: Reporter David Gutman on Seattle streetcar overruns and a plan to toll downtown streets
Divided Supreme Court upholds death sentence for man who killed Kirkland family in 2006
Layoffs, resignations hit SeattlePI.com. Here’s why the newsroom is shrinking
Guest essay: When will we stop teaching kids to memorize math?
Editorial: A major victory in fight to end sex trafficking
Opinion: How can we remain indifferent to the suffering in Syria?

Seattle Weekly
Washington Supreme Court Upholds Death Penalty Conviction

Spokesman Review
WSU launches two-year program for students with autism, Down syndrome

Washington Post
Trump signals a more deliberate approach on Syria, reviews options for possible attack
The surprisingly serious U.S. flirtation with rejoining TPP
Editorial: Trump’s compassion for Syrians stops at U.S. shores

Yakima Herald Republic
Public outcry douses massive fee increases for national parks
Program focuses on the return of wolves
Editorial: Our nation is nearing taxing time … but wait


Tacoma lays out affordable-housing strategy
Rainier quakes trigger new early warning system
Sequim parents take school security into their own hands
Trump amps up Amazon fight with an executive order

Homeless student population hits all time high in Washington
Have you talked with your doctor about gun control?

Russia threatens to cut off crucial titanium exports to Boeing

Inside The Experiment That Is Tacoma’s First Legal Tent City

NW Public Radio
Washington Supreme Court Upholds Conviction And Death Sentence For Quadruple Murderer
Can This ‘Gunshot Detector’ Developed In Richland Help Save Lives?

Q13 TV (FOX)
Washington students to learn cyber skills to protect against online predators, sexting
Trump orders Postal Service review after attacking Amazon


In a concrete jungle, one architect pushes for ‘plywood for giants’

Five essential truths about our state tax code

There Is Now a Homeless Student for Nearly Every Washington Classroom
Senators Call for FCC to Investigate Sinclair Broadcasting
Op-ed: Fix the Tax Code